Down on the farm July 4: Upper level All-Stars named

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Vince Belnome, J.D. Martin and Kirby Yates will represent Durham in the AAA All-Star Game, while Cameron Seitzer, Kevin Kiermaier, Mikie Mahtook, Enny Romero, Juan Sandoval and C.J. Riefenhauser were selected for the Southern League All-Star Game

I hope everyone enjoys their 4th of July.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (54-33) defeated Charlotte 5-1

Game log
Box score

Evan Frey 1/3, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, 1 steal
Tim Beckham 1/4, 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
Brandon Guyer 2/5, 2 runs scored, 1 double
Leslie Anderson 2/2, 1 double, 1 run batted in
Vince Belnome 2/2, 1 run scored, 1 double, 1 run batted in
Cole Figueroa 3/4, 1 double, 2 runs batted in, 1 strikeout, 1 caught stealing

Matt Buschmann 6 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts (improves to 3-0)
Josh Lueke 1.2 innings pitched, 1 hit, 0 runs, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts (earns 10th save)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (7-8) lost to Tennessee 3-1

Game log
Box score

Mikie Mahtook 0/4, 2 strikeouts
Todd Glaesmann 2/4, 1 double
Riccio Torrez 2/4, 1 run batted in

Jake Floethe 7 innings pitched, 8 hits, 2 earned runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts (falls to 1-3)

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (8-5) defeated Palm Beach 15-0

Game log
Box score

Ryan Brett 3/5, 3 runs scored, 1 triple, 3 runs batted in, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
Jake Hager 3/4, 2 runs scored, 5 runs batted in
Drew Vettleson 0/3, 1 run scored, 2 walks, 1 strikeout
Richie Shaffer 3/5, 1 run scored, 3 runs batted in, 1 strikeout
Curt Casali 2/4, 1 run scored, 1 double, 2 runs batted in, 1 walk
Willie Argo 4/5, 3 runs scored, 1 run batted in, 1 strikeout

Roberto Gomez 9 innings pitched, 1 hit, 0 runs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts (improves to 4-7)

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (9-5) defeated Dayton in game one 2-1 and lost game two 7-5

Game log (1)
Box score (1)

Andrew Toles 0/2, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
Tyler Goeddel 1/2, 1 run scored, 1 run batted in, 1 stolen base
Brandon Martin 1/3, 2 runs batted in, 1 strikeout

Sean Bierman 6 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts (improves to 5-3)
Marcus Jensen 1 inning pitched, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout (earns 1st save)

Game log (2)
Box score (2)

Brandon Martin 1/3, 1 run scored, 1 double, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
Luke Maile 2/4, 1 run scored, 1 home run, 4 runs batted in
Tyler Goeddel 1/4, 1 triple
Patrick Leonard 2/3, 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run, 1 run batted in

Blake Snell 3.1 innings pitched, 8 hits, 7 earned runs, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts (falls to 2-6)

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (10-7) lost to Aberdeen 9-2

Game log
Box score

Ariel Soriano 3/4, 1 caught stealing
Oscar Hernandez 2/4, 1 strikeout
John Alexander 1/4, 1 run batted in

Chris Kirsch 5 innings pitched, 10 hits, 6 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts (falls to 1-1)

Rookie Princeton Rays (4-7) were postponed

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (3-6) lost to the GCL Twins 8-2 in a rain-shortened game

Game log
Box score

Riley Unroe 2/3, 1 stolen base
Kean Wong 1/2, 1 strikeout, 1 caught stealing
Taylor Motter 1/3
Nick Ciuffo 1/2, 1 run scored, 1 triple
Taylor Hawkins 1/2, 2 runs batted in
Thomas Milone 0/2

Christopher Crisostomo 3 innings pitched, 4 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 1 walk, 4 strikeouts (falls to 0-1)

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Star of the day- Charlotte, particularly Gomez, had a great day.

Goat of the day- Rain for further disrupting minor league baseball in Florida.

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

Durham v. Norfolk 6:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
J.D. Martin (9-4, 3.22) v. Daniel McCutchen (1-1, 5.55)

Montgomery @ Mobile 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Jake Floethe* (1-2, 5.70) v. David Holmberg (4-4, 2.45)

Charlotte @ Palm Beach 6:05 PM
TBA v.Tyler Melling (2-2, 5.59)

Bowling Green @ Dayton 7 PM
Dylan Floro (7-2, 2.03) v. Ismael Guillon (4-6, 5.94)

Hudson Valley @ Staten Island 7 PM (MiLB.TV)
Aaron Griffin* (1-0, 3.29) v. Jairo Heredia* (1-0, 0.68)

Princeton @ Burlington 7 PM
Jake Faria (0-0, 0.00) v. Zach Lovvorn (1-0, 0.00)

GCL Rays @ GCL Twins 10 AM
TBA v. Kohl Stewart (0-0, -.--)

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

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

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
46-40 (2nd in IL South)
Offense: 386 R (7th) .743 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.05 ERA (6th) 1.37 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: IF Jonathan Schoop (3), OF L.J. Hoes (6), OF Xavier Avery (11), OF Henry Urrutia (13), LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (21), LHP Michael Belfiore (24)

Mobile BayBears (Arizona)
10-5 (1st in SL South)
Offense: 345 R (4th) .676 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.12 ERA (1st) 1.25 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Archie Bradley (3), LHP David Holmberg (6), LHP Andrew Chafin (9), SS Nick Ahmed (11), RHP Anthony Meo (13), OF Keon Broxton (15), RHP Jake Barrett (19)

Palm Beach Cardinals
7-5 (T-2nd in FSL South)
Offense: 320 R (6th) .713 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.03 ERA (7th) 1.35 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Tyrell Jenkins (8), 2B Colin Walsh (31)

Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
6-8 (5th in MWL East)
Offense: 361 R (7th) .680 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 4.74 ERA (16th) 1.46 WHIP (15th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Robert Stephenson (2), RHP Nick Travieso (6), OF Jesse Winker (7), LHP Ismael Guillon (9), OF Jeff Gelalich (14), 3B Seth Mejias-Brean (19), 3B Tanner Rahier (20), RHP Sal Romano (30)

Staten Island Yankees
8-7 (2nd in McNamara)
Offense: 66 R (5th) .667 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.06 ERA (7th) 1.31 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Michael O'Neill

Burlington Royals
5-7 (3rd in APP East)
Offense: 32 R (9th) .558 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.89 ERA (8th) 1.30 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Ramon Torres (22)

GCL Twins
6-5 (2nd in GCL South)
Offense: 47 R (2nd) .679 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.54 ERA (11th) 1.37 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Kohl Stewart, LHP Stephen Gonsalves

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