Tides wash away Bulls, 7-4
The Durham Bulls lost for the ninth time in 10 road games Tuesday night, falling 7-4 to the Norfolk Tides.
Justin Christian hit a two-run homer as Durham scored three times in the fifth inning to take a 4-1 lead, but the Tides scored five times in the bottom half of the inning to break the game open.
Alex Colome (4-2) gave up six runs in 4.2 innings for Durham, while University of Virginia product Tyler Wilson (1-0) allowed four runs in seven innings to record the win.
Outfielder Jeremy Moore went 3 for 4 with a triple to record his fifth multihit game in 12 appearances with the Bulls. Mike Fontenot, Mikie Mahtook and Vince Belnome all had two hits for Durham.
Fontenot put the Bulls on the board in the first with an RBI single after Robby Price led off the game with a double. Fontenot scored Durham’s final run in the fifth inning when he followed Moore’s home run with a double, and then crossed the plate on a single by Mahtook.
Durham (50-44) is now 7-15 in its last 22 games, while the Tides (37-56) snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the fifth time in 14 games.
NOTES – The teams finish the four game home-and-home series today at 7:05 p.m. at Harbor Park. Mike Montgomery (8-1, 3.30) starts for Durham against Chris Jones (5-5, 3.84). … The Bulls announced five roster changes before Tuesday’s game. Infielder Vince Belnome and lefthanded reliever Jeff Beliveau were optioned from Tampa Bay to Durham, starter Jeremy Hellickson completed his Major League rehab and was assigned to Tampa Bay, and catcher Mayo Acosta and righthanded pitcher Doug Mathis were transferred from Durham to short-season Hudson Valley.
Norfolk Tides (37-56) 7, Durham Bulls (50-44) 4
July 8, 2014
|Gomes, B, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
2B: Price (6, Wilson, T), Fontenot (16, Wilson, T).
3B: Moore (1, Wilson, T).
HR: Christian (7, 5th inning off Wilson, T, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Moore 5; Fontenot 3; Belnome 2; Price 2; Christian 4; Mahtook 2.
RBI: Fontenot (28), Christian 2 (28), Mahtook (52).
2-out RBI: Christian 2; Mahtook.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Casali 2; Olmedo.
SAC: Christian; Olmedo.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.
E: Fontenot (7, missed catch), Olmedo (9, throw).
PB: Casali (3).
|Peguero, F, RF||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||.292|
|De Jesus, 2B||4||1||1||0||0||1||3||.293|
|Phelps, C, SS||3||2||3||2||0||0||0||.233|
|Wilson, T, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
2B: Berry (16, Colome), Wallace (12, Colome).
3B: De Jesus (3, Colome).
TB: Wallace 2; De Jesus 3; Berry 2; Paul; Peguero, F; Phelps, C 3.
RBI: Clevenger 2 (24), Phelps, C 2 (38), Wallace (34), Peguero, F (22), Paul (43).
2-out RBI: Wallace; Peguero, F; Paul; Phelps, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wallace 2; Britton; De Jesus.
SF: Clevenger 2.
Team RISP: 5-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.
SB: Berry (16, 2nd base off Colome/Casali).
Outfield assists: Peguero, F 2 (Betemit at 1st base, Mahtook at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Peguero, F-Wallace, Phelps, C-De Jesus-Wallace).
|Colome (L, 4-2)||4.2||6||6||5||3||0||0||3.86|
|Wilson, T (W, 1-0)||7.0||10||4||4||0||3||1||3.46|
|Meek (H, 2)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.35|
|Guilmet (S, 7)||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0||4.45|
WP: Colome 2, Guilmet.
HBP: Phelps, C (by Gomes, B).
Pitches-strikes: Colome 81-49, Gomes, B 28-15, Beliveau 27-18, Wilson, T 88-62, Meek 14-10, Guilmet 18-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Colome 7-6, Gomes, B 4-1, Beliveau 2-0, Wilson, T 9-3, Meek 2-0, Guilmet 0-1.
Batters faced: Colome 24, Gomes, B 8, Beliveau 5, Wilson, T 28, Meek 3, Guilmet 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Gomes, B 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Travis Carlson. 1B: Seth Buckminster. 3B: Jonathan Bailey.
Weather: 92 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to LF.
Venue: Harbor Park.
July 8, 2014
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media