AAA Durham Bulls
The team enjoyed a day off on Wednesday, and will take on the Bison in Buffalo this afternoon. Lefty James Houser starts for the Bulls.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
The Biscuits enjoyed a day off on Wednesday. Ryan Morse opens the five-games series tonight at home against the Chattanooga Lookouts.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
The Crabs split a doubleheader with the Brevard County Manatees, losing game two 1-0 in nine innings, and winning game one 6-4 in seven innings.
David Newmann pitched six shutout innings in game two, but an error by Emeel Salem in the bottom of the ninth allowed the Manatees to win.
Newmann allowed just two hits while striking out eight and walking two. Tommy Rafferty took the loss, going 2 2/3 innings, allowing two hits while walking three.
Greg Sexton was 2-for-3 with a double, and Salem went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
In game one, Jeremy Hall got his fifth win and Cody Cipriano hit his fifth home run.
Hall (5-3) went five innings, allowing three runs on three hits, while walking three and striking out four. Austin Hinkle gave up a run in two innings for his fourth save.
Cipriano’s homer was one of 10 hits by the Crabs. Reid Fronk was 3-for-4, Shawn O’Malley was 1-for-3 and stole his 16th base, and John Matulia was 3-for-3.
The Crabs return home tonight to start an eight-game homestand. They face the Dunedin Blue Jays, and lefty Darin Downs is on the mound for the Crabs.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Three Hot Rods pitchers combined for the eight-hit shutout, and Kyeong Kang provided the only offense in defeating Greenville 1-0 on Wednesday.
Nelson Cruz (2-2) started and pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing just six hits. He walked one and struck out five before giving the ball to Michael Jarman. Jarman went 2 1/3, giving up just one hit, while striking out two. Josh Satow struck out two in the ninth for his seventh save.
The Hot Rods had only six hits, the biggest being Kang’s RBI single in the fourth.
The team starts a home series against the Lexington Legends tonight with righty Nick Barnese on the mound.
Notes from the Farm
*Pat Burrell completed his rehab assignment in Montgomery and is expected in the Charlotte lineup tonight.