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Rays down on the farm May 27: Varona has big Rays debut

In his debut in the organization, Dayron Varoda was a big contributor for Charlotte

I could not find a photo of Dayron Varona
I could not find a photo of Dayron Varona
Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

If you forgot who Dayron Varona is, and I certainly did, here is a refresher.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (26-22)

Dylan Floro continued to pitch like his old self in Durham's 2-1 win over Rochester. A start after throwing six scoreless innings against Masahiro Tanaka, he was sharp again, allowing just one run on eight hits and a walk in seven innings with seven strikeouts, a season high, and getting 10 outs on the ground and none in the air. Taylor Motter's fifth-inning double tied the score, and Corey Brown won it in the seventh with a home run.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (21-25)

At one point, Montgomery was losing 1-0, but eventually, the Biscuits won 14-1. They got on the board with a four-run third inning, and already up 6-1, they blew the game open with five in the eighth. Boog Powell hit a two-run single, and Tyler Goeddel's two-out hit scored two more. In the ninth, Daniel Robertson's double against a position player on the mound scored two in a three-run inning. After allowing an unearned run in the first, Bradin Hagens fought through six innings, allowing just hat run on three hits and four walks with a strikeout.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (31-14)

A nice offensive effort backed Chris Kirsch's strong outing in Charlotte's 7-3 win over Brevard County. While Kirsch was striking out five in six scoreless innings, the Stone Crabs tallied a pair of three-run frames. Willy Adames hit a two-run single to contribute to the third, and the new guy, Dayron Varona, tripled in two in the fourth as Charlotte eventually took a 6-0 lead. Jordan Harrison was charged with all three Manatees runs.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (27-19)

Henry Centeno was solid in Bowling Green's 8-4 win over Lansing. He allowed a solo home run in the second, but had no trouble otherwise, scattering five hits and striking out five with no walks in six innings. The Hot Rods took advantage of a sixth-inning error to pile up a three-run inning, and after the Lugnuts pulled closer with three of their own in the eighth, RBI doubles by Justin Williams and Bralin Jackson in the eighth and a sacrifice fly from Nick Ciuffo put the game away.


Notable performances

AA OF Boog Powell: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
AA 1B Cameron Seitzer: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB
AA C Justin O'Conner: 3-for-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 K
AA 2B Tommy Coyle: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
AA OF Joey Rickard: 4-for-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI
A+ OF Dayron Varona: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
A+ 1B Jake Bauers: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
A 1B Casey Gillaspie: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
A OF Bralin Jackson: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI
AAA RHP Dylan Floro: 7 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
A+ LHP Chris Kirsch: 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
A RHP Henry Centeno: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

AAA 3B Richie Shaffer: 0-for-3, 3 K
AA OF Johnny Field: 1-for-6, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 5 K, 1 SB
A+ Jordan Harrison: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
A LHP Kyle Bird: 2 IP, 6 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 3 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Rochester 1:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Everett Teaford (3-3, 5.50) v. Taylor Rogers (3-3, 3.44)

Montgomery @ Jackson 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Jaime Schultz (4-2, 2.38) v. Misael Siverio (1-4, 4.35)

Charlotte @ Brevard County 6:35 PM (radio stream)
Jacob Faria (7-1, 1.55) v. Brandon Woodruff (1-1, 4.38)

Bowling Green v. Lansing 7:35 PM (radio stream)
Chris Pike (5-1, 2.85) v. Jesus Tinoco (0-3, 4.19)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota) (updated through 5/23)
25-21 (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)
19-25 (5th 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)
18-26 (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)
26-20 (2nd 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)