In Durham, Tyler Cloyd (9-1, 1.96) pitched 6.2 strong innings, allowing just 1 run on 6 hits and 4 walks, as the IronPigs topped the Bulls, 6-3. Tyler, who has won 12 games overall this year, is having an eye-catching season, and if the Phillies move Cole Hamels it could very well be Cloyd who gets the call to the major leagues soon. I believe it will happen anyway at some point this year if the current 3-game winning streak does not continue for much longer. Steve Susdorf had 2 hits for Lehigh Valley and Domonic Brown returned from the DL and had a hit and a walk, and scored 2 runs.
In Portland, 6 different R-Phils had 2 hits, including Darin Ruf (.318) and Jiwan James (.255), and Reading took it to the Sea Dogs, 11-4. Austin Hyatt (3-3) was the winning pitcher, throwing 7 shut out innings, giving up just 2 hits and 3 walks, striking out 8.
In Clearwater, Justin De Fratus, on the DL all season, pitched a scoreless inning for the Threshers in their 7-5 win over Bradenton. De Fratus had made some appearances in the GCL and seems to being coming back well from his surgery. In the game, Drew Hillman had 2 doubles and 3 RBI, and Cameron Rupp hit his 9th home run of the year ( he hit just 3 in Lakewood last season) to pace the offense.
In Lakewood, the BlueClaws wasted a 6-1 advantage, 2 home runs by Chris Duffy (5 RBI for the second time in 3 days), and the 5th staright multi-hit game by Carlos Perdomo, and dropped an excruciating 9-8 game to Savannah. Kelly Dugan and Josh Ludy also had 2 hits each for the Claws in the losing effort. A glance at the standings this morning shows Lakewood, Hickory, and Hagerstown all tied for first at 15-10. The homestand wraps up with a day game today, before Lakewood leaves on a trip that will see them play 23 of the next 30 on the road.
In Nashville, recently promoted Jesus Sanchez pitched another scoreless inning for the Sounds, recording a hold, in Nashville's 3-1 win over Round Rock, Jesus has thrown 3 times so far since his promotion, allowing no runs. His combined numbers for the season are 48 IP, with a 1.49 ERA!...........In Columbus, Jason Donald (.257) hit his 3rd home run for the Clippers in their 8-2 win over Louisville.........In Lancaster, Domingo Santana's RBI single (#70) in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the JetHawks a 2-1 win over Modesto.