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Around The Farm: January 7, 2017

It was a quiet night for the Tribe org in the Caribbean, but Jesus Aguilar had a huge night at the plate and Gian Paul Gonzalez made a cameo appearance. We also catch up with some former Indians playing in the Australian League. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he takes you Around The Farm, both in the Caribbean and Down Under...

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians players throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues and Arizona Fall League. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.

NOTE:  One makeup game was played in the Dominican Winter League (LIDOM), but no current Indians played in it.

VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE (LVBP)

Jesus Aguilar (Bravos de Margarita, 1B) - 4-8, 1 RBI, 1 K - Despite grounding into two double plays and committing his second error of the postseason, Aguilar had a stellar night on Saturday as he helped the Bravos take a 3 games to 2 lead on the Cardenales de Lara in their best-of-seven first round series with a marathon 16-inning 2-1 win.  This four-hit effort increases his postseason batting average to .421 (8-for-19).

Elsewhere in the Venezuelan circuit, The Caribes de Anzoategui now lead the Tiburones de La Guaira 3 games to 2.

PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LBPRC)

Gian Paul Gonzalez (Gigantes de Carolina, backup C) - Gonzalez's second appearance of the postseason for the Gigantes, who now trail the Cangrejeros de Santurce 2 games to 1, did not see him make a plate appearance.

In the other semifinal series in Puerto Rico, The Indios de Mayaguez lead the Criollos de Caguas 2 games to 1.

EX-INDIANS IN THE AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE (ABL)

Loek Van Mil (Adelaide Bite - Game 1, RP) - L (0-2), BS (1), 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (unearned), 1 BB, 1 K - van Mil, who has a 0.61 ERA and 16:5 K:BB ratio, suffered his second loss and first blown save of the season due to a fielding miscue.  The one less than impressive number in his season stat line is his .276 opponents' batting average.

Ryan Battaglia (Brisbane Bandits, PH-backup DH) - 0-1, 1 BB, 1 K - This is actually an improvement over his Friday performance, when he struck out in his lone plate appearance, also as a pinch hitter.  This effort dropped his batting average to .167 and an 0-for-3 performance in a Sunday game already completed by press time dropped it further to .156.

ABL STANDINGS (Includes Sunday game except for Sydney and Perth)

Melbourne Aces - 21-7
Canberra Cavalry - 16-12
Adelaide Bite - 13-15
Brisbane Bandits - 12-16
Sydney Blue Sox - 11-16
Perth Heat 10-17


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