Wednesday was a busy day on the HomeSide, with 7 former BlueClaws starting on the hill, 2 in the major leagues. We begin in Philadelphia, where Kyle Kendrick registered his first win of 2013 in the Phillies' 7-3 win over New York. Kendrick went 6 rain-delayed innings (the game stopped for 27 minutes during a 4th inning shower) and allowed just 2 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6 along the way. It was the 3rd major league win so far for HomeSiders. Domonic Brown blasted a 3-run first inning home run that went deep into the second deck. It was his 2nd big fly of the year, and he now has 5 RBI. Ryan Howard had 2 hits and scored a run, and Freddy Galvis made a pinch-hitting appearance, flying out in the 8th. Antonio Bastardo tossed another scoreless inning (1 hit), his 3rd such outing so far...................Down the turnpike in Washington, Gavin Floyd fought his way through 5.1 innings against the Nationals, and was charged with the loss in a 5-2 decision for the Nats. Gavin (0-2) gave up 5 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks, striking out 7.............In St. Louis, the Cardinals shut out the Reds, 10-0. Alfredo Simon was used in a mop up role (it was already 8-0 when he came in) throwing 2 frames and allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 3 for Cincinnati.
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The IronPigs game in Allentown was suspended after 2 innings, Jonathan Pettibone pitched 2 scoreless frames, but they will not count until they play the rest of that game later this season. Lehigh Valley and Pawtucket were 0-0...........In Nashville, Jarred Cosart threw 5 shut out innings for Oklahoma City, yielding only 1 hit and 3 walks, and striking out 7 in the RedHawks' 3-1 win over the Sounds. Jarred off to a good start, 1-0 with 9 innings and only 1 earned run allowed. Also off to a good start is Jesus Sanchez, who threw 2 more scoreless frames for Nashville. Jesus allowed 2 hits, NO walks and has now thrown 5 frames, and surrendered just 1 UNearned run. Jonathan Villar and Jason Jaramillo were each 0 for 3, with a walk in a pitching-dominant game...........In Portland, the R-Phils were held to just 5 hits and dropped a 5-2 game to the Sea Dogs before heading home for their home opener tomorrow. Jesse Biddle (1-1) was the victim of the non-support, and allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, on 4 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings of work. Jim Murphy (.379) and Anthony Hewitt (.348) each had a hit for Reading, Hewitt also stealing a base..........In Harrisburg, Trevor May cost himself a victory, throwing 82 pitches in just 4 innings of work for New Britain, in the Rock Cats' 17-5 win over the Senators. Trevor allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks and struck out 7, but his high pitch count kept him from going the 5 innings he needed.................In Daytona, Hoby Milner was roughed up by the Cubs, allowing 8 runs, 7 earned, on 7 hits (3 HRs) and 3 walks, but the Threshers scored 2 in the 9th and 5 in the 11th for a 14-9 win. Maikel Franco had a double and his first home run, driving in 4 runs. Aaron Altherr had 3 hits and a walk, and scored twice, Harold Matinez had 2 hits and a walk, and Logan Moore had a 2-run triple, walked twice and scored 2 runs. Chris Serritella had 4 hits, and Jonathan Roof had 3 and knocked in 3 runs.
Elsewhere, In Indianapolis, Quintin Berry had a hit and a walk, and doubled a runner off first base for Toledo, but the Mud Hens lost again, 7-2. Mike Zagurski pitched the final 2 innings for the Indians, retiring all 6 hitters he faced, 3 with strike outs. (He did not face Berry)...............In Sacramento, Michael Taylor had 2 doubles for the River Cats, but the Rainiers prevailed, 7-4. Taylor has hit in all 7 games so far for Sacramento, and is hitting .419 (13 for 31)...............In Salt Lake City, the Bees swept a double header from Reno, 9-4 and 5-3. Tuffy Gosewisch caught the first game for the Aces and was 0 for 3.........In Mobile, the Bay Bears beat Pensacola, 10-2. Travis Mattair was 0 for 4 for the Blue Wahoos.