Durham 3, Rochester 2. First off, we are not sure how we missed this little bit of news, but surprise, surprise…Elijah Dukes has been suspended again. This time it is 5 games and the suspension was handed down by the International League. Dukes was ejected for arguing balls and strikes the past Thursday. Apparently his actions during the argument were enough to warrant a suspension. Dukes’ previous run-ins with authority figures probably did not help his cause. He is set to return to the field on Wednesday. Last night, Ben Zobrist went 2-4 with a double. B. J. Upton who may have played his last game in Durham went 1-3 with 2 runs scored and his 46th stolen base. Delmon Young went 0-2 and stole his 19th base. Doug Waechter had his strongest outing since being sent back down to Durham. He struck out 8 in 6 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. The big 3 relievers Juan Salas, Chad Orvella and Seth McClung combined to pitch 3 scoreless innings.
Montgomery 3, Birmingham 0. Andy Sonnanstine continues his dominating run in AA. Last night he won his 9th straight start. And while he did not pitch a complete game shutout (he has 4 over that span), he did pitch 7 scoreless innings. He gave up 4 hits, and struck out 7 with no walks.
Visalia 6, San Jose 2. Big night for the Cajun God of Baseball. Reid Brignac went 4-4 with his 25th double and 20th home run of the season. He drove in 6. He also stole his 11th base of the season. Evan Longoria went 0-5.
Fort Wayne 5, SW Michigan 4. Jacob McGee gave up 2 runs in 5 innings.