Actually I'm not sure if he'll be playing tonight, but the 50 games is over.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (21-19) ***Featured game of the day***
Victor Mateo handed Birmingham their first home series loss of the year in a dominating 1-0 win over the Barons. Mateo had previously given up at least three runs in every start for Montgomery this year, but he turned in an outstanding start, striking out seven and only allowing three hits and a walk in seven scoreless innings. C.J. Riefenhauser would preserve the shutout with two scoreless innings of his own. Montgomery only had five hits of their own, two of which came off the bat of Cameron Seitzer. The Biscuits scored the lone run of the game in the second inning. Seitzer led off the frame with a single, and Kyeong Kang drove him in with a double, the only extra base hit for the Biscuits in the game.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (25-16)
Former Bull Ray Olmedo delivered a walkoff single for Rochester in Durham's 6-5 loss to the Red Wings. Durham took their first lead of the game just an inning earlier on a Tim Beckham single, but they couldn't get an insurance run in the ninth despite getting a runner into scoring position with no outs. In the bottom half of the inning, Rochester loaded the bases against Jeff Beliveau, and that's when Olmedo drove in two with a single to right field. The near comeback still got Chris Archer off the hook for the loss in a poor start. He allowed four runs in five innings on six hits and four walks while only striking out one. Durham's offense didn't get going until the sixth inning when Brandon Guyer his his fourth home run of the season, a two run shot that started a rally of five straight runs for the Bulls to take the lead.
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (16-23)
Roberto Gomez was credited with a win despite allowing seven runs in five innings in Charlotte's 12-7 victory over Daytona. Despite his struggles, the Stone Crabs never trailed thanks to a pair of four run innings in the fourth and fifth. Before Daytona could even record an out in the first, Charlotte had two runs on the board thanks to run scoring hits from Drew Vettleson and Richie Shaffer. Two innings later with the lead cut to one, Alejandro Segovia led off the fourth with his seventh home run. Taylor Motter later delivered a two run double that inning, and one inning later Hector Guevara's three run home run continued adding to the lead. Every Stone Crab had at least one hit, and Vettleson and Jake DePew each reached base three times. Jake Partridge threw three scoreless innings in his first appearance in eight days.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (25-13)
After falling behind 6-0 through three innings, Bowling Green stormed back to beat Ft. Wayne 7-6. Dylan Floro was charged with all six of those runs, but only two were earned due to errors by Andrew Toles and Tyler Goeddel. Once Floro was removed after four innings, the Hot Rods bullpen went to work and allowed the offense to make the comeback. Jordan Harrison and Matt Ramsey would combine to strike out seven in five scoreless innings while the batters would stage their rally. The big hit in a four run seventh inning was a two run double by Marty Gantt, and they would score their last run of the inning on a strikeout by Granden Goetzman and throwing error by catcher Rodney Daal trying to record the out at first base. The comeback would be complete next inning when Tommy Coyle plated two with a triple and came home to score on a squeeze bunt by Patrick Leonard.
Star of the day- Hard to pick anyone besides Mateo here.
Goat of the day- Ugly start for Archer on the day everyone speculated who could come up for David Price.
Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Durham @ Rochester 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
TBA v. Andrew Albers (0-2, 2.75)
Montgomery @ Huntsville 7:43 PM
Jake Thompson* (2-4, 6.49) v. Jimmy Nelson* (4-2, 2.36)
Charlotte v. Ft. Myers 6:30 PM
Ryan Carpenter* (3-2, 2.85) v. D.J. Baxendale* (5-0, 1.25)
Bowling Green v. West Michigan 6:35 PM (MiLB.TV)
Taylor Guerrieri* (2-1, 2.00) v. Montreal Robertson (2-3, 4.81)
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota)
16-25 (5th in IL North)
Offense: 154 R (12th) .697 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 4.81 ERA (12th) 1.53 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Kyle Gibson (5), C Chris Herrmann (18), OF Joe Benson (19)
Huntsville Stars (Milwaukee)
16-24 (T-4th in SL North)
Offense: 147 R (9th) .662 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 4.31 ERA (9th) 1.43 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Taylor Jungmann (3), RHP Jimmy Nelson (5), RHP Ariel Pena (22), RHP Santo Manzanillo (26), OF Kentrail Davis (28)
Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
29-10 (1st in FSL South)
Offense: 213 R (2nd) .791 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.40 ERA (4th) 1.18 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Miguel Sano (1), 2B Eddie Rosario (8), SS Levi Michael (16), RHP Madison Boer (22), LHP Jason Wheeler (25), RHP Adrian Salcedo (27), 1B Kennys Vargas (29), RHP Matt Summers (30), OF Nate Roberts (32), RHP Zack Jones (33)
West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit)
17-20 (4th in MWL East)
Offense: 176 R (6th) .695 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.81 ERA (7th) 1.41 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Austin Schotts (5), OF Danry Vasquez (6), RHP Montreal Robertson (18), RHP Endrys Briceno (22), RHP Edgar De La Rosa (29)