EAST IS EAST

Just two games to wrap up in the Eastern League and we’ll be halfway through our completion of the 10 full-season leagues.

No, I’m fine, really. But thanks for asking.

The Reading Phillies held on to their lead over the Harrisburg Senators, tacking on two more runs in the bottom of the seventh for some breathing room en route to their 4-1 victory. Outfielder Javon Moran, a former Phillies farmhand who was traded to the Reds and then back to the Phillies, was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as well as a steal. On a personal note, he’s best friends with Phillies outfielder Michael Bourn, who I am sure was happy to see his buddy return to the fold during the off-season.

In one of the most exciting games of the night, the Bowie Baysox edged the Trenton Thunder, 1-0. After a scoreless battle through eight, the Baysox scratched out a run in the ninth as Val Majewski came around on a Nolan Reimold single which was misplayed in the outfield. In the bottom of the inning, Trenton native and Baysox closer Jim Hoey came on and loaded the bases but then struck out the side to preserve the victory.

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