The Durham Bulls played 29 straight games without an off day earlier this season and it was seen as normal. But even in the context of Triple-A baseball, the team’s recent stretch of four doubleheaders in seven days stands out as one of the most exhausting in the team’s history.
The visiting Durham Bulls thrashed Rochester 9-0 Thursday ... Bulls begin 10-game homestand tonight Aug. 15, at 7:05, host Charlotte Knights through Sunday ... Updated with Governors' Cup playoff preview ... Updated with Friday Durham Bulls' game notes ...
Mike Fontenot's two-out double in the top of the 11th inning plated Vince Belnome with what would prove to be the winning run Wednesday night as the visiting Durham Bulls beat Rochester 8-7 in the first game of a doubleheader. ... The Bulls fell 4-2 in the nightcap.
Tuesday night's Durham Bulls at Rochester Red Wings baseball game was suspended because of rain in the top of the third inning tied at 1-1. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday ... Details on Monday night no-hitter, doubleheader sweep by Rochester ... Updated with Wednesday's doubleheader game notes ...
GAME 2 OF BISONS-BULLS DOUBLEHEADER
GAME 1 OF BISONS-BULLS DOUBLEHEADER
The Bisons' four-run first inning proved to be enough against a struggling Durham offense as the Bulls fell 4-3 Friday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. ... Updated with Wil Myers media guide information ... Updated with Saturday night Bisons-Bulls game notes.
Rehabbing 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers didn’t have any setbacks Thursday or Friday and is on schedule to start playing for the Bulls Saturday against Buffalo at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Solo home run is lone tally as Durham beats Buffalo 1-0 to split doubleheader
The first-place Durham Bulls split a home-and-home doubleheader with the Buffalo Bisons at the DBAP Thursday night to open a five-game set, falling in the opener 5-1 before rebounding with a 1-0 win in game two.
2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers in town on rehab assignment
Wil Myers is quick to credit Durham Bulls hitting coach Dave Myers for helping him find the batting stroke that led to him being last year’s American League Rookie of the Year.
On Thursday, with Wil Myers back at Durham Bulls Athletic Park for an injury rehabilitation stint with the Bulls, Dave Myers was glad to say his pupil is well on his way to helping the Tampa Bay Rays again.
“I was pleasantly surprised working with him in the cage,” said Dave Myers, who is not related to Wil Myers. “He seems to be pretty strong. He doesn’t seem to be doing anything different as far as bat speed. I was pretty impressed that he would come here that close to being ready to go.”
Wil Myers returned to Durham on Thursday as he recovers from a broken wrist he suffered on May 31. He’s been on Tampa Bay’s disabled list ever since, including the first six weeks when his wrist was immobilized in a cast.
The plan is for Wil Myers to go through batting and fielding work with the Bulls on Thursday and Friday at the DBAP. The first day he could be activated would be for Saturday’s 7:05 p.m. game with Buffalo.
Reigning American League rookie of the year continuing rehab from broken wrist in Durham. ... Updated with Thursday night Durham Bulls doubleheader game notes.
The Durham Bulls salvaged a series split with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, earning an 8-5 win in the finale of the four-game set Tuesday at Coca-Cola Park.
Not enough offense for the Bulls against the IronPigs.