Salazar, Adams Sharp For Class A Kinston
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Posted Mar 23, 2010


Right-handers Danny Salazar and Austin Adams allowed four hits over six combined innings to help Kinston to a 3-0 win over Lake County in a matchup of the Indians' two Class A farm clubs. Akron's Connor Graham struck out four over three innings to lead the Double-A team to a 4-2 win over Triple-A Columbus. Indians reliever Tony Sipp got in some work by throwing a scoreless inning for the Aeros.

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 Salazar averaged 89 mph on his 52 pitches over three innings, topping out at 92. He threw first-pitch strikes to 10 of 13 men, gave up four hits, one walk and fanned one.

Adams averaged 91 mph on 46 pitches over three innings with a top speed of 93. He fanned four, walked two and gave up one hit.

T.J. House gave up seven hits and three runs (two earned) over three innings to Kinston. He hit 91 on the gun and threw first-pitch strikes to 7 of 14 batters.

Marty Popham allowed four hits over three scoreless, walking one and fanning four. He showed his usual fine command, going 9-for-11 on first-pitch strikes and hit a top speed of 91.

All five pitchers used by Akron manager Joel Skinner hit at least 90 mph on the radar gun. Graham led the way at 93, throwing first-pitch strikes to six of 11 men faced. He gave up one hit and on run over three innings.

Chen-Chung Lee topped out at 92, threw first-pitch strikes to seven of eight batters and gave up one hit over two innings. Bryce Stowell was 5-for-6 on getting ahead, hit 91 on the gun, and allowed three hits and a run over one inning.

David Roberts was 7-for-11 on getting ahead, topped out at 90 mph and yielded two runs on two hits and three walks over three innings.

Ronald Rivas led the Akron offense, going 1-for-2 with two RBI. Matt Brown was 2-for-3, but made an error in right field.

Jerad Head led Columbus' offense by going 2-for-3. Stephen Head was 0-for-4 with one strikeout and an error in right.

Yohan Pino started for the Clippers and threw 58 pitches over four innings, yielding one unearned run, two hits and one walk. He went 9-for-16 on first-pitch strikes and topped out at 89 mph.

Josh Tomlin and Steven Wright each yielded one hit over two scoreless innings. Tomlin fanned three and walked two; Wright didn't have a walk or strikeout. Tomlin was 5-for-8 and Wright only 2-for-7 on first-pitch strikes.

On Sunday, the Indians and Reds farm teams played. Columbus won 6-5, Akron lost 11-4, Kinston lost 4-2, and Lake County won 7-6.

Right fielder Joel Torres went 3-for-3 with two RBI to lead Lake County. Matt Packer started and went 7-for-8 on first-pitch strikes, allowing one hit over two scoreless innings. Mike Rayl was 5-for-6, allowing one hit over two scoreless. Both Rayl and Packer topped out at 88 mph.

For Columbus, Josh Rodriguez, Stephen Head and Wes Hodges all had two hits and Jared Goedert a two-run double.

Scott Barnes started and fanned five over three innings, but gave up four hits and two runs. He topped out at 92 mph and was 9-for-13 on first-pitch strikes.

Scott Lewis allowed three hits over two scoreless with two strikeouts, going 4-for-8 on getting ahead.

Erik Stiller touched 91 on the gun and was 6-for-10 in getting ahead, but yielded four runs (three earned) over 1 2-3 innings. Jonathan Holt fanned three over 2 1-3 scoreless, yielding two hits. He was 7-for-10 on first-pitch strikes and hit 89 mph.

Lonnie Chisenhall was 2-for-2 with two walks and Roberto Perez 3-for-4 with a solo homer for Akron.

Travis Turek was the only one of six Aeros pitchers not to give up a run. He hit 94 on the gun, walked two and gave up a hit over 1 2-3 innings.

Ryan Miller was only 2-for-7 on first-pitch strikes with four walks over two-thirds of an inning. He allowed one hit and two runs, reaching a top speed of 87 mph.

Sung-Wei Tseng yielded five hits and five runs over 1 2-3 innings, Gary Campfield allowed two runs over 1 2-3 innings, Paulo Espino one run over 1 2-3 innings and Mike Pontius one run over one inning. Pontius topped out at 93 mph and threw first-pitch strikes to four of five men faced.

Jason Kipnis hit a solo homer for Kinston, which got only three hits.

T.J. McFarland allowed one hit over three innings, going 6-for-9 on first-pitch strikes. Mike McGuire hit 92 mph, but walked three and gave up three runs and three hits over one inning.



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