AAA Durham Bulls:
BULLS vs Toledo, PPD-The Bulls and Toledo Mud Hens completed over three and a half innings of baseball before their game Saturday was postponed due to snowy conditions. It will be resumed at 1pm on Sunday with the Mud Hens leading 4-2. Mitch Talbot suffered in his 3.1 innings of work due to the snow, giving up four runs before the game was called. First baseman Jorge Cantu and DH Wes Bankston each had two hits in the short span of play, and their combined total of four were the only hits on the day for the Durham lineup. Each also doubled and scored a run. Tomorrow's game with the Mud Hens will start early and be played as part of a double-header; tomorrow's weather forecast leaves little chance for precipitation.
BULLS Up Next-Double-header at Toledo, 1:00 ET
AA Montgomery Biscuits:
Chattanooga 4, BISCUITS 3-Nick DeBarr gave up the winning two Chattanooga runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Lookouts came away with a 4-3 win in the formerly tied ballgame. Chris Mason pitched 5.2 innings for Montgomery, giving up two runs while striking out five. He also walked two and gave up five hits. He was relieved by Brian Henderson, who faced one batter whom he walked, and Evan Meek, who pitched a scoreless 1.1 innings. DeBarr came on for the eighth and proceeded to give up two runs, breaking a 2-2 tie that he had inherited. The Biscuits would score one run in the top of the ninth, but were unable to get Shaun Cumberland home from second base to tie the ballgame and extend the game. No Biscuits hitter recorded more than one hit on a fairly lackluster day; however Fernando Perez, Shaun Cumberland, Gabby Martinez, and John Jaso each had a hit apiece. Reid Brignac had a hit and stole his second base of the season, while Evan Longoria led off the fourth inning with a home run off of Lookouts starter Sam Lecure. Cody Strait of Chattanooga was a real Biscuit-killer on the day, doubling in the go-ahead run in the eighth, homering, and stealing a base. After starting 4-0, the Biscuits have now dropped four of their last five, and are one game over .500 heading into the final game in Chattanooga.
News: Bad news on the medical front from the Biscuits' Saturday game. Marc Lancaster reported in Sunday's edition of the Tampa Tribune that Montgomery personnel sustained not one, but two injuries during Saturday's game. SS Reid Brignac left the game in the fifth inning after fouling a ball off of his foot, while on a more serious note, pitcher Evan Meek was hospitalized after being hit by a foul ball in the dugout later in the game. The severity of neither injury was apparent after the ballgame.
BISCUITS Up Next-at Chattanooga, 2:15 ET
A+ Vero Beach Devil Rays
Palm Beach 10, V-RAYS 2-Matt Walker took a beating in his second start of the season, the relief pitching behind him didn't fare much better, and the offense couldn't compensate for either as Palm Beach crushed the V-Rays 10-2. The Cardinals laid it on Walker early, scoring five runs off of him in his first three innings of work. He would pitch one scoreless frame before being relieved in the fifth. Jonathan Beltre was charged with four runs in 1.1 innings subsequent to Walker's removal, and Jino Gonzalez gave up another unearned run to cap the scoring. Greg Dupas pitched a scoreless frame in the eighth. Offensively the V-Rays managed six hits on the day, three of which came from CF Jackson Brennan, who scored the two runs for Vero Beach on the day. Matt Devins added two more hits and an RBI as well, with 1B Rhyne Hughes getting the other hit.
V-RAYS Up Next-at Palm Beach, 1:05 ET
A- Columbus Catfish
Asheville 5, CATFISH 4-Columbus scored four runs in the top of the seventh, but the host Asheville Tourists scored three in the bottom of the eighth off of Neal Frontz to best the Catfish 5-4. Heath Rollins got the start for Columbus and struck out eight in six innings. He gave up two runs on four hits and two walks before being relieved by Frontz, who recorded his second blown save of the season and took the loss. Desmond Jennings and Nevin Ashley each recorded a hit for the Catfish, while Jairo De La Rosa had two hits and two RBI, including a triple, to lead the Columbus offense.
CATFISH Up Next-at Asheville, 2:05 ET