Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2 for the HomeSide!

Tuesday night in Philadelphia, John Mayberry came into the game as a defensive replacement, then hit a game tying home in the bottom of the 10th, and a walk-off grand slam in the 11th to give the Phillies an exciting 7-3 win over the Marlins.  Domonic Brown did not have have a hit, but reached base on an error to begin the winning rally and scored the deciding run.  Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis each had a hit and a walk, Galvis' hit coming during the big 11th inning.  Jonathan Pettibone started and went 6 good innings, working out of some trouble and allowing just 2 runs (only 1 earned ) on 7 hits and 2 walks.  Antonio Bastardo came on in the 10th, and allowed a run, but was taken off the hook by Mayberry's first home run.  The win went to Mike Stutes, who threw a scoreless 11th and picked up his first win of the season.  Mike becomes the 11th different HomeSider to post a win this year.  Then, in Cincinnati, Josh Outman was in the right place at the right time for the Rockies.  Josh came into the game with 1 out and 2 men on base for the Reds, struck out both hitters he faced to strand the runners, and was awarded the win when Colorado rallied for 2 runs in the 8th for a 5-4 win.  It was win #2 for Outman this year, and runs the HomeSide total to 26 on the season!

In Buffalo, Cody Overbeck had 3 hits, including 2 home runs (#10 & 11), and drove in 3 runs to power the IronPigs to a 4-0 win over the Bisons.  Steve Susdorf (.330) and Darin Ruf (.260) had 2 hits each for Lehigh Valley and   Jake Diekman struck out the side in the 9th inning.  Also of note, with Michael Young returning to the Phillies, and Michael  Martinez being sent back to the IronPigs, the Phillies have reassigned Troy Hanzawa back to Reading.   Troy hit .371 in 11 games with the Pigs, proving he can play at that level...........In Altoona, a big home run by Sebastian Valle, his 2nd this week, and 2 hits each for Derrick Mitchell and Anthony Hewitt led the Fightin Phils to a 6-5 win over the Curve in the completion of the suspended game from last week. In the regualr game, the Curve scored 3 in the bottom of the 9th to gain a split with a 7-6 win.  Hewitt hit a pinch hit 2-run HR in that game.................In Jupiter, the Threshers swept a pair of games against the Hammerheads, 2-1 and 7-3.  Jordan Guth got his first win in his first appearancxe for the Threshers in the opener, after Nick Hernandez posted another excellent outing, allowing just 1 run (8 hits, NO walks) over 6 innings of work.  In the nightcap, Aaron Altherr hit a 3-run bomb (his 5th) and Maikel Franco had 3 more hits and drove in a run (#42) as Clearwater got the sweep.  Brock Stassi (.294) also had a 2-hit game in that one..........In Hickory, the BlueClaws managed just 2 hits and dropped the opener of their road trip to the Crawdads, 4-1..................In Corpus Christi, Domingo Santana had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs to help the Hooks defeat the Rock Hounds, 9-5.  D'Arby Myers had 1 for 4 and scored a run for the Hounds.

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