AAA Durham Bulls
Despite a 13-strikeout performance from Wade Davis, the Bulls offense was held in check, and they were defeated 5-2 by Toledo on Wednesday afternoon.
Davis (5-3) went six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, including two home runs. He walked only one while striking out 13, which ties his career high. Jason Childers allowed two runs in two innings of relief, and Chad Orvella pitched a scoreless ninth.
Durham only had seven hits, with two coming from Rashad Eldridge, including his first double since being called up last week. The Bulls left eight men on base and went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
In 10 previous starts this season, Davis’ season high in strikeouts was five, and he did that just once. He now has 45 strikeouts in 55 innings.
The series continues tonight with Carlos Hernandez on the mound for Durham.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
The Biscuits lost twice to Jacksonville, 9-4 in the completion of Tuesday’s suspended game, and 4-3 in eight innings in Wednesday’s regularly scheduled contest.
In the nightcap, the Suns scored in the top of the eighth off Eduardo Morlan (1-3) to take the lead. That came after Calvin Medlock blew a save by allowing two runs in two innings of relief.
Aneury Rodriguez started for Montgomery and went five innings, allowing just one run on two hits, while walking four and striking out five.
Rhyne Hughes hit his 15th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first. Desmond Jennings went 1-for-5 on the night, and 3-for-8 between the two games, and he stole base number 18 in game one and No. 19 in game two.
Rehabbing reliever Chad Bradford pitched an inning in the suspended game and allowed one run on two hits.
The two teams meet again tonight with righty Brian Baker (1-0, 3.77) on the mound for the Biscuits.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
After a one hour, fifteen minute rain delay, the Stone Crabs won their third-straight game, 8-4 over the Daytona Beach Cubs.
David Newmann (3-3) went six innings to earn the victory. He allowed one unearned run on two hits, while walking two and striking out eight.
Shawn Williams went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI, and Cody Cipriano was 2-for-4 with a triple. Matt Fields, though, was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, increasing his strikeout total to 59 against only five walks, and Emeel Salem went 0-for-5 from the leadoff spot.
The teams play today with righty )Jeremy Hall 5-3, 4.47) starting for Charlotte.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
The game against the Lexington Legends was postponed due to rain, and it will be made up as part of a doubleheader today. Righty Frank De Los Santos (3-3, 3.38) starts Game One for the Hot Rods.
Notes from the Farm
*Righty Chris Mason has been assigned to Montgomery from Durham. He made one start, filling in for Mitch Talbot, and worked four innings, allowing four runs and eight hits.