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Rays down on the farm April 24: Faria stays hot

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In 17 innings this season, Jacob Faria has 16 strikeouts and five walks

Jacob Faria has had another impressive start to the season
Jacob Faria has had another impressive start to the season
Jim Donten

There are some ugly batting lines in Montgomery's game, which you might expect in a 12-inning game that featured three total runs.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (6-8)

Scott Diamond turned in a strong start in Durham's 5-2 win over Charlotte. Diamond scattered just five hits and no walks over five scoreless innings and struck out two batters. Andrew Bellatti picked up where Diamond left off with five strikeouts in three scoreless innings. The Bulls broke the game open with a three-run sixth when Leonardo Reginatto, Hak-Ju Lee and Eugenio Velez hit consecutive run-scoring singles. Alexi Casilla later added a solo home run.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (6-7)

A wild pitch produced a walkoff 2-1 win for Montgomery in 12 innings over Mobile. With two outs and the bases loaded, Patrick Leonard scored the winning run during Tommy Coyle's at-bat. It was seven innings earlier when the Biscuits tied the game at one on Hector Guevara's single. Reinaldo Lopez started and allowed a run on four hits and three walks in six innings with four strikeouts, and three Montgomery relievers combined to keep the BayBears off the board the final six innings.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (9-5)

Jacob Faria continued his strong start to the season in Charlotte's 1-0 win over Palm Beach. The right-hander faced the Cardinals for his second straight start and improved on his results, striking out four and allowing just three hits and two walks in six scoreless innings. James Loney drove in Charlotte's only run with a double in his first rehab appearance but was not credited with an RBI due to an error. Steve Ascher and Brad Schreiber combined to finish the last three innings.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (7-7)

It was not another shutout, but Bowling Green's pitching staff continued to frustrate Dayton hitters in the Hot Rods' 3-1 win over the Dragons. This time, it was Hyrum Formo on the mound. Formo allowed one run on five hits in five innings with four strikeouts and no walks before Edgar Gomez and Kyle Bird each threw two scoreless innings of relief. Nick Ciuffo drove in Bowling Green's first run in the fourth inning in a two-hit game, and Jace Conrad singled home Thomas Milone an inning later.

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Notable performances

AAA C Curt Casali: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
AAA IF Leonardo Reginatto: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
AA OF Tyler Goeddel: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
AAA LHP Scott Diamond: 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
AAA RHP Andrew Bellatti: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
A+ RHP Jacob Faria: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K
A RHP Hyrum Formo: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

AAA C J.P. Arencibia: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 4 K
AA IF Daniel Robertson: 0-for-5, 5 K
AA C Justin O'Conner: 0-for-5, 4 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)

Durham v. Gwinnett 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Dylan Floro (2-1, 2.84) v. Chien-Ming Wang (0-1, 5.84)

Montgomery v. Mobile 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Bradin Hagens (1-0, 0.73) v. Brandon Sinnery (0-1, 1.80)

Charlotte v. Palm Beach 6:30 PM (radio stream)
German Marquez (0-0, 7.00) v. Corey Littrell (0-2, 6.00)

Bowling Green v. Lansing 8:05 PM (radio stream)
Henry Centeno (0-0, 1.64) v. Sean Reid-Foley (0-0, 0.00)

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Gwinnett Braves (updated through 4/22)
(Record), (Place in division)
Offense: 45 R (11th) .631 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.09 ERA (5th) 1.32 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Jose Peraza (1), RHP Mike Foltynewicz (2), RHP Arodyz Vizcaino (11), RHP Williams Perez (19), OF Todd Cunningham (23), IF Elmer Reyes (29), RHP Matt Wisler, LHP Manny Banuelos

Mobile BayBears (Arizona) (updated through 4/18)
7-6 (3rd in SL South)
Offense: 36 R (4th) .687 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 2.50 ERA (3rd) 1.29 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Braden Shipley (2), RHP Aaron Blair (3), 3B Brandon Drury (7), RHP Jimmy Sherfy (16), OF Socrates Brito (19), OF Mitch Haniger (22), RHP Enrique Burgos (29), OF Todd Glaesmann

Palm Beach Cardinals (updated through 4/21)
9-5 (T-1st in FSL South)
Offense: 58 R (4th) .690 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 2.85 ERA (3rd) 1.30 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Alex Reyes (2), LHP Rob Kaminsky (5), C Carson Kelly (13), SS Juan Herrera (17), OF Rowan Wick (24), OF C.J. McElroy (28)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto) (updated through 4/22)
(Record), (Place in division)
Offense: 66 R (4th) .670 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 2.60 ERA (5th) 1.22 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Richard Urena (8), RHP Sean Reid-Foley (10), RHP Chase De Jong (17), OF Anthony Alford (18), C Dan Jansen (20), OF D.J. Davis (21), 1B Rowdy Tellez (30)