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Rays down on the farm May 30: Guerrieri dominant in third appearance

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Taylor Guerrieri might be ready to face the same hitter twice in one game

In 8 2/3 innings, Taylor Guerrieri has 11 strikeouts and just one walk
In 8 2/3 innings, Taylor Guerrieri has 11 strikeouts and just one walk
Jim Donten

If you have been waiting for the Dominican Summer League to start, today is your lucky day.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (27-23)

Durham only had one hit, but that was all it needed in its 3-1 win over Syracuse. The Bulls were the beneficiaries of five consecutive walks in the fourth inning, and Ryan Brett's groundout plated the third run. Juniel Querecuto's third-inning single was their only hit of the game. Matt Buschmann was outstanding on the mound, striking out nine and scattering just two hits and two walks over five innings. Enny Romero allowed a home run but struck out four in 2 1/3 innings of relief.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (23-26)

Ryne Stanek's first Double-A start was okay in Montgomery's 12-inning, 4-3 win over Jackson. He was greeted by a leadoff double and first-inning run before settling in, only allowing three runners to reach base over the next five innings. The Biscuits tried squeezing him through seven innings, but after allowing two runs, he was lifted with a line of three runs allowed on six hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. In the 12th, Patrick Leonard was hit by a pitch with two outs and eventually scored after hits by Justin O'Conner and Joey Rickard.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (32-16)

Taylor Guerrieri mowed down Brevard County in Charlotte's 3-1 loss to the Manatees. Guerrieri struck out five in three perfect innings, but the game fell apart in the fourth when Eduar Quinonez allowed three runs, starting with a Jonathan Lucroy single. Willy Adames' two-out double in the eighth scored Charlotte's lone run.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (27-22)

Brent Honeywell was rocked in Bowling Green's 9-2 loss to Great Lakes. He managed five innings, but he allowed career highs in hits with 10, runs with six and earned runs with five. Already up 1-0 after three, the Loons piled up five runs in the fourth to blow the game open.

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Notable performances

AA OF Boog Powell: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 K
AA SS Daniel Robertson: 2-for-5, 1 BB, 1 K
AAA RHP Matt Buschmann: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K
AA RHP Kyle Winkler: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
A+ RHP Taylor Guerrieri: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

AAA OF Mikie Mahtook: 0-for-4, 3 K
A+ RHP Eduar Quinonez: two-thirds IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
A RHP Brent Honeywell: 5 IP, 10 H, 6 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
A LHP Ryan Pennell: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

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

Durham v. Syracuse 6:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Scott Diamond (4-2, 3.94) v. Taylor Hill (3-2, 4.35)

Montgomery @ Jackson 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Austin Pruitt (2-4, 3.66) v. James Gillheeney (3-1, 2.58)

Charlotte @ Palm Beach 5:35 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. TBA

Bowling Green v. Great Lakes 7:05 PM (radio stream)
Greg Harris (2-4, 2.31) v. Grant Holmes (3-0, 3.24)

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Syracuse Chiefs (Washington) (updated through 5/27)
17-31 (6th in IL North)
Offense: 158 R (13th) .640 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.65 ERA (9th) 1.34 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP A.J. Cole (6), RHP Taylor Hill (16), LHP Felipe Rivero (18)

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

Palm Beach Cardinals (updated through 5/28)
23-25 (T-3rd in FSL South)
Offense: 150 R (12th) .622 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 2.75 ERA (3rd) 1.23 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Alex Reyes (2), LHP Rob Kaminsky (5), RHP Luke Weaver (12), C Carson Kelly (13), SS Juan Herrera (17), OF C.J. McElroy (28)

Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers) (updated through 5/27)
23-25 (6th in MWL East)
Offense: 164 R (15th) .654 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 3.68 ERA (9th) 1.32 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Grant Holmes (4), OF Alex Verdugo (5), RHP Jharel Cotton (22)