Durham 7, Norfolk 4. Jeff Niemann was flirting with disaster but surviving until the 6th inning when he was pulled with 1 out and the bases loaded and the Bulls up 5-1. Scott Dohmann allowed all 3 runners to score, on a ground out, an error and a wild pitch. Niemann gave up 4 hits and walked 5.Elliot Johnson and Wes Bankston each homered for Durham.
Mississippi 7, Montgomery 4. Derek Feldkamp gave up 6 runs (5 earned) in 4 innings. Reid Brignac was 0-3 with an RBI sac fly. Evan Longoria was 1-4.
Vero Beach 7, Jupiter 1. Jacob McGee struck out 7 in 6 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.21. Rhyne Hughes was 3-4 with an RBI and is now hitting .349.
Columbus 4, Rome 1. Woods Fines worked into the 7th and only allowed 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Another Rays minor leaguer has earned player-of-the-week honors. This time it is Wade Davis who is clearly a man among rookies, as he was named FSL pitcher-of-the-week. For the week he gave up 1 run in 14 innings with 17 Ks.
- Uh oh. Wool E. Bull either has new competition in Durham or a Girlfriend. The Bulls introduced a new “mascot”, the Blue Monster.