Durham 6, Buffalo 3. [completion of game from previous day] Jeff Niemann pitched the first 2.1 innings 2 days ago…Juan Salas was on the mound when the game resumed yesterday. He struck out 3 in 1.2 innings…Joel Guzman added a 2-run double to the 2-run home run he hit the day before.
Buffalo 8, Durham 1 (7). Mitch Talbot gave up 7 runs (6 earned) in 4.1 innings…The Bulls managed only 3 singles in the 7-inning contest.
Mississippi 7, Montgomery 2. Ryan Reid came into the game in the 8th inning with the score tied 2-2. After a perfect 8th that included a strikeout, the floor collapsed in the 9th. A home run, a single, 2 walks, a dropped third strike and 3 stolen bases later, Reid had given up 5 runs (1 earned)…Jake McGee got the start and allowed 2 runs in 5.2 innings with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks…Gabby Martinez drove in both of Montgomery’s runs with his 11th home run.
Columbus (all-star break)
Aberdeen 13, Hudson Valley 7. Tyree Hayes, son of Charlie Hayes gave up 9 runs (3 earned) and was pulled with only 2 outs in the first inning.
Pulaski 6, Princeton 5 (13). Matt Moore, an 8th round pick last year started and was pulled after 3.1 innings. He allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. But of the 10 outs he recorded, 9 were by strikeout…Burt Reynolds had a solid debut, picking up 3 hits and an RBI in 6 at bats.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- We missed this yesterday…although he lists no reasons for this thought, Bill Whitehead speculates that David Price will be promoted to double-A Montgomery before his next start. [Tampa Tribune]
The game also marked the fifth and perhaps final FSL start for pitcher David Price. The prized left-hander could be sent to Double-A Montgomery of the Southern League later in the week.
When asked about his future pitching plans after his five-inning, one-run outing, though, Price said, “I have no idea. No one’s said a thing.”
- The Rays top pick Tim Beckham will be in St. Pete this weekend with his family and his father believes that a deal will be done before the weekend is over. [Tampa Tribune]
- The Rays 5th round pick was injured before he ever played a game for the Rays organization. Scheduled to start for Hudson Valley, Michael Sheridan, a first baseman, was hit in the head prior to the ‘Gades opening night contest. [Renegades Rumblings]