Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Durham Bulls Beat Rochester Red Wings 13-2

Durham Bulls[Via email from the Durham Bulls' broadcaster Neil Solondz.]

Matt Joyce had three doubles and six RBI, as the Bulls won 13-2 on Wednesday over Rochester. After Mitch Talbot (4-4) got out of a bases-loaded none-out jam in the second inning, Durham took the lead for good in the third on Joyce’s first double, a two-run two-out double to right over David Winfree’s head.

Durham added to its lead in the fourth on a Brandon Chaves single that scored Craig Albernaz from third after Albernaz’s one-out triple.

After Rochester scored its only two runs in the bottom of the fourth against Talbot, the Bulls answered with two more on a double in the fifth by Joyce that went over the first base bag.

Leading 5-2 in the sixth, Durham blew it open with four more runs, the last three on Joyce’s final double with the bases loaded. Durham then closed the scoring with four in the eighth. The game was delayed for more than an hour by rain in the ninth with the Bulls leading 13-2 before the final frame was completed.

The Bulls collected a season-high 17 hits, including four from Chaves in his second Triple-A game. Durham now is 29-17, and 5-2 on an eight-game road trip. The finale of the trip is Thursday morning at 11:05 a.m. Coverage on 99.9 the Fan’s HD2 begins at 10:45 a.m. Matt DeSalvo will start in his Bulls debut.


  1. It's cool that the broadcasters send you email recaps. Good article idea: interview Neil Solondz. Ask him his take on certain players on the Bulls, how he thinks Brignac will hold himself in Tampa Bay, ect... They seem to be a fan of the site, and I think it would be interesting to hear what some of the announcers who see these guys plays every night have to say.

  2. Tyler: We did something like that with Biscuits broadcaster Jim Tocco, and similar things are in the works for the rest of the affiliate announcers. Hopefully, scheduling permitting, we'll do Durham soon.

  3. That's great Kevin. I guess I missed the Tocco piece. I will search for it now.

  4. Oops, I meant Jon Laaser, not Jim Tocco. Still living in the past. A link is on the right side, you can just do a crtl+f search for "Laaser."