LOCATION: Victory Field
FIRST PITCH: 7:05 PM ET
GAME #114 / Home #56: Iowa Cubs (52-63) vs. Indianapolis Indians (56-57)
PROBABLES: RHP Matt Swarmer (3-1, 2.55) vs. RHP Miguel Yajure (2-4, 6.85)
RADIO: FoxSportsIndy.com / Fox Sports 1260 / iHeart app
TV: MiLB TV / MyINDY-TV 23
ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Cal Mitchell cranked a three-run homer in the seventh inning, Mike Burrows delivered his best pitching performance in Triple-A with 5.0 scoreless innings, and the Indians held off the I-Cubs on Friday night, 3-2. With both teams scoreless at the stretch, Indy ambushed Blake Whitney and Wyatt Short for three runs as five consecutive batters reached. Diego Castillo singled to knock Whitney out of the game, and Travis Swaggerty greeted Short with a single of his own before Mitchell drilled a 2-0 offering over the right field wall for his seventh home run in Triple-A. The long ball brought Iowa within one run in the eighth against Noe Toribio, who retired the first two batters he faced. The righty then walked Darius Hill on four pitches ahead of a two-run blast off the bat of David Bote. Eric Hanhold surrendered a leadoff single in the ninth but induced a double play and game-ending groundout on consecutive pitches.
HOLDIN’ LEADS, HANDIN’ L’S: Indians closer Eric Hanhold slammed the door on the I-Cubs in the ninth to collect his fifth save – which is the most by any reliever in the International League in August – in five opportunities this month and earn his career-high tying eighth save this season. The last time the righty earned eight saves in a season was with Double-A Binghamton in 2018. In addition to his eighth save last night, he extended his dominant streak and now hasn’t been charged with an earned run over his last 12 appearances (13.1ip) with a 0.98 WHIP and .213 average against (10-for-47). Since Aug. 3 (1) he is working a 7.1-inning scoreless streak with just four baserunners allowed (0.55 WHIP) and a .125 average against (3-for-24). After being scored upon multiple times in three consecutive appearances from May 3-12, Hanhold is 8-for-9 in save opportunities with a 2.12 ERA (7er/29.2ip) in 25 appearances.
WE CALLED CAL: After going hitless on Thursday night and snapping his career-high 13-game hitting streak, Cal Mitchell responded in a big way last night, hitting the go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning. Along with his game-winning homer, Mitchell doubled and…