In Manchester, Trevor May won his 5th game of the month with 7 solid inning for Reading in the R-Phils 3-2 win over the Fisher Cats. May (5-0, 2.40) allowed just 2 runs on 9 hit, NO walks, and struck out 9. Tyson Gillies had 3 hits for Reading, and Darin Ruf (.389) chipped in with 2 more hits of his own.
Speaking of Reading, Tyler Cloyd's 13 shut out innings in his last 2 starts has earned him Eastern League pitcher of the week honors. Congratulations to Tyler!
The Threshers took a 5-1 win over the Manatees behind the strong pitching of Brody Colvin. Colvin went 6 innings, and gave up just 1run on 4 hits and 5 walks, striking out 7 to record his first win of the season. Juan Sosa and Lisalverto Bonilla threw hitless relief for the Threshers. Peter Lavin (.318), Cody Asche (.333), and Cameron Rupp (.273) had 2 hits each for Clearwater, with Lavin and Rupp driving in 2 runs apiece.
In Lakewood, the BlueClaws sleepwalked through a 7-0 loss to Grennville, picking up 3 hits all night, 2 by red hot Aaron Altherr. I cannot say enough about the level of Aaron's play this month. He has come up big again and again for Lakewood as the team struggles to find some consistency. The boys are off the Charleston, South Carolina where they open a series with the River Dogs on Wednesday night........After Sunday's game, the Phillies released Ryan Sasaki and replaced him on Lakewood's roster with Luis Paulino.
The HomeSiders had a good day in Reno on Monday, with Las Vegas taking an 8-7 win over the Aces. Travis d'Arnaud, who is hitting .390 over his last 10 games, had 2 more hits for the 51s. It was the 3rd multi-hit in the last 5 for Travis, who had raised his average to .282 on the year. Anthony Gose also had 2 hits and his 8th stolen base for Las Vegas, and Randy Ruiz (.372) had a triple, a walk, an RBI (#23) and scored a run for the Aces. Bobby Korecky retired all 5 hitters he faced and picked up the victory, his 1st of the season...........In Syracuse, Greg Golson (.318) extended his hitting streak to 9 games with a hit and an RBI for the Knights in their 12-4 loss to the Chiefs............In Memphis, Adrian Cardenas (.338) had 2 hits, including his 2nd home run, for Iowa, but the Cubs dropped a 5-4 decision to the RedBirds.
Finally, I have been overlooking my buddy, Zack Segovia, who has been in the rotation of the Erie Sea Wolves, in the Tigers organization. Zack is 2-2, 4.55 after winning against Altoona on Monday. If my math is correct, his next turn comes up Saturday night, in Reading!