In Cincinnati, the Reds rallied for 4 runs in the 7th to break open a tie game to gain a 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks. Alfredo Simon was in the right place at the right time for the win, his 2nd this week. Simon (2-1, 1.36) retired 5 hitters, and allowed 1 hit. Mike Zagurski retired the only hitter he faced for Arizona.
The win for Simon is #43 for HomeSiders this year.
In Atlanata, Michael Bourn (.305) had an RBI triple to help the Braves defeat the Giants, 3-2.
In Durham, Mike Spidale (.268) had 3 hits and a walk, and drove in 2 runs, and Domonic Brown hit his 5th home run of the year, as the IronPigs took it to the Bulls, 10-1. BJ Rosenberg (1.87) started and threw 4 shut out innings. Rosenberg has looked good as a starter, and threw 82 pitches as they continue to stretch him out.
In Trenton, the R-Phils wasted a great effort by Mario Hollands, dropping a 1-0 decision to the the Thunder. Hollands (2-4) allowed just 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks in 7.1 innings of work. A similar story in Port Charlotte, where the Threshers lost a 2-1 game to the Stone Crabs. Brody Colvin (5-5) was the hard luck loser there, allowing just 2 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks over 7 innings. Anthony Hewitt had 3 hits and scored the lone run for Clearwater.
The BlueClaws have placed Carlos Perdomo and Guantlett Eldemire on the DL, and have recalled Stephen Malcolm from Williamsport to replace Perdomo, and Miguel Alvarez has been returned from Clearwater to take Eldemire's spot. Lakewood managed just 5 hits in their 5-1 loss to Hickory in the first game of the roadtrip. Silver lining here was Austin Brough, striking out the side in the 9th inning for the Claws!
In Columbus, the Clippers outscored the Bats, 13-12 in a game that featured 7 home runs! Jason Donald (.255) was 2 for 4 for Columbus, including his 4th home run, and Mike Costanzo (.259) hit his 7th home run and drove in 3 runs for Louisville................In Albuquerque, Derrick Loop went 6 strong innings, allowing just 1 run on only 3 hits to improve to 9-2 on the season in the Isotopes' 4-3 win over Memphis in the first game of a doubleheader.............In Nashville, Jesus Sanchez allowed a run, but it was unearned, on a walk and a hit in .2 innings for the Sounds, who won 4-3 with a run in the bottom of the 9th.