Cole Hamels threw six perfect innings to lower his season ERA to 1.01 and record his fifth win of his professional career. Hamels was again dominating as he struck out 11 batters, giving him 99 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings. That means that almost half of the 200 outs that Hamels has recorded have been by strikeouts. He is allowing just 0.4 hits per inning of work this season and has a 5-1 record.
Victor Menocal recorded his third save of the year by working the final three innings and allowing one run on six hits and a walk.
After back-to-back doubles by Carlos Rodriguez and Chris Roberson gave Lakewood a 1-0 lead in the third, Mark McRoberts hit his team leading 13th homerun of the season in the fourth to make it a 2-0 game.
DelMarVa got a run back in the seventh off of Menocal, but a double-play ground ball ended the threat, leaving the BlueClaws with a 2-1 lead.
McRoberts singled to center with runners on the corners in the eighth, giving Lakewood a 3-1 lead and a throwing error later in the inning scored two more runs as Lakewood went up 5-1. Chris Roberson had one of his three hits in the eighth inning and drove in two runs.
Mahoning Valley 4, Batavia 11
Bryan Hansen collected three hits and six RBI as Batavia pounded Mahoning Valley 11-4. Hansen needed just a homerun to hit for the cycle, but came up short. Zach Norman did hit his second homerun of the season for Batavia and also singled, picking up three RBI in the game for the Muck Dogs.
Javon Moran stole his 12th base of the season for Batavia, going 1-for-4.
GCL Phillies 3, GCL Pirates 4
The Gulf Coast League Phillies blew a 3-0 lead, losing to the Pirates Tuesday afternoon. Joe Wilson was rolling along for five innings, but recorded just one out in the bottom of the sixth inning, when the Pirates came up with three runs that were all charged to Wilson. Fernando Quijada got the Phillies out of the jam in the sixth and finished with two scoreless innings to his credit.
The loss went to Cory Schultz (1-1), who gave up the winning run, although it was unearned.
The Phillies managed just three hits off two different Pirates pitchers.