Saturday, May 16, 2009

5/16: The Rundown

Chris RichardDurham Bulls 13, Louisville Bats 9 (11 innings)
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Notes: Durham improved to 21-14... The Bulls fell behind early again, down 8-3 after 4 innings... Chris Richard hit a grand slam in the 8th to make it 8-7. Jon Weber tied it in the 9th with double. Reid Brignac followed with a single, but Weber was gunned out at home to send the game to extra innings. Kevin Barker homered for Louisville in the 10th, but Durham re-tied it in the bottom on a Joe Dillon single. Joe Bateman held the Bats scoreless in the 11th, and then Durham got three aboard with two outs for Chris Richard, who won the game on his second grand slam of the night... Richard was 3-5 with 8 RBIs... Every Durham starter had a hit except Chris Nowak... James Houser lasted just 3.2 innings. Only 3 of the 7 runs he allowed were earned, but he committed the Durham error that led to the unearned runs...

Montgomery Biscuits 13, Mobile BayBears 3
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Notes: Montgomery has now won 5 in a row and is 18-17... The Biscuits swept the 5-game series with Mobile... Desmond Jennings and Jason Perry homered for Montgomery, while J.T. Hall drove in three runs... Rhyne Hughes went 3-5... Ryan Morse started but was knocked out early, walking 4 and allowing 3 runs in 1.1 innings... Brian Baker and Mike Wlodarczyk combined for 7.2 scoreless innings...

Palm Beach Cardinals 2, Charlotte Stone Crabs 1 (14 innings)
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Notes: Charlotte fell to 18-15... The offensive woes continued, getting just 4 hits in 14 innings... David Newmann started and allowed a run in 6 innings of work, striking out 6... Austin Hinkle pitched three scoreless innings, Rayner Oliveros gave the Crabs four scoreless, but Kevin Boggan allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the 14th when Thomas Pham scored on a wild pitch... Charlotte drew nine walks...

Bowling Green Hot Rods Postponed due to rain
Notes: The Hot Rods and RiverDogs will play a doubleheader today...

Durham Bulls - DH Chris Richard: Duh. Went 3-5 with two grand slams. Also drew a walk. Tough to have a better night at the plate than Richard did.

Montgomery Biscuits - OF Jason Perry: Went 2-5 with a homerun and three RBIs, part of a big night for Montgomery's offense.

Charlotte Stone Crabs - LHP David Newmann: Pitched very well again, striking out 6 and allowing just 1 run in 6 innings. He's allowed 1 earned run in 3 of his last 5 starts.

Durham Bulls - LHP James Houser: Struggled to throw strikes(only 39 strikes out of 71 pitches) and allowed 7 runs in 3.2 innings. He allowed 6 hits and walked 4.

Montgomery Biscuits - RHP Ryan Morse: Didn't have his control at all, walking four and allowing 3 runs in just 1.1 innings.

Charlotte Stone Crabs - The Offense: Four hits and one run in 14 innings is... not good.

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