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Rays down on the farm May 26: Stanek promoted to Double-A

A day after another impressive start, Ryne Stanek will be challenged at a new level

No matter how many times I use this photo, Ryne Stanek will not appear in it
No matter how many times I use this photo, Ryne Stanek will not appear in it
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Who is going to step into Charlotte's rotation now? The Stone Crabs are in first place but have now lost two top starters.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (25-22)

Durham scored all five of its runs in the sixth in the Bulls' 5-4 win over Rochester. The first six batters of the inning pounded out hits, including Curt Casali's two-run double. The eventual winning run scored on Richie Shaffer's sacrifice fly later in the inning. After allowing two runs in the first inning, Matt Andriese settled in and only allowed one more runner to reach base over his final four innings, finishing with two runs allowed on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (20-25)

Montgomery's three home runs were not enough in its rain-shortened 6-4 loss to Tennessee. Johnny Field's RBI double in the first gave the Biscuits an early lead, but the Smokies scored the next six runs. Austin Pruitt was charged with all six runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings. Cameron Seitzer and Patrick Leonard each homered in the sixth, and after Field homered in the eighth, the teams called it quits in the rain.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (30-14)

Charlotte was off.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (26-19)

Coty Blanchard's first-inning home run set the tone in Bowling Green's 12-8 win over South Bend. The Hot Rods soon fell behind 4-2, but they scored the next 10 runs to open up a significant lead. Hunter Lockwood's bases-clearing infield single started a productive third inning, and he scored on Bralin Jackson's double. Blanchard tallied another RBI in a three-run fourth, and they added insurance runs before a South Bend rally fell short. Hyrum Formo allowed four runs in two innings, and Ryan Pennell allowed four himself later.


Notable performances

AA 1B Cameron Seitzer: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI
AA OF Johnny Field: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI
A IF Riley Unroe: 3-for-4, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
A OF Bralin Jackson: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
A RHP Edgar Gomez: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
A RHP Mike Franco: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

AAA 1B J.P. Arencibia: 0-for-4, 2 K
AA SS Daniel Robertson: 0-for-4, 3 K
A 1B Casey Gillaspie: 0-for-5, 1 R, 1 K
AA RHP Austin Pruitt: 5 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
A RHP Hyrum Formo: 2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
A LHP Ryan Pennell: 1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Rochester 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Dylan Floro (3-4, 3.83) v. TBA

Montgomery @ Jackson 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Bradin Hagens (2-4,  4.30) v. Felix Pena (0-2, 9.31)

Charlotte @ Brevard County 6:35 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Wei-Chung Wang (2-1, 5.82)

Bowling Green v. Lansing 7:35 PM (radio stream)
Henry Centeno (2-2, 5.23) v. Chase De Jong (4-3, 3.66)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota) (updated through 5/23)
25-20 (1st in IL North)
Offense: 193 R (1st) .723 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.92 ERA (11th) 1.36 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Alex Meyer (5), LHP Taylor Rogers (15)

Jackson Generals (Seattle) (updated through 5/24)
19-23 (4th in SL North)
Offense: 182 R (4th) .697 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.81 ERA (10th) 1.53 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B D.J. Peterson (3), RHP Edwin Diaz (6), OF Gabby Guerrero (7), 1B Jordy Lara (15), SS Jack Reinheimer (17), RHP Trey Cochran-Gill (20), LHP Danny Hultzen (30)

Brevard County Manatees (Milwaukee) (updated through 5/24)
18-25 (6th in FSL North)
Offense: 162 R (7th) .661 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.41 ERA (9th) 1.28 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Clint Coulter (3), LHP Wei-Chung Wang (6), OF Victor Roache (18)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto) (updated through 5/24)
26-19 (T-1st in MWL East)
Offense: 225 R (2nd) .749 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.76 ERA (11th) 1.37 WHIP (12th)
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), RHP Jesus Tinoco (26), 1B Rowdy Tellez (30)