Durham 9, Richmond 6. Heath Phillips made his 2nd start for the Bulls and gave up 2 runs in 5 innings…Juan Salas pitched 2 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts and Scott Dohmann got his 17th save with a perfect 9th…6 different Bulls had at least 2 hits including Justin Ruggiano who finished 3-5 with a double and his 10th home run…John Jaso was 1-5 and Reid Brignac was 2-5 with 2 strike outs batting in the 2-hole. Brignac has been hitting in the bottom-third of the order most of the season.
Montgomery 9, West Tenn 4. Mike Prochaska gave up 4 runs in 6 innings…Eddie Morlan pitched 2 perfect innings of relief with 2 strike outs…Gaby Martinez (18), Rhyne Hughes (11) and Matt Spring (6) homered for the Biscuits.
Brevard Co. 3, Vero Beach 0. Brandon Mann struck out 7 in 5 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 walk and 3 runs (2 earned)…Vero Beach managed only 3 hits.
Columbus 4, Asheville 2. Alex Cobb allowed only 2 hits in 6 shutout innings. He struck out 4 and walked 1 as he improved to 8-7 with a 3.17 ERA…Mike McCormick was 0-4 with the “Golden Sombrero”. He struck out 4 times.
Hudson Valley (off-day)
Kingsport 5, Princeton 4. Tim Beckham had 3 hits, including 2 doubles in 5 at bats. He raised his average to .226.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- David Price says he approaches every batter as if that batter is standing between him and the big leagues. [Yahoo! Sports]
“I want to be there today. That’s me,” said Price, a hard-throwing, 6-foot-6 lefty. “I have no say in that. It’s just whenever they feel I’m ready.”
- Ben Zobrist was named the IL player of the week…We are guessing here, but we assume that Benny Boo Boo is glad he is not around to collect his prize, which we assume is his very own Wool E. Bull Team Head (kinda like a foam cheesehead). [The Raw Feed]
- James Houser threw his first simulated game after knee surgery and everything went well, throwing only fastballs and changeups. [Montgomery Advertiser]