Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ruf hits #34

I am running out the door for work, so here it is as quickly as I can:

In Reading, Darin Ruf (.313) hit his 34th home run, 1 of his 2 hits on the night, and the Reading Phillies beat Erie, 6-2.  Ruf has hit 16 home run in the last 22 games in one of the best displays of power a HomeSider has ever had!  He is now 3 short of Ryan Howard's record of 37, set by the end of July in 2004.  He also now has 93 RBI for the year.  Leandro Castro (.284) added 3 hits to the Reading attack, backing strong pitching fropm Adam Morgan.  Morgan is 3-0 since being promoted from Clearwater.  The R-Phils (70-62)  now lead New Britain by 2 games for the last playoff spot, as the Rock Cats lost their 6th straight.

In Rochester, Sebastian Valle hit his 4th home run for the IronPigs, and Lehigh Valley took an 8-1 decision from the Red Wings.  Cesar Hernandez had a single, a double and a triple, knocking in 2 runs, and Derrick Mitchell, Mike Spidale and Steve Susdorf had a hit apiece, and Tyson Brummett picked up his 4th wim with 5 solid innings (1 hit, 1 walk).  With Pawtucket losing another 2-1 game to Charlotte, the IronPigs are half a game in front of the Sox for the wild card berth.  Greg Golson (.275) had 2 hits, stole his 19th base and scored a run for the Knights.

In Corpus Christi, Jonathan Singleton (.281) hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Hooks a 7-6 win over Midland.  It was 1 of 2 hits on the night for Jonathan, and his 20th home run of the year.  Matt Rizzotti (.319) had a double and a walk, and knocked in a run for Midland........In Iowa City, Adrian Cardenas hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 8th inning to provide the Cubs with a 5-3 win over Oklahoma City.

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