Freddy Galvis had 3 hits Thursday night in St. Louis, including a double and 3 RBI as the Phillies won a wild 10-9 game. After a slow start, Galvis has really picked up, and is now hitting .250. Carlos Ruiz shook off that hit to his throwing hand Wednesday and popped out 3 more hits to raise his average to a lofty .366!!.. Could the HomeSide have the starting battery for the All-Star game (Hamels & Ruiz)?.... Jacob Diekman retired the only hitter he faced, and Antonio Bastardo threw an inning and gave up a rare run on 2 hits, but struck out Carlos Beltran with the game on the line and 2 men on in the 8th! Bastardo's ERA went up to 1.98.
In Cleveland, the Indians completed the sweep of the Tigers, beating Justin Verlander, 2-1. Quintin Berry had another double, a walk, and scored the Tigers lone run, while Lou Marson went 1 for 3 for the Indians........In Cincinnati, the Reds finished their sweep of the Braves with a 6-3 win. Michael Bourn hit his 4th home run of the year, driving in 2 runs for Atlanta. Bourn has hit 4 home run in his last 51 at bats, after hitting 4 in the prior 1000 at bats.
In Erie, Leandro Castro had 4 hits, including a home run, as the Reading Phillies erased a 6-1 deficit to take an 8-6 win over the Sea Wolves. Sebastian Valle also homered for the R-Phils, who improved to 26-19. Lisalberto Bonilla picked up his first win since his promotion.
In Fort Myers, Jim Murphy had 2 hits, including his 5th home run to give the Threshers a 2-1 win over the Miracle. "Murph" is up to 34 RBI for Clearwater. Hector Neris and Colby Shreve threw scoreless relief, Neris recording his 5th hold, and Shreve his 2nd save.
In Charlotte, Steve Susdorf walked and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning on the 3rd hit of the game by Cody Overbeck. Cody was 3 for 3 on the day, and had homered earlier. Derrick Mitchell had a 2-run double and a walk to contribute to the cause for the Pigs, and Greg Golson had a single and scored a run for Charlotte in their 3-run 1st inning rally, as Lehigh Valley won the opener of a doubleheader. This was the completion of a game that began May 4 in Allentown. In the regular game, the Knights took a 3-2 decision. Mitchell and Eric Kratz homered in that one.
In Corpus Christi, Jonathan Singleton (.316) had 4 hits, including his 6th home run, and drove in 4 runs for the Hooks, who beat Arkansas, 13-4 for Jarred Cosart. Cosart (3-2, 3.79) went 7 innings, despite allowing 12 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6. Jonathan Villar (.252) added 2 hits and scored twice for the Hooks.
In Las Vegas, Travis d'Arnaud (.292) hit 2 home runs (#8 & 9), and Anthony Gose (.272) had 2 singles, a double, stole his 17th base and scored 2 runs for the 51s, who lost 7-6 to Nashville............In Syracuse, the Chiefs stomped the Clippers, 13-4. Jason Donald (.313) had 2 hits and scored 2 runs for Columbus........In Gwinnett, Yohan Flande pitched 7 strong innings for the Braves in their 3-1 loss to Rochester. Flande (3.97) allowed just 1 run on 5 hits and 1 walk, receiving no decision..........In Albuquerque, Will Savage suffered his 1st defeat of the season, in a 12-5 loss to Fresno. Savage (7-1) gave up 7 runs, on 4 hts and 4 walks in just 4 innings............In Reno, Randy Ruiz (.333) drove in his 45th run of the season, helping the Aces to a 7-4 won over New Orleans.......In Huntsville, the Stars edged Birmingham, 4-3. Jesus Sanchez recorded his 4th save, despite allowing a rare run in the 9th. Jesus' ERA is a sparkling 0.87!