Rochester 9, Durham 4. Mitch Talbot picked up his first loss since April, dropping to 6-4. He was 5-0 in his previous 8 starts. He gave up 7 runs (6 earned) in 5.1 innings…5 different Bulls had 2 hits apiece including Fernando Perez, who also stole his 18th base…Joel Guzman and Reid Brignac were each 1-4. Brignac had 2 errors, only his 6th and 7th on the year.

Montgomery 4, Mobile 2 (gm 1). Jake McGee struggled with his control, walking 5, throwing a wild pitch and giving up 5 hits in just 4.1 innings. He struck out 3 and allowed 2 runs…Ryan Reid, struck out 3 and walked 1 in 2 scoreless innings for his first AA save…Ronnie Merrill was 2-4 with his 10th double and 2 RBI and Matt Spring added 2 hits in 3 at bats.

Mobile 3, Montgomery 1 (gm 2). Mike Prochaska started, going 5 innings and giving up 3 runs (2 earned)…Rashad Eldridge went 2-4, accounting for half of the Biscuits hits.

Vero Beach @ Fort Myers (ppd.)

Savannah 2, Columbus 1. Austin Hinkle gave up a walk and 2 straight singles with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th, the last of which drove in the winning run…Alex Cobb started, striking out 6 and walking just 1 in 6 innings. He gave up 1 run on 4 hits…The Catfish managed only 3 hits, all singles.

NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…

  • ESPN has a feature article on Durham Bulls’ manager Charlie Montoyo and his families struggles with the health of their 8-month old son Alex. [ESPN]
  • Chris Richard of the Bulls and Ryan Reid, recently promoted to the Biscuits, were named player and pitcher of the month for the Rays minor league system. [St. Pete Times]
 
 

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