Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Ryno goes deep for Pigs, Claws win again
Ryan Howard was 2 for 3 for Lehigh Valley Tuesday night, including a home run and 4 RBI to help the IronPigs to a 6-5 win the Empire State Yankees. Cody Overbeck had 2 doubles and an RBI, Tuffy Gosewisch had an RBI double, Mike Spidale had a hit and scored a run in his only at bat, and Jeremy Barnes made his AAA debut, coming in as a pinch runner and scoring a run. Tyler Cloyd (2.15 ERA) started for the Pigs and went 7 good innings, allowing just 3 runs, 2 earned on just 5 hits and 1 walk, receiving no decision.
In a related note, Bob Stumpo has been transferred from Lakewood to Lehigh Valley, and Colton Murray has been promoted from Lakewood to Clearwater.
In Lakewood, the BlueClaws wrapped up thier longest home stand of the year with an exciting 8-3 win over Hagerstown. Colin Kleven was fantastic, throwing 7 solid innings, allowing just 1 earned run (3 overall) on 6 hits, NO walks, and a season high 11 strike outs. Unfortunately, he left the game in a 3-3 tie and receives no decision. Brock Stassi had 2 more hits, including an inside the park, 3-run home run to cap the 5-run 8th inning rally. Stassi (.333 since joining Lakewood) had 5 RBI in the game, and has driven in 9 runs in his first 11 games with the Claws. Kelly Dugan, Aaron Altherr, and Maikel Franco also had 2 hits each for Lakewood, who has scored 53 runs in their last 6 games! Chris Duffy had a hit to extend his hitting streak to 19 games.
In Reading, the R-Phils managed just 3 hits in a 14-2 loss to New Hampshire. Kevin Howard had a hit and 2 RBI for the Fisher Cats. Catcher Steve Lerud and first baseman Darin Ruf shared the pitching duties in the 9th inning!!
In Clearwater, Zack Collier (.312) had the big hit, a 2-RBI single during the Thresher's 4-run 7th inning rally to take a 5-1 win over Brevard County. Brody Colvin started and 6 solid innings, allowing just 1 run on 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6, and Mike Nesseth picked up the win, his first for Clearwater, with 3 perfect innings of relief.
In Nashville, the Iowa Cubs beat the Sounds, 3-2. Adrian Cardenas (.317) had a double and 2 walks for the Cubs..............In Sacramento, Michael Taylor (.302) had a single and a double and scored a run for the River Cats, who lost to Colorado Springs, 7-4............In Birmingham, the Barons defeated the Stars, 5-1. Darren Byrd retired the only 2 hitters he faced for Huntsville.......In Corpus Christi, Jarred Cosart (4-5) started for the Hooks, and gave up 4 runs on 8 hits, NO walks, striking out 4 in just 4.2 innings of work in the Hooks' 5-1 loss to Tulsa.......In Modesto, Domingo Santana (.294) had a big 2-RBI hit in the top of the 9th inning to tie the game for Lancaster, but the JetHawks dropped the game in 11 innings, 7-6.