AAA Durham Bulls
The Bulls wrapped up a 6-2 road trip with an 8-7 victory over Rochester on Thursday night.
Ray Sadler was 3-for-6 with two doubles and three RBI, and Jon Weber doubled twice and drove in two runs.
In his Durham debut, Matt DeSalvo went four innings, allowing three runs on five hits, while striking out three. Jason Childers (5-1) got the victory with three innings of relief, and Winston Abreu picked up his seventh save despite allowing two late runs.
The Bulls, now a season-high 13 games over .500, had 12 hits, and every player reached base at least once.
The team hosts Buffalo on Friday night to start an eight-game homestand.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
Heath Rollins struggled through 5 2/3 innings, and the Biscuits had only five at-bats with runners in scoring position, while losing 7-2 to Carolina on Thursday.
Rollins allowed five runs on 10 hits, while striking out four and walking one.
Rashad Eldridge and Rhyne Hughes each went 2-for-4 for Montgomery, and Desmond Jennings was 1-for-4 with a double. Hughes drove-in his team-leading 41st run of the season.
Despite the loss, the Biscuits did hold the Mudcats to only 5-for-18 with runners in scoring position. Had the combination of Rollins, Neil Frontz and Ryan Reid not gotten out of several jams, the score would’ve been a lot worse.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
Jesse Darcy continued to struggle as the Stone Crabs were defeated 10-1 by the Threshers in Clearwater on Thursday.
Darcy (0-5) allowed six runs on six hits, including a grand slam, to raise his ERA to 6.65 for the season. He walked two and struck out one. Kevin Boggan allowed three runs in relief, and Brian Flores allowed one run.
Greg Sexton hit his third homer for Charlotte in the top of the second, giving them a brief lead. Matt Fields and Shawn O’Malley each had two hits for the Stone Crabs. John Matulia, in his debut, went 2-for-3 with a triple.
Reid Fronk went 0-for-4 and is now hitting .121 (4-for-33) in his last 10 games.
The club closes out against the Threshers tonight before heading to Tampa to take on the Yankees.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
The Hot Rods enjoyed a day off on Thursday. They will host the Rome Braves to start a seven-game homestand tonight.
Notes from the Farm
*Infielder Diogenes Luis has been assigned to the Stone Crabs from the Hudson Valley Renegades. The 22-year-old is 0-6 with two strikeouts in four games for Charlotte this season.