Norfolk 4, Durham 1 (7 inn). JP Howell struck out 7 without a walk in 7 innings but 2 home runs in the first were all that Norfolk needed. Howell would settle down and retire 19 of the last 20 batters he faced before the game was called due to rain. Chris Richard was 3-3 with a double and the Bulls only RBI.
Mississippi 9, Montgomery 1. Chris Seddon gave up 6 runs (5 earned) in 4 innings. Reid Brignac and Evan Longoria each had 2 hits, while Longoria had the Biscuits lone RBI.
Columbus 9, Rome 8. We are a little worried. Wade Townsend, making just his 6th start of the season, was pulled after only 3 innings, despite only giving up 1 run. He did allow 2 hits and 2 walks and struck out 2. Ryan Royster was 2-5 with 2 RBI to raise his average to .345.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Jason Hammel leads the IL with 39 strikeouts.
- Evan Longoria is 5th in the SL with 5 HR and Reid Brignac is second with 20 RBI.