Alex Colome’s remarkable start came to a crashing halt Saturday as the Durham Bulls suffered one of their worst losses in years.
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Durham manager will lead IL stars for the second time
The Louisville Bats are named after the iconic Louisville Slugger baseball bat, crafted by hometown company Hillerich & Bradsby, and play at Louisville Slugger Field. After pounding double digit hits (16) and runs (12) for the second straight dayin a 12-8 win over visiting Durham, Bats might more appropriately refer to Louisville’s potent batting order.
Tampa Bay Rays’ rehabbing righthander Jeremy Hellickson’s second straight disastrous start left the Durham Bulls on the short end of a 20-hit, 10-run beating Tuesday 10-5 to the Louisville Bats.
Bulls collect eight hits to Louisville's six, but fall as bullpen falters
Make that 601 wins for Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo.
Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo got his 600th win Saturday night.
Durham belted 13 hits — the team's most in June — and split a four-game set with Indianapolis after dropping the first two games.
No offense from the Bulls.
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Durham is 14-6 over its last 20 games.
Durham shuts out Norfolk on the road.
Norfolk rattles Karns early to blow out Durham
ANDRIESE HOLDS TIDES TO ONE RUN AS BULLS PREVAIL 4-2
Matt Andriese finally gave up a run, but his winning streak continued.
Andriese allowed one run in eight innings as the Durham Bulls defeated the Norfolk Tides 4-2 Saturday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
“Andriese was lights out,” Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo said. “That’s the best lineup in this league, the Norfolk Tides, and to go eight innings like he did, he was the MVP.”
The Tides lead the International League with 310 runs scored.
Andriese (6-3) allowed a run in the fifth inning, stopping his scoreless innings streak at 23. That streak was the second longest of the Montoyo era, which started in 2007, behind only Mitch Talbot’s 24 straight scoreless innings in 2008.
Andriese is now 5-0 in his last six starts and has allowed five earned runs in 38 innings during that span. His performance was needed on a night when the Bulls (38-26) again struggled against a knuckleballer.
After Steven Wright pitched seven scoreless innings against Durham on Thursday, Norfolk righty Eddie Gamboa gave up two runs on three hits in seven innings on Saturday.
“If I don’t see another knuckleballer the rest of the year, I’ll be happy,” Montoyo said.