Durham 10, Charlotte 2. Jeremy Hellickson only worked 5 innings, but he struck out 10 and improved to 4-1 at triple-A. He gave up 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and 2 walks…Winston Abreu struck out 4 of the 5 batters he faced…John Jaso drove in 4 including a 3-run double…Fernando Perez went 0-5 with 3 strikeouts and Reid Brignac was 1-4 with 2 RBI…Aki Iwamura was back in the lineup as a DH and had a single and 3 walks in 4 plate appearances…Jon Weber hit his 13th home run.
Montgomery @ Birmingham. ppd. rain
Charlotte 5, Ft. Myers 3. Alex Cobb improved to 8-5 after allowing 2 runs in 5 innings…Matt Hall and Omar Luna had 2 RBI apiece.
Greensboro 6, Bowling Green 2. Joe Cruz gave up 6 runs in 4 innings…Tim Beckham went 1-4 with a strikeout. He was also picked off first base, BJ Upton-style.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- The success of Edwin Jackson this season is pushing Matt Joyce. [Durham Bulls]
- Andy Sonnanstine is still struggling against right-handers. [The Rays Party]