Triple-A Durham Bulls (74-47)
Merrill Kelly has had a nice year, but on Friday he just didn't have it in the Bulls' 12-1 loss to Charlotte. Though Durham jumped off to a 1-0 lead after Kevin Kiermaier hit a lead-off home run for the Bulls, Charlotte countered for eight runs in the second inning. Kelly was unable to record an out in the second inning. Frank De Los Santos came out in relief, but he didn't fare much better, allowing three runs in 2.1 innings. Because of the short outing by Kelly, Durham was forced to trot out six pitchers. Though the Bulls managed eight hits, they only moved two runners into scoring position.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (59-58)
After blowing a big early lead, Montgomery battled their way back into the game before ultimately losing in walk-off fashion by the score of 11-10. After taking a 4-0 lead after the first inning, Montgomery saw the score go to 10-5 in Tennessee's favor through five innings. However, the Biscuits countered with five runs in the final four frames, including two in the ninth, to tie the game. But in the bottom of the ninth inning, Juan Sandoval allowed three straight hits without recording an out to lose the game. Mike Colla and Neil Schenk combined to allowed 10 runs in the first 4.1 innings. Offensively, the 4-5-6 hitters were the stars as Curt Casali, Cameron Seitzer, and Todd Glaesmann combined for nine hits, including two home runs and a double.
Advanced Class-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (54-56)
Alex Cobb worked into the fifth inning, but he allowed three runs as the Stone Crabs fell by the score of 7-3. Bruedlin Suero and Matt Ramsey allowed two runs apiece in relief. On the offensive side, Richie Shaffer hit his 10th home run of the year.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (67-49)
Some terrific pitching by Jordan Harrison allowed the Hot Rods to ease by the Loons 3-0. Harrison pitched seven hit-less innings while walking three and striking out three. However, Ryan Garton couldn't complete the no-hitter as he allowed a hit, the only one of the game for the Loons, in the 8th inning. Joey Rickard reached base three times.
Short Season Class-A Hudson Valley Renegades (25-26)
The Renegades held the lead through eight innings, but Mahoning Valley scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to win 3-2. Rick Teasley, in his third inning of work, only recorded one out before allowing the walk off run. Chris Kirsch pitched six solid innings, allowing just one run. James Harris hit his first home run of the year as part of a two hit night.
Rookie Princeton Rays (12-36)
Princeton lost another close one, falling to the Pulaski Mariners 5-4. German Marquez allowed three runs in 4.0 innings as the starter. On the offensive side, Bralin Jackson and Yoel Araujo both had two hits while Hunter Lockwood hit his 5th home run of the year.
Rookie GCL Rays (18-23)
The GCL Rays have lost some tough games to the GCL O's. On Friday, the Rays were able to win a close battle, escaping by the score of 4-3. The Rays led 4-1 heading into the ninth, but Ruben Paredes allowed two runs in the ninth. Riley Unroe continued his recent tear with a 3-3 night with two walks.
Star of the Day: Curt Casali is having a very solid, under-the-radar year.
Goat of the Day: Two walk off losses are always tough.
DRaysBay Top 50 Prospect Stat Lines:
Cole Figueroa: 1-4
Tim Beckham: 1-4
CJ Riefenhauser: 2 IP, 0 H, BB, 3 Ks
Oscar Hernandez: 0-3, BB
Jake Hager: 0-3, BB, K
Ajelandro Segovia: 1-4, 2B, BB, 2 Ks
Richie Shaffer: 1-3, HR, BB, K
Jeff Malm: 1-4
Kes Carter: 0-2, 2 Ks
Bralin Jackson: 2-4, BB, 2 Ks
Spender Edwards: 0-4, BB, 2 Ks
Yoel Araujo: 2-4, K
Ryan Brett: 1-4, BB
Mikie Mahtook: 1-4, BB, K
Cameron Seitzer: 2-4, HR, BB, K
Todd Glaesmann: 3-5, K
Andrew Toles: 0-3
Patrick Leonard: 1-3, K
Brandon Martin: 0-2