On Saturday in New York, Jonathan Pettibone worked his way to his first major league win in the Phillies' 9-4 victory over the Mets. Jon allowed 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4, and even picked up his first major league hit and scored a run!! Domonic Brown (.241) had 2 hits, including a 3-run home run, and Ryan Howard (.281) was 1 for 4, and drove in 2. The victory for "Bone" was the 8th this year for former Claws in the major leagues. Across town, Jay Happ made the start in the Bronx against the Yankees and went 6 good innings for Toronto. Jay gave up 3 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. The biggest problem was that he issued his 2 walks and then gave up a home run to Travis Hafner. He left the game with a 4-3 lead, but the bullpen gave it up and the Yankees won it, 5-4.........In Chicago, Gavin Floyd had to leave his start against Tampa in the 3rd inning with elbow soreness. Gavin allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in 2.2 innings and was charged with the loss, falling to 0-4 on the year in the Rays' 10-4 win. While he has not been at his best this season, Floyd has received a minimal amount of support from the Sox' offense............In Washington, the Nationals beat Cincinnati, 6-3. Alfredo Simon (4.91) pitched 3 innings in relief, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks for the Reds.
The Phillies will activate Carlos Ruiz today, his 25-game suspension has been served. This makes 14 HomeSiders active in the major leagues. If Floyd has to go on the DL, it will go back to 13.
In Louisville, the IronPigs rallied for 3 runs in the 9th inning to steal a 5-3 win over the Bats. Steve Susdorf's 2-run, pinch hit double, was the key hit, and he later scored the final run on Cesar Hernandez' 3rd hit of the game. Tyler Cloyd went the first 7 innings, and gave up 3 runs on 8 hits and 1 walk, striking out 3. The win went to Justin De Fratus (3-0, 0.75) , who threw a scoreless 8th, and the save went to Joe Savery (0.93), his second of the year. Lehigh Valley improved to 9-13...............In Reading, Cameron Rupp was 3 for 4, including 2 doubles and an RBI, and Troy Hanzawa hit a home run, but Reading dropped a 7-3 decision to New Hampshire. David Buchanan went the first 6.2 innings, and allowed 2 runs on 9 hits, NO walks and deserved better. Jay Johnson, Kyle Simon, and Mario Hollands then surrendered 5 runs in the final 2.1 innings of the game. The Fightin' Phils slip top 11-10. On Sunday, Jesse Biddle will face Tyson Brummett.............In Clearwater, the Threshers a re happy to have Kelly Dugan back in the line up. Dugan (double, 2 RBI) and Carlos Alonso had 3 hits each and Clearwater held on to beat the Yankees, 6-5. The victory goes to Colton Murray, who thre 2.2 innings of scoreless relief, yielding just 1 hit. The Threshers evened their record at 11-11. The BlueClaws were rained out in Asheville, and will try to play 2 today.
In Norfolk, Quintin Berry had a hit, a walk, stole a base (9 for 9) and drove in the lone run for Toledo in their 2-1 loss to the Tides.............In Round Rock, the Express dropped a 5-2 decision to Albuquerque. Lisalverto Bonilla struck out the side in his inning of work for Round Rock..............In Oklahoma City, Jonathan Villar had 2 more hits, including a double and drove in 2 runs as the RedHawks pounded New Orleans 11-1. Villar is hitting .405 over the last 10 games. Jason Jaramillo also had a hit and an RBI for Oklahoma City...........In Sacramento, Michael Taylor hit a 2-run homer (his 4th) in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie the game, and the River Cats went on to take a 6-5 win over Salt Lake.
Greg Golson was signed by the Rockies last Friday and assigned to AAA- Colorado Springs. Greg is 1 for 2 with an RBI triple in 2 at bats so far.