Richmond 9, Durham 8. Evan Longoria hit his 4th home for the Bulls, going 1-5 but the night was ruined when Chad Orvella blew a 2-run lead in the 9th by allowing a 1-out solo home run and a go-ahead 2-run shot with 2 outs. Elliot Johnson hit his 11th home run. Jae Seo gave up 12 hits and 6 runs in 6 innings.
Montgomery 6, Birmingham 1. The Biscuits scored all 6 runs in the first 3 innings and Mike Prochaska cruised to a complete game win, allowing only 4 hits and no walks,while striking out 5. Reid Brignac was 2-3 with 2 walks, 2 RBI and his 27th double. John Jaso was 2-5 with his 12th home run and 3 RBI. He is hitting .320.
St. Lucie 10, Vero Beach 3. Greg Dupas making his second start in the place of suspended James Houser was roughed up for 9 runs in just 4 innings. Sergio Pedroza was 2-4 and drove in 2 of the 3 runs.
Charleston 8, Columbus 7 (11 innings). Neal Frontz gave up a game-tying 3-run home run in the bottom of the 9th and the Catfish would eventually lose in 11. Will Kline allowed only 1 run in 5 innings, striking out 3 and walking none.Cesar Suarez was 3-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. He has 39 doubles and is hitting .302.
Hudson Valley 11, Tri-City 2. Alex Cobb went 5, giving up 2 runs and striking out 6.
Bluefield 4, Princeton 3.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Even though the Dodgers have moved, the home of the Vero Beach Devil Rays will forever be known as “Dodgertown”. The Devil Rays’ single-A affiliate will not have to worry about that long as they only signed a 2-year deal and plan to move after the 2008 season. [TCPalm]