Minor League Informer 6/9

AAA Durham Bulls
Wade Davis had another good outing, allowing zero runs going six innings while striking out seven as the Bulls defeated Pawtucket 3-2 on Monday.

Davis improved to 6-3 on the season, and Dale Thayer pitched two innings in relief for his eighth save.

Durham got two hits apiece from Ray Sadler and Rashad Eldridge, and Justin Ruggiano was ejected for arguing balls and strikes.

Carlos Hernandez is on the mound tonight as the Bulls and Pawsox close their series.  Clay Bucholtz starts for Pawtucket.

AA Montgomery Biscuits
Thanks to a poor effort by Aneury Rodriguez and Ryan Morse, the Biscuits trailed 11-2 after three innings, and ultimately lost 14-8 to the Birmingham Barons.

Rodriguez (2-8) went just two innings, allowing eight runs on eight hits, including two homers.  Morse pitched one inning and allowed three runs hits, while Rayner Oliveros pitched the final three innings, surrendering three runs on five hits.

Desmond Jennings went 1-for-5 with his 20th stolen base, and rehabbing DH Pat Burrell went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. 

Cesar Suarez had two hits, including a triple, and Nevin Ashley was 1-for-3 with three RBI.

The series concludes tonight with righty Brian Baker (2-0, 3.12) starting for Montgomery against righty Kyle McCulloch (5-5, 3.93).

A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
The Crabs and Manatees were rained out yet again, and they’ll drive for a doubleheader again today.

A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Three pitchers, including starter Chris Andujar, combined to hold Greenville to just one hit as the Hot Rods defeated the Drive 6-1 on Monday.

Andujar (7-2) went six innings and allowed one run on one hit (a solo homer), while walking three and striking out four.  Tyree Hayes and Marquis Fleming pitched three innings of hitless relief.

For the Hot Rods, Kyeon Kang hit his first home run, a three-run shot in the first inning.  Michael Sheridan hit his seventh homer, Jake Jefferies was 2-for-4, and Tim Beckham was 0-for-2 with two runs scored.  Beckham made his 17th error, missing a catch.

Notes from the Farm

*Hot Rods pitcher Matt Moore was named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week.  He pitched seven shutout innings on June 6 with 12 strikeouts.  He has an organizational-best 69 strikeouts this season.

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