Sorry it's been a few days, Scott's got some time off, so here's a recap of two sets of DOTF. I'll do the same on Sunday to recap May 8-9.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (17-11)
May 7th the Bulls continued their incredible run with another victory, four to two. Mikie Mahtook took the brunt of a head on collision with Taylor Motter in the outfield yesterday, so that's not good, but Motter had a three-hit day from the top of the lineup. The start was Everett Teaford, who was shifted into the start when Matt Andriese was pulled by the Rays. It appears several players have the flu right now, and he might be needed soon.
And it wouldn't be a win streak without a victory the day before on May 6th. Motter and Mahtook doubled in that game, scoring the only run in a 1-0 win, with Nick Franklin rehabbing and walking twice. Dylan Floro went six innings with 4 K's, Balfour followed with two K's in one inning of work.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (14-13)
Snell is still snelling his way at a snell's pace, my goodness. He hasn't allowed a run in 33 innings pitched, how far can he take this? His most recent performance: 6.0 IP, 8 K, 2 BB, 3 H capped at 86 pitches. Not bad for a recent promotion.
Montgomery won both this game 8-7, and the day before won 7-0 with a home run from org soldier Cameron Seitzer. Daniel Robertson had a three-ribbie day, while he and three others doubled: Leonard, Field, and Seitzer. Jamie Schultz was the man on the mound, allowing five base runners in 6.2 IP with 5 K's, a nice showing. Matt Lollis and Colton Reavis finished it off.
Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (18-10)
Down in the PC, Adames walked twice, Bauers knocked in two, and the line up did what it needed to for a 3-2 win. Ryne Stanek went six innings, but only K'd three. Jeff Ames held it down for two innings from there, and Brad Schreiber closed it out by striking out the side.
The unheralded Buddy Borden got the start in the victory the day before, going five innings with four K's. In a 3-2 win, Bauers doubled, Adames got on base three times, and also notably, Juniel Querecuto and Maxx Tissenbaum were on base twice.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (17-11)
Bowling Green fell 3-2 yesterday, and while Hunter Wood did strike out four in three innings for the 4th-6th, he got the blame as well. Nick Ciuffo had a two hit day.
They won the previous game, however, 6 to 2 with offense from the back of the lineup. SS Coty Blanchard had a three hit day, while Grant Kay, Mac James, and Bralin Jackson each homered. Collectively they were 6-7-8-9 in the lineup. Starter Hyrum Formo wen six innings with six K's.