Pharm Phocus: O’Sullivan loses while IronPigs struggle


Jul 24, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; San Diego Padres pitcher Sean O’Sullivan (59) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers and Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


Derek Campbell and Jose Pujols each drove in a pair of runs in a 4-1 Cutters win Friday against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

The Williamsport pitching staff was tough, allowing just one run and seven hits in the game.  David Whitehead started and improved to 4-3 by going five innings and giving up the lone Scrappers run. Bryan Sova and Richard Bielski each pitched one inning.  Edubray Ramos earned his second save and pitched two innings.


The Lakewood BlueClaws were victorious over the Hagerstown Suns Friday by a score of 6-4.

There were 27 hits in the ball game, 15 of them belonged to Lakewood.

In just his second game with the BlueClaws, rightfielder Aaron Brown went 2-for-5 with a double and struck out twice.

Nick Rodesky made his BlueClaws debut by picking up a save.


Jordan Guth was sharp in seven innings Friday to earn a win.  The Threshers rode his performance to a 5-2 win.

Guth (3-3, 2.30) struck out five while giving up one run on four hits.  He also has four saves with Clearwater.

All five runs by the Threshers were driven in by different players.


Reading was edged 8-7 in a loss to the Binghamton Mets Friday.

The Fightin’ Phils starter Ryan O’Sullivan only recorded two outs before his night was done.  Binghamton scored four in the top of the first.

Each team hit three home runs.  Jake Fox hit one for Reading and went 2-for-3 with a double and two walks while driving in three.


In Lehigh Valley the IronPigs fell 7-1 to the Buffalo Bisons Friday.

Buffalo posted a three-run third and a four-run eight with 12 hits total.

Pigs’ starter Sean O’Sullivan took the loss, going 4.2 innings and giving up three runs, two of them earned.  He walked five and struck out six.

As a team Lehigh Valley struck out 16 times, 13 of those courtesy of Buffalo starter Daniel Norris.

Tony Gwynn, Jr. went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.  He is batting .438 in Triple-A.