[From a PR by the Durham Bulls via email.]
The Gwinnett Braves pitching staff quieted the Durham Bulls bats Thursday night shutting out Durham, 3-0 to break their six-game winning streak and hand Durham its first loss of the season. The Bull’s offense was limited to only three hits on the night while striking out seven times and going 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
The Bulls pitching staff held up their end keeping the game close. Starter David Price (0-1) went 5.0 innings with one unearned run and six strikeouts, the most all season by a Bulls pitcher. He was followed up with appearances by Chad Orvella and Randy Choate, with all three combining to strike out a season-high 12 batters.
Gwinnett struck in the second inning with a sacrifice fly scoring the runner from third. The Braves tacked on two more in the eighth on catcher John Jaso’s throwing error and an RBI-single scoring a runner from second.
The loss comes on the last night of Durham’s seven-game homestand. The Bulls begin their first road trip of the season Friday against Charlotte for a three-game series before heading to Gwinnett and Norfolk during the ten-game swing. The games can be heard live on 99.9 FM’s HD 2 or www.durhambulls.com.