Rochester 12, Durham 0. A night that Tony Peguero would like to forget…Peguero allowed 11 runs in 4+ innings, on 9 hits and 5 walks including 4(!) home runs. After giving up 9 runs in the first 4 innings, we can’t imagine why Peguero was even allowed to start the 5th inning. Was he being punished? Were the Durham fans being punished? Former Bull Darnell McDonald had three hits and 5 RBI.
Montgomery 8, MIssissippi 0. BJ Upton made his first rehab start for the Rays, playing second base and going 0-3. Mike Prochaska ran his scoreless innings streak to 21 after he pitched 6 shutout innings to pick up his 4th win. He gave up 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. The lefty has not allowed a run since the 1st inning of his June 16th start against Jacksonville. Evan Longoria was 3-4 with his 16th double and John Jaso added 2 hits in 3 at bats including his 16th double.
Tampa 3, Vero Beach 2 (10 inn). JeffKamrath gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks in 5.2 innings. Chris Kelly came on in the 10th and gave up 3 singles and added a wild pitch. The last single drove in the game-winner for the Yankees. No Rays managed more than 1 hit and only Rhyne Hughes had an extra-base hit, his 18th double.
Columbus 7, Rome 5. Jeremy Hellickson struck out 4 in 6 innings and gave up only 2 runs to pick up his 5th win in 7 decisions. His ERA is now 2.73. Four players had 2 hits apiece including Nevin Ashley who added his 11th stolen base, Ryan Royster who is now hitting .317 and Matt Fields who drove in 3 and had his 18th double. Desmond Jennings hit his 6th home run, a 3-run shot in the 6-run 6th.
Princeton 8, Greeneville 5.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- The Hudson Valley Renegades were rained out and will play a double-header on Friday.