Durham 2, Ottawa 0 (gm 1). Joel Guzman hit a 2-run home run to break a scoreless tie in the 7th inning. It was his 8th of the season. Mitch Talbot pitched a 7 inning shutout, striking out 3 to even his record at 5-5.
Durham 4, Ottawa 3 (gm 2, 10 inn). You can’t stop Justin Ruggiano you can only hope to contain him. Ruggiano broke a 3-3 tie with his 10th home run and 6th in his last 10 games. Ben Zobrist led off the game with his 4th home since being demoted. Jae Kuk Ryu made his first start since being sent down and being converted back to a starter. He lasted only 3 innings and gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks.
Montgomery 12, Carolina 6. *Yawn* Evan Longoria went 3-4 and hit his 14th home run as well as his 13th double. We should just make that sentence part of the template. Don’t be surprised to see the Dirtbag in Durham soon. John Jaso added 2 hits and drove in 3 to raise his average to .337.
Ft. Myers 3, Vero Beach 2. Wade Davis was spectacular, striking out 8 in 7 innings. He gave up only 2 hits and 1 run on a solo home run in the 4th inning.
Charleston 15, Columbus 6. Stop the Presses! Heath Rollins is human! Rollins allowed 8 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings on 9 hits. He struck out 6 and walked none. It was his first loss of the season. For comparison, Rollins had allowed only 11 runs (8 earned) in his 11 previous starts…Ryan Royster went 3-4 with his 9th home run.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- The Columbus Catfish had four players named to the SAL All-Star team, including Heath Rollins, Nevin Ashley, Ryan Royster and Desmond Jennings.