Norfolk 7, Durham 5. Mike Prochaska dropped to 2-4 after allowing 4 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 1…Chris Mason was bumped to the bullpen and gave up 3 runs in 2 innings on 4 hits and 2 walks. He did not strike out a batter…Elliot Johnson homered for the Bulls, his 5th and Chris Richard was 1-3 with his 19th double.
Mobile 6, Montgomery 4. Jino Gonzalez walked 4 and gave up 4 hits, which led to 3 runs in 5.1 innings…Matt Spring and Rashad Eldridge each finished 0-2 but had 3 walks apiece…John Jaso was 2-4 with 2 walks and an RBI…Chris Nowak was 2-5 with a walk and an RBI. He is hitting .291.
Ft. Myers 6, Vero Beach 3. Al Reyes started the game as part of his rehab assignment and worked 1 perfect inning…Ryan Morse relieved Reyes and gave up 6 runs in 4.1 innings on 9 hits including 3 home runs…Nevin Ashley finished 3-3 and Ryan Royster and Joey Callender each went 3-4. Royster had an RBI and is now hitting .257.
Columbus 5, Kannapolis 4. Jason Ragan gave up 4 runs in 5.2 innings on 8 hits and a walk…Justin Garcia picked up the win in relief with 4 strikeouts in 2 scoreless innings after the Catfish scored the go-ahead run in the 8th on a balk…Reid Fronk was 1-3 with a walk and his 10th home run, a solo shot…Mike McCormick finished 2-4 with 2 RBI.
Hudson Valley (off-day)
Princeton vs Bristol (ppd)
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Columbus starting pitcher Jesse Darcy and Montgomery third baseman Chris Nowak were named minor league players of the month for the Rays’ organization. [MiLB]
- Montgomery pitcher Jeff Kamrath is likely out for the season after doctors found a blood clot in his elbow. [Montgomery Advertiser]
- James Houser will have minor knee surgery, which will cause him to miss the SL All-Star game and he could be out a couple of weeks. [Biscuits' Batter]