Norfolk 8, Durham 2. James Houser made his first start of 2009 and gave up 4 runs in 4 innings including 2 home runs in the first inning. He also hit 2 batters and threw a wild pitch…Chad Orvella pitched another shutout inning and now has given up 1 run in 10.1 innings this season with 10 strike outs and 1 walk…Reid Brignac went 0-4 with 2 Ks and Justin Ruggiano was 1-4 with one strike out…Matt Joyce was 0-2 with 2 walks.
Montgomery 4, Mobile 2. In his first start since being demoted, Jason Cromer gave up 1 run in 6 innings for the win. He struck out 4 and walked none…Jason Isringhausen pitched another shutout inning, with 1 strike out and 1 walk…Rhyne Hughes hit a go ahead 2-run home run in the 6th inning…Desmond Jennings was 1-4 with a triple and an RBI.
Charlotte 3, St. Lucie 1. Jeremy Hall pitched 5 shutout innings and now has a 1.80 ERA after 3 starts (15 ip).
Bowling Green 4, West Virginia 2.Chris Andujar allowed 1 run in 4 innings…Tim Beckham was 1-4 with a strike out and a caught stealing.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- Matt Joyce is hitting .258/.361/.419 with 1 home run. He is 3-9 with a double and 3 Ks against lefties.
- Montgomery outfielder Matt Matulia is scheduled to have an MRI on his elbow. [Montgomery Advertiser]