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Rays down on the farm May 3: Andriese returns to Durham

In relief, Matt Andriese pitched some nice innings for the Bulls

Rene Rivera congratulates Matt Andriese for getting another chance to ride buses to games
Rene Rivera congratulates Matt Andriese for getting another chance to ride buses to games
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Bowling Green had enough offense for everyone else on Saturday.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (13-11)

Durham limited Pawtucket to four hits but came up short in a 2-1 loss. Curt Casali's single in the fourth scored one run, but Allan Dykstra was thrown out at home trying to score. An inning later, Sean Coyle, the brother of Rays minor league Tommy, hit a solo home run to decide the game. Matt Buschmann allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in six innings with four strikeouts, and Matt Andriese was good in relief, striking out four in two scoreless innings.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (11-12)

A six-run inning sunk Montgomery in its 8-2 loss to Mississippi. Just after the Biscuits tied the game at two, Austin Pruitt allowed two runners to reach before he was ejected along with manager Brady Williams. Colton Reavis let the game get away and allowed six runs, including two with two outs. Pruitt was charged with four runs in 4-plus, and Reavis allowed four in two innings of work. Jake DePew had two of Montgomery's four hits.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (15-8)

Charlotte only had two hits, but the Stone Crabs hung in there before falling 4-3 to Fort Myers in 11 innings. Charlotte got its first run without the benefit of a hit, and it got both of them two innings later. Joey Rickard doubled, and Juniel Querecuto drove in two with a double later in the inning. The Charlotte offense only generated three walks the rest of the way. Starter Ryne Stanek allowed a run on five hits and three walks in six innings with four strikeouts, and Jeff Ames would take the loss despite allowing just a run in 3 1/3 innings.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (14-9)

Bowling Green blew open the game late in its 10-4 win over Lansing. Leading 1-0 after five, Bralin Jackson singled home a pair of runs in the three-run sixth, and he did the same an inning later. After the Hot Rods scored a single run in the eighth, Jackson scored one of two runs on Coty Blanchard's double. Chris Pike allowed a run in six innings, and the Lugnuts made the score a little more respectable against Brian Miller.


Notable performances

A UT Coty Blanchard: 2-for-6, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
A IF Jace Conrad: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
A OF Bralin Jackson: 3-for-5, 1 R, 4 RBI, 1 K
A DH Mac James: 4-for-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI
AAA RHP Matt Andriese: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
A RHP Chris Pike: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

A+ OF Yoel Araujo: 0-for-4, 2 K
AA RHP Austin Pruitt: 4+ IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
AA RHP Colton Reavis: 2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
A RHP Brian Miller: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham @ Pawtucket 1:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Scott Diamond (2-0, 1.29) v. Henry Owens (1-1, 4.29)

Montgomery @ Mississippi 2 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Jared Mortensen (1-1, 1.44) v. Ryan Weber (0-0, 1.23)

Charlotte @ Fort Myers 4:05 PM (radio stream)
Chris Kirsch (1-0, 4.60) v. Brett Lee (0-1, 7.20)

Bowling Green @ Lansing 2:05 PM (radio stream)
Enderson Franco (1-1, 3.00) v. Conner Greene (2-1, 3.86)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Pawtucket Red Sox (updated through 4/29)
15-9 (2nd in IL North)
Offense: 95 R (1st) .691 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.19 ERA (6th) 1.34 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Henry Owens (2), OF Rusney Castillo (3), LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4), LHP Brian Johnson (5), RHP Matt Barnes (8), SS Deven Marrero (9), 3B Garin Cecchini (10), 2B Sean Coyle (17), 1B Travis Shaw (19), OF Bryce Brentz (21), RHP Steven Wright (22)

Mississippi Braves (updated through 4/28)
10-11 (3rd in SL South)
Offense: 74 R (4th) .689 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.83 ERA (7th) 1.39 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Jason Hursh (6), 3B Rio Ruiz (10), OF Mallex Smith (16), SS Daniel Castro (25), RHP Tyrell Jenkins, OF KD Kang

Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota) (updated through 4/28)
9-14 (T-5th in FSL South)
Offense: 64 R (11th) .582 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.02 ERA (3rd) 1.16 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Kohl Stewart (4), RHP J.T. Chargois (21), SS Engelb Vielma (22), IF Niko Goodrum (29)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto) (updated through 4/29)
14-9 (T-1st in MWL East)
Offense: 86 R (3rd) .672 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 2.74 ERA (5th) 1.24 WHIP (9th)
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), 1B Rowdy Tellez (30)