Friday night in Philadelphia, Jonathan Pettibone threw 6.1 solid frames against Miami, to record his 2nd major league win in a the Phillies' 4-1 victory. "Bone" threw 94 pitches, and gave up just 1 run on 5 hits - NO walks, striking out 3, before yielding to Antonio Bastardo, who completed the 7th inning for his 4th hold of the year. In what has become a nightly occurance, both Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown hit home runs, the 5th for each. Howard had 2 hits on the night, is up to 18 RBI and .288 for the year. Carlos Ruiz also had a hit and stole a base!! The win for Pettibone is #12 for HomeSiders this year.
News out of Chicago is not good, and it looks like Gavin Floyd will have to undergo Tommy John surgery. Gavin was in New York on Friday seeking a second opinion on his right elbow.
In Clearwater, Chris Seritalla and Cameron Perkins hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the 8th inning and the Threshers took a 4-3 win over the Yankees. It was the 3rd home run for each, and Perkins had 3 hits on the night, raising his average to an outstanding .368! Carlos Alonso (.307) added 2 hits for the Threshers.................In Manchester, the Fisher Cats came from behind to beat Reading, 8-5. David Buchanan started for the R-Phils, and gave up 4 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks over 6 innings of work, and Mike Nesseth recorded the final 5 outs for Reading. Tyson Brummett started for New Hampshire and lasted just 3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. Brummett's pattern of 1 good start, 1 bad start continues.................In Allentown, Tyler Cloyd recorded his first win of the year with 8 solid innings against the first place Indianapolis Indians. Cloyd allowed just 1 run on 4 hits and NO walks, striking out 10, before Justin De Fratus pitched a scoreless 9th. Leandro Castro (.298) had a single, a double, a walk, 2 RBI, 2 stolen bases (7) and scored a run for the IronPigs.
In Round Rock, the Express outlasted the Nashville, 5-4 in a 12-inning affair. Lisalverto Bonilla threw 2 scoreless frames (1 walk, 3 Ks) for the Express and picked up his 2nd win of the year..........In Fresno, Greg Golson hit his 2nd home run of the year with 2 out in the 9th inning to tie the game for Colorado Springs, then tripled in 2 runs and scored in the SkySox' 4-run 11th inning raaly which led to a 5-1 win. Golson was 3 for 5 on the night, and is 11 for 24 (.458) since joining the SkySox a week ago!!