Durham 4, Columbus 2. Wade Davis picked up his 3rd win in 3 decisions, pitching 5 innings and allowing 2 runs. He allowed 6 hits and walked 3, while striking out 3…Jason Isringhausen made his first appearance for Durham and pitched a perfect 6th inning…Reid Brignac went 0-4 and Justin Ruggiano was 1-4 and is now hitting .195…Matt Joyce was 1-3 with a walk to raise his average to .311…Adam Kennedy had 2 singles in 4 at bats and is 5 for his last 8 and has hit safely in 5 straight.

Montgomery @ Mississippi (ppd. rain).

Ft. Myers 6, Charlotte 5. Charlotte led the game 5-0 but Ft. Myers tied it up in the 6th and won it in the bottom of the 9th on a sac fly after the leadoff hitter reached base on a strikeout/wild pitch…David Newmann struck out 5 and allowed 3 runs in 6 innings…Cody Cipriano hit his 2nd home run of the season, a 3-run shot in the 3rd.

Rome 10, Bowling Green 3. Shane Dyer took the loss with 4 runs in 6 innings…Tim Beckham had a triple in 4 at bats and drove in 2. He also committed his 3rd error in 2 games and has 6 on the season.

Notes from Down on the Farm

  • Triangle Offense got a first-hand look at Jason Isringhausen’s first appearance for Durham. [Triangle Offense]

Isringhausen’s body language gave every sign of intent not to be in Durham long, and in any case he can’t be: Minor-league rehab assignments are limited to 30 days for pitchers. If all goes well, he’ll be in Tampa soon;





  1. Justin H says:

    Just a question a little off topic with the players referenced, but is there any new news on Jacob McGee's rehab? I know he's in Port Charlotte, but I couldn't really find any information on how he's doing or how is rehab is coming along, thanks.

    • Haven't heard anything in a few weeks. Last report was that he was throwing off a mound and is targeting a June or July return to the field. But that he really won't be 100% until next season.

      • Justin H says:

        Oh I didn't realize he wouldn't be back this season I knew it was a major injury, but I had no idea it was this bad, thanks

        • I'm sorry. I meant he should be pitching in minor league games by July, but he will be very limited. Probably only used in relief and if he does start, he will have very strict pitch limits. At that point he will be healed, but it will take a while to rebuild the arm strength.

  2. Scot says:

    So the question being raised is, "who will be promoted to replace Sonny as a starter?" Is it going to be Price or Davis? Similar stats - more dingers allowed by Price, but a better K/BB ratio.

    In my opinion, Jackson was traded because he is more expensive and is probably considered a better value than Sonny. If Jackson were on the Rays with the same performance he has given the Tigers, he would be the #2 starter in quality. Only James "the Greater" has been a clear above average starter so far.

    Now that said - I still expect Kaz, Shields and Garza to be above average by the end of the season.


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