Durham 6, Charlotte 1. Carlos Hernandez allowed just 1 run in 5 innings on 5 hits and a walk. He struck out 2…John Meloan made his second appearance since being acquired for Winston Abreu and he threw a scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts, a hit and a walk…Elliot Johnson hit a grand slam in the 5-run 5th to break a 1-1 tie, and Ray Olmedo added a solo shot…Matt Joyce was 1-2 with 2 walks and his 10th stolen base. He is hitting .277…Justin Ruggiano went 0-4 with a pair of Ks and John Jaso was 2-4 with an RBI.
Birmingham 3, Montgomery 0. Aneury Rodriguez gave up 2 runs (1 earned) in 6 innings but dropped to 4-9 on the year. He has a 5.79 ERA…Ryan Reid struck out 2 of the 3 batters he faced and now has 8 strikeouts and just 1 walk in his last 5 appearances (6.1 innings)…Desmond Jennings went 0-3 as the DH with a walk and his 30th stolen base.
Charlotte 6, Sarasota 5. Brian Flores made just his second start of the season and gave up 4 runs in 5 innings…Emeel Salem and Henry Wrigley each went 3-4 and Wrigley added his 4th home run…Shawn O’Malley was 0-3 with 2 walks and Cody Cipriano went 0-3 with a walk.
Bowling Green 4, Augusta 3. Frank de los Santos allowed 2 runs (1 earned) in 5.2 innings…Tim Beckham went 2-4 with an RBI and his 28th error…Jake Jefferies was 0-4.
Elizabethton 5, Princeton 2 (gm 1).
Princeton 5, Elizabethton 4 (gm 2).
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- That “Ball-Less Baseball” promotion that we told you about last week, continues to make noise. This time it is in the form of a letter from the team’s home county that suggests the promotion to “allow” only women “likely violates the New York State Human Rights Law”…Please people. Don’t we have better things to worry about. At least wait to see if somebody complains or threatens a lawsuit. Because if some guy does throw a stink about this, then there is a good chance he would have met the original criteria for admittance anyway. [Deadspin]