Down on the farm April 26: Myers, Shaffer go deep

Wil Myers was one of two top Rays prospects to homer Thursday - USA TODAY Sports

As did Shawn O'Malley which is a lot less likely than the other two

Bare bones version today since I'm using hotel internet.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (14-7) lost to Toledo 9-7

Game log
Box score

Wil Myers 2/4, 1 run, 1 double, 1 home run, 2 runs batted in, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
Brandon Guyer 1/3, 1 run, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 1 stolen base
Tim Beckham 1/4, 1 run, 1 double, 1 strikeout

Chris Archer 5 innings pitched, 7 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts, 3 home runs allowed (falls to 3-1)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (12-9) defeats Birmingham 11-3

Game log
Box score

Mike Mahtook 1/4, 2 runs scored, 2 runs batted in, 1 stolen base
Todd Glaesmann 1/4, 1 run batted in, 1 walk

Jake Thompson 4 innings pitched, 5 hits, 2 runs (0 earned), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts
Andrew Bellatti 1.2 innings pitched, 2 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 1 walk, 2 strikeouts (improves to 1-0)

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (8-12) lost to Ft. Myers 5-3

Game log
Box score

Jake Hager 1/3, 1 run batted in, 1 stolen base
Drew Vettleson 1/4, 1 run batted in, 1 strikeout
Luke Scott 0/4, 1 strikeout (DH)
Richie Shaffer 1/4, 1 run, 1 home run, 1 run batted in

Ryan Carpenter 4 innings pitched, 8 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 0 walks, 4 strikeouts (falls to 2-1)

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (15-5) defeated Burlington 4-2

Game log
Box score

Andrew Toles 2/4, 1 run, 1 run batted in, 1 strikeout
Patrick Leonard 0/4, 1 strikeout
Tyler Goeddel did not play

Dylan Floro 5 innings pitched, 5 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts (improves to 2-0)


Star of the day- Wil Myers' power has been emerging a little.

Goat of the day- For the second straight day, a Durham starter had a hard time keeping the ball in the park.

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Toledo 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Alex Torres (1-0, 1.69) v. Casey Crosby (1-3, 4.58)

Montgomery v. Birmingham 8:05 PM
Matt Buschmann (2-1, 4.58) v. Spencer Arroyo (1-1, 3.72)

Charlotte @ Ft. Myers 7:05 PM
Parker Markel (0-2, 7.36) v. Tom Stuifebergen (1-1, 2.88)

Bowling Green v. Burlington Bees 8:05 PM
Sean Bierman (2-0, 0.56) v. Ryan Crowley (1-0, 3.00)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition (standings current, stats only through Wednesday's games)

Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit)
7-15 (4th in IL West)
Offense: 58 R (14th) .603 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 2.81 ERA (1st) 1.19 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Nick Castellanos (1), RHP Bruce Rondon (3), LHP Casey Crosby (8), RHP Jose Ortega (16), C Bryan Holaday (24), RHP Luke Putkonen (25), 1B Jordan Lennerton (31), RHP Luis Marte (32), RHP Evan Reed (33)

Birmingham Barons (White Sox)
12-9 (1st in SL North)
Offense: 94 R (3rd) .697 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 2.98 ERA (2nd) 1.12 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Trayce Thompson (2), RHP Erik Johnson (4), OF Keenyn Walker (5), LHP Scott Snodgress (6), 1B Andy Wilkins (12), RHP Jake Petricka (16), 2B Tyler Saladino (26), Nestor Molina (28)

Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
16-4 (1st in FSL South)
Offense: 118 R (1st) .829 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.79 ERA (7th) 1.20 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Miguel Sano (1), 2B Eddie Rosario (8), RHP Madison Boer (22), LHP Jason Wheeler (25), RHP Adrian Salcedo (27), 1B Kennys Vargas (29), RHP Matt Summers (30), RHP Zack Jones (33)

Burlington Bees (Anaheim)
6-11 (8th in MWL West)
Offense: 49 R (14th) .644 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 4.30 ERA (13th) 1.43 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Reid Scroggins (15), RHP Cam Bedrosian (28)

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