Monday, July 16, 2012

Dugan, Cardenas, Taylor & Santana

In Sacramento, Michael Taylor had more 3 hits, including his 8th home run, and 2 walks, and drove in 3 runs to lead the River Cats to a 12-5 win over Las Vegas. That's 2 nights in a row with 3 hits for Taylor (.312).  Anthony Gose (.293) had a triple, his 5th home run and knocked in 2 runs for Vegas.

In Omaha, Adrian Cardenas (.342) had 4 hits, and drove in 3 runs for Iowa, as the Cubs pounded the Storm Chasers, 9-1.  After sitting on the bench for a month in the majors for Chicago, "AC" has been smokin' hot since being returned to AAA.

In Lancaster, Domingo Santana (.313) stayed hot, belting a double and his 14th home run of the year for the JetHawks in their 12-8 win over Modesto.  Domingo is 16 for 36 over the last 10 games, that's .444 if you are counting (and I am).  Can you say "promotion"? A bump for Santana would put him in Corpus Christi, and in the same line up with Jonathan Singleton, provided Singleton does not get moved up.

In Lakewood, a day after getting 4 hits, Chris Duffy (.386) rapped out 3 more hits, and Kelly Dugan (.284) had a 4-hit game of his own, and the Claws won their 5th straight, 6-5 over Savannah. Both Dugan and Duffy had singles in the 8th inning before Aaron Altherr tripled them both home, and scored the game winning run.  Lakewood (15-9) remains tied with Hickory, now just a half game behind Hagerstown, who was rained out.

In Norfolk, Cody Overbeck hit a 1st inning grand slam, but the IronPigs ended up dropping a 6-5 decision to the Tides........In Reading, the R-Phils wasted a fine performance from Jonathan Pettibone (7-7), losing 3-1 to Bowie.  Pettibone went 6 strong innings, allowing just 2 runs on only 2 hits and 1 walk.  Unfortunately, both hits left the yard!  Colby Shreve gave up a run in 2 innings, and Ryan Duke had a perfect 9th.........In Clearwater, Jim Murphy had 3 doubles and drove in a run for the Threshers, but Mike Nesseth walked 4 hitters in the 11th inning, opening the door for a 4-run Bradenton rally in the Maruder's 8-5 win.

In Indianapolis, Jason Donald (.256) had 2 hits and scored a run for Columbus in the Clippers' 4-3 loss to the Indians........In Portland, Mike Dubee made his 2nd appearance for the Fisher Cats, throwing a scoreless inning in New Hampshire's 5-1 win over the Sea Dogs...........In Bakersfield, Travis Mattair hit a home run (#14)  and drove in 2 runs for the Blaze, who dropped a 7-5 game to the Quakes.

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