Congratulations are in order for Oklahoma City's Jarred Cosart, who was elected to pitch for the Pacific Coast League in the AAA All Star Game. The game will be held in Reno, and the Ace's own Tuffy Gosewisch was selected to the roster and will get to play in front of his home fans! Good luck to both from the HomeSide! The IronPigs Cody Asche and Cesar Hernandez will play for the International League.
In Pittsburgh on Thursday, Cole Hamels put in a solid 7 innings (2 runs, 1 earned, 5 hits, NO walks) to pick up just his 3rd win of the season in the Phillies' 6-4 win over the Pirates, taking 2 of 3 from the team with the best record in the National League. Carlos Ruiz was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown had a hit each, and scored a run each. Justin De Fratus allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in his inning, and has been a little shaky lately, allowing 6 earned runs on 8 hits in the last 3.1 innings in which he has worked. The win by Hamels was the 33rd by HomeSiders in the majors this year..........In Denver, the Rockies got by the Dodgers, 9-5. Josh Outman retired 2 hitters and allowed a hit, which let an inherited runner score in the 6th inning.
In Syracuse, the Chiefs swept a pair from the IronPigs, 7-4 and 6-5. Cameron Rupp had 2 hits and 2 RBI, and Freddy Galvis hit a home run in the nightcap............In Midland, D'Arby Myers (.274) had a single, a double, a walk, stole his 14th base, and scored a run for the Rock Hounds in their 16-6 pounding of NW Arkansas.................In New Orleans, Jonathan Villar (.283) had a double and 2 walks, and Josh Zeid notched his 9th save with a 1-2-3 9th inning for Oklahoma City in the RedHawks' 2-1 win over the Zephyrs................In Scranton, Randy Ruiz belted his 7th home run (in just 20 games) to help the RailRiders defeat Buffalo, 5-2. Anthony Gose had 2 hits, stole his 11th base, and scored a run for the Bisons.