Syracuse 7, Durham 2. Jeff Niemann made his first start since being demoted on April 20th. He was limited to 3 innings, and allowed only 1 hit. He struck out 4 and did not walk a batter…Juan Salas made his first appearance of 2008, giving up 5 runs in 2 innings…Justin Ruggiano was 2-4 and hit his 2nd home run…Reid Brignac was 0-3 with 2 strike outs.
Montgomery 4, Birmingham 3 (gm 1). Gabby Martinez led off the bottom of the 7th with a home run to win the game, his second of the game. He drove in 3…Richard De los Santos gave up 2 runs in 5 innings…
Birmingham 9, Montgomery 5 (gm 2). Wade Townsend made his first start of 2008 and took the loss, as his defense let him down. He gave up 4 runs in 3 innings, but only 1 was earned…John Jaso was 2-4 with his 3rd double.
Vero Beach 5, Lakeland 2. Ryan Morse gave up 2 runs, but was not around long enough to pick up the win…Garrett Groce was 3-5 and is now hitting .330…Matt Fields was 2-3 with his 7th home run.
Columbus 5, Augusta 3. Jason Ragan picked up his 5th win, on 6 innings of work. He gave up 3 runs…Emeel Salem and Maiko Loyola were each 2-5 and Loyola stole his 15th and 16th bases.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Jeremy Hellickson and Emeel Salem were the pitcher and player of the month, respectively, for the Rays minor league system. [Biscuits Batter]