Durham 4, Gwinnett 0. Jeremy Hellickson made another loud statement and once again showed that he is now one of the top prospects in baseball. in 8 innings, he allowed 1 hit, a 6th inning single. He struck out 12 and walked just 2. In 8 triple-A starts, Hellboy is 5-1 with a 2.86 ERA and just 28 hits allowed in 50.1 innings. He has 61 strikeouts and just 15 walks. Hellickson is making a strong case for a shot at the Rays 2010 rotation…Fernando Perez was 2-3 with a double and a walk and hit 7th steal…Matt Joyce went 1-2 with a double, 2 walks and an RBI…Reid Brignac was ejected after being called out on strikes in the 6th.
Carolina @ Montgomery. (ppd. rain)
Sarasota 6, Charlotte 2. Brian Flores gave up 5 runs in 5 innings…Mike McCormick was 1-4 and Drew Anderson walked twice.
Asheville 3, Bowling Green 2 (16). Chris Andujar allowed only 1 run in 5.1 innings with 6 strikeouts…Tim Beckham was 1-6 with a walk and Jake Jefferies went 1-7.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- Rayner Oliveros and Heath Rollins have been promoted to Durham.
- A first-hand account of Jeremy Hellickson’s dominating performance. [Watching Durham Bulls Baseball]
- Here is a more detailed account of Jeremy Hellickson’s performance. [Triangle Offense]
- The Rays and the Durham Bulls have extended their player development contract through the 2014 season and the two teams will play an exhibition on either April 2nd or 3rd in 2010. Rays Prospects has more of the details. [Rays Prospects]
- Here is a recap of the Bulls 14-inning win from Saturday night. The Bulls ran out of pitchers, in large part because the Rays have left the Bulls’ pitching staff short-handed. [Triangle Offense]
- Jose Lobaton bruised his wrist and is day-to-day. [Biscuit Crumbs]