Two top 30 prospects, Jake Hager and Jesse Hahn, were named to the FSL South roster, and Ryan Carpenter and Curt Casali were honored as well. Late last night, it was also announced the Rays signed former Washington catcher Jesus Flores to a minor league deal and assigned him to Durham.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (38-21) ***Featured game of the day***
A four run 13th inning broke a longstanding tie in Durham's 6-2 win over Indianapolis. Three straight singles, including one by Wil Myers, opened the big inning and put the Bulls up by one. Vince Belnome followed that up with a two run double, and Cole Figueroa added a two out run with an RBI triple for good measure. Adam Liberatore was credited with the win with three scoreless innings of relief work, but he was just one of several Bulls relievers that combined to dominate the Indians. Steve Geltz, Josh Lueke and Juan Sandoval each pitched two scoreless innings of relief after Alex Colome stumbled through four inefficient innings. He allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two, and only 48 of his 87 pitches were strikes. Despite not entering the game until the seventh inning, Belnome had two hits and reached base three times.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (29-28)
Montgomery was suspended due to rain.
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (25-31)
A rough eighth inning from Charlotte's bullpen cost them in their 8-5 loss to Dunedin. Even though most of the damage was done against relievers, Roberto Gomez really struggled like he did early in the season. He allowed three extra base hits in the first inning leading to three runs, and the rest of his outing wasn't very good despite not allowing any more runs. Gomez finished with three runs allowed in 5.1 innings on nine hits and four walks with no strikeouts. After falling behind 3-1 through one, the Stone Crabs scored four straight runs with a pair of two run innings. One of those innings included a two run home run by Kes Carter, his second of the season. In Dunedin's big eighth inning, Jordan Harrison and Nate Garcia combined to allow five runs, with the biggest hit coming off the bat of Gabe Jacobo, a bases clearing double. Jake Hager led the Charlotte offense with three hits.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (30-27)
Bowling Green was off.
Star of the day-
Goat of the day- Rough one for Charlotte's pitching staff.
Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
First game is a resumption of last night's suspended game
Charlotte @ Dunedin 6:30 PM
Ryan Carpenter (4-3, 3.55) v. Casey Lawrence (3-4, 3.41)
Bowling Green v. Dayton 8:05 PM
Blake Snell (1-4, 3.82) v. Robert Stephenson (5-3, 3.32)
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
40-20 (1st in IL West)
Offense: 291 R (4th) .768 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.31 ERA (1st) 1.22 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP (1), RHP (7), C (12), LHP (13), RHP (16), RHP Brandon Cumpton (25), RHP (26)
Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Cincinnati)
20-36 (5th in SL South)
Offense: 168 R (10th) .630 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.90 ERA (8th) 1.36 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP (12), OF (21), C (23), SS (25), RHP (28), RHP (31)
31-23 (1st in FSL North)
Offense: 220 R (8th) .686 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.15 ERA (1st) 1.14 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP (1), C (11), LHP Tyler Ybarra (31)
Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
24-33 (6th in MWL East)
Offense: 255 R (8th) .660 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 4.58 ERA (16th) 1.41 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Robert Stephenson (2), RHP Nick Travieso (6), OF Jesse Winker (7), LHP Ismael Guillon (9), OF Jeff Gelalich (14), RHP Pedro Diaz (17), Seth Mejias-Brean (19), 3B Tanner Rahier (20), RHP Sal Romano (30)