Tuesday night in San Diego, Domonic Brown hit his 20th home run (his 1st since June 8) and drove in 4 runs to help the Phillies top the Padres, 6-2 behind Kyle Kendrick. Kendrick won his 7th game of the year with 8 solid innings of work in which he allowede just 2 runs on 7 hits and NO walks, striking out 6. Antonio Bastardo threw a scoreless 9th, striking out 2. The win was #31 this year for HomeSiders in the majors.
In Salisbury, 6 different BlueClaws had 2 hits, and the team rallied from a 5-0 deficit to take a 6-5 lead, only to lose it later, 7-6. Alejandro Villalaobos had 2 hits and 2 RBI, and is 6 for 15 in his last 4 games, playing regularly now that Angelo Mora has gone to Williamsport, and Willie Carmona hit his 3rd home run and continued his hot hitting........In Clearwater, Brock Stassi (.327) had 3 hits, including his 2nd home run, and Kelly Dugan smacked his 9th homer of the season, but the Threshers dropped a 9-3 decision to the Tampa Yankees.
Tuesday night was the Texas League All Star game, and 2 of our boys participated. D'Arby Myers had a single and scored a run in his only at bat for the South, helping them to a 6-0 win. Mike Cisco threw an inning for the North, and allowed a run on a home run, but did strike out 2.
In Pensacola, Travis Mattair had 2 hits, including his 9th home run of the year, to help the Blue Wahoos defeat Mississippi, 7-3..............In Oklahoma City, Jarred Cosart (7-4, 3.05) threw a 7-inning complete game in the first half of a doubleheader, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk, and was the loser in a 2-0 Omaha win over the RedHawks. OKC got just 2 hits in the game, 1 of them by Jonathan Singleton. Jonathan Villar had 2 hits in the second game, as the RedHawks gained a split with a 5-4 win..........In Gwinnett, Anthony Gose had 3 hits and stole his 9th base of the year for the Bisons, but Buffalo lost, 4-3 to the Braves. Speaking of the Braves, they have signed Joe Bisenius, and assigned him to Gwinnett! Joe started last Friday night against Syracuse, and pitched 5.2 innings, allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 8 hits and picked up a win. Welcome back to the action, Bis!!