Geltz Gets Win In First Durham Appearance...
In a game that saw it's share of goose-eggs on the scoreboard and big league talent on the diamond, a former Torrington Twisters was left standing at the end.
The Durham Bulls beat the Norfolk Tides by a 2-0 score in 12 innings on Saturday night, scratching out two runs in the top of the 12th.
Steve Geltz, who was traded from the Anaheim Angels to the Tampa Bay Rays after spring training broke, got the win with two innings of shutout ball.
Geltz struck out two and walked three in his two innings of work.
The Buffalo, New York resident played in Torrington in 2008 and was drafted by the Angels on June 20.
Geltz appeared in four games a year ago for the Angels and on Saturday night he was in some very good company on the mound.
Jair Jurrjens started for the Tides, a Baltimore AAA team and threw six scoreless frames, allowing just one hit while striking out 7.
Jurrjens is looking to work his way back to the All-Star form he had with the Braves early in his career.
Mark Hendrickson, who spent six years in the majors with five different clubs after changing careers from the hardwood to the diamond.
The 6'9" lefty played for the Philadelphia 76er's during the 1996-1997 season and until 2000 with muliple clubs before deciding on baseball for his main career.
Hendrickson gave up the two runs and was charged with the loss.
Former New York Yankee, Scott Proctor, who spent six years in the majors pitching for six teams, got the Tides out of the inning in the 12th.
That's a lot of former major league talent looking to get back into the show and one young man looking to get a longer look at the view from the top...