Durham 11, Louisville 3. Mitch Talbot evened his record at 7-7 with his best performance of the season. Talbot threw 8 shutout innings allowing only 2 hits, while striking out 6 and walking none. A 2-out single in the 2nd and a lead-off single in the 5th were the only hits off of Talbot. Justin Ruggiano was 3-5 with his 18th double and his 13th home run. He drove in 2. Chris Richard was 3-5 with 3 doubles. Ben Zobrist was also 3-5 and Jason Pridie was 2-4 to raise his average to .325.
Carolina 4, Montgomery 1. James Houser gave up 3 runs in 5 innings, dropping to 4-3 on the year. Reid Brignac collected 3 of the Biscuits 5 hits with his 19th double. Evan Longoria was 0-4.
Ft. Myers 10, Vero Beach 2. Josh Butler has struggled since his promotion to Vero Beach. After allowing 4 runs in 5 innings, he is now 2-3 with a 6.90 ERA. Sergio Pedroza hit his 13th home run, a solo shot in the first inning.
Greenville 7, Columbus 3. Woods Fines gave up 4 hits and walked 4 in 5 innings. He held GReenville scoreless until the 5th inning when he gave up a grand slam. He falls to 6-6 with the loss. Cesar Suarez was 0-2 but stole his 21st base. Desmond Jennings and Ryan Royster were each 0-3.
State College 5, Hudson Valley 4.
Princeton 5, Danville 3 (gm 1).
Danville 4, Princeton 3 (gm 2).
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- In his latest “Player Journal”, Fernando Perez discusses heckling children in WWF t-shirts and how he reconciles the juxtaposition between the performance of the individual with the success or failures of the team. [MiLB]
Right now the Biscuits are winning so everything’s alright in my corner of the universe.
Admittedly, I can’t help but feel somewhat affected by the way I’ve been playing myself. That isn’t too crazy, I don’t think. This is an individual game that is just organized in a team concept.
Besides, at some level you ought to consider your play, because your job stability is predicated not by the team’s record, but by your record in contributing to the team. The team’s success colors the workplace. Your own colors you.