In Reading Saturday night, Zack Segovia came back to Baseballtown and threw a great game, going 7 strong innings to lead Erie to a 6-2 win over the R-Phils. Zack (3-2. 3.89) allowed just 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks, to get the best of Trevor May. May allowed 4 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks, striking out 7 to suffer his first defeat of the year. Recently promoted Lisalverto Bonilla made his Reading debut with a scoreless 9th inning, striking out the side in the process. Darin Ruf (.369) had the only 2-hit game for the home team.
Apparently, someone is reading the HomeSide News, as Mike Spidale has been promoted to Lehigh Valley. OK, I suspect this has to do with Domonic Brown pulling his hamstring the other day, although as of today, he has not been put on the DL.
Tyler Cloyd was also promoted to Lehigh Valley and sparkled for the Pigs Saturday night with 7 great innings against Syracuse. Cloyd (2-0, 0.69 in his 2 starts for the Pigs) allowed just 1 run on 6 hits and 3 walks (and even got a hit!) in the IronPigs' 4-1 win. Jacob Diekman recorded 6 straight outs to gain his 5th save of the year, lowering his ERA to 0.63.
In Clearwater, Anthony Hewitt had 4 hits, including his 3rd home run of the season, and scored 3 runs to help power the Threshers to an 8-3 win over the Stone Crabs. Chris Duffy and Cameron Rupp had 2 hits each for Clearwater. Brody Colvin (2-2, 3.73) was the beneficiary of all the hitting, going 5 innings and giving up 3 runs on 3 and 6 walks (!) to get the win. Tyler Knigge (1.15) picked up his 3rd hold with 2 scoreless frames, and Juan Sosa threw the final 2 innings.
In Savannah, the BlueClaws road trip did not improve, as they lost their 4th straight on the trip, 5-3 to the Sand Gnats. Lakewood managed just 5 hits and is sinking slowly into the SAL standings.
In Reno, red hot Randy Ruiz (.375) belted his 8th home run of the year, a 2-run shot in the 1st inning, and the Aces went on to an 11-10 win over Tacoma. Randy is up to 30 RBI, tops in the Pacific Coast League!
In Rochester, the Red Wings won both games of a doubleheader against Buffalo. Matt Rizzoti had a double in 3 at bats in the opener, a 2-1 Red Wings victory...........In Toledo, Quintin "the catalyst" Berry had a hit and a walk, stole 2 more bases, and scored a run as the Mud Hens beat Columbus, 2-1. Berry (.314) now has a 10-game hitting streak, going 15 for 39 (.385), and has stolen 14 bases in 17 attempts.......In Gwinnett, Greg Golson (.311) had a triple and scored 2 runs to help the Charlotte Knights pound the Braves, 11-2.............In Las Vegas, the 51s beat Salt Lake City, 4-2. Anthony Gose (.225 and climbing) had a hit and a walk, stole 2 more bases (11 altogether) and threw out a runner at home!...........In Huntsville, the Stars defeated Chattanooga, 6-3. Jesus Sanchez (0.86 ERA) recorded 5 outs, with 3 Ks, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk.