Bulls can’t overcome mistakes in Saturday loss to Gwinnett

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 12:17 AM

On Friday night, Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo said the Bulls had to play mistake-free ball, because they weren’t going to blow anyone out. On Saturday, the Bulls proved him right.

“We didn’t play good,” Montoyo said after the Bulls blew a four-run lead, losing to Gwinnett 7-4 in extra innings. “We gave this one away.”

A three-run homer by Vince Belnome in the third inning cleared the Blue Monster in left field and put the Bulls up 4-0. The potential blowout never materialized, however.

The Bulls left runners in scoring position in four of the first six innings and stranded nine runners in the game, batting just 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position.

After cruising through the first four innings, Bulls starter Mike Montgomery ran into trouble, continuing his late-season slump. Since representing the Bulls at the Triple-A All Star Game, Montgomery has made it through six innings just once in seven starts.

“Montgomery was better tonight,” Montoyo said. “That was his best outing in awhile, but we didn’t play good defense behind him.”

The Bulls infield made three errors, two of which led to runs.

An error by third baseman Cole Figueroa on an ill-advised pickoff attempt by catcher Ali Solis allowed an unearned run to score in the fifth. The next inning, shortstop Tim Beckham made an error to allow a baserunner. Gwinnett tied the game a short time later on a three-run homer by Joey Terdoslavich.  

“Montgomery made the one mistake, on the home run, but that was after the errors,” Montoyo said.

Montgomery was charged with just two earned runs, his lowest in a start since he gave up one on July 10, at Buffalo. That game ended a season-opening stretch in which Montgomery gave up two earned runs or fewer in 12 of 17 starts.

Both bullpens settled the game down. Brandon Gomes and Josh Lueke combined to allow just three more Gwinnett baserunners through the ninth inning. The Gwinnett bullpen allowed just two Bulls to reach base after the fifth inning.

“This one really hurt, because our bullpen did such a good job,” Montoyo said.

Durham’s third reliever of the night, Cory Burns, recorded two quick outs in the tenth inning before running into trouble. Terdoslavich got a two-strike single. Burns then walked Brandon Boggs and allowed a two-run double to Elmer Reyes and an RBI single to Jose Constanza.

Burns (0-2, 5.68), who was called up from Montgomery two weeks ago, picked up his second straight loss and has now given up four runs and 10 hits in 6.1 innings as a Bull.

NOTES -- The Bulls missed the opportunity to take another step toward clinching the I.L. South Division title. Charlotte gave Durham some help, defeating Norfolk in 11 innings to reduce the Bulls’ magic number to three. That means that the earliest the Bulls could mathematically clinch the division is Monday, the final game of the homestand. ,,, The Bulls host Gwinnett at the DBAP Sunday, Aug. 24 at 5:05 p.m. and play at 7:05 p.m. Monday.

Gwinnett Braves (60-74) 7, Durham Bulls (69-65) 4
August 23, 2014

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Gwinnett       0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 7 9 1
Durham       0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 3
 

 


Gwinnett AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Cunningham, T, CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .283
Kazmar, 3B 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 .286
Terdoslavich, 1B 5 2 4 3 0 0 0 .260
Boggs, LF 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .247
Reyes, SS 4 2 2 2 1 2 1 .289
Leonard, DH 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 .246
  a-Constanza, PH-DH 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 .295
Martinez, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281
Salcedo, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .215
Yepez, C 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 .222
  Northcraft, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Buchter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Fisher, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Shreve, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Jaime, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 7 9 6 6 7 12 .269
 
a-Singled for Leonard in the 9th.
 
BATTING
2B: Reyes (14, Burns).
HR: Terdoslavich (15, 6th inning off Montgomery, M, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Reyes 3; Boggs; Constanza 2; Terdoslavich 7.
RBI: Terdoslavich 3 (56), Reyes 2 (23), Constanza (33).
2-out RBI: Reyes 2; Constanza.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cunningham, T; Reyes; Yepez.
SAC: Martinez.
GIDP: Martinez 2.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Terdoslavich (9, fielding).
PB: Yepez (3).
DP: 2 (Kazmar-Martinez-Terdoslavich, Reyes-Martinez-Terdoslavich).
 
Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Christian, CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .267
Franklin, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .200
Figueroa, C, 3B 3 1 1 0 2 1 4 .293
Mahtook, RF 5 1 1 1 0 1 6 .294
Belnome, 1B 5 1 2 3 0 2 3 .245
Beckham, T, SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .371
Fontenot, DH 4 0 1 0 0 3 0 .278
Solis, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .212
Olmedo, LF 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .234
  Montgomery, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gomes, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lueke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Burns, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 4 9 4 4 15 26 .252
 
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Olmedo (11, Northcraft).
HR: Belnome (10, 3rd inning off Northcraft, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Fontenot; Olmedo 2; Figueroa, C; Belnome 5; Beckham, T; Christian; Franklin; Mahtook.
RBI: Mahtook (62), Belnome 3 (45).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Belnome 3; Christian 2; Mahtook.
GIDP: Beckham, T, Mahtook.
Team RISP: 3-for-16.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Christian (14, 2nd base off Northcraft/Yepez), Figueroa, C (4, 2nd base off Northcraft/Yepez).

