Bulls split twinbill

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 03:35 AM

The first-place Durham Bulls split a home-and-home doubleheader with the Buffalo Bisons at the DBAP Thursday night to open a five-game set, falling in the opener 5-1 before rebounding with a 1-0 win in game two.

The bizarre twinbill resulted from a rainout on July 13, during Durham's only trip to Buffalo which was made up in game two of the doubleheader.

The Bisons took the opener, which was a Bulls home game, 5-1. The Bulls managed just four hits against four Buffalo pitchers, getting their lone run on a Jeremy Moore sacrifice fly in the fourth inning.

By then, Buffalo had already built a two-run lead when two Merrill Kelly walks came around to score in the top of the fourth. The Bisons added to the margin in the fifth on Andy LaRoche's two-run double, and Kevin Pillar's RBI double in the sixth completed the scoring. Kyle Drabek (7-7) got the win in relief, allowing one run on two hits 2 1/3 innings. Kelly (6-4) took the loss, allowing two runs on four hits over four frames.

The Bulls earned a split with a 1-0 win in game two, as the squads combined to register just five hits. Southpaw Enny Romero (5-11) throttled the Bisons (62-56), allowing just one infield hit over six frames.

Durham (62-56) got all the offense it needed from the newest member of the team, as Nick Franklin, acquired in the deadline deal that sent David Price to Detroit, hit a solo homer to right field to break a scoreless deadlock in the top of the sixth. Josh Lueke picked up his eighth save, facing the minimum three batters in the seventh, while Kendall Graveman (0-2) suffered the tough-luck loss, allowing a run on three hits in six innings.

The teams continue the set Friday at 7:05 p.m. as RHP Matt Andriese (11-6, 3.55) starts for the Bulls against LHP Sean Nolin (3-4, 3.02) for the Bisons

 

Buffalo Bisons (62-55) 5, Durham Bulls (61-56) 1
August 7, 2014

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Buffalo       0 0 0 2 2 1 0 5 11 0
Durham       0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0
 

 


Buffalo AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Chambers, LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .286
  1-Mastroianni, PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Schimpf, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .189
Pillar, CF-LF 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 .324
Wallace, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .272
Gillespie, RF 3 2 2 0 1 1 2 .667
Glenn, DH 3 0 0 0 1 3 3 .306
LaRoche, 3B 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 .244
Nickeas, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .226
Diaz, J, SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 3 .213
  Mills, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Drabek, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Delabar, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Santos, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 5 11 5 6 8 22 .259
 
1-Ran for Chambers in the 6th.
 
BATTING
2B: Gillespie (1, Gomes, B), LaRoche (12, Gomes, B), Pillar (34, Thompson).
TB: Diaz, J; Pillar 3; Wallace; Chambers 2; Nickeas; LaRoche 2; Gillespie 3; Schimpf.
RBI: Diaz, J (21), Chambers (14), LaRoche 2 (24), Pillar (48).
2-out RBI: LaRoche 2; Pillar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gillespie; Wallace 2; Schimpf 2; Nickeas.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mastroianni (18, 2nd base off Thompson/Solis).
CS: Pillar (5, 2nd base by Gomes, B/Solis).
PO: Pillar (1st base by Gomes, B).
 
Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Christian, CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .279
Franklin, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 .158
Mahtook, RF 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .298
Moore, DH 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 .328
Belnome, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Solis, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .229
Price, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .221
Olmedo, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .222
Lee, H, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .204
  Kelly, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gomes, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Thompson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Mathis, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 24 1 4 1 0 11 7 .256
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Christian (32, Delabar).
TB: Olmedo; Christian 2; Franklin; Mahtook.
RBI: Moore (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Solis; Moore.
SF: Moore.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Mahtook (Gillespie at home).
DP: (Mahtook-Solis).
Pickoffs: Gomes, B (Pillar at 1st base).
 

Buffalo IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Mills  2.2 1 0 0 0 5 0 3.14
Drabek (W, 7-7) 2.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.04
Delabar  1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.43
Santos, S  1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Totals 7.0 4 1 1 0 11 0 3.58
Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Kelly, M (L, 6-4) 4.0 4 2 2 3 5 0 3.25
Gomes, B  1.1 5 3 3 1 2 0 4.60
Thompson  0.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.63
Mathis  1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.68
Totals 7.0 11 5 5 6 8 0 3.70

Thompson pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Drabek 2, Delabar, Thompson.
HBP: Pillar (by Kelly, M).
Pitches-strikes: Mills 39-27, Drabek 32-22, Delabar 12-10, Santos, S 12-9, Kelly, M 87-51, Gomes, B 44-26, Thompson 29-17, Mathis 17-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mills 2-1, Drabek 4-0, Delabar 0-0, Santos, S 0-1, Kelly, M 6-1, Gomes, B 0-0, Thompson 0-0, Mathis 0-1.
Batters faced: Mills 9, Drabek 9, Delabar 4, Santos, S 3, Kelly, M 20, Gomes, B 8, Thompson 5, Mathis 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Drabek 1-0, Thompson 1-1, Mathis 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Nick Bailey. 1B: Seth Buckminster. 3B: Travis Carlson.
Weather: 84 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:51.
Venue: Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
August 7, 2014


Compiled by MLB Advanced Media

Durham Bulls (62-56) 1, Buffalo Bisons (62-56) 0
August 7, 2014

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Durham       0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0
Buffalo       0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
 

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Christian, CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .278
Franklin, SS 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .182
Mahtook, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .296
Moore, LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .323
Betemit, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234
Belnome, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .248
Fontenot, 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .264
Olmedo, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .223
Acosta, M, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .135
  Romero, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lueke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 24 1 4 1 2 6 7 .255
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Fontenot (18, Graveman).
HR: Franklin (1, 6th inning off Graveman, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Fontenot 3; Olmedo; Franklin 4.
RBI: Franklin (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moore; Olmedo.
GIDP: Betemit.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Fontenot-Franklin-Betemit, Franklin-Betemit).
 
Buffalo AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Mastroianni, CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .275
Mesa, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250
Pillar, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .324
Gillespie, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .333
Wallace, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .270
Goedert, 3B 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .252
Nolan, K, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .258
Ochinko, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353
Diaz, J, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210
  Graveman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Zagurski, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 21 0 2 0 2 7 5 .258
 
 
 
BATTING
TB: Pillar; Mastroianni.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mesa.
GIDP: Nolan, K, Wallace.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mastroianni (19, 2nd base off Romero/Acosta, M).

FIELDING
DP: (Diaz, J-Nolan, K-Wallace).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Romero (W, 5-11) 6.0 1 0 0 2 6 0 5.01
Lueke (S, 8) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.28
Totals 7.0 2 0 0 2 7 0 3.67
Buffalo IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Graveman (L, 0-2) 6.0 3 1 1 2 4 1 2.25
Zagurski  1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.47
Totals 7.0 4 1 1 2 6 1 3.56

Pitches-strikes: Romero 89-59, Lueke 19-12, Graveman 84-54, Zagurski 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Romero 6-2, Lueke 1-0, Graveman 8-4, Zagurski 0-0.
Batters faced: Romero 20, Lueke 3, Graveman 22, Zagurski 4.
Umpires: HP: Seth Buckminster. 1B: Travis Carlson. 3B: Jonathan Bailey.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 1:54.
Venue: Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
August 7, 2014


Compiled by MLB Advanced Media