Perhaps it's because Dan Johnson (and Fernando Perez, Justin Ruggiano et al.) are in Tampa now, but the Bulls have fallen behind two games to none in the best-of-five International League finals against the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees. In Pennsylvania last night, the Bulls lost 1-0 in a 13-inning pitching duel.
Tonight, the teams take the field at Durham Bulls Athletic Park at 7:05 p.m. In a clash of multimillion-dollar pitching prospects, Jeff Niemann starts for the Bulls while the Yankees' dubious $20 million investment, Kei Igawa, starts for the visiting nine.
In news from yesterday, Bulls lefty hurler David Price, the consensus top pitching prospect in the minor leagues, was named by USA Today as the minor league player of the year.