Adam Plutko Exacts Measure Of Revenge Against TinCaps
Only three games on the farm last night but one performance stood out more than the rest.
After winning the Midwest Leagues Pitcher of the Week Award two weeks ago the Fort Wayne TinCaps tuned Adam Plutko up for seven runs (all earned) in just four innings of work.
He allowed 11 base hits struck out two and did not issue a walk.
He didn’t have to wait long for his shot at redemption as faced them last night holding them to just two runs (one earned) in seven innings on just three hits adding seven strikeouts while only issuing one walk.
Plutko was drafted by the Tribe in the 11th round of the 2013 draft from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and is rated the 18th best prospect in the Indians organization by Baseball America.
On the season he has now made nine starts and is 2-1 with a 4.08 ERA (21ER/46.1IP) and has an impressive strikeout rate of 11.3 K/9 and a low walk rate of 2.1 BB/9.
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Tough night for the Clippers all around as they used fiver relievers (Scott Barnes, Blake Wood, CC Leee, Frank Herrman, and Mike Zagurski) to get through the game. The only bright spot on the evening was Elliot Johnson going 2 for 4.
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Gabriel Arias was solid delivering 5.2 innings allowing just two runs (one earned) on eight hits striking out five and walking none.
Catcher Alex Lavisky raised his average to .327 (16 for 49) by going 2 for 3.
Tyler Sturdevant delivered 0.2IP to lower his ERA to 1.45 (3ER/18.2IP)
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Claudio Bautista was 2 for 3 with his second home run .