Wil Myers wasn’t built to struggle on the baseball field. Not mentally. Not physically. That is the simple explanation why, two months after his ascension from the Durham Bulls to the Tampa Bay Rays, he is batting cleanup for a team that started Monday just one game off the American League East Division lead.
J.D. Martin became the first 15-game winner for the Durham Bulls in 45 years as the Bulls swept a doubleheader from the Charlotte Knights on Sunday.
Saturday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Durham Bulls was postponed because of heavy rain and unplayable conditions at Knights Stadium.
Teams often have to find a way to win on the road. In the case of the Durham Bulls, ways to win seem to find them. Shelly Duncan drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, but Gwinnett third baseman Joe Leonard’s fourth, fifth and sixth errors of the season — tallying five in two nights — helped the Bulls take a 5-4 victory Friday night at Coolray Field.
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Cole Figueroa and Leslie Anderson each drove in a run to back the brilliant pitching of Merrill Kelly Thursday as the Durham Bulls downed the Gwinnett Braves 2-1 at Coolray Field here.
Gwinnett erupted for six runs in the bottom of the third inning and Yohan Flande and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Braves bested the visiting Durham Bulls 6-2 at Coolray Field Wednesday night.
The Durham Bulls were cruising along Tuesday night in the opening game of their series against the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field, even adding an insurance run on a homer by Chris Gimenez in the top of the ninth. But the Braves spoiled Durham closer Kirby Yates’ bid for a save in the ninth by evening the score, then walked off with a 3-2 victory in the 10th on a throwing error by shortstop Tim Beckham.
Bulls catcher smashes three-run home run in ninth as Bulls score four times to stun Charlotte
The Bulls would get plenty of help from Charlotte Saturday. All of Durham’s runs were unearned in a 5-2 win over the Knights at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
A game that began with a blast for the Durham Bulls ended with the shortest outing by a starting pitcher and their most lopsided loss, a 12-1 setback against the Charlotte Knights at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. In the bottom of the first, Kevin Kiermaier started to trot to first base before plate umpire Seth Buckminster called a strike to set up a full count. Kiermaier then blasted the next pitch from Knights starter Jason Berken (10-11) for a leadoff home run. But that was the extent of the offensive highlights for the Bulls (74-47) in the opener of a three-game series with Charlotte (57-63).
A four-game losing streak isn't unusual in minor league baseball. That is, unless you're with the 2013 Durham Bulls. Facing being swept in a four-game series for the first time this season, the Bulls put together an 11-hit performance highlighted by Leslie Anderson's three-run homer in the first inning of their 7-3 win over the Rochester Red Wings on Thursday night before a crowd of 10, 125 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The Durham Bulls may have the most wins in professional baseball, but right now the team has one glaring weakness — facing left-handed pitchers.
The Durham Bulls got a grand slam from a player who just came off the disabled list and Rochester's pitchers issued 10 walks including three in the ninth to load the bases. But instead of a walkoff victory by the Bulls, the Red Wings escaped with a 6-4 win to extend Durham's losing streak to three games Tuesday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
It wasn't a formula for winning, but the Durham Bulls' rally in the ninth inning of a 4-2 loss to the Rochester Red Wings on Monday night was a reason for optimism. After having just four base runners through eight innings, the Bulls finally got on the scoreboard in the ninth while sending eight batters to the plate.