Durham 2, Richmond 0. Mitch Talbot pitched what may have been his best performance since the 2006 Southern League playoffs by tossing 8 shutout innings last night. He struck out 6 and walks 1 and gave up 5 hits. ..Dale Thayer pitched a perfect 9th for his 5th save…Fernando Perez was 0-2 but did walk twice and stole his 3rd base…Joel Guzman and Reid Brignac provided the RBI, with Brignac batting in the 7th hole. He is hitting .244/.300/.400 on the season.
Huntsville 14, Montgomery 6. Jake McGee got pounded to the tune of 7 runs and was pulled with 2 outs in the 5th…Wade Townsend pitched 1 inning of relief after the game was decided…Ronnie Merrill had a home run for the Biscuits.
Palm Beach 5, Vero Beach 2. Matt Walker was pulled after 3 innings, after he walked 5 batters. Chuck Tiffany relieved him. That was his second appearance this season in his first action since the beggining of the 2006 season. Tiffany was the “other” player acquired along with Edwin Jackson from the Dodgers for Lance Carter and Danys Baez.
Asheville 4, Columbus 2. Brian Flores made only his 2nd start of the year and went only 4 innings, but he did strike out 9 and now has 25 in 19 innings this season…Emeel Salem was 0-4 and did not steal a base.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Eduardo Morlan will take at least another week off to rest his sore shoulder before beginning to throw again…Rhyne Hughes is close to returning from a concussion. [Montgomery Advertiser]