FIELDING
E: Franklin (2, throw), Figueroa, C (8, pickoff), Beckham, T (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Figueroa, C-Franklin-Belnome, Franklin-Beckham, T-Belnome).
 

Gwinnett IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Northcraft  5.1 8 4 4 3 9 1 6.23
Buchter  2.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.38
Fisher, C  0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.30
Shreve (W, 2-1) 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.08
Jaime (S, 18) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.69
Totals 10.0 9 4 4 4 15 1 4.44
Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Montgomery, M  5.2 4 4 2 4 3 1 4.24
Gomes, B  1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.97
Lueke  2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.51
Burns (L, 1-2) 1.0 3 3 3 1 0 0 5.68
Totals 10.0 9 7 5 6 7 1 3.61
 

WP: Montgomery, M, Lueke.
HBP: Fontenot (by Northcraft).
Pitches-strikes: Northcraft 93-57, Buchter 30-20, Fisher, C 8-5, Shreve 21-12, Jaime 9-6, Montgomery, M 81-48, Gomes, B 25-17, Lueke 24-14, Burns 23-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Northcraft 4-2, Buchter 2-0, Fisher, C 0-0, Shreve 2-0, Jaime 1-0, Montgomery, M 5-4, Gomes, B 2-0, Lueke 2-1, Burns 3-0.
Batters faced: Northcraft 29, Buchter 7, Fisher, C 1, Shreve 4, Jaime 2, Montgomery, M 23, Gomes, B 5, Lueke 8, Burns 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Buchter 2-0, Gomes, B 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jon Byrne. 1B: Derek Mollica. 3B: Jeff Gosney.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:32.
Att: 10,162.
Venue: Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
August 23, 2014


Compiled by MLB Advanced Media

 

Braves @ Bulls -- 2014/08/23

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Umpires
HP: Jon Byrne
1B: Derek Mollica
2B:
3B: Jeff Gosney
LF:
RF:

Official Scorer: Brent Belvin

Weather: 80 degrees, Partly Cloudy
Wind: 8 MPH, In From CF

First pitch by M. Montgomery at 07:05 PM local time.



TOP OF THE 1st
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
1 .FFBX 7/F Todd Cunningham flies out to left fielder Ray Olmedo.
2 .X 53/G Sean Kazmar grounds out, third baseman Cole Figueroa to first baseman Vince Belnome.
3 .BFBSFD S14/G.B-2(E4/TH) Joey Terdoslavich singles on a ground ball to second baseman Nick Franklin, deflected by pitcher Mike Montgomery. Joey Terdoslavich advances to 2nd, on a throwing error by second baseman Nick Franklin.
4 .BX S3/G.2XH(312) Brandon Boggs singles on a ground ball to first baseman Vince Belnome. Joey Terdoslavich out at home, first baseman Vince Belnome to pitcher Mike Montgomery to catcher Ali Solis.

BOTTOM OF THE 1st
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
5 .D S7/L Justin Christian singles on a line drive to left fielder Brandon Boggs.
6 .1>C. SB2 With Nick Franklin batting, Justin Christian steals (14) 2nd base.
6 .1>C.BD E3/G.2-3 Nick Franklin reaches on a fielding error by first baseman Joey Terdoslavich. Justin Christian to 3rd.
7 .BX 3/G.1-2 Cole Figueroa grounds out to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich. Nick Franklin to 2nd.
8 .BCSBC K Mikie Mahtook called out on strikes.
9 .BCFBW K Vince Belnome strikes out swinging.

TOP OF THE 2nd
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
10 .BSBFW K23 Elmer Reyes strikes out swinging, catcher Ali Solis to first baseman Vince Belnome.
11 .FBBBB W Joe Leonard walks.
12 .BCFFX 54(1)3/GDP Ozzie Martinez grounds into a double play, third baseman Cole Figueroa to second baseman Nick Franklin to first baseman Vince Belnome. Joe Leonard out at 2nd.

BOTTOM OF THE 2nd
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
13 .BFX 53/G Tim Beckham grounds out, third baseman Sean Kazmar to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich.
14 .CSD S16/G Mike Fontenot singles on a ground ball to shortstop Elmer Reyes, deflected by pitcher Aaron Northcraft.
15 .BB. PB.1-2 With Ali Solis batting, passed ball by Jose Yepez, Mike Fontenot to 2nd.
15 .BB.BB W Ali Solis walks.
16 .CBSS K Ray Olmedo strikes out swinging.
17 .BBX 3/P Justin Christian pops out to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich.

