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The AZL/DSL Rookie Report

The AZL/DSL Rookie Report
July 29, 2011
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Arizona League Indians Report

Record: 15-14, Tied for 1st Place in the AZL Central
Last Six Games: (3-3)
Team Hitting: .279, 7th out of 13 teams
Team Pitching: 3.93, 2nd out of 13 teams

Game Recaps

Wed., July 20 - L Braves 4-5 (Rafael Homblert 0-3)
Jake Sisco got the start and had his longest outing of the season throwing 4 innings. He gave up 4 hits, 1 earned run, walked none, and struck out 4. CF Erik Gonzalez paced the offense going 2/4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI.

Thurs., July 21 - W Cubs 7-4 (Manuel Carmona 2-0)
Elvis Araujo gave up 4 runs in the first two innings of the game, but then he settled down by shutting the Cubs out over the next 4 innings. Carmona got the win in 1 inning of relief while Moisses Ramirez got the 2 inning save. SS Jorge Martinez was 1/5 with a home run and 2 RBI and 3B Robel Garcia was 2/4 with a home run and 2 RBI as well. CF Luigi Rodriguez and C Charlie Valerio each had 3 hits and an RBI in the win.

Fri., July 22 - W Angels 7-4 (Josh McKeon 1-0)
Anthony Reyes made his first appearance of 2011 by starting the game and throwing 1 inning. 2010 draft pick Robbie Aviles threw 2 innings in relief also as the Indians used 7 different pitchers. RF Juan Romero was 2/4 with a home and 2 RBI and LF Hunter Jones was 2/3 with 2 RBI also. For the 2nd game in a row Luigi Rodriguez and Charlie Valerio had 3 hit games to pace the Indians.

Sat., July 23 - OFF

Sun., July 24 - W Cubs 10-2 (Luis DeJesus 2-1)
Luis DeJesus threw 5 innings without allowing an earned run as the Indians beat the Cubs for the second time in 4 days. Luigi Rodriguez continued his hot streak going 2/5 with a home run and 2 RBI. 2B Jose Ramirez got his first home run of the season going 3/5 with 2 RBI.

Mon., July 25 - L Royals 7-8 (Jake Sisco 0-2)
Jake Sisco gave up 4 runs in 2.1 innings as the Indians pitching staff gave up its most runs in a week. 1B Leornardo Castillo was 2/5 with an RBI and RF Hunter Jones was 2/3 with an RBI.

Tues., July 26 - L Padres 1-2 (Xavier De Los Santos 1-1)
Robbie Aviles started for the Indians throwing 2 shutout innings and rest of the bullpen did their job, but the offense only scored one run as the AZL Tribe lost their 2nd game in a row. 2B Jose Ramirez was 3/4 with a run scored, as he had all 3 of the Indians hits for the game.

Notes

Luigi Rodriguez (OF) - Rodriguez was 11/29 (.379) for the week with a home run and 3 RBI. That .379 clip for the week actually lowered his season batting average to .383 - 5th in the AZL.

Jose Ramirez (2B) - Went 7/18 (.389) for the week with a home run and 2 RBI.

Robel Garcia (3B) - Garcia was 7/23 (.304) for the week with a home run and 4 RBI for the week.

Anthony Reyes (SP) - Just nice to see the 29 year old Reyes make his first appearance of 2011.

Abelsario Guerrero (P) - 2011 36th round pick out of Galveston College made his professional debut on 7/24 allowing a run on 2 walks in one inning.

Transactions

7/21 - Drew Rucinski assigned to Mahoning Valley
7/21 - Abelsario Guerrero assigned to AZL Indians
7/22 - Felix Sterling assigned to Lake County

Dominican Summer League Indians Report

Record: 19-28, -11.5 games back in the BC North Division
Last Five Games: (0-5)
Team Hitting: .208, Tied for last of the 33 teams
Team Pitching: 3.47, 16th out of 33 teams

Game Recaps

Weds., July 20 - L Royals 3-4 (Jose Zapata 1-1)
Breily Puerta threwing 5 solid innings with 8 strikeouts, but the bullpen let him down as Jose Zapata allowed 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning. 3B Juan Herrera was 2/3 with 2 RBI and C Yunior De La Cruz had 2 hits.

Thurs., July 21 - L Cardinals 3-9 (Alexis Paredes 1-4)
Anderson Polanco threw 5 shutout innings with 7 strikeouts, but Alexis Paredes gave up 6 earned runs in 2.1 innings of relief to earn the loss. The Indians got all 3 of their runs in the 9th inning as Kevin Calderon had a pinch hit 2 run double to lead the offense.

Fri., July 22 - L Pirates 3-8 (Eliezer Sanchez 0-2)
Sanchez gave up 3 earned runs in 5 innings of work as the Indians lost again. CF Victor DeJesus was 2/4 with a RBI.

Sat., July 23 - OFF

Sun., July 24 - Rain Out

Mon., July 25 - Game 1 L Rays 0-3 (Yeiker Lovera 3-2) 7 innings
Yeiker Lovera gave up 3 runs in 5 innings of work while striking out 6, but he got no help as the offense only had 3 hits in game one of the doubleheader. SS Juan Herrera was 2/3 with a double.

Mon., July 25 - Game 2 L Rays 2-6 (Estevenson Encarnacion 4-2) 7 innings
Jeffry Cleto started the game and threw 5 scoreless innings, but once again the offense could not come through for the Indians. Encarnacion did not record an out as he walked both batters he faced and they both came around to score. SS Juan Herrera was 2/3 with his first home run of the season.

Notes

Juan Herrera (SS/3B) - Herrera was 8/17 (.471) with a home run and 4 RBI. The Indians offense only scored 11 runs over the 5 games this past week.

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