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Rays down on the farm May 15: Stanek's career outing leads Crabs

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Ryne Stanek did not set a career high in strikeouts, but he dominated

Ryne Stanek is not one of the players in this photo
Ryne Stanek is not one of the players in this photo
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All affiliates not playing the Clearwater Threshers had a tougher time.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (20-15)

Durham briefly held a lead before getting blown out in its 10-2 loss to Scranton. Taylor Motter's sacrifice fly in the fourth gave the Bulls a 2-1 edge, but the game quickly unraveled for starter Scott Diamond. He retired the first batter of the inning before allowing the next seven to reach en route to a five-run inning. Diamond finished with six runs allowed in 4 2/3 innings, and Norberto let the game get out of hand with a three-run sixth.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (15-19)

Montgomery was beaten thoroughly in its 8-1 loss to Tennessee. Daniel Robertson's two-out double in the third cut the Biscuits' deficit in half, but the Smokies scored six unanswered runs to close the game. Jared Mortensen allowed four runs in six innings, and Ryan Garton got tagged with four runs in two-thirds of an inning.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (24-10)

Clearwater scored a run for the first time since it played at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium, but it did not matter in Charlotte's 5-1 win over the Threshers. Ryne Stanek ensured their offensive woes continued with his best start as a professional, striking out nine and allowing just three hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings. Jake Bauers powered the Stone Crabs' lineup with four hits -- including three doubles --, and Mike Marjama's home run added to the lead.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (20-14)

Bowling Green was not particularly competitive in its 11-0 loss to West Michigan. The Whitecaps scored twice in the second before blowing the game open with a six-run third. Hot Rods starter Henry Centeno did not survive that inning, finishing with eight runs allowed in 2 2/3 innings. His counterpart, A.J. Ladwig, struck out 10 in eight scoreless innings. Cristian Toribio was the only Hot Rod to reach base twice.

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Notable performances

AA SS Daniel Robertson: 3-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
A+ IF Juniel Querecuto: 0-for-2, 3 BB
A+ OF Marty Gantt: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 K
A+ 1B Jake Bauers: 4-for-5, 2 R, 3 2B, 1 RBI
AAA RHP Jhan Marinez: 1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
A+ RHP Ryne Stanek: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K
A RHP Mike Franco: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 5 K

AAA OF Mikie Mahtook: 0-for-4, 3 K
A IF Riley Unroe: 0-for-4, 3 K
AAA LHP Scott Diamond: 4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
AAA LHP Jordan Norberto: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 0 K
AAA RHP Bryce Stowell: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
AA RHP Ryan Garton: two-thirds IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
A RHP Henry Centeno: 2 2/3 IP, 10 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

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

Durham v. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Enny Romero (1-0, 0.00) v. Kyle Davies (2-3, 5.47)

Montgomery @ Tennessee 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Austin Pruitt (2-3, 2.78) v. Felix Pena (2-1, 2.29)

Charlotte @ St. Lucie 6:30 PM (radio stream)
Chris Kirsch* (2-0, 2.83) v. Rob Whalen (0-2, 2.10)

Bowling Green v. Fort Wayne 8:05 PM (radio stream)
Chris Pike (4-1, 3.00) v. Jimmy Brasoban (0-1, 3.60)

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees) (updated through 5/12)
17-18 (4th in IL North)
Offense: 127 R (7th) .690 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.79 ERA (8th) 1.33 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Rob Refsnyder (7), LHP Jacob Lindgren (8), RHP Bryan Mitchell (12), OF Tyler Austin (16), RHP Jose Ramirez (26), OF Ramon Flores (27), RHP Danny Burawa (31)

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) (updated through 5/9)
18-15 (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)

St. Lucie Mets (updated through 5/13)
14-20 (5th in FSL South)
Offense: 136 R (4th) .659 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.50 ERA (8th) 1.26 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Amed Rosario (6), OF Michael Conforto (7), RHP Marcos Molina (9), 1B Dominic Smith (11), 3B Jhoan Urena (14), RHP Akeel Morris (19), RHP Rob Whalen (20), OF Champ Stuart (23), RHP Robert Gsellman (30)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (San Diego) (updated through 5/13)
10-21 (8th in MWL East)
Offense: 120 R (13th) .678 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 5.08 ERA (16th) 1.56 WHIP (16th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Michael Gettys (13), SS Franchy Cordero (19)