TOP OF THE 3rd
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
18 .BBX 63/G Edward Salcedo grounds out, shortstop Tim Beckham to first baseman Vince Belnome.
19 .BBX 8/F Jose Yepez flies out to center fielder Justin Christian.
20 .CFX 6/P Todd Cunningham pops out to shortstop Tim Beckham.

BOTTOM OF THE 3rd
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
21 .BBBB W Nick Franklin walks.
22 .1BBBC1B W.1-2 Cole Figueroa walks. Nick Franklin to 2nd.
23 .CBE S8/G.2-H;1-2 Mikie Mahtook singles on a ground ball to center fielder Todd Cunningham. Nick Franklin scores. Cole Figueroa to 2nd.
24 .BE HR/7/F.2-H;1-H Vince Belnome homers (10) on a fly ball to left field. Cole Figueroa scores. Mikie Mahtook scores.
25 .D S9/L Tim Beckham singles on a line drive to right fielder Edward Salcedo.
26 .FH HBP.1-2 Mike Fontenot hit by pitch. Tim Beckham to 2nd.
27 .CBSS K Ali Solis strikes out swinging.
28 .CSS K Ray Olmedo strikes out swinging.
29 .*BBBCX 8/F Justin Christian flies out to center fielder Todd Cunningham.

TOP OF THE 4th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
30 .CFFS K Sean Kazmar strikes out swinging.
31 .BBX 4/P Joey Terdoslavich pops out to second baseman Nick Franklin.
32 .CCW K Brandon Boggs strikes out swinging.

BOTTOM OF THE 4th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
33 .FSBS K Nick Franklin strikes out swinging.
34 .CD S9/G Cole Figueroa singles on a ground ball to right fielder Edward Salcedo.
35 .B1BX 9/F Mikie Mahtook flies out to right fielder Edward Salcedo.
36 .FBB>S. SB2 With Vince Belnome batting, Cole Figueroa steals (4) 2nd base.
36 .FBB>S.FBX 3/G Vince Belnome grounds out to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich.

TOP OF THE 5th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
37 .BFD S9/L Elmer Reyes singles on a line drive to right fielder Mikie Mahtook.
38 .BBB. WP.1-2 With Joe Leonard batting, wild pitch by Mike Montgomery, Elmer Reyes to 2nd.
38 .BBB.B W Joe Leonard walks.
39 .X 46(1)3/GDP.2-3 Ozzie Martinez grounds into a double play, second baseman Nick Franklin to shortstop Tim Beckham to first baseman Vince Belnome. Elmer Reyes to 3rd. Joe Leonard out at 2nd.
40 .CB+3. PO3(E5).3-H(UR) With Edward Salcedo batting, missed catch error by Cole Figueroa on the pickoff attempt, Elmer Reyes scores.
40 .CB+3.X 8/F Edward Salcedo flies out to center fielder Justin Christian.

BOTTOM OF THE 5th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
41 .CBFS K Tim Beckham strikes out swinging.
42 .CFFS K Mike Fontenot strikes out swinging.
43 .CX 3/P3F Ali Solis pops out to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich in foul territory.

TOP OF THE 6th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
44 .BD E6/G Jose Yepez reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Tim Beckham.
45 .FX 3/P3F Todd Cunningham pops out to first baseman Vince Belnome in foul territory.
46 .SBFFFFB*BB W.1-2 Sean Kazmar walks. Jose Yepez to 2nd.
47 .SBE HR/7/F.2-H(UR);1-H Joey Terdoslavich homers (15) on a fly ball to left field. Jose Yepez scores. Sean Kazmar scores.
48 .FX 8/F Brandon Boggs flies out to center fielder Justin Christian.
49 .BFBBB W Elmer Reyes walks.
50     Pitching Change: Brandon Gomes replaces Mike Montgomery.
50   Coaching visit to mound.  
50 ..C1F*B1BFB>S K Joe Leonard strikes out swinging.

BOTTOM OF THE 6th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
51 .D D7/F Ray Olmedo doubles (11) on a fly ball to left fielder Brandon Boggs.
52 .LCL K/B Justin Christian strikes out on a foul bunt.
53 .D S8/L.2-3 Nick Franklin singles on a line drive to center fielder Todd Cunningham. Ray Olmedo to 3rd.
54     Pitching Change: Ryan Buchter replaces Aaron Northcraft.
54   Coaching visit to mound.  
54 ..BSBFS K Cole Figueroa strikes out swinging.
55 .C*BSX 63/G Mikie Mahtook grounds out, shortstop Elmer Reyes to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich.

