AAA Durham Bulls
A costly error by Ray Olmedo helped key a five-run second inning as the Bulls were defeated 8-1 by Buffalo on Sunday afternoon.
Wade Davis (6-4) started and took the loss. He went six innings, allowing five runs (two earned) and eight hits, while walking none and striking out four. Jason Childers allowed three runs in relief.
Jon Weber and Henry Mateo each went 2-for-4 at the top of the Durham order, but the other seven spots combined to go just 2-for-24.
Rhyne Hughes, in five games since being promoted from Montgomery, is batting .105, going 2-for-19 so far.
The Bulls ended their eight-game road trip 3-5 and return home to host the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Monday. Carlos Hernandez is on the mound for Durham.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
After allowing a first-inning run, Aneury Rodriguez settled down as the Biscuits defeated Chattanooga 3-2 on Sunday.
Rodriguez (3-8) allowed just two runs on six hits, while working seven innings. He walked one and struck out three.
Joe Gaetti went 1-for-4 with his first homer of the season, a two-run shot. Desmond Jennings didn’t start but entered late as a pinch hitter. He walked and then stole two bases, giving him 22 on the season.
The five-game series ends tonight with Brian Baker (3-0, 2.88) on the mound for Montgomery.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
Jesse Darcy continued to pitch poorly, allowing five runs (four earned) and eight hits over six innings, as the Stone Crabs were beaten 9-6 by Dunedin on Sunday.
Brian Flores allowed the other four runs in his 1 1/3 innings of relief.
Offensively, Jason Bartlett, who was activated from the DL following the game, went 2-for-4 with a triple.
Cody Cipriano had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs. Speedster Shawn O’Malley stole two more bases, giving him 20 on the season.
The Crabs, though they scored six runs, had plenty of missed chances, going 5-for-17 with runners in scoring position.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Despite the top of the order going 8-for-15 with four RBI, the Hot Rods still lost to Greenville, falling 6-4 on Sunday.
Anthony Scelfo went 2-for-5, Tim Beckham was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI, and Jake Jefferies was 3-for-5 with two RBI. Beckham now has six doubles in the month of June and 14 on the season.
Frank De Los Santos started and got a no-decision. He went 4 1/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits, while walking four and striking out four.
Michael Jarman (4-5) took the loss in relief. He pitched 2 2/3 innings, surrendering two runs on three hits. Josh Satow pitched a scoreless eighth.
Notes from the Farm
*Reid Brignac was sent back to Durham after Jason Bartlett was activated from the disabled list. Brignac hit .271 in 21 games for the Rays.
*Scott Kazmir will make a rehab start on Wednesday for the Stone Crabs against the Lakeland Tigers in Charlotte.