Durham (off-day).

Montgomery 6, Jacksonville 5. Neal Frontz blew the save on a 2-out game-tying double in the top of the 10th. But Desmond Jennings led off the bottom of the 9th with a single, and would later score on a 2-out single by Rashad EldridgeHeath Rollins struck out 6 in 6 innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned)…Jason Isringhausen made his final rehab appearance in double-A, giving up a run on 2 hits and a walk in 1 inning…Desmond Jennings was 2-5 with a 3-run home run, his 3rd…Rhyne Hughes was 0-3 with 2 walks.

Sarasota 8, Charlotte 7. Jesse Darcy allowed 5 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings…Emeel Salem had a pair of singles and 2 walks, scoring twice…Matt Fields was 2-4.

Bowling Green (off-day).

Notes from Down on the Farm

  • In an interesting move, Desmond Jennings started in right field last night for the first time of his career. With Jennings off to a hot start in double-A and Upton firmly entrenched in center field for the foreseeable future, might the Rays be considering a spring training 2010 in which Jennings is competing with Matt Joyce for the right field job at the big league level?
  • Jeremy Hellickson has done a better job of avoiding home runs. [Montgomery Advertiser]
  • Rhyne Hughes was named the Southern League hitter of the week. [Rays Prospects]
  • Rays Prospects takes a look at the caught stealing rates for the Rays minor league catchers. You have to be pleased with the numbers from Nevin Ashley, Jake Jefferies and Mike McCormick. [Rays Prospects]
  • Matt Walker has returned from his 50-game suspension for testing positive for amphetamines.
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