Durham 4, Norfolk 2. Recently signed Jeff Bennett allowed 2 runs in 5.1 innings, striking out 3 and walking 3…Fernando Perez was 1-4 with a double and a walk…Reid Brignac went 0-5 with 3 Ks…Jon Weber hit his 14th home run…Matt Joyce was 0-3 with a walk and John Jaso went 2-3.

Huntsville 9, Montgomery 7. Montgomery blew a 6-2 lead when they gave up 7 in the 7th. Brian Baker started and allowed just 2 runs in the first 6 innings, but failed to retire either batter he faced in the 7th. Both of those runs would come across to score…Jose Lobaton went 0-4 with a walk…Cody Cipriano was 1-5.

Charlotte 4, Jupiter 0. Jake McGee threw 2 scoreless innings, striking out 2 and walking 2. McGee has now thrown 17.2 innings with Charlotte, striking out 18 and walking 8. He has a 6.11 ERA…Henry Wrigley hit a solo home run and Reid Fronk drove in 2 with a double.

Jupiter 1, Charlotte 0 (gm 2). Jeremy Hall struck out 9 in 5 innings and did not allow a run. He gave up 3 hits and 3 walks…The Stone Crabs had 7 hits, but nobody had more than 1.

Bowling Green 13, West Virginia 3. Joe Cruz gave up 2 runs (1 earned) in 5 innings…Tim Beckham extended his hitting streak to 9 with a 1-3 performance and he drove in a run…Justin Reynolds had 3 hits and drove in 4, including a 3-run home run.

Tri-City 6, Hudson Valley 3.

Bluefield 6, Princeton 3.

Notes from Down on the Farm

  • Yesterday we linked to a story that ranked the minor league markets based on how well they support minor league baseball. We didn’t even think to look for the short-season teams on the list and it turns out both are pretty high. Hudson Valley is #29 and Princeton is #20 out of all minor league cities. Not bad. Thanks to the commenters that noticed the oversight. [Rays Index]

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2 Comments

  1. Charles says:

    Interesting, I wasn’t aware that they were converting Bennett into a starter.

  2. DRR says:

    I doubt they are. Unless I am mistaken, last night was the “empty space” in our starting rotation. Due to injury, we have recently been going without a 5th starter, basically going straight to the bullpen from the 1st inning every 5th game. It has worked surprisingly well in those games, all things considered, but clearly is not a long-term solution.

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