Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Scores and Highlights from 4/11

Charlotte Knights 4, Durham Bulls 3
Alex Torres struck out nine and walked one in five scoreless innings in his first triple-A start, but the Charlotte Knights got their scoring done late against the bullpen. Brian Baker allowed a run, R.J. Swindle surrendered a game-tying home run, and Brandon Gomes lost it in the 9th. Desmond Jennings was 1-3 with a walk, Brandon Guyer picked up two hits, and Robinson Chirinos got his first hit of the season.

Montgomery Biscuits 10, Birmingham Barons 3 (7 innings)
Stephen Vogt hit a grand slam and Matt Sweeney added a three-run shot to help the Biscuits to their second win of the season. Nick Barnese struck out five but allowed three runs over 3.2 innings in his double-A debut. Jeremy Hall pitched three scoreless relief innings and got the win as the game was called early due to lightning. Tim Beckham was 2-3 with a walk.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 7, Palm Beach Cardinals 5
Greg Sexton (2-4 with a HR and 4 RBI) and Tyler Bortnick (3-5 with 2 RBI) led the offensive charge and Charlotte survived a late rally off Shane Minks. Alex Koronis struck out seven and walked one in his first professional start and Josh Satow got the save.

Bowling Green Hot Rods rained out
The Hot Rods and Fort Wayne Tincaps will play a doubleheader today.


  1. I thought I had posted this somewhere, but cannot find it. Anyhow, both Lee & Wrigley got some AB in EST (Extended) and Lee had a couple hits, Wrigley a hit & BB.

    Game ended in 0-0 tie, pitchers dominated.

    Belatti & McEachern both were around 90 with fastball and mixed in good breaking pitches.

  2. Thanks Jim, great to hear McEachern is pitching. Btw, is RaysCountry still an active blog? Loved your pics there.

  3. speaking of extended spring training are yall going to post updates on the games going on down there. i really hope yall do because there still are some good prospects still down there. thanks

  4. Anon, we'll pass along anything we hear, but I don't believe we'll have anyone down there and reports are tough to come by.

  5. As Kevin said, probably not. The past couple of springs we've had someone in Pt. Charlotte available during the day to go to XST. This year we don't. Wish we did.

  6. ok thanks. i understand that. yall do such a great job covering everything so i didn't know.

  7. I am trying to get a copy of the schedule for XST. If its not busy, I am hoping to squeeze in a game or two during my lunch break when they play on the road in Sarasota.

  8. I go when I can plan meetings around the games, which is most days, but I generally end up talking to players, parents or others and find it hard to keep accurate stats to pass along. Plus I trend toward being one of those who trusts their eyes far too much for many of those wanting info.

    And to the question Doug, I have not had the time to keep up the blog and the others who were supposed to be a part of it could not do so.