Triple-A Durham Bulls (64-38)
Durham had three separate seven run leads before hanging on to beat Pawtucket 14-13. The Bulls sent Red Sox prospect Allen Webster to an early exit, piling on seven runs against him while he could only record four outs. Unfortunately, Matt Buschmann would allow seven runs of his own. He lasted four innings though, allowing the seven runs on eight hits and a pair of walks with six strikeouts. Later in the game, Durham collected seven more runs over two innings, this time in the fourth and fifth. All five Bulls pitchers allowed at least one run, and Pawtucket scored six over the last four innings before Kirby Yates finally recorded the final out of the game. Three Bulls, Tim Beckham, Chris Gimenez and Jason Bourgeois reached base four times. Vince Belnome had three hits, including two of the team's six doubles, and drove in a pair of runs. Leslie Anderson brought home three runs.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (13-16)
Kyeong Kang carried Montgomery to an 11 inning, 2-1 win over Mobile. Both Biscuit runs came on solo home runs by Kang; the first in the seventh inning tied the game, and the second in the 11th proved to be the game-winner. Mobile's Archie Bradley struck out eight in six dominant scoreless innings, but Montgomery starter Victor Mateo was nearly as good, allowing just one run on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts in eight innings, and he only needed 82 pitches to do so. Braulio Lara was given the win despite walking two in two innings, and Juan Sandoval picked up his 13th save.
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (17-11)
Charlotte scored six runs over the first two innings and held on to defeat Dunedin 9-6. The Stone Crabs scored four two-out runs in the first inning, starting with a two run home run by Richie Shaffer. They would pick up two more runs on four consecutive singles after that. Willie Argo and Drew Vettleson had RBI doubles an inning later. In those two innings, Jesse Hahn was struggling himself, and he allowed three runs on three hits and three walks with no strikeouts before being lifted. Andrew Bellatti picked him up though, allowing just an unearned run in five innings on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Enmanuel Paulino was the only Stone Crab to not reach base. Ryan Brett led the way with four hits, and Shaffer had a pair of extra base hits.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (20-9)
Bowling Green's game was suspended in extra innings.
Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (20-14)
Tri-City pulled away late as Hudson Valley fell by a 9-3 score. Jonathan Quinonez had an RBI single in the seventh to pull the Renegades within 4-3, but the ValleyCats really pulled away in the bottom half of the inning. Reliever Anthony Tzamtzis entered the game with the bases loaded and promptly allowed a bases clearing double. A wild pitch and error later in the inning helped lead to two more Tri-City runs. Starter Eli Echarry allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks in only 4.1 innings of work. Infielder Darryl George pitched an inning for the second time this season. He also went 4/4 and scored a run. Hudson Valley outhit Tri-City 15-9.
Princeton's rough season continued with an 8-1 loss to Kingsport. After the first two scoreless innings, the Mets broke the game open with a three run third. They tacked on another run against starter Jorge Rodriguez, who lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Meanwhile, Kingsport starter Chris Flexen dominated, striking out 11 in seven scoreless innings. Before the Rays posted their only run of the game in the bottom of the eighth on a Wilmer Dominguez single, Oscar Armenta allowed the Mets to score three more insurance runs in the top half of the inning. Dominguez had two of Princeton's five hits.
Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (10-13)
The GCL Rays were off.
Star of the day-
Goat of the day- Pitching to the score never works, but at least they ended up winning.
Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Durham @ Gwinnett 6:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
J.D. Martin (11-4, 3.02) v.
Montgomery @ Mobile 1:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Victor Mateo (4-8, 5.29) v.
Charlotte v. Dunedin 6:30 PM
v. Jesse Hernandez* (5-7, 3.13)
Bowling Green v. Beloit 1:05 PM DOUBLEHEADER
TBA v. TBA
Matt Spann (3-1, 2.25) v. Andres Avila (4-1, 2.92)
Hudson Valley @ Tri-City 7 PM
Jaime Schultz (1-0, 2.30) v. (2-1, 2.03)
Princeton v. Kingsport 11:05 AM
Nolan Gannon (0-2, 3.97) v. TBA
GCL Rays @ GCL Twins 12 PM DOUBLEHEADER
TBA v. TBA
TBA v. TBA
In both doubleheaders, the first game is the resumption of a suspended game, and the second game will be nine innings
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
44-58 (4th in IL South)
Offense: 416 R (12th) .706 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 4.18 ERA (8th) 1.49 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Sean Gilmartin (4), LHP Alex Wood (7), OF Todd Cunningham (12), RHP Cody Martin (13), RHP David Hale (16)
Mobile BayBears (Arizona)
16-13 (1st in SL South)
Offense: 402 R (4th) .682 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.21 ERA (2nd) 1.25 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP (3), LHP (6), LHP (9), SS (11), RHP (13), OF Keon Broxton (15), RHP Jake Barrett (19)
Dunedin Blue Jays
9-18 (6th in FSL South)
Offense: 364 R (10th) .673 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.33 ERA (2nd) 1.22 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Aaron Sanchez (1), LHP Tyler Ybarra (31)
Beloit Snappers (Oakland)
17-11 (2nd in MWL West)
Offense: 471 R (3rd) .730 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.56 ERA (3rd) 1.36 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Daniel Robertson (9), 1B Matt Olson (10), RHP Nolan Sanburn (11), 3B Renato Nunez (12), 2B Chris Bostick (20), RHP Seth Streich (21), OF Aaron Shipman (24), Dylan Covey
Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston)
23-11 (1st in Stedler)
Offense: 155 R (3rd) .681 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 2.59 ERA (2nd) 1.02 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Adrian Houser (16), RHP Andrew Thurman, 2B Tony Kemp
16-13 (3rd in APP West)
Offense: 136 R (4th) .723 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 3.56 ERA (3rd) 1.26 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: None
11-14 (3rd in GCL South)
Offense: 115 R (7th) .687 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.46 ERA (4th) 1.29 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Kohl Stewart, LHP Stephen Gonsalves