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Minor League Minute for Wednesday, May 31st

Minor League Minute

-Another month in the books as the Rays farm teams completed the month of May today by getting swept. Durham was off, but Montgomery lost what little ground they picked up yesterday, Visalia took a beating, and the M-Rays were swept in a double-header.

Triple A Durham Bulls

Last Game-W, 6-1 (5/30)

-The Bulls were off today as it was a travel day, they will begin an eight game road trip in Buffalo tomorrow.

Up Next-at Buffalo, 7:05 ET (Jackson)

Double A Montgomery Biscuits

Last Game-L, 2-7:
2B Elliot Johnson: 1 for 5, solo HR (9), RBI (27), 2 K; 9th HR in 205 ABs; had 3 in 264 last yr
RF Jeremy Owens: 2-5, 3 K
DH Jorge Cantu: 0-4, K; Batting .200 (2-10) on rehab assignment
1B Gaby Martinez: 1-2, solo HR (6), RBI (19), 2 BB; Has picked up an RBI in 6 of last 7 games
CF Jason Pridie: 1-4, K; Was just his third hit in last 32 ABs
LF Francisco Leandro: 0-2, 2 BB

SP Chris Flinn, L (1-5): 5 IP, 27 TBF, 9 H, 5 R (ER), 2 BB, 1 K, HR, HB, 9:5 G/F
RP Marcos Carvajal: 3 IP, 12 TBF, 3 H, 2 R (ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 3:2 G/F

Game Notes-Flinn has not gone more than six innings in a start this season...Carvajal Has given up an earned run in each of his last five outings...Jacksonville prospect Tony Abreu went 1 for 5 with a run scored and two strikeouts...Another prospect, 3B Andy LaRoche, went 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored, two walks, and two strikeouts...With the loss, the Biscuits gave back whatever ground they had gained from yesterday;'s win, and are now 3.5 games back of the Suns in the SL South...Jacksonville has won nine of their last ten games.

Up Next-vs Jacksonville, 8:05 ET (Cromer)

Single A+ Visalia Oaks

Last Game-L, 6-11:
CF Fernando Perez: 1-3, 2 BB, K, SB (16); Is batting .213 on the road and .356 at home
SS Reid Briganc: 0-5, RS, 2 K; Is 0 for his last 9
1B Chris Nowak: 1-5, RS; Finished the month of May hitting .330
C Josh Arhart: 3-5, RS, 2B (6), 2 RBI (16,17), CS (2); Finished the month of May hitting .347
RF Shaun Cumberland: 0-4, K, E (6,throw); Snapped 8 for 20 streak
3B Patrick Cottrell: 2-4, RS, 3B (2)

SP Jon Barratt, L (2-2): 1+ IP, 12 TBF, 7 H, 7 R (6 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 0:1 G/F; Ouch
RP Jino Gonzalez: 2 IP, 12 TBF, 4 H, 4 R (ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1:3 G/F; Finishes May with a 9.45 ERA

Game Notes-In a twist of irony, Barratt, and the man he replaced in the rotation, Gonzalez, gave up all 11 of Visalia's runs on the day...Seattle prospect Matt Tuiasosopo went 0 for 3 with a walk and two strikeouts, and was caught stealing...The two teams combined for eight errors, five by Inland Empire.

Up Next-at Inland Empire, 2:00 ET (Mann)

Single A- Southwest Michigan Devil Rays

Last Game-Double Header

Game 1-L, 0-5 (7):
CF John Matulia: 1 for 3, K; Finished May hitting .186
RF Garrett Groce: 0-3, K, SB (14)
DH Christian Lopez: 1-3; Is 6 of his last 10

SP Mike Wlodarczyk, L (5-2): 5 IP, 22 TBF, 4 H, 5 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 7 K, balk, 2:6 G/F

Game Notes-Wlodarczyk has given up more runs in his last two starts (7) than he had given up in the entire season previously, over 55.1 IP...The game was completed in seven innings per the usual double-header rules...Southwest Michigan picked up just two hits in the game.

Game 2-L, 1-2 (9):
3B Cesar Suarez: 2-4, 2B (2), K, 2 CS (2,3), PO; Has hit in 5 of 7 games since joining the team
CF Garrett Groce: 1-4, 3 K; Finished May batting .209; hit .333 in April
1B John Hughes: 2-4, 3B (2); Broke an 0-12 slide
LF Chris Cunningham: 1-4, RS, 2B (5), K; Is hitting .300 off of LH pitching
C Alex Jamieson: 1-2, 2B (4), RBI (5), BB; Is hitting .448 when catching

SP Jake McGee: 6 IP, 24 TBF, 5 H, 1 R (ER), 2 BB, 10 K, 3:4 G/F

Game Notes-McGee registered ten strikeouts for the third time this season...After picking up just two hits in the first game of the tilt, the M-Rays picked up nine here, and seven of the nine hitters in the lineup got at least one...The game was due to be complete in seven innings, but a tied score required it to go nine.

Up Next-at Lansing, 7:05 ET (Davis)