Friday, August 2, 2013

Zeid, Tuffy debut

In Baltimore Thursday night, Josh Zeid made his major league debut with a 1-2-3 8th inning for Houston in their 6-3 loss to the Orioles. Josh is the 5th HomeSider to make it to the show this year, and #54 overall............The Arizona Diamondbacks have called up Tuffy Gosewisch from AAA-Reno. Tuffy (make him #55) also made his debut last night in Texas, going 1 for 3 for the snakes in their 7-1 loss to the Rangers...........Ethan Martin will make his major league debut tonight for the Phillies against the Braves in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Villar continues to impress

Make sure you catch the video of Jonathan Villar stealing home out from under the Baltimore Orioles' noses!!

Hanson, Charles, Villalobos!

The blog site is having issues, again this week, but I have found a way to get around some of it................. Congratulations to Nic Hanson and Art Charles, who were named minor league pitcher and player of the week, for week ending July 28................. Alejandro Villalobos had 4 hits last night, and has 7 consecutive hits. I think that may be a team record, and am currently looking through old boxscores to verify this.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Astros trade Veras, call up Zeid.

The Houston Astros have called up Josh Zeid from AAA-Oklahoma City. When he gets in a game he will be the 54th former Claw, and the 5th this year to play a major league game. Josh won 8 games, and saved 8 more for the BlueClaws in 2010................... Big game Monday night for Anthony Gose. Gose had 3 hits, including 2 triples, and knocked in 3 runs for the Bisons in Buffalo's 7-5 win over the Mud Hens in Toledo.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Santana and Ruiz go deep!

Sunday in Detroit, the Tigers completed the sweep of the Phillies, 12-4, extending the current losing streak to 8 straight.  After Jonathan Pettibone struggled through 5 innings (3 runs, 7 hits, 4 walks), Jake Diekman allowed 4 UNearned runs in the Phillies' nightmare bttom of the 5th and was tagged with the loss.  Steve Susdorf, who made a big error, dropping a fly ball during that inning, had his first major league hit, a double, and scored a run.  Darin Ruf had 2 more hits, and Carlos Ruiz was 1 for 4, with each driving in a run.  Phillies limp home, and start a home stand against the champion Giants Tuesday...........In Cleveland, Michael Bourn had a double, a walk, and 2 RBI for the Indians, as they shut out Texas for the 2nd straight day, 6-0...................In Toronto, Jarred Cosart made his 3rd major league start and tossed 6 innings for Houston in their 2-1 loss to the Jays.  Jarred (1-0, 0.86) allowed just 1 run on 4 hits and 5 walks, and got no decision.  Jonathan Villar was 1 for 4 for the Astros and stole his 4th base in just 7 games.

In Lakewood, Art Charles 2-run triple in the bottom of the 9th capped off a 3-run rally to give the BlueClaws a walk off 4-3 win over the Drive and a split of their 4-game set. Chace Numata had 2 hits, and Willie Carmona drove in the other 2 runs, and Charles' hit made a winner of Delvi Francisco, who had tossed a scoreless top of the 9th..........In Fort Myers, Carlos Alonso had 4 hits, and Aaron Altherr knocked in 3 runs to help the Threshers take a 5-4 win from the Miracle.  Severino Gonzalez threw 7 strong innings, allowing just 2 UNearned runs on 4 hits and 1 walk.

In Midland, Domingo Santana hit his 17th home run, and his 3rd in 3 days, to help the Hooks top the Rock Hounds, 5-2. D'Arby Myers (.276) had 2 hits for the Hounds................In Louisville, Randy Ruiz hit his 12th home run, a 3-run shot during Scranton's 5-run 6th, as the RailRiders topped the Bats, 9-3.  Jason Donald had 2 hits and scored a run for Louisville............In Oklahoma City, Jonathan Singleton hit his 4th home run, and Josh Zeid recorded his 13th save of the year, as the RedHawks beat Iowa, 4-3.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tigers top Phillies again

In Detroit Saturday, the Tigers and Max Scherzer held the Phillies to just 2 hits, 1 a double by Darin Ruf,  and the Tigers pounded Philadelphia, 10-0.  Jake Diekman and Justin De Fratus each threw a shut out frame in relief for the Phillies, who dropped their 7th straight on this trip, which wraps up today...........In Toronto, Jonathan Villar had a hit, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases and scored 2 runs to help the Astros to an 8-6 win over the Jays...............In Cleveland, Michael Bourn's lead off home run in the bottom of the 1st inning was all Justin Masterson would neeed in a 1-0 win over the Rangers.  It was the 4th home run this year for Bourn.......In Denver, Milwaukee topped the Rockies, 7-5.  Josh Outman tossed a scoreless inning (1 hit, 1 K) for Colorado...............In Los Angeles, Alfredo Simon threw 1.2 innings of relief, stranding an inherited runner, but then allowing a run on 2 hits inn the next frame of the Reeds' 4-1 loss to the Dodgers.

In Pawtucket, Derrick Mitchell had 3 hits and 2 RBI, and Freddy Galvis, Leandro Castro and Cameron Rupp added 2 hits each in a 10-0 IronPIgs win over the Red Sox.  Rupp hit his 4th home run for Lehigh Valley, driving in a total of 3 runs..........In Reading, Maikel Franco and Anthony Hewitt had 3 hits each to power the Fightin Phils to a 12-3 win over New Britain.  Franco is hitting .382 since being promoted, and .327 combined in 97 games so far in 2013, and is looking more like a lock for the Paul Owens Award this year.

In Midland, Domingo Santana hit his 16th home run, 1 of his 2 hits in the game, and helped Corpus Christi defeat the Rock Hounds, 7-6.  D'Arby Myers was 1 for 4 for Midland...............In Reno, Tuffy Gosewisch' RBI double was all the Aces would need in a 1-0 win over Tacoma.

Down in Florida, Travis d'Arnaud has now played 4 games for the GCL Mets, going 6 for 15 (.400) and knocking in 5 runs.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Drabek news

A quick note about Kyle Drabek, who is on a rehab assignment in the FSL with Dunedin.  In his last 10.2 innings, covering 4 outings, Drabek has allowed NO runs, only 3 hits and 2 walks, and struck out 10.  The Blue Jays are being extra careful with him coming off consecutive Tommy John surgeries.  He  will start tonight in Dunedin against Jupiter, but it may be time to move him up a step.