Montgomery, Moore deliver Bulls 3-2 win

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 11:01 PM

Jeremy Moore cracked a tie-breaking home run for the third time in four games, leading Mike Montgomery to his ninth win as the Durham Bulls defeated Buffalo 3-2 on Thursday night.

With the game tied 1-1 in the sixth and a lefty warming in the Bisons pen, Jeremy Moore drove the first pitch from starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez (L, 0-2) over the right-centerfield wall for his fourth home run in 13 games with Durham (51-44). Moore also hit tie-breaking homers in consecutive games against Norfolk on Sunday and Monday.

Leading 3-1 in the ninth, Josh Lueke (S, 5) permitted a pair of pinch-hit singles to start the inning, but after a sacrifice fly made it 3-2, Lueke fanned the final two hitters of the game for his fifth save.

Montgomery (W, 9-1) pitched well through traffic, surrendering just one run over 5 1/3 innings despite allowing eight Buffalo (48-46) baserunners.

Justin Christian went 3-4 with a double and scoring two runs to help lead the Bulls to a seven game lead in the South. Second place Gwinnett was rained out on Thursday night.

The four-game series continues on Friday night with Nathan Karns (5-5, 5.99) opposing Buffalo right-hander Deck McGuire (3-4, 5.51) at 7:05 p.m.

 

Durham Bulls (51-44) 3, Buffalo Bisons (48-46) 2
July 10, 2014

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

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Price, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .242
Christian, LF 4 2 3 0 0 0 2 .274
Fontenot, DH 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .277
Mahtook, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .309
Moore, RF 4 1 1 2 0 2 1 .375
Nix, J, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .242
Belnome, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .226
Solis, C 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 .205
Lee, H, SS 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 .208
  Montgomery, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Riefenhauser, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Geltz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Beliveau, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lueke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 3 7 3 3 13 12 .255
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Christian (24, Sanchez, A).
HR: Moore (4, 6th inning off Sanchez, A, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Solis 2; Christian 4; Moore 4; Fontenot.
RBI: Fontenot (29), Moore 2 (16).
2-out RBI: Moore 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Price; Christian.
SAC: Fontenot.
GIDP: Belnome.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Price (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Christian (Pillar at 2nd base).
 
Buffalo AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Pillar, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .310
Gose, CF 5 1 3 0 0 2 3 .226
Jimenez, A, DH 3 0 0 1 1 2 2 .275
Glenn, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .360
Johnson, D, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .248
Goedert, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .257
Goins, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .286
Nickeas, C 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .236
  a-Schimpf, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .176
Diaz, J, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .149
  b-Aldridge, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .364
  Sanchez, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Zagurski, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Drabek, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rasmussen, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 2 8 2 5 10 14 .258
 
a-Singled for Nickeas in the 9th. b-Singled for Diaz, J in the 9th.
 
BATTING
2B: Gose (4, Montgomery, M), Glenn (9, Montgomery, M).
TB: Pillar; Aldridge; Nickeas; Glenn 2; Gose 4; Schimpf.
RBI: Jimenez, A (15), Pillar (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Diaz, J; Johnson, D; Gose; Goins 2.
SF: Jimenez, A; Pillar.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gose (11, 3rd base off Montgomery, M/Solis).
CS: Gose (5, 2nd base by Montgomery, M/Solis).

FIELDING
E: Gose (1, throw).
DP: (Goins-Diaz, J-Johnson, D).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Montgomery, M (W, 9-1) 5.1 5 1 1 3 2 0 3.21
Riefenhauser (H, 8) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.85
Geltz (H, 6) 1.1 0 0 0 2 4 0 2.86
Beliveau (H, 3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.06
Lueke (S, 5) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2.40
Totals 9.0 8 2 2 5 10 0 3.71
Buffalo IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Sanchez, A (L, 0-2) 6.0 5 3 2 2 6 1 4.18
Zagurski  1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.95
Drabek  1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.09
Rasmussen  1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.79
Totals 9.0 7 3 2 3 13 1 3.68
 

WP: Beliveau.
Pitches-strikes: Montgomery, M 92-54, Riefenhauser 16-9, Geltz 34-21, Beliveau 5-3, Lueke 17-13, Sanchez, A 83-55, Zagurski 26-14, Drabek 23-14, Rasmussen 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Montgomery, M 9-3, Riefenhauser 1-1, Geltz 0-0, Beliveau 0-0, Lueke 0-0, Sanchez, A 10-0, Zagurski 0-0, Drabek 0-1, Rasmussen 0-0.
Batters faced: Montgomery, M 22, Riefenhauser 5, Geltz 6, Beliveau 1, Lueke 5, Sanchez, A 24, Zagurski 5, Drabek 4, Rasmussen 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Geltz 2-0, Beliveau 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Whitson. 1B: Ian Fazio. 3B: Brian De Brauwere.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Varies.
T: 3:10.
Att: 8,378.
Venue: Coca-Cola Field.
July 10, 2014


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