Brian Baker is two for two in not allowing a run in AAA starts, going five shutout innings allowing two hits and two walks while striking out three. Justin Ruggiano was 2-4 with his sixth home run, 11th double, and a walk. Desmond Jennings went 2-4 with a walk, while Dan Johnson (18) and Fernando Perez (2) added home runs. Some injury notes from Adam Sobsey, Jose Lobaton is dealing with a knee strain, Carlos Hernandez missed his 2nd consecutive start with a hip flexor strain, Dale Thayer left the game with forearm tightness, and Virgil Vasquez is driving back to Durham from Charlotte.
Alex Cobb allowed three runs in the first inning but settled down, finishing with four hits (1 HR) and three walks allowed while striking out six. 7 of 99 pitches were whiffed upon and 6 of 9 batted outs came on the ground. Chris Nowak was 2-4 with a walk, while Leslie Anderson went 1-5 with a 3 run home run (3). Matt Sweeney was 1-4 with his fifth double. Henry Wrigley was promoted to Montgomery, with Matt Fields being demoted to Charlotte.
Shane Dyer had one of his worst outings of the season allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks in five innings while striking out four in his five innings. Stephen Vogt, Tim Beckham, and Gabe Kapler each went 1-4 with Vogt hitting his 13th double.
Kyle Lobstein continues to put it together in full season ball allowing one run on four hits and a pair of walks while striking out six in 5.2 innings. Tyler Bortnick was 3-5 with his 20th double of the season to lead the offensive attack.
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