In New York Saturday, the Mets evened their series with the Phillies with a 5-4 win over Cole Hamels. Cole (4-12) allowed 4 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in just 5 innings, and was a victim of a rookie home plate umpire and his inconsistent strike zone. Domonic Brown, Darin Ruf and Carlos Ruiz combined to go 1 for 13 in the game.......In Denver, Josh Outman tossed a scoreless frame for the Rockies in their 9-3 win over the Cubs.
In Rome, the BlueClaws got past the Braves, 10-9. Angelo Mora led the attack with 3 hits, including his 2nd home run, and Larry Greene, Willie Carmona, Art Charles and Mitch Walding all had 2 hits each. Geoff Broussard won for the 4th time, and Delvi Francisco came on for the final out to notch his 6th save. Lakewood has now won 3 of 4 on the current trip and 10 of the last 13 overall............In a wild one in Bradenton, the Marauders scored 3 in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game, but the Threshers scored in the 11th for a 9-8 win. Aaron Altherr (.281) had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs, and Carlos Alonso and Jiwan James added 2 hits each. The win went to Jordan Guth, his 2nd since his promotion.........In Portland, Reading managed just 4 hits and with Jim Murphy's 9th inning home run, #19 on the year, avioded the shut out in a 5-1 loss to the Sea Dogs.......In Allentown, a 2-hour rain delay after the first inning limited Carlos Carrasco to just 1 13-pitch shut out inning, and the Clippers went on to a 1-0, 13-innning win over the IronPigs.
In San Antonio, Adam Buschini (.267) had 2 hits and scored a run for the Missions in their 4-2 win over Midland..........In Scranton, Randy Ruiz had 2 more hits, including his 11th home run for the RailRiders in a 2-1 Scranton loss to Louisville. Jason Donald had 2 hits for the Bats.