J.D. Martin wins 16th as Bulls continue remarkable run

Aug. 28, 2013 @ 10:27 PM

J.D. Martin worked into the eighth inning en route to his record-setting 16th victory, leading the Durham Bulls past the Gwinnett Braves 5-1 at Coolray Field on Wednesday night.

Martin (16-4), who was making his final regular season start in advance of next week’s Governor’s Cup semifinal playoff opener against Indianapolis, worked 7 1/3 innings, allowing just one run and no walks.

He improved to 3-0 against Gwinnett (57-82), permitting only one run over 20 1/3 innings against Braves’ hitters.

Meanwhile, Durham’s 17-hit assault against Charlotte on Tuesday night carried over into its opener on Wednesday. Tim Beckham drilled the game’s third pitch for a home run to left field, his first home run since July 20th, part of a four-hit night for Beckham.

Luke Scott, in Durham on a rehab assignment from the parent Tampa Bay Rays, then bounced an infield single down the third base line, moving to third on a looping double inside the right field line by Brandon Guyer. Leslie Anderson hit a grounder to second to score Scott, putting Durham up 2-0.

In the second, Beckham doubled home his second run of the game, slicing a 2-1 pitch from loser David Hale (6-8) into the right field corner to score Kevin Kiermaier from first base for a 3-0 lead.

Brandon Guyer, who had two extra base hits on the night, grounded a triple into the left field corner to start the fifth. Jason Bourgeois hit a grounder up the middle to bring Guyer home for a 4-0 lead.

The International League South Division champion Bulls (85-53) drilled 12 hits in the win, the first time since July 20-21 in which the Bulls managed double-figure hits in consecutive games.

Josh Lueke registered his 17th save in 18 tries, stranding a pair of Martin baserunners in the eighth. Lueke returned for the ninth, hitting a batter and allowing two singles, but left the bases loaded by striking out Matt Pagnozzi and getting Jose Constanze to fly out.

Scott was 1-4 with an intentional walk in the first game of his rehab assignment.

NOTES — American League All-Star Matt Moore will make a rehab start for the Bulls tonight against the Braves Omar Poveda (6-7, 3.53) at 6:05. Moore, 24, is 14-3 for Tampa Bay and on the disabled list with an elbow injury. ... With six games remaining in the regular season, the Bulls can set a franchise wins record by going 5-1. A 4-2 mark will earn them the most Triple-A wins in Bulls history. ...  The Bulls' pitching staff has already set team's Triple-A single-season record. The Bulls have the second-highest single-season strikeout total in International League history and are 22 shy of the all-time record.

Durham Bulls (85-53) 5, Gwinnett Braves (57-82) 1
August 28, 2013

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Durham       2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 12 0
Gwinnett       0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 0
 

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Beckham, T, SS 6 1 4 2 0 1 5 .283
Scott, DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .250
Guyer, RF 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 .304
Anderson, Le, 1B 5 0 0 1 0 1 6 .290
Bourgeois, LF 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 .293
Figueroa, C, 3B-2B 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 .287
Roberts, R, 2B 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 .209
  a-Belnome, PH-3B 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .301
Gimenez, C 3 0 0 0 2 1 3 .224
Kiermaier, CF 5 1 0 0 0 1 8 .280
  Martin, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lueke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 39 5 12 5 7 5 30 .269
 
 
 
a-Doubled for Roberts, R in the 7th.
 
BATTING
2B: Guyer (21, Hale), Beckham, T (25, Hale), Belnome (34, Flande).
3B: Guyer (6, Hale).
HR: Beckham, T (4, 1st inning off Hale, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Scott; Belnome 3; Beckham, T 8; Guyer 5; Bourgeois; Figueroa, C 2.
RBI: Beckham, T 2 (51), Anderson, Le (73), Bourgeois (60), Guyer (41).
2-out RBI: Beckham, T; Guyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Figueroa, C; Scott; Roberts, R; Anderson, Le 3; Kiermaier 2; Beckham, T 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-16.
Team LOB: 14.
 
Gwinnett AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Constanza, LF 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .274
Cunningham, T, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .265
Carrithers, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295
  Kazmar, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222
Mejia, E, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .249
Gartrell, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .266
Greene, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .243
Leonard, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .234
Gosselin, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .268
Pagnozzi, C 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 .208
  Hale, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  Russell, An, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Flande, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
  Beimel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 1 9 1 0 7 20 .251
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Pagnozzi (9, Martin, J).
TB: Pagnozzi 3; Leonard 2; Constanza 3; Gosselin 2.
RBI: Constanza (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cunningham, T 2; Mejia, E; Constanza 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Martin, J (W, 16-4) 7.1 7 1 1 0 4 0 2.77
Lueke (S, 17) 1.2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0.63
Totals 9.0 9 1 1 0 7 0 3.31
 
 
Gwinnett IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Hale (L, 6-8) 5.1 7 5 5 4 2 1 3.15
Russell, An  0.2 0 0 0 2 2 0 4.30
Flande  2.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.24
Beimel  1.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.55
Totals 9.0 12 5 5 7 5 1 4.03

IBB: Scott (by Russell, An).
HBP: Greene (by Lueke).
Pitches-strikes: Martin, J 101-68, Lueke 22-17, Hale 109-70, Russell, An 20-8, Flande 34-23, Beimel 26-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Martin, J 8-6, Lueke 0-1, Hale 10-1, Russell, An 0-0, Flande 5-0, Beimel 1-0.
Batters faced: Martin, J 29, Lueke 8, Hale 27, Russell, An 4, Flande 9, Beimel 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Lueke 2-0, Russell, An 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Gosney. 1B: Ben May. 3B: Carlos Torres.
Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 3:18.
Att: 2,972.
Venue: Coolray Field.
August 28, 2013


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