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Rays down on the farm May 16: Powell, Pike highlight dull Friday

Boog Powell's first home run of the season is not enough for Montgomery

Boog Powell had not hit a home run in a non-Arizona Fall League game since he was in the Midwest League in 2014
Boog Powell had not hit a home run in a non-Arizona Fall League game since he was in the Midwest League in 2014
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If you missed it, Taylor Guerrieri is expected to make his return next week.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (20-16)

Durham erased a 4-0 deficit before ultimately falling 8-4 to Scranton in 11 innings. Down 4-3 in the eighth, Jake Elmore drew a bases-loaded walk to even the score, but Mikie Mahtook and J.P. Arencibia both struck out to strand the bases loaded. With one run already on the board in the 11th, old friend Cole Figueroa doubled home another run and eventually scored the fourth run of the inning. Ronald Belisario allowed all four of those runs, and starter Enny Romero allowed four on six hits and two walks in 4 1/3 frames with four strikeouts.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (15-20)

Montgomery's bullpen collapsed in the Biscuits' 9-4 loss to Tennessee. After RBI hits from Patrick Leonard and Justin O'Conner gave Montgomery a 3-2 lead in the seventh, Cubs prospect Kyle Schwarber socked a two-run home run in a three-run inning to put the Smokies in front. Colton Reavis replaced Mark Sappington in the eighth and did not fare any better, getting charged with four runs in one-third of an inning. Starter Austin Pruitt allowed two runs -- one earned -- on seven hits in six innings, and Boog Powell hit his first home run of the season.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (24-11)

Chris Kirsch had a forgettable night in Charlotte's 8-4 loss to St. Lucie. The Stone Crabs starter allowed a pair of four-run innings, although only four of the runs were earned due to a Pat Blair error. Kirsch exited having allowed six hits and four walks in 4-plus innings. Prior to St. Lucie's second four-run frame, the Stone Crabs had cut their deficit to 4-3, thanks to RBI hits from Maxx Tissenbaum, Braxton Lee and Marty Gantt.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (21-14)

Chris Pike dominated in Bowling Green's 3-2 win over Fort Wayne. Both TinCaps runs came on solo home runs, and they would not collect any additional hits. Pike finished with the two runs allowed in seven innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. He was able to get credited for the win when Cristian Toribio scored on a throwing error in the seventh inning, and Edgar Gomez retired all six of the batters he faced to wrap up the win.


Notable performances

AAA UT Taylor Motter: 3-for-6, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
AAA IF Jake Elmore: 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
AAA 2B Alexi Casilla: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
AA OF Boog Powell: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
A IF Riley Unroe: 2-for-3, 1 BB, 1 SB
A C Nick Ciuffo: 2-for-4, 2 2B
AAA RHP Jim Miller: 3 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
A RHP Chris Pike: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
A RHP Edgar Gomez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K

AAA 1B J.P. Arencibia: 0-for-6, 5 K
AAA OF Corey Brown: 0-for-6, 3 K
AAA SS Hak-Ju Lee: 0-for-5, 3 K
A DH Hunter Lockwood: 0-for-4, 3 K
AAA LHP Enny Romero: 4 1/3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
AAA RHP Ronald Belisario: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
AA RHP Mark Sappington: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
AA RHP Colton Reavis: one-third IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
A+ LHP Chris Kirsch: 4+ IP, 6 H, 8 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 2 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Dylan Floro (3-3, 4.46) v. Bryan Mitchell (2-3, 4.26)

Montgomery @ Chattanooga 7:15 PM (radio stream)
Bradin Hagens (1-3, 3.67) v. TBA

Charlotte @ St. Lucie 6:30 PM (radio stream)
Jacob Faria (5-1, 1.60) v. Kevin McGowan (1-3, 6.58)

Bowling Green v. Fort Wayne 8:05 PM (radio stream)
Enderson Franco (3-1, 3.21) v. Thomas Dorminy (2-3, 6.00)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees) (updated through 5/12)
18-18 (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)

Chattanooga Lookouts (Minnesota) (updated through 5/15)
22-13 (1st in SL North)
Offense: 184 R (1st) .768 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.83 ERA (6th) 1.31 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Byron Buxton (1), 3B Miguel Sano (2), RHP Jose Berrios (3), RHP Nick Burdi (7), IF Jorge Polanco (8), OF Max Kepler (12), C Stuart Turner (13), RHP Tyler Duffey (16), OF Adam Walker (17), RHP Jake Reed (19), RHP Zack Jones (25), OF Travis Harrison (30)

St. Lucie Mets (updated through 5/13)
15-20 (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)
10-22 (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)