Minor League Highlights 6/17

AAA Durham Bulls L 2-0

Heath Phillips pitched a seven inning gem allowing one run on four hits while striking out five and walking none. 13 of 15 batted outs came on the ground. The hefty lefty has allowed one run in each of his past four starts.The offense mustered just five hits including two by Justin RUGGIANO. Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce went hitless with Joyce drawing a walk.

Ryan Shealy who opted out of his contract with Durham, signed a minor league deal with Boston.

AA Montgomery Biscuits L 13-4

This was a dreadful game for the Biscuits who committed five errors and only managed three hits. David Newmann lasted just 3.2 innings allowing eight hits (1 HR) while walking none and striking out three. Sergio Espinosa was roughed up to the tune of six runs on five hits (2 HR) and a pair of walks in two innings of work. Drew Anderson was 2-3 with a double and a walk, while Leslie Anderson managed to get the 3rd Biscuit hit.To compound matters, old friend Eduardo "Eddie" Morlan struck out four in 2.1 scoreless innings to pick up the save.

A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs W 2-0

Frank De Los Santos went 7.1 shutout innings allowing six hits and two walks while striking out eight. 11 of 12 batted outs came on the ground. Neil Schenk and Zach Quate combined to preserve the shutout. Isaias Velasquez was 2-4 with a walk, while Tim Beckham finished 1-4. Greg Sexton and Mike Sheridan has two hits a piece with one of Sexton's being a two-bagger. Stephen Vogt, Henry Wrigley, and Reid Fronk all failed to reach safely.

A Bowling Green Hot Rods W 5-4

Jason McEachern allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings. Chris Murrill was 3-5 with his 27th stolen base, while Tyler Bortnick was 1-3 with a walk. Ryan Wiegand , Mark Thomas, and Brett Nommensen all went 2-5 with Wiegand netting his third triple, and Nommensen his 11th double. Ty Morrison was 1-4 with his 8th double. He was caught stealing for the second time when he attempted to steal home.

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