clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Down on the farm May 29: Myers heating up

Myers' two late home runs were huge for Durham

Wil Myers has three home runs in his last two games
Wil Myers has three home runs in his last two games

In the same game Myers hit two homers, Tim Beckham hit a walkoff single.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (32-20) ***Featured game of the day***

Thanks to two home runs by Wil Myers, Durham came out on top in a back and forth 9-8 contest with Buffalo. His seventh inning blast, his first of the game, was described by Durham's Twitter account as one of the longest in Durham Bulls Athletic Park history. In the ninth with the Bulls down 8-6, his second two run home run of the game tied the score before Tim Beckham sent fans home happy with a walkoff single. Vince Belnome batting in front of Myers maximized his chances of production, thanks to reaching base five times including his 16th double of the year. Mike Montgomery was charged with five runs, four earned on eight hits allowed in five innings, but he did strike out six and only walk one.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (25-26)

Early runs helped Montgomery survive a comeback bid by Mississippi in a 6-4 win over the Braves. Kyeong Kang's bases clearing double got the Biscuits off to a fast start in the first inning, and a solo home run by Robby Price extended the lead to 4-0 in the second. Backed by the early offense, Matt Buschmann cruised through seven scoreless innings, striking out three while only allowing three hits and a walk. RBI hits by Mikie Mahtook and Cameron Seitzer extended the lead to 6-0, but Andrew Bellatti nearly gave the game away in the eighth. With a run already in, a three run home run by Edward Salcedo cut the lead to 6-4. C.J. Riefenhauser walked the first batter he faced to bring the tying run to the plate, but he recorded the last four outs of the game to wrap up the win. Kevin Kiermaier and Shawn O'Malley each reached base three times.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (22-28)

Late offense backed a very good start by Roberto Gomez in Charlotte's 2-1 win over Palm Beach. Despite being activated for the first time in the 2013 season, Josh Sale did not play. Gomez pitched into the eighth inning, just long enough to earn the win thanks to two Stone Crab runs in the top half of the inning. He allowed just one run on one hit and one walk in 7.1 innings while striking out four batters. It's the second straight start Gomez has pitched seven or more innings. With two outs in the eighth, Kes Carter's single scored Willie Argo, and he advanced all the way to third on a throwing error. He then scored when Jake Hager beat out an infield single to extend the inning. Lenny Linsky recorded the last five outs of the game and also only allowed one hit.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (29-21)

Bowling Green was postponed.


Star of the day- Despite striking out once, I have to give this to Myers.

Goat of the day- Never any complaints when the organization sweeps.

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Buffalo 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Alex Colome (4-5, 2.60) v. Claudio Vargas (3-4, 5.29)

Montgomery @ Mississippi 8 PM (MiLB.TV)
Jake Thompson (3-5, 6.22) v. Michael Lee (3-3, 3.86)

Charlotte @ Palm Beach 6:35 PM
Ryan Carpenter* (3-3, 3.96) v. TBA

Bowling Green @ Lake County 1 PM DOUBLEHEADER
Blake Snell (1-4, 2.97) v. Luis DeJesus (0-5, 6.40)

Both games will be seven innings

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto)
28-22 (2nd in IL North)
Offense: 273 R (2nd) .815 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 5.14 ERA (14th) 1.59 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP John Stilson (7)

Mississippi Braves
29-22 (1st in SL South)
Offense: 227 R (2nd) .705 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 2.97 ERA (1st) 1.22 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP J.R. Graham (2), C Christian Bethancourt (3), LHP Alex Wood (7), RHP Cody Martin (13), 3B Edward Salcedo (17), RHP Aaron Northcraft (30)

Palm Beach Cardinals
20-30 (5th in FSL South)
Offense: 176 R (12th) .662 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.69 ERA (6th) 1.34 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Stephen Piscotty (10), OF James Ramsey (12), LHP Tim Cooney (25)

Lake County Captains (Cleveland)
15-32 (8th in MWL East)
Offense: 199 R (14th) .657 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 4.37 ERA (15th) 1.35 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Dorssys Paulino (2), RHP Mitch Brown (5), OF Anthony Santander (13), RHP Dylan Baker (16), OF LeVon Washington