Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A Look At The Future...Yesterday On The Farm
Rochester 10, Durham 6. It must have been a strange site last night in Durham when the fans arrived at the park. Before the game, B. J. Upton, who has spent most of the past three seasons wearing a Bulls uniform, was not at the ballpark, having been promoted to the Devil Rays (more on that later today). In addition, Ben Zobrist, who had replaced Upton as the Bulls shortstop was also called up to the Tampa Bay roster. Darnell McDonald, who replaced Upton at the top of the lineup went 2-5 with a double and 2 runs scored. He also stole his 23rd base and is now hitting .311. Kevin Witt hit another home run, his 31st, as he went 3-5 with 3 RBI.

Birmingham 4, Montgomery 1. Speaking of promotions, Jim Magrane, who has been outstanding for the Biscuits was promoted to AAA Durham to replace J. P. Howell, who was promoted to Tampa. Our heads are starting to spin.

Visalia 4, San Jose 2. Evan Longoria had his second straight 0-5 night, as his average falls to .327. Reid Brignac went 2-4 with his 12 stolen base and is now hitting .322.

Fort Wayne 11, SW Michigan 4. Rough night for Wade Davis who gave up 6 runs (4 earned) in 4 innings. He allowed 9 hits and 2 walks and only struck out 2.

Staten Island 11, Hudson Valley 7
. Josh Hamilton missed his second straight game after being pulled for a pinch hitter on the 29th. No word yet on why he has been missing from the lineup.

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