Richmond 4, Durham 2. Ben Hendrickson allowed only 2 runs in 6 innings…Fernando Perez hit his 4th home run.
Vero Beach 6, Brevard Co. 0. Wilton Noel allowed only 1 hit in 6 shutout innings. He struck out 5 and walked 3. Noel had a no-hitter through 6 innings, but was pulled after the leadoff hitter in the 7th singled…Ryan Royster was 2-5 and Nevin Ashley drove in a pair.
Lake Co. 11, Columbus 8. Alex Cobb struggled with his control, walking 5 and hitting another batter, allowing 4 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 4…Maiko Loyola and Greg Sexton were each 3-6. Sexton hit his 6th home run and drove in 3…Chase Fontaine was 2-3 with a double and 2 walks. He added his 2nd stolen base.
Hudson Valley 14, Lowell 10 (10).
Burlington 5, Princeton 2. Tim Beckham went 1-4 with a single and a walk. He struck out twice…We usually only comment on Beckham’s performance at Princeton, but we couldn’t pass up a chance to point out that Burt Reynolds committed his 26th error. That is in 44 games. Yikes. On the positive side, the third baseman is hitting .295/.355/.460.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- David Price was promoted to triple-A Durham, and is scheduled to make his first start for the Bulls on Wednesday. [Tennessean]
“I guess I’m a little anxious (about reaching the Major Leagues),” Price said Monday. “It’s like a kid getting ready for Christmas and you count down to Christmas Day. The anticipation is building up, but I’m enjoying myself…I haven’t talked to anyone from the (Rays’) front office all year,” Price said. “ … I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing. My last start wasn’t as good as I would have liked, but the two before that I threw really well.”
- Chris Nowak and David Price were named the Rays’ minor league player and pitcher of the month. [Montgomery Advertiser]
- Austin Hinkle of Columbus was named the SAL pitcher of the week. [MiLB]
- Despite only being 5-11, Heath Rollins and his 3.30 ERA were promoted to double-A Montgomery to take David Price’s vacant spot.
- Jeremy Beckham recently got to play in Fenway Park and spoke to Mark Remme about being able to pave the way for his younger brother, Tim Beckham. [MiLB]