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Down On The Farm: July 13

A recap of the minor league action.


Triple-A Durham Bulls (61-35)

The Bull's continued their strong surge by defeating the Braves 3-0. Merill Kelly went the first six innings, followed by Jeff Beliveau, Josh Lueke, and Kirby Yates. For Yates, it was his tenth save on the year. Cole Figueroa hit his third home run of the year, part of his three hit night that also featured a double. Leslie Anderson added two singles and a walk.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (46-46)

The Montgomery Biscuit's Friday night game versus the Pensacola Blue Wahoos lasted only one inning before being suspended due to rain. The game will be completed today. At the time of the delay, the score was 0-0.

Advanced Class-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (41-48)

A quiet offense cost the Stone Crabs in their 3-0 loss on Friday. Though the Stone Crabs collected seven hits and six walks, they failed to score a single run. Only one hit was for extra bases, a double by Drew Vettleson. No player collected multiple hits, though Richie Shaffer reached base three times and Willie Argo had three walks and a hit. Felipe Rivero pitched okay as the starter, going 6 innings while allowing three runs with a 3/3 K/BB ratio. The recently promoted Sean Bierman pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (53-37)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods narrowly kept hold on their leads in a 4-3 victory over Quad Cities. The Hot Rods struck first, scoring three runs in the fourth inning. However, two runs in the bottom of the fifth by Quad Cities closed the gap to one run. After the Hot Rods scored an insurance run in the seventh, Quad Cities countered with a run of their own in the bottom half of the frame. However, Nick Sawyer pitched a five out save to guarantee the victory. Tyler Goeddel and Leonardo Reginatto each had two hits.

Class A Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (14-12)

In a very typical Hudson Valley victory, the Renegades won a low scoring game 2-1. Kevin Brandt pitched five impressive scoreless innings as the starter, striking out six while walking two. Justin Choate held onto the victory with four innings of one-run ball with six strikeouts. Ariel Soriano drove in both runs with a single in the fifth inning.

Rookie Princeton Rays (5-15)

The early season struggles continued for the Princeton Rays in their 2-1 loss. Once again, the offense failed to muster much support for the pitching, combining for seven hits and five walks, though the only run came on a solo home run by Elias Torres. German Marquez pitched five solid innings, allowing two runs. Stepan Havlicek and Oscar Armenta both pitched well in relief.

Rookie GCL Rays (7-12)

The GCL Rays were on the bad side of a blowout, losing 12-1 to the Orioles. It was a poor game all around, with the pitching allowing 18 hits and four walks, the offense being quiet, and the defense committing five errors. William Gabay, Jose Castillo, Andres Gonzalez, and Jhefferson Hurtado all struggled mightily; only Eric Fredrick pitched well.

Star of the Day: Cole Figueroa had a nice day at the plate.

Goat of the Day: Four GCL pitchers combined to allow 12 runs.

Today's Games:

Durham v. Gwinnett 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Buschmann (4-0, 2.56) v. Bisenius (3-1, 5.31)

Montgomery v. Pensacola 7:35 PM (MiLB.TV)
Mateo (3-8, 5.70) v. Renken (2-6, 3.91)

Charlotte @ Clearwater 6:30 PM

Bowling Green @ Cedar Rapids 6:05 PM
Ames (7-1, 1.96) v. Atherton (4-2, 2.59)

Hudson Valley v. State College 7:05 PM
Kirsch (1-1, 3.46) v. Herget (3-0, 3.72)

Princeton v. Greeneville 5 PM Double Header
TBD v. Merejo (0-0, 0.00)
Faria (0-1, 1.89) v. Dettmann (0-1, 4.50)

GCL Rays v. GCL Orioles 10 AM

DRaysBay Top 50 Prospect Stat Lines

Cole Figueroa: 3-4, HR, 2B
Tim Beckham: 1-4, 2B
Brandon Guyer: 0-4, 2 Ks
Jake Hager: 1-4, BB
Drew Vettleson: 1-4, 2B
Richie Shaffer: 1-2, 2B, 2 BB
Alejandro Segovia: 0-4
Kes Carter: 0-3, K
Felipe Rivero: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Andrew Toles: 1-4, K
Tyler Goeddel: 2-4, 3B
Brandon Martin: 1-4, K
Nick Sawyer: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, K
Oscar Hernandez: 0-2, BB
Granden Goetzman: 1-3
James Harris: 2-3, K
Spencer Edwards: 2-5, 2B, 3 Ks
Yoel Araujo: 0-4, K
Jose Castillo: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R/ER, 2 BB, 0 Ks