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Rays down on the farm September 11: Durham coughs up game one

Durham can tie the series in their last home game of the season

I would guess that Jake Odorizzi made his last start of the year for Durham, but he could pitch in a hypothetical AAA Championship
I would guess that Jake Odorizzi made his last start of the year for Durham, but he could pitch in a hypothetical AAA Championship
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Durham took a page from the parent club's playbook with runners in scoring position.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (3-1)

Durham couldn't hold a late 1-0 lead and blew an opportunity in the ninth in a game one 2-1 loss to Pawtucket. The Bulls scored their lone run of the game in the second inning when Mike Fontenot led off the inning with a double and eventually came home to score on a Jesus Flores sac fly. Jake Odorizzi made his second straight tremendous playoff start, throwing seven scoreless innings, only allowing four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. The Red Sox promptly got to Jeff Beliveau who allowed the first two batters of the eighth to reach base. After a sac bunt moved the runners into scoring position, and a Brock Holt two run single gave Pawtucket the lead. Durham got their first two runners on base in the bottom half of the inning, but they failed to tie the game. In the ninth, they loaded the bases with one out, but Shelley Duncan popped out, and Brandon Guyer flew out to end the game. Tim Beckham and Cole Figueroa had two hit games, and Beckham reached base three times.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (3-3)

Charlotte's season is over.

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Star of the day- Odorizzi ended his season on a high note.

Goat of the day- Beliveau and the offense could've had better showings.

Today's game (probables courtesy of milb.com)

Durham v. Pawtucket 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
J.D. Martin (16-4, 2.75) v. Steven Wright (8-7, 3.46)

Game two in a best of five series (Pawtucket leads 1-0)

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Pawtucket Red Sox
4-2
Offense: 663 R (3rd) .725 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.90 ERA (8th) 1.40 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Matt Barnes (3), OF Bryce Brentz (8), RHP Anthony Ranaudo (14), RHP Alex Wilson (18), C Christian Vazquez (19), 2B Brock Holt (22)