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Down on the farm April 19: Myers suffers minor injury

The star prospect left yesterday morning's game early, but he tweeted that he'll be back in the lineup today

Wil Myers hopes to be back in the lineup today
Wil Myers hopes to be back in the lineup today
J. Meric

Myers fouled a ball off his foot Thursday, but it doesn't seem to be serious at all.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (10-5) ***Featured game of the day***

A three run seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie and gave Durham a 5-2 win over Charlotte Thursday morning. The Knights picked up both of their runs with one out on the first inning when Bryan Anderson singled against Jake Odorizzi, but he was able to settle down quickly. After five batters reached in that inning, he would only allow two more to get on in his final four. He struck out eight and yielded four hits and three walks, throwing 60% of his pitches for strikes. The Bulls struck back with a run of their own in the first on a Wil Myers groundout, after they inexplicably chose to have Hak-Ju Lee bunt Jason Bourgeois to third base. They tied the game in the fourth, and singles by Lee, Myers and a double by Vince Belnome helped drive in three in the seventh. Along with Lee, Tim Beckham and Rich Thompson each had two hits, and Bourgeois had three hits and two steals.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (7-7)

A four run 13th inning by Mobile sunk Montgomery in their 8-4 loss to the BayBears. In that inning, Mobile plated their first run against Neil Schenk with a one out sac fly by Jon Griffin. That was followed by a two out double by minor league veteran Brent Clevlen and a two run single by Garrett Webber to extend the lead to four. That left Enny Romero with nothing to show for a solid start that saw him allow three runs in 5.1 innings while striking out seven and only walking one. After Zach Quate allowed Mobile's fourth run, Braulio Lara, C.J. Riefenhauser and Marquis Fleming each threw two scoreless innings, with Riefenhauser fanning four of the six batters he faced. Montgomery banged out seven extra base hits but was just one for 11 with runners in scoring position. Kevin Kiermaier hit two triples while Mikie Mahtook and Cameron Seitzer each had a pair of doubles.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (5-9)

Despite outhitting Jupiter eight to seven, the Stone Crabs couldn't get a hit with a runner in scoring position and fell 5-0 to the Hammerheads. In the second inning, Jupiter collected three runs on four hits against Roberto Gomez, allowing former Florida Gator Anthony DeSclafani to cruise through five scoreless innings, striking out seven. Gomez only lasted four innings, allowing four runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four. Jake Partridge relieved him and struck out five while only allowing a run in three innings. Richie Shaffer, Kyeong Kang and Curt Casali each had two hits, all singles.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (10-3)

Although he was wild, Blake Snell and the entire Hot Rods staff worked out of trouble in their 6-0 win over Great Lakes. Snell walked four and only struck out three in five innings, but the Loons could only muster two hits against him. Bowling Green walked seven batters total, but they couldn't get a hit with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base. The game was tied at zero through five before a two out error allowed Bowling Green to extend their sixth inning. After that, Justin O'Conner and Patrick Leonard hit back to back singles to plate two runs. It was one of five errors on the night for Great Lakes, and only two Bowling Green runs were earned. O'Conner and Ryan Dunn each had two hits, and Ben Kline's double was the only extra base hit in the game.


Star of the day- Jason Bourgeois has been solid at the top of Durham's lineup this year.

Goat of the day- Roberto Gomez hasn't been sharp to start the season.

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Norfolk 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Alex Torres (1-0, 0.00) v. Josh Stinton (1-0, 0.77)

Montgomery v. Mobile 8:05 PM
Enny Romero* (0-0, 6.48) v. Bradin Hagens (2-0, 1.93)

Charlotte @ Jupiter 6:35 PM
Ryan Carpenter (1-0, 0.75) v. Jake Esch (0-1, 0.00)

Bowling Green @ Dayton 7 PM
Dylan Floro (0-0, 0.00) v. Sal Romano (0-0, 2.31)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
9-6 (2nd in IL South)
Offense: 55 R (9th) .687 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 4.31 ERA (7th) 1.50 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: IF Jonathan Schoop (3), OF L.J. Hoes (6), LHP Michael Belfiore (24)

Mobile BayBears (Arizona)
8-6 (2nd in SL South)
Offense: 60 R (5th) .669 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 2.59 ERA (2nd) 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)

Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami)
4-10 (5th in FSL South)
Offense: 42 R (11th) .640 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.45 ERA (5th) 1.23 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Marcell Ozuna (5), LHP Justin Nicolino (6), RHP Jose Urena (8), RHP Jake Esch (23), C Austin Barnes (29), 2B Noah Perio (34)

Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
4-9 (8th in MWL East)
Offense: 46 R (12th) .544 OPS (16th)
Pitching: 4.45 ERA (15th) 1.47 WHIP (16th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Robert Stephenson (2), OF Jesse Winker (7), LHP Ismael Guillon (9), OF Jeff Gelalich (14), RHP Pedro Diaz (17), Seth Mejias-Brean (19), RHP Sal Romano (30)