What had been a Home Run Derby for Texas changed to a pitching duel, with only 1 run apiece in regulation. Durham is really smarting with Harold Bonds out for the duration after hurting his hammy stopping and retreating to second base deciding not to test the arm of CF Tony Kwon. It seemed Durham had the game well in hand after scoring two in the top of the 10th but Everett Hill's two-run blast in the bottom of the inning tied the score once again. For the third game in a row, Pascual Dotel becomes the hero with a walk-off blast in the bottom of the 11th.
Yes indeed the Durham Bulls have their backs against the wall and without Harold Bonds could definitely hamper their chances at a come back. I wouldn't count them out yet, but the coffin door is closed and the final nails are being driven.