Bulls ride Montgomery's arm, 3 triples to win at Gwinnett

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 11:21 PM

Mike Montgomery and three relievers combined on a five-hitter and leftfielder Justin Christian drove in a pair of runs as the Durham Bulls opened their first road trip of the season with a 5-1 win over the Gwinnett Braves here Friday night.

The Bulls broke on top in the second inning at Coolray Field on a walk to Jerry Sands and Mikie Mahtook’s RBI triple.

But Gwinnett tied it in its half, parlaying back-to-back leadoff  sincles by Tommy La Stella and Philip Gosselin into a run when Christian Bethancourt grounded out to third, driving in Gosselin.

The Bulls scored what proved to be the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth. Catcher Roman Al Solis led off with a triple and eventually scored on Ray Olmedo’s ground ball single to left.

Durham tacked on three insurance runs in the top of the eighth inning.

Robby Price singled leading off, Cole Figueroa walked with one down and Christian tripled in both runners. Christian came home on a sacrifice fly by Wilson Betemit.

With Montgomery (W, 2-0) allowing only three hits while striking out five in five innings and relievers Jeff Beliveau (2 innings, 4 strikeouts), C.J. Riefenhouser (8th) and Kirby Yates (9th) pitching four innings of shutout ball, the Southern Division International League leading Bulls were never seriously threatened.

NOTES — Beliveau was optioned back to the Bulls from the parent Tampa Bay Rays. His roster spot in Tampa Bay was filled by Bulls’ call-up centerfielder Kevin Keirmaier. ... Former Atlanta Braves star — and former Durham Bull — Chipper Jones was honored at the game, Gwinnett’s regular-season home opener.

Durham Bulls (6-3) 5, Gwinnett Braves (4-4) 1
April 11, 2014

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

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Olmedo, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .296
Figueroa, C, SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .375
Christian, LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .294
Betemit, 1B 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .280
Sands, RF 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 .313
Mahtook, CF 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 .250
Solis, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .190
Acosta, M, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .000
Price, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .417
  Montgomery, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Beliveau, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Riefenhauser, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 5 7 5 4 5 9 .261
 
 
 
BATTING
3B: Mahtook (1, Rodriguez), Solis (1, Rodriguez), Christian (2, Buchter).
TB: Solis 3; Olmedo; Price; Christian 4; Mahtook 4.
RBI: Mahtook (3), Olmedo (2), Christian 2 (8), Betemit (7).
2-out RBI: Olmedo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Price.
SAC: Olmedo.
SF: Betemit.
GIDP: Sands.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Mahtook (1, 2nd base by Rodriguez/Bethancourt).
PO: Mahtook (1st base by Rodriguez).

FIELDING
PB: Solis (3).
 
Gwinnett AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Constanza, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .200
Cunningham, T, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .182
Terdoslavich, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .259
Mejia, E, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .233
La Stella, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .294
Gosselin, 3B 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .542
Salcedo, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .207
Bethancourt, C 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 .200
Greene, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .136
  Rodriguez, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Beato, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Buchter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Vasquez, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 1 5 1 1 10 14 .242
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Gosselin (4, Yates).
TB: Cunningham, T; Gosselin 4; La Stella.
RBI: Bethancourt (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Constanza; Salcedo.
SAC: Cunningham, T.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Greene-La Stella-Mejia, E).
Pickoffs: Rodriguez (Mahtook at 1st base).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Montgomery, M (W, 2-0) 5.0 3 1 1 1 5 0 0.90
Beliveau (H, 1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
Riefenhauser  1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.93
Yates  1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 5 1 1 1 10 0 3.44
Gwinnett IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Rodriguez (L, 1-1) 5.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 2.70
Beato  2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Buchter  0.2 2 3 3 2 0 0 9.64
Vasquez  1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10.38
Totals 9.0 7 5 5 4 5 0 5.22

WP: Rodriguez.
Pitches-strikes: Montgomery, M 84-52, Beliveau 30-21, Riefenhauser 11-8, Yates 14-11, Rodriguez 83-50, Beato 17-13, Buchter 24-13, Vasquez 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Montgomery, M 6-4, Beliveau 2-0, Riefenhauser 2-0, Yates 1-1, Rodriguez 7-1, Beato 2-3, Buchter 1-1, Vasquez 3-0.
Batters faced: Montgomery, M 20, Beliveau 7, Riefenhauser 3, Yates 4, Rodriguez 20, Beato 6, Buchter 6, Vasquez 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Vasquez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Campos. 1B: Derek Mollica. 3B: Jon Byrne.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:55.
Att: 7,968.
Venue: Coolray Field.
April 11, 2014


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