Durham 14, Charlotte 3. With the Bulls down to 2 starting pitchers (Jeremy Hellickson and Jason Cromer), Durham turned to Calvin Medlock who made his first start since 2005 and turned in a gutsy performance, striking out 9 in 4.2 innings. He did allow 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks including 2 home runs. We are sure that most Bulls fans understand that the team serves at the pleasure of the Rays, but damn. They are about to start the IL playoffs and there is nobody left on that roster. We mean No-Body. That must be frustrating…Desmond Jennings went 7-7 with 6 singles, a double and his 15th steal in 28 triple-A games. He is now hitting .347 since his promotion. And all of the sudden BJ Upton just got a little more expendable…Justin Ruggiano hit his 15th home run and stole his 23rd base.

Mobile 5, Montgomery 4. Aneury Rodriguez finally came back down to Earth a bit, giving up 5 runs in 5.2 innings. He did strike out 7 walking just 1…Jose Lobaton went 0-3 with 2 walks. Since being signed by the Rays, Lobaton is hitting just .254, but has a .379 OBP and an .858 OPS. He has a solid 18 to 14 strikeout to walk ratio.

Jupiter 6, Charlotte 5. Alex Cobb struck out 8 in 6 innings, and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 2 hits and 2 walks. The big blow was a 2-run home run…Shawn Williams hit his 3rd home run and Matt Sweeney went 0-3 with 2 walks.

Greenville 7, Bowling Green 6 (12). Matt Moore struck out 7 in 4 innings, but gave up 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits and 4 walks…Tim Beckham went 3-6 but committed his 41st error in 120 games.

Hudson Valley 5, Brooklyn 4.

Princeton. (no games scheduled)

Notes from Down on the Farm

  • Triangle Offense breaks down each of Desmond Jennings record-setting 7 hits. [Triangle Offense]
  • Per a Durham Bulls press release, Jon Weber has been named to the International League post-season all-star team. He is hitting .302-14-69.




  1. DRR says:

    As a Bulls fan and regular game attendee (we get to about 30 games a year) I can say you are correct. It is frustrating to watch our team slowly disappear.

  2. Justin H says:

    trade BJ? if we cant get a huge return I say go for it

  3. Indiana Rays Boy says:

    Trade BJ Upton...PLEASE!!! Jennings is the future. It should be Crawford,Jennings,Joyce, and Perez combo. Zobrist at 2B with Rodriguez and Brignac competing for INF job in 2010. I want to see Wade Davis as a 5th starter with Shields,Price,Garza,and Niemann with Hellickson waiting in the wings. Watch out for closer Matt Gorgen in AA Montgomery. He could the Rays future closer. At catcher, I want to see a veteran out there like Pierzynski,Varitek, or Kendall. Bolster up the pen and this team is set.


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