Charlotte 6, Durham 1. Ben Hendrickson struck out 8 and walked none, but gave up 3 runs in 6 innings for the loss…The Bulls managed only 6 hits, with the only run coming off a first inning, solo home run from Chris Richard…The Bulls finished the regular season 74-70, 8.5 games up in the IL South division. They will face Louisville in the first round of the Governor’s Cup playoffs.

Jacksonville 7, Montgomery 6 (10). Mike Prochaska gave up 5 runs in 6.2 innings…Rhyne Hughes and Matt Spring homered for the Biscuits in the season finale…The Biscuits finished the second half 35-34, 8 games back, tied for second place in the Southern League’s South division. Anybody else find it strange that the Southern League has a South Division and a North Division? No. Ok, nevermind.

Columbus 5, Rome 2. Jason Ragan picked up his 8th win in the Catfish’ season finale. He gave up 2 runs in 5 innings on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 6…Henry Wrigley had a 3-run home run.

Staten Island 6, Hudson Valley 3. Tim Beckham was 0-2 with 2 walks and a strike out.

NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…

  • The Governor’s Cup playoffs begin on Wednesday with David Price going in game 1 for the Bulls against the Red’s triple-A affiliate, in Louisville. Price will be followed by Mitch Talbot on Thursday, Jeff Niemann at home on Friday and Wade Davis on Saturday in Durham. The Red’s top prospect, Homer Bailey, will throw game 2. [Our Sports Central]
  • Mike Prochaska mixed in some knuckleballs in the final start of his career. He is expected to retire following the season. [Biscuits’ Batter]
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  1. Chris in Raleigh NC says:

    Bulls trivia: Apparently a last-game-of-the-season ritual--the Bulls used the same bat all game (actually two bats since one got broken early in the game). At Charlotte. They lost, but game was meaningless for both teams.

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