Monday, May 7, 2012

Scores and Highlights from 5/6

Norfolk Tides 5, Durham Bulls 2 (Game One) 
The Bulls exchanged a pair of runs in the eighth but it was the three runs that were carried over from yesterday's suspended games that would be the difference in the Bulls 5-2 loss to Norfolk in game on of the doubleheader. The game started off in the with a 3-0 Norfolk lead in the top of the third and remained there until the Tides scored two more runs in the top of the eighth. The Bulls reached the scoreboard by scoring two in the bottom of the eight off the bat of Stephen Vogt to avoid the shut-out. Matt Torra was charged with the loss. Jhonny Nunez pitched 3 no-hit innings.

Durham Bulls 2, Norfolk Tides 1 (Game Two)
After dropping the first game of the doubleheader, the Bulls bounced back to take game two and avoid the sweep. Despite being out-hit in the contest, the Bulls managed to hold on for the win. The Bulls had just two hits in the game but both led to a run. Matt Mangini had a solo home run. Lance Pendleton pitched 5 scoreless innings to record the win. Dan De La Rosa picked up the save.

Montgomery Biscuits 4, Chattanooga Lookouts 1
The Biscuits snapped a losing streak at AT&T Field that dates back to April 2010 as they beat the Lookouts 4-1 on Sunday. The Biscuits took a lead in the third and never looked back. Hak-Ju Lee, Brad Coon and David Wendt each turned in a multi-hit performance. Kyeong Kang went deep for his league leading eighth homer. Matt Buschmann pitched six innings of 2 hit baseball to pick up the win. Adam Liberatore threw a no-hit ninth to notch the save.

Clearwater Threshers 10, Charlotte Stone Crabs 7
The Stone Crabs late game rally fell short as they dropped Sunday's matinee in their first day game of the season. The Stone Crabs trailed 8-0 going into the fifth inning before finally reaching the scoreboard. That's when the offense came alive as they posted seven runs in the final innings but it wasn't enough as they fell 10-7. Robi Estrada was 3 for 4 with 3 RBI's. Mayo Acosta was 2 for 4 with a double, home run and 2 RBI's. Derek Dietrich had a two run homer. Braulio Lara suffered the loss, his first of the season. Ty Morrison saw his hitting streak come to an end at six games by going 0 for 5.

Lake County Captains 6, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2 
The Hot Rods surrendered an early lead to lose to Lake County 6-2. The Hot Rods jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first and cruised through the first four innings without an opposing run. But that all changed in the fifth when Lake County finally through in a big way, striking for five runs in the inning. Roberto Gomez suffered the brunt of the damage, allowing four runs and taking the loss. Jeff Malm had the only extra base hit for the Hot Rods, a solo homer in the first inning.

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