Toledo 6, Durham 0. JP Howell continues to struggle at Durham. Last night he gave up 6 hits, 4 walks and 6 runs (4 earned) in 5.1 innings. He has now surrendered 14 runs (10 earned) in 16.1 innings for a 5.51 ERA. Shawn Riggans went 3-4 with 2 doubles to break a 1-21 skid to start the season. Jorge Cantu went 0-4 and is hitting .250.
Birmingham 2, Montgomery 1. Chris Seddon was dominating but left after 7 innings with the score tied 1-1. He gave up only 3 hits and 2 walks. Evan Longoria was 1-5 and drove in the only run. He is hitting .316. Reid Brignac sat out the second consecutive game after fouling a ball off of his foot.
Daytona 4, Vero Beach 2. We got nuthin’.
Columbus 6, Asheville 2, gm 1. Wade Townsend rebounded from his last poor outing to throw 5 strong innings. He struck out 6 with 3 hits and 3 walks and 1 run allowed. On the season he has struck out 16 in 13 innings with 9 hits and 4 walks for an ERA of 2.77.
Asheville 13, Columbus 5, gm 2. Quin Stewart, a right fielder, hit home runs in both ends of the double header, and Woods Fines got knocked around in the loss.
NOTE FROM DOWN ON THE FARM….
- Jason Hammel was named the International League’s first pitcher-of-the-week for 2007. This is the second time he has won the award. In three appearances, he has 18 strikeouts in 16.2 innings with a 0.54 ERA.