Durham 1, Pawtucket 0. Who woke up Mitch Talbot? Talkbot had his second straight start without allowing a run. He went 7, giving up 4 hits, striking out 8 and walking none…Grant Balfour struck out 5 of the final 6 batters of the game, for his 3rd save…The Bulls got their lone run on back-to-back doubles by Fernando Perez and Elliot Johnson to start the game. Durham managed only 2 more hits the rest of the way.
Montgomery 2, Birmingham 1.Jake McGee did not allow a run in 6.1 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 3…Rhyne Hughes drove in 1 run with a home run.
Dunedin 9, Vero Beach 4. Matt Walker gave up 6 runs in 4 innings…Garrett Groce drove in 2 with 3 singles…Cesar Suarez added 4 hits including his 4th double.
Columbus 4, Greenville 3. With 1 run in, 1 out and a runner on second, Austin Hinkle came on and got the last 2 outs for his 1st save…Brian Flores allowed 1 run in 5 innings…Henry Wrigley drove in all 3 runs with a double and a triple.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- DRays Bay reviews the first month of the minor league season. [DRays Bay]
- James Houser was suspended for 3 games for hitting Matt LaPorta…On a side note, the article mentions that Houser has lost velocity on his fastball this season. [Baseball America]