Sunday, April 7, 2013

2 wins on the HomeSide!

Well, it took a week and 5 starts before Jay Happ became the first HomeSider to record a major league win.  Jay went 5.1 innings, throwing 99 pitches, and the only hit he allowed was a lead off double in the first inning.  He walked 3, struck out 6, and picked up the win as the Jays shut out Boston, 5-0...............In Philadelphia, the Phillies rallied for 3 in the bottom of the 9th for a come from behind 4-3 win over Kansas City, making a winner of Antonio Bastardo.  Bastardo threw a scoreless top of the 9th and was the beneficiary of the big rally. Ryan Howard was 0 for 3, but had a walk in the big inning, and Domonic Brown was 0 for 4...........In Baltimore, Vance Worley went 5 innings against the Orioles, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned on 10 hits and 1 walk and received no decision.  The Twins won it 6-5, with a run in the top of the 9th..........In St. Pete, the Rays shut out the Indians, 4-0.  Lou Marson made his first start of the season, walked in his only at bat, and came out of the game after being run into at home by Tampa's Desmond Jennings in the 3rd inning.  Michael Bourn was 0 for 4 for Cleveland.  Speaking of the Indians, according to their website, Carlos Carrasco will start Tuesday night in Cleveland against the Yankees now that Scott Kazmir has been put on the DL..........In Cincinnati, Alfredo Simon tossed a 1-2-3 inning for the Reds in their 11-inning 7-6 loss to the Nationals.

In Allentown, Cesar Hernandez had 4 hits, including the game winning single in the bottom of the 11th innings to give the IronPigs their first win of the season, 5-4 over Syracuse.  Leandro Castro added 3 hits, including a double, stole a base and scored twice.  Leandro is hitting .400 in the first 3 games!  Darin Ruf was 1 for 5 on the day, and Mike Stutes (1-2-3 inning), Jake Diekman (1 IP, 1 run,2 hits, 2 Ks) and Justin De Fratus (1.1 IP, 1 run, 2 hits, 1 K) all got in the game.  Joe Savery was the winning pitcher for Lehigh Valley.................In Manchester, Anthony Hewitt and Jim Murphy had 3 hits each to lead a 12-hit attack as the Fightin' Phils beat the Fisher Cats, 10-3.  Hewitt had a triple, an RBI and scored 3 times, and Murphy had 2 doubles, 2 RBI and scored once.  Edgar Duran drove in 3 runs with a double and sacrifice fly.........................In Dunedin, Maikel Franco drove in 3 runs to power Clearwater to their first win, 7-3 over the Blue Jays. Ethan Stewart started and went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out 3 on the way.  The win went to Gabriel Arias, who tossed 3 shut out frames (3 hits, 1 walk, 1 K), and Luis Paulino got the save with 2 scoreless frames (1 hit, 1 walk, 3 Ks).

Donald's 4 hits leads Bats to 3rd straight win

In Louisville, Jason Donald had 4 hits, including 2 doubles, knocked in a run and scored another one as the Bats handled Toledo, 6-4.  Quintin Berry was 0 for 5 for the Mud Hens.......In Rochester,  the Bisons made it 3 in a row over the Red Wings with a 9-2 win.  Anthony Gose had a single and a walk, and drove in a run for the Bisons, and Bobby Korecky was the winning pitcher, throwing 1.1 innings of scoreless relief.........In Colorado Springs, Tuffy Gosewisch had a double and scored a run in the top of the 15th inning to give the Reno Aces a 2-1 lead.  Unfortunately for the Aces, the SkySox scored 2 in the bottom half for a 3-2 win!..........In Indianapolis, Mike Zagurski tossed a scoreless inning for the Indians in their 5-3 win over Columbus. Mike allowed 1 hit and fanned 2, notching his first hold...............In Memphis, Jarred Cosart made his first start of the year for Oklahoma City, pitching 4 innings (1 run, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 Ks) in the RedHawks' 3-1 win.  Josh Zeid came on for a scoreless 5th inning and picked up the victory when Oklahoma City scored 2 in the 6th!  Jonathan Villar (0 for 4) and Jason Jaramillo (0 for 3) played for the RedHawks.  Both are hitless so far.............In Round Rock, the Express made it 3 in a row over Omaha with a 9-3 win.  Lisalberto Bonilla made his debut for the Express with a 1-2-3 inning...........In Salt Lake City, Jesus Merchan was 1 for 4 for Tucson in the Padres' 5-3 loss to the Bees............In Sacramento, Travis d'Arnaud was 0 for 3 with a walk, and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly for Vegas in the 51s' 6-1 win over the River Cats.  Michael Taylor had a hit and his 3rd RBI for Sacramento..........In Pensacola, the Tennessee Smokies scored 8 in the 12th to break open a 9-1 over the Blue Wahoos.  Travis Mattair was 0 for 4 for Pensacola..............In Corpus Christi, Domingo Santana belted a 2-run homer to help the Hooks to a 5-2 win over Springfield.

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