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Down on the farm July 18: Seitzer wins Southern League HR Derby

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Despite only having two home runs in 95 games for Montgomery, Cameron Seitzer was locked in Wednesday

Cameron Seitzer's home run swing was in rhythm last night
Cameron Seitzer's home run swing was in rhythm last night
Jim Donten

His two home runs in the finals were enough to beat Birmingham's Dan Black.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (63-35)

The International League All-Stars did what the Rays couldn't: score against Jarred Cosart, and they came away with a 4-3 AAA All-Star Game win. Cosart started and pitched 1.2 innings and allowed four runs, most of which came on the second inning three run homer by Indianapolis' Tony Sanchez. Vince Belnome started at third base and went 1/3. J.D. Martin walked a batter in a scoreless inning of work, and Kirby Yates struck out a batter in a scoreless inning.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (10-15)

The SL South pitching dominated in a 6-0 All-Star Game win over the SL North. No Montgomery pitchers participated, but in addition to the Home Run Derby win, Cameron Seitzer had two hits in the game and drove in a run. Kevin Kiermaier was 0/3.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (15-11)

After blowing a late lead but still managing to send the game to extra innings, Charlotte beat Daytona in 11 innings by a 4-3 score. Daytona scored a run in each inning from the seventh through the ninth to erase a 2-0 Charlotte lead, but Jeff Malm was able to tie it up with one out thanks to a single to score Richie Shaffer. In the 11th inning, Curt Casali stepped up to the plate and led off with a walkoff home run to win the game. Shaffer also homered earlier in the game as one of three Stone Crabs to get two hits, the others being Drew Vettleson and Alejandro Segovia. He didn't get the win due to Andrew Bellatti's blown save, but starter Ryan Carpenter pitched well. He lasted seven innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (17-9)

Bowling Green used some late runs to break a 2-2 tie in a 6-2 win over Wisconsin. For the first time in his career, Blake Snell lasted seven innings despite only striking out two. He allowed two runs on six hits, and perhaps most importantly, only walked two. Patrick Leonard's two out single in the seventh broke the 2-2 tie, and Justin O'Conner's three run homer an inning later provided valuable insurance runs for Ryan Garton. Leonard, O'Conner and Andrew Toles each had two hits.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (18-12)

Hudson Valley was able to pour on middle inning runs in a 7-3 win over Williamsport. John Alexander drove in a pair of runs with a second inning double, and the Renegades scored their five remaining runs in innings four through six. Johnny Field drove in two runs with a single, and a three stolen base inning in the sixth helped them extend their lead to 7-1. Hudson Valley used a combination of four pitchers to shut down Williamsport. Jaime Schultz started and pitched three scoreless innings, and Colton Reavis got the win by allowing a run in three innings of relief on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Field, Alexander and Ariel Soriano each had three hit games. Alexander's included two doubles, and Soriano had a pair of steals.

Rookie Princeton Rays (6-18)

Princeton was postponed.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (8-13)

The GCL Rays made a late comeback to top the GCL Twins 4-3. With two outs in the seventh inning and the Rays down 3-1, Kean Wong doubled home Cristian Toribio to pull within one. An inning later, Nick Ciuffo doubled home Riley Unroe to tie the game, and he came home to score himself after consecutive singles by Hec Montes and Erick Vasquez. Brandon Gomes struck out one and hit a batter in a scoreless inning in his rehab appearance. Jose Alonzo struggled in relief of Gomes, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks in five innings with two strikeouts. 2013 pick Roel Ramirez got the win with a strikeout in three perfect innings.


Star of the day- Maybe Snell's efficiency can turn a corner now.

Goat of the day- Full schedule again tomorrow which stinks for me.

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Pawtucket 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
TBA v. Drake Britton (0-1, 8.44)

Montgomery @ Mobile 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV)

Charlotte v. Daytona 6:30 PM
Felipe Rivero* (6-6, 3.98) v. Ivan Pineyro (1-0, 0.00)

Bowling Green v. Wisconsin 8:05 PM
Dylan Floro (7-2, 1.73) v. Ryan Gibbard (4-2, 5.20)

Hudson Valley @ Williamsport 7:05 PM
Kevin Brandt (2-2, 2.57) v. Mitch Gueller (3-1, 3.63)

Princeton @ Greeneville 7 PM DOUBLEHEADER
Jake Faria (0-1, 1.89) v. Frederick Tiburcio (1-0, 0.86)
German Marquez (1-2, 3.20) v. Edison Frias (1-2, 4.30)

Both games will be seven innings

GCL Rays @ GCL Twins 12 PM

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Pawtucket Red Sox
53-44 (1st in IL North)
Offense: 477 R (2nd) .741 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.08 ERA (5th) 1.42 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Xander Bogaerts (1), OF Jackie Bradley Jr. (2), RHP Allen Webster (4), OF Bryce Brentz (8), LHP Drake Britton (11)

Mobile BayBears (Arizona)
15-10 (1st in SL South)
Offense: 389 R (3rd) .683 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.22 ERA (2nd) 1.26 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Archie Bradley (3), LHP David Holmberg (6), LHP Andrew Chafin (9), SS Nick Ahmed (11), RHP Anthony Meo (13), OF Keon Broxton (15), RHP Jake Barrett (19)

Daytona Cubs
15-9 (1st in FSL North)
Offense: 439 R (2nd) .730 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.97 ERA (8th) 1.39 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Jorge Soler (3), RHP Pierce Johnson (6), RHP Starling Peralta (26), RHP Matt Loosen (27), RHP Ivan Pineyro

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Milwaukee)
11-14 (6th in MWL West)
Offense: 408 R (12th) .702 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 4.30 ERA (14th) 1.46 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Victor Roache (7), C Clint Coulter (9), OF Tyrone Taylor (15), SS Orlando Arcia (17), RHP Jorge Lopez (23), OF Michael Reed (31)

Williamsport Crosscutters (Philadelphia)
15-13 (T-2nd in Pinckney)
Offense: 141 R (3rd) .739 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.68 ERA (12th) 1.31 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Mitch Gueller (14), 2B Andrew Pullin (15), 3B Zach Green (25), OF Dylan Cozens (27), C Andrew Knapp

Greeneville Astros
15-10 (1st in APP West)
Offense: 85 R (7th) .634 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 2.48 ERA (1st) 1.13 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Brett Phillips (18), OF Ariel Ovando (32), C Brian Holberton

GCL Twins
11-12 (3rd in GCL South)
Offense: 107 R (4th) .706 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 3.40 ERA (3rd) 1.29 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Kohl Stewart, LHP Stephen Gonsalves