Brown debuts, AZL Indians win
GOODYEAR - Minnesota native Mitch Brown was on the bump for his first professional start on Monday night with his two sisters in attendance, and the Indians won 6-3 over the Reds.
Brown showed sharp stuff last night displaying his entire four pitch repertoire; a fastball that sat around 91 MPH topping out at 93, a changeup at 83, a breaking ball between 74-77 and a slider. Brown threw 24 pitches (16 strikes, 8 balls) and gave up three runs, just one earned, in his two inning pro debut. His secondary stuff was really impressive. In fact, Brown is really impressive—he’s a very mature kid and has poise on the mound.
In the first inning the home plate umpire blew a call as the Reds Wilfrel Estevez popped a sac fly to right fielder Josh McAdams. McAdams threw a rope to home to get the Reds Argenis Aldazoro; however, the umpire missed the call (and manager Anthony Medrano came out to voice his opinion—a rarity for managers to complain to umps in this league)....
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