June 10, 2007

Akron Aeros 10, Portland Sea Dogs 4

A five-run fourth inning helped the Aeros pull away from the Sea Dogs the rest of the way and the inning was led by a homer from catcher Armando Camacaro, a Jordan Brown three run double and a Rodney Choy Foo RBI single.

Future big leaguers Asdrubal Cabrera and Brian Barton each contributed two hits. Jordan Brown also had a brief cup of coffee in the majors.

The same couldn’t be said for most of the pitching staff. Cliff Polite “started” the game on a rehab assignment. The Indians had signed the former White Sox reliever hoping to find one of those rehab deals on a former good player on a bargain. This one didn’t work out. He walked two, allowed a run and a hit and got just one out. He never pitched for the Indians or in the majors again.

Jensen Lewis was the only name on the pitching staff with a future, throwing a clean ninth.

Jeff Stevens, who came to the Indians in the Brandon Phillips deal also threw a perfect inning.

The name that stood out the most in this box score wasn’t a future MLB player, but a coach.

That was Armando Camacaro. Not only did he homer but he had a five RBI game with a two run double in the second and a two run single in the sixth.

Camacaro is going into his 11th year as an Indians coach and bullpen catcher. The Caracas, Venezuela native played with the Indians until 2009 so he’s been in the organization, so a total of 19 years being a Cleveland Indian and northeast Ohio resident.


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