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Down On The Farm: June 11

Giving up seven runs in the 14th inning was not part of the game plan, credit <a href="">Jim Donten</a>
Giving up seven runs in the 14th inning was not part of the game plan, credit Jim Donten

Montgomery had a pair of games rained out again thanks to rain that has been pummeling the southeast for days. Unfortunately for Charlotte, hits were raining down on George Jensen in extra innings.

AAA Durham Bulls (27-38)

Durham was on the winning side of a lopsided score for a change in their 7-1 win over Toledo. Minor league home run leader Brad Eldred gave Toledo an early 1-0 lead with his 23rd dinger, but obviously that would be it for the Mud Hens. The Bulls scored two an inning later to take the lead for good, and the floodgates opened in the 5th with a five run inning. Seven Bulls hit singles that inning, and all five runs were across before Toledo was even able to record the second out. Of the 15 Durham hits, 14 were singles, the only exception being a Leslie Anderson double. Anderson was one of two Bulls to have a three hit game, and all nine regulars had at least one. Matt Torra was the beneficiary of the offense, allowing just the one run in five innings with two strikeouts. Alex Torres recorded two outs via strikeout and walked one.

AA Montgomery Biscuits (32-30)

Montgomery was rained out.

High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (26-34)

Everything was going swimmingly for Charlotte until they allowed seven 14th inning runs in their 10-3 loss to St. Lucie. Unfortunately for George Jensen, he had to hang in there and take the pounding, allowing all seven runs in three innings of work. Like Durham's big inning, St. Lucie scored all of those runs without an extra base hit, using seven singles, a pair of walks and an error to do all the damage. His start was a distant memory, but C.J. Riefenhauser made another solid start, although his command wasn't up to par. He allowed just one run in six innings with six strikeouts, giving up just one hit but walking three. Robby Price was the player of the game for Charlotte with a double and home run.

Low-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (34-29)

Josh Sale broke out of his mini-slump with his 8th homer of the year, but Bowling Green fell 6-1 to Dayton. Sale didn't have any hits in his last three games, but he rebounded with a two hit effort today. Bowling Green had as many hits (10) that Dayton did and drew four walks, but they didn't have a single hit with runners in scoring position and left 12 on base. For the second straight start, Parker Markel pitched four innings, the longest he's pitched since returning from the DL last month. He allowed two runs and struck out three. Dayton put the game away when Trevor Shull relieved Markel, scoring three runs against him in 1+ innings thanks to three hits and three walks. In addition to Sale, Jake Hager, Jeff Malm and Drew Vettleson had two hit games.


Star of the day- Matt Torra has been Durham's stopper, ending the ongoing five game losing streak and their 13 game losing streak in April.

Goat of the day- Tough to choose anyone besides George Jensen.

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Toledo 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Lance Pendelton* (2-2, 3.55) v. Thad Weber* (4-4, 3.05)

Montgomery v. Chattanooga 7:05 PM DOUBLEHEADER
Matt Buschmann* (2-2, 3.98) v. Chris Reed* (0-0, 0.00)
Jake Thompson* (3-5, 5.88) v. Allen Webster* (1-6, 5.68)

Both games will be seven innings

Charlotte v. St. Lucie 6:30 PM
Enny Romero* (2-3, 3.30) v. Tyler Pill (0-0, 3.38)

Bowling Green @ Dayton 7 PM (MiLB.TV)
Ryan Carpenter (5-2, 3.53) v. Tanner Robles (4-3, 4.45)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit)
28-36 (3rd in IL West)
Offense: 270 R (7th) .717 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.95 ERA (11th) 1.39 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Jacob Turner (1), LHP Andy Oliver (5), LHP Matt Hoffman (16), LHP Adam Wilk (22), RHP Jose Ortega (29)

Chattanooga Lookouts (Los Angeles)
30-32 (4th in SL North)
Offense: 291 R (1st) .715 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.83 ERA (7th) 1.40 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Allen Webster (2), LHP Chris Reed (5), RHP Chris Withrow (7), LHP Aaron Miller (12), RHP Ethan Martin (17), OF Kyle Russell (20), SS Jake Lemmerman (27), C Gorman Erickson (28) OF Blake Smith (30)

St. Lucie Mets
47-15 (1st in FSL South)
Offense: 290 R (2nd) .743 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 2.69 ERA (1st) 1.21 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Cesar Puello (5), 3B Wilmer Flores (10), RHP Cory Mazzoni (13), OF Cory Vaughn (15), OF Darrell Ceciliani (19), LHP Jack Leathersich (27), 2B Danny Muno (30)

Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
26-37 (8th in MWL East)
Offense: 240 R (16th) .643 OPS (16th)
Pitching: 4.03 ERA (15th) 1.39 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Kyle Waldrop (22), 2B Ryan Wright (23), 3B Sean Buckley (24)