As the number of strikeouts increased for Ryan Yarbrough on Friday night against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, all he could do was keep hitting his spots. He went on to strike out a career high 13 batters and that helped him earn his 10th win of the season.
Leadoff batter Johnny Field started the game off with a home run and Durham never looked back. The Bulls extended their winning streak to four games, defeating Charlotte, 8-4 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Former NC State pitcher Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox pitched Friday night for the Charlotte Knights in a Triple-A game against the Durham Bulls. Recovering from a left biceps injury, Rodon pitched well for the first three innings before the Bulls hit him hard for seven runs in the fourth inning on the way to a 9-4 win.