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Rays down on the farm May 28: Faria wins again

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Jacob Faria and Felix Hernandez won their eighth games on Wednesday

Jacob Faria has allowed two or fewer runs in eight of his nine starts this season
Jacob Faria has allowed two or fewer runs in eight of his nine starts this season
Jim Donten

After the excitement of last Saturday when Blake Snell, Taylor Guerrieri and Brent Honeywell pitched on the same day, we're down to just Snell today.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (26-23)

Everett Teaford's struggles continued in Durham's 8-2 loss to Rochester. It took just four batters for the Red Wings to take a 2-0 lead in the first inning, and Teaford allowed four two-out runs in the fourth inning. In the bottom half of the inning, J.P. Arencibia singled home a run, and Rochester conceded a second run to turn a double play against Richie Shaffer.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (21-26)

A 4-1 lead evaporated quickly in Montgomery's 12-4 loss to Jackson. Hector Guevara cleared the bases with a double in the fourth, but the Generals responded with nine unanswered runs to close out the game. Jaime Schultz was hammered for six runs on six hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings, and Guevara's eighth-inning error cost Bryce Stowell four unearned runs.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (32-14)

With another great start, Jacob Faria pulled back into a tie for most wins in professional baseball with eight in Charlotte's 3-2 win over Brevard County. He struck out six and scattered just four hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings before the Manatees got two against Brad Schreiber in the ninth. The Stone Crabs struck first in the fourth with a Pat Blair RBI single and Yoel Araujo sacrifice fly, but Jake Bauers' eighth inning single to score Willy Adames proved crucial.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (27-20)

A late lead did not hold up in Bowling Green's 6-3 loss to Lansing. In a 2-2 game, Mac James plated the go-ahead run with one out in the eighth, but the Hot Rods failed to cash in further with two runners on base. Damion Carroll started the ninth after pitching the eighth, but the Lugnuts scored three runs before he could even record an out. They added one more later in the inning, and the Hot Rods went down 1-2-3 in the bottom half of the inning to end the game. Starter Chris Pike allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings.

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Notable performances

AAA 1B J.P. Arencibia: 3-for-4, 1 2B
AA OF Boog Powell: 0-for-2, 3 BB
AA OF Joey Rickard: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB
A+ SS Willy Adames: 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 2B
A C Mac James: 2-for-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB
AA RHP Kyle Winkler: 1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
A+ RHP Jacob Faria: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K

AAA OF Eugenio Velez: 0-for-4, 2 K
A+ 2B Kean Wong: 0-for-4, 2 K
AAA LHP Everett Teaford: 4 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
AA RHP Jaime Schultz: 3 1/3 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
A+ RHP Brad Schreiber: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
A RHP Damion Carroll: 1 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

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

Durham is off

Montgomery @ Jackson 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Blake Snell (3-0, 0.29) v. TBA

Charlotte @ Brevard County 6:35 PM (radio stream)
German Marquez (3-2, 2.48) v. Javier Salas (3-3, 2.61)

Bowling Green v. Lansing 7:35 PM (radio stream)
Enderson Franco (3-3, 3.15) v. Shane Dawson (6-2, 2.93)

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Jackson Generals (Seattle) (updated through 5/24)
20-25 (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)
18-27 (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)
27-20 (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)