In related-to-Rays news, Allan Dykstra's brother James threw a no-hitter yesterday.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (3-4)
Everett Teaford allowed a two-run home run two batters into the game, and it did not get any better from there in Durham's 8-0 loss to Norfolk. Teaford exited after four innings, having allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on 10 hits and two walks with six strikeouts. One bright spot was the work of Bryce Stowell, who struck out three and walked one in 3 1/3 hitless innings of relief. All four Bulls hits were singles.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (1-5)
Montgomery could never get one more big hit in its 3-2 loss to Jacksonville. Justin O'Conner hit his second home run of the season in the fourth, and the Biscuits added an unearned run in the eighth. However, they were 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Jaime Schultz worked an inefficient four innings, allowing a run on three hits and four walks with seven strikeouts. Parker Markel took the loss with an unearned run, and Tommy Coyle hit a pair of doubles.
Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (4-2)
Charlotte was postponed.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (2-5)
Brent Honeywell was good, but he was outdueled in Bowling Green's 4-0 loss to Dayton. The two-out run the Dragons scored in the fourth proved to be enough, but they later tacked on a pair of unearned runs against Honeywell. He finished with three runs -- one earned -- allowed on two hits and three walks in six innings with nine strikeouts. Grant Kay had three of the Hot Rods' five hits.
A IF Grant Kay: 3-for-3, 1 2B
AAA RHP Bryce Stowell: 3 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
A RHP Brent Honeywell: 6 IP, 2 H, 3 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 9 K
AA OF Johnny Field: 0-for-4, 3 K
AAA LHP Everett Teaford: 4 IP, 10 H, 7 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 6 K
Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Durham v. Norfolk 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Matt Buschmann (1-0, 0.00) v.
Montgomery @ Jacksonville 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Austin Pruitt* (0-1, 0.00) v. Chipper Smith (1-0, 0.00)
Charlotte @ Daytona 5:05 PM (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Alex Colome v. Sal Romano (0-1, 13.50)
Ryne Stanek (0-1, 3.60) v. Amir Garrett (0-0, -.--)
Both games will be seven innings
Bowling Green @ Dayton 7 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Greg Harris (0-0, 1.80) v. TBA
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
Norfolk Tides (Baltimore) (updated through 4/13)
4-3 (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 (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)
4-1 (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 (12), RHP Kendry Flores (17), RHP Brian Ellington (22), 1B (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 (11), OF Phil Ervin (14), RHP Sal Romano (15), 3B (18), OF Sebastian Elizalde (25), C (27)
Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati) (updated through 4/13)
4-3 (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 (17), RHP Wyatt Strahan (23), RHP Tyler Mahle (26), RHP Jeremy Kivel (29)