Thursday, April 14, 2011

Scores and Highlights from 4/13

Durham Bulls 5, Charlotte Knights 2
Jose Lobaton (4-4) and Brandon Guyer (3-4 with a walk) led the offensive charge as Dirk Hayhurst outdueled a rehabbing Jake Peavy. Lobaton upped his batting average to .625 on the year with three singles and a triple, while Guyer doubled twice off of Peavy. Russ Canzler also got in on the action with a 2-3 night including a home run and three RBIs. Hayhurst worked six strong innings, allowing a run on three hits while striking out seven and walking one. Dane De La Rosa pitched two scoreless relief innings and Rob Delaney pitched the 9th.

Tennessee Smokies 12, Montgomery Biscuits 10
Matt Moore struck out five and didn't walk a batter but coughed up six runs on ten hits in 4.1 innings (More on him below). David Newmann, Marquis Fleming, and Paul Phillips allowed six runs in 3.2 innings in relief. Offensively, the top four in the order all picked up multiple hits, including three from John Shelby and Daniel Mayora. Tim Beckham was 2-5 with a double, and Matt Sweeney drew three walks.

Moore didn't walk anyone but his control wasn't exactly sharp. He threw first-pitch strikes to just 9 of 21 hitters and worked multiple three-ball counts. He allowed two home runs, and I wonder if perhaps he had too much of the plate last night; that is, he fell behind and then had to throw strikes so he came over the middle of the plate. It's weird that 12 strikeouts and 0 walks in 9.1 innings so far for Moore is a bit a disappointment, but that shows how good a prospect he is. Tennessee came into the game with a .981 team OPS, so I just think he ran into a hot offense and didn't have the good stuff (a lot of foul balls rather than swings and misses) or control that he had on opening day.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 5, Palm Beach Cardinals 4 (10 innings)
Shelby Miller struck out eleven Crabs in 5.2 innings, but Charlotte scraped four runs out against him and Mayobanex Acosta drove in the winning run in the 10th on a sacrifice fly. Alex Colome allowed four runs in six innings, striking out four and walking three. All Charlotte starters had a hit except Acosta and Dustin Biell, but Mike Sheridan was the only with two hits. Tyler Bortnick went 1-5 with four strikeouts but is still hitting .345. Deivis Mavarez and Josh Satow combined for four scoreless relief innings.

Fort Wayne Tincaps 3, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2
Keyvius Sampson shut the Hot Rods offense down, whiffing nine in five innings. Bowling Green got two unearned runs in the eighth but couldn't complete the rally. Robby Price collected two hits, Luke Bailey added a double, and Derek Dietrich reached on a hit and walk. Kevin Kiermaier and Cody Rogers combined for eight strikeouts. Victor Mateo allowed the three runs over four innings, and Eliazer Suero pitched the final five.

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