Triple-A Durham Bulls (40-27)
Alex Colome finally allowed a run, but he was still very good in Durham's 4-1 win. The Tides wasted no time scoring that run either, plating it in the first inning. Julio Borbon led off the game with a double, and two batters after Quintin Berry doubled him over to third, the Bulls conceded the run on a groundout. The rest of the way, Colome scattered a handful of hits, and he finished with the one run allowed on six hits and no walks in seven innings with five strikeouts. 60 of his 89 pitches were strikes.
It also didn't take long for the Bulls to retie the game. Mikie Mahtook led off the second inning with a solo home run, his third of the season. In the fifth inning, Justin Christian scored what proved to be the winning run after stealing third and coming home on a throwing error. They tacked on a couple more runs in the eighth on RBI hits from Jayson Nix and Cole Figueroa. Figueroa had three hits, and Mahtook had two.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (31-34)
Montgomery was off.
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (30-33)
Charlotte was not particularly competitive in their 10-0 loss to Fort Myers. The Miracle scored two runs in the first inning against Blake Snell, but the eight run fifth inning is where the Stone Crabs really got into trouble. Snell finished with four runs (three earned) allowed on two hits and four walks in 4+ innings with three strikeouts. Luis Cabrera was charged with the next six runs while only recording one out.
Their offense was similarly dreadful. They collected just four hits and didn't draw a single walk. Tyler Goeddel, batting leadoff, hit a double. Justin O'Conner committed his 11th error.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (30-33)
Bowling Green was postponed.
Star of the day- I can't imagine Colome has had many better three game stretches during his career.
Goat of the day- Cabrera took one on the chin for Charlotte.
Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Both games will be seven innings
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
38-27 (1st in IL West)
Offense: 315 R (2nd) .739 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.85 ERA (8th) 1.33 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Tony Sanchez (15), 1B Andrew Lambo (21), OF Jaff Decker (22)
Birmingham Barons (
28-37 (4th in SL North)
Offense: 276 R (5th) .712 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 4.38 ERA (8th) 1.41 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Trayce Thompson (7), RHP Chris Beck (8), RHP Chris Bassitt (15), LHP Scott Snodgress (16), 1B Rangel Ravelo (30)
Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
37-27 (1st in FSL South)
Offense: 320 R (1st) .691 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 2.96 ERA (3rd) 1.27 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: CF Byron Buxton (1), RHP J.O. Berrios (5), 2B (10), OF Max Kepler (11), OF Adam Brett Walker (17), LHP Mason Melotakis (18), 3B (25), SS Niko Goodrum (26), RHP Tyler Jones (27)
Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
32-30 (3rd in MWL East)
Offense: 284 R (11th) .687 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.61 ERA (4th) 1.26 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Phil Ervin (3), RHP Nick Travieso (8), LHP Ismael Guillon (12), LHP Amir Garrett (18), RHP Sal Romano (25), OF Sebastian Elizalde (26), 3B (27), RHP Dan Langfield (30)