Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's not all good news

On Monday, the Phillies placed Roy Halladay on the 15-day DL and recalled Joe Savery from AAA-Lehigh Valley.  It is still unclear at this point who will get the start Friday, which would be Halladay's turn.

Then the Phillies went out and topped the Giants, 6-2 behind a nice game from Cliff LeeDomonic Brown hit his 6th home run, and his 3rd in less than a week, Ryan Howard was 1 for 5, and Freddy Galvis had a pinch hit double in the 9th inning.........In Boston, Vance Worley started the game for Minnesota and went 5+ innings, allowing 3 runs on 9 hits, NO walks, and 3 Ks.  He left the game with the Twins leading 4-3, but the Minnesota bullpen let it get away and Vance remains winless on the year.  The Sox won in 11 innings, 6-5............In Cincinnati, the Braves beat the Reds, 7-4.  Alfredo Simon threw 2 innings and struck out all 6 hitters he faced for the Reds!!!   Impressive!

In Allentown, Darin Ruf (.262) had 2 hits and 2 RBI for the IronPigs, and Lehigh Valley beat Louisville, 4-1.  Steve Susdorf (.303) had a double pinch hitting for Mike Stutes, who tossed 2 perfect innings and was awarded a hold.  Jake Diekman pitched the 9th for his 2nd save...............In Portland, the Sea Dogs beat Reading, 4-3.  Zack Collier had 3 hits for the Fightin' Phils, and Sebastian Valle and Edgar Duran added 2 hit apiece.  Greg Smith, a 29-year old free agent signed by the Phillies the other day, started for Reading and in 5 innings of work, allowed just a 2nd inning home run by Portland's Tony Thomas, and 2 walks.  Juan Sosa continues to struggle this year.  Juan  gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in his 2 innings and his ERA is up 7.71................In Palm Beach, the Threshers beat the Cardinals, 7-3, and evened their record at 15-15.  Kelly Dugan (.314) had 3 hits and an RBI, Carlos Alonso (.317)  and Kyrell Hudson had 2 hits each, and Aaron Altherr (.333) belted his 4th home run.   Maikel Franco drove in 2 runs for the Threshers, and has 29 RBI in the Threshers' 30 games!  Nick Hernandez (3-1, 3.38) pitched 6 more solid innings (2 runs, 4 hits, 2 walks, 9 Ks) to get the win.

In Round Rock, Lisalverto Bonilla's rough adjustment to AAA took another bad turn.  Bonilla allowed 4 runs on 3 hits, 2 of them home runs, in just 1 inning of work in the Express' 9-5 loss to Nashville.  He has allowed 14 earned runs in 15.2 innings, an 8.04 ERA!  Ouch!!   Let's see how he responds.  It is a similar story for Tyson Brummett.  In Manchester , Tyson gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in his 2 innings of relief for the Fisher Cats and saw his ERA go up to 6.26.

In Iowa City, the Cubs beat the RedHawks, 6-1.  Jonathan Villar (.304) had 2 more hits and stole 2 bases (10) for Oklahoma City...............In San Antonio, Domingo Santana (.237) hit his 4th home run of the year for Corpus Christi, and the Hooks beat the Missions, 3-0.  Domingo has struggled since coming off the DL, so maybe this will get him going.

The Chicago White Sox have confirmed Gavin Floyd will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow.

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