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Minor League Informer 5/25

AAA Durham Bulls

Jon Weber and Justin Ruggiano both homered, and Wade Davis pitched into the seventh inning, leading the Bulls to a 6-2 victory over Lehigh Valley on Sunday.

Weber was 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the ninth inning, his second three-run blast in as many days.  Ruggiano, who hit a solo shot in the third (his eighth), went 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Davis (5-1) pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on six hits.  He walked two and struck out two, while lowering his ERA to 2.66 for the season.  Randy Choate (one run) and Joe Bateman finished the game for the Bulls.

Durham will take on the Red Wings in Rochester on Memorial Day.  Carlos Hernandez (3-2) starts for the Bulls.

AA Montgomery Biscuits
Aneury Rodriguez allowed only one run in five innings, but the Biscuits offense managed only four hits as they were defeated 4-0 by Jacksonville.

Rodriguez struck out six and walked only one, and Neal Frontz allowed three runs in relief.

Montgomery, depsits only four hits, drew five walks, but was 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position.  Desmond Jennings went 0-for-5 but did steal his 15th base.  Rhyne Hughes was 1-for-4, and Rashad Eldrige was 0-for-4, dropping his average to .269 on the season.  He is just 5-for-35 (.143) in his last 10 games.

Jason Cromer (3-2, 4.88) finishes up the series against Jacksonville this afternoon. 




A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
Fort Myers scored two in the first and never looked back, defeating the Stone Crabs 3-2 and completing the series sweep.

 Darin Downs (5-2) took the loss for Charlotte, pitching 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits.  He struck out one, walked one, and allowed a two-run homer in the first inning.

Rays reliever Chad Bradford pitched a scoreless inning in his first rehab appearance after offseason elbow surgery.  He gave up one hit and got all three outs on the ground.

Matt Fields and Reid Fronk each went 1-for-4 with a double, but the team couldn’t take advantage of its baserunners.  Overall the Stone Crabs were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position, and as a team, they left eight runners on base.

Charlotte is off on Memorial Day and will start an eight-game road trip with a four-game series at Clearwater.

A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Joe Cruz pitched five innings in earning his first win of 2009, and the Hot Rods won the opener of their four-game series 3-2 over Charleston.

Cruz (1-1) allowed one run on three hits.  He struck out six and walked only one.  His ERA is now 1.87 for the season.

Jamie Bagley was one of four relievers for Bowling Green, pitching a scoreless ninth for his eighth save.

The Hot Rods got two hits and an RBI apiece from Tim Beckham and Kyeong Kang.  Beckham also struck out twice, his 38th and 39th Ks of the season.  Robi Estrada went 3-for-4 and is now 8-for-11 in his last three games.

Lefty Michael Jarman (3-2, 2.53) will come off the disabled list to face Charleston righty David Phelps (3-1, 3.69) on Monday night. 

Notes from the Farm
*Durham signed free agent infielder Henry Mateo.  Mateo, a switch-hitting 32-year-old, played in 13 games last season for the Toledo Mud Hens, hitting .228/.241/.351 in 57 at bats.  





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