Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kleven tosses 8 shut out frames; Pettibone debuts

Colin Kleven pitched 8 spectacular innings in Delmarva Monday night, allowing just 2 hits, NO walks and striking out 6 in the Claws' 8-0 win over the Shorebirds.  It was the longest outing of the year for Colin (6-7, 4.40).  William Carmona made his Lakewood, debut, going 0 for 5 and playing first base, and the BlueClaws scored the 8 runs with just 5 hits.  It was a great win, but the offense will have to pick it up if this is going to be a playoff run.  The BlueClaws a re in 4th place, 1 game behind 3 teams, and are in the race despite their struggles lately.

In Syracuse, Jonathan Pettibone made his AAA debut with 5 innings for the IronPigs.  He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks, and received no decision in Lehigh Valley's 3-2 loss to the Chiefs.

In Clearwater, Chris Duffy's change of uniform did not effect his hitting, as he was 3 for 3 with a walk, and 2 RBI for the Threshers in their 8-3 loss to St. Lucie. Jim Murphy and Harold Martinez added 2 hits apiece for Clearwater.  5 relievers pitched this game to make up for Brody Colvin's promotion to Reading, including Brian Morgado, who had been sidelined for over a month.

In Reno, Michael Taylor (.305) was 3 for 4, including his 11th home run for Sacramento, but the River Cats lost a 9-7 game to the Aces..........In Corpus Christi, Jonathan Singleton (.281) was 3 for 4, including a double for the Hooks in their 3-2 win over Midland.  Matt Rizzotti (.320 for Midland, .253 overall) had a hit for the Rock Hounds.

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