Bulls

Bulls come back to win on Star Wars night

Posted May 4, 2014
Updated May 5, 2014

— The Durham Bulls scored five runs in the final three innings to notch a come-from-behind, 6-2 win over the Columbus Clippers Sunday evening at the DBAP.

The win evened the four-game series at two wins each and gave the Bulls a 5-3 record on the eight-game homestand. Sunday’s victory came in front of 11,507 fans on Star Wars Night, the fourth-largest crowd in DBAP history.

Tied 1-1 in the fourth inning, the Clippers (13-15) took the lead on a home run by Giovanny Urshela. The solo shot gave Columbus the lead until the sixth, when Durham manufactured a run.

Kevin Kiermaier walked to start the sixth, then stole second, took third on a throwing error and scored on Cole Figueroa’s ground ball.

The Bulls (20-11) took the lead one inning later, when Mike Fontenot doubled and Ali Solis hit a two-run home run over the right field wall. Durham added two insurance runs in the eighth on a two-run single by Fontenot.

Jim Patterson (1-0), called up earlier in the day and appearing in just his second career Triple-A contest, got the win in relief of starter Doug Mathis. Patterson pitched three scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing one hit to earn his first win at the Triple-A level. Columbus starter T.J. House (1-2) took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) over seven innings. Juan Sandoval pitched the final two innings for Durham, earning his first save of 2014 in the process.

The Bulls embark on an eight-game road trip Monday, playing the first of four games against the Syracuse Chiefs. RHP Matt Andriese (1-2, 4.22) takes the hill for Durham opposite RHP Josh Roenicke (0-2, 6.08) for Syracuse. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at NBT Bank Stadium.

BULL-et Points: Mathis made the start in place of Nathan Karns, who was recalled to Tampa Bay earlier in the day… The Bulls are now 8-1 in series finales this season, and 4-1 on Sundays… Sandoval’s save was his first since Aug. 25, 2013 with Double-A Montgomery.

4 Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Had2011 May 5, 2014

    By the way, Anakin was named after Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) not Luke.

  • jimho May 5, 2014

    Thanks for correcting that!

  • Hammerhead May 5, 2014

    View quoted thread


    Comeon editors, step your game up.

  • jimho May 5, 2014

    "Comeback" is a noun. The headline should read "come back".

  • Golf: Senior Open Championship

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR Xfinity Series #1: Iowa

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • San Francisco Giants at LA Dodgers

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • San Francisco Giants at LA Dodgers

    Sunday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Panthertalk with Ron Rivera

    Monday at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Minor League Baseball
International League
Gwinnett 8:35 PT9:35 MT10:35 CT11:35 ET4:35 GMT
Lehigh Valley 
Pawtucket 9:05 PT10:05 MT11:05 CT12:05 ET5:05 GMT
Toledo 
Louisville 10:05 PT11:05 MT12:05 CT1:05 ET6:05 GMT
Syracuse 
Louisville 12:35 PT1:35 MT2:35 CT3:35 ET8:35 GMT
Syracuse 
Rochester 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Indianapolis 
Columbus 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Charlotte 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Norfolk 
Durham 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Buffalo 
ATP Scoreboard
Monday, Jul. 24
Suisse Open Gstaad (ATP)
First Round
Y. Hanfmann6 63 6   
F. Bagnis3 77 4   
N. Gombos710 6    
T. Daniel68 2    
L. Giustino3 2    
D. Istomin6 6    
A. Bellier3 68    
G. Sakharov6 710    
M. Youzhny6 2    
R. Albot4 1    
(6) R. Haase 
R. Olivo 
 
Atlanta Open (ATP)
First Round
L. Lacko6 6    
T. Fabbiano1 2    
(7) H. Chung6 2 3   
T. Paul4 6 6   
(8) J. Donaldson6 6    
E. Escobedo3 1    
S. Kozlov5 67    
Q. Halys7 79    
 
German Open (ATP)
First Round
H. Zeballos77 6    
D. Altmaier62 4    
C. Stebe6 6    
D. Dzumhur3 4    
(6) D. Schwartzma6 6    
A. Haider-Mau2 3    
M. Cecchinato5 2    
F. Mayer7 6    
(4) G. Simon6 4 6   
M. Marterer2 6 4   
(5) B. Paire6 6    
D. Tursunov3 2    
J. Struff6 6    
E. Donskoy3 4    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Monday, Jul. 24
Ericsson Open (WTA)
First Round
(2) A. Sevastova6 6    
A. Blinkova3 1    
T. Korpatsch611 2    
S. Errani713 6    
(7) K. Siniakova5     
R. Peterson3     
 
Jiangxi Open (WTA)
First Round
(4) Q. Wang6 6    
H. Dart4 1    
X. Gao3 64    
S. Hsieh6 77    
X. Han6 78    
P. Plipuech1 66    
F. Liu6 1 6   
X. You3 6 4   
(7) S. Zheng6 2 0   
E. Hozumi2 6 6   
(2) S. Peng7 4 6   
K. Nara5 6 3   
W. Zheng6 5 2   
F. Xun3 7 6   
N. Hibino6 3 6   
K. Zhang2 6 3