Bulls ebb Tides

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 10:41 PM

Mike Montgomery worked seven innings en route to his fourth straight win as the Durham Bulls opened a 10-game road trip with an 8-0 victory at Harbor Park over the Norfolk Tides on Monday.

Montgomery (W, 7-1) became the International League’s fourth seven-game winner. He retired 13 straight hitters after a first-inning single and finished the evening allowing only three singles and a walk.

C.J. Riefenhauser worked the final two frames to close out the Bulls’ sixth win in nine games over Norfolk (27-38).

The Bulls (39-27) utilized two long balls for an early lead against Edgmer Escalona (L, 1-1), who was making a major-league rehab start, his first start in his career on American soil.

Wilson Betemit steered an 0-2 pitch inside the left-field foul pole for his 12th home run, giving the Bulls a 1-0 lead in the second. In the fifth, Mike Fontenot, celebrating his 34th birthday, drilled a two-run shot into the stiff breeze over the right field wall to give Durham a 3-0 advantage.

After Escalona left the game following five innings, the Bulls cleared the Tides with five runs in two innings against Nick Additon. Justin Christian, who finished the night 3-4, singled home Cole Figueroa with two outs in the sixth. Durham batted around against Additon in the seventh with Betemit doubling in a pair to highlight the inning.

The Bulls maintained a 4 1/2-game lead in the South over Gwinnett, which also won Monday night.

NOTE — Alex Colome (1-0, 0.00) starts the series finale against Norfolk’s Suk-Min Yoon (2-5, 5.86) tonight at 7:05 p.m.

Durham Bulls (39-27) 8, Norfolk Tides (27-38) 0
June 9, 2014

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Durham       0 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 8 11 0
Norfolk       0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
 

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Lee, H, SS 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 .222
Nix, J, 1B 5 1 1 1 0 1 1 .236
Figueroa, C, 3B 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 .278
Mahtook, CF 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 .318
Betemit, DH 5 1 2 3 0 0 3 .227
Christian, LF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .277
Fontenot, 2B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .266
Casali, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .280
Price, RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .270
  Montgomery, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Riefenhauser, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 8 11 8 3 6 11 .255
 
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Betemit (7, Additon), Price (3, Alderson).
HR: Betemit (12, 2nd inning off Escalona, E, 0 on, 1 out), Fontenot (2, 5th inning off Escalona, E, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Casali; Fontenot 4; Betemit 6; Figueroa, C 2; Price 2; Christian 3; Nix, J.
RBI: Betemit 3 (33), Fontenot 2 (20), Christian (21), Nix, J (7), Mahtook (30).
2-out RBI: Christian; Betemit 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fontenot 2; Nix, J.
SF: Mahtook.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Figueroa, C-Fontenot-Nix, J).
 
Norfolk AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Borbon, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .264
Berry, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .301
De Jesus, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .304
Marrero, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Clevenger, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .459
  a-Ward, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279
Paul, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .269
Casilla, A, 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .301
Phelps, C, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .239
Lombardozzi, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .307
  Escalona, E, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Additon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Alderson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 0 4 0 2 5 9 .274
 
a-Grounded out for Clevenger in the 9th.
 
BATTING
TB: De Jesus 2; Clevenger; Borbon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Borbon.
GIDP: Lombardozzi.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Lombardozzi (3, throw).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Montgomery, M (W, 7-1) 7.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 3.36
Riefenhauser  2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.35
Totals 9.0 4 0 0 2 5 0 3.37
 
Norfolk IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Escalona, E (L, 1-1) 5.0 4 3 3 0 5 2 4.91
Additon  2.0 6 5 5 3 0 0 3.33
Alderson  2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.74
Totals 9.0 11 8 8 3 6 2 4.79

Pitches-strikes: Montgomery, M 92-53, Riefenhauser 29-18, Escalona, E 59-45, Additon 55-27, Alderson 23-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Montgomery, M 9-4, Riefenhauser 4-1, Escalona, E 6-2, Additon 1-5, Alderson 2-3.
Batters faced: Montgomery, M 24, Riefenhauser 8, Escalona, E 19, Additon 15, Alderson 7.
Umpires: HP: Jon Saphire. 1B: Ben May. 3B: Joseph Born.
Weather: 80 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Varies.
T: 2:28.
Att: 3,237.
Venue: Harbor Park.
June 9, 2014


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