On a beautiful Saturday afternoon for baseball in Lakewood, the BlueClaws came from behind to beat the first place Grasshoppers, 5-3. Credit for this one goes to the bullpen, After starter Kenny Giles ran out of gas in the 3rd inning (it was only his 2nd start and they are still stretching him out) Gabriel Arias came on and restored order with 3.1 innings of shutout ball (only 1 hit allowed) to notch the victory. Bryan Morgado threw a scoreless frame ( that's 9 straight scoreless innings for Bryan), as did Colton Murray and Matt Campbell. Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr drove in 2 runs each for the Claws.
In Louisville, Tuffy Gosewisch doubled in 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning to give the IronPigs a 5-3 win over the Bats. It was 1 of 2 hits on the night for Tuffy. Mike Spidale had 3 hits including a home run, Derrick Mitchell walked twice and was on base for Gosewisch's big hit. Tyson Brummett threw 2 perfect innings and Mike Schwimer notched his 4th save. Joe Savery was used as a pinch hitter and had a lead off double in the 9th, which the team wasted.
In Dunedin, the Threshers rapped out 15 hits en route to a 7-5 win over the Blue Jays. Albert Cartwright led the shark attack with 4 hits, Cody Asche had 3 hits, and Cameron Rupp (.258), Chris Duffy (.240), and Edgar Duran (.280) added 2 hits apiece. Austin Wright started and improved to 5-0, despite allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits and 6 walks in just 5.1 innings. Ryan Duke, just up from Lakewood, recorded 5 outs, 4 Ks, and Hector Neris picked up the save (his 3rd) with 2 perfect frames.
Anthony Gose (.252) had 4 hits, including his 3rd home run of the year, stole his 14th base. and scored 3 runs to lead the Las Vegas 51s to an 8-0 win in New Orleans. Travis d'Arnaud (.274) also homered in the game, his 3rd and drove in 2 runs for Vegas.........In Charlotte, Greg Golson (.309) had a single and a walk, and the walk started the 3-run game-winning rally in the bottom of the 8th inning as the Knights came from behind to edge Buffalo, 5-4......In Sacramento, Michael Taylor (.347) had a single and walk, as the River Cats edged Iowa, 4-3........In Corpus Christi, the Hooks dropped a 2-1, 12 inning decision to Frisco. Jonathan Villar was 1 for 3 and drove in the lone run for Corpus Christi, and Jonathan Singleton added a hit and a walk. Josh Zeid threw a scoreless frame for the Hooks.
In New Britain, Cesar Hernandez (.309), Darin Ruf (.387), and Jiwan James all had 2 hits, but Reading lost to the Rock Cats, 8-4. David Buchanan's rough start continues, as he allowed 7 runs on 10 hits and 3 walks in just 5.1 innings of work. David is 1-4, 5.26 so far this season.
If you are wondering about Quintin Berry, he has been granted bereavement leave by the Tigers due to the passing of his grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with Q and his family during this difficult time.