Martin, Durham bullpen, leads Bulls to another win
Former Durham Bulls pitcher from Raleigh dominates New York at Yankee Stadium
Relief pitcher Jeff Beliveau’s miserable start and subsequent seventh inning defensive collapse cost the Bulls dearly in a 3-2 loss at Columbus Friday night.
The Bulls won the arms race and their 67th game Thursday, rallying past visiting Gwinnett 3-2 on Jason Bourgeois’ fourth-inning, two-run single.
The first-place Durham Bulls beat Gwinnett 3-1 at the DBAP on Wednesday night, moving to 9-2 this year against the Braves. Despite only mustering four hits, Durham notched its professional baseball-best 66th win of the season.
Jake Odorizzi’s post-All Star break struggles continued Tuesday. The Durham righty allowed four runs in four-plus innings as Gwinnett defeated the Bulls 4-1 at Coolray Field.
The Durham Bulls continued their domination of the Gwinnett on Monday night, blanking the Braves 7-0 at Coolray Field behind a combined shutout by International League all-star J.D. Martin and reliever Jeff Beliveau.
The Bulls and PawSox combined for 27 runs on 33 hits, three errors, 12 walks and three hit batters and Durham escaped with 14-13 heart-stopping win over Pawtucket Sunday night.
International League South leading Durham loses its third straight game to the IL North leading Pawtucket Red Sox, 9-6, on Saturday night at the DBAP. The three-game skid matches a season high for the Bulls.
The IL South-leading Bulls lost their second straight game to the IL North-leading Pawtucket Red Sox, 9-7, in front of a paid crowd of 9,595 Friday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Odorizzi allowed Pawtucket to score four early runs as the Red Sox held on to beat Durham 4-3 in International League baseball before a crowd of 8,851 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
J.D. Martin’s scoreless second inning slowed an early scoring onslaught and helped the International League All-Stars beat the Pacific Coast League All-Stars 4-3 in Wednesday night’s Triple-A All-Star Game at Aces Ballpark.
Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute. Summoned in the eighth to make sure he would pitch in his final All-Star game, the New York Yankees' indomitable closer tossed a perfect inning and soaked up a pair of standing ovations while helping the American League to a 3-0 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Pacific Coast League President Branch Rickey III knew when he first saw the blueprints for Reno Aces Ballpark back in 2007 that the downtown, riverfront stadium wouldn’t have to wait too long to host the annual Triple-A All-Star game.
Durham Bulls starter J.D. Martin pitched five innings before heading to Wednesday night's Triple-A All-Star Game in Reno, Nev.