Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia, Cole Hamels threw 7 strong innings and the Phillies' offense exploded for 5 runs just in time to end the long drought for Cole and give him his 2nd win of the year. Hamels (2-9) allowed just 1 run on only 4 hits and 1 walk, and strruck out 11 Marlins in the Phillies 6-1 win. Yes, Domonic Brown hit another home run , his NL leading 18th of the year, to cap the 5-run inning after Ryan Howard had tripled in 2 runs just before. Freddy Galvis chipped in with a hit and a walk, Justin De Fratus tossed a 1-2-3 8th, and Mike Stutes pitched a scoreless 9th to sew up the win. It was win #27 for the HomeSide on the year............In Atlanta, Julio Teheran did not give the Pirates a base hit until the 8th inning in a 5-0 Braves win over Pittsburgh. Mike Zagurski threw a 1-2-3 th inning for the Bucs..............In New York, Michael Bourn (.301) was 1 for 4 and scored a run for the Indians, who lost to the Yankees, 6-4............In Cincinnati, the Rockies hit 6 home runs to bomb the Reds, 12-4. Alfredo Simon allowed 3 runs on 5 hits (1 home run) in 2 innings of work for the Reds.
The South Atlantic Leaguie has announced their All Star selections, and Steven Inch and Chace Numata will represent the home team here on the shore in 2 weeks. Congratulations to both of them from the HomeSide!! In the Florida State League, 7 Threshers (5 of them HomeSiders) were honored. Aaron Altherr, Maikel Franco, Carlos Alonso, Logan Moore, and Gabriel Arias were all named to play in the game in Dunedin, along with Cameron Perkins and Perci Garner. How is that for a contingent!!
In Hickory, the Crawdads hit 4 home runs in a 12-4 win over Lakewood. Brian Pointer and Alejandro Villalobos had 2 hits each for the Claws, and Roman Quinn had a hit and stole his 26th base...........In Jupiter, Kelly Dugan (.338) had 3 of the Threshers' 5 hits, in a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Hammerheads. Kyrell Hudson hit a home run for Clearwater. Hoby Milner started and threw 7 strong innings , allowing just 1 run on 5 hits and NO walks, striking out 6 and getting no decision........In Altoona, Sebastian Valle had 2 hits, including his 5th home run of the year, and his 3rd in 6 games, but Reading dropped a 7-3 game to the Curve.
The Houston Astros have moved Jonathan Singleton to AA-Corpus Christi to continue his comeback, and Jon went 1 for 4 for the Hooks, an RBI double, who lost to Midland, 3-1.............Lou Marson continues his rehab at Columbus. Lou had a hit and a walk for the Clippers in their 9-4 loss to Toledo.