The Arizona Diamondbacks have granted Randy Ruiz his release, so that he can sign a deal with a Japanese club. Randy was hitting .331, with 14 home runs and 53 RBI for Reno.
In Allentown, the IronPigs prevailed in a 6-5 victory over Gwinnett. Kevin Frandsen had 3 hits for Lehigh Valley, and Steve Susdorf had a hit, a walk, stole a base, and scored a run to help the Pigs win.
In Reading, the Harrisburg Senators shut out the R-Phils, 9-0. Trevor May was the starter and loser, going 5.1 innings, and giving up 4 runs, 3 earned, on 8 hits and 1 walk, striking out 9. Leandro Castro and Jiwan James had 2 hit each for Reading. In case I did not mention it, Tim Kennelly has been returned to Reading from Lehigh Valley..........In Salisbury, the BlueClaws lost their 15th in the last 17 games, this time 5-3 to the Shorebirds. Harold Martinez had 3 hits, including a double, and Kelly Dugan slammed his 6th home run for Lakewood. Ramon Oviedo was the loser, allowing all 5 runs in just 2 innings. Great relief work from both Gabriel Arias (4 IP, 2 hits, 4 Ks) and Mike Nesseth (2 IP, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 K) kept the Claws in the game.
In Colorado Springs, the SkySox and Sacramento split a pair of games, the Sox winning the opener, 12-4, and the River Cats rebounded for an 11-2 win and the split. Michael Taylor (.337) had 4 hits on the day, including a double, a 2 RBI for the River Cats.......In Columbus, the Clippers took a 9-1 decision from Buffalo. Jason Donald (.321) had a hit and a walk, and scored 2 runs for Columbus.......In Trenton, the Binghamton Mets beat the Thunder, 9-7. Mike Dubee allowed 2 runs on 5 hits in 1.2 innings for Trenton.......In Corpus Christi, the Hooks defeated Midland, 8-5. Jonathan Villar had 2 hits and scored a run, Jonathan Singleton drove in run # 39 and Josh Zeid threw a scoreless inning for the Hooks.