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Minor League Informer: Games of 5/5

AAA: Durham Bulls - 8, Charlotte - 2

Durham pitcher James Houser went five innings and allowed two earned runs, he struck out four, and only walked one. DRaysBay favorite Dale Thayer pitched two scoreless, only giving up a single hit, and striking out one. Reid Brignac went 1-4 with a home run and a walk, while Matt Joyce went 2-3 with two walks.

Other Notables:

Jason Isringhausen: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER

Ruggiano: 1-4, HR

AA: Montgomery Biscuits - 12, Birmingham -2

As you all probably know, Jeremy Hellickson was taken out after 2 innings. This makes me sad. Moving on, Desmond Jennings doesn't, going 2-3 with a triple. Rhyne Hughes went 1-4 with a double.

Other Notables: 

Matt Spring - 1-2, BB

A+:  Charlotte Stone Crabs - 6, Jupiter - 0

Darin Downs pitched eight innings, gave up no runs, struck out six, walked none, and only gave up four hits. 24-years old, Downs was traded to the Rays last July after being a fifth-round pick of the Chicago Cubs in 2003. Emeel Salem went 2-5 as the table setter, and 10th-round 2008 selection Matthew Hall went 1-5 with a homer and is currently hitting .259/.333/.407, which isn't bad for a shortstop in his first cup of pro ball.

Other Notables:

Reid Fronk - 0-4, 2K

Matt Fields - 2-3, 2B, BB

A: Game 1: Bowling Green Hot Rods - 4, Rome -6

Starter Frank De Los Santos got the start. He allowed five runs over three and two-thirds innings. Number one overall pick Timothy Beckham went 2-3 and tripled.

Other Notables:
Jake Jeffries - 0-2, BB

Mike Sheridan - 0-3

Joshua Satow -1 IP, 1K, 1H, 0 ER

Game 2: Bowling Green Hot Rods - 3, Rome - 2

Criminally underrated pitcher Joseph Cruz got the start, he only went 4.2 innings due to pitch count issues, but the 20 year old struck out seven hitters, walked none, and only allowed two hits.  Tim Beckham went 2-4 and homered, bringing his season line to .307/.330/.455. Jake Jeffries went 1-3.

Other Notables:

Jamie Bagley - 1IP, 0ER, BB