Rays Down On The Farm: July 27

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A recap of the minor league action.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (67-40)

The Bull's struggles to send home runners in scoring position cost them in their 3-2 defeat. Despite collecting ten hits and three walks, the Bulls only scored two runs; the team went 3-14 with runners in scoring position. Tim Beckham, Cole Figueroa, Kevin Kiermaier, and Jesus Flores all had two hits. Matt Buschmann was very solid, going six strong innings with only one run crossing the plate. Jeff Beliveau gave up the two decisive runs in the seventh inning.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (53-51)

A strong effort by Jacob Thompson gave the Biscuits a 5-1 victory in the first game of the double header. Robby Price, Cameron Seitzer, Todd Glaesmann, and Kyeong Kang all had two hits, while Hector Guervara drove two runners home. Robby Price hit his fifth home run of the year. Thompson, the starter, went one out shy of a seven inning complete game, allowing only one run on four hits and two walks.

A nice outing by Romero was wasted thanks to some poor defense and hitting as the Biscuits lost the second game 1-0. Romero went only five innings despite allowing only one hit and one unearned run thanks to four errors by the defense that extended his innings. He walked three batters and struck out eight. The offense only managed five baserunners against a combination of five opposing pitchers.

Advanced Class-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (47-53)

The Stone Crabs dropped the first game of their double header by the score of 5-4. Richie Shaffer went 2-4 with two doubles while Willie Argo drove home two runners with two hits. Roberto Gomez allowed four runs in his six innings; Shay Crawford allowed the losing run in relief.

The second game of the night was another one run affair with Charlotte dropping the game by the score of 3-2. After Brandon Gomes went 1.2 scoreless innings in his rehab outing; Sean Bierman went the remaining 6.1 innings, allowing four runs despite a six to zero stirkeout to walk ratio. Drew Vettleson, Alejandro Segovia, and Kes Carter all had two hits, with Carter launching his 6th home run of the year.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (61-41)

A big offensive day for Patrick Leonard powered the Hot Rods to a 7-3 victory. Patrick Leonard had three of the team's 11 hits and plated three runners. Meanwhile, Justin O'Conner hit his 10th home run of the year. In six innings, Reinaldo Lopez allowed two runs and struck out ten batters.

Class-A Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (22-17)

Ben Griset's stellar pitching performance gave the Hudson Valley Renegades a 3-1 win. Griset went six scoreless innings, scattering four hits, walking none, and striking out seven. Johnny Field, Oscar Hernandez, and John Alexander all hit doubles.

Rookie Princeton Rays (7-27)

Jacob Faria's rough start put the Rays into a hole they couldn't get out of in their 6-3 loss. Faria lasted only 3.1 innings, allowing eight hits and five runs. The Rays collected only four hits, though they walked six times. No player reached base more than twice.

GCL Rays (14-17)

Once again, the GCL Orioles slipped by the GCL Rays, this time by the score of 4-3. Christopher Crisostomo allowed all four runs in his five innings of work; Andres Gonzales pitched four clean frames. Kean Wong collected three hits, two of them triples, while Nick Ciuffo added two hits.

Star of the Day: Ben Griset pitched a stellar game.

Goat of the Day: Princeton is now 7-27 on the year, with much of the blame to be placed on an offense that can't consistently score even average run totals.

Today's Games:

Durham @ Columbus 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
J Martin (12-4, 2.82) v. Bauer (5-2, 3.84)

Montgomery v. Jacksonville 7:35 PM (MiLB.TV)
Mateo (4-8, 4.97) v. TBD

Charlotte @ Tampa 5:30 PM

TBD v. Dietrich Enns* (0-3, 2.93)

Bowling Green @ Lansing 7:05 PM

Ames (7-2, 2.43) v. Cole (5-9, 3.95)

Hudson Valley v. Aberdeen 7:05 PM
TBD v. TBD

Princeton @ Bluefield 7:05 PM
Jorge Rodriguez* (0-4, 5.27) v. Labourt (1-1, 1.54)

GCL Rays v. GCL Orioles 10 AM
TBA v. TBA

DRaysBay Top 50 Prospect Stat Lines

Tim Beckham: 2-5
Cole Figueroa: 2-4
CJ Riefenhauser: 1 IP, H, 0 R
Mikie Mahtook: 0-5, K
Cameron Seitzer: 3-6
Todd Glaesmann: 2-6, K
Ryan Brett: 1-4, K
Jake Hager: 1-8, 3 Ks
Drew Vettleson: 2-7, BB, 4 Ks
Richie Shaffer: 2-8, 2 2B, 3 Ks
Jeff Malm: 1-7, 2B
Kes Carter: 2-5, HR, K
Andrew Toles: 1-5, 3 Ks
Justin O'Conner: 1-5, HR, 2 Ks
Tyler Goeddel: 1-4, K
Patrick Leonard: 3-4, 2B
Brandon Martin: 1-3, K
Oscar Hernandez: 1-4, 2B
Granden Goetzman: 1-3, K
Bralin Jackson: 0-5, K
Yoel Araujo: 1-3, 2B, BB


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