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Rays Down On The Farm: August 11

A recap of the minor league action.


Triple-A Durham Bulls (75-47)

Heading into the year, many raved about how the Durham rotation was full of top prospects. However, players like Matt Buschmann have helped fill in the gaps left by the top prospects promoted to the major leagues. Yesterday, Buschmann went 6.0 strong innings in Durham's 5-2 victory, allowing only one hit while walking three and striking out seven. Though Brandon Gomes allowed two runs relief, Kirby Yates picked up his 16th save. Leslie Anderson and Shelley Duncan both collected two hits.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (60-58)

Montgomery's offense continued its recent roll by putting up 10 runs in the Biscuits 10-2 victory. The offense combined for 12 hits, three of them of the extra base variety, and seven walks. Meanwhile, Jake Thompson pitched seven quality innings, surrendering just one unearned run.

Advanced Class-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (54-57)

Though the Stone Crabs collected 14 hits, they fell to the Marauders 8-5. Grayson Garvin made his first start back with the Stone Crabs; the 2011 first round pick went 2.0 innings with two runs charged to him. Bellatti had a rare poor outing in relief, getting tagged for four runs in 4.0 innings. Six of the batters for the Stone Crabs had two hits.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (67-50)

Though the Hot Rods battled back from an early deficit, they were unable to complete the comeback as they lost 6-5. Down 5-1 through three innings, the Hot Rods scored four runs to tie the game. However, Lake County countered with a run of their own to put themselves ahead for good. Andrew Toles, Joey Rickard, and Tyler Goeddel all had multiple hits.

Short Season Class-A Hudson Valley Renegades (25-27)

Though they took an early lead with a first inning run, the Renegades failed to do much else in their 6-1 loss to the Scrappers. Aaron Griffin surrendered four runs in his five innings, though none were earned. Ariel Soriano went 2-4 with a double.

Rookie Princeton Rays (13-36)

Princeton's offense had a rare outstanding night as they powered the team to a 13-12 victory. After scoring nine runs in the first, Princeton avoided a scare as they narrowly hung onto the victory with Pulaski scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth. Spencer Edwards had a big game, going 2-6 with a double and a triple. Jesus Araiza and Travis Flores both reached base four times. Nolan Gannon's poor season continued as he allowed seven runs in only three innings.

Rookie GCL Rays (18-24)

The Rays top two international signings from 2012 couldn't get the job done in the Rays 8-4 loss to the Orioles. Jose Mujica and Jose Castillo combined to give up eight runs in the first 4.0 innings. Four other pitchers pitched the final four innings. Nick Ciuffo had three hits to bump his average up to .284.

Star of the Day: The offenses of Princeton and Montgomery were both terrific.

Goat of the Day: It has been an up and down season statistically for Mujica and Castillo.

Today's Games:

Durham v. Charlotte 5:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Martin (14-4, 2.84) v. Stewart (5-13, 5.02)

Montgomery @ Tennessee 5 PM (MiLB.TV)
Romero (10-6, 2.72) v. Loosen (1-3, 7.48)

Charlotte v. Bradenton 5:30 PM

Bowling Green @ Lake County 1:30 PM
Snell (3-7, 4.00) v. Baker (6-6, 3.98)

Hudson Valley @ Mahoning Valley 5:05 PM
Griset (1-2, 3.54) v. Sulser (2-1, 2.17)

Princeton v. Pulaski 7 PM
Wood (2-3, 4.61) v. Flores (5-0, 2.31)

DRaysBay Top 50 Prospect Stat Lines

Cole Figueroa: 1-3, 2 BB
Tim Beckham:0-4, BB, K
Ryan Brett: 2-5, 2B, BB
Mikie Mahtook: 1-4, 2B, BB, K
Cameron Seitzer: 3-5, K
Todd Glaesmann: 2-5, K
Jake Hager: 2-5, 2 Ks
Drew Vettleson: 2-5, K
Richie Shaffer: 2-5, K
Alejandro Segovia: 2-4, 2B
Jeff Malm: 1-4, 2B, 2 Ks
Andrew Toles: 2-4, 2B, K
Tyler Goeddel: 2-4, 2 Ks
Brandon Martin: 1-3, 2B, BB
James Harris: 0-2, BB, K