Toledo 6, Durham 5. Chris Mason has yet to put together back-to-back strong outings. After throwing 5 shutout innings, his last time out, he was touched for 6 runs in 5.2 innings last night. He looked decent until the 6th inning, when he gave up 2 home runs…With runners on 2nd and 3rd in the 9th inning, Jon Weber went down looking to end the game…Dan Johnson continues to swing a hot stick. Last night he was 3-4 with 2 doubles and his 6th home run to go with 4 RBI. His 2-run home run in the 8th made it a 1-run game. Johnson has 6 home runs in just 70 AAA at bats as well as a 1.131 OPS…Reid Brignac was 2-4 with his 3rd stolen base.
Montgomery 8, Tennessee 7. Patrick Cotrell won it in the bottom of the 9th with a single that plated 2…Jake McGee allowed 4 runs (1 earned) in 5.1 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 1…Chris Nowak was 3-5 with his 3rd home run and 2 RBI…Rhyne Hughes added 2 singles and 2 RBI and Ronnie Merrill also added 2 hits in 4 at bats.
Palm Beach 5, Vero Beach 4. Ryan Morse allowed only 1 unearned run in 5 innings on 6 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 3…Cesar Suarez and JT Hall provided 2 hits and an RBI apiece.
Hickory 10, Columbus 2. Jason Ragan was pulled after allowing 7 runs (all unearned) in just 1.2 innings. He did allow 8 hits, but 3 errors in those 2 innings didn’t help…Henry Wrigley was 2-3 with his 3rd home run, a solo shot.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Wade Townsend has been demoted to high-A Vero Beach…Townsend, who has adjusted his mechanics to avoid further injuries, had just been inserted into the Montgomery rotation, but was knocked around in his last start. On the season, he had posted a 7.66 ERA in 13 appearances with a 17-to-17 strike out to walk ratio. [Biscuits Batter]