It was a pretty rough day down on the farm. Bowling Green split their doubleheader, and that win was the only one for the organization.
AAA Durham Bulls (55-61)
Durham lost a late lead going for the sweep against Gwinnett and lost to the Braves 6-4. Wearing Negro League uniforms to honor some of the great teams of the past, each team was scoreless through three innings. Each team scored one run in the 4th and two in the 5th before Durham took a one run lead in the 7th when Cole Figueroa singled home Chris Gimenez. Unfortunately, the Braves got to Dane De La Rosa in the 9th for three runs, and Durham was unable to get the tying runs home in the bottom half of the inning. Evan Longoria batted third as Durham's DH once again and went 2/3 with an RBI and a walk. Brooks Conrad got his first hit with Durham against his old organization and is now batting .100 with the Bulls. Figueroa and Reid Brignac each had two hits.
AA Montgomery Biscuits (24-19)
A day after his on base streak ended, Hak-Ju Lee led off the game with a home run. Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there in Montgomery's 7-1 loss to Jacksonville. The Suns would take the lead in the bottom half of the 1st and extended it from there. Jake Thompson started for Montgomery and struggled, allowing six runs (five earned) in four innings on seven hits and four walks. After he exited the game, C.J. Riefenhauser made his Montgomery debut, back in the bullpen where it seems like he belongs. He struck out one in three scoreless innings, only allowing one baserunner when he hit a batter. Lee later walked in the game, and Kyeong Kang struck out four times.
High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (16-27)
Alonso grad and top pitching prospect Jose Fernandez mowed down the Stone Crabs in Charlotte's 2-0 loss to Jupiter. The first round pick struck out five and allowed one run and one hit in five scoreless innings. Jupiter only needed two batters to accumulate their offense for the game; after a leadoff single by Noah Perio, Marcell Ozuna hit a two run homer, and that would be it for the scoring. Victor Mateo settled in after that and finished with two runs allowed in seven innings. Charlotte only collected five singles, and Philip Wunderlich had three of them. Giancarlo Stanton went 2/4 with a double in his rehab appearance with Jupiter.
Low-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (26-16)
In the resumption of the suspended game, Fort Wayne built on their lead and defeated Bowling Green 7-2. Already leading 2-0, the TinCaps scored five more runs to lead 7-0 before Bowling Green even got on the board. Ryan Carpenter started the initial game on Saturday and took the loss with just one inning of work due to the suspension. Jason McEachern started the game as it resumed and allowed four runs on seven hits in three innings. The Hot Rods got on the board in the top of the 6th when Drew Vettleson hit a solo home run, his 11th of the season. They scored their second run on a Cameron Seitzer RBI single.
Bowling Green flipped the script in game two and scored the first seven runs of the game in their 7-4 game two win. Already up 3-0 in the 3rd inning, Tyler Goeddel delivered the big blow with a bases clearing triple, his second extra base hit of the game. They're the first two hits Goeddel has had in August. Parkel Markel gets credited with a quality start, but he really stumbled through six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks. Fort Wayne got the tying run to the plate in the 7th, but Austin Hubbard came on to record the last out. Jake Hager had two hits and drove in two runs.
Short Season-A Hudson Valley Renegades (30-16)
Hudson Valley was rained out.
The P-Rays offense was quiet in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Kingsport. Kevin Brandt started for Princeton and was solid, allowing one run on seven hits in five innings while striking out four. Down 1-0 in the 5th, the Rays scored a run with two outs when Ismel Antunez singled home John Alexander who had doubled earlier in the inning. Jacob Faria entered the game one inning later and promptly allowed a two run homer to Jeyckol De Leon. Antunez and Omar Narvaez were the only Rays to reach base twice.
Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (18-24)
GCL Rays were off.
Star of the day- Tyler Goeddel has been struggling as of late, but he had a big game on Sunday.
Goat of the day- Besides Goeddel, most of the hitters struggled.
Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Durham v. Columbus 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
v. Matt Packer (0-0)
Montgomery @ Jacksonville 7:05 PM
v. Brian Flynn (1-0, 3.86)
Charlotte is off
Bowling Green @ Fort Wayne 7:05 PM
Jake Floethe* (9-3, 3.24) v. Chris Fetter* (0-1, 4.70)
Hudson Valley @ Jamestown 7:05 PM
Sean Bierman* (3-1, 2.62) v. Ramon Del Orbe* (1-4, 4.25)
Princeton @ Kingsport 7 PM
Blake Snell (4-1, 1.79) v. Andrew Massie (0-1, 5.11)
GCL Rays v. GCL
TBA v. TBA
*Listed as TBA on MiLB.com
Scouting the opposition
Columbus Clippers (Cleveland)
61-55 (2nd in IL West)
Offense: 579 R (1st) .782 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.97 ERA (6th) 1.31 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Chen Lee (4), LHP Scott Barnes (9), RHP Tyler Sturdevant (12), 2B Cord Phelps (15), LHP T.J. McFarland (21), 1B Lars Anderson
Jacksonville Suns (Miami)
23-20 (2nd in SL South)
Offense: 464 R (7th) .678 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.76 ERA (2nd) 1.30 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Kyle Jensen (19), RHP A.J. Ramos (20), C Kyle Skipworth (21), RHP Joey O'Gara (25), LHP Brian Flynn
Fort Wayne TinCaps (San Diego)
25-17 (2nd in MWL East)
Offense: 488 R (14th) .696 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.64 ERA (6th) 1.33 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Austin Hedges (5), RHP Joe Ross (9), SS Jace Peterson (17)
Jamestown Jammers (Miami)
(Record) (Place in division)
Offense: 177 R (14th) .653 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.36 ERA (6th) 1.37 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Jesus Solorzano (16), RHP Mason Hope (23)
14-28 (4th in APP West)
Offense: 157 R (9th) .614 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 6.17 ERA (10th) 1.61 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Juan Urbina (18), OF Bradley Marquez (25), SS Gavin Cecchini
25-17 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 175 R (8th) .682 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 2.78 ERA (1st) 1.21 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Byron Buxton