Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kleven, Pettibone look good

In Louisville, the IronPigs and the Bats split a doubleheader, with the Bats winning game 1, 5-1, and Lehigh Valley gaining the split with a 4-3 win in the nightcap.   In the opener, Austin Hyatt went 3.2 innings, before it all came apart for him.  A total of 5 runs on 6 hits scored before he could get out of the 5th.  BJ Rosenberg (1.54) finished, getting the final 7 outs, 5 Ks, allowing just 2 hits.  Mike Spidale (.313) had 3 for 6 in the doubleheader, and Joe Savery (1.59) notched his 3rd save.

In Salisbury, Colin Kleven had his best start so far this year with 7 strong innings against the Shorebirds.  Kleven (2-3, 3.58) allowed just 1 UNearned run on 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out 7 in the Claws' 4-1 win.  Colton Murray had another good outing, throwing 2 shut out frames to wrap it up.  Guantlett Eldemire had 2 hits and walk,  stole his 15th base, and scored 2 runs for Lakewood.

In Reading, red hot Cesar Hernandez (.321)  had 3 more hits, but the R-Phils dropped a 2-1 game to Portland.  Jonathan Pettibone (2-4, 3.78) threw well, going 7 innings and giving up just 2 runs on 8 hits, NO walks, and 5 Ks.  Lisalberto Bonilla finished, striking out 5 of his 6 outs.

In Dunedin, the Blue Jays defeated the Threshers, 4-3 in 11 innings.  Cody Asche (.365) and Albert  Cartwright (.233) had 2 hits each, with Cartwright and Anthony Hewitt (.263) both going deep.  It was the 5th home run for Hewitt. John Hill, promoted from Lakewood after Sunday's game , made his debut for Clearwater.  Coloby Shreve and Tyler Knigge each tossed 2 scoreless innings out of the pen, before Juan Sosa yielded the winning run.

In Gwinnett, the Braves and the Mud Hens split a pair of game.  Quintin Berry (.277) returned to the team and was 1 for 7 on the day, scoring a run in Toledo's 7-4 win in game 2.........In New Orleans, Travis d'Arnaud singled and scored the tying run in the 9th inning, and the Las Vegas 51s went on to beat the Zephyrs, 5-3 in 11.  d'Arnaud (.271) had hit his 4th home run of the year earlier............In Huntsville, Jason Jaramillo (.247) had a double, a walk, scored a run, and drove in another, as the Stars beat Mississippi, 5-4 in the first game of their doubleheader.  Jesus Sanchez (0.72) threw a 1-2-3 9th inning for his 3rd save, and Jaramillo added another hit in the nightcap, a 6-0 win for the Braves.

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