The Rays were far from the only team to struggle yesterday; only one of the Rays minor league affiliates were victorious.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (7-3)
Despite collecting several more base-runners than Charlotte, Durham fell on Saturday by the score of 5-4. Jake Odorizzi made his second start for the Bulls, going 5.1 innings while allowing four earned runs. On the positive side, he struck out nine batters without issuing a walk. Adam Liberatore allowed the fifth run while being accredited with the loss. Meanwhile, Jason Bourgeois continued his amazing start, collecting three more hits on the night. Every hitter except for WIl Myers registered at least one hit.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (5-3)
Despite an impressive ninth inning rally, the Biscuits could not complete the comeback when they lost 10-9 in 10 innings. Mark Thomas' bases clearing double gave the Biscuits the three runs they needed to tie the game in the ninth. However, Juan Sandoval allowed the game deciding run in his second inning of work when Abraham Almonte singled home Jack Marder. After an impressive first start, Enny Romero struggled mightily as the starter yesterday, allowing seven runs (six earned) in only 4.1 innings. The three home runs he allowed caused most of the damage. Richio Torrez provided the Biscuits with their offensive spark, with eight total bases on two doubles and a home run.
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (4-5)
Just like the Bulls and the Biscuits, the Stone Crabs lost by a single run, this time by the score of 8-7. Roberto Gomez went five innings with five hits and five runs. Neither Eliazer Suero nor Lenny Linsky fared much better, both allowing runs in their multiple innings of work. Four Stone Crab's hitters generated multiple hits, with Jake Hager leading the way with three singles. Segovia's second home run of the year plated two runs.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (8-2)
Bowling Green was the only victor in the Rays organization yesterday, prevailing in a 4-2 victory. Sean Beierman maintained his perfect ERA on the year, going six scoreless innings. Nick Sawyer was effective in relief, while Brandon Henderson struggled. Joey Rickard, Justin O'Conner, and Leonardo Reginatto each mustered two hits apiece.
Star of the Day: Sean Beierman's start helped prevent the organization from losing every game.
Goat of the Day: There are plenty of candidates for this award, but Enny Romero is the most "deserving."
Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Durham @ Charlotte 2:15 PM (MiLB.TV)
Torres (1-0, 0.00) v. TBA (0-0, 0.00)
Montgomery @ Jackson 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Mateo (0-1, 14.54) v. Gillheeney (1-0, 0.00)
Charlotte @ Ft. Myers 2:35 PM
TBD* (0-0, 0.00) v. Baxendale (1-0, 0.00)
Bowling Green v. West Michigan 3:05 PM
Guerrieri (0-0, 0.00) v. John (0-2, 5.91)
DRaysBay Community Top 50 Prospects Stat Lines:
Wil Myers: 0-4, BB
Brandon Guyer: 1-3
Hak-Ju Lee: 1-4, HR, 2 Ks
Cole Figueroa: 1-3, BB, K
Jake Odorizzi: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 9 Ks, 1 HR
Ty Morrison: 2-6, 3B, 2 Ks
Mikie Mahtook: 0-3, BB, 2 Ks
Cameron Seitzer: 0-4, BB
Todd Glaesmann: 1-4, HR, BB, K
Mark Thomas: 2-5, 2B, K
Enny Romero: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 Ks, 3 HRs
CJ Riefenhauser: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 Ks
Jake Hager: 3-5, K
Drew Vettleson: 2-4
Richie Shaffer: 1-4, 2B
Alejandro Segovia: 2-4, 2B, HR, K
Lenny Linsky: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 Ks
Tyler Goeddel: 1-3, BB
Andrew Toles: 0-4
Patrick Leonard: 0-4, K
Nick Sawyer: 2 IP, 1 BB, 4 Ks