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Rays down on the farm April 15: Smyly and Snell do it again

Another turn in the rotation, another dominant outing for a pair of lefties

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In additional former Rays news, Todd Glaesmann, briefly retired after being traded to Arizona, hit for the cycle last night.

Note that Brent Honeywell will be making an appearance on MiLB.TV tonight.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (3-3)

Dylan Floro displayed impressive will to win in Durham's 12-8 win over Charlotte. Floro allowed five runs on 10 hits and a walk in five innings with six strikeouts, but Brad Penny was worse. The Bulls got to him for six runs in 3 2/3 innings, including Ryan Brett's solo home run in the third. Corey Brown's grand slam in the sixth broke the game open, and Luke Maile added an insurance home run as well. Brett led seven Bulls with multi-hit games with three and was a triple shy of the cycle. Jim Miller was charged with three unearned runs.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (1-4)

Montgomery was off.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (4-2)

The duo of Drew Smyly and Blake Snell shut down another lineup in Charlotte's 2-0 win over Daytona. Smyly, in his second rehab appearance, allowed a leadoff single before cruising through three scoreless innings, finishing with four strikeouts. Snell piggybacked him again, this time struck out eight and walked two in five innings before Nick Sawyer recorded the save. Both Stone Crabs runs happened in the early innings when Joey Rickard hit an RBI single in the first and Armando Araiza scored on a throwing error in the third.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (2-4)

Casey Gillaspie had four hits, and two Bowling Green pitchers faced just one batter over the minimum in its 7-0 game one win. Gillaspie had three hits go for extra bases, including his two-run home run to start the scoring in the first inning. On the mound, Chris Pike struck out four and only allowed a hit in five scoreless innings, and Kyle Bird wrapped up the game with two scoreless out of the bullpen.

Enderson Franco did not get that run support in the Hot Rods' 2-1 loss in game two. This time, it was Lake County scoring two runs in the first, and Bowling Green received just a solo home run from Cristian Toribio. Franco exited after allowing two runs on six hits and a walk in five innings with three strikeouts.


Notable performances

AAA 2B Ryan Brett: 3-for-6, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
AAA IF Jake Elmore: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
AAA OF Joey Butler: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
AAA DH Corey Brown: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K
AAA C Luke Maile: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
AAA OF Eugenio Velez: 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 SB
A 1B Casey Gillaspie: 4-for-4, 3 R, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI
ML LHP Drew Smyly: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
A+ LHP Blake Snell: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K
A RHP Chris Pike: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

AAA RHP Dylan Floro: 5 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
A IF Riley Unroe: 0-for-4, 3 K
A OF Hunter Lockwood: 0-for-3, 3 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Norfolk 6:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Everett Teaford (1-0, 0.00) v. Mike Wright (0-0, 7.36)

Montgomery @ Jacksonville 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Jaime Schultz* (0-0, 3.86) v. TBA

Charlotte @ Daytona 7:05 PM (radio stream)
Ryne Stanek (0-1, 3.60) v. Sal Romano (0-1, 13.50)

Bowling Green @ Dayton 7 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (0-0, 2.25) v. TBA

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore) (updated through 4/13)
3-3 (T-1st in IL South)
Offense: 25 R (3rd) .664 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.12 ERA (12th) 1.44 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B Christian Walker (3), OF Dariel Alvarez (5), RHP Zach Davies (6), RHP Mike Wright (8), RHP Tyler Wilson (12), OF Henry Urrutia (14)

Jacksonville Suns (Miami) (updated through 4/13)
3-1 (T-1st in SL South)
Offense: 14 R (T-6th) .632 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 0.84 ERA (1st) 0.86 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Trevor Williams (8), 2B Justin Bohn (12), RHP Kendry Flores (17), RHP Brian Ellington (22), 1B Viosergy Rosa (23), RHP Austin Brice (29)

Daytona Tortugas (Cincinnati) (updated through 4/12)
2-3 (5th in FSL North)
Offense: 8 R (11th) .602 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.12 ERA (9th) 1.12 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Nick Howard (5), LHP Amir Garrett (7), RHP Nick Travieso (8), SS Alex Blandino (11), OF Phil Ervin (14), RHP Sal Romano (15), 3B Taylor Sparks (18), OF Sebastian Elizalde (25), C Chad Wallach (27)

Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati) (updated through 4/13)
3-3 (T-3rd in MWL East)
Offense: 20 R (9th) .666 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.69 ERA (10th) 1.64 WHIP (15th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Aristides Aquino (9), 3B Gavin LaValley (17), RHP Wyatt Strahan (23), RHP Tyler Mahle (26), RHP Jeremy Kivel (29)