AAA Durham Bulls
The Bulls finished their eight-game homestand with a 6-2 record after defeating Rochester 10-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
Carlos Hernandez (3-2) pitched seven shutout innings, the third consecutive Bulls starter to not allow a run. He scattered two hits while walking two and striking out four. In all, Durham starters have not allowed a run in 18.2 innings, lowering their ERA in the process from 4.25 to 3.84.
Joe Bateman allowed his first run as a Bull in the eighth, and Chad Orvella pitched the ninth, sealing the victory.
Ray Sadler had two hits including a two-run homer, and Matt Joyce went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Justin Ruggiano and Jon Weber each had two hits for the Bulls.
Durham has today off before starting an eight-game road trip against Lehigh Valley on Thursday.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
The Mississippi Braves scored four runs in the sixth inning en route to a 6-5 victory over the Biscuits on Tuesday night.
Jason Cromer (3-2) didn’t record an out in the sixth, working 5+ innings, allowing six runs on 11 hits. He walked one, struck out three and allowed a home run.
Desmond Jennings continued to impress, going 3-for-4 and raising his average to .400 for the season. Rashard Eldrige had two hits and an RBI for Montgomery, who also got RBI from Jason Perry, Jason Bowers, Rhyne Hughes and Matt Spring.
One bright spot was the four scoreless innings by the Montgomery bullpen. Neil Frontz, Brian Baker and Michael Wlodarczyk combined to allow only three hits while striking out four in their four innings of work.
The teams play the rubber game of the five-game series on Wednesday. Lefty Ryan Morse (2-4, 5.14) will make the start for Montgomery against lefty Scott Diamond (1-3, 4.03) for Mississippi.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
The scheduled doubleheader between the Stone Crabs and the St. Lucie Mets was once again postponed due to rain. The teams played into the third inning of game 1 before it was called.
Charlotte opens a series at home against the Palm Beach Cardinals on Wednesday.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
The Hot Rods enjoyed a day off. They will play in Savannah starting on Wednesday.