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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Archer is steady once again, but Bulls go down in 10 innings

Posted By on Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:00 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK It’s Game 2 of the Durham Bulls’ four-game set with the Columbus Clippers, and the Bulls are looking to continue a solid homestand. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls pitcher Chris ArcherSo far they have won four out of five, and are looking for their second straight win after that rain-shortened 4-1 win of Monday night. The Bulls remain in third place in the International League’s South Division, trailing the first-place Charlotte Knights by 10 games with 26 left in the season. There’s a local guy on the mound tonight, as Clayton High alum Chris Archer (6-8, 4.15)...

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Durham Bulls in Late Night Rain Delay

Posted By on Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Bulls-Clippers, the DBAP, around 8:15pm last night. Durham/DBAP - Last night’s game between the Durham Bulls and the Columbus Clippers was delayed by thirty-three minutes due to rain. First pitch ended up being at 7:38. Sprinkles of rain were on and off for the first three and a half innings. I’m no meteorologist, but the weather is changing this week: The expected high temperatures over the next five days are in the low eighties. Whatever dynamics are in play, the variety of clouds over the DBAP tonight, before darkness fell, was astonishing. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Bulls can't complete sweep despite two hits from Longoria

Posted By on Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK It’s the finale of the four-game series with the rival Gwinnett Braves, and the Bulls are going for a sweep. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls outfielder Evan LongoriaThe Bulls are in third place in the International League’s South Division — 10 games behind the division-leading Charlotte Knights — but ahead of the last-place Braves and just three games behind second-place Norfolk. Today is “Negro League Night” (sic; there is actually a 5:05 start, making it a day game.) The teams will appear in classic replica uniforms of teams of the Negro American and Negro National League, giving...

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Vogt's bat leads Bulls as Colome makes solid Triple-A debut

Posted By on Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 11:19 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK It’s Game 2 of the Bulls’ four-game home series with the rival Gwinnett Braves, and Durham has a chance to escape the cellar-dwelling visitors. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls outfielder Stephen VogtThe Bulls come into the contest 11 games behind the first-place Charlotte Knights in the International League’s South Division race with 31 games to play. Durham is two games ahead of Gwinnett and four back of second-place Norfolk. Evan Longoria will continue his rehab stint as the Bulls’ designated hitter. And the pitching staff will try to continue its recent successes, having tossed back-to-back shutouts for...

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Archer, Bulls nip Gwinnett for second straight 1-0 victory

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 10:57 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK The Durham Bulls return home to start their penultimate homestand of the season, taking on their old rival Gwinnett Braves. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls pitcher Chris ArcherBoth are all but out of the race in the International League’s South Division, as the Bulls come into the night 11 games behind the first-place Charlotte Knights while the Braves are one more game back. Of particular interest is the continuing rehab stint of Evan Longoria, who is playing his first home game for the Bulls since Sept. 1, 2009. Longoria is 3-for-17 in six games for Durham this...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Durham Bulls' bullpen blanks Rochester: Two, three, two and two

Posted By on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 6:00 AM

DBAP/ DURHAM—In the second game of Sunday night's doubleheader, Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo took advantage of an unusual luxury: a rested bullpen. He needed it, because starter Chris Archer, returning from a oblique strain, was limited to 45 pitches, which translated to 2 2/3 innings of work. It was a seven-inning game, as per minor-league rules in doubleheaders, so four relievers collaborated on 4 1/3 relief innings, allowing two runs. Montoyo did some situational matchup managing, something he seldom does even when's able to. Left-hander Adam Liberatore came in to face one batter, a lefty (who got him for a...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Durham Bulls split doubleheader with Rochester Red Wings: flash forward, same shot

Posted By on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 6:00 AM

File photo by Al Drago.The Durham Bulls' Stephen Vogt. DBAP/ DURHAM—Henry Wrigley's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning—which in a minor-league doubleheader is the last—broke a 3-3 tie to give the Durham Bulls a 4-3 win over the Rochester Red Wings and a split of their twi-night doubleheader on Sunday. The Red Wings took the first game, 5-1, behind the starting pitching of Jeff Manship, who has been pitching for Rochester for parts of the last four seasons (and goes back in Bulls' lore at least as far as this game story from 2010). His name also...

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Vogt, Rhymes show clout as Bulls top Wings again

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK The Bulls’ homestand continues with another four-game series against a representative from the North Division. Tonight under cloudy skies in come the Rochester Red Wings, who are a game above .500 but in fifth place in the loaded division.Photo by Chris BairdLance Pendleton got in five innings before the rain to pick up the victory. The Bulls won three of four against the Red Wings in their earlier series on the road. Lance Pendleton (4-4, 4.24) will go for the Bulls tonight against Esmerling Vasquez (3-4, 3.38). Durham takes the lead early, holding on for a...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Figueroa, Bulls take second straight from Lehigh Valley

