AAA Durham Bulls
Julio DePaula made an unscheduled start and took the loss as the Bulls were defeated 8-5 by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Monday night.
DePaula went 2 2/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits. Jorge Julio allowed a run in his 1 1/3 innings, and Calvin Medlock gave up three runs in three innings. Dale Thayer and Dewon Day each pitched a scoreless inning.
Rashad Eldridge was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and John Jaso was 1-for-4. Matt Joyce went 0-for-4 and is 1-for-8 since returning to Durham.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
Despite six scoreless innings by the bullpen, the Biscuits couldn’t overcome the shaky start by Brian Baker, and they were defeated 5-3 by Chattanooga on Monday.
Baker (3-1) lasted just three innings, surrendering five runs on six hits. Ryan Morse, Chad Bradford and Neal Frontz allowed only three hits in their six innings of relief.
Desmond Jennings went 0-for-4 to continue his slump, but Matt Fields and Cesar Suarez each had two hits.
Montgomery will enjoy a league-wide off-day today before starting a series against the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (what the heck is a Diamond Jaxx).
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
Jeremy Hall pitched seven innings en route to his league-leading seventh win of the season as the Stone Crabs defeated the Lakeland Tigers 5-1 on Monday.
Hall (7-4) went seven, allowing one run (a solo homer) on four hits. He walked one and struck out seven.
Henry Wrigley went 2-for-3 with a home run, his first, and Ryan Royster was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Cody Cipriano also had a double.
Darin Downs (6-2) starts tonight for the Crabs in game two of the series.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Four Hot Rods pitchers combined to allow 15 hits and 13 runs as Greenville was victorious 13-0 on Monday night.
Nelson Cruz (2-3) started and allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings, though he did strike out eight. Neil Schenk (one run in 1 2/3) and Jamie Bagley (three runs in one inning) continued the poor pitching.
Diego Echeverria, who is pitching about as bad as Diego from Dora the Explorer would, came in and promptly allowed five runs and four hits. He faced nine batters, and his ERA is now 9.43 on the season.
The lone bright spot for the Hot Rods was Kyeong Kang, who collected two hits. Tim Beckham was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Notes from the Farm
*Before Monday’s game, the Bulls activated Dewon Day from the seven-day disabled list. He last appeared in a game on May 25, until pitching last night.