Wednesday, May 6, 2009

5/6: Up & Down

Durham Bulls 8, Charlotte Knights 2
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Notes: Durham improved to 15-10... James Houser allowed two runs in 5 innings. Jason Isringhausen, Randy Choate, and Dale Thayer combined for four scoreless relief innings... Reid Brignac was 1-4, but his hit was his 2nd homerun of the year. He also drew a walk... Matt Joyce went 2-3 with two walks... Justin Ruggiano and Adam Kennedy both homered...

Montgomery Biscuits 12, Birmingham Barons 2
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Notes: Montgomery improved to 13-13 and has won four in a row... Jeremy Hellickson was taken out after two innings with a minor shoulder injury. He's expected to miss a start and will be re-evaluated... Desmond Jennings went 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs... Every Biscuits starter collected a hit...

Charlotte Stone Crabs 6, Jupiter Hammerheads 0
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Notes: Charlotte improved to 15-10... Darin Downs picked up his 5th win to go along with a 1.34 ERA. He struck out 6 in 8 scoreless innings... Matt Hall hit a 3-run homerun... Pedro Powell picked up three hits...

Rome Braves 6, Bowling Green Hot Rods 4
Bowling Green Hot Rods 3,
Rome Braves 2
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Notes: Bowling Green is now 13-13... Tim Beckham was 2-3 in game 1 and 2-4 in game 2. He hit his 2nd homerun of the year in game 2 to go with a triple in the first game... Joseph Cruz struck out 7 in 4.1 innings in game 2... Mike McCormick was 0-6 with five strikeouts...

Durham Bulls - OF Matt Joyce: Reached base in four of his five plate appearances: single, double, and two walks.

Montgomery Biscuits: OF Desmond Jennings: Now hitting .402/.429/.645.

Charlotte Stone Crabs - LHP Darin Downs: He's a bit too old to be a prospect, but he has been fantastic so far in five starts with a 25-2 K-BB ratio.

Bowling Green Hot Rods - SS Tim Beckham: Went 4-7 between the two games including a triple and a homerun. Hitting .307/.330/.455 on the year.

Durham Bulls - OF Jon Weber: Not really a prospect, but the only Bulls player to not pick up a hit.

Montgomery Biscuits - N/A

Charlotte Stone Crabs - Reid Fronk: Went 0-4.

Bowling Green Hot Rods - C Mike McCormick: Combined to go 0-6 with 5 strikeouts.


  1. Why is darin downs said to be to old to be a prospect,but doing great.The cubs changed him to a bull pen guy,and rays thought he should go back to starting.this is only his second full long season in baseball.Isee many 25 to 28 year old pitchers making ther mlb fist outings.

  2. Well Carlos Hernandez put up good numbers as an older guy in the FSL last year. They're not "prospects" to me but they do have a shot at the majors(albeit a small one).