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Minor League Report: Tuesday 7/28

July 28, 2009
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(Courtesy of the Indians and through Monday 7/27)


· The Carolina League announced that LHP ERIC BERGER was named the Pitcher of the Week for July 20-26. Berger went six scoreless innings on July 25 vs. Wilmington (his only game of the week)…He gave up just three hits, walked two and fanned a season-high 11 batters but wasn’t a factor in the decision…His 2.29ERA on the year is the second lowest in the league (106.1IP, 85H, 33R/27ER, 45BB, 98K)

· The Harrisburg Senators and the City of Harrisburg announced today that the 2010 Eastern League All-Star Game will be held at Metro Bank Park on July 14, 2010…This is the first time the Eastern League All-Star will be on City Island since 1988.

· RHP FAUSTO CARMONA went 7.0 innings (107/71 strikes) last night in Columbus’ 3-2 loss in Pawtucket…Carmona has gone at least seven innings in each of his last four starts (five of last six)…He is now a combined 3-3 w/a 2.73ERA in 7 minor league starts since being sent down on June 5 (46.1IP, 37H, 14/RER, 7BB, 39K, .215Bavg).

· INF LONNIE CHISENHALL hasn’t gone hitless in three straight games all year and has only gone hitless in back-to-back games four times.


West Division/International League Streak: L2
Overall: 44-56 (.440) – 4th, 13.5GB Last 10: 6-4

News & Notes: INF ANDY MARTE has hit a home run in six of the last 10 games, hitting 7HR total…Marte has 24RBI in July, leading the IL…Last month (June), Marte drove in 22RBI marking the first Clipper to have back-to-back 20+RBI months since Mitch Jones in 2006…OF JORDAN BROWN is hitting .390 (23-59) in July, raising his average to .335 (110-328), 2nd in the IL…His 110 hits are tied for the most in the league and his 28 2B are 2nd...Marte has the best slug % (.599), is 2nd in HR (18), RBI (66) and total bases (178), and his .330 average is 3rd…OF TREVOR CROWE has 4 hits over his last 2 games, including 5 walks…Since being sent to Columbus on June 23 he is hitting .343 (35-102) w/17RS, 7 2B, 1HR & 12RBI in 25 games…LHP RAFAEL PEREZ is 1-0 w/3SVs in 16.2 scoreless innings (16G, 15H, 4BB, 18K) while RHP JENSEN LEWIS has tossed 15.2 scoreless innings (10G, 10H, 5BB, 24K).

Probable Rotation: RHP Hector Rondon @ LHV, LHP Chuck Lofgren @ LHV, RHP Ken Ray @ LHV


Southern Division/Eastern League Streak: L2
Overall: 61-41 (.598) –1st, 3.0 GA Last 10: 5-5

News & Notes: CA CARLOS SANTANA has hit a home run in each of his last three games (5-8, 3HR, 5RBI, 3R)…On the year he has an on-base % of .398 w/19 2B, 18HR & 68RBI in 92 games…He is T2nd in the EL in RBI, 3rd in HR, 4th in OPS (.925), 1st in walks (63) & T3rd in runs (63)…OF JOHN DRENNEN ended his eight-game hitting streak by gong 0-for-3 on Sunday…He was12-for-31 with HR, 4RBI and 3R…INF/OF MATT McBRIDE is 0-for-18 over his last four games…OF NICK WEGLARZ is second in the EL with 60BB (has just 62K)…OF JOSE CONSTANZA is tied with Santana for 3rd with 63R…He also has 6 3B on the year, tied for second…LHP RYAN EDELL hasn’t allowed more than 3ER in any of his last 9 games (50.2IP, 46H, 15ER, 50K)…RHP ZACH PUTNAM hasn’t allowed an ER in each of his last 4G (8.0IP, 7H, 2BB, 8K)

Probable Rotation: RHP Jeanmar Gomez vs. ERI, TBD vs. ERI, RHP Josh Tomlin vs. ERI, RHP Bobby Livingston @ BIN


Southern Division/Carolina League Streak: L2
2nd Half Overall: 11-19 (.367) – 4th, 6.5 GB Last 10: 3-7
1st Half Overall: 27-41 (.397) – 3rd, 11.0 GB

News & Notes: INF LONNIE CHISENHALL’s 69RBI on the year are second most in the CL, while he’s third in hits (98), T2nd in HR (16) and T7th in 2B (23)…Chisenhall has 5RBI over his last three games and 9RBI over his last eight games…OF LUCAS MONTERO’s seven triples on the year are third most in the CL and his 29SB are tied for fourth in the league…He has hit in five-straight going 7-for-19 with 5RBI…OF RYAN BLAIR is hitting .078 (4-for-51) over his last 16 games…INF RONALD RIVAS has hit safely in each of his last seven games (8-for-27) with 5RBI…LHP RUSSELL YOUNG has allowed two or fewer ER in eight of his last nine starts…He is 3-2 with a 2.18ERA in those nine starts (57.2IP, 54H, 14ER, 37K)…RHP PAOLO ESPINO is 2-0 w/a 0.64ERA over his last two starts (14.0IP, 6H, ER, BB, 14K)

