Bulls 2,

Bulls blank Norfolk Tides

News ReleaseAugust 22, 2012 

Chris Archer, Adam Liberatore and Dane De La Rosa combined for a 3-hit, 2-0 shutout victory in Wednesday’s series opener against the Norfolk Tides. Durham was held to just one hit, but still managed to win their second straight.

Norfolk’s Jake Arrieta (L, 3-4, 4.91) was throwing a one hitter with seven strikeouts until he inexplicably lost control in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Chris Archer (W, 7-9, 3.79) was brilliant on Wednesday night. Making his first start at home since August 7, Archer tossed six and a third innings of shutout ball, allowing just three hits. He struck out eight Tides, improving his season total to 132. That moves him to fifth all-time on the Bulls Triple-A single-season strikeout list.

Wednesday’s box score

NorfolkAbrhbi
Avery cf4000
Adams 2b4000
Flaherty lf3020
Hall dh3000
Mahoney 1b4010
Exposito c 3000
Chavez rf4010
Tolleson 3b3000
Davis ss3000
Totals31040

DurhamAbrhbi
Thompson cf3100
Vogt lf3000
Gimenez dh1011
Anderson 1b3000
Conrad 3b3000
Beckham 2b3000
Brignac ss3000
Feliciano rf3000
Ashley c2100
Totals242141

Norfolk0000000000
Durham0000002002

DP—Norfolk 1. LOB–Norfolk 7, Durham 3. 2B–Flaherty, Chavez

NorfolkIPHRERBBSO
Arrieta (L, 3-4)612258
Mausz100003
Gleason100000

DurhamIPHRERBBSO
Archer (W, 7-9)

61/330028
Liberatore

12/300002
De La Rosa110012

 WP—Arrieta, Liberatore. .

 T—2:37. A–4,277.

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