AAA Durham Bulls W 9-1
Aneury Rodriguez followed up his first start in AAA where he hurled seven shoutout innings with another seven shutout innings, this time with just one hit and two walks allowed while striking out four. 8 of Aneury's 97 pitches where whifffed upon, and an equal number of ground outs and air outs were produced.
The offense was led by Joe Dillon who produced a 4-4 day including a double (6) and a home run of the famous bull (2). Alvin Colina also reached successfully in all four plate appearances going 3-3 with a walk, double (3), and a home run (2). Justin Ruggiano (4) and Chris Richard (2) also homered for the Bulls.
Virgil Vasquez is going on the disabled list with a fractured wrist suffered in an automobile accident.
AA Montgomery Biscuits Game 1 W 8-0
Alex Torres made his second best start of the season tossing six shutout innings allowing two hits, four walks and striking out seven. Torres generated 10 whiffs on his 85 pitches.Greg Sexton was 1-1 with a pair of walks. Cody Strait was 2-3 with his seventh and eighth doubles of the season, and Nevin Ashley went 1-3 with his first double.
AA Montgomery Biscuits Game 2 L 7-3
Rayner Oliveros made a disappointing start allowing four runs in four innings. Chris De La Cruz went 2-3 with a pair of singles and a walk to lead the offense. Shawn O' Malley went on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs L 2-1
Matt Moore struck out eight and walked four in his five innings today while allowing one run and two hits. Marquis Fleming recorded four more strikeouts in two innings of relief allowing just one hit. For those tracking that's 25 strikeouts in 12 innings. Zach Quate took the loss giving up his first earned run of the season on a walk and two hits in an inning of work. Reid Fronk went 1-1 with a pair of walks and Jake Jefferies had a pair of singles for the offense. Mike Sweeney was 0-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods Game 1 L 1-0
Jason McEachern rebounded after a couple of disappointing starts with six shutouts innings allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out two. Scott Shuman took the loss giving up a run on two hits in one inning of work. Dustin Biell went 2-3 with his fifth stolen base as the only standout offensive performance.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods Game 2 W 3-0
Shane Dyer's peripherals continue to catch up to his outstanding results going all seven innings in shutout fashion. Dyer gave up just four hits, striking out six while issuing no free passes. Tyler Bortnick (4) and Dustin Biell (1) each contributed doubles while Brett Nommensen swiped his 7th stolen base of the year.