Pitching gem gets Bulls back on winning road

May. 28, 2014 @ 07:41 PM

Matt Andriese and a pair of relievers combined on a three-hit shutout as the Durham Bulls beat the Toledo Mud Hens 7-0 in a rare 10:30 a.m. game Wednesday at Fifth Third Field.

The win was the Bulls’ sixth in seven games on their eight-game road trip. They’d won the first five of the trip before falling at Toledo on Tuesday.

Andriese (5-3) dominated from the start. He allowed all three hits — singles in the first, third and fifth innings — a walk and hit a batter and that was it for the Toledo offense, which left five men on base and only once got runners into scoring position.

In the bottom of the fifth, Andriese gave up a two-out single, his lone walk and the hit batter to load the bases. He got Herman Perez to ground to short to end the inning.

Relievers Adam Liberatore and Jake Thompson each pitched a perfect inning to close out the victory.

The Bulls raked Toledo starter Derek Hankins (2-5) for five runs, three of them earned, on eight hits in 5-2/3 innings of work.

Catcher Curt Casali (home run, double) and centerfielder Mikie Mahtook (double) each went 3 for 4 for the Bulls and they were among five Bulls who each drove in a run. Third baseman Jayson Nix (2 for 4 with a double) was the other Bull with a multi-hit game.

Durham grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first. Hak-Ju Lee singled leading off and scored on Nix’s RBI double. Nix later stole third and scored on the play on catcher Luis Exposito’s errant throw.

In the second, Mike Fontenot singled and went to third on Casali’s double. Robby Price drove in Fontenot with a single for a 3-0 lead. Lee’s squeeze bunt was popped up, foiling a bid to plate Casali.

The Bulls made it 5-0 in the fifth. Nix walked and scored on Mahtook’s RBI double. Mahtook went to third on a fly out by Wilson Betemit and scored on another throwing error by Exposito.

Durham tacked on single runs in the seventh and eighth off Mud Hen relievers.

In the seventh, Nix singled, Mahtook walked and Betemit singled Nix home. Casali’s first homer of the season made it 7-0 in the eighth.

NOTES — The Bulls close out their road trip at 6:30 tonight against the Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field. Righty Nathan Karns (3-2, 4.96) gets the start for the Bulls against lefty Duane Below (3-1, 4.30) ... Bulls outfielder Kevin Kiermaier was recalled by the parent Tampa Bay Rays before Wednesday’s game and Price replaced him on the roster after being assigned from Short-Season Hudson Valley ... The Bulls return to Durham Bulls Athletic Park Friday at 7:05 p.m. to open a 10-game homestand with the first of four games against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. A post-game fireworks show is scheduled.

 

Durham Bulls (32-22) 7, Toledo Mud Hens (24-29) 0
May 28, 2014

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Durham       2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 7 12 0
Toledo       0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
 

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Lee, H, SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 .223
Nix, J, 3B 4 3 2 1 1 0 2 .286
Mahtook, CF 4 1 3 1 1 0 1 .331
Betemit, DH 5 0 1 1 0 3 4 .234
Belnome, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .224
Christian, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .268
Fontenot, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .268
Casali, C 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .340
Price, LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .299
  Andriese, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Liberatore, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Thompson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 7 12 5 3 4 17 .262
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Nix, J (4, Hankins), Casali 2 (4, Hankins, Hankins), Mahtook 2 (17, Hankins, Hankins).
HR: Casali (1, 8th inning off Miller, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Casali 8; Fontenot; Betemit; Lee, H; Price; Nix, J 3; Mahtook 5.
RBI: Nix, J (3), Price (10), Mahtook (25), Betemit (27), Casali (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nix, J; Christian 2; Lee, H; Belnome.
GIDP: Belnome.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Nix, J (1, 3rd base off Hankins/Exposito).
 
Toledo AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Carrera, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .313
Perez, H, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .243
Suarez, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .393
Hessman, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .289
Collins, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .248
Exposito, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .215
Gaynor, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205
Guez, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .223
Lennerton, 1B 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 .182
  Hankins, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Mercedes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Miller, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Whelan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 0 3 0 1 9 6 .246
 
 
 
BATTING
TB: Guez; Suarez; Lennerton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez, H 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Exposito 3 (5, throw, throw, fielding).
DP: (Perez, H-Suarez-Lennerton).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Andriese (W, 5-3) 7.0 3 0 0 1 6 0 3.92
Liberatore  1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.20
Thompson  1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.86
Totals 9.0 3 0 0 1 9 0 3.45
 
Toledo IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Hankins (L, 2-5) 5.2 8 5 3 1 2 0 6.06
Mercedes  1.1 2 1 1 2 0 0 4.03
Miller, J  1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0.93
Whelan  1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.23
Totals 9.0 12 7 5 3 4 1 3.89

