Durham 4, Toledo 1. James Houser improved to 3-1 after holding Toledo to 1 run in 6.2 innings…Justin Ruggiano was 2-4 with an RBI and 2 Ks.

Birmingham 6, Montgomery 0. Ryan Morse gave up 6 runs in 3 innings…Chris Mason pitched 3 shutout innings of relief in his first appearance back in Montgomery…Montgomery managed only 3 hits.

Daytona 6, Charlotte 1. Darin Downs pitched 6 shutout innings, striking out 8 and walking 2…Cody Cipriano was 2-4 with a double and is now hitting .331.

Bowling Green 5, Asheville 4. Nick Barnese, part of the Rays next wave of pitching prospects, made his 2009 debut, striking out 7 and walking none in 5 innings. He allowed 1 run in 5 innings…Tim Beckham was 1-3 with a double and a walk. He also committed his 16 error.

Notes from Down on the Farm

  • Tommy Rafferty was promoted to Charlotte to make room for Nick Barnese. [Biscuit Crumbs]




  1. Good to see Barnese finally back on the hill. From seeing him in rookie ball two years ago, I think he is going to be a good one.

    From looking at the boxscore, the thing that jumped out at me was 9 errors committed by the two defenses. Are they playing on a gravel infield?

  2. bobrittner says:

    From what I have heard he hit the first 3 batters he faced. After that he settled down and ended with 0BBs (although 1 wild pitch) and those 7Ks. He also got 5 ground outs and 2 fly outs which is very good.


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