Durham 4, Louisville 3. With two pitchers recently promoted from the Bulls rotation, Durham did not have an available starting pitcher on Sunday. Relief pitcher Tony Peguero, who made 21 starts at Montgomery a year ago, was called on and pitched 3.2 innings and allowed 3 runs. Seth McClung pitched a perfect 9th for his 5th save including a 1-out strike out of Josh Hamilton. Justin Ruggiano continues to hit at a torrid pace. He had his third straight multi-hit game and hit his 5th home run in the past 10 games. He is now hitting .302 with 8 home runs and 26 RBI. Jonny Gomes went 1-4 and hit his 1st home run since being demoted
Montgomery 4, Carolina 2. Chris Mason struck out 5 in 6 innings and allowed 1 run on 6 hits and 3 walks. Reid Brignac hit a 2-run home run in the first, his 5th of the year and first since April 29th, a span of 34 games. Brignac also committed his 13th error.
Sarasota 16, Vero Beach 0. yuck.
Columbus 8, Rome 5. Wade Townsend picked up his 4th win, but allowed 4 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings. Cesar Suarez hit his 2nd and 3rd home runs of the year. Nevin Ashley stole 2 bases and now has 8.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Biscuits outfielder Fernando Perez checks in with his latest player journal at MiLB.com. Perez has been participating in extended spring training and his journal entry gives an excellent account of what life is like at extended spring training.
- Jeremy Flanagan was scheduled to be promoted from Montgomery to Durham but was deactivated instead because the Bulls are traveling to Ottawa and Flanagan does not possess a passport. Guess he has no plans of of playing in the majors this year either.