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.
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]