Thursday, July 16, 2009
Triple-A All-Star Game
The International League held on to beat the Pacific Coast League, 6-5 in this 2009 Triple-A All-Star game. The game was close mostly throughout, till the IL jumped out to a 6-3 lead. In the bottom of the 9th, the PCL started a rally. Chad Huffman started the inning with a double off of Jim Miller. Fernando Cabrera entered the game with 1 out and a man on third, and started with an out that wouldn't allow the runner home. Then it got threatening as Esteban German sweet stroked a home run to make it a 1 run game. Cabrera responded and struck out Eric Young to save the game and give the IL the win. The Pirate news from this is, Erik Kratz from our own Triple-A Indianapolis, won the Top Star Award. He had an outstanding game, he went 2-2 with a double and a 2-run home run. He scored 2 runs and knocked in 3, including himself.