Charlotte 9, Durham 1. Carlos Hernandez gave up 7 runs in 3.2 innings including 3 home runs…Reid Brignacwas 2-4 with a pair of doubles and Matt Joycewas 0-3 with a walk and his 2nd stolen base.
Jacksonville 13, Montgomery 7. Jason Cromer got lit up for 7 runs in 3.2 innings on 10 hits (2 home runs) and 1 walk…Desmond Jenningswas 0-4 and Rhyne Hughes finished 2-5 with his league-leading 8th home run.
Charlotte 8, Sarasota 6. Jeremy Hall allowed 5 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings…Greg Sexton hit his first home run of the year and drove in 3.
Augusta 7, Bowling Green 0. Frank de los Santos struck out 3 in 5 innings and allowed 2 runs in 5 innings…Tim Beckham finished 0-4 with 3 strike outs. He is now hitting .275 with 19 strikeouts and only 3 walks in 18 games.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- Not including last night’s action, Matt Joyce is 4-10 with a double and 3 Ks against lefties.
- As “GatorRaysHead” pointed out in the comments yesterday, Wade Davis threw 93 pitches in his last start. This is telling because last we heard, all of the starters in Durham were on a strict 75-pitch limit. Davis is the first permitted to exceed this limit by more than a handful. This suggests that if a pitcher were needed right now, Davis would get the call (Ed. note: this also depends on how many starts would be needed. Often times, if a big leaguer is going to miss just one or two starts, the Rays would promote the triple-A pitcher not based on merit, but based on who would be pitching on normal 4 days rest). But keep in mind, that it might not take David Price very long to catch up to Davis in terms of big league readiness.