Syracuse 16, Durham 0. One night after the Bulls pitchers were nearly unhittable, they were very hittable. JP Howell made his first start a forgettable one. With a chance to show that the Rays made the wrong decision in picking Edwin Jackson as the 5th starter, Howell gave up 6 runs (4 earned) on 4 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings. He did strike out 8. Tony Peguero was worse relieving Howell in the 6th. He was removed two outs and 8 runs later. Seth McClung struck out the side in a scoreless 9th, but gave up 2 hits and a walk. The Bulls’ offense continues to struggle, with only 4 hits. They have 7 in the first 2 games combined.

Montgomery 8, West Tenn 6. Reid Brignac had 2 hits and hist first home run of the season. Evan Longoria added 3 more hits and has 5 in two games. Jason Pridie was 2-4. Dale Thayer who set the southern league record for saves in a season last year with West Tenn, picked up his first in the Rays organization against his former team.

Kannapolis 6, Columbus 3.

St. Lucie 4, Vero Beach 0
. One of the big 3, Wade Davis, pitched 5 scoreless innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 3.



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