Scranton manager Marc Bombard was impressed with Madson's debut. "I don't know why he struggled at Clearwater, but he looked real strong here," said Bombard.
While Madson was impressive, thirdbaseman Travis Chapman handled the offensive side of things for Scranton. Chapman hit two homeruns and drove in a total of six runs for the Red Barons. J.P. Roberge had an RBI single to drive in the other run for Scranton. Wendell Magee continued to hit, going 3-for-4 with a run scored.
Reading 5, Akron 4
Brian Hitchcox' walk-off homerun with two outs in the bottom of the ninth helped the Reading Phillies snap a seven game losing skid. Eric Weaver (1-1) picked up the win in relief.
Clearwater 6, St.Lucie 4
Juan Camilo went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI for the Clearwater Phillies. Elizardo Ramirez (2-1) didn't have his strongest outing of the season, but pitched well enough to pick up the win and Bobby Korecky recorded his first save of the season.
Lakewood 3, Hagerstown 2
Jeremy Isenhower doubled for the only hit of the game for Lakewood, but they took advantage of 10 walks issued by Hagerstown pitchers to win 3-2. Vinnie DeChristofaro (1-0) picked up the win.