Durham 11, Louisville 6. Durham trailed 5-0 early but scored 8 runs in the 3rd and 4th innings. Ray Sadler had the big blow, a 3-run home run in the 3rd…Justin Ruggiano was 3-3 with 2 walks. He scored 4 runs and drove in 3…Reid Brignac was 2-3 with a double and a walk and he scored 3 times…Jason Isringhausen gave up a run on a hit and a walk in 1 inning of work…Matt Joyce had the night off.
Montgomery 4, Mobile 2. Jason Cromer improved to 3-1 with Montgomery and 4-1 overall, working 7 innings and allowing 2 runs…Rhyne Hughes was 2-3 with a walk and hit his league-leading 12th home run. He also leads the SL with 31 RBI…Desmond Jennings was 1-3 with a walk. He scored twice.
Palm Beach 2, Charlotte 0. Jesse Darcy allowed 2 runs in 6 innings on 6 hits and no walks. He struck out 4…Charlotte managed only 3 hits, including 2 doubles by Ryan Royster.
Savannah 8, Bowling Green 1. After two straight strong starts, Matt Moore (above) struggled with his control last night. He was pulled after 2.2 innings after walking 6 batters and allowing 4 hits that led to 4 runs…Tim Beckham was 0-4 and is hitting .288.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- Rays Prospects has the defensive stats for the shortstops in the Rays organization, including Reid Brignac, Shawn O’Malley and Tim Beckham. [Rays Prospects]
- Matt Joyce is 9-26 against lefties (.346) with an impressive 44.4% line drive rate. He is hitting .300/.398/.510 overall. His only blemish against lefties is the 8:0 strikeout-to-walk ratio.