Durham 8, Toledo 0. Chris Richard continues his torrid start with 3 more hits including his 4th home run. He is now hitting .355. Jorge Cantu went 1-4 with 2 RBI and Wes Bankston added 2 hits including his 2nd home run. Jason Hammel had his third straight strong outing pitching 6.2 scoreless innings. He struck out 9 and lowered his ERA to 0.54. With all the talk about Mitch Talbot, Jeff Niemann and JP Howell, Hammel has been lost in the mix a bit. He’s got our attention back.
Montgomery 7, Chattanooga 6. Mike Prochaska struggled again, giving up 4 runs in 4.2 innings. Evan Longoria was 1-3 with a 2-run double and is now hitting .333. Shaun Cumberland was 2-4 with his first home run of the season. He is now hitting .342. Reid Brignac was given the day off to rest his injured foot.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Reid Brignac had to be removed from the game Saturday night after fouling a ball off of his foot. He did not play on Sunday.
- Montgomery pitcher Evan Meek was hit in the head by a line drive while sitting in the dugout. He suffered a concussion and was placed on the DL.
- The Columbus Catfish were rained out Sunday (there is something weirdly ironic about that statement) and will play a doubleheader today.