Columbus 10, Durham 6. The first batter of the game reached on a Reid Brignac throwing error and the second batter reached on a Ray Olmedo throwing error and it was all downhill from there. David Price would allow 4 unearned runs that inning and 2 more of the normal variety in the 4th  when he left with 2 runners on and Julio DePaula let them score. Price lasted only 3.2 innings, and gave up 4 hits and 3 walks. He only struck out 1…Matt Joyce was 3-5 with a solo home run off of former big leaguer Tomo OhkaAdam Kennedy was 3-4 with a pair of doubles and is now hitting .269…Reid Brignac finished 1-5 with 2 strikeouts.

Montgomery 3, Mississippi 2. Heath Rollins picked up his 2nd win, allowing only 2 runs in 7 innings. He struck out 2 and walked 1…Eddie Morlan and Calvin Medlock combined for 2 scoreless innings of relief…Desmond Jennings added 3 more hits including a double to raise his average to .368 and his OPS to 1.020…Rhyne Hughes was 0-5 with 5 strike outs. Yes. Five strike outs. Is that the platinum sombrero?

Charlotte 6, Charlotte 4. Jesse Darcy gave up 5 runs on 10 hits in 6 innings…Matt Fields hit his 4th home run.

Bowling Green 7, Rome 1. Matt Moore rebounded from a couple of shaky starts in which he walked 8 batters to throw 5 innings of 1-run ball. He struck out 7 and walked only 1…Tim Beckham was 1-5 with a strike out. He drove in 1 run on a ground out and another on a fielder’s choice. He also committed his 4th and 5th errors when he booted a pair of ground balls in the 9th inning.

Notes from Down on the Farm

  • The Charlotte Stone Crabs wore pink jerseys on Friday night for Breast Cancer awareness and auctioned the jerseys off following the game. They raised $2,400.
  • Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium was rated the best stadium in the Southern League. [Baseball America]
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  1. Chris Wise says:

    Re: The Bulls. It was Ray Olmedo who made the second throwing error, grumble, grumble, grumble...

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  2. bobrittner says:

    I haven't been to any of the other Southern League stadiums, but have been to Montgomery and they would have to be pretty special to outshine that one. I think the architects also planned Camden Yards in Baltimore.

    By the way, unlike Houston, the Montgomery stadium has a real railroad track that passes close by the outfield wall. They can't schedule trains to pass after a Biscuits home run, but it is fun when they do rumble by, whistles blowing.

    I would love to hear somebody talk a bit about what Price is doing in Durham. His results seem generally mediocre at best, but I haven't read any analysis explaining why.

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