Durham 4, Syracuse 2. After 5 consecutive losses, Jason Hammel got back on the winning track with 7 innings of 1-run ball. Hammel has been plagued by a lack of run support recently, but took matters into his own hands last night. His ERA on the season is now 3.30 despite a 2-5 record. He also 55 strikeouts in 57.1 innings. Ben Zobrist had only his 2nd 2-hit game since his demotion to Durham. He is hitting .206. Jon Switzer pitched 1.2 innings and gave up 1 run in his rehab appearance. Switzer is currently on the 60-day DL.
Lakeland 4, Vero Beach 3. Mike Wlodarczyk went 5.2 innings and gave up 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks.
Columbus 4, Charleston 2. Heath Rollins streak of 6 consecutive starts without allowing an earned run came to an end when gave up 1 run in 6 innings. His ERA actually increased to 1.16 on the season. He also has 61 strikeouts and only 14 walks in 54.1 innings.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Heath Rollins streak of consecutive innings without allowing an earned run ended at 43 with 2 outs in the 5th innings. Over that stretch, Rollins allowed 2 unearned runs. Since his 1st start of the season when allowed 4 runs in 4.1 innings, Rollins has started 8 games and allowed 5 runs (3 earned) in 48.1 inings (0.56 ERA), with 27 hits, 12 walks and 52 strike outs. Rollins, an 11th round pick last year out of Winthrop University, should probably have his bags packed.