Triple-A Durham Bulls (63-35)
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (10-15)
Montgomery is at the All-Star break.
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (14-11)
With members of the community meeting up, Charlotte hammered Clearwater to the tune of an 11-0 score. The Stone Crabs had three crooked numbers, starting with a three run second inning that featured a two run homer by Jeff Malm. The fifth inning highlighted the game with a Curt Casali grand slam followed by a solo home run by Malm, his second blast of the game. Casali played a huge role in the ninth inning too with a bases clearing double to push the lead to 11. The pitching staff dominated, yielding just three hits. Jake Partridge got the start and struck out six in four innings, and Lenny Linsky was credited with the win with three perfect innings in relief of Partridge.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (16-9)
Despite losing Taylor Guerrieri early on, Bowling Green was able to withstand four Cedar Rapids home runs in a 6-5 win over the Kernels. Guerrieri had pitched two scoreless innings before being removed for Matt Spann who was able to provide solid long relief, allowing just a run on three hits and a walk in four innings with three strikeouts. Bowling Green's four run sixth inning broke the game open at the time, and it was highlighted by Tyler Goeddel's two run home run after Joey Rickard led off the inning with a walk. Justin O'Conner's RBI single an inning later increased their lead to 6-1, and that was just enough after Austin Pruitt and Ryan Garton each allowed a pair of runs in relief. O'Conner drove in two runs and was one of two Hot Rods to reach base three times, the other being Luke Maile.
Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (17-12)
A late comeback allowed Hudson Valley to top State College 3-2 in 12 innings. Down 2-0 entering the eighth inning having failed to take advantage of a number of run-scoring opportunities, the Renegades finally executed and tied the game. Jonathan Quinonez led off the inning with a double and came home to score on Ty Young's triple. Johnny Field brought Young home with a sac fly, and the same three players would combine in the 12th to win the game. Quinonez singled with one out, advanced to second on a Young walk and came home to score on a Field walkoff double. Ben Griset started the game and pitched well, allowing just one run on four hits and a walk in six innings with four strikeouts. Quinonez, Young and Omar Narvaez all reached base three times.
Princeton's late comeback led to a 10 inning, 6-5 win over Danville. The Rays fell behind 5-3 in the seventh inning, but they denied the Braves the shutdown inning by tying the game up immediately. With a pair of runners in scoring position, David Garcia's sac fly pulled Princeton within one, and Elias Torres' single tied the game up. In the 10th, Hunter Lockwood hit a solo home run, his second of the year, to give Princeton the win. Nolan Gannon started and allowed three runs in four innings, and Isaac Gil was credited with the win with three strikeouts in 3.2 scoreless innings. The home run was one of two hits for Lockwood, and Jesus Araiza reached base three times.
Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (8-13)
A four run fourth inning provided all the offense the GCL Rays needed in a 4-3 win over the GCL Red Sox. After former Gator and rehabbing Red Sox first rounder Brian Johnson departed with three perfect innings, the Rays got to work, now down 2-0. Six straight hits by the top of the lineup plated three runs and left the bases loaded for Thomas Milone. He would ground into a double play, but it scored the eventual winning run. The Rays had their own rehabbing former first rounder in Grayson Garvin, making his second appearance of the season. He improved his second time out, striking out three and only allowing a hit in two scoreless innings. Christopher Crisostomo got the win despite allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks in 3.2 innings with only one strikeout. The six consecutive hits in the fourth inning were the Rays' only six hits of the game. Riley Unroe reached base three times though.
Star of the day-
Goat of the day- No complaints on a sweep day.
Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Bowling Green is off
Hudson Valley is off
GCL Rays @ GCL
TBA v. TBA
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
GCL Red Sox
10-10 (3rd in GCL South)
Offense: 72 R (14th) .653 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.90 ERA (11th) 1.31 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Trey Ball, C Jon Denney