Durham 8, Buffalo 2. Tony Peguero gave up 1 run in 5 inning for his first win at AAA Durham. Juan Salas pitched the 6th and 7th allowing only 1 hit and no runs while striking out 5 of the 7 batters he faced. Jason Pridie was 3-5 with a double, an RBI and 2 runs scored. Joel Guzman was 2-4 with an RBI and has average up to .262. However, he struck out twice and now has 81 on the year to only 16 walks.
Rome 7, Columbus 6. Jeremy Hellickson was pulled after only 2 innings. He had only allowed 1 hit and struck out 2. Nevin Ashley was 4-5 with an RBI. He is now hitting .281.
Hudson Valley 8, Oneonta 7.
Kingston 3, Princeton 2.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Major League Baseball held their Future’s Games yesterday at PacBell park in San Francisco. Jeff Niemann was the starting pitcher for the US squad. He pitched one inning and allowed 2 runs (1 earned). Evan Longoria started at third base and batted third. He hit a long double in his first at bat and was hit by a pitch in his only other plate appearance.
- Desmond Jennings was named the Devil Rays minor league player of the month for the second time this season. He hit .378 in June with 13 stolen bases, 18 RBI and an OPS of 1.102 (for the record, that’s really freakin’ good for a leadoff hitter). Wade Davis was named the top pitcher.
- On Friday, Wade Davis moved to 3-0 in his 4th AA start. He allowed 1 run in 7 innings.
- On Saturday, Josh Butler picked up his second win since being promoted to Vero Beach. He allowed only 1 hit in 6 innings, but walked 4.
- The Biscuits are off until Wednesday for the Southern League all-star game.
- Vero Beach was rained out on Sunday, guaranteeing that BJ Upton still would not have to play on back-to-back to days during his rehab assignment. The Rays will play a double-header on Monday.