Saturday, July 20, 2013

Brown powers Phils past Mets

Domonic Brown (.278) started the post-All Star portion of the schedule with 3 hits, including his 24th home run of the year, and drove in 2 runs (that's 69) to pace the Phillies to a 13-8 win in New York.  Darin Ruf had 2 hits, and Carlos Ruiz chipped in with a double as Kyle Kendrick picked up his HomeSide leading 9th win of the year, and the 39th overall this year.  Jake Diekman threw a scoreless 8th, and Justin De Fratus finished it, allowing a 2-run 9th inning home run to David Wright...........In Minnesota, the Twins topped the Indians, 3-2.  Michael Bourn (.293) had 2 hits and drove in both runs for the Tribe.......In Cincinnati, Alfredo Simon (.2.88) got his 4th hold of the season with .2 innings of scoreless relief (1 hit, 1 walk) for the Reds in their 5-3 win over the Pirates.

In Augusta, Willie Carmona's 2-run home run triggered a 3-run 9th inning rally and the BlueClaws stole a 3-2 win from the Green Jackets.  It was the 5th home run for Willie (.309).  Brian Pointer, Larry Greene and Mitch Walding added 2 hits each to the Lakewood cause. Chad Carman, on the DL since April, played his first game in months and had a hit.  Jon Prosinski made his Claws' debut with 5 good innings, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits and 1 walk.  The win went to Chris Burgess, and Delvi Francisco notched his 5th save.............In Portland, Zack Collier homered and Maikel Franco and Kelly Dugan pounded 3 hits each as the Fightin Phils beat the Sea Dogs, 4-3.  David Buchanan won his 6th game with 6 solid frames, allowing just 2 runs on 7 hits and NO walks........In Allentown, Freddy Galvis, Cameron Rupp and Tyson Gillies had 2 hits each for the IronPigs, but Columbus took a 7-2 decision from Lehigh Valley.

In Salt Lake City, Michael Taylor (.305) had 3 hits, including his 12th home run, and knocked in 3 runs to help Sacramento to an 18-7 win over the Bees.........In Albuquerque, Quintin Berry had 2 hits for Omaha in their 4-3 loss to the Isotopes. It has been a rough year for "Q" , but he is finding it now, going 9 for 26 (.346)  in the last 9 games..........In Corpus Christi, Domingo Santana got a pinch hit, 2-run double in the bottom of the 6th inning to give the Hooks a come from behind, 3-2 win over Frisco, and a split of their doubleheader.

An interest note in Arkansas, where the Angels are strtching out Mike Cisco with an eye to making him a rotation guy again. (Mike had not started since 2010.)  In his 3rd start last night, Cisco went 4 scoreless innings, NO hits, 1 walk, 3 Ks, throwing 51 pitches.  Mike started 6 times, in 8 appearances for Lakewood in 2008.

Thursday night, in Dunedin, Jay Happ threw 5 shut out innings, allowing just 3 hits, NO walks, and struck out 7. 

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