Minor League Informer 6/10

AAA Durham Bulls
Carlos Hernandez had another strong start, working six innings and allowing only one run, but Pawtucket walked-off in the bottom of the ninth off Jason Childers to defeat the Bulls 2-1 on Tuesday.

Hernandez went six, allowing just the lone run on six hits, while walking two and striking out five.  Joe Bateman pitched two innings of scoreless relief before handing a 1-1 game to Childers.

John Jaso hit his fifth homer of the season for Durham, and he had two hits on the night.  Rhyne Hughes went 2-for-4 in his Triple-A debut.

The Bulls are off today and travel to Buffalo to open their next series.

AA Montgomery Biscuits
The Biscuits got a solid outing once again from Brian Baker, and the offense collected nine hits in defeating the Birmingham Barons 6-1 on Tuesday.

Baker (3-0) went six innings, allowing one run on five hits, while walking one and striking out seven.  Neal Frontz pitched in relief for his first save of the season.

Desmond Jennings and Pat Burrell each went 1-for-4 with a walk, and Fernando Cortez was 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Montgomery has Wednesday off and will return to play tomorrow against the Chattanooga Lookouts.

A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
The Crabs swept a doubleheader from the Brevard County Manatees on Tuesday, winning game two 3-1, and winning game one by a 2-1 score.

Justin Garcia (5-0) got the win in relief of starter Jose Mejias, who went four innings.  Garcia pitched three scoreless innings of relief, not allowing a hit and striking out three.

Charlotte only had two hits, one of which was a two-run double by Ian Paxton.

In game one, Jesse Darcy started and pitched five innings for his first win of the season (1-5).  He allowed one run on five hits, while walking two and striking out one.  Matt Gorgen pitched 1 2/3 innings, striking out two, for his ninth save.  He lowered his ERA to a ridiculous 0.31 on the season.

The Crabs got only four singles in the game.

The teams will close out their series with another doubleheader this afternoon.  Jeremy Hall and David Newmann start for Charlotte.

A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Frank De Los Santos, Neil Schenk and Diego Echeverria combined to allow 12 runs and 17 hits as Greenville blasted the Hot Rods 12-0 on Tuesday night.

De Los Santos (3-5) started and lasted five innings.  He allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits, while walking and striking out two. 

Schenk pitched just one inning, surrendering five runs on four hits, including a three-run homer.  Echeverria ended the massacre, going three innings and allowing three runs.  He also served up a gopher ball, a two-run shot in the seventh.

Kyeong Kang was the lone bright spot for Bowling Green, as he went 3-for-4 with a double.  Tim Beckham was 0-for-3, but he did walk for the fifth consecutive game.

Notes from the Farm
*The Rays signed reliever Jorge Julio and assigned him to Durham.  To make room on the roster, Chad Orvella was released.

*Rhyne Hughes was promoted to Durham, and taking his place at Montgomery was Matt Fields, who was called up from Charlotte.

*Matthew Hall has been assigned to Charlotte from Durham, and Henry Wrigley has been assigned to Charlotte from the Hot Rods.

*Diogenes Luis has been assigned to the Hudson Valley Renegades from Charlotte.

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