Buffalo 12, Durham 2. Heath Phillips made his first start since being signed by the Rays. He was pulled after 2.2 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 4 walks…Chris Richard was 2-3 with a double and his 20th home run.
Montgomery 9, Huntsville 8. Mike Prochaska gave up 7 runs in 6.2 innings, but only 2 were earned…Rashad Eldridge finished 3-4 with a double, a walk and 2 RBI. He raised his average to .306.
Daytona 7, Vero Beach 2. Ryan Royster drove in 2 with a triple.
Columbus 6, Augusta 5 (11). After giving up 4 runs in the top of the 11th, the Catfish rallied for 5 runs in the bottom half of the inning. The last 3 runs came off a walk-off home run from Greg Sexton. Mike McCormick also homered in the 11th to lead off the inning…Alex Cobb started and struck out 9 in 5.2 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 run…
Princeton 10, Johnson City 6. Tim Beckham played for the first time in 4 games and had the best game of his young career going 4-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. He did commit his 7th error on a throw, but did contribute to 2 double-plays.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Mike DiFelice, a modern-day Crash Davis? We don’t see it…Yes, DiFelice is an old catcher playing for the Durham Bulls, but he has plenty of big-league experience and these Bulls are a triple-A ballclub, not single-A as they were when Bull Durham was filmed. [Deadspin]
- MiLB interviews the Durham Bulls’ director of media relations about the Bulls franchise. [MiLB]