Durham 8, Toledo 7. As expected, Delmon Young was pulled from last nights lineup in anticipation of joining the D-Rays in Chicago for tonight’s game against the White Sox. Sunday night may very well have been Young’s last game with the Bulls as there is definite need for a right fielder in 2007. The rest of the team has 7 games left to leave a strong impression on the organization. Last night, 5 different Bulls had 2 hits, including Darnell McDonald who could push for one of the last bench spots next season during Spring Training. He has his average up to .288 and has been solid and consistent all season long. Ty Wiggington, who is in Durham for a few days on a rehab assignment went 2-4 with a double and a 2-run home run. Wes Bankston also went 2-4 with 2 RBI and is now hitting .311 in AAA. Jim Magrane gave up 10 hits and 7 runs in 4.2 innings.
Montgomery 8, Birmingham 0. Evan Longoria continues to struggle. Last night he went 0-4, and is now hitting .253. He is 3 for his last 37. Patrick Breen the other promotion from Visalia, hit his 4th home run and 2nd in 3 games. Justin Ruggiano went 2-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. Mitch Talbot was strong on the mound striking out 7 in 7.2 scoreless innings. He has only allowed 20 hits and 3 runs in his last 28.1 innings.
Visalia 8, Stockton 7. Sergio Pedroza, who began the season in the Dodgers organization has been on fire recently for the Oaks. Last night he went 3-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. He is now hitting .338-4-8 in 23 games. In his last 10 games he is 17-39 (.436) with 8 doubles, 2 homes runs and 6 RBI. Jonathon Barratt inning single and 2 walks. pitched 5 scoreless innings allowing only a a 4thBarratt has not allowed a run in 6 of his last 9 starts and is 6-3 with a 1.60 ERA in his past 10 starts.