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Rays down on the farm May 17: Stone Crabs run wild

For one day, Granden Goetzman was Billy Hamilton

Granden Goetzman got a late start this season, but he is already among Charlotte's leaders in steals
Granden Goetzman got a late start this season, but he is already among Charlotte's leaders in steals
Jim Donten

According to the Play Index, here is a list of five-steal games in the majors. It is certainly possible it happened plenty of times in the minors. Charlotte finished with nine steals total.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (20-17)

Nick Franklin hit a two-run home run two batters into the game, but Durham's offense checked out after that in its 3-2 loss to Scranton. After Taylor Motter led off with a single, Franklin hit his first home run of the season, but the Bulls would only get four more hits. Dylan Floro sailed through the first four innings, but the RailRiders pulled within one in the fifth on back-to-back doubles. In the sixth, they went ahead on a two-run home run, and Floro finished with three runs allowed on nine hits and a walk in seven innings with two strikeouts.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (15-21)

Montgomery's late rally came up short in its 10-9 loss to Chattanooga. Down 10-5 in the eighth, the Biscuits scored three runs in the eighth and pulled within one in the ninth on Daniel Robertson's RBI single. Richie Shaffer then grounded into a double play to end the game. Bradin Hagens struck out seven in 4 2/3 innings of work but allowed seven runs, and Mikey O'Brien was hit for three runs in 1 1/3 frames.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (25-11)

Charlotte blew the game open with a seven-run seventh and cruised to a 10-3 win over St. Lucie. When Armando Araiza struck out for the second out of the inning, the Stone Crabs had only scored two more runs, but four straight two-out hits helped them pile on four more runs. Yoel Araujo singled home two, and Juniel Querecuto and Willy Adames finished the big inning with RBI hits. Opposed by the rehabbing Dillon Gee, Jacob Faria allowed one run on three hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (21-15)

Enderson Franco did not help himself in Bowling Green's 6-2 loss to Fort Wayne. Only two of the five runs he was charged with were earned, but he made two errors himself. He struck out seven in six innings and allowed six hits and two walks. Thomas Milone had three of the Hot Rods' six hits.


Notable performances

AA OF Johnny Field: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 K
A+ OF Braxton Lee: 4-for-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 2 SB
A+ SS Willy Adames: 4-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K
A+ 1B Jake Bauers: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
A+ OF Granden Goetzman: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 SB
A OF Thomas Milone: 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 SB
A+ RHP Jacob Faria: 6 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

AA 1B Cameron Seitzer: 0-for-4, 4 K
A+ C Armando Araiza: 0-for-5, 5 K
A OF Brailn Jackson: 0-for-4, 3 K
AA RHP Bradin Hagens: 4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 7 K
AA RHP Mikey O'Brien: 1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
A+ LHP Jordan Harrison: one-third IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
A RHP Enderson Franco: 6 IP, 6 H, 5 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 7 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Everett Teaford (2-2, 5.70) v. TBA

Montgomery @ Chattanooga 5:15 PM (radio stream)
Jaime Schultz (4-1, 2.17) v. Tyler Duffey (2-2, 2.76)

Charlotte @ St. Lucie 1 PM (radio stream)
German Marquez (2-1, 3.67) v. Robert Gsellman (4-0, 1.46)

Bowling Green v. Fort Wayne 3:05 PM (radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (2-2, 2.03) v. Ernesto Montas (2-2, 4.06)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees) (updated through 5/12)
19-18 (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)
23-13 (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)
15-21 (T-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)
11-22 (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)