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Down On The Farm: August 4

A recap of the minor league action.

Jonathan Ferrey

Triple-A Durham Bulls (73-42)

Behind a strong offensive showing from the offense, Mike Montgomery and the Duham Bulls cruised to a 11-3 victory. Montgomery met the minimum for a quality start by tossing six innings of three run ball. He allowed a home run, walked two batters, and struck out four. Brandon Gomes pitched a scoreless inning as he continues his rehab assignment. The Bull's were powered by their first three hitters who combined for a total of seven hits. Cole Figueroa had a three hit night while Tim Beckham, Shelley Duncan, and Mike Fontenot hit doubles.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (56-56)

Todd Glaesmann hit his 10th home run of the year as the Biscuits won a blowout by the score of 9-0 and once again reached the .500 mark. Curt Casali also added his first home run as a Biscuit as part of a three hit night. Meanwhile, Marquis Fleming has reinvented himself as a starting pitcher after struggling as a reliever; he pitched six scoreless innings while striking out seven and walking none.

Advanced Class-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (52-54)

Charlotte's offense didn't continue their torrid pace, but some strong pitching helped the blazing hot Stone Crabs keep to their winning ways. Alex Cobb made his first rehab start, going four innings while allowing one run on three hits. He walked two and struck out three. Jacob Patridge only allowed a run in 4.1 innings and Nate Garcia recorded his 8th save. Jeff Malm and Kes Carter both had two hits.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (65-45)

The inability of the Hot Rods pitchers to keep the ball in the park cost them in their 6-4 defeat. Jordan Harrison went the first six innings and allowed four runs, with two home runs the culprit. Nick Sawyer was tagged with the loss after allowing two runs in two innings; he also surrendered a home run. Luke Maile and Tyler Goeddel both had two hits while Justin O'Conner hit his 13th home run of the year.

Short Season Class-A Hudson Valley Renegades (25-22)

It took 13 innings before the Renegades fell by the score of 4-3. Cody Jordan, in his second inning of work, allowed a single to give up the losing run. Chris Kirsch pitched six innings of three run ball while Rick Teasley pitched four scoreless innings of relief. James Harris continued his hot hitting by getting three hits, including a double.

Rookie Princeton Rays (11-31)

Princeton's four game winning streak was snapped in their 6-2 loss. German Marquez pitched well in the start, going five innings and allowing only one run; however, Josh Kimborowicz allowed four runs in only .1 innings. Spencer Edwards and Bralin Jackson both collected two hits.

Rookie GCL Rays (17-21)

Some fine pitching by the GCL Rays gave them the win as they blanked the O's 4-0. Wilking Rodriguez made his season debut, pitching a scoreless frame. Jose Alonzo and Andres Gonzalez continued their fine seasons as they combined to pitch the other eight scoreless innings. Riley Unroe had three hits while Alexander Simon and Nick Ciuffo each added two of their own.

Star of the Day: Curt Casali has been on fire since his promotion to Montgomery.

Goat of the Day: It was a rough third of an inning for Josh Kimborowicz.

Today's Games:

Durham v. Gwinnett 5:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Kelly (6-1, 2.55) v. Flande (6-6, 4.68)

Montgomery v. Chattanooga 3:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Colla (4-2, 3.92) v. Reed (3-8, 3.54)

Charlotte v. Brevard County 5:30 PM

Bowling Green v. South Bend 3:05 PM
Spann (3-1, 2.58) v. Perry (6-5, 3.80)

Hudson Valley v. Auburn 5:05 PM

Princeton v. Burlington 7:05 PM
Gannon (1-3, 4.88) v. Dragmire (2-1, 2.08)

DRaysBay Top 50 Prospect Stat Lines

Tim Beckham: 2-5, 2B, K
Cole Figueroa: 3-3
Mike Montgomery: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 Ks, HR
Mikie Mahtook: 1-4, 2B
Cameron Seitzer: 1-3, BB
Todd Glaesmann: 1-3, HR, BB, K
Jake Hager: 1-4, K
Drew Vettleson: 0-3, BB
Richie Shaffer: 1-4
Jeff Malm: 2-4, 2B
Alejandro Segovia: 0-4, K
Kes Carter: 2-3, 3B
Brandon Martin: 1-4, 2B, 2 Ks
Justin O'Conner: 1-3, HR, 2 Ks
Tyler Goeddel: 2-3, BB
Patrick Leonard: 0-3, 2 Ks
Oscar Hernandez: 1-5, 2B, BB
Granden Goetzman: 0-6, K
James Harris: 3-6, 2B, K
Spencer Edwards: 2-4
Bralin Jackson: 2-4, K
Yoel Araujo: 1-3, BB