Sports: Durham Bulls

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 02:20 PM

STARTING NODS

BULLS MAHTOOK, BETEMIT TO OPEN FOR IL IN ALL-STAR GAME WEDNESDAY AT THE DBAP

The two Durham Bulls position players on the International League All-Star team will find their names in the starting lineup tonight.

For five innings, likely, their experience playing in the Triple-A All-Star Game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park will feel a lot like their other 72 home games for the Bulls.

Durham manager Charlie Montoyo, who is managing the IL team in the game tonight (7 p.m., MLB Network), has Wilson Betemit playing designated hitter while Mikie Mahtook is starting in left field.

He and Pacific Coast League manager Bob Mariano both said they plan to use the starting players for five innings before substituting to get as many players into the game as possible.

Mahtook said starting an all-star game in his home park is a neat experience. He should know because he did the same thing two years ago as a Florida State League all-star playing in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Two Durham Bulls starting pitchers, Mike Montgomery and Merrill Kelly, join Mahtook and Betemit on the IL roster. Liam Hendriks of Buffalo, who is 7-1 with a 2.19 ERA, will start on the mound for the IL team.

Updated with official pre-game notes ...


Jul. 14, 2014 @ 09:46 PM

What's in a name?

Former teammates in the New York Mets organization, Dykstra topped his friend for the home run crown before a crowd of 10,160 Monday night at the DBAP.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 10:08 PM

Belnome blasts Bulls by Buffalo

Durham slugger collects four hits and a home run as Durham wins for fifth time in last six games


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 11:20 PM

Karns, Moore carry Durham past Buffalo, 4-2

Bulls built early lead and hold on to edge Bisons


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 11:01 PM

Montgomery, Moore deliver Bulls 3-2 win

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.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 10:58 PM

Triple-A Home Run Derby participants announced

The top home run hitter in International League history and former Durham Bulls star Dan Johnson are among the six players who will take part in the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby, which will take place Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 10:56 PM

Tides wash away Bulls, 7-4

The Durham Bulls lost for the ninth time in 10 road games Tuesday night, falling 7-4 to the Norfolk Tides.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 10:10 PM

Triple-A Home Run Derby participants announced

The top home run hitter in International League history and former Durham Bulls star Dan Johnson are among the six players who will take part in the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby, which will take place Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.


Jul. 07, 2014 @ 10:44 PM

Andriese, Moore lead Durham to win

Strong seven-inning effort from Andriese helps first-place Bulls to another win


Jul. 06, 2014 @ 09:40 PM

Betemit, Moore power Bulls past Tides

Wilson Betemit has turned down a chance to appear in the Triple-A Home Run Derby at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. On Sunday, the crowd of 6,872 at the DBAP still got a chance to see his power.

Betemit crushed a 2-0 fastball from Josh Stinson into the rightfield stands in the third inning as Durham beat the Norfolk Tides 7-5.


Jul. 05, 2014 @ 11:16 PM

Cunningham, Gwinnett drop Bulls 5-2

Bulls lead in the South gets shaved back five games.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 10:32 PM

Bulls fall to error-prone Gwinnett

Braves commit four errors but still top first-place Durham


Jul. 04, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

Hellickson regaining form

Jeremy Hellickson still doesn’t resemble the pitcher who earned the 2010 International League Most Valuable Pitcher award. But his performance Thursday was good enough to get his first win with the Durham Bulls since that dominating season.

Hellickson (1-4) allowed two runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings as the Bulls defeated the Gwinnett Braves 5-3 in front of 9,549 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 10:55 PM

Bulls beat Braves 5-3

Durham right fielder Justin Christian was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.


Jun. 30, 2014 @ 10:36 PM

PawSox blow out Bulls, 10-0

Pawtucket starter Anthony Ranaudo tossed seven shutout innings against Durham for the second time in June as the PawSox earned a sixth consecutive win, a 10-0 shutout of the Durham Bulls Monday night in front of 4,688 fans at McCoy Stadium.