J.A. Happ has been released from the hospital after that scary event the other day. He has a slight fracture on his skull behind his ear, and was cut and received a few stitches, but considering what could have been, he looked OK during his press conference. Jay also injured his knee when he fell and has been placed on the DL by the Blue Jays. In other injury news, Gavin Floyd has undergone the surgery on his right elbow, and his recovery time is estimated to be 14-19 months. The HomeSide wish both of these guys the best and the fastest of recoveries!!
Meanwhile, on the field in San Francisco, Jonathan Pettibone continues to impress the Phillies. Jon went 5.2 innings against the Giants, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks in the Phllies' 4-3 extra inning loss to the world champs. Our boys were 1 for 7 on the day, a single from Carlos Ruiz, and Antonio Bastardo gave up the winning run in the 10th. It was only the 2nd earned run allowed by Bastardo in 12 appaerances this season. In Denver, Josh Outman tossed 2 scoreless innings for the Rockies, who lost a 3-2 decision to the Yankees, and in Cincinnati, Alfredo Simon put in another scoreless frame for Reds in their 7-2 loss to the Braves.
In Oklahoma City, Jonathan Villar hit a 2-out grand slam home run to cap a 6-run 9th inning rally, and the RedHawks scored again in the bottom of the 10th inning to snatch a 7-6 win from Tacoma. Jason Jaramillo also had an RBI double and scored a run during the big inning..........In Nashville, Jesus Sanchez pitched 3 perfect innings, striking out 5 of the 9 hitters he faced for the Sounds in their 5-2 win over Fresno. Jesus is 3-0, 1.02 in 11 games for Nashville. He has allowed just 10 hits and 3 walks in 17.2 innings, giving up 2 earned runs!