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 10:57 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK One win to stop a seven-game losing streak has gotten the Durham Bulls back to above .500 at home (24-23) and to within 10 games of a playoff spot. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls infielder Cole FigueroaBut getting something going against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, leaders of the International League’s North Division, is the challenge. Tonight the Bulls will take on Ryne Sandberg’s club in the third of a four-game set, with steady battler Matt Torra (8-6, 4.22) taking on Pat Misch (7-10, 4.50). Sparked by the bottom of the order Durham escapes with its second straight...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Paduch, Bulls end streak without a walk or a strikeout

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK — The Durham Bulls got themselves into a big hole with a rough road trip, and tonight they’ll look for a way to begin climbing out. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls pitcher Jim PaduchThe Lehigh Valley IronPigs, who lead the International League’s North Division, took the opener of the four-game set 6-3 on Monday night to send the Bulls to their seventh straight defeat. And the Bulls come into the contest 10½ games out of the nearest playoff spot. The Bulls will send Jim Paduch (4-7, 5.45) to the hill against the IronPigs’ Scott Elarton (5-7, 5.21)....

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Four-homer barrage gives Norfolk split of two-game series

Posted By on Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 10:48 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK It’s the second game of a short two-game series with the Norfolk Tides, and the Bulls are looking for a win in their last chance to play at home in quite a while. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls infielder Shawn O'MalleyBecause of a pair of road series bookending the All-Star Break, the Bulls won’t be back home again until July 16. Taking the hill for the Bulls will be lefty Alex Torres (3-3, 6.52), who has had plenty of ups and downs this season. Tommy Hunter (1-0, 1.29) will pitch for Norfolk. It’s a slugfest, with the...

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Brignac, Beckham blasts lead Bulls to rout of Norfolk

Posted By on Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 9:49 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK The Durham Bulls seem to be on the road most years on July 4, but tonight they’ll host the Norfolk Tides in the opener of a two-game set before they hit the road again. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls infielder Reid BrignacWith the city’s Independence Day fireworks show to follow, the largest crowd of the season is expected on a night with temperatures in the 90s. Matt Joyce, who was with the Bulls in 2009 when they won the Triple-A National Championship, is with the Bulls on Major League rehab. Jim Paduch (4-6, 5.31) will pitch for...

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Big ninth inning from hot Syracuse Chiefs beats Bulls 11-7

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK It’s the finale of the Bulls’ homestand as well as their four-game set with the Syracuse Chiefs, who came in as the hottest team in the International League. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls infielder Tim BeckhamBoth teams have been hot lately, and it’s not just because of the 102-degree temperature at first pitch.Syracuse has won 10 of its last 11 games, while the Bulls have won six of their last eight. The Bulls will be looking for a split on the heels of a 14-3 debacle on Thursday night. Matt Buschmann (0-0, 3.38) will make his first...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pendleton's arm, Thompson's bat help Bulls end Chiefs' streak

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK The Durham Bulls have been on a hot streak lately, and right now they’re taking on an opponent that has been even hotter. The Syracuse Chiefs bring a nine-game win streak into tonight’s contest with the Bulls, following a 3-2, 12-inning victory here in Tuesday night’s series opener. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls starter Dane De La RosaDurham had won five straight heading into that contest. The Bulls will try to get it back tonight, as Alex Torres (2-3, 6.59) takes the hill against Tanner Roark (4-9, 5.37). The visitors take an early lead before the Bulls...

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Durham Bulls Fall to Syracuse Chiefs in 12 Innings: Something Had to Give

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Kyle Farnsworth delivers to Chris Gimenez in pre-game warmups at the DBAP DURHAM/DBAP—The Durham Bulls entered last night’s series opener with the Syracuse Chiefs having won five games in a row. After losing 13 consecutive games in April, Charlie Montoyo’s club had clawed its way to within five games of a .500 record, within sight (at least with binoculars) of playoff contention with almost half a season remaining, a semi-remarkable achievement, especially considering the weekly/daily roster turnover due to injuries and other problems with Tampa Bay and in Durham. Meanwhile, the Chiefs entered the game having won eight games in...

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Durham Bulls cruise past Buffalo 11-5: Pretty in Pink

Posted By on Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo, coaching third base; Bisons manager Wally Backman in the dugout Durham/DBAP — I grew up in “little” Washington, North Carolina, a town of around 10,000 people in the Coastal Plains. In 1979 we scored cable television and suddenly we had 162 New York Mets games per year on WOR. For a period spanning roughly the 1980s I was an addicted Mets fan, aided by a couple of family trips to see the team play in Shea Stadium. In 1988 my obsession reached fever level. I had quit playing organized baseball earlier that year, the first time...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mud Hens get revenge, crack 15 hits to split series with Bulls

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 4:09 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK It’s the finale of a four-game series between the Bulls and the Toledo Mud Hens, and Durham is looking to get a little momentum. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls infielder Shawn O'MalleyAfter losing the series opener the Bulls have won two straight as they go into a damp afternoon contest that will be shown live on MLB Network. Jim Paduch (2-4, 4.35) will take the hill for Durham against southpaw Andy Oliver (3-5, 3.93) as the Bulls go into an off-day Wednesday before heading out on an eight-game road trip to the North Division. Toledo bangs out...

