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Minor League Report 4/5!

Hello everyone,

Indians (MLB) - lost to the Oakland Athletics 6-1. 

Cabrera and Garko each have 2 hits, but the offense as a whole is not generating much.  Outside of a Hafner RBI 2B to score Cabrera in the 1st, they did not produce much.  Peralta was 0-4, while the bottom part of the order (Gutierrez, Blake, and Shoppach) went a combined 0-11 with 3 Ks.  Jason Michaels, batting in the 3rd spot today, drew the only walk, versus 10 Ks as a team for the Indians' offense.

Meanwhile, pitching-wise, Sabathia with another poor outing, and another poor outing in Oakland, as he's now a career 1-4 with a 7.12 ERA (lone win coming in July 2003):  5.1 IP/6 H/4 R/4 ER/4 BB/2 K/1 HR (solo to Ellis,) 1 HB (Sweeney); 61 S/46 B; 6 G/8 F (7.59 - in my opinion, the big question is, will the pressure of not resigning with the Indians and being up for FA affect him the whole year as he tries to "work" for a large contract?)

RHP Rafael Betancourt didn't pitch well today either, giving up 4 H and 2 runs (both earned) in 0.1 IP.  Conversely, Lewis went 0.2 scoreless and hitless IP and Kobayashi had a scoreless inning, though he gave up 2 hits.

Conversely, LHP Dana Eveland was stellar for the A's in his Oakland debut:  7.0 IP/6 H/1R/1 ER/1 BB/7 K; 62 S/39 B; 5 G/9 F (1.29 - put up a line one would expect from Sabathia.)

Indians vs. A's at 4:05 P.M. EDT - LHP Cliff Lee vs. RHP Joe Blanton.

AAA Buffalo - their game with Norfolk (BAL) postponed due to rain - no makeup date announced.

AA Akron - lost the suspended game from Thursday against Harrisburg (WAS) 8-5 in 10 innings - 1B Luis Jimenez hit a game-winning 3-run HR off RHP Timothy Burton.

The regularly scheduled game - lost to Harrisburg (WAS) 8-5 (again!) - 50 degrees, partly cloudy - 5 MPH wind out to LF:

SS Josh Rodriguez - 1-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (1-throw) (.125)
DH Michael Aubrey - 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB (.333)
3B Wes Hodges - 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI (.333 - 2-run shot the opposite way to right-center field.)
RF Ryan Goleski - 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K (.333 - back-to-back with Hodges.)
C Chris Gimenez - 1-2, 1 2B, 1 K (.286 - his 2B followed the back-to-back shots of Hodges and Goleski in the 3rd.)
2B Brandon Chaves - 1-2, 2 BB, 1 CS (1-2B) (.200)

LHP David Huff - 4.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR (2-run); 4 G/7 F (6.75 - a bit of a rough outing for his first AA start.)
RHP J.D. Martin - L (0-1) - 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (2-run,) 1 PO (2B); 2 G (9.00 - one mistake, but otherwise, not bad for his first healthy outing in a while, especially the K/IP rate.)
RHP Sung-Wei Tseng - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR (2-run); 3 G/2 F (9.00 - also struggled with the long ball in his AA debut.)

Harrisburg:

RHP Shairon Martis - 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR (2-run to Hodges & solo to Goleski,) 1 WP; 5 G/5 F (9.00)
RHP Jim Ed Warden - S (1) - 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K; 1 G/1 F (6.75 - 1s are wild for the former Indians' reliever, who nailed down the save today after blowing the one on Thursday.)

High-A Kinston - both the suspended game from Friday, April 4 and the regularly scheduled game on Saturday against Winston-Salem (CHW) have been rained out.  No makeup dates announced.

Low-A Lake County - lost to Lakewood (PHI) 7-6; 58 degrees, partly cloudy - wind in from RF at 12 MPH.

LF Lucas Montero - 1-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS (1-2B) (.462)
3B Jeff Hehr - 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K (.417)
DH Chris Nash - 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 2 K (.308)
RF Matt Brown - 2-4, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB (.364 - also threw out a runner at 3B.)
1B Dustin Realini - 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K (.250)
CF Adam White - 1-4, 1 R, 2 K (.333)

RHP Christopher Archer - 5.0 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K; 7 G/4 F (0.00 - very impressive 2008 debut for the 19-YO, 5th-Rd. 2006 pick out of Clayton HS, NC.  Had great stuff when he was drafted, but has had issues with command; today was a solid outing toward harnessing that stuff.)
RHP Garrison Campfield - (BS-1), 1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB; 1 F (36.00 - UGH!)
RHP Jonathan Holt - (BS-1, L 0-1), 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 HR (3-run); 2 F (40.50 - another UGH outing!)
RHP Kyle Landis - 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 K; 2 F; 0/2 IR scored (0.00 - only solid outing out of the bullpen today.)

Take care and have a great day!

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