Richmond 2, Durham 1. Mitch Talbot dropped to 12-9 after walking 5 in 5 innings and allowing 2 runs. Evan Longoria was 1-3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Montgomery 12, Carolina 6. Reid Brignac was 2-4, driving in 3, including his 17th home run. Fernando Perez was 2-4 with 2 walks and scored 3 runs. He also stole his 28th and 29th bases.
Vero Beach 10, Jupiter 0 (game 1). Josh Butler pitched a 2-hit shutout, striking out 7 and walking just 1. He is now 4-3 in 9 Vero Beach starts and 9-4 overall. Sergio Pedroza was 2-4 and drove in 4.
Jupiter 4, Vero Beach 1 (game 2). Jackson Brennan had 2 hits in 4 at bats.
Columbus 2, Charleston 1 (game 1). Will Kline pitched 5 shutout innings, and has only allowed 2 runs in his last 14 innings, covering 3 starts. He struck out 4 and walked 2. Nevin Ashley and Ryan Royster both hit solo homers.
Columbus 2, Charleston 1 (game 2). Heath Rollins pitched a complete game, allowing only 1 unearned run. He allowed 4 hits, striking out 4 and walking none to increase his Devil Rays organizational record to 17 wins. Ryan Royster was 2-3 and hit his second home run of the double-header. He has 30 on the season to go with 98 RBI.
Hudson Valley 2, Brooklyn 1. Josh Johnson, the Rays 16th round pick this year, improved to 4-2 with 5 innings of 1-run ball. He struck out 5 and walked 1.
Johnson City 1, Princeton 0 (game 1). Kyle Ayers, a 14th round selection, allowed only 2 hits and no walks in 4 innings, but picked up his 3rd loss as the Rays only managed 5 hits.
Princeton 4, Johnson City 1 (game 2).
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Justin Ruggiano makes this week’s Baseball America “Prospect Hot Sheet”, coming in at #11. [Baseball America]
- The Herald-Sun sits down for a one-on-one with Chad Orvella. [Herald-Sun]
- The Biscuits have now won 11 in a row and their magic number is down to 2 to clinch the South division. Wade Davis will take the mound on Friday with an opportunity to clinch the division crown. [Montgomery Biscuits]