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Game Recaps 4/28

April 29, 2008
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Lake County and Akron were off on Monday, but Kinston and Buffalo were in action.

Buffalo won 5-2, and were led by Adam Miller's four shutout innings where he allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four. Miller was not sharp as he needed 88 pitches to get through four innings, and because he was up to his 85 pitch count he was not brought back out for the 5th inning. OF Ben Francisco paced the offense going 3-for-4 with a HR and 2 RBI, and OF Jason Cooper chipped in going 3-for-4 with 2 doubles.

Kinston finally broke out offensively, winning 10-5. First baseman Beau Mills had a huge game, going 3-for-5 with 2 HR and 6 RBI, with the big blow being a 2nd inning grand slam home run. Utility man Jerad Head was 2-for-4 with a HR and 2 RBI, and OF Nick Weglarz was 2-for-5 with a 2B and RBI. Right-hander Hector Rondon struggled in his start, going only 3.2 innings and allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out two. Reliever Erik Stiller continues to be reliable and very effective out of the bullpen as he went two shutout innings and allowed only one hit and no walks while striking out two.

Two Kinston notes:

- Second baseman Adam Davis was replaced in the first inning after he came up lame running to second base. No word on his status, but a roster move could be forthcoming.

- Right-hander Joanniel Montero has joined the Kinston bullpen, and while the name of who he replaced his not been officially released, it most likely will be lefty Dan Cevette. Cevette is sidelined with yet another shoulder issue, although it is not known if it is his labrum again or his rotator cuff. Either way, it looks like Cevette's season may be done and that his career is at a crossroads.

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