Saturday, June 1, 2013

Brown hits 2 more in losing effort

Friday night in Philadelphia, the Brewers beat Cole Hamels and the Phillies, 8-5.   Domonic Brown hit 2 more home runs (#14 & 15) and drove in 4 of the 5 runs for the Phillies, upping his team leading total to 36 RBI.  Hamels allowed 7 runs (6 earned) on 11 hits in just 5 innings and is now 1-9 on the year.  Mike Stutes threw a 1-2-3 6th inning and Justin De Fratus tossed 2 scoreless innings..........In Denver, the Rockies scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game, only to see the Dodgers win it with a run in the 10th.  Josh Outman threw a scoreless inning for Colorado.............In Pittsburgh, the Reds shut out the Pirates, 6-0 behind Johnny CuestoMike Zagurski allowed 4 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks in just 1.2 innings of work for the Pirates.

In Davenport, Jonathan Singleton homered for the 3rd time in 3 games for Quad Cities, and is 5 for 11 with 2 doubles and the 3 HR.  The Astros say he will play 3 more game for the Bandits, before moving up to AA-Corpus Christi.  Speaking of Corpus Christi, the Hooks dropped a 5-3 decision to the Arkansas Travelers, with Mike Cisco (2-1, 2.38) pitching a scoreless inning and picking up the win for the Angel's affiliate.  Domingo Santana was 1 for 4 with a walk and an RBI for the Hooks.................In New Britain, Bowie beat the Rock Cats, 7-6.  Trevor May pitched the first 5 innings for the Cats, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks, receiving no decision in the game.....................In Manchester, the Fisher Cats defeated Binghamton, 8-7.  Tyson Brummett threw the final 3 innings, and got his 2nd save of the year, despite allowing 2 runs in the 9th..............In North Little Rock, the Naturals lost to San Antionio, 7-2.  Adam Buschini had a double, 2 walks, and scored a run for the Missions............Out in Tucson, the Padres pounded Fresno, 10-0.  Jesus Merchan (.253) had a double, an RBI and scored a run for the Padres.

In the Phillies' system,  the IronPigs shut out Gwinnett, 2-0.  Troy Hanzawa had another hit, and is 11 for 25 (that's .440) in 8 games since his promotion.  Leandro Castro added a hit and 2 walks, and Jake Diekman recorded his 8th save with a scoreless 9th, even though he gave up 2 hits..........In Reading, Jesse Biddle pitched 7 innings for the Fightin Phils, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks, and left the game trailing 3-2.  Brody Colvin allowed 4 runs and did not get out of the 8th inning and the Aeros took a 7-5 victory.  Third baseman Tyler Henson had 3 hits for Reading.......In Dunedin, the Threshers scored 3 in the 9th  and beat the Blue Jays, 7-6.  Kelly Dugan (.322) had 3 hits, including his 6th home run, and Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr added 2 hits each to the Clearwater attack.  This trio of former Claws is really having a good year for the Threshers!!  Dugan missed the first 20 games and has come off the DL to hit 6 bombs, and knock in 23 runs in 30 games so far, Altherr has 17 doubles, 4 triples and 4 home runs to go with his .322 mark, and Franco (.288) has hit 21 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 37 RBI!!........In Lakewood, Carlos Tocci had his first 3-hit game of the year, and Brian Pointer hit his 3rd home run, but the Claws lost to the Power, again, 4-3.  Pointer also made a great catch in right field, and Brian had 2 hits on the night.   Mitch Walding, Chace Numata and Willie Carmona  added 2 hits each in the losing cause.   Shane Watson pitched very well, making 1 mistake which resulted in a 2-run home run by the Power's Stetson Allie.  Allie has hit 3 home runs in the 6 games against us, and has 15 overall.  Delvi Francisco threw 2 more scoreless frames and has dropped his ERA to a very good 2.42!

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