Probable Rotation: RHP Mike McGuire @ WS, LHP Russell Young @ WS, LHP Eric Berger @ MYR, RHP Alexander Perez @ MYR


Northern Division/South Atlantic League
2nd Half Overall: 16-14 (.533) – 6th, 2.5 GB Streak: W4
1st Half Overall: 31-36 (.463) – 7th, 10.5 GB Last 10: 7-3

News & Notes: OF BO GREENWELL has a 12 game hitting streak batting .341 (15-44) with 3 2B, HR, 4RBI and 5RS… INF KAREXON SANCHEZ’s 51 walks are 4th most in the South Atlantic League and he has a .349 OBP… He has hit safely in the last seven games batting .269 (7-26) with a 2B, 3B, RBI, 3RS and 3BB… INF ADAM ABRAHAM is hitting .356 (21-59) from lefties opposed to .223 (42-188) against righties… OF DONNIE WEBB leads the league with 10 triples and T-5th/SAL with 27 SB… RHP STEVE SMITH has converted in 16-of-17 save opportunities and is T-5th/SAL for saves… He has a 2.11ERA with 48K in 38.1IP… He hasn’t allowed a run in the last 10 outings (12.0IP) allowing 6H with 13K… LHP T.J. HOUSE is 6th/SAL with a 2.71ERA yielding 93.0 innings and allowing 78H, 36R/28ER, 33BB with 74K… LHP FRANCISCO JIMENEZ has yet to allow a run as a member of the Captains appearing in three games and yielding 6.2 innings (2H, BB, 4K).

Probable Rotation: LHP T.J. House @ BG, RHP Danny Salazar @ BG, Off Day, RHP Trey Haley vs. KAN, LHP Chris Jones vs. KAN


Pickney Division/NY-Penn League Streak: W2
Overall: 22-15 (.595) –1st, 2.0 GA Last 10: 6-4

News & Notes: OF JORDAN HENRY leads the New York-Penn league with 29 walks and a .454OBP… He reached base in 28-of-32 games this season… At home he is hitting .400 (22-55) with 3 2B, 3RBI and 12RS… He is T-5th/NYP with 11 steals and is tied for 1st with 26 runs scored… CA CHUN-HSIU CHEN has hit a double in five consecutive games hitting .333 (7-21) with 5 2B, 3RBI and 3RS… INF BEN CARLSON is hitting .274 (20-73) against righties versus .071 (2-28) against lefties… 8th round pick RHP CORY BURNS has eight consecutive scoreless outings throwing 11.1IP and allowing 4H, 3BB with 12K… He hasn’t allowed a run at home appearing in seven games (10.1IP)… RHP MARTY POPHAM is 9th in the league with a 1.89ERA throwing 38.0 innings and allowing 32H, 12R/8ER, 6BB with 45K… He is tied for 1st in the league with 45 strikeouts… RHP CLAYTON COOK has thrown 4.0 or more innings in every start… He has a 3.15ERA yielding 34.1 innings and allowing 30H, 15R/12ER, 14BB and 34K.

Probable Rotation: RHP Brett Brach @ BAT, RHP Preston Guilmet @ AUB, RHP Marty Popham @ AUB


Arizona League
2nd Half: 0-1 (.000) – T-4th, 1.0 GB Streak: L1
1st Half: 13-14 (.481) – 2nd, 3.5 GB Last 10: 3-7

News & Notes: INF CHRIS KERSTEN has hit safely in the last eight games batting .469 (15-32) with 7 2B, 2HR, 5RBI, and 7RS… He is 4th in the Arizona League batting .367 (36-98; 3HR, 14RBI, 22RS)… INF JESUS BRITO is currently on a eight-game hitting streak batting .467 (14-30) with 3 2B, 3B, 6RBI and 10RS…He is 2nd/AZL with a .382 batting average and also leads the league with 39 hits, 32 runs scored, and seven triples… In the month of July, INF ARGENIS MARTINEZ is hitting .384 (28-73) with 4 2B, 2 3B, 7RBI and 9RS… He is currently 8th/AZL with a .347 average… INF ROBERTO PEREZ is 7th/AZL hitting .351 (26-74) with 8 2B, HR, 18RBI, 9BB and 12RS… In July, LHP DANIEL JIMENEZ is 3-0 with a 3.21ERA throwing 14.0 innings and allowing 11H, 5R/5ER, 5BB with 13K in four relief appearances… At home RHP JOSEPH COLON has a 1.04ERA throwing 8.2 innings and allowing 8H, 3R/ER, 2BB with 4K.

Probable Rotation: RHP Robert Bryson @ Dodgers, RHP Gregorio Rosario @ Rangers, Off Day, LHP Mike Rayl @ Angels.

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