Tuesday night in Buffalo, Jay Happ continued his comeback with a 4-inning, 60-pitch outing against Columbus, Happ allowed a run on 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3 in the Bisons' 4-1 win over the Clippers. The Blue Jays say he will need at least 1 more rehab start before being activated and returning to the big team.
Travis d'Arnaud will begin a rehab assignment today with the GCL Mets, playing for the first time since April 17 when he fractured the metatarsil bone in his foot. New York still hopes to call him up before the end of the season......... Gavin Floyd will not begin to throw for about another 4 weeks, but said over the weekend that he is getting the range of motion back in his injured shoulder. The White Sox hope to get him an appearance or 2 before the end of this year.
In Syracuse, Jason Donald had 2 hits, including a single during the game winning 4-run 9th inning rally, a walk, an RBI and scored a run for the Bats, as Louisville came from behind to edge the Chiefs, 5-4..........In Rochester, Cody Asche had 3 hits, including 2 home runs (# 11 & 12), Freddy Galvis had 2 hits and 2 RBI and Cameron Rupp smacked his 3rd AAA homer as the IronPigs blasted the Red Wings, 8-1. Ethan Martin improved to 11-5, 4.35 with 6 shut out innings (2 hits, 3 walks, 6 Ks)...................In Iowa City, Brian Schlitter came into a scoreless game in the top of the 9th, tossed a 1-2-3 frame, and picked up a win when the Cubs walked off in the bottom half.................In Corpus Christi, Adam Buschini (16 for 43 in the last 11 games) had 2 more hits for the Missions in their 11-3 win over the Hooks.
In Binghamton, Jesse Biddle could not get out of the 1st inning, giving up 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks in the Mets 6-3 win over the Fightin Phils. Maikel Franco and Kelly Dugan got 2 more hits each, with Franco's AA average climbing to a lofty .379!........In Clearwater, Harold Martinez singled and scored the game winning run in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Threshers a 3-2 win over Jupiter. Chris Serratella had hit a 2-out home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie it.
In Houston, Jonathan Villar was 3 for 4 in just his second major league game, including 2 doubles and 2 runs scored, as the Astros came from behind to top Oakland, 5-4. Jarred Cosart started and went 7 solid innings, allowing just 2 runs, 1 earned, on just 7 hits and 3 walks, and recieved no decision.........In St Louis, the Cardinals beat Jonathan Pettibone and the Phillies, 4-1. J-Bone did not have his best stuff, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks in just 5 innings of work.