Durham 2, Norfolk 1. Mitch Talbot pitched 5 shutout innings, striking out 4 and walking none…Dale Thayer pitched the 9th for the save…The Bulls managed only 4 hits with one run scoring on an error and the other on a ground out…Reid Brignac was 1-3 with a walk.
West Tenn 7, Montgomery 6.Jeremy Hellickson picked up right where he left off, throwing 5 shutout innings, allowing only 2 singles and a walk. He stuck out 3…Eddie Morlan could only retire 1 of the 5 batters he faced, walking 3. Three of the runners eventually scored…Desmond Jennings (right) was 1-4 with a stolen base.
Ft. Myers 9, Charlotte 4. Alex Cobb struck out 7 and walked only 1 in 4 innings. He gave up 1 run on 3 hits…BJ Upton was 0-2 with 2 walks and was hit by a pitch. He stole 2 bases and was caught once trying to steal third.
Bowling Green 8, Hickory 3.Matt Moore struggled with his control walking 6 in 3+ innings. He gave up 2 runs and struck out 4…Tim Beckham got off to a good start, hitting a solo home run and driving in 3. He finished 2-5…Catcher Mike McCormick also homered, a two-run shot.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- David Price will start for Durham tonight and Aneury Rodriguez, the player traded for Jason Hammel, will make his first start for Montgomery.
- Jennifer LaBrosse updates the status of Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo’s son, who suffers from a congenital heart disease and writes about the inspiration Montoyo derives from his son. [Durham Bulls]
- The Durham Bulls have jerseys with a slightly new look this season, with piping to mimic that of the Rays. [Durham Bulls]
- And don’t forget to check in with Watching Durham Bulls Baseball from time to time. [Watching Durham Bulls Baseball]