Sunday, September 7, 2008

Durham advances to IL championship

The Bulls defeated Louisville 9-1 to win the best-of-5 series three games to one. Wade Davis labored through the first two innings, allowing a run and throwing 60 pitches, but settled down and went 6 strong: 4 hits, just the 1 run, 3 walks, and 7 strikeouts. As usual, the walks are higher than you'd like, but it's tough to complain. Dale Thayer pitched two scoreless innings before Heath Phillips closed it out.

Jon Weber went 4-5 at the dish while catcher Matt Spring went 3-4 including a home run and 6 RBIs. Jonny Gomes also homered.

The Bulls will face the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees, who won their series over the Pawtucket Red Sox.


  1. Game one is Tuesday in PA (Moosic?), any idea who starts? Price has to be due?

  2. My guess is it would be the same rotation as the semi-finals: Price, Talbot, Niemann, Davis, and then probably Price again if need be.

  3. My goodness, good luck with that Scranton. We could beat the Royals in a series with that rotation! And there's more on the way...