Durham 9, Columbus 6. Carlos Hernandez picked up his first win in his last 5 starts, holding Columbus to 2 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 4 and walked 2…Matt Joyce finished 4-5 with 2 doubles and his 9th home run. It was the 3rd straight game in which he homered and he has 4 in the last 7 games…Jon Weber (7), Rhyne Hughes (5) and Chris Nowak (4) also homered for the Bulls.

Montgomery 5, Jacksonville 1. Heath Rollins improved to 7-6 with just 1 run allowed in 8 innings on 7 hits and no walks. He struck out 5…Desmond Jennings went 0-5.

Charlotte vs Brevard Co.. (ppd. wet grounds)

Bowling Green 10, Rome 6. Joe Cruz evened his record at 3-3 after holding Rome to 1 run in 6 innings. He allowed just 5 hits and no walks, while striking out 4…Tim Beckham went 2-5 including his 4th home run, a 2-run shot…Keyong Kang went 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI…John Mollicone was 4-5 with a pair of home runs driving in 4.

Brooklyn 3, Hudson Valley 1.

Princeton 6, Greeneville 3.

Notes from Down on the Farm

  • Jake McGee made his second start in the Gulf Coast League and we’d have to say that his arm looks to be healthy based on the starts. [Rays Prospects]
  • Jeremy Hellickson, Desmond Jennings, Eddie Morlan and Rhyne Hughes have all been named to the Southern League South Division all-star team…Anybody else find it strange that the Southern League has a South Division? Of course that is not as strange as having a North Division. [Our Sports Central]

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2 Comments

  1. bobrittner says:

    I think it worth mentioning that Joe Cruz also got 12 ground outs and just one fly out.

    He is kind of reinforcing the impression he made last year at Princeton, giving up more hits than IP but not walking many (12BBs in 50.2IP) while striking out a lot of batters (54Ks).

  2. bobrittner says:

    http://www.raysprospects.com/2009/02/top-15-pitchers-13-joseph-cruz.html

    This is a scouting report on Cruz from Rays Prospects. They have him as the 18th best prospect in the Rays’ system in their 2009 report.

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