Durham 9, Charlotte 0. Jason Cromer pitched 6 shutout innings, striking out 2 and walking 2…Desmond Jennings went 2-3 with a triple and his 3rd home run. He also walked twice and stole 2 bases…Matt Joyce was 2-5 with an RBI and Chris Richard went 4-5 with his 24th home run and 4 RBI.

Montgomery. (no games scheduled)

Charlotte 3, Jupiter 1. Jeremy Hall retired the first 15 batters he faced before a lead-off triple in the 6th. He then retired 11 straight before a single with 2 outs in the 9th. Those would be the only 2 baserunners he would allow in 8.2 innings. He struck out 8 to improve to 14-7…Matt Sweeney went 1-3 with a double and a walk.

Bowling Green 7, Greenville 3. Michael Jarman worked 3 innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 5 walks…Tim Beckham went 0-4 with a walk and Jake Jefferies was 2-5 with a double and an RBI.

Hudson Valley 4, Brooklyn 2.

Princeton. (no games scheduled)

Notes from Down on the Farm





  1. Justin H says:

    I know Beckham has been hitting well but does anyone know how he's looked defensively? Does he look to have the potential to play a major league SS or is he more of a B.J. Upton type?

    • diamondtom says:

      I have seen Beckham play about 70 games this year. I would be very surprised if He ever makes the bigs as an infielder. At this time He has committed 40 errors and if it wasn't for an extremely good fielding first baseman He could have several more throwing errors. On top of that He doesn't have good range. His base stealing is suspect as He is only 13 for 23 and continually goes to sleep on the base paths and gets picked off. He is hitting in the high 270's which is no better than average.

      He may be one of the top prospects in the Rays system and I am sure they will keep him on the list if for no other reason than the 6.2 million they have invested. From what I have seen He doesn't have what it takes to be in the show.


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