Bulls shut out Braves again as Montoyo ties franchise wins mark

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

The Durham Bulls shut out the Gwinnett Braves for the second straight night Friday, the 1-0 win tying manager Charlie Montoyo with former Bulls skipper Bill Evers for the all-time franchise mark of 613.

The oddsmakers would have gladly taken your money if you’d cared to wager Friday’s Durham Bulls set-to at Gwinnett would end up a 1-0 shutout.

Bulls starter Nathan Karns (7-5) came into the game at Coolray Field with a 5.63 ERA, Braves starter Kanekoa Texeira (1-2) a slightly better 5.06.

But both starters were brilliant. Texeira struck out four, walked three and parsed out three hits and one unearned run before being relieved in the top of the seventh inning.

Joey Terdoslavich’s one-out single in the bottom of the seventh and a two-out walk to Mark Hamilton ended Karns’ night after 6-2/3 innings when he was replaced by Steve Geltz who got shortstop Elmer Reyes to fly out to end the two-on, two-out threat.

During his shutout stay on the mound, Karns struck out five, walked two and allowed three hits.

The Bulls snapped the scoreless Karns-Texeira duel in the fourth courtesy of an error by Gwinnett rightfielder Edward Salcedo.

Vince Belnome led off the inning with a walk and with one out, Jeremy Moore singled to right. Belnome came around to score on Salcedo’s error and Moore advanced to second on the error.

Geltz got out of a jam of his own making in the bottom of the eighth, walking Todd Cunningham with two outs. Cunningham stole second but Geltz got Philip Gosselin to ground out and end the threat.

Josh Lueke relieved Geltz to start the bottom of the ninth. He walked Terdoslavich to put the potential tying run on base with one out, bringing on Ozzie Martinez to pinch run.

That was all Lueke would allow as he picked up his sixth save and closed out the shutout.

 

NOTES — Bulls catcher Curt Casali was called up to the parent Tampa Rays on Friday and was replaced by catcher Mayo Acosto, who had been playing in the Short-Season Hudson Valley ... Jeremy Moore has hit safely in 16 of his first 17 games as a Bull and and extended his hitting streak to 10 games with his fourth-inning single. ... Durham second baseman Jay Nix (2 for 3), who had the game’s only extra-base hit, a double in the seventh, was the only player on either team with a multi-hit night. ... The International League South-leading Bulls now lead second-place Gwinnett by 11-1/2 games. ... The strong work by the Bulls relievers shouldn’t have come as a surprise. The bullpen had posted a 1.58 ERA over the Bulls’ previous 19 games (62-2/3 IP, 11 ER). In July, prior to Friday’s game, the unit had allowed just three earned runs in 34-2/3 — a 0.78 ERA.

Durham Bulls (55-44) 1, Gwinnett Braves (44-56) 0
July 18, 2014

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Durham       0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Gwinnett       0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
 

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Olmedo, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .216
Christian, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .277
Belnome, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 .234
Mahtook, CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .303
Moore, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .379
Betemit, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .231
Nix, J, 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 .244
Lee, H, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .203
Solis, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .209
  Karns, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Geltz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lueke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 1 4 0 3 11 14 .255
 
 
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Nix, J (13, Fisher, C).
TB: Moore; Olmedo; Nix, J 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee, H; Nix, J; Moore; Solis.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.
 
Gwinnett AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Cunningham, T, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .272
Gosselin, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .342
Gattis, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Yepez, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .208
Terdoslavich, 1B 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 .257
  1-Martinez, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Boggs, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .241
Hamilton, M, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .241
Reyes, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Salcedo, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .199
Leonard, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .197
  Texeira, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Fisher, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Severino, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Doyle, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 0 3 0 4 6 9 .264
 
1-Ran for Terdoslavich in the 9th.
 
BATTING
TB: Salcedo; Cunningham, T; Terdoslavich.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Boggs; Reyes; Gosselin.
SAC: Gosselin.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cunningham, T (13, 2nd base off Geltz/Solis).
CS: Salcedo (5, 2nd base by Karns/Solis).

FIELDING
E: Salcedo (21, fielding).
DP: (Terdoslavich-Reyes).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Karns (W, 7-5) 6.2 3 0 0 2 5 0 5.26
Geltz (H, 7) 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.70
Lueke (S, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.25
Totals 9.0 3 0 0 4 6 0 3.60
 
Gwinnett IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Texeira (L, 1-2) 6.0 3 1 0 3 4 0 3.95
Fisher, C  1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.60
Severino  1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.58
Doyle  1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.86
Totals 9.0 4 1 0 3 11 0 4.25

Pitches-strikes: Karns 96-63, Geltz 26-13, Lueke 15-10, Texeira 97-60, Fisher, C 23-15, Severino 12-9, Doyle 13-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Karns 7-5, Geltz 1-2, Lueke 1-1, Texeira 6-5, Fisher, C 1-0, Severino 0-0, Doyle 0-0.
Batters faced: Karns 24, Geltz 5, Lueke 4, Texeira 23, Fisher, C 4, Severino 3, Doyle 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Geltz 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Travis Carlson. 1B: Jonathan Bailey. 3B: Seth Buckminster.
Weather: 75 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 12 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:49.
Att: 5,170.
Venue: Coolray Field.
July 18, 2014


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