AAA Durham Bulls
The Bulls took advantage of five Buffalo errors in scoring five unearned runs in the ninth inning to defeat Buffalo 7-2 on Saturday night.
Matt De Salvo started for Durham and pitched 6 2/3 effective innings. He allowed two runs on six hits, while walking three and striking out three. Joe Bateman (3-0) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief.
Wade Davis starts this afternoon as the Bulls close out their eight-game road trip.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
Chattanooga scored three times in the first three innings, and the Biscuits managed just five hits, as they were defeated 3-2 on Saturday.
Heath Rollins (5-5) went six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, while walking four and striking out six.
Desmond Jennings went 0-for-3 and is now batting .195 (8-for-41) in his last 10 games. Montgomery was 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position, and no player had a multi-hit game.
Righty Aneury Rodriguez (2-8, 7.05) starts game four of the series this afternoon.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
The Crabs couldn’t overcome a season-high five errors nor a lack of offense as they were defeated 11-0 by the Dunedin Blue Jays.
Jose Mejias (1-1) allowed nine runs (six earned) in three innings. He surrendered six hits, including a homer, and also threw two wild pitches.
Jason Bartlett, rehabbing and playing shortstop, batted lead off and went 2-for-3 with a strikeout. He also made a fielding error. Shawn O’Malley was 1-for-3 with his 17th steal of the season.
One bright spot was the continued dominance of Matt Gorgen. He pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three, lowering his ERA to 0.29 on the season.
Jesse Darcy starts tonight as the series wraps up.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
The Hot Rods got only two runners into scoring position the entire game as they were shutout 6-0 by Greenville on Saturday night.
Shane Dyer started and gave up four runs in four innings. He struck out five and walked three.
The offense managed only six hits from six different players. Tim Beckham and Jake Jefferies were each 1-for-4, and Kyeong Kang was 0-for-4.
On the bright side, Greenville had 21 at-bats with runners in scoring position, and they only scored six runs. It could’ve been much, much worse.
Notes from the Farm