Minor League Informer 5/21

AAA Durham Bulls

The Bulls, like the rest of the International League, had the night off on Wednesday. 

They open a four-game series today in Lehigh Valley.

AA Montgomery Biscuits
The Biscuits erased a three-run deficit by scoring the final six runs in a 6-3 victory over the Mississippi Braves on Wednesday night.

Montgomery starter Ryan Morse got a no-decision, going five innings and allowing three runs on six hits.  He walked four and struck out only two.

Chris Mason (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings in relief to get the win.  Calvin Medlock was perfect in the ninth for his 10th save of the season, leading the league.

Rhyne Hughes had three hits for the Biscuits and also added his 39th and 40th RBI in 40 games this season.  Brandon Chaves was 2-for-4, and Desmond Jennings "struggled" in going only 1-for-4, lowering his average to a balmy .396 on the year.

The Biscuits open a five-game series in Jacksonville against the Suns on Thursday night. Brandon Mann (2-1, 5.40) will make the start for Montgomery against righty Cristhian Martinez (4-2, 1.84) for Jacksonville.

A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
After a 1 hour, 29 minute rain-delay, the Stone Crabs played their first game since Saturday, rallying late in winning 2-1 over the Palm Beach Cardinals.

Alex Cobb pitched brilliantly for Charlotte but got a no-decision.  He went seven innings, allowing only one run on seven hits, while walking none and striking out four. 

The winning pitcher was Justin Garcia (4-0), who pitched a scoreless eighth.  Matt Gorgen threw a perfect ninth for his seventh save.

The Stone Crabs were held in check until the bottom of the eighth inning.

Emeel Salem led off the frame with a walk, and he then stole his eighth bag of the season.   The Stone Crabs loaded the bases on a single and an error.  Matt Field drove in Salem with a sacrifice fly, and Cody Cipriano followed with an RBI single to score O’Malley and give Charlotte the final margin.

 Jesse Darcy (0-3) takes the mound tonight for Charlotte in game two of the series.

A Bowling Green Hot Rods
After taking an early lead only to watch Savannah tie the score, the Hot Rods finally defeated the Sand Gnats 4-2 in 12 innings on Wednesday in the longest game in franchise history.

Bowling Green scored a run in the 10th, but Savannah tied it in the bottom of the frame off Josh Satow.  The Hot Rods scored on a Mike Sheridan sacrifice fly.  Diego Escheverria (2-1) pitched the 11th and 12th innings and got the win.  Of his six outs recorded, five were by strikeout.

Matt Moore started for the Hot Rods and went 4 1/3 innings.  He allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits, while walking three and striking out five.

For Bowling Green, Tim Beckham reached base four times.  He singled twice and walked twice in six plate appearances.  Kyeong Kang was 2-for-4, as was Isaias Velasquez.  On the other side of that, Mike McCormick was 0-for-6, and Justin Reynolds was 0-for-5. 

The Hot Rods conclude their road trip on Thursday with Shane Dyer (0-2, 4.04) on the mound against Savannah's Jeff Kaplan (4-1, 1.15).

Notes from the Farm

*The Montgomery Biscuits have placed John Matulia on the reserve list. He has been on the seven-day disabled list since April 25th with an elbow injury.  In 37 at-bats this season he has hit .081/.190/.189.

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