Wednesday, July 1, 2009

7/1: The Rundown

Durham Bulls 9, Columbus Clippers 6
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Notes: Durham improved to 45-34... Carlos Hernandez scattered two runs and five hits over 6 innings... Matt Joyce had a big day at the plate, going 4 for 5 with two doubles and a homerun... Jon Weber, Justin Ruggiano, Rhyne Hughes, John Jaso, and Chris Nowak all had two hits... Weber, Hughes, and Nowak each homered... Reid Brignac went 0-5 and made an error...

Montgomery Biscuits 5, Jacksonville Suns 1
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Notes: Montgomery improved to 5-4... Heath Rollins got the win, allowing just a run on seven hits in 8 innings. he struck out 5 and didn't walk any... Brandon Chaves, Cesar Suarez, Matt Fields, and Jason Bowers all had multiple hits... Nevin Ashley went 1-1 and walked three times... Desmond Jennings was 0-5...

Charlotte Stone Crabs rained out
Notes: Charlotte and Brevard County will play two tomorrow...

Bowling Green Hot Rods 10, Rome Braves 6
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Notes: Bowling Green improved to 3-2... Joseph Cruz allowed only 1 run in 6 innings, striking out four and walking none... John Mollicone had a monster game, going 4-5 with two doubles and two homeruns... Tim Beckham went 2-5 with a homerun... Kyeong Kang was 2-4 with a double and three RBIs...

Brooklyn Cyclones 3, Hudson Valley Renegades 1
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Notes: Hudson Valley fell to 4-7... Kyle Ayers made the start and went 4.1 innings, allowing all three runs(two earned)... Mark Thomas went 3-4... Tyler Bortnick and Brett Nommensen each picked up two hits... Eli Sonoqui had the only 'Gades RBI...

Princeton Rays 6, Greeneville Astros 3
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Notes: Princeton improved to 5-3... Omar Bencomo got the win, allowing three runs(two earned) in 5.2 innings. He struck out 7 and walked 2... 2009 11th-round draft pick Alex Koronis made his debut, striking out 3 in 1.1 hitless innings to earn the save... Ty Morrison hit his first professional homerun, a 3-run shot in the 2nd inning... Ryan Wiegand doubled twice and drove in two...

GCL Rays 5, GCL Red Sox 3
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Notes: The GCL Rays improved to 2-4... Jake McGee started and didn't allow a baserunner in two innings. He struck out 5... Enny Romero got the win with three scoreless innings... Christian Vazquez went 3-5... Five different players drove in a run...

Durham Bulls - OF Matt Joyce: 4-5 with two doubles and a homerun.

Montgomery Biscuits - RHP Heath Rollins: Just one run allowed in 8 innings.

Bowling Green Hot Rods - DH John Mollicone: 4 for 5 with two doubles and two homeruns.

Hudson Valley Renegades - DH Mark Thomas: 3-4 with a double.

Princeton Rays - OF Ty Morrison: 1-4, the one being a 3-run homerun.

GCL Rays - LHP Jake McGee: This start went a lot better than the first, striking out 5 and not allowing a baserunner in 2 innings.

Durham Bulls - SS Reid Brignac: 0-5 at the plate and an error in the field.

Montgomery Biscuits - OF Desmond Jennings: 0-5.

Bowling Green Hot Rods - 1B Mike Sheridan: 0-5.

Hudson Valley Renegades - 3B Burt Reynolds: 0-4 with three strikeouts.

Princeton Rays - 3B Julio Cedeno: 0-3 with two strikeouts.

GCL Rays - 1B Hector Gomez: 0-5.


  1. I know the season's young in the Hudson Valley, but I get the feeling this is going to a looooooong season. Wish we had some high draft picks to look forward to but they're all high school picks, so they probably wouldn't come here anyway. Hopefully, we'll do better now that Brooklyn's out of our way for awhile. Any ideas as to whether Gibson will continue to be one of our starting pitchers? Maybe Fuller?

  2. I would like to see Fuller start, but he pitched a full Junior College season so I doubt they want him throwing too many more innings. The offense seems to be a pretty big problem outside of Tyler Bortnick and Chris Murrill so far.