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SS B.J. Upton went 2-for-3 with a homer and 3 runs scored and CF Joey Gathright was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored while RHP Dewon Brazelton gave up 2 runs -- one earned -- and 6 hits in 6.2 innings to even his record at 4-4, as Durham (TB) clocked Syracuse (TOR) on Saturday, 7-2. Upton has now gone deep 6 times in 18 games with the Bulls. Gathright was making his Triple-A debut. Not a bad debut, eh? Brazelton lowered his ERA to 4.71. He's given up 61 hits in 49.2 innings this season.
SS B.J. Upton went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, 2B Jorge Cantu was 2-for-5 with an RBI, and RF Matt Diaz went 2-for-5 with a dinger (4) and 2 runs scored in Durham's (TB) 11-9 slugfest victory over Syracuse (TOR). Upton cannot be stopped. He's hitting .362 in 18 games with the Bulls. Cantu has been playing second base in recent days and he could get a call from the Rays. The 22-year-old infielder is hitting .302 with a team-high 34 RBIs. Diaz is hitting .294 with 26 runs scored in 45 games. LHP Damian Moss was torched for 9 runs -- 8 earned -- and 9 hits in 4.1 innings for Durham. Moss' ERA is now 4.97 in 6 games. RHP Bob File tossed 2.1 scoreless innings of relief for the SkyChiefs. File has a 0.57 ERA in 10 games.
CF Joey Gathright went 0-for-4 in the game for Montgomery but he was promoted to Triple-A Durham afterwards. The Rays are pushing the fast-forward button with Gathright and B.J. Upton. Tampa's future line-up will see Gathright and Upton hitting #1 and #2. That's near future, by the way.
SS B.J. Upton went 2-for-4 with a homer, a steal, and 2 runs scored and DH Fred McGriff was 3-for-5 with a dinger and 3 ribbies in Durham's (TB) 6-5 road loss to Indianapolis (MIL). Upton is going berserk. The 19-year-old Wunderkind is hitting .375 with 5 homers and 10 runs scored in 12 games with the Bulls. Unreal. McGriff is 5-for-18 (.278) in his first 5 games with Durham. RHP Dewon Brazelton pitched a solid game for Durham, allowing 2 runs -- one earned -- and 6 hits in 6 innings, walking one and K'ing 5. Brazelton has a 5.23 ERA after 9 starts.
6 homers in 18 games!!!! oh oh - stop with the moneyball crap, this guy is fine, sure he's not Kevin Youkils but he's sure not even close to Pedro Feliz. He's an average eye guy, with unreal talent. I would suggest checking your leagues rules about picking up Minor Leagers as this is the guy you want right now!!