A tough night for the Phillies in Philadelphia Tuesday, after Ryan Howard's grand slam spotted the team to a 4-1 lead in the 1st inning. In the end, the Mets scored 4 runs off BJ Rosenberg in the 10th inning for a 9-5 win. Rosenberg has had some long innings in his first few major league games, allowing 15 earned runs in 10.2 innings in 13 separate games. Vance Worley only made it through 4.1 innings, and was charged with 4 runs on 9 hits, and Antonio Bastardo pitched 1 inning allowing an inherited runner to score.........In Reading, Darin Ruf hit his 37th home run, and his 19th this month (!!) to help power Reading to a 12-8 win over Binghamton. The home run ties a mark set 8 years ago by Ryan Howard, and Ruf has 5 games remaining to play. Tyson Gillies, Cody Asche and Tommy Joseph had 3 hits each for Reading.
Around the rest of the major leagues, Jason Donald, Quintin Berry and Michael Bourn were 0 for 11 between them.
In Salisbury, Colin Kleven pitched shut out ball into the 8th inning (5 hits, 2 walks, 4 Ks), Maikel Franco (.271) had 4 hits and another RBI (#80), and Aaron Altherr and Willie Carmona had 2 hits each as Lakewood topped Delmarva, 4-0. When Kleven (8-8, 4.04) takes the mound on Sunday, he will have made every start all season long. During this game, the BlueCalws acheived a triple play, which I believe is a first for the team, but I am still looking into that.
In Colorado Springs, Michael Taylor (.292) had 2 hits and a walk, and scored a run for the River Cats in their 14-6 loss to the SkySox..........In Salt Lake City, Jesus Merchan (.394) had 2 more hits and scored a run to help the Tucson Padres take a 9-6 win from the Bees..............In Las Vegas, Anthony Gose (.290) had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and scored 3 runs to spark the Las Vegas 51s to a 6-5 win over Tacoma. Tuffy Gosewisch (.282) and Kevin Howard (.284) had 1 hit each for Vegas..........In San Bernadino, Domingo Santana (.293) had 2 doubles, scored 2 runs, and knocked in #92 for Lancaster, in the JetHawks' 7-2 win over Inland Empire.