Durham 6, Scranton/WB 2 (gm 1). Jeremy Hellickson improved to 2-0 in 2 triple-A starts with 6 shutout innings. He allowed 3 hits and 2 walks and struck out 4…Reid Brignac went 2-4 with a 2-run double…Matt Joyce was 0-3.

Scranton/WB 8, Durham 2 (gm 2). Matt DeSalvo dropped to 0-4 after giving up 5 runs in 3 innings…James Houser pitched 1 inning of relief…Reid Brignac was 1-3 with an RBI and Matt Joyce went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts.

Montgomery 2, Huntsville 1. The Biscuits won on a 2-out, walk-off single by Brandon ChavesRayner Oliveros allowed just 1 run in 6 innings on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 2…Desmond Jennings went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts…Cody Cipriano had 2 singles in 4 at bats.

Daytona 2, Charlotte 1 (12). Jake McGee had his strongest start yet since coming back from Tommy John surgery. He pitched 3 shutout innings and retired 9 of the 10 batters he faced, striking out 2 and giving up a single…Shawn O’Malley went 2-5 with a walk…Mike McCormick was 1-4 with a walk.

Bowling Green. (no games scheduled)

Aberdeen 3, Hudson Valley 1.

Bluefield @ Princeton.

Notes from Down on the Farm

  • The Rays demoted Nevin Ashley from double-A to high-A Charlotte. [Biscuit Crumbs]




  1. DRR says:

    Can the Rays find some way to make a trade that includes Matt DeSalvo going somewhere, anywhere? He has been killing us here in Durham.

  2. Brixology says:

    What's the deal with McGee? I thought we had all decided he was headed to the 'pen when he came back. Obviously not the case, though, huh?

    • bobrittner says:

      I am guessing that the Rays want to wait until absolutely necessary to determine whether he should be converted to relief. If he can succeed as a starter he become far more valuable, so why not see whether he can. If he cannot develop an effective or consistent off-speed pitch or has difficulty with stamina, they can easily move him into the bullpen.

      Although there was a lot of talk before his injury about moving him to the bullpen, he never pitched in relief in the minors except for one time as an 18 year old in his second season. So while the decision was in the wind, no actual action had yet taken place to implement it.


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