Durham 5, Pawtucket 4. The Bulls scored 4 in the top of the 9th for the win with the final run coming a bases loaded ground ball that Chris Richard beat out before Pawtucket could turn the double-play…Matt DeSalvo made his third start for Durham and pitched 5.1 scoreless innings with only 1 hit and 3 walks. He struck out 4.
Montgomery 3, Birmingham 0 (10). The Biscuits scored 3 in the top of the 10th on a Fernando Cortez single, a JT Hall suicide squeeze and a wild pitch…Heath Rollins started and threw 7 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 6…Eddie Morlan picked up the win with 2 innings of scoreless relief.
Charlotte @ Brevard County (ppd. rain).
Bowling Green 10, Asheville 8. The Hot Rods scored 3 times in the top of the 9th on a Henry Wrigley home run, to break a 7-7 tie. It was his 4th home run and he drove in 4 total…Shane Dyer allowed 5 runs on 10 hits in 4.1 innings…Tim Beckham was 4-4 with 2 doubles and a walk. He is hitting .300.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- Chad Bradford has left his rehab assignment to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. [Biscuit Crumbs]
- Maybe the best reliever in the farm system this season has been Winston Abreu, a 32-year old with big league experience in parts of two years with the O’s and Nationals. This season, Abreu has allowed only 12 hits and 10 walks in 31 innings with 47 strikeouts. That translates to a 0.39 tRA.