Saturday, April 28, 2012

the Wright stuff

In Portland, Reading scored 1 in the 8th and 1 more in the 9th to steal a 5-4 win from the Sea Dogs.  Darin Ruf (.389) and Cesar Henandez (.310) had 3 hits each for Reading, and Steve Susdorf  (.354) added 2 hits and 2 RBI.  Julio Rodriguez was the starter and went 6  innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and only 1 walk, striking out 7 on the way for no decision.

In Clearwater, the Threshers edged the Cubs, 4-3.  Cody Asche (.313) led the attack with 3 hits, and everyone else in the Clearwater lineup had a hit.  Austin Wright (2.35) was fantastic, going 7 solid innings and allowing just 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out 10.  Tyler Knigge gave up 2 runs on 4 hits in his inning and then received the victory when the Threshers took the lead in the bottom half of the frame.  Hector Neris threw a 1-2-3 9th for the save.

On a cold and windy night in Lakewood, the Asheville Tourists made it 3 out 4 against the BlueClaws with a 7-3 win.  Colin Kleven took the loss, but pitched much better than his line would indicate.  Colin went 6 innings, and gave up 4 runs, just 2 earned as the defense betrayed him, on 5 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6.  Kenny Giles gave up 3 runs in his inning, before Mario Hollands restored order with 2 shut out frames.  Harold Martinez and Kyrell Hudson had 2 hits each for Lakewood, with Hudson stealing 3 more bases, to tie Guantlett Eldemire for the team lead with 12.  That's back-to-back 2 hit games for Hudson, who may be finding his stroke.  Lakewood has lost 7 of the last 8.

In Allentown, the Empire State Yankees held the IronPigs to just 3 hits in a 3-1 Yankee win.  Austin Hyatt (2-2, 3.12) was the starter for Lehigh Valley, and lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks.

In Salt Lake City, Randy Ruiz (.353) hit a 3-run homer(#5), one of 2 hits on the night, and drove in 4 runs for Reno, leading the Aces to a 12-7 win over the Bees.......In Toledo, Quintin Berry (.287) had 3 hits, and stole 2 bases (10 for the year), but the Mud Hens lost ,3-2 to Gwinnett.  Yohan Flande started for the Braves, and struggled with his control.  Flande went just 4.1 innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks.  He did strike out 5 and received no decision.........In Memphis, RJ Swindel (1.29) threw a scoreless inning (1 hit, 1 walk, 1 K) for the Redbirds in a 5-4 win over Omaha.........In Las Vegas, Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and an RBI for the 51s in their 5-0 win over Tacoma...........In Frisco, the Rough Riders demolished the Hooks, 12-0, on just 4 hits, but Jonathan Singleton (.375) had 2 of the 4 hits for Corpus Christi.  Jarred Cosart was the starter and loser for the Hooks, working 4 innings and giving up 5 runs on 3 hits and 6 walks, falling to 1-1, 3.38 for the year........In Pearl, Jason Jaramillo had 2 hits and 3 RBI to help the Stars beat the Braves, 7-4.  Jesus Sanchez picked up the save, putting out the fire in the bottom of the 9th to squash a Braves' rally.

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