First on my mind this morning is that my thoughts and prayers are with eveyone who was affected by events on the streets of Boston yesterday. It was just one more reminder of the dangers that we live with in today's world.
Last night in Toronto, Gavin Floyd (0-3) was wild in the strike zone against the Jays and they made him pay. Gavin allowed 9 hits and 3 walks in just 4.1 innings of work, and all 4 runs in the Sox' 4-3 loss to the Jays. In 3 starts so far, Gavin has a 6.32 ERA in just 15.2 innings.................In Cincinnati, the Reds rallied late to top the Phillies, 4-2. Freddy Galvis was 1 for 4, playing second base for Chase Utley. Utley hit a pinch 2-run homer for the Phillies 2 runs. I like what Charlie Manuel did this week, playing Galvis 3 days in a row to rest each of his 3 infielders for 1 day and getting Freddy regular at bats for 3 games. Domonic Brown was 1 for 3 and was on board when Utley went deep...........In Oakland, Michael Taylor was 0 for 4 in his first start of the year for the Athletics in their 11-6 win over the Astros.
In Pawtucket, Josh Fields had 4 hits, including a double and 2 home runs, and drove in 4 runs to pace the IronPigs to an 8-3 win over the Red Sox. Tyler Cloyd was the starter, and he put in a 6-inning stint, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, on 5 hits and 4 walks (too many), and struck out 5. The win went to Justin De Fratus, who tossed a scoreless frame before the Pigs scored 5 in the 8th to secore the win. Joe Savery notched the save................In Hagerstown, Art Charles had a double, his 2nd home run of the road trip and scored 3 times to pace the BlueClaws to a 5-1 win over the Suns. Art has 5 hits and 5 RBI in the last 2 games. Josh Warner was solid, going 6 innings and allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 4 walks, striking out 2 to pick up his first win. Delvi Francisco (2 IP, 2 hits, 1 walk, 3 Ks) and Steven Inch (1-2-3 9th) finished it off.............In Reading, the Senators shut out the Fightin' Phils, 4-0, holding Reading to just 4 hits. Derrick Mitchell and Edgar Duran each had a double. David Buchanan (1-2) was the victim of the non-support, throwing 7 frames, and giving up 4 runs, just 2 of which were earned, on 7 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strike outs........In Clearwater, Hoby Milner was rocked by Daytona, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits and a walk in just 1.2 innings of the Threshers' 8-1 loss. Mike Nesseth (3.1 IP, 2 runs, 3 hits) and Colton Murray (1 IP, 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 walk) did not fare much better, but Brock Stassi came on in the 9th inning and the jack-of-all-trades struck out 2 of the 3 hitters he faced!!
In Columbus, Carlos Carrasco pitched 4 scoreless, hitless frames for the Clippers in relief, picking up a save in Columbus' 4-1 win over Louisville. Carlos retired every hitter he faced save 1, which he plunked!! I told you he does that!! Jason Donald had 2 hits for the Bats.............In Oklahoma City, Jonathan Villar had a single and a triple, stole a base, and scored 2 runs for the RedHawks in their 11-0 win over Memphis. Jarred Cosart threw 3.2 innings of shut out relief, allowing just 3 hits, NO walks, and 3 Ks, and recorded a hold. Jason Jaramillo was 0 for 4 and is off to a woeful 1 for 20 start.........In Las Vegas, Travis d'Arnaud had 3 walks and a 2-run home run, his first of the season for the 51s, who were bombed by Reno, 19-5........In Midland, the Travelers beat the Rock Hounds, 12-4. Mike Cisco tossed another scoreless frame for Arkansas, and he thrown a total of 6.1 innings so far without allowing a run for the Angels affiliate..........In Syracuse, the Bufallo Bisons scored 5 in the 8th to top the Chiefs, 6-1. Bobby Korecky pitched the final 2 innings (1 hit, 1K) for Buffalo............In Toledo, Quintin Berry was 1 for 4 for the Mud Hens, who dropped a 5-4 game to Indianapolis. The Mud Hens are now 3-9 for the year................In Tucson, Fresno outslugged the Padres, 12-11. Jesus Merchan had a walk and scored a run for the Padres.