Richmond 5, Durham 4. Ben Hendrickson started and gave up 4 runs in 6 innings…Calvin Medlock took the loss after allowing a go-ahead solo home run in the 8th inning…Justin Ruggiano finished 0-5 with 3 Ks…Dan Johnson was 3-5…Jonny Gomes was 2-5 with a double and 2Ks. He also threw a runner out at home…John Jaso was 1-4 with his 2nd home run since being promoted…Reid Brignac singled in the first and was hit by a pitch in the 3rd. He stayed in the game to run the bases but did not come out to play defense in the next half-inning.
Montgomery 8, Birmingham 3. Jason Cromer made just his 4th start and picked up the win with 6 innings of 2-run ball. He struck out 4 and walked none…JT Hall drove in 2 and was 3-5…Gaby Martinez also drove in a pair with single in 5 at bats…Rashad Eldridge was 1-3 with a pair of walks and scored 3 runs. He also stole his 19th base.
Brevard Co. 4, Vero Beach 1. Heath Rollins who set the Rays organizational record for wins in a season last year, dropped to 5-11 after allowing only 2 unearned runs in 6 innings. He struck out 4 and walked 1…Cesar Suarez drove in the D-Rays only run with a solo shot in the 8th inning.
Columbus 8, Savannah 6 (11). Brian Flores allowed 5 runs in 5 innings on 10 hits…Maiko Loyola finished 2-5 with his 38th stolen base…Greg Sexton was 2-6 with 3 RBI including a 2-run triple in the 11th inning…Henry Wrigley also drove in 3 with a home run, his 6th.
Kingsport 6, Princeton 2. Tim Beckham went 1-3 with a walk a strikeout and was again picked off first base.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- The Rays have signed the Astros former top prospect, Carlos Hernandez, and assigned him to Vero Beach. [Baseball America]