Thursday, September 7, 2017

Bulls Win Game One

Durham Bulls 10; Indianapolis Indians 3
Wrap, Box, Play-by-Play

The team on the field mostly resembled the team that played in Durham all year. Notably
  • Johnny Field (111 games) playing center field and leading off: 2 hits, 1 RBI, and scored 3 runs
  • Willy Adames (130 games) playing short and batting third: 2 hits, 1 RBI, 2 runs
  • Jake Bauers (132 games) playing 1B and batting cleanup (Casey Gillaspie having been traded a few weeks ago): 2 hits, 1 RBI, 2 runs
  • Patrick Leonard (131 games) playing in right field and batting 5th: 2 hits, 1 RBI, 1 run (3 k's, though)
  • Kean Wong (105 games) playing 2B, batted 8th: drew a walk and scored a run
The rest of the lineup had seen a good bit of playing time with the Bulls this year. One of them, Daniel Robertson, we saw a lot of last year.
  • Daniel Robertson at 3B, 11 games, batting second: 1 BB 
  • Shane Peterson the DH, 76 games, batting 6th: 1 hit, 1 RBI, 1 run
  • Taylor Featherston in left field, 31 games, batting 7th: 1 hit, 2 RBI
  • Justin O'Conner catching, 20 games: 1 RBI
Even though Indy's pitcher looked awful in the first inning, the game was tight with the Indians coming back with solo home runs in 3rd and 4th. But in the 5th the Bulls started off with two singles and a 2-RBI double. Four runs and seven batters later the Bulls had put up a total of 6 runs and had the game in hand.

Other than the two dingers, 2017 stalwart Ryan Yarborough was terrific. Here's hoping he gets a call-up — after the playoffs are done. I'd like to see him pitch one more game.

The game started with a 1-hour delay and the 9th was played in an absolute deluge.

Meanwhile, up Allentown the RailRiders-IronPigs game was postponed due to rain. Good article on roster turmoil on both teams in the Morning Call.

Can't close without noting that none of the local media appear to have covered the game. Not one TV station or newspaper that I've come across. Shame on them!


  1. Great game by the Bulls...crowd was into it, despite the typical playoff-size turnout. WTVD had some highlights during the 11 p.m. newscast.

  2. missed that. Will take a look at their website. Nothing on WRAL ... which I find odd.

  3. That certainly is odd. I did have to groan when Joe Mazur mentioned "Willy Adams" in the newscast. Ugh.