Hill tossed five innings, allowing three runs, two earned, and struck out five. He actually no-it Indy through four innings, though he did issue four walks on the day. The wheels came off a bit in the fifth after he allowed a solo shot to start the inning. Hill bounced back getting a fly ball and then a strikeout, but issued a walk to Hoy Park prior to facing ONeill Cruz, one of the top prospect in baseball. Cruz singled, and Travis Swaggerty followed with another single that was misplayed by Davis, allowing both Park and Cruz to score. Hill did punch out the final hitter of the inning to end his Hens debut respectably.
New outfielder Brendon Davis, acquired off of waivers from the Angels last week, had an RBI double to score Dane Myers in the sixth for the only Hens run on the night. Nolan Blackwood surrendered four runs in the seventh to put this one out of reach. The Indians took the series four games to two.
The Hens lost 5-2 on Friday as Chase Anderson surrendered four runs in his five innings of work, with five strikeouts but two home runs allowed. Dane Myers had two hits including a double to lead the offense on what was otherwise another quiet night with only six hits and two walks.
On Saturday, the Kody Clemens show took center stage as the Hens won 12-2. Clemens had three hits, including a pair of triples as the Hens scored six runs in the sixth, and four in the seventh to blow Indianapolis out. Jacob Robson, Josh Lester, and Jack Lopez each had two hits games in that one.