Yesterday, the Phillies optioned Tyler Cloyd back to Lehigh Valley and recalled Jake Diekman. This means either John Lannan or Carlos Zambrano will make the start when Cloyd's turn comes around again.
In Minnesota, the Phillies snapped their losing skid with a 3-2, come from behind win in the finale against the Twins. Ryan Howard had 3 hits and an RBI, Domonic Brown had a hit and 2 walks, and Freddy Galvis was 1 for 5. In other news, the Phillies announced that Carlos Ruiz will join the IronPigs and catch for them in a rehab assignment Saturday and Sunday. The IronPigs defeated Scranton Thursday, 4-2. Darin Ruf hit his 6th home run, and Cameron Rupp had 2 hits and an RBI, while Steve Susdorf and Leandro Castro chipped in with a hit each. Zambrano made the start and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks over 5 innings............In Reading, Sebastian Valle had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs to pace the Fightin Phils to a 4-3 win over the BaySox...........In Clearwater, Carlos Alonso had 3 hits, and Maikel Franco belted his 15th home run of the season, but the Threshers dropped a 5-4 decision to the Mets. The loss drops Clearwater to a game back of Dunedin, with 3 games to go in the first half.
In Chicago, the Cubs topped the Reds in 14 innings, 6-5. Alfredo Simon retired 2 hitters in the 7th inning, notching his 4th hold of the year for Cincinnati. In Pittsburgh, Mike Zagurski was shelled by the Giants, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits in just 1 inning of work in San Francisco's 10-0 win over the Pirates.
In Frisco, Jonathan Singleton was 3 for 3, with 2 home runs and 3 RBI, and walked twice, to pace the Corpus Christi Hooks to a 7-1 win over the RoughRiders. Singleton has hit .302 in 15 games between Quad Cities and Corpus Christi, with 5 homers. The Astros say he will stay with the Hooks for another series or 2 before moving up to AAA-Oklahoma City. Speaking of the RedHawks, OKC took a 9-8 , extra innings win from the Cubs. Jonathan Villar had a hit and a walk for the RedHawks, and Josh Zeid allowed a hit and walk in just .2 innings, allowing 2 inherited runners to score, but was still credited with his 5th hold.
In Round Rock, Lisalverto Bonilla tossed scoreless frames in the 9th and 10, but allowed 5 runs (only 2 of which were earned) in the 11th inning as Albuquerque defeated the Express, 9-4............In Nashville, Quintin Berry hit a 2-run home run in the 8th inning to give the Omaha Storm Chasers a 4-2 win over the Sounds.