Saturday, April 9, 2011

Scores and Highlights from 4/8

Durham Bulls 5, Gwinnett Braves 3
Russ Canzler 2 for 3 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Justin Ruggiano 2 for 4 with 2 walks and an RBI. Desmond Jennings 2 for 5 with a stolen base, RBI and a run scored. Brandon Gomes pitched a no hit inning. Chris Bootcheck got the win with 1 1/3 shut-out innings. RJ Swindle threw 2/3 no-hit inning for the save.

Birmingham Barons 7, Montgomery Biscuits 2
Tim Beckham was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Paul Phillips pitched 1 2/3 no hit innings with 3 strikeouts.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 0, Bradenton Marauders 13
Greg Sexton was 2 for 4. Mark Thomas and Brett Nommensen each had a double. Shane Minks threw 2 1/3 no-hit innings. Adam Liberatore pitched a no-hit inning. Scott Shuman struck out the side in the eighth.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 12, Dayton Dragons 5
Luke Bailey was a triple shy of the cycle going 4 for 4 with a double, home run, 4 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Derek Dietrich was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 runs scored. Nick Schwaner was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's, 2 walks and 2 runs scored. Jimmy Patterson picked up the win with 3 scoreless innings while allowing just 1 hit and striking out 6. Victor Mateo and Chris Rearick combined with Patterson to strike out 13 on the night.


  1. Good start for my pick to break out this season, Luke!

    Keep hitting like that and you can go to Charlotte and maybe O'Conner can try BG, maybe

  2. Bailey was my favourite Rays' pick from the '09 draft. I even wanted them to take him in the 1st round.

    I'm so glad seeing him putting the injury behind and everything together. Hope he keeps on raking as his potential is exceptionally high!

  3. Really liked what I saw in Patterson pitching. The Hot Rods are off to a great start!

  4. Any update on Dietrich are getting hit in the head?

  5. From Stacy Long of the Montgomery Advertiser.

    Rods' Dietrich expected to be OK after beaning
    Bowling Green shortstop Derek Dietrich didn't play today after being hit in the back of the head with a pitch Saturday. But he should be OK and isn't expected to need to go on the disabled list, farm director Mitch Lukevics said.
    posted by Stacy Long at 5:17 PM

  6. Is he going to be out any length of time at all? The ss that replaced him doesnt offer a whole lot...