WP: Whelan.
HBP: Carrera (by Andriese).
Pitches-strikes: Andriese 94-62, Liberatore 20-11, Thompson 7-5, Hankins 101-61, Mercedes 26-12, Miller, J 13-10, Whelan 18-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Andriese 9-4, Liberatore 0-1, Thompson 0-2, Hankins 4-7, Mercedes 3-0, Miller, J 1-1, Whelan 1-0.
Batters faced: Andriese 26, Liberatore 3, Thompson 3, Hankins 26, Mercedes 7, Miller, J 4, Whelan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Mercedes 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Carlos Torres. 1B: Joey Amaral. 3B: David Soucy.
Weather: 67 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 10,300.
Venue: Fifth Third Field.
May 28, 2014


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Durham Bulls Team Statistics Through Wednesday's Game

May 28, 2014

Durham Bulls Batting
AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR BI SH SF HP BB IBB SO SB CS GIDP SLG OBP
Acosta, Mayo .077 4 13 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 .154 .143
Belnome, Vince .224 46 165 24 37 61 10 1 4 18 0 2 2 34 1 52 2 0 3 .370 .360
Betemit, Wilson .234 45 171 24 40 75 5 0 10 27 0 4 0 22 0 64 0 0 4 .439 .315
Casali, Curt .340 14 47 2 16 23 4 0 1 4 1 1 0 7 0 13 0 0 1 .489 .418
Christian, Justin .268 47 183 29 49 76 11 2 4 18 2 2 4 17 0 30 7 2 5 .415 .340
Fontenot, Mike .268 44 157 15 42 58 13 0 1 15 2 1 1 20 1 32 3 0 4 .369 .352
Kiermaier, Kevin .305 34 128 28 39 59 7 2 3 13 2 1 0 12 0 23 11 1 1 .461 .362
Lee, Hak-Ju .223 29 94 10 21 27 3 0 1 8 2 0 0 15 0 21 5 2 2 .287 .330
Mahtook, Mikie .331 45 178 19 59 92 17 5 2 25 0 1 3 15 0 50 8 2 1 .517 .391
Nix, Jayson .286 10 35 9 10 17 4 0 1 3 1 0 0 6 0 6 1 1 1 .486 .390
Olmedo, Ray .247 41 146 16 36 43 3 2 0 8 6 0 0 16 0 30 6 2 9 .295 .321
Price, Robby .299 23 67 9 20 28 2 0 2 10 4 0 0 13 0 9 1 0 2 .418 .413
Sands, Jerry .268 51 179 30 48 84 12 0 8 33 0 3 0 24 0 49 1 0 5 .469 .350
Totals .262 54 1828 241 479 735 102 14 42 214 25 20 16 224 3 451 46 10 42 .402 .344

Durham Bulls Pitching
W L ERA G GS CG GF SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WP
Andriese, Matt 5 3 3.92 11 10 0 0 0 0 59.2 51 27 26 7 3 23 0 51 2
Beliveau, Jeff 0 0 0.00 16 0 0 7 0 5 21.2 8 0 0 0 0 10 0 37 0
Colome, Alex 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gomes, Brandon 0 0 7.36 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 3 3 3 1 0 1 0 3 1
Karns, Nate 3 2 4.96 10 10 0 0 0 0 52.2 46 31 29 8 2 27 0 59 2
Kelly, Merrill 5 1 2.45 11 9 0 0 0 0 58.2 51 18 16 7 4 20 0 53 4
Lara, Braulio 0 1 3.52 6 0 0 1 0 0 7.2 4 3 3 1 0 4 0 8 0
Liberatore, Adam 1 1 2.20 22 0 0 3 0 0 28.2 20 7 7 0 0 5 0 37 2
Mathis, Doug 2 3 4.73 11 2 0 3 0 0 26.2 25 14 14 3 3 18 1 22 1
Montgomery, Mike 6 1 3.47 10 10 0 0 0 0 57.0 45 23 22 3 2 21 0 52 2
Riefenhauser, C.J. 1 0 1.26 11 0 0 3 0 1 14.1 9 2 2 2 0 7 0 17 1
Romero, Enny 2 5 6.08 10 10 0 0 0 0 47.1 50 35 32 7 0 26 0 49 2
Thompson, Jake 2 0 1.86 8 0 0 2 0 0 9.2 9 2 2 0 0 1 0 13 0
Yates, Kirby 1 0 0.43 18 0 0 18 0 13 21.0 8 1 1 0 1 8 0 30 0
Totals 32 22 3.45 54 54 0 54 5 22 484.2 385 198 186 48 23 204 2 504 21

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