Minor League Informer 6/8

After a brief weekend away in Orlando, the Informer has returned.

AAA Durham Bulls
After being held in check for eight innings, the Bulls rallied for four runs in the ninth to defeat the Pawtucket Red Sox 5-4 on Sunday.

Chris Richard beat out a would-be double play in the inning that game Durham the lead.  The rally was started when John Jaso was hit by a pitch to lead off, and the Bulls had three hits in the inning.

Calvin Medlock, in his first appearance since being called up from Montgomery, got the win, and Winston Abreu picked up his 10th save despite walking two in the bottom of the ninth.

 Matt DeSalvo started and went 5 1/3 innings, allowing just no runs on only one hit, while striking out four and walking three.  Joe Bateman (three runs) and Dale Thayer (one run) allowed the Paw Sox to take the lead.

Henry Mateo led the Bulls offense with three singles, while Rashad Eldridge and Ray Olmedo had two hits each.

The teams are back at it today with Wade Davis on the mound for Durham.

AA Montgomery Biscuits
A pitchers duel ended when the Biscuits finally got on the board with three runs in the top of the 10th as they defeated the Birmingham Barons 3-0 on Sunday.

Eddie Morlan (3-2) got the win for Montgomery after pitching the eighth, ninth and into the tenth.  He walked the leadoff batter and was replaced by Mike Wlodarczyk, who got the next three Barons to end the game.

Heath Rollins was dominant for the Biscuits.  He went seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, while striking out six and walking only one.

Montgomery got two-hit games from both Desmond Jennings and Fernando Cortez.

The teams play game four of their series tonight with righty Aneury Rodriguez (2-7, 5.90) starting for the Biscuits against righty Brian Omogrosso (5-2, 3.86) for Birmingham.

A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
The game against Brevard County was postponed by rain.  The teams will play a doubleheader today (or at least attempt to play one).

A Bowling Green Hot Rods
The Hot Rods won a wild one against Asheville 10-8 on Sunday. 

In a game that the Hot Rods led 7-5 after three innings, the scored remained the same until Asheville tied it in the bottom of the eighth.  The Hot Rods then scored three in the top of the ninth, and then held on in the bottom of the ninth for the victory.

Josh Satow got the save, though he allowed a run, two hits and a walk in the ninth.  Jamie Bagley (1-3) got the win in relief.  He went 3 2/3 and allowed two runs on two hits, including a homer.  Shane Dyer started for the Hot Rods and went just four innings.  He gave up five runs on 10 hits.

Bowling Green got arguably his best game of the season for shortstop Tim Beckham, who went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a walk.  Henry Wrigley was 2-for-5 with a homer, a three-run shot in the ninth, and four RBI.  Kyeon Kang went 1-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Notes from the Farm
*Rays designated hitter Pat Burrell will join Montgomery in a rehab assignment today and tomorrow, and he is expected to appear in both games against Birmingham.  He has been on the disabled list since May 11 with a strained neck.

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