Durham 5, Richmond 2. We have to admit, we have been skeptical of Rocco Baldelli ever being the player that we hoped he would become after missing over 200 games. Don’t worry we are still resisting the urge to get excited, but Rocco is off to a great start at Durham as he works his way back. Last night Baldelli added two more hits and drove in two runs in the 7th inning that broke a 2-2 tie. Elijah Dukes started the scoring for the Bulls with a 2-run homer in the 1st. Dukes has been red hot since returning to the team after a short absence. He now has 6 homers and is hitting .312. Kevin Witt also homered and is leading the International League with 11. Witt is 30 years old and has spent parts of 4 season in the majors with 3 different ball clubs. At some point we would not be surprised to see Witt replace Travis Lee in the lineup, if the later continues to struggle with the bat.
Mobile 8, Montgomery 0. Tony Peguero, who had put together a strong of impressive starts had a rough outing. In 4 innings he gave up 6 hits, 2 walks, and 5 runs (4 earned).