AAA Durham Bulls W 6-1
Carlos Hernandez hurled a gem as he allowed just one unearned run on three hits and a walk while striking out five in seven innings of work. 10 of 15 batted-outs came on the ground and generated 9 whiffs on 82 pitches. RJ Swindle pitched another scoreless inning with one hit allowed and a strikeout, while Winston Abreu slammed the door in the ninth by striking out the side including 7 whiffs on 20 pitches. Desmond Jennings went 3-5 with his third double and eighth stolen base. Dan Johnson was 3-4 with his 11th home run and 7th double. Alvin Colina chipped in a pair of doubles giving him seven on the year, and Hank Blalock was 0-4 with two strikeouts. Jeff Bennett was released and will be replaced in the rotation with Aneury Rodriguez.
AA Montgomery Biscuits W 2-0
Alex Torres had another excellent night going seven strong shutout innings and allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out three. Torres induced just six swinging strikes on 95 pitches, but 12 of 17 contact outs came on the ground. Dane De Rosa was solid in relief striking four in two scoreless innings to preserve the shutout. The offense was a quiet balanced attack featuring John Matulia's third triple and Chris Nowak's second double.
A+Charlotte Stone Crabs L 4-2
While Leslie Anderson's future position remains unclear, one thing we have quickly learned is he destroys clubhouse chemistry as the Crabs have scored five runs in the last four games since his arrival. The good news is Anderson followed last night's home run with a 2-3 effort including a walk. Matt Sweeney went 2-4 with his fifth home run of the season, while Tim Beckham was 1-5 with a strikeout. Sweeney committed his eight error of the season on a throw Joe Cruz made the start lasting five innings while allowing four runs on six hits and two walks. Cruz struck out four batters. Zach Quate pitched a perfect eighth striking out two.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods L 5-4
Jason McEachern allowed four runs on nine hits while striking out two and walking none in six innings. Scott Shuman pitched three scoreless innings of relief and recorded three strikeouts. Tyler Bortnick was 2 for 6 including his first home run, while Chris Murrill and Mayo Acosta each added three hits. Mark Thomas went 1-4 in his return from the disabled list.
Shane Dyer has been promoted to Port Charlotte per Michael Compton of the Bowling Green Daily News (@mcompton428)