In Milwaukee Saturday night, the Brewers edged the Phillies, 4-3. Domonic Brown had 2 hits, including his league leading 19th home run and drove in all 3 runs for Philadelphia. Can you say "all-star"? Kyle Kendrick took the loss, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 6 to slip to 6-4 on the year. Mike Stutes pitched the 7th, and gave up a run on 3 hits and a walk.................The Rockies have optioned Josh Outman back to AAA-Colorado Springs....................In Detroit, the Tigers roughed up Carlos Carrasco to the tune of 6 runs on 10 hits in just 4 innings of work en route to a 6-4 win over the Indians. With an off day in the schedule, Carlos can now drop his appeal and serve his 8-game suspension without missing a start. Michael Bourn (.303) had a double and scored a run for Cleveland.
In Allentown, Darin Ruf (.258) had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs to help the IronPigs take an 8-5 win over Charlotte. Leandro Castro (.272) added 2 hits, including a doubel and also knocked in a run. BJ Rosenberg got the win, going 5 innings and allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks, striking out 6 and improving to 2-5 for Lehigh Valley..................In Reading, the Fightin Phils split a pair of games with the Senators. In the opener, Jesse Biddle allowed the lone run of the game on a 7th inning home run by Harrisburg's Sandy Leon in a 1-0 loss. Biddle (3-6, 3.030 allowed just 4 hits and a walk, and struck out 7 in the hard luck loss. Carlos Zambrano pitched 6 solid innings in the nightcap, leading Reading to a 2-1 win and the split. Anthony Hewitt (.274) had 2 hits, including an RBI double and scored the other run for the Phils, and Tyler Knigge tossed a 1-2-3 7th for the save, his 1st of the year.........In Clearwater, the Threshers lost a rain shortened 7-4 contest to Dunedin. Kelly Dugan (.333) had 2 hits and a walk, and scored a run for the Threshers. Ethan Stewart went the entire 6 innings, and allowed all 7 runs on 9 hits and 5 walks, "Stew" is still struggling this year with an 0-2 mark and a 7.08 ERA Ouch!!........The BlueClaws were rained out again in Delmarva, and will try to play 2 today before returning home tomorrow.
On Friday night, Jason Donald came off the DL, and had 3 hits for Louisville, including a double. It was Donald's first game in over a month. Then he was 0 for 4 yesterday in the Bats' 6-3 loss to Durham. the HomeSide is glad to see "JD" back in action!!.................In Scranton, Anthony Gose was 1 for 5, with an RBI and a stolen base for Buffalo, as the Bisons trampled the RailRiders, 10-4............In Tucson, Michael Taylor (.319) had 2 hits, including a double for Sacramento, to help the River Cats beat the Padres, 10-5.................In Pearl, Travis Mattair had a double and a walk, and scored a run for the Blue Wahoos in their 4-1 win over the Braves..................In San Antonio, Domingo Santana hit his 11th home run of the year, 1 of 2 hits on the night for the Hooks as Corpus Christi beat the Missions, 5-1. Jonathan Singleton was 1 for 4 for the Hooks in his 2nd game with the AA team.
In a move I missed about a week ago, the Cubs promoted Brian Schlitter from AA to AAA-Iowa City. Since the promotion, Brian has pitched 5 times for the Cubs, a toltal of 7 innings, and allowed just 1 run on 6 hits. Yesterday, he picked up a save by recording the final out of a 5-4 win over Round Rock. Lisalverto Bonilla made the start for the Express and was charged with the loss, going 3.1 innings and allowing 5 runs on 8 hits. I am not sure if the Rangers want Bonilla to be a strater, or if they just needed someone to pitch the second game of a doubleheader yesterday. I guess we will find out in 5 days.