Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ruf goes deep twice!

In Pawtucket, the Red Sox beat the IronPigs, 7-1.  Cesar Hernandez and Mike Spidale had 2 hits each for Lehigh Valley.  Mike Cisco had a rare off night, allowing 4 runs, only 2 of which were earned, on 5 hits over 3 innings, while Tyson Brummett, Jake Diekman, and Joe Savery each threw a scoreless inning of relief.  The Pigs are a half game behind Scranton, and 1.5 games behind Pawtucket.

In Reading Darin Ruf hit 2 home runs, and D'Arby Myers added a 2-run shot to provide the R-Phils with a 4-1 win over Binghamton.  Ruf now has 20 homers, and 69 RBI, while Myers is hitting .254 since his promotion, with 2 home runs and 5 RBI in 30 games.  D'Arby has had more playing time since moving up to Reading and is showing his ability now that he has got a chance to play.    Ethan Martin, obtained from the Dodgers in the Victorino trade, was the winning pitcher, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work.  Reading has won 8 of the last 9, and trails New Britain by half a game for the final playoff spot.

In Lakeland, the Threshers got just 6 hits, 3 of them by Edgar Duran (.265), and dropped a 6-2 decision to the Flying Tigers. Adam Morgan continues to pitch in hard luck;  his 4-10 mark is not so bad when you look at his 3.29 ERA, which would indicate he is doing his job.

In Charleston, the BlueClaws wasted great pitching from Gabriel Arias and Austin Brough in their 2-0 loss to the Power.  Neither pitcher walked a hitter or allowed an earned run.  Miguel Alvarez and Alejandro Villalobos each had 2 hits for Lakewood.

In Norfolk, Jason Donald (.280)  had 2 hits, including a home run for the only run of the game, as the Columbus Clippers edged the Tides, 1-0.  It was the 6th home run for "J.D."..........In Louisville, the Charlotte Knights were held to just 3 hits, but one of the hits was a 2-run double by Greg Golson (.279), which was enough to give the Knights a 3-1 win...........In Albuquerque, Tuffy Gosewisch made his debut for the Las Vegas 51s, and was 2 for 3, including a double and run scored as the 51s beat the Isotopes, 6-3.  Derrick Loop (9-3) was the losing pitcher for Albuquerque.

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