Durham 8, Charlotte 2. James Houser picked up his first win, giving up 2 runs in 5 innings. He struck out 4 and walked 1…Jason Isringhausen made his second appearance with Durham allowing 2 hits in 1 inning…Reid Brignac homered, his second, and walked in 5 plate appearances…Adam Kennedy was 2-4 with a walk to raise his average to .295 and Matt Joyce was 2-3 with a double and 2 walks and now has an OBP of .429…Justin Ruggiano hit a 3-run home run and drove in 4.
Montgomery. Jeremy Hellickson was pulled after 2 innings with an injury (see below)…Desmond Jennings was 2-3 with a triple and a pair of sac flys. He drove in 3, but was caught stealing. He is now hitting .402. We sure hope Jon Weber isn’t too comfortable with his starting job in Durham…Shawn Riggans made his first rehab start, playing 5 innings behind the plate and going 1-2 with a walk and an RBI.
Charlotte 6, Jupiter 0. Darin Downs pitched 8 shutout innings to improve to 5-0 with a 1.34 ERA. He struck out 6 and walked none…Matt Hall hit a 3-run home run in the 3rd that put Charlotte up for good.
Rome 6, Bowling Green 4 (gm 1). Frank de los Santos gave up 5 runs (2 earned) in 3.1 innings…Tim Beckham was 2-3 with a triple and 2 RBI.
Bowling Green 3, Rome 2 (gm 2). Joe Cruz struck out 7 and walked none in 4.1 scoreless innings…Tim Beckham was 2-4 with a 2-run home run, his second. He is hitting .307.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- Jeremy Hellickson suffered a mild sprain in his throwing shoulder and had to be removed after 2 innings. He is expected to only miss one start. Hellboy said that he just felt a little discomfort on a pickoff attempt and that it “feels good now.” He will be reevaluated in a few days. [Montgomery Advertiser]
- Shawn Riggans is expected to DH today, catch 5 innings on Thursday and 7 innings on Saturday. Riggans is hopeful to be promoted in time to start Sunday at Fenway. [Montgomery Advertiser]
- Triangle Offense takes a closer look at Dale Thayer and his status as a prospect. [Triangle Offense]