Minor League Update: LaPorta Makes Successful DebutBuffalo took home the win last night against Syracuse. John Halama pitched 7.2 innings with 4 runs to get the win. Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-5 with a two run home run. Tony Graffanino who was signed a few weeks ago was activated for the Herd. He started at second and went 1-2 with a run scored. He'll be eased into playing time though. Michael Aubrey had three runs batted in as well.
Matt LaPorta made his much anticipated debut for the Aeros last night in the double header... Akron won the first game 3-0, LaPorta went 1-3. Scott Lewis threw six innings of shutout ball to pick up the win. Wyatt Toregas went deep for the one millionth time in the last week it seems like.
James Deters struggled in the second game and the offense failed to put up any runs. We got to see Chuck Lofgren make his return with 3 innings of one hit ball in relief. LaPorta went 2-3 in that game. So a 3-6 debut for Matt isn't bad at all.
Josh Judy improved to 8-0 out of the pen for the Captains as they defeated Hickory in their first game. Roman Pena homered in both games, but Lake County fell in the second game.
Studly pitcher J.D. Martin has been promoted to Buffalo.. He could be ready to show his stuff sooner than we thought.
Lastoria has a complete breakdown on the Trade, including quotes from Ross Atkins.