Bulls end three-game losing streak, increase division lead to six games
Former Durham Bull Wil Myers may be in town this week for an injury-rehabilitation stint.
Charlotte smacks four home runs in game 1 win, walk-off in bottom of seventh to take nightcap
Mother Nature stikes out both sides.
First-place Durham posts road win over IL South Division rival
Status of four Tar Heels in limbo; Bulls prepare for possible Myers return
The Bulls have lost seven of their last 10 games.
Seven strong innings from Karns, two more Bulls home runs lead first-place Durham to win
Durham manager Charlie Montoyo got tossed, but the Bulls figured things out.
Durham losing streak reaches four as Toledo posts 5-0 win
TOLEDO MUD HENS, FAVORITE TEAM OF M*A*S*H* TV STAR, POWER PAST BULLS 5-3
Mike Montgomery’s start for the Durham Bulls Friday night was far better than the previous time he took the mound.
Alas, it still wasn’t good enough to get he and the first-place Bulls a win.
After being touched for eight runs in his worst outing of the season last Sunday, Montgomery surrendered four runs, including two in the seventh inning, as Toledo beat Durham 5-3 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The loss is the third in a row for Durham (56-49), which saw its lead in the International League South Division fall to eight games over Gwinnett.
“Our starters have been very good, but when you are pitching with no room for error it’s tough,” Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo said. “He gave up two runs, which seems like a lot all of the sudden. Then you give up two more and it seems like its a lot again.”
Heavy downpours and lightning forced the suspension of the Durham Bulls game Thursday night with the Rochester Red Wings leading 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
5 ERRORS, 6 UNEARNED RUNS UNDERMINE BULLS IN 6-5 LOSS IN 11
Rochester and Durham kept answering each other.
Rochester got in the last word.
Red Wings shortstop Doug Bernier drove in two 11th-inning runs with a double over the head of Bulls third-baseman Robby Price.
The Bulls had no viable response to that and lost for the second night in a row at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Rochester won 6-5 Wednesday in a game extended by five Bulls breaches.
The problem with the Bulls all season has been their inability to bring home base runners. Well, errors doomed them this time. The Bulls committed five of them.
“Our defense didn't play good. Big errors,” Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo said. “We've got to win by pitching and defense, and we didn't have it.”
Durham's not one of these teams that generates lots of runs, so it's about the Bulls being opportunistic on offense and just about perfect on defense, Montoyo said.
UPDATED WITH THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-GAME BULLS NOTES
For all the fun and excitement Monday night’s record-breaking Durham Bulls win created, Tuesday night represented the hangover.
One night after the Bulls delivered a win that gave manager Charlie Montoyo the team’s all-time wins record, Durham struck out 13 times while suffering a quiet 4-0 defeat to Rochester at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Starting pitcher Mark Hamburger and relief pitcher Ryan Pressly mowed through the Durham lineup, allowing just five hits. First-place Durham (56-47) had two runners on in the same inning only twice all night.