On The Farm: Dolis Coming On Strong At Tennessee

On The Farm: Dolis Coming On Strong At Tennessee

Friday Aug. 27, 2010
Posted: 9:45 p.m.By Kevin Czerwinski
CSNChicago.com
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Rafael Dolis won his second consecutive start and fourth in five outings on Friday as Tennessee upended Birmingham, 5-2, at Smokies Park.

Dolis 5-3, who is pitching as well as he has all season, scattered eight hits and allowed but runs over six innings. Esmailin Caridad and Blake Parker fourth save allowed one hit over the final three innings.

Brandon Guyer, Steve Clevenger three runs scored and Tony Thomas each had a pair of hits. Clevenger extended his hitting streak to seven games, during which he is batting .640 16-for-25.

In other action, Daytona failed to pick up ground on Tampa in the race for the Florida State Leagues North Division title Friday night. The Cubs dropped a 5-1 decision to Lakeland in 11 innings at Jackie Robinson Stadium while the Yankees were busy losing at Dunedin. Mike Perconte allowed all four 11th-inning runs. Alberto Cabrera allowed an unearned run in 6 13 innings while striking out 10. Carlos Silva pitched 2 23 scoreless innings in a rehab start for Peoria, which upended Cedar Rapids at OBrien Field. D.J. Fitzgerald had two hits, including a homer, and two RBIs.
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The Dash did all their scoring early, jumping out to a 5-0 lead after three innings before holding on for a 5-2 victory over Myrtle Beach at BB&T Ballpark.

Winston-Salem scored three runs in the second and was aided by a pair of Pelican errors. Greg Paiml sandwiched an RBI double in between the miscues while Kenny Williams added a run-scoring sacrifice fly. Kyle Sheltons two-run double was the big blow in the third but that too came about as a result of another Myrtle Beach error.

Joe Serafin allowed both runs in 5 23 innings to collect his second win.

In other action, Birmingham lost at Tennessee, 5-2. Tyler Kuhn had three hits, including a homer and an RBI. Kannapolis dropped a 5-3 decision to Lexington at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium as the Legends scored twice in the ninth to earn the victory. Jacob Petricka 0-1 allowed both runs and suffered the loss. Andre Rienzo, who started and allowed a run in five innings, has a 1.45 ERA over his last nine starts. Rangel Ravelo had two hits and four RBIs to led Bristol past Bluefield. Matthew Heidenreich 6-2 improved to 4-0 in his last five starts after allowing three runs in five innings. Norfolk downed Charlotte, 5-1, at Knights Stadium. Brent Morel was 1-for-4.

Kevin Czerwinski can be reached at ktczerwinski@gmail.com.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Doug McDermott scored a career-high 31 points, Jimmy Butler had a pair of key baskets in the closing minute and the Chicago Bulls beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-104 on Sunday night.

The Bulls broke a 104-all tie with 25 seconds left on a 15-footer from Butler and a pair of free throws by McDermott. Butler also had a go-ahead 18-footer with 53 seconds left and finished with 16 points to help Chicago win its second straight.

Taj Gibson finished with 18 points and eight rebounds for the Bulls.

Mike Conley led Memphis with 28 points and eight assists, and Marc Gasol had 24 points and 11 rebounds.

Chicago was without second-leading scorer Dwyane Wade, who did not play on the second night of a back-to-back after the Bulls beat New Orleans at home Saturday.

The game featured 16 lead changes and 11 ties, with neither team holding a double-digit lead.

Most of McDermott's damage came in the first half after the Bulls struggled shooting in the latter part of the first quarter. McDermott came off the bench to reverse the trend.

McDermott scored 20 points in the first eight minutes of the second quarter, moving Chicago's lead to eight. He had 22 points for the half and the Bulls led 52-46 at the break.

TIP-INS

Bulls: Nikola Mirotic missed his fourth straight game dealing with an illness. ... F Paul Zipser, a rookie from Germany, started his second game and second straight after coming off the bench in his first 10 appearances this season. ... McDermott converted a four-point play in the second quarter. ... McDermott's 22 first-half points were more than his total for the four previous games (21). ... Chicago scored 14 points in the first quarter, a season low for the opening frame. ... The Bulls are now 4-5 on the second night of back-to-backs.

Grizzlies: Gasol made a pair of 3-pointers in the first half, marking 17 games this season he has made multiple shots from outside the arc. ... Memphis made 11 3-pointers in the game and has converted at least 10 3s in 20 games this season, including 11 of the last 14 games.

MLK HOLIDAY

This is the 15th season Memphis has hosted a game on Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. The Grizzlies are 6-9 in the holiday game.

In recognition of the holiday, Memphis wore special MLK50 Pride uniforms. The black jerseys have sea foam blue numbers, letters and piping with the full T-shirt look instead of the normal sleeveless. The piping replicated the railing in front the rooms at the Lorraine Motel, where King was assassinated in 1968, and the blue color was similar to the doors on the rooms.

MISSING WADE

Wade's absence meant missing a reunion with Memphis coach David Fizdale. Both left the Miami Heat organization after last season - Wade signing with the Bulls and Fizdale getting his first head coaching job in Memphis. Fizdale said he is sort of a "basketball romantic" and would like to have seen Wade retire in Miami. But he predicted after the player's career "his statue will be out front and (Wade) will be remembered as the great player that he should be."

UP NEXT

Bulls: Return home to face the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

Grizzlies: Memphis travels to Washington to face the Wizards on Wednesday night.