Friday, May 4, 2012

Savage hits, too!

Will Savage pitched 5 solid innings AND hit a 2-run homer, and drove in 3 runs for Albuquerque in the Isotopes' 15-5 win over Oklahoma City.  They were the first RBI of Will's career!  Savage, who improved to 5-0, 3.34 for the year, allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks, picking up 3 strike outs.  Derrick Loop, who spent the last 2 seasons with Clearwater and Reading, threw 2 scoreless innings for the Isotopes.

In Toledo, Quintin Berry (.305) had 2 hits, a walk, and scored 2 runs to help ignite the Mud Hens to a 6-4 win over Pawtucket.  "Q" is 12 for 32 (.375) on his current 8-game hitting streak........In Allentown, Greg Golson (.317) had 2 hits and a walk, including a single and a run scored in the game winning 4-run rally in the top of the 9th, as the Charlotte Knights stole a 6-5 decision from the IronPigs.  Golson and Berry are 14th and 18th respectively in hitting in  the International League.  Austin Hyatt started for Lehigh Valley and went 6 innings, allowing just 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks, struck out 3 and received no decision.  Tuffy Gosewisch and Derrick Mitchell had 1 hit apiece for the Pigs.

In Manchester, Reading (18-8) wrapped up their series with a come from behind, 8-6 win over New Hampshire.  Mike Spidale led the attack, with 3 hits and an RBI, and raised his average to .405 (just 37 at bats).   Darin Ruf (.362) and Cesar Hernandez (.297) had 2 hits each for the R-Phils.  Jonathan Pettibone started and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings, but he did strike out 7.

In Daytona, the Cubs beat the Threshers, 6-5.   2 hits each for Brandon Tripp (HR, 3 RBI), Albert Cartwright, and Edgar Duran.  Scoreless relief from Tyler Knigge (5 up, 5 down, 2 Ks), and Juan Sosa ( 1 IP, 1 hit, 2 Ks).......In Charleston, the BlueClaws wasted a fine effort from Colin Kleven, who threw 6 shut out innings, and 3 hits from Harold Martinez, as well as taking the lead in the 10th, only to lose it in the bottom half, 6-5 to the River Dogs.  Kleven had his best outing yet, allowing just 4 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 8.

In Reno, the Las Vegas 51s took an early lead and held on for a 5-4 win over the Aces.  Travis d'Arnaud (.283) had 2 more hit and scored a run, and Anthony Gose was 1 for 5, and scored once.   Andrew Carpenter started the game and threw 2 shut out innings, but the win went to Bobby Korecky, his second of the year, with 2 shut out innings of his own.

In Little Rock,  Josh Outman made a rehab appearance for Tulsa, throwing 2 innings and giving up a run on 2 hits and 1 walk, striking out 3 in the Drillers' 7-4 win over the Arkansas Travelers.

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