Durham 4, Norfolk 2. Jeremy Hellickson made his first triple-A start and held Norfolk to 2 runs on 5 hits and an uncharacteristic 3 walks. He struck out 6 in 6 innings…Justin Ruggiano gave Hellboy an early lead with a 2-run home run in the first…Chris Richard finished 2-3 and added a solo home run, his 18th…Reid Brignac went 1-4 and Matt Joyce was 1-3 with a walk.
Birmingham 3, Montgomery 0. Rayner Oliveros made just his 4th start and gave up 1 run in 5 innings on 2 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 5…Desmond Jennings was 1-3 and Montgomery managed only 3 hits total…Cody Cipriano had a double in 3 at bats.
Clearwater 2, Charlotte 0. Brian Flores pitched 5 shutout innings…Charlotte managed just 6 hits with Shawn O’Malley going 0-4 and Shawn Riggans 0-1…Brian Shouse made another rehab appearance allowing just one baserunner when he hit a batter.
Hagerstown 8, Bowling Green 0. Nick Barnese gave up 5 runs (3 earned) in 4.1 innings, striking out 6 and walking 1…Tim Beckham (1-3) had 1 of only 4 hits for Bowling Green.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- Chris Mason has signed on with the Mets and been assigned to high-A. [Biscuit Crumbs]