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Rays down on the farm April 26: Snell silences another opponent

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21 innings, 0 runs against Blake Snell

Blake Snell changes his uniform number to reflect his walk total
Blake Snell changes his uniform number to reflect his walk total
Jim Donten

Blake Snell is on some major helium in the early going, and Jaime Schultz is putting on quite a show too.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (8-8)

Durham was postponed.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (8-8)

After allowing a run in the first, Jaime Schultz settled in and dominated in Montgomery's 7-4 win over Jackson. Schultz hit the leadoff batter and allowed a run on two singles but went on to allow just that run on seven hits in six innings with nine strikeouts and no walks. The Generals were due after that, though, and scored three runs -- two earned -- against Colton Reavis. The Biscuits tied the game in the bottom of the first and opened up a lead with a four-run second, highlighted by Boog Powell's two-run single.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (12-5)

Blake Snell continued to dominate Florida State League hitters in Charlotte's 4-0 win over Palm Beach. Although he walked four more batters, he only allowed two hits and struck out six in six scoreless innings. Josh Kimborowicz and Justin McCalvin combined to finish the last three innings. All nine Stone Crabs had a hit each, and Mike Marjama drove in two wit a double.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (10-7)

Justin Williams and Jace Conrad homered in Bowling Green's rain-shortened 4-2 win over Lansing. Williams hit his first home run in his new organization in the second inning, and Jace Conrad's fourth inning solo home run added insurance. Chris Pike had to work out of some jams and finished with two runs allowed on nine hits and a walk in five innings.

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Notable performances

AA OF Boog Powell: 4-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 SB
AA IF Daniel Robertson: 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 2B
AA RHP Jaime Schultz: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
A+ LHP Blake Snell: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 K

AA RHP Colton Reavis: one-third IP, 1 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K

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

Durham v. Gwinnett 1:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Alex Colome (0-0, 2.70) v. Mike Foltynewicz (0-2, 1.62)
Jordan Norberto (1-1, 1.17) v. Sugar Ray Marimon (0-0, 0.00)

Both games will be seven innings

Montgomery v. Jackson 3:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Austin Pruitt (1-1, 0.96) v. Misael Sivero (0-0, 0.87)

Charlotte v. Bradenton 3 PM (radio stream)
Ryne Stanek* (0-2, 3.07) v. Frank Duncan (1-0, 1.69)

Bowling Green v. Lansing 3:05 PM (radio stream)
Enderson Franco (1-1, 2.45) v. Starlyn Suriel (1-0, 1.35)

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Gwinnett Braves (updated through 4/22)
5-10 (4th in IL South)
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

Jackson Generals (Seattle) (updated through 4/23)
4-9 (5th in SL North)
Offense: 40 R (8th) .555 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 4.66 ERA (10th) 1.52 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B D.J. Peterson (3), OF Gabby Guerrero (7), 1B Jordy Lara (15), SS Jack Reinheimer (17), OF Julio Morban (25)

Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh) (updated through 4/24)
9-8 (T-2nd in FSL South)
Offense: 72 R (4th) .775 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 4.36 ERA (12th) 1.33 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Austin Meadows (3), C Reese McGuire (5), SS JaCoby Jones (13), LHP Steven Brault (18), 3B Wyatt Mathisen (22), LHP Cody Dickson (24)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto) (updated through 4/22)
11-6 (1st in MWL East)
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)