Saturday, May 30, 2009

5/30: The Rundown

Position player pitches, Desmond Jennings rakes, Charlotte's offense sputters, Bowling Green blows it late...

Buffalo Bisons 9, Durham Bulls 3
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Notes: Durham fell to 30-18... Wade Davis got knocked around for 6 runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings. He struck out 2 and walked 2... Julio DePaula and Chad Orvella were responsible for the rest of the damage. Infielder Matt Hall pitched a scoreless 9th(no hits, no strikeouts, one walk)... Matt Joyce provided the only Durham offense with a 3-run homerun in the 4th inning... Former Bull Jon Switzer pitched 1.2 scoreless innings for Buffalo...

Carolina Mudcats 8, Montgomery Biscuits 3
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Notes: The Biscuits fell to 24-25... Aneury Rodriguez struggled again, allowing 7 runs on 6 hits in 3.1 innings. He walked four and only struck out one... Desmond Jennings had a great night, going 3-3 with a double, a homerun, and two walks. His OPS is back over 1.000... The rest of the offense combined for only three hits...

Clearwater Threshers 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 0
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Notes: Charlotte fell to 22-21... David Newmann allowed 1 run in 5 innings, striking out 4 and walking two... Kyle Drabek was splendid for the Threshers, tossing the complete-game shutout. He struck out 7 and walked 1... Emeel Salem reached base three times out of four trips up... Greg Sexton committed his 10th error...

Rome Braves 5, Bowling Green Hot Rods 4
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Notes: Bowling Green fell to 23-24... The Hot Rods led 4-3 after 8, but Jamie Bagley allowed two runs in the 9th... Frank De Los Santos started and allowed 3 runs in the 1st inning, but rebounded to get through 5... Every Bowling Green hitter except Robi Estrada had at least one hit... Tim Beckham was 1-3 with a walk. He committed his 12th error... Kyeong Kang was 1-3 with a triple and a walk...

Durham Bulls - OF Matt Joyce: He only got one hit, but made it count, a 3-run homerun. He's hitting .315/.408/.530 on the year.

Montgomery Biscuits - OF Desmond Jennings: He was in a bit of a funk, but he broke out of it by reaching base all five times up: A single, a double, a homerun, and two walks.

Charlotte Stone Crabs - OF Emeel Salem: It's been a tough season(he's hitting just .204), but Salem reached base three times last night.

Bowling Green Hot Rods - OF Kyeong Kang: 1-3 with a triple and a walk. Hitting .319/.429/.532 on the year.

Durham Bulls - RHP Wade Davis: His strikeouts were down in AA last year, but they bounced back up when he was promoted. Now they're back down again(only 32 in 52 innings).

Montgomeru Biscuits - RHP Aneury Rodriguez: He had shown some signs of turning things around, but he had another clunker last night, allowing 7 earned in 3.1 innings.

Charlotte Stone Crabs - Offense: Struggled once again, picking up just 5 hits.

Bowling Green Hot Rods - C Mike McCormick: Got a hit, but he struck out 3 times and is hitting .163.

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