Note that the Columbus Clippers’ game was postponed due to rain and the Lake County Captains’ game was suspended in the top of the fourth inning. Of note on the transaction wire, Bobby Bradley was “sent” to the Mahoning Valley roster on Sunday after being replaced at first base with two outs left in the fifth inning on Saturday. It is not a demotion and instead the Indians are making room on the Lake County roster while they evaluate him for a possible injury.
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D.J. Brown (RP, Lynchburg): W (1-0), 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO. Though Brown technically was the relief pitcher on Sunday, the right-hander pitched a starting pitcher’s load and truly impressed. This outing more than doubled Brown’s strikeout total on the season and gives him 11 in 12.0 innings, a strong rate when combined with allowing only three walks. Brown started a good number of games in High-A last year and if his increase in strikeouts is real, he could be a new pitcher in 2015. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 20, 2015