In Durham, Domonic Brown had 3 hits and scored a run for the IronPigs in their 8-6 loss to the Bulls. Dom is 4 for 8 in his first 2 games after sitting out for over a month. Mike Cisco (1.38 since his promotion) pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief, although he did allow an inherited runner to score.
In Portland, the Reading Phillies managed just 5 hits in their 7-0 loss to the Sea Dogs. Julio Rodriguez (5-4) was the starter and loser for Reading, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks in just 5 innings.
In Clearwater, Austin Wright (8-4), Chris Kissock and Mike Nesseth combined on a 3-hit shut out, and Anthony Hewitt hit his 10th home run of the year, as the Threshers beat Bradenton, 2-0. Jim Murphy had an RBI double for the other Clearwater run.
In Lakewood, the BlueClaws were beaten, 10-2 by Savannah, but the silver lining is that both Hickory and Hagerstown lost also, so the 3 teams enter the day still tied atop the division. Lakewood opens a 4-game set in Hickory Thursday night in the first game of a big 8-game trip.
In Adelanto, Travis Mattair hit his 15th home run, a 2-run shot in the top of the first inning, but Bakersfield lost 4-2 to the High Dessert Mavericks. "Moose" is coming on strong as the season goes along, and has his average up to .262 for the Blaze...............In Midland, Jonathan Singleton (.276) had a single, a double, a walk, and 2 RBI (54) for Corpus Christi in the Hook's 9-3 win over the Rock Hounds. Matt Rizzotti was 0 for 4 for Midland.............In Tacoma, Michael Taylor (.306) had 3 hits, including his 9th home run of the year for Sacramento, as the River Cats took a 9-8, 13-inning win over the Rainiers.................In Indianapolis, Yohan Flande won his 4th game of the year for Gwinnett, with 6.1 innings of work for the Braves in their 8-5 win. Flande did give up 5 runs, 4 of them earned, on 5 hits and 2 walks to pick up the victory, his first since June 11.