Down on the farm July 8: Riefenhauser added to Futures Game

C.J. Riefenhauser has had a really nice couple weeks - Jim Donten

With Taylor Guerrieri out, the Rays picked a new American arm to add to the staff

Short version today since I was at a game yesterday afternoon.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (56-35) defeated Gwinnett 1-0

Game log
Box score

Tim Beckham 1/4, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout, 1 stolen base
Leslie Anderson 1/2, 1 run batted in, 1 walk
Brandon Guyer 1/4, 1 strikeout
Mike Fontenot 3/4, 1 double

Merrill Kelly 7 innings pitched, 3 hits, 0 runs, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts (improves to 3-0)
Josh Lueke 2 innings pitched, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts (earns 11th save)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (8-10) was postponed

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (10-7) defeated Bradenton 9-6

Game log
Box score

Ryan Brett 1/5, 1 run scored, 1 run batted in, 1 strikeout, 2 stolen bases
Jake Hager 2/4, 2 runs scored, 1 run batted in, 1 walk
Drew Vettleson 1/5, 2 runs scored
Richie Shaffer 0/5, 1 run batted in
Alejandro Segovia 2/4, 1 run scored, 1 double, 2 runs batted in
Jeff Malm 1/5, 1 run scored, 1 home run, 1 run batted in, 2 strikeouts
Jake DePew 2/3, 2 runs batted in, 1 walk

Felipe Rivero 5.2 innings pitched, 3 hits, 3 earned runs, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts (improves to 6-5)
Andrew Bellatti 2.1 innings pitched, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts (credited with 1st save)

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (12-6) defeated Lansing 7-1

Game log
Box score

Andrew Toles 0/5 1 run scored, 1 strikeout
Justin O'Conner 1/5, 1 run scored, 2 runs batted in, 2 strikeouts
Tyler Goeddel 1/4, 2 runs batted in, 1 strikeout
Joey Rickard 2/2, 1 run scored, 1 walk
Brandon Martin 1/3, 1 run batted in, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

Matt Spann 5.1 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts (improves to 2-1)

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (13-8) defeated Vermont 4-2

Game log
Box score

Ariel Soriano 2/4, 1 run scored, 1 stolen base
Jonathan Quinonez 2/4, 1 run scored, 1 double, 2 runs batted in, 1 strikeout
Omar Narvaez 2/4, 1 run scored, 1 run batted in

Jordan Harrison 5 innings pitched, 1 hit, 0 runs, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts (improves to 4-1)
Harmen Sidhu 3 innings pitched, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts (credited with 1st save)

Rookie Princeton Rays (4-11) lost to Pulaski 2-1

Game log
Box score

Bralin Jackson 3/4, 1 run scored, 1 home run, 1 run batted in
Yoel Araujo 1/4, 1 double, 1 strikeout

German Marquez 5 innings pitched, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 7 strikeouts
Darren Fischer 2 innings pitched, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts (blows 1st save)
Isaac Gil 2 innings pitched, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts (falls to 1-1)

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (5-7) were off

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Star of the day- It's a nice honor for Riefenhauser to pitch on a stage like the Futures Game.

Goat of the day- It's a shame Guerrieri won't be.

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

Durham @ Charlotte 7:15 PM (MiLB.TV)
Matt Buschmann* (3-0, 2.67) v. Erik Johnson* (1-0, 2.25)

Montgomery @ Mobile 8:05 PM DOUBLEHEADER (MiLB.TV)
Victor Mateo* (2-8, 6.11) v. Archie Bradley (6-3, 2.04)
Jake Floethe* (1-3, 4.99) v. David Holmberg* (4-4, 2.45)

Charlotte @ Bradenton 6:30 PM
Roberto Gomez* (4-7, 5.10) v. Joely Rodriguez (0-2, 2.93)

Bowling Green v. Lansing 1:05 PM
Sean Bierman (5-3, 2.07) v. Roberto Osuna (3-5, 5.53)

Hudson Valley @ Vermont 7:05 PM
Chris Kirsch (1-1, 4.05) v. Gregory Paulino (1-2, 2.70)

Princeton v. Pulaski 7:05 PM
D.J. Slaton (0-0, 3.00) v. Luiz Gohara (0-1, 7.94)

GCL Rays @ GCL Twins 12 PM
TBA v. TBA

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

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

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
41-50 (3rd in IL South)
Offense: 377 R (10th) .709 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 4.29 ERA (8th) 1.40 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Carlos Sanchez (3), RHP Erik Johnson (4), RHP Andre Rienzo (7), LHP Charlie Leesman (11), 1B Andy Wilkins (12), RHP Jhan Martinez (13), OF Blake Tekotte (15), RHP Brian Omogrosso (17), C Josh Phegley (18), LHP Santos Rodriguez (21)

Mobile BayBears (Arizona)
12-6 (1st in SL South)
Offense: 367 R (3rd) .685 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.12 ERA (1st) 1.24 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)

Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh)
6-10 (6th in FSL South)
Offense: 328 R (8th) .696 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 4.15 ERA (10th) 1.37 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Alen Hanson (5), OF Willy Garcia (18), RHP Adrian Sampson (21), 1B Jose Osuna (24), Zack Von Rosenberg (31)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto)
2-15 (8th in MWL East)
Offense: 340 R (15th) .653 OPS (16th)
Pitching: 4.28 ERA (14th) 1.50 WHIP (16th)
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)

Vermont Lake Monsters (Oakland)
8-12 (3rd in Stedler)
Offense: 62 R (12th) .596 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.12 ERA (7th) 1.35 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF B.J. Boyd (12), RHP Dylan Covey, 3B Chad Pinder

Pulaski Mariners
8-7 (3rd in APP East)
Offense: 61 R (5th) .705 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 2.86 ERA (3rd) 1.14 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Luiz Gohara (12), 3B Joe DeCarlo (13), RHP Edwin Diaz (19)

GCL Twins
8-6 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 72 R (2nd) .695 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.61 ERA (8th) 1.31 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Kohl Stewart, LHP Stephen Gonsalves

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