AAA Durham Bulls
James Houser kept the Bulls in the game, but reliever Chad Orvella allowed three late runs as Durham was defeated 5-2 by Rochester on Tuesday.
Houser got a no-decision after pitching five innings. He allowed two runs on four hits, while walking three and striking out two. Orvella allowed three runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the loss.
Jon Weber and Justin Ruggiano both went 0-for-4, with Ruggiano striking out three times. As a team, the Bulls struck out 10 times on the night. Matt Joyce went 1-for-4 with a triple.
The teams play again tonight, with righty Mitch Talbot (3-4, 4.66) on the mound for the Bulls.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
The Biscuits, behind a solid outing from Ryan Morse, held a one-run lead into the seventh, but Chris Mason blew his fourth save and the Carolina Mudcats defeated Montgomery 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Mason (2-2) allowed a run and two hits in his 1 2/3 innings. Morse, who started and went five, allowed three runs, but only one of them earned, while striking out two and walking two.
Desmond Jennings and Rashad Eldridge led the Biscuits offense. Jennings was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, and Eldridge was 3-for-4 with two doubles. Rhyne Hughes was 0-for-4 and is now 1-for-his-last-23.
The two teams meet again tonight with righty Brandon Mann (2-2, 5.02) on the mound for Montgomery.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
The Stone Crabs just cannot avoid Mother Nature, as their game in Clearwater against the Threshers was postponed due to the rain. The teams will play a doubleheader tonight.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
The Hot Rods scored three early runs of Charleston starter Andrew Brackman, but that isn’t a lot considering Brackman walked 10; repeat 10, through his 3 1/3 innings. Bowling Green was unable to capitalize on a ton of base runners, and they were defeated 9-4 by Charleston.
Matt Moore pitched three innings for the Hot Rods, allowing three runs on three hits. He walked four and struck out five.
Neil Schenk (1-2) pitched two innings and took the loss. He gave up two runs on five hits, while Tommy Rafferty surrendered four runs on six hits in his three innings of work.
Tim Beckham was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, though he did draw a walk. Kyeong Kang was 1-for-5, and Michael Sheridan was 2-for-3 with two doubles.
Righty Shane Dyer (0-3, 3.98) takes the mound for the Hot Rods tonight in Charleston.
Notes from the Farm
*Durham signed righty Matt DeSalvo. The 28-year-old was 2-11 with a 4.87 ERA in 34 games (8 starts) for AAA Richmond in 2008. He also appeared in 2 games in relief for the Braves, putting up a 31.50 ERA in two innings.
*Durham placed first baseman Chris Richard on the seven-day disabled list, retroactive to May 24. He has 11 homers this year for the Bulls.
*Infielder Brandon Chaves has been assigned to Durham from Montgomery.