Louisville 9, Durham 8 (10). Mitch Talbot struck out 8, but walked 3 and was pulled after 6 innings with 102 pitches. He allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks…Fernando Perez was 3-5 with a triple and his 5th home run…Dan Johnson homered for the 22nd time and drove in 3…Jonny Gomes finished 1-4 with a double, walk and a strike out. He drove in 1.
Tennessee 4, Montgomery 2. Heath Rollins was solid again in his second double-A start, striking out 7 and walking only 1 in 7 innings. He allowed 3 runs on 5 hits, including a 2-run home run…Ryan Reid pitched the final 2 innings, striking out 3 and walking 1. He gave up 3 hits and a run…Sergio Pedroza hit a 2-run home run in just his second game back from the DL.
Vero Beach (off-day)
Hudson Valley (off-day)
Princeton 10, Elizabethton 1. Tim Beckham was 1-4 with a walk and scored 2 runs. He added his 5th stolen base and was the middleman on 2 double-plays.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Rashad Eldridge was never asked to steal bases before he joined the Rays organization this past off-season. In the last 3 seasons, he totals were 6, 4 and 7. This season the Rays wanted him to steal more bases and he has responded with 21. [Montgomery Advertiser]