AAA Durham Bulls
Catcher Alex Jamieson was once-again used to pitch as the Bulls were bombed by the IronPigs 16-8.
Every Durham pitcher allowed at least a run, led by starter James Houser (3-3), who allowed eight. He went four innings, allowing seven hits, with four walks, two strikeouts and three home runs. Joe Bateman (1 2/3, three runs) and Jorge Julio (1/3, two runs) contributed in their own ways.
Offensively, the Bulls had a great game. Henry Mateo was 4-for-5, and Rhyne Hughes was 3-for-5 with his first homer in Triple-A. Ray Sadler also was 3-for-5, with a homer and three RBI. Matt Joyce went 1-for-3 and walked twice.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
The Biz enjoyed a league-wide day off on Tuesday. They return to action tonight against the Diamond Jaxx in West Tennessee.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
Darin Downs and Matt Gorgen combined on a five-hit shutout as the Crabs defeated the Lakeland Tigers 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Downs (7-2) worked seven innings, scattering five hits, while striking out 10 and walking three. Gorgen didn’t allow a baserunner in his two innings of relief, earning his 10th save and lowering his ERA to 0.28 on the season.
Ryan Royster provided the offense with a solo homer in the third inning, his first of the season. Emeel Salem and Ian Paxton each had two hits for Charlotte.
Scott Kazmir makes his first rehab appearance tonight for the Stone Crabs. He is scheduled to throw 65 pitches.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Nick Barnese allowed two runs in four innings, as the Hot Rods were defeated 5-3 by Lexington on Tuesday night.
Barnese (0-1) gave up five hits, while walking three and striking out one. Matt Jarman allowed three runs in two innings of relief, and Josh Satow pitched two scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
The Beckhams were the stars of the Hot Rods offense. Tim, the more heralded of the two, went 2-for-4 with a double, while brother Jeremy was 2-for-4 with a triple and RBI. Kyeong Kang added a double in the losing effort.
Notes from the Farm
*According to the St. Pete Times, Chad Bradford has moved his rehab from Montgomery to Durham, and he is about “a week away” from rejoining the Rays.
*The Stone Crabs placed lefty David Newmann and righty Jose Angel Mejias on the seven-day disabled list. 2B Joey Callender and RHP Deivis Mavares were assigned to Charlotte from Extended Spring Training to take their place on the roster.