Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday madness

Monday night in Detroit, the Twins got past the Tigers, 6-4.  Quintin Berry (.295) had a hit and a walk, and scored a run for the Tigers........In Atlanta, Michael Bourn (.304) had 2 hits, stole base #23, and scored the lone run for the Braves in a 4-1 loss to the Cubs...........In Phoenix, Mike Zagurski pitched 1 inning for the Diamondbacks, allowing a run on a hit and a walk, as Arizona lost to the Padres, 6-2.

Another wild one in Lakewood, as the "cardiac Claws" scored 2 in the 11th to steal a game from Hagerstown, 11-10.  The last 3 days, these 2 teams have just gone back and forth at each other by the scores of 12-10, 11-9, and 11-10 yesterday!!  On Monday, the Claws rapped out 18 more hits, 3 each for Tim Carver, Maikel Franco, and Kelly Dugan, and Aaron Altherr added 2 hits and a walk-off bases loaded walk to give the team the victory.  The middle of this line up has really found it's groove in the heat, as Lakewood improved to 7-5 in the second half.  The home stand wraps up tonight with 1 more game against the Suns.  Buckle up!!

In Allentown, the first place IronPigs rallied for 3 in the 8th, 1 in the 9th, and won it in the 10th, 5-4 over the Yankees.  Cody Overbeck had 3 hits, and Ryan Howard had an RBI double during the 3-run 8th inning rally.

In Reading, the R-Phils managed just 4 hits in a 6-3 loss to New Hampshire.  Leandro Castro (.311) had 2 of the hits, one of them a 3-run homer to account for all the Reading runs. Leandro now had an 11-game hitting streak. Julio Rodriguez (5-2, 3.59) had a rare bad day, allowing 6 runs in 4 innings, and Tim Kennelly saved the bullpen by throwing the final inning!

In Clearwater, Adam Morgan, Hector Neris and Tyler Knigge combined for a 4-hit shut out, and Edgar Duran and Carlos Alonso had 2 hits each as the Threshers beat Brevard County, 4-0.

In Reno, Anthony Gose had his 3rd consecutive 2-hit game for Las Vegas in their 15-8 loss to the Aces.  Anthony was only thrown out stealing for only the 7th time this year, he has been successful 29 times!........In Corpus Christi, Jonathan Singleton broke out of a long drought with 3 hits, including a home run (#12), and Jonathan Villar hit a walk-off 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th to give the Hooks a 5-4 win over Tulsa........In Modesto, Domingo Santana (.296) had 2 more hits and a walk, driving in 2 runs for Lancaster in an 8-7 win.

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