Durham 14, Charlotte 7. Wade Davis did not have his control last night. In 5.1 innings, he walked 3 and only struck out 1 in 5.1 innings. He allowed 3 runs including a 2-run home run…Chad Orvella had his first rough night, getting touched for 3 runs in 1.2 innings…Justin Ruggiano (2), John Jaso (1) and Elliot Johnson all homered for the Bulls…Reid Brignac was 2-3 with 2 walks and Matt Joyce finished 1-2 with a pair of walks.
Montgomery 7, Jacksonville 2. Ryan Morse had a strong start for the Biscuits, pitching 5, 1-hit innings, striking out 5 and walking 3…Desmond Jennings was 3-5 and is hitting .354…Rhyne Hughes was 1-5 with his league-leading 7th home run.
Charlotte 8, Sarasota 1. Charlotte scored 6 in the 8th including a solo home run from Nevin Ashley…David Newmann struck out 9 in 5.1 innings, allowing only 1 run.
Bowling Green 3, Augusta 2. The Hot Rods tied the game in the bottom of the 8th with a Jason Corder home run and then won the game in the 10th on Isaias Velasquez single…Shane Dyer pitched 6 shutout innings…Tim Beckham was 0-3.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- Yesterday we pointed out that Desmond Jennings played right field for the first time and speculated that it might be to open his path to the big leagues. Today, Stacy Long confirms with quotes from double-A manager Billy Gardner. [Montgomery Advertiser]
Jennings is regularly a center fielder. The Biscuits will play him in right sporadically — and in left — to increase his major-league versatility. Gardner wouldn’t say when Jennings would play right again or how much he’ll play it this season.”I don’t think there’s any number,” Gardner said. “It’s at my discretion. There’s no program for it, but I think we’ll see him out there more than once a week.”
- The Hot Rods introduced their new mascot. [Montgomery Advertiser]