Friday, May 1, 2009

5/1: Up & Down

Durham Bulls 6, Columbus Clippers 3
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Notes: Durham improved to 13-7... James Houser allowed 2 earned runs in 4 innings in his second start back. He walked 3 and struck out 3... Durham led 3-1 after an inning, Columbus tied it, and then the Bulls scoree three times in the 7th inning to take control... Ray Sadler, Justin Ruggiano, and John Jaso all collected two hits... Reid Brignac had the night off...

Montgomery Biscuits 9, Mississippi Braves 2
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Notes: Montgomery improved to 9-11... Jeremy Hellickson struck out 9 in 6 innings of work. He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and walked 1... Desmond Jennings went 2-3 at the dish with a double, and RBI, and a walk... Rhyne Hughes and J.T. Hall collected three hits, including a homerun, apiece... Ryan Reid pitched a scoreless relief inning...

Charlotte Stone Crabs 2, Fort Myers Miracle 1
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Notes: Charlotte improved to 12-8 and moved into a tie for first with Fort Myers... Darin Downs pitched six shutout innings... Matt Fields had the only RBI for Charlotte. The team had only 5 hits...

Augusta GreenJackets 3, Bowling Green Hot Rods 1
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Notes: Bowling Green fell to 10-11... Joseph Cruz started and went 3 innings. He allowed a run on 3 hits, striking out 2... Chris Andujar got the loss in relief, allowing the other two runs... Jamie Bagley pitched a scoreless inning and has not allowed a run in 12.1 innings this year... Tim Beckham had the night off...

Durham Bulls - C John Jaso: Went 2 for 3 with a walk, drove in two runs in the Bulls' 7th inning rally. Jaso's hitting .291/.361/.491 on the year.

Montgomery Biscuits - RHP Jeremy Hellickson: Pitched 6 brilliant innings, striking out 9 and walking just 1. Allowed two runs on 5 hits.

Charlotte Stone Crabs - LHP Darin Downs: Not really a prospect, but he's pitching very nicely for the Crabs.

Bowling Green Hot Rods - RHP Jamie Bagley: Have to recognize the fact he's given up a total of 2 hits in 12.1 scoreless innings.

Durham Bulls - OF Matt Joyce: Scored twice and reached on a walk, but he went hitless, one of only two Bulls to do so.

Montgomery Biscuits - SS Brandon Chaves: Only Biscuit starter without a hit.

Charlotte Stone Crabs - OF Reid Fronk: Went 0-3 and is hitting just .233.

Bowling Green Hot Rods - C Mike McCormick: Another 0-3. Hitting .131. Yikes.


  1. Re Matt Joyce. Guess I just don't see how scoring the winning run after getting hit by a pitch counts as being "down". After all, getting on base twice and scoring both times is a pretty good day in my book.

  2. Well, Durham had a good night overall, and he was the only real prospect to not have a hit.

  3. Hughes with another 1. If he's not at Durham by the break I'd be surprised. Hellickson, Jennings & Hughes should be Bulls by then.