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Brignac, Bulls slam Toledo for second straight night

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK The Durham Bulls mixed in a win last time out, and following a long rain delay they’ll try for a second straight against another team going through a tough stretch. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls shortstop Reid BrignacFirst pitch will be 101 minutes late in the third game of their four-game home series with the Toledo Mud Hens. Neither game has been close so far, as the visitors won the opener 11-1 and then the Bulls took a 7-1 win behind a solid start from Matt Torra on Sunday. Tonight Lance Pendleton (2-2, 3.55) will take the...

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Torra, Bulls play at the top of their game, wallop Toledo

Posted By on Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK Once again the Durham Bulls will try to break an extended losing streak as they play the second of a four-game set of another team that has been struggling. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls pitcher Matt TorraDurham has dropped five straight while the Toledo Mud Hens, who finally won here last night in an 11-1 rout, have lost five of their last six. The heat is turned up a bit for the first time in a while, as temperatures are in the mid-80s for the first pitch of the late-afternoon contest. Matt Torra (4-6, 5.02), just off...

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tough night for Bulls as Toledo breaks skein with 11-1 rout

Posted By on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 11:07 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK The Durham Bulls will be looking for a reset this weekend, in a series between two teams headed in the wrong direction. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls infielder Cole FigueroaTonight’s contest opens a four-game series with the Toledo Mud Hens, arguably the other most famous of current Triple-A franchises ever since Jamie Farr’s Cpl. Max Klinger made the Mud Hens famous through the long-ago hit CBS series M*A*S*H. The Bulls come in having lost four games in a row, while Toledo’s current losing streak is six. Shane Dyer (1-1, 5.40) will take on Toledo’s Jacob Turner (0-1,...

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Yankees, Warren beat Bulls, Archer in local stars' pitching duel

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 10:30 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK The Durham Bulls will take on the Empire State Yankees for the last time this regular season, and tonight there is a rarity in the pitching matchup. Photo courtesy Empire State YankeesYankees pitcher Adam WarrenBoth starters have ties with Triangle educational institutions. International League strikeout leader and Clayton High product Chris Archer (3-7, 5.09) will go for the Bulls against UNC alumnus Adam Warren (3-3, 4.33). The Bulls need a win to tie the season series with the Yankees, who are playing an entire season away from their permanent home in Moosic, Pa., while the ballpark...

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Durham Bulls fall to Yankees (again): Merry-go-round-of-food

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Durham/DBAP—I’m writing this game story from my place on Erwin Road not far from Weaver Dairy in Chapel Hill. It’s a spot equidistant from downtown Durham and Carrboro, the two locations that have overtaken downtown Franklin Street as the hip epicenters of the left edge of the Triangle over the last two decades. Increasingly, and rapidly, Durham surpasses Carrboro by several leagues of complexity and intrigue. Bulls Manager Charlie Montoyo. Photo by McKenzie Floyd. This really has nothing to do with tonight’s 6-2 loss by the Durham Bulls to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the third straight loss by the Bulls to...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Empire State homers spark second straight win over Bulls

Posted By on Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 10:50 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK The Durham Bulls come into the second game of their current homestand probably looking for a normal contest after what happened Tuesday night. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls catcher Stephen VogtThe Empire State Yankees won that one 12-8, an interminably long contest that featured two three-run homers for each team. Durham is ahead in the season series with the Yankees, who are scheduled to land in Moosic, Pa., again next season but this year play half-time at a temporary home in Rochester and the rest of their home games seemingly all over the Northeast. Tonight Lance Pendleton...

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Durham Bulls outslugged by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: Doc Watson R.I.P.

Posted By on Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:00 AM

DBAP/Durham - During the seventh-inning stretch of last night’s 12-8 slugfest between the Durham Bulls and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees at the DBAP (the Bulls scored eight to the winner’s twelve), a moving tranquility happened. There was a moment of silence for the immortal traditional musician from Deep Gap, N.C., Doc Watson, who died last week at age 89. In a game in which I was numbed by 25 hits and 11 bases on balls from the two teams, the paralyzing cacophony was stopped for a moment of tribute to Watson, one of the greatest guitar pickers in American history (whether...

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Matsui mania indeed! Japanese slugger has three hits, sets up winner for Bulls in 10-inning thriller with Norfolk

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK It’s the finale of the Durham Bulls’ homestand, which may become known for years as the “Matsui mania” stand. Photo courtesy Durham BullsBulls outfielder Hideki MatsuiHideki Matsui and many of the 35 Japanese journalists he has in tow are still in the house as he tries to impress the Tampa Bay Rays enough for a callup. Matsui, who will play left field for the second straight night, comes into tonight’s contest hitting .121 with no homers and four RBI in nine games in the cleanup spot. Whether or not Matsui will still be with the Bulls...

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