Pawtucket 8, Durham 6. Wade Davis continues his strong run, striking out 9 in 7 innings and allowing just 1 earned run (3 runs total) on 4 hits and 2 walks. One of the hits was a solo home run…Reid Brignac was 2-5 with a strikeout…Justin Ruggiano was also 2-4 and hit his 9th home run, a grand slam…Matt Joyce was 0-4 and John Jaso was 2-4 with a pair of doubles.
Montgomery 4, West Tenn 1. Heath Rollins improved to 6-5 with 1 run allowed in 6 inning on 6 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 5…Desmond Jennings was 2-4 with a strikeout…Matt Fields had 2 singles and 2 RBI in 4 at bats…Cesar Suarez hit his 3rd home run, a 2-run shot.
Charlotte. (no game scheduled)
Asheville 5, Bowling Green 3. Frank de los Santos struck out 5 and walked none in 6 innings. He gave up 3 runs (1 earned)…Tim Beckham was 0-4 with a strikeout and Jake Jefferies was 3-4 with a double and 2 RBI. He is hitting .258.
Hudson Valley 4, Aberdeen 2. Albert Suarez picked up the win on opening day, allowing 2 runs in 5 innings. He struck out 2 and walked 2.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- Matt Moore, at low-A Bowling Green, made this weeks “Prospect Hot Sheet” at #7. [Baseball America]
- Two players on the Rays Venezuelan Summer League team have been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a Performance Enhancing Drug (PED)…In this case at least, it does not appear as though the PEDs were helping. The pitcher, Carlos Orasma, had not played yet and the outfielder, Franklin Alcala, is 3-35 (.086) with 19 strikeouts. [AP]