"The Durham Bulls and Time Warner Cable today announced complimentary tickets to the Bulls championship round game on Thursday, September 11th will be provided to members of the military, police force, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians and hospital personnel.
Members of the aforementioned group need only to show their employment ID at the box office between now and the night of the game to receive their complimentary ticket. The Bulls and Yankees play Game Three of the best-of-five series on Thursday at the ballpark."
More on tonight's pitching matchup:
"Price has dominated throughout the minor leagues this season, going 12-1 with a 2.30 ERA between Single, Double and Triple-A this year. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft, Price will almost certainly start next season as a part of Tampa Bay's ever-improving pitching rotation. Squaring off against Price tonight will be Chase Wright, who has gone 10-3 with a 2.72 ERA between Trenton and SWB this year, including a 2-1 record in six starts with SWB."
GAME UPDATE: Top of the 8th, Durham losing 6-2 in Game 1.
Ben Broussard hit the homer off Price btw. Jeremy Cummings came in for the 7th and gave up 2 on a double by Shelley Duncan.
UPDATE #2: We're now up 7-6 in the bottom of the 8th thanks to:
Durham Top 8th
Jonny Gomes singles on a ground ball to second baseman Bernie Castro, deflected by pitcher David Robertson. Chris Richard walks. Jonny Gomes to 2nd. Chris Nowak hit by pitch. Jonny Gomes to 3rd. Chris Richard to 2nd. With Elliot Johnson batting, wild pitch by Zachary Kroenke, Jonny Gomes scores. Chris Richard to 3rd. Chris Nowak to 2nd. Elliot Johnson walks. Nathan Haynes singles on a line drive to center fielder Matt Carson. Chris Richard scores. Chris Nowak to 3rd. Elliot Johnson to 2nd. Rashad Eldridge doubles (1) on a line drive to center fielder Matt Carson. Chris Nowak scores. Elliot Johnson scores. Nathan Haynes to 3rd. Scott Strickland intentionally walks Jon Weber. Jorge Velandia walks. Nathan Haynes scores. Rashad Eldridge to 3rd. Jon Weber to 2nd.
UPDATE #3: Final score Durham 7, Scranton/WB 8. What a comeback in the 8th, but Scott Dohmann came on to replace Thayer and gave up two in the bottom of the 9th to take the loss. The Bulls are down 1-0 in the best of five. Box.