Durham 5, Toledo 3. Jeremy Cummings picked up the win in his first start for the Bulls, throwing 6 shutout innings. He stuck out 4 and walked 4…Grant Balfour earned his 6th save, striking out 4 in 2 innings…Justin Ruggiano was 2-3 with a 3-run home run, his 4th…Dan Johnson was 4-4 and is now hitting .317.
Mississippi 2, Montgomery 1. Richard de los Santos only gave up 3 hits and 2 walks in 7 innings, but picked up the loss…Sergio Pedroza was the only Biscuit with more than 1 hit. He was 2-2 with a walk.
Vero Beach 1, St. Lucie 0. Heath Rollins finally picked up his 2nd win, throwing 7 shutout innings, on 2 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 6…Joey Callender drove on the only run with a sac fly.
Hickory 7, Columbus 5. Glenn Gibson dropped to 1-5 after allowing 3 runs in 5 innings on 7 hits and 3 walks…Emeel Salem was 2-5 with his 24th stolen base…Maiko Loyola was 2-5 with his 18th steal…Greg Sexton was 2-5 with an RBI.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Potential #1 pick by the Rays in the June draft, Buster Posey, played all 9 positions in a 7 inning game…No offense. Wait. Yes, take offense. This is friggin’ ridiculous. The just screams, “Look at *me* do something ridunculous against a weak Savannah State squad. This is NOT the type of player the Rays want in their system. And this has only a little to do with DRG’s anti-FSU bias. This is really a little league/Bush league move, unless of course the Rays draft this kid, in which case it was friggin’ awesome! [Biscuits Batter]
- OK. It has been a while since we ragged on Bill Chastain, so we will keep this minor. But to say “David Price is close to resuming his season” is kinda ridiculous, no? We mean, doesn’t “resume” mean it had already started once. And in fact, Price will not only be making his 2008 debut but his professional debut. Of course, there is the little fact that the team is still not ready to schedule the #1 pick for his debut, saying only that he will make another extended spring training start later this week. Oh, Bill, where have you been? We missed you. [MLB]
- Jeremy Cummings got the win last night for Durham after starting the week in China. [Durham Herald-Sun]