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Down on the farm April 16: Myers comes up big

The affiliates try to get back to their winning ways

Wil Myers has been more patient recently
Wil Myers has been more patient recently

Monday's games were a mixed bag for the organization, and two affiliates will get right back at it today with morning games.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (8-4)

A two run Wil Myers single in the ninth inning gave Durham a late lead in their 6-3 win over Charlotte. With two outs in the inning, Jason Bourgeois and Mike Fontenot walked to load the bases. Myers came up and hit a ground ball into left field just out of the reach of Steve Tolleson to score two runs and put the Bulls up 5-3. Leslie Anderson would follow that up with a single to put the sixth run on the board. Josh Lueke struck out three in the ninth to preserve the win for Kirby Yates who threw a scoreless eighth. Chris Archer was not his sharpest despite six strikeouts in five innings. Only 51 of his 86 pitches were strikes, and he allowed two runs on five hits and three walks. Including his single, Myers reached base three times and has reached base in all nine of his games this year.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (5-6)

A late rally wasn't enough for the Biscuits in their 13-10 loss to Mobile. The BayBears piled on seven runs in the first two innings against Jake Thompson, and Montgomery would be down 11-0 before they even got on the board in the sixth. In that inning, the Biscuits scored three two-out runs, but just a half inning later, Braulio Lara served up a two run dinger to Jon Griffin to put Mobile up 13-3. In the eighth, now down 13-4, Todd Glaesmann hit a solo home run to lead off an inning that saw the Biscuits send nine men to the plate and score six runs. Glaesmann picked up three hits including his second double, and Mikie Mahtook had a pair of extra base hits, including his second home run of the season.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (4-7)

Charlotte cruised through five innings before the wheels came off in a 6-3 loss. Charlotte scored one run in each of the first three innings, including a home run off the bat of Hector Guevara in the first. Meanwhile, Parker Markel was cruising. He had a no-hitter through five and had only faced one batter over the minimum before St. Lucie had back to back singles to open the sixth. After striking out the third batter, three straight batters reached base, and the Mets tied the game. A sac fly gave them a 4-3 lead, and a two run homer by Dustin Lawley gave the Mets a 6-3 lead and knocked Markel out of the game. He finished with five strikeouts in 5.2 innings with six runs allowed on five hits and two walks. Former South Florida Bulls ace Randy Fontanez picked up his first professional save for St. Lucie, striking out four in two scoreless innings.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (8-3)

Bowling Green was off.


Star of the day- The power isn't there yet, but Myers has reached base in every game and has been more patient as of late.

Goat of the day- Thompson put the Biscuits in a hole they couldn't dig out of.

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham @ Charlotte 11:15 AM (MiLB.TV)
Alex Colome (1-0, 0.00) v. Andre Rienzo (0-1, 10.45)

Montgomery v. Mobile 11:35 AM
Matt Buschmann* (1-1, 4.66) v. David Holmberg* (0-0, 1.80)

Charlotte @ St. Lucie 6:30 PM
Felipe Rivero* (1-1, 5.40) v. Domingo Tapia* (0-1, 4.05)

Bowling Green @ Great Lakes 6:30 PM (MiLB.TV)
Jeff Ames (1-0, 1.80) v. Miguel Sulbaran (1-0, 3.38)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
4-8 (4th in IL South)
Offense: 69 R (1st) .791 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 4.80 ERA (10th) 1.49 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Carlos Sanchez (3), RHP Andre Rienzo (7), OF Jared Mitchell (9), RHP Jhan Martinez (13), RHP Brian Omogrosso (17), C Josh Phegley (18), RHP Simon Castro (20)

Mobile BayBears (Arizona)
7-4 (2nd in SL South)
Offense: 47 R (4th) .707 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 2.53 ERA (1st) 1.25 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP David Holmberg (6), RHP Zeke Spruill (9), SS Nick Ahmed (11), RHP Anthony Meo (13), 1B Jon Griffin (17), RHP Kevin Munson (28)

St. Lucie Mets
8-3 (2nd in FSL South)
Offense: 46 R (5th) .591 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 2.16 ERA (1st) 1.24 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Noah Syndergaard (3), RHP Luis Mateo (4), RHP Domingo Tapia (9), RHP Jake deGrom (11), RHP Hansel Robles (12), 3B Aderlin Rodriguez (19), SS Matt Reynolds (23), C Cam Maron (30)

Great Lakes Loons (Los Angeles)
5-4 (4th in MWL East)
Offense: 43 R (8th) .714 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.86 ERA (11th) 1.22 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Corey Seager (3), RHP Scott Griggs (18), RHP Zach Bird (19), OF James Baldwin (22), RHP Angel Sanchez (25), OF Jeremy Rathjen (29)