Durham 2, Louisville 0. Ben Hendrickson pitched 6.1 scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 4 and hit a batter…Scott Dohmann pitched the 9th for his 14th save…All of the offense came in the first inning on back-to-back home runs by Justin Ruggiano and Dan Johnson…John Jaso finished 1-3 and Reid Brignac was 0-3 with a pair of strikeouts.
Vero Beach (off-day)
Greenville 5, Columbus 3. Greenville scored 3 in the top of the 9th off of Austin Hinkle for the win…Brian Flores started and allowed 2 runs in 6 innings…Chase Fontaine went 2-4 and hit his 2nd home run…Greg Sexton was 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
Hudson Valley 9, Aberdeen 2. Even though he was demoted to Hudson Valley, Glenn Gibson will apparently still work out of the bullpen, as he did yesterday pitching only two-thirds of an inning, striking out 1 and allowing 1 hit.
Pulaski 4, Princeton 2. Tim Beckham did not play.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Despite his recent improvements, the Rays will not accelerate the return of Rocco Baldelli and will keep with their original plan, which is just to see how it goes. [Tampa Tribune]
- The New York Sun calls David Price, one of two top prospects in baseball that should be called up soon. [New York Sun]
- Rays Digest takes a look at the recent struggles of Vero Beach. [Rays Digest]