Durham 6, Indianapolis 1. Big night for several Bulls. SS B. J. “don’t call me Melvin” Upton went 1-4 with his 3rd home run of of the year. CF Darnell McDonald went 3-4 with 2 doubles and is now hitting .342. On the mound SP Jamie Shields struck out 9 in 8 innings, giving up 7 hits, no walks and 1 run.
Mississippi 8, Montgomery 7, 13 innings. Jason Pridie went 1-5 with a run scored and is now hitting .224. 2B Elliot Johnson continues to swing a hot stick. Johnson went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, his 5th triple and 6th home run of the season. He is now hitting .339. C Chairon Isenia hit his 3rd home run.
Stockton 13, Visalia 9. Another big night for SS Reid Brignac. The Cajun God Of Baseball went 3-5 with a walk and his 5th and 6th home runs. He scored 3 times and drove in 3 and is now hitting .357. We are not sure how much longer the organization can wait to promote him to Montgomery. Despite an errorless game last night, he has struggled mightily with the glove, but he could still work on that at the AA level. We still believe that if Brignac ever develops as a fielder he will be the one that forces the organization to move Upton to another position. DH John Jaso went 3-5 and scored 3 runs, raising his average to .342.
SW Michigan 3, Beloit 1. Wade Davis struggled a bit with his control as he walked 6 and hit a batter in 5 innings, but he only surrendered 2 hits and 1 run. His ERA actually went UP to 0.85. A sure sign that Davis is on the team’s radar as a future member of the big league rotation is that he is on a very strict pitch count right now. We are to lazy to check, but we think Davis has only worked into the 6th inning once this season.