Wednesday night in Reading, the home team Phillies played a big hand in the Eastern Division's 5-4 walk off win. As both teams ran out of pitchers, it was decided that if the game was tied after 9 innings, it would end right there. With 2 outs and nobody on base, Troy Hanzawa walked on the 10th pitch of his at bat to keep the game alive. (Troy walked in both of his at bats in the game). Singles by Trenton's Joe Mahoney and Binghamton's Eric Campbell ended the game, sending the big crowd into a frenzy! In the 3rd inning inning, a single by Cesar Hernandez and a double by Darin Ruf led to a 2-run rally, both of the R-Phils scoring. Leandro Castro was 1 for 4, and Sebatian Valle was 0 for 1, and was hit by a pitch. It was a great night for Baseballtown, who hosted the game for the first time in 38 years!
In Buffalo, Tyler Cloyd was the starter in the AAA game, and allowed 2 runs in the 1st inning, as the PCL took a 3-0 decision from the IL. He was the only HomeSider to participate in the game.
In a day game in Lakewood, Maikel Franco drove in 5 runs, and Carlos Perdomo rapped out 3 hits, as the BlueClaws downed Hickory, 9-3. Kelly Dugan and Chris Duffy knocked in 2 runs each to support Lino Martinez, who leveled his season record at 4-4. Austin Brough pitched 3 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks as the Claws pulled to within 3 games of the first place Crawdads. The series continues tonight with Hoby Milner getting the ball for Lakewood.
In Clearwater, Jim Murphy his his 3rd home run in a week, his 11th of the season, and Carlos Alonso and Zack Collier had 2 hits each, but the Threshers came up short, losing 6-5 to Fort Myers.........In Stockton, Travis "Moose" Mattair (.263) had 3 hits, including his 12th home run for Bakersfield, as the Blaze pounded the Ports, 8-1.