Rays down on the farm July 29: Odorizzi goes for second no-no

Sunday was Jake Odorizzi's longest start in a month - Jared Wickerham

He came up short, but Jake Odorizzi got back on track with a strong start

I'm not sure how many innings it would've taken Princeton to score yesterday.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (69-40)

Jake Odorizzi made a strong bid for his second no-hitter of the year in Durham's 4-1 win over Columbus. Odorizzi lasted six innings before he finally allowed his first hit in the game, a leadoff double in the seventh inning. He allowed another hit that inning, but a double play helped him escape trouble. He finished after seven scoreless innings, striking out seven and only allowing the two hits and two walks. A wild pitch and error aided Durham scoring their first run of the game in the sixth, and Jason Bourgeois drove in the eventual game winning run later that inning with a single. Bourgeois had another RBI single two innings later that scored their fourth run. Tim Beckham had his second two hit game since returning from the inactive list.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (16-20)

Jake Floethe allowed three first inning runs to get the ball rolling on a 12-6 Montgomery loss. A two run double made it a 2-0 game, but a Todd Glaesmann single in the fourth would cut that lead in half. Floethe couldn't secure the shutdown inning though, and the Braves would score the next six runs of the game to blow it open. Floethe himself finished after 4.2 innings, allowing eight runs (five earned) on 11 hits and five walks with two strikeouts. Walks killed Montgomery all day with three Biscuits combining to walk 12 batters in addition to the 13 hits allowed. Robi Estrada drove in a pair of runs with a double, but Montgomery's five late runs weren't nearly enough. Hector Guevara reached base three times.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (20-15)

A pair of two run homers in the seventh inning led Charlotte to an 8-2 win over Tampa. After tying the game at two an inning earlier, Ryan Brett gave the Stone Crabs the lead with a run scoring double, and he came around to score on a Kes Carter single. After a Drew Vettleson groundout, Richie Shaffer homered to extend the lead to 6-2, and Alejandro Segovia followed that up two batters later with one of his own. Lenny Linsky got the win with 3.2 great innings of relief, striking out three and only allowing a hit and walk. Jake Partridge started, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 4.1 innings and struck out four. The top four batters in Charlotte's lineup, Brett, Carter, Vettleson and Shaffer, all had two hits.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (24-12)

Bowling Green scored four first run innings and rolled to a 7-1 win over Lansing. The four run inning was topped off by Marty Gantt double that scored two runs as the Hot Rods batted around. Andrew Toles led off the second with another hit and came around to score on a Justin O'Conner single. With the run support behind him, Jordan Harrison threw five scoreless innings, striking out four and allowing five hits and three walks. Toles had four hits at the top of the lineup, and Gantt also homered later in the game and finished with four RBI. Tommy Coyle reached base four times and stole a pair of bases.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (23-18)

Hudson Valley allowed a pair of home runs in a 4-2 loss to Brooklyn. In a 1-1 game in the fifth, Kevin Brandt allowed the Cyclones' first home run, a two run shot that would prove to be the game winner. Brandt would finish the game with three runs allowed in six innings on five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. A balk would allow the Renegades to pull within one, but Harmen Sidhu allowed a solo home run in the seventh for some Brooklyn insurance. John Alexander had two hits, drove in a run and scored the one on the balk.

Rookie Princeton Rays (7-29)

Princeton lost game one of their doubleheader 6-0, and they lost game two 2-0. They combined for six hits. Jorge Rodriguez allowed six runs in game one in four innings, and Hunter Wood allowed one in four innings in game two.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (13-16)

The GCL Rays were off.


Star of the day- Odorizzi snapped his rough start streak at two.

Goat of the day- Princeton Rays

Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)

Durham @ Columbus 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Mike Montgomery (5-4, 4.15) v. Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-6, 3.97)

Montgomery @ Mississippi 8 PM (MiLB.TV)
Marquis Fleming (2-4, 4.81) v. Gus Schlosser (6-3, 2.45)

Charlotte @ Lakeland 6:30 PM
Felipe Rivero* (6-7, 4.13) v. Jeff Ferrell (4-5, 3.57)

Bowling Green @ Lansing 7:05 PM
Matt Spann (3-1, 2.20) v. Ben White (6-6, 3.57)

Hudson Valley @ Brooklyn 7 PM
Chris Kirsch* (1-2, 3.54) v. Seth Lugo* (2-3, 4.60)

Princeton @ Johnson City 7 PM
German Marquez (1-3, 4.00) v. Alexander Reyes (2-3, 3.96)

GCL Rays v. GCL Red Sox 12 PM

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Columbus Clippers (Cleveland)
51-59 (3rd in IL West)
Offense: 441 R (12th) .694 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.97 ERA (6th) 1.38 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Trevor Bauer (2), RHP Danny Salazar (6), RHP C.C. Lee (10), LHP Scott Barnes (11), OF Tim Fedroff (19), SS Juan Diaz (32)

Mississippi Braves
17-17 (3rd in SL South)
Offense: 423 R (5th) .674 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.11 ERA (1st) 1.28 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP J.R. Graham (2), C Christian Bethancourt (3), 3B Edward Salcedo (17), RHP Juan Jaime (20), OF Robby Hefflinger (29), RHP Aaron Northcraft (30)

Lakeland Flying Tigers
15-16 (3rd in FSL North)
Offense: 382 R (11th) .670 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.69 ERA (5th) 1.32 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Steven Moya (15), SS Dixon Machado (27)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto)
12-23 (8th in MWL East)
Offense: 419 R (16th) .661 OPS (16th)
Pitching: 4.15 ERA (12th) 1.47 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Roberto Osuna (4), LHP Daniel Norris (8), C Santiago Nessy (14), OF Dwight Smith Jr. (16), 2B Christian Lopes (23), OF Chris Hawkins (30)

Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
19-20 (3rd in McNamara)
Offense: 116 R (14th) .602 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 2.64 ERA (2nd) 1.12 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Gavin Cecchini (2), OF Jared King, 2B L.J. Mazzilli

Johnson City Cardinals
16-19 (4th in APP West)
Offense: 167 R (3rd) .704 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 3.87 ERA (6th) 1.50 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Steve Bean (20)

GCL Red Sox
18-13 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 121 R (15th) .677 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.16 ERA (2nd) 1.22 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Trey Ball, C Jon Denney

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