Friday night in Philadelphia, the Phillies used 4 former BlueClaws in their game against the Mets. The result was a 4-3 New York victory. Cole Hamels (2-11) started and went 6 innings, charged with 4 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks, striking out 5. Justin De Fratus, Jake Diekman and Mike Stutes each threw a shut out frame. Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown had 2 hits each for the Phillies, with Brown picking up RBI #50. Carlos Ruiz added a hit to the losing cause...........In Cleveland, Michael Bourn (.294) had 2 hits and scored a run to help the Indians to a 5-1 win over the Twins.
In Charleston, the Power evened their series with Lakewood with an 11-7 win. Willie Carmona and Larry Greene had 2 hits each for the Claws, and Geoff Broussard had his first off night, allowing 6 runs in just 1 inning...........In Reading, Maikel Franco hit his first AA home run (in just his 2nd game) and Jim Murphy belted his 14th, and the Fightin Phils defeated Richmond, 5-3. David Buchanan recorded his 4th win of the year with 6 solid innings, allowing just 3 runs, 2 earned on 5 hits and 1 walk, striking out 7 and Tyler Knigge got the final 5 outs to pick up his 3rd save..........In Columbus, Steve Susdorf had 2 more hits, including his first home run of the year, raising his average to .323 as the IronPigs took a 4-2 win from the Clippers. Cesar Hernendez (.300) was 3 for 4 for Lehigh Valley.
In Midland, D'Arby Myers (.278) was 5 for 5, with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI to pace the Rock Hounds to a 10-1 win over San Antonio.................In Montgomery, Travis Mattair had 3 hits, including his 6th home run of the year for Pensacola, to help the Blue Wahoos to a 9-3 win over the Biscuits........In Colorado Springs, Greg Golson was 3 for 4, with 3 stolen bases, scored arun and knocked in another for the SkySox in their 8-3 win over Tacoma. Jason Jaramillo had 2 hits and 2 RBI for the Rainiers.
Mike Zagurski has been signed by the Yankees and assigned to Scranton, where last night he made his debut and blew a save oppurtunity by allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned in the 9th inning of the RailRiders' 5-4 loss to Norfolk.