Friday, July 06, 2007

Down On The Farm: Reid Brignac Homers To Rally Biscuits
Buffalo 3, Durham 0. Jae Kuk Ryu gave up 2 runs in 5 innings on 7 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 2. Juan Salas struck out 2 in 1 inning of work but gave a run on 2 hits. Seth McClung was typical AAA Seth McClung. He struck out 3 in 2 scoreless inning but walked 2. The Bulls managed only 5 hits with no hitter getting more than 1.

Montgomery 7, Mobile 5. Chris Mason struck out 4 in 5 innings and gave up only 1 run on 4 hits and a walk. The Biscuits trailed 3-0 after 7 innings. They tied the game with 3 in the 8th on a Patrick Breen solo home run, an RBI single by Reid Brignac and a passed ball. After falling behind 5-3 in the bottom of the 8th, the Biscuits responded with 4 in the top of the 9th. Matt Spring hit a two-run home run, his 3rd, and Brignac capped the scoring with a 2-run shot of his own, his 9th of the year. Dale Thayer got the final 5 outs of the game to move his record to 7-0 to go along with his 15 saves.

Columbus 8, Charleston 7. Ryan Morse allowed 4 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings. Jairo De La Rosa hit a 3-run home run for Columbus to start their scoring in the 5th. Quinn Stewart hit his 11th home run, a solo shot in the 6th. Cesar Suarez had a 2-run double in the 7th, followed by a 2-run single by Seth Dhaenens. Nevin Ashley stole his 14th base and Desmond Jennings was 2-5 and stole his 37th base.

Princeton 2, Johnson City 1

Beyond the decreased power numbers, his performance only looks bad because of an ugly batting average. I doubt that will last. Brignac's .262 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) is unusually low given his well above-average rate of hitting line drives. If he continues to make good contact, he will probably finish the season with a batting average closer to .280 than .240, and his on-base and slugging percentages will consequently start to look like those of a top prospect once again.
  • Before last night's rally, the Montgomery Biscuits were 0-135 as a franchise in road games in which they trailed after 8 innings.
  • Both games of the double-header for Vero Beach were rained out. They will play a double-header today.
  • The Hudson Valley Renegades game versus Aberdeen was postponed due to rain.

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