In Allentown, the IronPigs improved to 7-2 on the year with an 8-6 win over Syracuse Friday night. Cody Overbeck had 2 hits, including a 3-run homer, Domonic Brown added a single and double, scoring a run, Tuffy Gosewisch was 1 for 4 with an RBI and Derrick Mitchell walked and scored a run to aid the cause. Michael Schwimer recorded his 2nd save of the year with 2 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit while striking out 3.
In Harrisburg, the senators defeated Reading, 6-3. Mike Spidale (.385) had a single and a double and scored a run, in the only multi-hit game on the Reading scorecard. And while I am on the subject of Spidale, can anybody tell me why the man is still in Reading? Surely in 6 years in the organization, he has earned a chance to move up and get some kind of a shot- spring training invite, September call-up, regular time in AAA, anything? Anyway, I digress, David Buchanan pitched well for Reading, going 6 solid innings- 3 runs, 7 hits, NO walk, 3 Ks and no decision.
In Clearwater, D'Arby Myers (.333) had a single and a double and scored 2 runs for the Threshers, who were soundly beaten by Lakeland, 10-2. Jesse Biddle was roughed up, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, in just 4.1 innings. Jesse did strike out 7 in this outing. Tyler Knigge allowed a hit while retiring 2 hitters, Juan Sosa struck out 2 and allowed 2 UNearned runs in his inning, and Hector Neris tossed a scoreless frame.
In Lakewood, the BlueClaws were shut down after their outburst Thursday, losing to Hagerstown, 5-1, managing just 4 hits. Ethan Stewart pitched very well, going 6 strong frames, and yielding just 1 run on 3 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 6. Colby Shreve struggled through 1.2 inning and allowed 3 runs on 2 hits, including a monster home run to the first hitter he faced, Cole Leonida of the Suns, for what turned out to be the deciding run.
In Indianapolis, Quintin Berry (.300) had a single and a double, stole his 4th base, and scored a run for Toledo, but the Indians beat the Mud Hens, 3-2...........In Norfolk, the Tides beat Charlotte, 4-3 in 14 innings. Greg Golson (.250) was 3 for 7 for the Knights..............In Round Rock, Adrian Cardenas (.311) was 1 for 3 with a walk, and scored a run for Iowa, as the Cubs edged the Express, 6-5..............In Colorado Springs, Travis d'Arnaud had 2 doubles, 2 walks, scored 2 runs and drove in another, and Anthony Gose had a single, a double a walk, 2 RBI and scored 2 runs for Las Vegas, as the 51s destroyed the SkySox, 14-0. Andrew Carpenter threw 2 shut out innings for Vegas.........In Memphis, Oklahoma City ripped the Redbirds, 11-3. RJ Swindel did throw a shut out inning (1 hit, 1 K) for Memphis, and has thrown 4 shut out frames so far this year for the Redbirds........In Albuquerque, Will Savage tossed 2 shut out innings (1 hit, 1 walk, 1 K) for the Isotopes, recording his 2nd hold of the year, in their 7-4 win over Omaha.
In Rochester, Matt Rizzotti was 0 for 4 for the Red Wings in their 4-3 loss to Pawtucket, while in Sacramento, the Reno Aces shut down the River Cats, 2-0. Randy Ruiz (.259) was 0 for 3 with a walk for Reno, and Michael Taylor (.395) did the same for Sacramento.........In Springdale, Corpus Christi scored 7 runs in the 9th inning to bury the Naturals, 12-2. Jonathan Villar (.182) had 2 walks and scored twice, and Josh Zeid threw the final inning and allowed the 2 runs on 3 hits........In Birmingham, Jason Jaramillo (.208) was 0 for 3 for Huntsville, as the Stars beat the Barons, 4-3.