Monday, June 3, 2013

In case you missed it

First note of interest from Sunday was Detroit designating Quintin Berry for assignment.  Berry has been struggling in Toledo, but this is because the Tigers need his spot on the 40-man roster.  His future will become clearer in 10 days,  when a decision will  have to be made.

If you have been under a rock, Domonic Brown was 3 for 3 Sunday, with his 16th home run and 4 more RBI!  (NL Player of the month will be announced tomorrow).  Dom's 3-run first inning blast propelled the Phillies to a 7-5 win over the Brewers.  Freddy Galvis had a single, a triple, and an RBI, and Ryan Howard walked and scored, and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.  The win went to Cliff Lee, who went 7.2 innings, and left the game in the 8th with 2 out and 2 on.  Justin De Fratus allowed a hit and a walk before getting the 3rd out, and both of Lee's runners scored.  Then Antonio Bastardo recorded his first save, despite loading the bases with the first 3 hitters, and giving up a run...............In Cleveland, the Rays pounded the Indians, 11-3.  Michael Bourn (.301) had 2 hits for the Tribe.......In San Diego, Anthony Gose had a pinch hit single and scored a run for the Blue Jays in their 3-run, game-winning rally in the top of then 13th as the Jays took a 7-4 game from the Padres.   Gose is 5 for his last 12, and is at .318 ( 7 for 22) since his recall.

In Allentown, the Braves beat the IronPigs, 11-7.  Leandro Castro had 2 doubles, a walk, and an RBI, Darin Ruf had a single, a double, and a  walk, and Troy Hanzawa had a single, a walk, and scored a run.  BJ Rosenberg had a tough outing, allowing 8 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks in just 5.1 innings of work. Brian is 1-5, 5.12 for Lehigh Valley................In Reading, Tommy Mendonca was 5 for 5 and drove in 3 runs to power the Fightin Phils to an 8-1 victory over Akron. Zack Collier had 2 hits and 2 RBI, and Sebastian Valle hit a home run, his 3rd.  David Buchanan pitched 7 strong innings to pick up his 2nd win of the season.  Buchanan allowed just 1 run on 5 hits and 3 walks for the victory.............In Dunedin, Maikel Franco hit a 3-run home run (#11)  in the top of the 6th inning to break a scoreless tie, and the Threshers went on to beat the Buue Jays, 7-0.  Kelly Dugan (.336) had 3 more hits, and Aaron Altherr (.324) added 2 for Clearwater.  Carlos Zambrano pitched 6 shut out  innings (4 hits, 2 walks) trying to prove to the Phillies he is ready for them.

In Reno, Jesus Merchan (.277) had 4 hits, including 2 doubles and drove in 3 runs for Tucson in the Padres' 13-5 win over the Aces.............In North Little Rock, the Corpus Christi Hooks swept a doubleheader from the Travelers, 5-3, and 13-9.  Domingo Santana homered in each game (#9 & 10), and drove in 4 on the day!...............In Columbus, Lou Marson was 0 for 2 with a walk for Columbus as his rehab assignment continues............In Albuquerque, Jonathan Villar (.271) was 2 for 4 for Oklahoma City, in the redHawks' 4-2 loss to the Isotopes.............In Springdale, Adam Buschini had 2 hits including his 3rd home run of the year for San Antonio, but the Mission dropped a 6-5 decision to the Naturals..........In Montgomery, Travis Mattair had 2 walks, and his 6th home run, and scored 3 runs for Pensacola, and the Blue Wahoos roasted the Biscuits, 11-4.

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