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Down On The Farm: June 23

A recap of the minor league action.

Tom Szczerbowski

Triple-A Durham Bulls (47-29)

Despite having twice as many hits as Buffalo, Durham fell by the score of 6-3 on Saturday. Durham collected ten hits, with both Brandon Guyer and Chris Gimenez getting two apiece. However, the Bulls only went 1-12 with runners in scoring position. Short on starters due to recent promotions, the Bulls sent Cory Wade to the mound. He pitched 3.2 scoreless innings. Will Inman allowed three runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (39-35)

Despite some sloppy defense, the Biscuits slipped by the Wahoo's 4-3. Mikie Mahtook went 2-3 with a double while Kyeong Kang reached base all four times he came to the plate. Victor Mateo went 5.2 strong innings, surrendering only one run. CJ Riefenhauser picked up the win with a scoreless inning in relief.

Advanced Class-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (30-40)

Felipe Rivero's wildness cost the Stone Crabs as they lost by the score of 5-3. Rivero walked four batters in his 4.1 innings, allowring four runs. Jim Patterson allowed a run in three innings. Jake Hager returned to the lineup when he pinch ran for Taylor Motter; he was 0-2 on the day. Willie Argo, Curt Casali, and Ben Kline all had two hits.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (41-30)

The Hot Rods' offense got the best of top prospect Roberto Osuna in their 9-1 victory. Patrick Leonard had his best game of the season, going 2-2 with a home run and a double while also walking twice. Thomas Coyle also posted an identical stat line to Leonard's. Meanwhile, Dylan Floro continued his strong year as he pitched six scoreless innings.

Class-A Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (6-0)

Hudson Valley remained undefeated by beating Staten Island 4-2. Oscar Hernandez had three hits while Pat Blair ripped his first home run on the year. Jordan Harrison pitched six strong innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight.

Rookie Level Princeton Rays (0-2)

The Princeton Rays were rained out.

Rookie GCL Rays (1-1)

The GCL Rays lost as Zorrilla (yes, this is a real thing) hit a home run for the GCL Orioles. The Rays scored five runs on seven hits and five walks. Meanwhile, the O's scored nine runs on nine hits and nine walks.

Star of the Day: Patrick Leonard and Tommy Coyle both hit well.

Goat of the Day: It was a tough day for Felipe Rivero.

Today's Games:

Durham @ Buffalo 1:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Odorizzi (5-1, 3.90) v. Redmond (2-1, 7.47)

Montgomery v. Pensacola 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Floethe (1-1, 6.00) v. Smith (5-6, 3.66)

Charlotte v. Jupiter 5:30 PM

Bowling Green v. Lake County 6:05 PM
Lopez (2-3, 3.33) v. Sisco (3-5, 3.25)

Hudson Valley @ Brooklyn 5 PM

Princeton v. Burlington 6:05 PM
Faria (0-0, -.--) v. Newberry (0-0, -.--)

GCL Rays do not play

DRaysBay Top 50 Prospect Stat Lines

Brandon Guyer: 2-5, 2B
Tim Beckham: 1-5, K
Vince Belnome: 1-4, K
Cole Figueroa: 1-4, 2B, K
Mikie Mahtook: 2-3, 2B
Cameron Seitzer: 0-4, K
Todd Glaesmann: 0-4, K
CJ Riefenhauser: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, K
Andrew Toles: 1-5
Tyler Goeddel 0-4
Patrick Leonard: 2-2, 2B, HR, 2 BB
Jose Molina: 2 IP, 2 H, ER, K