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5.02.2010

Minor Issues: Jordan Brown is back, officially; Romero Traded

Nino Colla | Sunday, May 02, 2010 | | | | | | | | | | | | | Best Blogger Tips
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To make room for Joe Smith, the Clippers lose Steven Wright to Akron. Not sure what the corresponding move is at this time.

The Indians have also traded Niuman Romero to Boston for cash. Romero was on the "disabled list" in Columbus and hasn't been used at all this season

COLUMBUS

Jeanmar Gomez didn't need much, but the Clippers gave him all the run-support in the world in a 13-2 bashing of Syracuse.

Gomez pitched six innings and gave up two runs off six hits and three walks. He struck out two in his second victory of the season. Jeremy Sowers pitched a scoreless inning and Joe Smith made his Columbus debut, striking out two.

The story with the offense though was Jordan Brown, who made up for lost time by knocking in six runs on the night. So much for being eased into it. Brown only had two hits, one being a double, but he knocked in runs via the sacrifice fly and groundout, as well as the 2-run double and single.

Everyone in the Clippers lineup had a hit, with only Jason Donald and Jose Constanza getting just one. Donald however was on base four times thanks to three walks and he scored all four times and Constanza stole a base and scored twice. Carlos Santana knocked in a run and scored twice and Wes Hodges knocked in a pair. Chris Gimenez collected three hits and a RBI as did Micheal Brantley.

After that bashing the Clippers will be back at it again with Yohan Pino pitching.

AKRON

For three innings, Scott Barnes was good. Then something happened and it led to the Aeros eventual 11-5 loss to Binghamton.

Barnes fell to 0-3 on the season after going 5+ innings and giving up five earned (six total) runs off six hits and three walks. Barnes was cruising through the first three innings, facing the minimum until a  home run in the fourth and then a passed ball put him down 3-2. 


Justin Germano made it worse giving up three runs in his three innings of work and even Vinnie Pestano got tagged for a pair of runs.


The Aeros did get on the board in the first inning. Both Nick Weglarz and Beau Mills had two hit, two RBI games. Jared Goedert continues to be a run-producer this week by knocking in his team leading 17th RBI.

KINSTON

The fact that Kinston lost 5-1 doesn't matter here.

Starter Nick Hagadone went just one inning, not even completing it. He threw a lot of pitches and while he didn't reach his pitch limit (he is on a strict one still) he may have thrown too much in one inning for the Indians to chance it.

Hopefully that is the reason and not an injury as to why he was pulled after just recording two outs. Either way Hagadone gave up three runs off three walks and three hits. Ouch.

TJ McFarland did a good job settling things down, giving up one earned over the next six innings. The offense mustered just Doug Pickens and Karexon Sanchez hits and a Jason Kipnis sac-fly.

Alex White throws for the Indians on Sunday.

LAKE COUNTY

Despite out-hitting Great Lakes, the Captains fell 8-6 to the Loons on Saturday.

Adam Abraham hit a two-run shot and Jeremie Tice knocked in his 20th and 21st RBI of the season while Argenis Martinez walked three times and scored twice. Delvi Cid also stole two bases after reaching base with three hits, but it wasn't enough to overcome the shaky efforts from Danny Salazar and Chris Jones.

Each gave up four runs, Salazar pitching four innings, Jones three and both threw wild pitches, Salazar throwing two. Rob Bryson struck out a pair out of the pen.

The Captains will put in Austims Popaloppa for Sunday's game. Austin Adams starts, Marty Popham relieves.

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