Saturday, April 20, 2013

rain falls across northeast

The Phillies have recalled Joe Savery from Lehigh Valley, and the Colorado Rockies have recalled Josh Outman from Colorado Springs.   With Josh' recall, we now have 11 active HomeSiders in the major leagues.

In Philadelphia on Friday, the Phillies defeated St Louis, 8-2 in a rain shortened game.  Freddy Galvis (left field) was 0 for 4 in the game.

In Reno, the SkySox defeated the Aces, 5-2.  Tuffy Gosewisch hit his 3rd home run for the Aces, and walked and scored their other run.  Tuffy also gunned down 2 of 3 would-be base stealers...........In Toledo, the Mud Hens won a pair from Columbus, finishing off the suspended game with a 3-1 win, and taking the regular game, 4-3 with 2 in the bottom of the 9th.  Quintin Berry had another hit in the second game, and his average is .276 for the Mud Hens so far................In Oklahoma City, Jonathan Villar had a double and a triple, an RBI and scored a run for the RedHawks in their 5-2 win over Round Rock.  After starting out 2 for 34, Jonathan is now 8 for his last 20, a .400 clip for the last 5 games.  Now if teammate (and fellow HomeSider)  Jason Jaramillo could only catch a little fire, that would be good.  "JJ" was 0 for 3, and is just 3 for 26 in 9 games so far.   Josh Zeid picked up the final 4 outs and recorded his 1st save.  Josh came on and stranded the tying run on base in the 8th, and then threw a scoreless 9th.  In 6 appearances covering 6.1 innings, Zeid has allowed just 1 run on 3 hits and 4 walks, striking out 11.......In North Little Rock, the Springfield Cardinals swept a doubleheader from the Travelers, 3-2 & 3-0.  Mike Cisco threw another scorless inning in the first game, and has now thrown 7.1 innings, allowing just 3 hits and 1 walk, striking out 6!..........In Huntsville, the Tennessee Smokies topped the Stars, 8-1.  Brian Schlitter threw 2 scoreless innings (3 hits, 3 Ks).  Like Cisco, Schlitter has not allowed an earned run yet............In San Antonio, the Missions shut out Midland, 10-0.  The Rock Hounds had just 5 hits, 1 a single by D'Arby Myers.  Myers is hitting .263, and has played in 8 of Midland's 14 games so far.

Both Reading and Lehigh Valley were rained out, but in Clearwater, the comeback of Nick Hernandez took another positive step.  Hernandez (2-0, 2.12) , who sat out 2 years with injuries, threw 6 more solid innings against the Manatees in a 13-1 Threshers' victory, allowing just a run on 4 hits, 1 walk and 7 Ks.  Gabriel Arias and Mike Nesseth threw scoreless relief to seal the win.   Maikel Franco and Harold Martinez were among 5 different Threshers with at least 2 hits, and Aaron Altherr had a hit and 3 walks.  The enire starting 9 had at least 1 hit in a balanced 15-hit attack........In Lakewood, the BlueClaws dropped a 7-2 game to Savannah.  Silver linings for me: Angelo Mora had 2 hits for just the second time this year, and the ball is really jumping off the bat of Art Charles.

The Corpus Christi Hooks have placed Domingo Santana on the 7-day DL, effective the 17th.  I do not know why.

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