TOP OF THE 7th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
56 .CFFS K Ozzie Martinez strikes out swinging.
57 .BCFBBB W Edward Salcedo walks.
58 .111S1F1B1FFX 53/G.1-2 Jose Yepez grounds out, third baseman Cole Figueroa to first baseman Vince Belnome. Edward Salcedo to 2nd.
59 .CX 3/G Todd Cunningham grounds out to first baseman Vince Belnome.

BOTTOM OF THE 7th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
60 .BBSD S7/F Vince Belnome singles on a fly ball to left fielder Brandon Boggs.
61 .11BX 54(1)3/GDP Tim Beckham grounds into a double play, third baseman Sean Kazmar to second baseman Ozzie Martinez to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich. Vince Belnome out at 2nd.
62 .BSCFBC K Mike Fontenot called out on strikes.

TOP OF THE 8th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
63     Pitching Change: Josh Lueke replaces Brandon Gomes.
63 ..CBFS K Sean Kazmar strikes out swinging.
64 .CBBBD S8/G Joey Terdoslavich singles on a ground ball to center fielder Justin Christian.
65 .X 7/F Brandon Boggs flies out to left fielder Ray Olmedo.
66 .B. WP.1-2 With Elmer Reyes batting, wild pitch by Josh Lueke, Joey Terdoslavich to 2nd.
66 .B.FBBFS K Elmer Reyes strikes out swinging.

BOTTOM OF THE 8th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
67 .CBFBFX 3/P3F Ali Solis pops out to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich in foul territory.
68 .LSW K23 Ray Olmedo strikes out swinging, catcher Jose Yepez to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich.
69     Pitching Change: Carlos Fisher replaces Ryan Buchter.
69   Coaching visit to mound.  
69 ..BBSBFFFS K Justin Christian strikes out swinging.

TOP OF THE 9th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
70     Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jose Constanza replaces Joe Leonard.
70 ..D S8/G Jose Constanza singles on a ground ball to center fielder Justin Christian.
71 .X 3/SAC/BG.1-2 Ozzie Martinez out on a sacrifice bunt to first baseman Vince Belnome. Jose Constanza to 2nd.
72 .BSBX 8/L.2-3 Edward Salcedo lines out to center fielder Justin Christian. Jose Constanza to 3rd.
73 .BX 63/G Jose Yepez grounds out, shortstop Tim Beckham to first baseman Vince Belnome.

BOTTOM OF THE 9th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
74     Jose Constanza remains in the game as the designated hitter.
74     Pitching Change: Chasen Shreve replaces Carlos Fisher.
74 ...FBSBX 63/G Nick Franklin grounds out, shortstop Elmer Reyes to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich.
75 .BCBFFFBB W Cole Figueroa walks.
76 .BX 64(1)3/GDP Mikie Mahtook grounds into a double play, shortstop Elmer Reyes to second baseman Ozzie Martinez to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich. Cole Figueroa out at 2nd.

TOP OF THE 10th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
77     Pitching Change: Cory Burns replaces Josh Lueke.
77 ..BX 43/G Todd Cunningham grounds out, second baseman Nick Franklin to first baseman Vince Belnome.
78 .X 43/G Sean Kazmar grounds out, second baseman Nick Franklin to first baseman Vince Belnome.
79 .BSBSBFD S9/L Joey Terdoslavich singles on a line drive to right fielder Mikie Mahtook.
80 .BCBBC>B W.1-2 Brandon Boggs walks. Joey Terdoslavich to 2nd.
81 .E D9/L.2-H;1-H;B-3(TH) Elmer Reyes doubles (14) on a line drive to right fielder Mikie Mahtook. Joey Terdoslavich scores. Brandon Boggs scores. Elmer Reyes to 3rd on the throw.
82 .CBBE S8/F.3-H Jose Constanza singles on a fly ball to center fielder Justin Christian. Elmer Reyes scores.
83 .1SX 54(1)/FO/G Ozzie Martinez grounds into a force out, third baseman Cole Figueroa to second baseman Nick Franklin. Jose Constanza out at 2nd.

BOTTOM OF THE 10th
 
AB# Play String Play Play by Play
84 .BBFSFS K Vince Belnome strikes out swinging.
85     Pitching Change: Juan Jaime replaces Chasen Shreve.
85   Coaching visit to mound.  
85 ..SBX 63/G Tim Beckham grounds out, shortstop Elmer Reyes to first baseman Joey Terdoslavich.
86 .BBCSFS K Mike Fontenot strikes out swinging.



Game Status: Final

Final score: Braves 7, Bulls 4
WP: Chasen Shreve
LP: Cory Burns
SV: Juan Jaime
Time: 3:32
Delay: 0:00
Attendance: 10162