Montgomery 3, Carolina 2. Chris Mason struck out 8 in 6 innings to pick up his 12th win on the year. He allowed 5 hits, 1 walk and 2 runs. Dale Thayer picked up his 18th save with 2 scoreless innings. Fernando Perez was 2-5 and stole 2 bases. He now has 21 steals on the year. Reid Brignac was 1-5 and is now hitting .259. Evan Longoria was 0-2 and is now hitless in his last 9 at bats.
St. Lucie 5, Vero Beach 4. Jake McGee allowed 3 runs in 5 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 4. Rhyne Hughes was 4-5 with a triple and his 19th double. He is now hitting .327 with a .900 OPS. Jackson Brennan picked up 3 hits and his 9th stolen base.
Columbus 7, Greenville 1. Jeremy Hellickson moved his record to 7-2 with a 2.45 ERA after striking out 7 and allowing 1 run in 5 innings. He gave up 3 hits and walked none. The Catfish stole 6 bases in the game including 2 by Desmond Jennings who now has 44 and 2 by catcher Nevin Ashley who now has 17. Jennings was 2-4 and is hitting .325. Joey Callender was 3-4 and drove in 3 runs.
State College 5, Hudson Valley 4.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- The Bulls were rained out last night.
- Mike Prochaska was promoted to AAA Durham. [Riverwalk Talk]
- Jason Pridie is 17-38 in the last 9-games. Pridie, the Rays 2nd round pick in the 2002 draft may finally be living up to his talent-level. Prior to the 2006 season, he was selected by the Twins in the Rule V draft despite only 28 games above A-ball. He did make the Twins roster and was returned to the Rays. He was assigned to AA in 2006 and struggled all season hitting .230/.281/.304. He was off to a good, if not spectacular start at AA this season, hitting .290/.331/.441 in 71 games for Montgomery. He was promoted to Durham and he found another gear. He is hitting .325/.367/.506 in 21 games and may have earned himself a September call-up. [OurSports Central]
- Evan Longoria and Wade Davis were named to Baseball America’s mid-season all-star team. [Riverwalk Talk]