A quiet day for the HomeSide on the major league front, but there was a handful of our boys in action. Starting in Wrigley Field, where the Brewers were all over the Cubs, 15-4. Lendy Castillo made his 3rd appearance since coming off the DL and allowed 4 runs on 3 hits and a walk, retiring just 2 Brewers in the process. That's 7 runs on 11 hits in 3.1 innings in his 3 outings this month. Ouch!........In Cleveland, the Indians were shut out on 2 hits, with Jason Donald and Lou Marson combining to go 0 for 7 for the Tribe.........In San Diego, the Padres shut down the Braves, 3-0. Michael Bourn (.287) had 1 hit for Atlanta.
There was rain all over the east coast, but they played in Reading, where Darin Ruf hit his 36th home run (18 of them in August) to help the Phillies to a 4-1 win over the Mets. He is now 1 away from Ryan Howard's record of 37 set in 2004. It was RBI #96 for Darin, who is hitting .317. Trevor May flashed the brilliance that had him listed as the Phillies #1 prospect, throwing 8 innings and allowing just 1 run on only 2 hits, NO walks, with 9 Ks, to improve to 10-12 on the year. Reading remains 3 games ahead of New Britain with a week to go in the season.
In Allentown, the IronPigs scored 4 in the bottom of the 1st inning, but lost a 5-4, 13-inning decision to the Yankees, dealing their playoff hopes a big blow. Lehigh Valley has lost 2 straight, and now trails Pawtucket by 1.5 games for the wild card playoff berth. Justin De Fratus threw 3 shut out innings, allowing just 1 hit, striking out 4, and looks to be back from his long stint on DL this year. Tyson Brummett gave up the winning run in the 13th.
In Oklahoma City, Will Savage and Jarred Cosart faced each other and both pitched well, but neither figured in the final score. Savage went 6 shut out innings for Albuquerque, allowing 7 hits and 1 walk, and Cosart managed to get through 5 frames, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 5 walks for Oklahoma City. The RedHawks got to the Albuquerque bullpen for 6 late runs to take a 6-1 win.
In Corpus Christi, Jonathan Singleton (.284) picked up 2 singles and a double and even stole his 5th base of the season for the Hooks in their 3-0 win over the Missions.........In Charlotte, the Knights beat Syracuse, 6-2. Greg Golson (.275) had a 2-RBI double and scored a run for Charlotte, and even added an assist, throwing out a runner at second base...........In Lancaster, Domingo Santana had 2 hits, including his 20th home run of the year for the JetHawks in their 12-4 pounding of Lake Elsinore. It was RBI #91 for Santana.