Saturday night in Philadelphia, Freddy Galvis' first inning single was the only hit the Phillies managed all night, and Cole Hamels went 8 innings and allowed just 2 runs on 4 hits, NO walks, struck out 6 and was the hard luck loser in a 2-0 Marlins win. The combination of Galvis, Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown, and Carlos Ruiz were 1 for 12 on the day. Hamels slips to 1-4, 4.24 for the year.
The Athletics have recalled Michael Taylor from Sacramento again. Maybe this time they will play him a little, instead of letting him rot on the bench like they did for a week last month!
In Tampa, the Threshers scored 5 runs in the top of the 8th inning to tie their game at 7-7, and took the lead in the top of the 11th, only to see the Yankees scored 2 in the bottom half and steal a 9-8 victory. Maikel Franco (.311) had 3 hits, including a double, his 6th home run, and 2 RBI to lead the attack. Carlos Alonso (.312) , Aaron Altherr ( double, triple, 2 RBI) and Bob Stumpo added 2 hits each for Clearwater. Ethan Stewart started and had control issues, again. "Stew" allowed 4 runs on 7 hits and 7 walks in just 4+ innings of work, facing 6 hitters in the 5th without retiring any. Luis Paulino gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, on 5 hits in just 2.1 innings, Mario Hollands came on with the bases loaded and 2 out in the 7th and walked in a run before recording the final out. Colton Murray pitched well, 2.1 innings, 1 walk, 3 Ks.
In Manchester, Jesse Biddle- after 2 excellent starts in a row- could not get out of the 1st inning. Jeese walked 4 and allowed a hit, and 3 runs- recording just 2 outs in the Fisher Cats' 15-5 pounding of the Fightin' Phils. 9 different Reading hitters had 1 hit apiece............In Allentown, Leandro Castro's 13th inning single gave the IronPigs a 3-2 win over the Indians, their 2nd in a row over the first place team. Mike Stutes (2 IP, 1 hit, 3Ks) and Jake Diekman (1 IP, 2 walks, 1 K) threw scoreless relief for Lehigh Valley, and Mike Zagurski went 1.1 innings (2 walks, 2 Ks) for Indianapolis.
In Portland, Trevor May threw a very good game for New Britain, going 7 innings and allowing just 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks, and receiving no decision for the Rock Cats in their 2-1 loss to the Sea Dogs.............In Pensacola, Travis Mattair had a single and a double for the Blue Wahoos in their 8-3 loss to Montgomery.