Jesus Sanchez continues to heat up for Montgomery with two hits including a double. Ryan Yarbrough put together a solid start after reporting to Durham. Josh Lowe was hitless in the morning game before being able to make it to Kansas City to catch the end of his brother Nate Lowe’s MLB debut. Montgomery is off tomorrow.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (13-10)
The Durham Bulls outlasted the Norfolk Tides 10-6 in a slugfest. Yarbrough picked up his first start in Durham and put up a solid 5.0+ innings allowing two runs while striking out seven. Austin Pruitt couldn’t last the inning after coming in with one runner on in the sixth. Pruitt allowed the second run on Yarbrough ledger and three of his own while only completing two outs. Fortunately Mike Franco struck out Chance Sisco to end the sixth with the bases loaded and the Bulls only down 5-1. The Bulls mounted a rally in the bottom of the frame scoring seven to take a 8-5 lead. Three walks got the offense started with the big hit coming in the form of a three run homer off the bat of Jason Coats. The Bulls tacked on two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth. Ryan Mountcastle homered for the Tides in the ninth, but failed to mount any additional threats.
SS Jake Cronenworth: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, BB, CS (2)
1B Michael Brosseau: 0-for-3, R, 2 BB
3B Kean Wong: 0-for-1, R, 2 BB, HBP
2B Nick Solak: 1-for-3, 2B (4), R, RBI, K
C Nick Ciuffo: 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI, K
LHP Ryan Yarbrough: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 7 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Austin Pruitt: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
RHP Mike Franco (W, 3-0): 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
LHP Hoby Milner: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (15-9)
The Montgomery Biscuits defeated the Birmingham Barons 3-2 in an early morning encounter. Brett Sullivan came through with the lone RBI on a single in the second inning to put the Biscuits up 1-0. In the third the Biscuits took advantage of a two run error when the pitcher missed a flip from the first baseman with Sullivan at bat. The Barons scored their first run in the fourth on a wild pitch by Arturo Reyes. In the seventh Reyes allowed a solo homer to cut the Biscuits lead to one. Reyes went seven innings allowing just the two runs while striking out two and walking one. Curtis Taylor closed things out with a clean two innings that included four strikeouts. Jermaine Palacios was credited with 12 putouts. One shy of the Southern League record.
CF Josh Lowe: 0-for-4
1B Dalton Kelly: 1-for-3, BB, SB (6)
RF Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-4, 2B (3), R, K
SS Tristan Gray: 0-for-3, K, BB
DH Brett Sullivan: 1-for-4, RBI, K, SB (2)
RHP Arturo Reyes (W, 4-1): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 HRA
RHP Curtis Taylor (S, 1): 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB
Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (11-13)
The Charlotte Stone Crabs had a scheduled day off.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (14-10)
The Bowling Green Hot Rods had a scheduled day off.