Nick Swisher belted a bottom of the 10th inning walk-off grand slam to give the Indians a 5-3 victory over the Angels Thursday afternoon.
The grand salami was Swisher's only hit in five at-bats Thursday and just his fifth home run of the season. On a pretty surprising side note, Progressive Field has experienced more walk-off home runs in the majors, since its first game in 1994, with 74 after Swisher's walk-off shot. Just as surprising is that Oakland Colieseum, arguably the most pitcher-friendly park in baseball, is a distant second over that span with 56 walk-off home runs.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Bobby Parnell's velocity was up to 94-95 MPH in his rehab appearance on Thursday.
Parnell conceded eight runs in his first 6 1/3 rehab innings. He's been lights out lately, with his velocity trending in the right direction. He's on the road to recovery from Tommy John, and it often takes pitchers time before their velocity, control and feel return. Parnell's velocity had dropped substantially before the UCL tear was announced last season, so it's a nice sign that he's throwing hard once again. Analysis: Spencer Silva