It was a good day down on the farm as the Rays minor league teams went 4-1, with Bowling Green losing one game of their doubleheader. Cobb had a very strong outing, and will presumably get the call with the Niemann injury.
AAA Durham Bulls (15-24)
In his final start for the Bulls, at least for now, Cobb pitched a gem as the Bulls won an uneventful but close game 1-0. Cobb went 5 innings before getting pulled, giving up no runs and only three hits. Relievers Nunez, Torres, and De la Rosa combined for four scoreless innings. Vogt was not in the lineup for the Bulls with Jennings (likely) heading to the DL. Juan Miranda, with a rare multi-hit game, hit a solo homerun in the seventh inning.
AA Montgomery Biscuits (19-20)
The Montgomery Biscuits won in walk off fashion on Monday, beating the Suns 3-2. With the bases loaded and two outs, Hak-Ju Lee lined a single up the middle to bring home the third and decisive run. The Biscuits also scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Shane Dyer limited the Suns to 1 run in his 7 innings of work. Liberatore gave up a run in the top of the ninth inning, blowing the save. Hak-Ju Lee finished the game with 3 hits.
High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (17-19)
After some disastrous outings, Grayson Garvin managed to settle down and lead the Crabs to a blowout win by the score of 13-1. Garvin went five strong innings, surrendering one run on four hits. Offensively, seven Crabs collecting multiple hits, including Mahtook, Riccio Torrez (who homered), and Derek Dietrich (who homered).
Low-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (20-18)
In game one, the Hot Rods lost by the score of 2-0. Felipe Rivero pitched well, but the Hot Rods' hitters were baffled by top prospect Archie Bradley, collecting only one hit, a double by Drew Vettleson.
The Hot Rods won the second game by the score of 3-2. Jeff Malm launched his fourth homerun of the season, as the Hot Rods collected six hits and two walks. Shull received the start and pitched three innings, giving up two runs. The relievers were excellent though, holding the opposition scoreless.
Star of the day: Alex Cobb
Goat of the day: Archie Bradley, just for being really good.
Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Durham v. Pawtucket, 7:05 PM
Torra v. Duckworth
Montgomery v. Jacksonville, 11:35 AM
Cruz v. Poveda
Charlotte @ Fort Myers, 7:05 PM
Romero v. Munoz
Bowling Green v. South Bend, 7:35 PM
Shull (can't be right) v. Shields
Notable Stat Lines:
- Henry Wrigley: 0-4, 3 Ks
- Cole Figueroa: 0-4, 2 Ks
- Alex Cobb: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 Ks
- Alex Torres: 0.0 IP, BB
- Hak-Ju Lee: 3-5, CS, PO
- Ty Morrison: 0-4, K
- Kyeong Kang: 1-4, 2B
- Tyler Bortnick: 0-3, BB
- Jose Lobaton: 0-3, K
- Mikie Mahtook: 2-3, 2 2B, BB
- Derek Dietrich: 3-5, 2 3B (!), HR
- Riccio Torrez: 2-4, HR, K
- Cody Rogers: 2-4, 3B
- Grayson Garvin: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 Ks
- Ryan Brett: 1-5, 2 Ks, BB, SB, CS, PO
- Drew Vettleson: 2-6, 2 2B, K
- Todd Glaesmann: 0-6, 2 Ks
- Jeff Malm: 2-6, 2B, HR, 3 Ks
- Jake Hager: 0-2
- Tyler Goeddel: 0-4, K
- Felipe Rivero: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 Ks
- Jason McEachern: 2 IP, BB, K