Braves rout Moore early, but Figueroa triples home a Bulls win

Aug. 29, 2013 @ 11:11 PM

Cole Figueroa tripled in three runs in the seventh to break a 4-4 tie leading the Durham Bulls past Gwinnett 7-6 at Coolray Field Thursday night.

After three walks from Mark Lamm (L, 3-3) loaded the bases, Figueroa dropped a triple inside the left field line against lefty Ryan Buchter to put the Bulls (86-53) ahead 7-4.

Kirby Yates (S, 19) struggled to close out the Bulls’ baseball-leading 86th win, allowing two runs, but rose to the challenge by whiffing Ernesto Mejia and Brandon Boggs with the tying and winning runs aboard.

The Bulls drew seven walks in the game from four Gwinnett (57-83) pitchers, with all seven scoring.

Matt Moore started for Durham on a major league rehab for Tampa Bay. Moore worked four innings on 74 pitches, allowing eight hits and four runs. Moore, who is 14-3 for the Rays and last pitched in the majors on July 28th, is expected to return to Tampa’s rotation on Tuesday at the Los Angeles Angels.

Shelley Duncan earned his first triple since August 18th, 2009 against Lehigh Valley, snaking a hit into the right field corner against starter Omar Poveda. Duncan drove in two runs.

Adam Liberatore (W, 5-3) notched the victory with two scoreless innings in relief of Moore.

Luke Scott was 1-4 with a walk and a run in his second MLB rehab game for Tampa Bay.

The Bulls will try to sweep the Braves in the third and final game of the series tonight. Mike Montgomery (7-7, 4.60) starts against Kameron Loe (4-4, 3.28) at 7:05.

Durham Bulls (86-53) 7, Gwinnett Braves (57-83) 6
August 29, 2013

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

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Beckham, T, SS 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 .280
Scott, DH 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .250
Bourgeois, RF-LF 2 3 0 0 3 0 1 .291
Belnome, 1B 3 2 2 1 2 1 0 .303
Duncan, LF 3 0 1 2 0 0 5 .219
  Kiermaier, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280
Figueroa, C, 3B 4 0 2 4 0 0 2 .289
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .264
Frey, CF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .214
Flores, J, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .178
  Moore, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Liberatore, 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
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 7 7 7 7 4 15 .269
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Fontenot (31, Poveda), Belnome (35, Poveda).
3B: Duncan (1, Poveda), Figueroa, C (4, Buchter).
TB: Scott; Belnome 3; Duncan 3; Fontenot 2; Figueroa, C 4.
RBI: Belnome (67), Figueroa, C 4 (62), Duncan 2 (54).
2-out RBI: Figueroa, C 4; Duncan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fontenot 2; Figueroa, C 2; Beckham, T.
SF: Duncan.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bourgeois (6, 2nd base by Cedeno/Yepez).
PO: Bourgeois (1st base by Cedeno).

FIELDING
E: Moore, M (1, throw).
DP: (Beckham, T-Fontenot-Belnome).
 
Gwinnett AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Constanza, LF 5 1 3 1 0 1 1 .279
Cunningham, T, CF 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 .266
Gosselin, 3B 4 1 2 1 1 1 4 .273
Mejia, E, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .246
Boggs, RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 .234
Yepez, C 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 .218
Leonard, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .231
Greene, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .243
Kazmar, SS 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .226
  Poveda, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118
  Lamm, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Buchter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cedeno, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 6 12 6 3 10 14 .251
 
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Boggs (18, Moore, M), Kazmar 2 (17, Moore, M, Yates), Constanza (7, Moore, M).
TB: Boggs 3; Kazmar 4; Constanza 4; Cunningham, T; Yepez; Gosselin 2; Greene.
RBI: Boggs (36), Yepez 2 (25), Constanza (17), Kazmar (28), Gosselin (13).
2-out RBI: Boggs; Yepez 2; Constanza.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Leonard; Gosselin 2; Boggs.
SAC: Cunningham, T.
GIDP: Yepez.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Cedeno (Bourgeois at 1st base).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Moore, M  4.0 8 4 4 2 2 0 9.00
Liberatore (W, 5-3) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.70
Riefenhauser (H, 2) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.83
Geltz (H, 10) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.71
Yates (S, 19) 1.0 3 2 2 1 2 0 1.93
Totals 9.0 12 6 6 3 10 0 3.33
Gwinnett IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Poveda  6.0 5 4 4 4 2 0 3.62
Lamm (L, 3-3) 0.2 0 3 3 3 0 0 3.63
Buchter  1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.85
Cedeno  1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.81
Totals 9.0 7 7 7 7 4 0 4.05
 

WP: Yates, Poveda.
Pitches-strikes: Moore, M 74-43, Liberatore 27-18, Riefenhauser 9-7, Geltz 10-8, Yates 37-21, Poveda 95-59, Lamm 24-8, Buchter 20-14, Cedeno 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Moore, M 3-4, Liberatore 1-2, Riefenhauser 1-0, Geltz 0-0, Yates 0-1, Poveda 5-7, Lamm 0-0, Buchter 1-1, Cedeno 1-0.
Batters faced: Moore, M 21, Liberatore 6, Riefenhauser 3, Geltz 4, Yates 7, Poveda 27, Lamm 5, Buchter 5, Cedeno 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Geltz 1-0, Buchter 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Ben May. 1B: Carlos Torres. 3B: Jeff Gosney.
Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:09.
Att: 5,469.
Venue: Coolray Field.
August 29, 2013


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