Durham 8, Richmond 2. JP Howell struck out 9 and walked 2 in 8 innings. He was touched for 2 runs (1 earned) on only 4 hits. He did throw 2 wild pitches. Jay Witasick pitched a perfect 9th. Evan Longoria went 2-4 with 2 RBI. In 18 games, he is 18-60 (.300) with 12 RBI and a .943 OPS. Jason Pridie was 3-4 and was a single short of hitting for the cycle.

Montgomery 8, Birmingham 3. Chris Mason improved to 14-4 with a 2.56 ERA. He went 6 innings, and allowed 2 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. Rhyne Hughes was 2-4 with 3 RBI and Fernando Perez was 3-5 with an RBI.

Vero Beach 4, Palm Beach 2 (10 innings). Patrick Cotrell’s 10th home run of the season was a 2-run walk-off shot in the bottom of the 10th. Josh Butler pitched 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.

Charleston 6, Columbus 1. The Catfish managed only 3 hits, two by Maiko Loyola. Woods Fines took the loss, allowing 2 runs in 4 innings.

Tri-City 7, Hudson Valley 2.

Princeton 4, Bluefield 2
(game 1). Jeremy Hall moved to 4-1 with a 1.56 RA after allowing 2 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 6 and walked 1.

Princeton 5, Bluefield 1
(game 2). Matt Moore (8th Rd.- 2008) and Austin Hinkle (41st Rd. – 2008) combined on a 1-hit shutout. Moore worked 3 innings, allowing no hits and 3 walks, striking out 5. Hinkle struck out 3 and walked none.


  • Can somebody explain to us why the Vero Beach Devil Rays are giving away an Akinori Iwamura bobblehead? anybody? anybody? [MiLB]
  • JP Howell broke the Durham Bulls’ AAA record and now has 129 on the season. [Herald-Sun]


  1. Tim says:

    What does JP Howell have 129 of? Strike outs? Just wondering!

  2. The Professor says:

    ooops. ha! yes. strikeouts.

  3. Buddy says:

    129 K on 8/22/07
    BEST in ALL of AAA

  4. Chris Wise says:

    Gotta admit Howell's an interesting pitcher to watch. He pitched 11 games before getting called up (3-5 -- gotta wonder why he was called up) and 8 since he's been back (3-1). So he's set the K record while spending a month and a half in Tampa. On the other hand we lost all except one of the no-decisions. In an interview yesterday he said that his curve now was the best since he was a youngster. Another case of poor/inattentive pitching coaching down your way?

    Chris in Raleigh


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