Rays down on the farm August 7: Albernaz homers

It's too bad Durham couldn't pick up the win in his moment of glory - Jim Donten

For the first time since 2010, Durham's backup catcher goes deep

Short version today since I was at a game last night.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (73-45) lost to Rochester 6-4

Game log
Box score

Tim Beckham 0/5, 1 strikeout
Mike Fontenot 2/3, 1 run scored, 1 walk
Craig Albernaz 1/3, 1 run scored, 1 home run, 4 runs batted in, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

J.D. Martin 6 innings pitched, 6 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts
Josh Lueke 1 inning pitched, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts (falls to 2-1)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (22-23) defeated Chattanooga 3-1

Game log
Box score

Ryan Brett 3/5, 1 double, 3 runs batted in
Mikie Mahtook 2/5, 1 strikeout
Todd Glaesmann 0/4, 2 strikeouts
Curt Casali 2/4, 1 run scored

Enny Romero 7 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts (improves to 10-6)
Juan Sandoval 1 inning pitched, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts (earns 18th save)

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (10-7) were off

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (28-17) defeated South Bend 9-8

Game log
Box score

Andrew Toles 2/4, 1 run scored, 1 walk
Tyler Goeddel 2/5, 1 run scored, 1 home run, 1 run batted in, 1 strikeout
Leonardo Reginatto 2/5, 2 runs scored, 1 double, 2 runs batted in
Marty Gantt 4/5, 1 run scored, 2 runs batted in
Patrick Leonard 1/4, 1 run scored, 1 double, 3 runs batted in, 1 walk

Dylan Floro 5.2 innings pitched, 10 hits, 7 runs (4 earned runs), 1 walk, 6 strikeouts
Stone Speer 1 inning pitched, 1 hit, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 1 strikeout (improves to 1-0)
Jose Molina 2.1 innings pitched, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts (earns third save)

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (25-24) lost to Batavia 4-3

Game log
Box score

Darryl George 2/4, 1 run scored, 1 triple, 1 run batted in, 1 strikeout
Johnny Field 2/4, 1 double, 2 strikeouts
Oscar Hernandez 0/4, 2 strikeouts

Ben Griset 5 innings pitched, 8 hits, 3 runs (2 earned runs), 0 walks, 5 strikeouts
Derek Loera 3.2 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 run (0 earned runs), 0 walks, 0 strikeouts (falls to 0-1)

Rookie Princeton Rays (12-33) defeated Bluefield 3-2 in game one and lost to Bluefield 2-0 in game two

Game log (1)
Box score (1)

Hunter Lockwood 1/3, 1 run scored, 1 home run, 1 run batted in, 2 strikeouts
Leopoldo Correa 1/2, 1 triple, 2 runs batted in

D.J. Slaton 5.2 innings pitched, 4 hits, 2 runs (0 earned runs), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts
Josh Kimborowicz 1.1 innings pitched, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout (improves to 1-3)

Game log (2)
Box score (2)

Elias Torres 2/3

Hunter Wood 5 innings pitched, 2 hits, 2 earned runs, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts (fell to 2-3)

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (17-23) lost to the Gulf Coast League Twins 8-2

Game log
Box score

Riley Unroe 0/4, 3 strikeouts
Kean Wong 1/3, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
Alexander Simon 2/4, 1 run batted in, 2 strikeouts
Nick Ciuffo 0/4, 1 strikeout
Jeremy Hadley 2/4, 1 run scored, 1 strikeout

Freddy Alvarez 3 innings pitched, 4 hits, 8 runs (3 earned runs), 4 walks, 4 strikeouts (falls to 1-2)

CLICK HERE FOR ALL BOX SCORES

Star of the day- Albernaz made 11 appearances as a pitcher between home runs.

Goat of the day- Floro hasn't had many rough starts this year.

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

Durham v. Rochester 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Jake Odorizzi (8-5, 3.73) v. Logan Darnell (2-3, 5.03)

Montgomery is off

Charlotte v. Ft. Myers 6:30 PM
Roberto Gomez* (5-8, 4.69) v. Jason Wheeler (8-4, 4.32)

Bowling Green v. Great Lakes 8:05 PM
Reinaldo Lopez (7-4, 2.29) v. Chris Anderson (2-0, 1.67)

Hudson Valley @ Batavia 7:05 PM
Jaime Schultz (1-1, 2.55) v. Jarlin Garcia (1-1, 3.63)

Princeton v. Bluefield 7:05 PM
Jake Faria (1-2, 2.36) v. Alberto Tirado (2-0, 1.72)

GCL Rays @ GCL Red Sox 6:30 PM
TBA v. TBA

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

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

Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota)
65-54 (1st in IL North)
Offense: 553 R (3rd) .735 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.35 ERA (13th) 1.41 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Aaron Hicks (6), RHP Mike Tonkin (28)

Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
22-20 (4th in FSL South)
Offense: 564 R (1st) .768 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.59 ERA (4th) 1.28 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Byron Buxton (2), SS Levi Michael (16), RHP Tyler Jones (23), LHP Jason Wheeler (25), RHP Adrian Salcedo (27), LHP Chad Rodgers (28), 1B Kennys Vargas (29), OF Nate Roberts (32), RHP Zack Jones (33)

Great Lakes Loons (Los Angeles)
26-18 (2nd in MWL East)
Offense: 490 R (11th) .677 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 3.70 ERA (6th) 1.37 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Scott Griggs (18), OF James Baldwin (22), OF Jeremy Rathjen (29), LHP Julio Urias, RHP Chris Anderson, LHP Tom Windle

Batavia Muckdogs (Miami)
24-22 (3rd in Pinckney)
Offense: 188 R (5th) .652 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.85 ERA (13th) 1.33 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Avery Romero (17), OF Austin Dean (19), RHP Reid Redman

Bluefield Blue Jays
31-14 (1st in APP East)
Offense: 232 R (1st) .762 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.10 ERA (2nd) 1.25 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF D.J. Davis (6), RHP Alberto Tirado (15), 3B Matt Dean (17), RHP Chase DeJong (22), 3B Mitch Nay (24), SS Dawel Lugo (26), LHP Jairo Labourt (28), RHP Yeyfry Del Rosario (29)

GCL Red Sox
22-18 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 144 R (14th) .652 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.22 ERA (3rd) 1.25 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Trey Ball, C Jon Denney

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