Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Davis Over Peavy As Durham Bulls Beat Charlotte Knights 5-2

Durham Bulls[Via email from the Durham Bulls Director of Media Relations Matt DeMargel.]

Behind seven and one third quality innings from Bulls starting pitcher Wade Davis, Durham toppled Jake Peavy and the Charlotte Knights 5-2 Tuesday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The Bulls got to Peavy, who was making a rehab start for the Knights, in the first inning with a two-run single from Chris Richard driving in Akinori Iwamura and Justin Ruggiano.

They added another in the second when Fernando Perez grounded into a force out and was safe at first in what would have been an inning-ending double play, but Peavy dropped the throw which allowed Jon Weber to score from second.

Durham tacked on another run in the fourth with a Joe Dillon solo home run off the Snorting Bull in left to make the score 5-0.

The fourth would be Peavy’s (0-1) last inning as he fininished the evening allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits while striking out five to pick up the loss.

Meanwhile Davis held the Knights hitless until the beginning of the sixth inning. The only two runs he allowed came that inning when a RBI-double from Keith Ginter and a RBI-single from Mike Restovich made the score 5-2.

Davis (10-7) finished with seven and two-thirds innings of work allowing three hits with three walks and four strikeouts to pick up the win. He was followed by Dale Thayer who threw one and one-third scoreless innings to earn the save, his 17th of the year.

Durham will continue its series with Charlotte Wednesday with Andy Sonnanstine (4-2) taking the mound for the Bulls against Daniel Hudson (1-0) with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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