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Rays down on the farm May 12: Biscuits cannot contain Vogelbach

The slugging first baseman burned Montgomery in Monday's Biscuits loss

Dan Vogelbach was instrumental in Montgomery's loss
Dan Vogelbach was instrumental in Montgomery's loss
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There are two doubleheaders on the schedule today, provided the Threshers are healthy enough to play.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (19-13)

Taylor Motter led off the game with the home run, but Buffalo ran away from Durham in the Bulls' 9-4 loss to the Bisons. Dylan Floro allowed three runs in the first, and Buffalo scored five runs before Durham could get on the board again. After Floro exited having allowed five runs in five innings, Jake McGee struck out two in a rehab appearance, and Bryce Stowell and Grant Balfour each gave up a pair of insurance runs.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (14-17)

Montgomery failed to score and fell victim to Dan Vogelbach in a 4-0 loss to Tennessee. The Smokies got on the board in the first inning without the benefit of the hit, and even though that was the only run he allowed, Jaime Schultz still struggled. He only allowed two hits in five innings but walked five. Zach Cooper allowed a pair of home runs, including one to Vogelbach, and Cameron Seitzer had to record the last out of the game on the mound.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (20-10)

Charlotte was postponed out because too many players on Clearwater were sick.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (19-12)

Brent Honeywell was not at his best, and he got little support in Bowling Green's 3-1 loss to West Michigan. Honeywell struck out five and walked none in three innings, but he did allow two runs on five hits. The Hot Rods could only score on Casey Gillaspie's infield hit in the sixth inning.


Notable performances

AA 3B Richie Shaffer: 2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB
AA OF Joey Rickard: 3-for-3, 1 BB, 1 SB
A OF Thomas Milone: 3-for-5, 1 2B

AA 1B Patrick Leonard: 0-for-4, 3 K
A OF Bralin Jackson: 0-for-4, 3 K
AAA RHP Dylan Floro: 5 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
AAA RHP Bryce Stowell: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
AAA RHP Grant Balfour: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
AA RHP Zach Cooper: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham @ Buffalo 6:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Everett Teaford (2-1, 4.05) v. TBA

Montgomery @ Tennessee 11:30 AM, 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Blake Snell (1-0, 0.00) v. Frank Batista (3-0, 1.19)
TBA v. Corey Black (1-1, 3.82)

Both games may be seven innings

Charlotte @ Clearwater 5 PM (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
German Marquez (1-1, 4.09) v. Yacksel Rios (0-1, 7.36)
Buddy Borden (3-1, 3.38) v. David Whitehead (2-3, 3.28)

Both games will be seven innings

Bowling Green @ West Michigan 6:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Greg Harris (1-2, 2.25) v. Jeff Thompson (0-3, 5.82)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto) (updated through 5/9)
16-15 (3rd in IL North)
Offense: 93 R (14th) .653 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 2.59 ERA (2nd) 1.19 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Dalton Pompey (4), C A.J. Jimenez (23), 3B Andy Burns (24)

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) (updated through 5/9)
16-14 (2nd in SL North)
Offense: 135 R (3rd) .731 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.21 ERA (3rd) 1.21 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: C Kyle Schwarber (4), RHP C.J. Edwards (5), OF Albert Almora (7), LHP Rob Zastryzny (14), RHP Corey Black (16), OF Jacob Hannemann (17), OF Bijan Rademacher (21), 1B Dan Vogelbach (25)

Clearwater Threshers (Philadelphia) (updated through 5/9)
15-15 (3rd in FSL North)
Offense: 124 R (3rd) .675 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 3.44 ERA (7th) 1.22 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS J.P. Crawford (1), LHP Matt Imhof (8), LHP Yoel Mecias (12), IF Jesmuel Valentin (13), RHP Victor Arano (14), C Andrew Knapp (17), OF Dylan Cozens (18), OF Aaron Brown (22), 3B Zach Green (25), OF Andrew Pullin (28)

West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit) (updated through 5/9)
14-17 (6th in MWL East)
Offense: 118 R (8th) .641 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.85 ERA (13th) 1.33 WHIP (13th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Derek Hill (3), 3B Zac Shepherd (11), RHP Joe Jimenez (14), RHP Spencer Turnbull (18), OF Michael Gerber (19), 3B Joey Pankake (30)