Aside from the game I attended, here is a brief review of Wednesday's action involving HomeSiders:
In Manchester, the Reading Phillies took a 4-2 game from the Fisher Cats. Julio Rodriguez (2-0, 3.24) threw the first 5 innings, allowing 2 UNearned runs on 6 hits and 2 walks, striking out 7. Tyson Brummett retired all 9 hitters he faced in 3 perfect frames, striking out 2 to notch his 3rd hold. Steve Susdorf (.323) had a single and a double, and drove in a pair of runs for the R-Phils. Susdorf, a member of Fresno State's 2008 National Championship team, is certainly due a promotion.
In Daytona, the Threshers topped the Cubs, 6-4, behind Austin Wright. Austin (4-0, 2.40) went 7 strong innings, allowing just 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks. Juan Sosa and Hector Neris finished it off. Jim Murphy had 2 hits, including his 4th home run, and drove in 3 runs for Clearwater, Peter Lavin chipped in with 2 hits, Brandon Tripp had 3 hits, and D'Arby Myers (.313) was 1 for 3, the 1 being his 1st home run of the year.
The BlueClaws began their road trip with a 5-3 loss in Charleston, South Carolina. Aaron Altherr (.322) had a single, a double and a walk, Guantlett Eldemire had 2 hits and his 13th stolen base, and Bob Stumpo had 3 hits and 3 more RBI, and is hitting .615 since joining Lakewood. Ethan Stewart started for the Claws, and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks in just 4.1 innings of work. Matt Campbell came on for the next 3.1 innings, gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks, and was tagged with the loss, before Ryan Duke came on to record the final out. Colin Kleven will attempt the get the Claws back on track Thursday night against the River Dogs.
The Colorado Rockies have sent Josh Outman to AA-Tulsa for a rehab assignment.
In Sacramento, Michael Taylor (.353) had a double and a walk in the River Cats' 8-3 win over Colorado Springs.
In Toledo, Quintin Berry had a hit and a walk, stole 2 bases (#11 & 12), and scored a run for the Mud Hens in a 5-3 win over Pawtucket.
In Memphis, Adrian Cardenas (.353) was 1 for 3 for the Iowa Cubs, 1 of only 3 hits the Cubs managed in their 3-1 loss to the Redbirds.
In Reno, the Las Vegas 51s beat the Aces, 12-4. Anthony Gose (.224) had a hit, 3 walks, a stolen base (#9), and drove in 3 runs for the 51s. Travis d'Arnaud (.274) had a double, a walk, and scored a run, and Kevin Howard chipped in with a hit, a walk and a run scored for Vegas.
In Midland, the Rock Hounds defeated Jarred Cosart and the Hooks, 3-2. Cosart went the first 5.2 innings and allowed all 3 runs, though only 1 was earned, on 7 hits and 4 walks, striking out 5 before handing it over the Josh Zeid. Josh threw the final 2.1, giving up just 3 hits, NO walks, and struck out 4 for the Hooks.
In Huntsville, the Stars beat Chattanooga, 5-2. Jason Jaramillo (.239) was 1 for 4 for the Stars, and Darren Byrd recorded his 1st save with a scoreless 9th inning.