The only thing wrong with Jonathan Pettibone's debut last night was he did not get the win. Pettibone shook off some early jitters and settled into a respectable outing. In all, he went 5.1 innings and allowed 2 runs (both home runs) on 6 hits, NO walks and struck out 6, leaving the tied at 2-2. The Phillies scored later to take a 3-2 win over the Pirates. Antonio Bastardo threw another scoreless frame, and Ryan Howard was 1 for 4 on the night............A similar story in Baltimore where Jay Happ pitched a strong 6 innings for the Blue Jays, and gave up just 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks, with 6 Ks. Happ left the game in a 1-1 tie and the Orioles won it with a run in the bottom of the 9th.........The HomeSide did pick up a win when the Reds rallied for a walk off win by scoring 3 in the bottom of the 13th to steal a 5-4 win from the Cubs and make a winner of Alfredo Simon. Alfredo had allowed 2 runs (just 1 earned ) in the top of the inning. The win was the 2nd this week for Simon and #6 in the majors for HomeSiders this year.
The star of the night was Reading's Jesse Biddle. In Harrisburg, Biddle (2-1, 2.16) took a perfect game into through 6 frames before surrendering a hit and 2 walks in the 7th. He struck out a career high 16 of his 21 outs, and even had 2 doubles and scored a run in the Fightin Phil's 3-2 win over the Senators. Zack Collier had 2 hits, including a 2-run home run for Reading.