Monday, May 6, 2013

Castro does it again

Roy Halladay has been trying to pitch through a sore right shoulder and,  after Sunday's debacle in Philadelphia, may have to go on the DL.  Halladay was ripped for 9 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks in just 2.1 innings against the Marlins, as the Phillies fell to the Fish, 14-2! ( Maybe in response to this, the Phillies have signed 30-year old lefty Greg Smith.) The Phils had just 4 hits in the game, and Freddy Galvis got the only 1 for our boys, as Howard, Brown and Ruiz combined to go 0 for 8.   Halladay's next start would be Friday, and it could be Adam Morgan, whose turn would come up that night for Lehigh Valley.  Morgan started Sunday against Indianapolis and gave the Pigs 4 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks.  Then, Leandro Castro made it 2 walk-off hits in 2 days with an RBI single in the bottom of the 9th to give the IronPigs a 5-4 win over the Indians.

In New York, Michael Taylor- who flew all the way  across the country- went 0 for 3 for the Athletics in their 5-4 win over the Yankees........In Denver, Josh Outman tossed 2 innings for the Rockies, giving up 2 runs, 1 earned on 3 hits and a walk in Colorado's 8-3 loss to the Rays.........In Cleveland, the Indians announced Michael Bourn will begin a rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers in preparation for rejoining the team after having the stitches removed from his finger.   The Clippers rode 6 solid innings from Carlos Carrasco (1 run, 4 hits, NO walks, 7 Ks) to a 3-2 win over Rochester on Sunday.  Carlos has posted a 1.90 ERA in 23.2 innings of work for Columbus.  Can you say recall?

In Manchester, Troy Hanzawa (.382) had 3 hits, including 2 doubles and drove in a run, and Jim Murphy hit his 5th home runof the year, but Reading lost a 5-2 game to the Fisher Cats.

In Buffalo, Anthony Gose had 2 hits and scored a run for the Bisons in their 8-2 win over Louisville.  Speaking of the Bats, Jason Donald has been put on their DL, I will try to find out why................In Round Rock, the Express topped Nashville, 5-1.  Jesus Sanchez threw 2 scoreless frames for the Sounds (1 hit 1 walk, 2 Ks), dropping his ERA to 1.23.....................In Pensacola, Travis Mattair hit his 3rd home run and scored 2 runs for the Blue Wahoos in their 8-2 win over Montgomery.

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