Friday, June 22, 2012

Hollands promoted to Reading

In Toledo, BJ Rosenberg picked up his 2nd win since being sent back to Lehigh Valley, throwing 1.1 innings of scoreless relief and benefiting from the 3-run rally the IronPigs had after that.  Second baseman Kevin Frandsen led Lehigh with 3 hits in the 7-4 win over the Mud Hens.

Mario Hollands has been promoted from Clearwater to Reading and made his debut for the R-Phils Thursday night in Manchester.  Hollands, who started the year in Lakewood and has been moved up twice already, scattered 11 hits over 6 innings for the win in a 9-3 victory over the Fisher Cats. Tim Kennelly led the attack for Reading with 3 hits, including a triple, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored and has become a catalyst for Reading since he inserted into the lead off spot.  Leandro Castro (.290) and Jiwan James (.252) added 2 hits each for the R-Phils.

In Hagerstown, the BlueClaws opened the second half season with a 5-3 win over the Suns.  Chris Duffy (.372) had 3 hits, including 2 doubles and 2 RBI, and scored a run, and Alejandro Villalobos hit his first home run to pace the attack.  Ervis Manzanillo won his first game of the year with a fine effort, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits and 1 walk over 6 stellar frames.  Colton Murray allowed 2 UNearned runs in his 2 innings, and Kenny Giles recorded his 2nd save with a scoreless 9th.

In Tucson, Anthony Gose (.294) celebrated his selection to play in the Future Stars Game with 3 hits, including a double, a walk, a run scored, an RBI and 2 stolen bases (26) to pace the Las Vegas 51s to a 4-2 win over the Padres........In San Antonio, Josh Zeid continues to pitch well for Corpus Christi.  After a rough start, Josh has found his rhythm, throwing 2 more scoreless frames last night for the Hooks in their 5-3 loss to the Missions......In Jackson, the Huntsville Stars scored a run in the top of the 9th inning, and Jesus Sanchez (1.27) came on for a 1-2-3 bottom half to notch his 8th save of the season for the Stars..........In Rancho Cucamonga, Travis Mattair had a double and his 9th home run of the year for Bakersfield, as the Blaze pounded the Quakes, 12-2.

Matt Maloney's transition back to the starting rotation for Minnesota's AAA Rochester has not gone well.  Matt was lit up again last night: 6 runs, 5 earned on 7 hits and 2 walks in just 1.2 innings against Durham.  Maloney has made 6 starts now, going 5 innings just once, allowing 25 earned runs on 32 hits in just 20 innings of work.  I would not be surprised if the experiment were terminated and he was returned to the bullpen.

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