AAA Durham Bulls
David Price had his best outing of the season, and the Bulls jumped ahead of Rochester early, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead, and Durham was defeated 3-2 by the Red Wings.
Price exceeded 75 pitches (82-50) in throwing five innings. He allowed no runs and no hits while walking two and striking out nine.
Reliever Julio DePaula allowed two runs in his one inning of work, but Jason Childers (4-1) took the loss. Childers pitched three innings, allowing one run on four hits.
The Bulls got two in the first. Justin Ruggiano doubled home Reid Brignac, and then later scored on a Chris Richard groundout. Durham didn’t threaten much after that, though they did have runners at second and third in the bottom of the fourth, but Brignac popped out to end the inning.
The Bulls will send Wade Davis to the mound in Monday’s game. Davis is 3-1 on the season with a 3.71 ERA.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
The Biscuits game against the Mississippi Braves was postponed due to rain. It will be made up tonight as part of a doubleheader. Montgomery will start RHP Heath Rollins (3-2, 3.63) in game one of the doubleheader on Monday and RHP Aneury Rodriguez (1-5, 5.91)
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
The Stone Crabs game was postponed due to rain.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Despite being outhit 12-3 by the Charleston River Dogs, the Hot Rods took advantage of seven walks and came from behind to win 5-3.
Marquis Fleming (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings to get the win. Hot Rods starter Joe Cruz gave up four runs on seven hits in four innings. He walked one and struck out four, and his ERA stands at 1.86 in 19 1/3 innings this season.
The game turned in Bowling Green’s favor in the last of the eighth inning on a two-run triple by Isaias Velasquez. He finished the day 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Tonight is the series finale. Righty Chris Andujar (4-2, 2.70) will start for the Hot Rods against Charleston righty Hector Noesi (1-0, 0.00).
Notes from the Farm
*Durham reliever Jason Isringhausen was reinstated from the disabled list by the Rays and will be in uniform tonight against Oakland.