April 23, 2004

Down By Two Touchdowns

Here is the Indians Minor League Report for this week, for anyone who hopes the future will be an improvement over the present. After a dozen games or so, up-and-comers Grady Sizemore (.195 avg) and Jeremy Guthrie (1-1, 5.28 ERA) are off to slow starts at AAA Buffalo. On the up side Jhonny Peralta (.341 avg) is hot in AAA, and 3B Corey Smith (.309) and newly acquired Franklin Gutierrez (.333) are fast out of the gate in AA Akron. Stanford-bred C/DH Ryan Garko is kicking some A-ball butt at Kinston, hitting .429. On the mound, Kyle Denney (0.69 ERA) has been Buffalo's best starter so far, and Francisco Cruceta, Dan Dittler and Mariano Gomez have all pitched well for AA Akron.

Posted by dan at April 23, 2004 11:34 PM