Rays Down On The Farm: August 3

Tom Szczerbowski

A recap of the minor league action.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (72-42)

After a string of solid starts, Jake Odorizzi ran into trouble on Friday night, which led to a 8-2 Bull's defeat. After both teams scored a pair of runs in the second inning, Toledo jumped ahead by scoring four runs charged to Odorizzi in the sixth inning. Odorizzi lasted 5.1 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, two walks, and a home run. Frank de los Santos allowed another two runs in the 8th inning to put the game out of reach. Tim Beckham reached base three times while Kevin Kiermaier had two hits.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (55-56)

The Biscuits cruised to a 7-0 victory thanks to an excellent start by Victor Mateo, lots of walks, and some timely hitting. Mateo went seven clean innings, allowing four hits and walking one while striking out three. Braulio Lara had a rare strong outing, pitching two perfect innings with three strikeouts. Altogether, the Biscuits had eight hits and ten (!!!) walks. Shawn O'Malley and Mikie Mahtook both had two hits.

Advanced Class-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (51-54)

The Stone Crabs hitters continued their mashing ways as Charlotte continued its climb to .500 with a 7-3 victory. Every hitter except Alejandro Seogiva managed at least one hit, with Ryan Brett, Jake Hager, Drew Vettleson, and Jake DePew each getting two hits. Jeff Malm hit his 12th home run of the year while Ryan Brett stole his 22nd base. Ryan Carpenter failed to make it out of the third inning while allowing three runs. However, the bullpen ensured the victory with 5.1 scoreless innings.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (65-44)

The Hot Rods narrowly edged by the Dragons in their 3-2 victory. With Andrew Toles getting the day off, Joey Rickard made the most out of his opportunity to lead off, slapping two hits and drawing a walk. Thomas Coyle, Justin O'Conner, and Patrick Leonard all had two hits. Jeff Ames worked into the sixth inning and only allowed one earned run, but once again his peripherals were poor (3/4 BB/K).

Short Season Class-A Hudson Valley Renegades (25-21)

The bullpen failed to hold onto an early lead in Hudson Valley's 5-2 lead. Leading 1-0 heading into the 8th inning, the Renegade's bullpen allowed five runs while the offense could only counter with one of their own. The offense only collected six hits on the night with two of them belonging to James Harris.

Rookie Princeton Rays (11-30)

The Princeton Rays extended their winning streak to four games as they won by the score of 4-3. The suddenly hot offense combined for ten hits and three walks, with Hunter Lockwood going 2-5 with a double and a home run. Jorge Rodriguez had his best start of the year, lasting five innings while allowing no runs and striking out seven.

Rookie GCL Rays (16-21)

It was double duty for the GCL Rays on Friday as they completed a game from around a week ago and started a new one as well. In the first game, the GCL Rays won by the score of 7-0. Christian Toribio and Kean Wong both had two hits. Mario Fernandez fired seven scoreless innings.

In the second game, the GCL Rays quietly fell 4-0. Roel Ramirez's struggles continued as he allowed four runs (though only one earned) in three innings. The offense could only collect two baserunner, as Toribio and Wong each had a hit.

Star of the Day: Victor Mateo gets the nod for his strong outing.

Goat of the Day: The Renegades bullpen allowed a close game to get out of hand quickly.

Today's Games:

Durham v. Gwinnett 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Montgomery (5-5, 4.26) v. Bisenius (3-4, 5.91)

Montgomery v. Chattanooga 7:35 PM (MiLB.TV)
Fleming (2-5, 4.92) v. Schamann (2-4, 4.59)

Charlotte v. Brevard County 6:30 PM
TBA v. TBA

Bowling Green v. South Bend 8:05 PM
TBA v. TBA

Hudson Valley v. Auburn 7:05 PM
TBA v. TBA

Princeton v. Burlington 7:05 PM
Marquez (1-3, 3.66) v. McCarthy (2-2, 3.86)

GCL Rays @ GCL Orioles 10 AM
TBA v. TBA

DRaysBay Top 50 Prospect Stat Lines

Cole Figueroa: 0-3, BB
Tim Beckham: 2-3, BB, K
Jake Odorizzi: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 4 Ks, HR
Mikie Mahtook: 2-5
Cameron Seitzer: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K
Todd Glaesmann: 0-3, 2 BB, K
Ryan Brett: 2-4, 2B, BB
Jake Hager: 2-3, BB
Drew Vettleson: 2-4, 2B, K
Richie Shaffer: 1-4, 2B, BB
Jeff Malm: 1-4, HR
Alejandro Segovia: 0-4
Kes Carter: 1-3, BB, K
Ryan Carpenter: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Andrew Bellatti: 2.2 IP, 4 Ks
Lenny Linsky: 1 IP, BB, K
Oscar Hernandez: 0-3
Granden Goetzman: 0-3, 2 Ks
James Harris: 2-3
Spencer Edwards: 2-5
Yoel Araujo: 0-4, 3 Ks
Johnny Eierman: 0-3, BB, K
Tyler Goeddel: 0-4, K
Justin O'Conner: 2-3, BB
Patrick Leonard: 2-3, 2B
Brandon Martin: 0-4, 2 Ks
Jeff Ames: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 Ks

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