Scranton 2, Durham 1. Jae Kuk Ryu made his second start of the season and was able to stretch out his arm a bit. He lasted 5 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 6. Ruddy Lugo gave up 2 hits and a walk in the 9th to allow the winning run to score. The Bulls managed only 3 hits.

Montgomery 8, Mobile 3. Jonathon Barratt gave up 3 runs in 5 innings. Reid Brignac was 2-5 with a triple and 2 RBI. Evan Longoria was 0-5. John Jaso was 2-3 with 2 walks to raise his average to .339.

Vero Beach 4, Jupiter 3 (10 inn). Jake McGee struck out 11 in 5.2 innings, and gave up 3 unearned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. McGee struck out 5 of the first 6 batters he faced. Rhyne Hughes went 3-4 and hit his 7th home run. He is now hitting .338. Garrett Groce hit his 2nd home run.

NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM

  • In 2006, the Devil Rays signed eight of the pitchers that they drafted. All eight were assigned to short-season Hudson Valley to finish the season. Arguably, none of those pitchers had the pedigree of David Price, but we do agree that Price does not have many innings left in his arm for 2007.
  • On Saturday night, Jeff Niemann posted one of his best starts of the season, by going 7 innings and allowing only 6 hits and 1 run. He struck out 5 and walked none.
  • In Montgomery, Chris Mason, got knocked around on Friday night for just his second loss of the season (8-2). He was pulled after 3 innings and 6 runs. On Saturday James Houser was pulled after 3 innings with a strained quadriceps muscle. He had allowed 2 runs (1 earned) and struck out 4.
  • On Friday, Wade Townsend pitched 5 innings and gave up 3 runs (2 earned). He struck out 6. Desmond Jennings stole 3 more bases and now has 26.
 
 

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