Tides drop Bulls 4 games back as Torres has rough start

May. 22, 2013 @ 11:32 PM

Alex Torres pitched 4.1 scoreless innings during his recent call-up with the Tamps Bay Rays. He couldn’t maintain that success Wednesday night in his first appearance back with the Durham Bulls.

Torres gave up a three-run double in the first inning as the Norfolk Tides defeated the Bulls 4-3 at Harbor Park to earn a split of the four-game home-and-home series.

Flaherty punched a two-out single to left field against Will Inman (0-1) to score Xavier Avery with the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. Avery had walked and stolen second base.

Durham (27-19) scored first against Josh Stinson (3-1) when Vince Belnome doubled home Jason Bourgeois from second base.

But in the last of the first, Brandon Wood — who homered Tuesday night — drilled a three-run double to give the Tides a 3-1 lead against Torres, who would need 34 pitches to get through the inning.

The Bulls scored a run in the second and in the fifth to tie the game. Brandon Guyer tripled to leadoff the second, then scored on a grounder by Mike Fontenot. In the fifth, Belnome looped a single to left field to bring home Tim Beckham with two outs.

Norfolk (31-15) pushed across the eventual winning run against Inman in the fifth and held on the rest of the way.

The Bulls filled the bases with none out in the eighth, but couldn’t inflict any damage. Belnome struck out against Mike Belfiore, then Manny Delcarmen entered to strike out Shelley Duncan and induce a grounder from Leslie Anderson.

The Bulls, who were pushed four games behind the International League South Division-leading Tides, continue their road trip at PNC Park in Scranton, Pa. tonight at 6:35 p.m.

Mike Montgomery will make his return to the Bulls to start the series opener. Montgomery has only appeared once this season, facing Norfolk on April 7th before heading onto the disabled list.

Norfolk Tides (31-15) 4, Durham Bulls (27-19) 3
May 22, 2013

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

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Thompson, LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .228
Bourgeois, CF 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .317
Belnome, 3B 3 0 2 2 1 1 3 .331
Duncan, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 7 .220
Anderson, Le, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .304
Guyer, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .242
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 .275
Beckham, T, SS 4 1 1 0 0 3 1 .270
Apodaca, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .159
  Torres, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Inman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Beliveau, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wade, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 3 9 3 2 10 19 .273
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Belnome (14, Stinson).
3B: Guyer (3, Stinson).
TB: Thompson; Belnome 3; Apodaca; Beckham, T; Guyer 3; Bourgeois 2; Anderson, Le.
RBI: Belnome 2 (24), Fontenot (16).
2-out RBI: Belnome.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson, Le 3; Duncan; Beckham, T.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourgeois (11, 2nd base off Stinson/Exposito).

FIELDING
E: Beckham, T (11, throw), Fontenot (5, interference).
 
Norfolk AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Avery, CF 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 .143
Robinson, T, LF 2 1 0 0 2 2 2 .256
Flaherty, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .375
Canzler, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .277
  1-Britton, B, PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Ishikawa, 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 .313
Wood, SS 3 0 1 3 1 0 0 .341
Hoes, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .307
Exposito, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .227
Wheeler, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250
  Stinson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Belfiore, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Delcarmen, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Asencio, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 4 4 4 7 8 18 .276
 
1-Ran for Canzler in the 7th.
 
BATTING
2B: Wood (5, Torres, A).
TB: Avery; Wood 2; Flaherty 2.
RBI: Wood 3 (11), Flaherty (1).
2-out RBI: Wood 3; Flaherty.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hoes; Ishikawa 2; Wheeler.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Avery (1, 2nd base off Inman/Apodaca).

FIELDING
PB: Exposito (4).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Torres, A  4.0 2 3 3 3 4 0 2.81
Inman (L, 0-1) 1.0 1 1 1 3 1 0 6.00
Beliveau  2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.65
Wade  1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
Totals 8.0 4 4 4 7 8 0 3.77
Norfolk IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Stinson (W, 3-1) 6.0 6 3 3 2 6 0 3.80
Belfiore (H, 1) 0.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 5.49
Delcarmen (H, 9) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.08
Asencio, J (S, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.89
Totals 9.0 9 3 3 2 10 0 3.87

Inman pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

IBB: Canzler (by Beliveau).
Pitches-strikes: Torres, A 70-36, Inman 34-16, Beliveau 37-23, Wade 9-7, Stinson 94-56, Belfiore 14-10, Delcarmen 18-14, Asencio, J 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Torres, A 6-2, Inman 2-0, Beliveau 0-3, Wade 1-1, Stinson 7-4, Belfiore 0-0, Delcarmen 1-1, Asencio, J 2-0.
Batters faced: Torres, A 17, Inman 7, Beliveau 8, Wade 3, Stinson 26, Belfiore 4, Delcarmen 5, Asencio, J 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Beliveau 2-0, Delcarmen 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Whitson. 1B: Jon Saphire. 3B: A.J. Johnson.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, R to L.
T: 2:56.
Att: 3,843.


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