Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Scores and Highlights from 5/10

Durham Bulls 2, Indianapolis Indians 1 (11 innings)
Justin Ruggiano hit a walk-off single as part of a 2-6 night. Robinson Chirinos and Ray Olmedo also picked up two hits apiece. Edgar Gonzalez allowed a run on three hits over 7 innings. Cory Wade and Mike Ekstrom each pitched two scoreless relief innings.

Montgomery Biscuits 2, Chattanooga Lookouts 1
Matt Moore struck out seven over 6 scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and four walks. Neil Schenk pitched a scoreless inning, and Matt Bush got the win though he allowed the lone run. Tim Beckham was 1-4 and drove in both Montgomery runs. Matt Sweeney and John Shelby had the only other hits.

Brevard County Mantees 7, Charlotte Stone Crabs 0
Alex Colome struck out five but also walked five in 5 innings of work. He allowed three runs and three hits. Michael Jarman allowed three runs and Deivis Mavarez allowed an unearned run. Jake Jefferies was on base four times with two hits and two walks. Hak-Ju Lee went 1-4 and Tyler Bortnick was 1-3 with a walk.

Fort Wayne TinCaps 5, Bowling Green Hot Rods 4 (10 innings)
Enny Romero struck out eight and walked two over 6 innings, allowing three runs on four hits. Chris Rearick allowed a run each in the 9th and 10th innings. Robby Price had three hits, while Steve Tinoco, Todd Glaesmann, and Hector Guevara each had two. Guevara hit his first home run of the season.


  1. The Hot Rods have lost 4 in a row all by 1 run.

  2. I wish Tampa Bay would trade Ruggiano- for his sake- cause it doesn't look like he's ever gonna get anywhere with his parent club. Maybe some other team would actually play him in the Bigs.

  3. Ruggiano has been a minor league free agent and resigned with TB. Apparently he thought/thinks this is a good opportunity for him, at least compared to what else is out there. Also hasn't been selected in the winter Rule 5 draft. Right now he isn't on the 40-man roster, so to be called up someone would have to be removed and possibly lost on waivers. He's really just a AAAA-type at this point, more AAA than AAAA actually. At least he's producing for the Bulls, again.

  4. Seems like all of the milb affiliates have had a lot of close/late games this year. Either decided in the 9th or extras. Maybe it's just my memory, but sure seems like many more than usual. Quite a few players on the DL this year too, most of the time at least two of the four teams have been at less than a full roster, yesterday it was 3 until Durham activated De La Rosa off suspended list. Charlotte is only at 23 right now.

  5. Doug you're incorrect. Ruggiano was not a free agent who chose to play for the Bulls. Instead, since he was on the 40 man roster going into the 2011 calendar year, when he was DFA'd he was forced to accept his assignment to AAA. Had he been DFA'd in the fall he could have become a free agent since contracts are not tendered for the next season until December. Also, since he has been on the roster the past 3 or 4 Rule 5 draft he was ineligible to be picked. It is a rare case when a player spends 5 consecutive seasons in AAA, all under team control but that is the case with Ruggiano.