Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Collier returns; Gose streak to 12

In New York Tuesday, the Mets beat the Phillies for the 6th time in 8 meetings so far this year, 6-3. Freddy Galvis, who had been hitting well, had his 2nd straight 0 for 4, his average slipping to .231, and Jacob Diekman threw another impressive inning, striking out 2 of the 3 hitters he faced in the 7th, while Joe Savery threw a scoreless 8th inning.

In Boston, the Red Sox topped the Tigers, 6-3.  Quintin Berry (.310) was 0 for 4, his first hitless game since his call-up.......In Atlanta, Michael Bourn led off the 1st inning with his 5th home run of the season, and the Braves went on to beat the Cardinals, 5-4, winning for just the 2nd time in the last 10 games.

In Gwinnett, Yohan Flande threw 7 shut out innings against the IronPigs, as the Braves beat Lehigh Valley, 4-0.  Derrick Mitchell, Tim Kennelly, and Tuffy Gosewisch picked up the hits for the Pigs.

In Clearwater, Zack Collier came off the suspended list and had 2 hits for the Threshers, in their 4-3 loss to Tampa.  Anthony Hewitt had a double and a triple, and Cody Asche added 3 hits for Clearwater in the losing effort.  Jesse Biddle started and put in 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned on only 4 hits and  2 walks, striking out 9.  Tyler Knigge allowed the winning run in the 10th inning, but his ERA is still a stellar 0.98.

The Las Vegas 51s have moved on from Salt Lake City to Tucson, where they dropped the first game of their series, 11-10 to the Padres.  Anthony Gose (.294) had 2 hits, including a triple, stole 2 more bases (total of 23) and knocked in a run to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, and Travis d'Arnaud (.321)  had a single, a double and his 12th home run of the year, driving in 2 runs for Vegas.  Bobby Korecky (3-1, 3.86) was the losing pitcher, giving up a home run to Jedd Gyorko for the deciding run........In Reno, Randy Ruiz (.346) followed up his 4 hit game with 3 for 3 and a walk Tuesday for the Aces in their 7-5 win over Tacoma.

In Buffalo, the Bisons defeated the Clippers, 3-1.  Columbus had only 5 hits, 2 of them (a single and a double) by Jason Donald. "JD" (.304) also had a walk and the lone RBI for Columbus........In Charlotte, Greg Golson had 2 doubles, scored 2 runs and drove in another, but the Knights were beaten by Rochester, 7-4.........In New Orleans, the Zephyrs beat Will Savage and the Isotopes, 4-1.  Savage (7-2) gave up 4 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks over 7 innings of work for Albuquerque...........In Sacramento, Michael Taylor (.310) had a single and a walk for the River Cats, as they walked off with a 4-2 win over Fresno........In Bakersfield, Travis Mattair had 3 hits, including a double, to pace a 15-hit attack for the Blaze in their 5-3 win over Inland Empire.

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