Toledo 8, Durham 6. Kevin Witt just keeps on doing what he has been doing. Yesterday he went 2-3 and hit his 35th home run, a 2-run shot in the 3rd inning. More interestingly, Joel Guzman played his fist game at third base. This is particularly interesting bacause it may mean that the team still has hopes that B. J. Upton can play shortstop down the road. The move of Guzman to third followed the Rays’ release of Sean Burroughs. Earlier this season, Burroughs had been designated for assignment only to be demoted to Durham and placed on the disabled list. Since his return from the DL, he has been inconsistent and the team finally decided to cut their losses and let him loose. Earlier it was reported that Delmon Young could be heading to the Devil Rays any day, but apparently it is not happening yet as he was in his usual #3 spot of the order and went 2-4 with a double. Wes Bankston added 2 doubles in 5 at bats but also struck out 3 times. But…amidst all the good hitting was another hideous performance by Doug Waechter. He gave up 10 hits, 2 walks and 7 runs in 5.1 innings. We didn’t think it possible, but Waechter has been worse in Durham that he was in Tampa.
The Biscuits were rained out and since the promotion of Brignac and Longoria, there are only a handful of uber-prospects to be concerned about at the lower levels. We will still keep on eye on them and let you know if they do anything great (or horrific).