April 24, 2007

On the Farm

Catcher Ryan Doumit has been named International League Batter-of-the-week
for the week of April 16-22...In seven games, he hit .423 (11-fro-26) with two
home runs, 11 RBI and six runs scored; hitting a grand slam on April 17 at
Norfolk...Doumit currently leads the league with a .435 average and 15 RBI.

lost, 6-2, @home vs. Richmond (Braves)...Sean
Burnett (3-1) started and loser (4.1ip/8h/3r/3er/5bb/0so)...Yurendell
DeCaster (1B) was 2-for-4...Russ Johnson (3B) also had two hits...The
Indians host Norfolk (Orioles) tonight.

ALTOONA (6-7):
lost, 8-7, @home vs. Bowie (Orioles)...Yoslan Herrera
(0-1) was the starter and loser (5.0ip/10h/7r/7er/0bb/3so)...Andrew
McCutchen (CF) was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and four runs scored.
...Vic Buttler (LF) was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI...Randy Ruiz (DH)
was 3-for-5 with two doubles & two RBI...The Curve host Bowie again tonight.

won, 8-4, @Kinston (Indians)...Patrick Bresnehan
(1-0) won in relief of starter Kyle Bloom (5.0ip/4h/1r/1er/4bb/4so) and
Matt Swanson picked up his second save...Steve Pearce (1B) hit two home
runs (#4/#5) and had three RBI...Shelby Ford (2B) was 2-for-5 with a double...
Dan Schwartzbauer (SS) was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI...The
Hillcats play in Kinston again tonight.

HICKORY (7-7):
lost, 16-5, @West Virginia (Brewers)...Mike Crotta (0-1)
started and lost (4.0ip/10h/8r/5er/1bb/3so)...Francis Poni (C) hit a threerun
homer (#2)...Jim Negrych (2B) was 2-for-4 with an RBI...The Crawdads
play in West Virginia again tonight.
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