Another day, another homeSider goes down. Travis d'Arnaud was struck in the foot by a foul ball and suffered a non-displaced fracture in his first matatarsil on his left foot, and will be out 6 to 8 weeks. So for the second season in a row, his major league debut will be delayed. A bad break for Travis, no pun intended.
Thursday night in Philadelphia, Carlos Beltran hit an 8th inning home run off Mike Adams to give the Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Phillies. Cole Hamels started for the Phils and went 7 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 8. Ryan Howard had 3 hits, and Freddy Galvis had a single and a double, drove in a run and scored another - playing left field for Domonic Brown. Freddy (.350) has now started 4 games at 4 different positions this year!! The Phillies are now 6-10 to start the season.........In Cincinnati, the Reds made it 4 wins in a row, beating Miami, 11-1. Alfredo Simon tossed a scoreless frame with a 1-2-3 8th inning for the Reds.
In Pawtucket, the IronPigs rallied to break open a 5-5 game with 9 runs in the final 3 innings to take a 14-5 win from the first place Red Sox. Everyone in the Lehigh Valley line up had a hit, with Steve Susdorf (.400) going 3 for 4, including a double and a walk, drove in 2 and scored 3 more. Cody Asche had 4 singles and Cody Overbeck hit a 9th inning grand slam. Steven Lerud and Tyson Gillies also homered for the Pigs. Mike Stutes was the winning pitcher, even though he allowed 4 runs in his inning of work, and Jake Diekman picked up the save with 2 scoreless frames. After the game, Joe Savery was recalled to the phillies to take the roster spot of John Lannan, who was placed on the DL........In Richmond, the Flying Squirrels beat Reading, 7-1. Jim Murphy (.340) hit his 3rd home run to sccount for Reading's run, and Edgar Duran (.326) had 2 more hits for the Fightin' Phils. Jay Johnson tossed a scoreless inning, but Tyler Knigge, allowed 4 runs in his frame......In Clearwater, Colin Kleven's early season woes continued. "Klev" went 4.1 innings last night and gave up 4 runs on 9 hits, absorbing the loss and falling to 0-3, with a 14.29 April ERA. Carlos Alonso (.333) had 3 hits and an RBI, but the Manatees prevailed, 5-2.
In Syracuse, Anthony Gose (.289) had a single and a double, scored 2 runs on drove in 1 as part of a 29-hit Bisons' attack, and Buffalo took a wild 27-9 game over the Chiefs. Bobby Korecky pitched 3 innings for Buffalo, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 1 walk, and was the winning pitcher. The 2 runs came on a home run by Mike Costanzo. Bobby is 2-0, 6.23 so far.........In Oklahoma City, the RedHawks and Round Rock split a pair of games. Jonathan Villar was 3 for 3 in the opener, including a double, 2 stolen bases, an RBI and 2 runs scored in the OKC's 5-3 win. In the nightcap, an 8-4 Express victory, Villar struck out 4 times, but Jason Jaramillo had 2 hits and scored a run for the RedHawks.............In Louisville, Jason Donald (.310) hit a home run, 1 of his 2 hits in the game, and the Bats took a 10-inning, 5-4 win over Indianapolis......In Toledo, rain kept the Clippers and Mud Hens to just 4 innings before suspension. Quintin Berry had a hit and a walk, scored a run, and stole his 7th base in 7 tries for Toledo, and Lou Marson made his first rehab appearance for the Clippers, and was 0 for 2. The Mud Hens lead the game, 2-0...............In Reno, Tuffy Gosewisch had a single and a double and drove in a run for the Aces in their 4-2 loss to the SkySox...........In Pensacola, Travis Mattair had a single and a double, and knocked in a run (#5) to help the Blue Wahoos beat Jacksonville, 10-2.............In San Antonio, Midland edged the Missions, 2-1. The Rock Hounds got just 2 hits in the game, and D'Arby Myers had 1 of them. D'Arby (.265) also stole his 3rd base.