AAA Durham Bulls Postponed
AA Montgomery Biscuits W 5-2
Alex Cobb pitched two scoreless innings before leaving the game with a blister. I believe Cobb had blister issues last year aswell, but the word is he should not miss his next start. The next batter grounded out, and Cobb was replaced to start the third. Matt Sweeney was 3-5 with a double (2) and a stolen base, while Nevin Ashley was 1-4 with a walk. Drew Anderson reached safely in all four plate appearances.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs W 5-4
Matt Moore allowed four runs on five hits and five walks in five innings while striking out eight. Zach Quate blew his first save of the year allowing one run in two innings of work. Quate gave up one hut, but walked two to go along with his two strikeouts. Cuban signing Sergio Espinosa made his stateside relief debut pitching three scoreless innings allowing three hits and a walk while striking out a pair. Neil Schenk struck out five in his two innings of relief before outfielder Anthony Scelfo picked up the win by retiring the side in the 15th including a strikeout.
Offensively, Greg Sexton led the charge going 5-7, while Isaias Velasquez was 3-7 with a walk. Tim Beckham continued his hot play going 2-4 with his fourth triple, his fifth home run, a hit by pitch, and two sacrifices. Henry Wrigley belted his ninth home run while also drawing a pair of walks. Ky Kang was 2-6 with a walk, while Leslie Anderson was the dreaded 0-7.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods Game 1 W 10-7
Kyle Lobstein was ineffective allowing six runs on eight hits (1 HR) and three walks in 4.2 innings while recording just one strikeout. Ty Morrison led the effort to pick him by going 4-4 with his 1st home run, 5th triple and two steals (16). Dustin Biell also homered and tripled, while Chris Murrill was 2-5 with a walk and his 16th stolen base. Tyler Bortnick added three walks and stole two bases (9).
A Bowling Green Hot Rods Game 2 W 5-2
Kirby Yates allowed one run on a solo shot in his spot start. Yates went four innings and allowed four hits while walking none and striking out four. Tyler Bortnick his his second home run of the season while Chris Murrill, Mark Thomas, and Dustin Biell reached safely twice.