Black & Lindblom at Triple-A; Perkins, Plawecki & Wittgren all move up.
Played for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... named to the league's all-star game, pitching one scoreless inning with a strikeout ... appeared in a team-high 17 games, all out of the bullpen ... posted a team-best four wins, going 4-1 with two saves ... pitched 38.1 innings with a 4.46 ERA and a team-leading 47 strikeouts.
SOPHOMORE / 2007
Took the mound in 17 games, nine as the starting pitcher ... was 3-4 with a 4.13 ERA and one save ... had 51 strikeouts against 10 walks in 56.2 innings of work ... went 1-2 on the hill in Big Ten games with a 6.85 ERA ... moved to the bullpen in the fourth weekend of Big Ten action and pitched 8.1 innings in Big Ten action in relief, allowing zero runs and two hits while striking out eight ... limited Big Ten hitters to a .080 average in six appearances out of the pen ... struck out seven batters in 7.0 innings in a win at Western Kentucky (3/2) ... fanned a season-high eight batters in a win at Samford (3/16), limited the Bulldogs to one run in 8.0 innings ... posted his first collegiate save in 2.0 scoreless innings vs. Iowa (5/12), striking out three ... did not allow a run in his final seven appearances of the season.
Played one season at the University of Tennessee ... was 4-6 with a 5.01 ERA in 17 appearances on the mound, starting 15 games ... was one of the Volunteers' weekend starters in his first collegiate season ... won his first four decisions ... struck out 68 batters in 88.0 innings of work ... held opponents to a .264 batting average.
Earned four letters at Harrison High School ... named Baseball America's top overall prospect in Indiana during his senior year ... struck out 265 batters in his career, third on the Raiders' career list ... was an all-state selection as a senior, posting an 8-2 record with a 2.30 ERA ... fanned 117 batters in 76 innings during his senior campaign ... named the Lafayette Journal & Courier's 2005 Big School Player of the Year ... was an all-conference honoree as a sophomore, junior and senior ... earned Harrison's Top Gun Award as a sophomore and posted the low ERA on the team.
Full name is Joshua William Lindblom ... was born on June 15, 1987, in Lafayette, Ind. ... son of William and Tammey Lindblom ... has one sister, Caitlin ... majoring in history ... selected by the Houston Astros in the third round of the 2005 MLB draft.