Durham 13, Rochester 2. Mitch Talbot evened his record at 4-4 after working 6 innings. He gave up 2 runs on 8 hits and a walk. He struck out 5…Justin Ruggiano was 0-2 with 3 walks…Matt Joyce hit a trio of doubles and drove in 6. He was 3-5 with a walk and is now hitting .322.
Montgomery 3, Carolina 0. Brandon Mann was perfect until a 2-out triple in the 7th. He finished with 8 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits and no walks…Desmond Jennings was 0-3 with 2 walks.
Clearwater 8, Charlotte 7 (11; gm 1). Charlotte gave up back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game (minor league double-headers are 7 innings), took the lead with 2 runs in the top of the 9th and then allowed Clearwater to tie the game again in the bottom half. Clearwater finally won the game with a 2-out single in the 11th…Alex Cobb allowed 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings. He struck out 5…Matt Fields homered twice and drove in 5 runs.
Charlotte 2, Clearwater 1 (gm 2). Rayner Oliveros started the nightcap and worked 5 shutout innings, striking out 4 and walking none…Matt Fields hit his 9th home run, his 3rd of the double-header.
Charleston 7, Bowling Green 2. Tyree Hayes allowed 3 runs in 3 innings…Tim Beckham had the night off.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- The Rays roster is not the only one with a lot of turnover recently. Watching Durham Bulls Baseball has details on who is taking the field for Durham. [Watching Durham Bulls Baseball]