In Louisville, the IronPigs rode strong pitching to a 4-1 win over the Bats. Scott Elarton allowed just 1 hit over 6 shut out frames to win his 4th game for Lehigh Valley, and the 2 reassigned Phillies, Joe Savery and Mike Schwimer, finished it off. Derrick Mitchell hit his 4th home run for the Pigs. Elarton has been named International League pitcher of the week!
In New Britain, Trevor May took a no-hitter into the 7th inning for Reading, but a walk and a hit batter spelled the end of his night, and he was saddled with the loss in a 4-1 Rock Cats win. Lisalberto Bonilla came on and gave up 3 more runs to seal the R-Phil's fate. Reading got just 2 hits on the night, a single by Troy Hanzawa and a double from Sebastian Valle.
In Bradenton, Jesse Biddle threw a wonderful game, going 6.1 innings and allowing just 1 UNearned on 4 hits and 4 walks, striking out 8 in the Thresher's 3-2 win over the Marauders. Tyler Knigge, retired 4 hitters, all with strike outs, although he did allow 2 hits, and lowered his ERA to a sparkling 0.95! Anthony Hewitt doubled and scored the winning run in the 10th inning, and Jim Murphy had 2 hits and a walk for Clearwater.
In Lakewood, the BlueClaws made 5 errors and looked like they were into it in a 6-1 loss to Greensboro. Shortstop Gustavo Gonzalez made 3 of the errors, and with Tyler Greene being to extended spring training, something will have to give. My guess is newly arrived Stephen Malcolm will be at short this afternoon. Also, Bob Stumpo's bat has been a big help, but playing him at first base is not doing him or us any favors.
In Charlotte, Greg Golson (.308) doubled and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Knights a 3-2 win over Buffalo. It was the 2nd double and 2nd run scored for Golson on the night, and he also threw out a runner at second base...........In Memphis, the Reno Aces took a 7-6 decision from the Redbirds, Randy Ruiz drove in his 35th run of the young season with a sacrifice fly.