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Rays down on the farm June 9: Stone Crabs send seven to All-Star Game

Like Bowling Green, Charlotte will be well represented at its All-Star Game

Marty Gantt is an All-Star
Marty Gantt is an All-Star
Jim Donten

Infielders Jake Bauers and Willy Adames, outfielder Marty Gantt and pitchers Jacob Faria, Brad Schreiber and Buddy Borden will head to St. Lucie on June 20. Juniel Querecuto will not be joining him, because he is no longer with the Stone Crabs.

If you missed the start of draft coverage, here is what happened on Day 1:

Rays select outfielder Garrett Whitley with the No. 13 pick
Rays select catcher Chris Betts with the No. 52 pick

There will be a new open thread for today's draft "action".

Triple-A Durham Bulls (33-26)

J.P. Arencibia's grand slam keyed Durham's 11-4 win over Lehigh Valley. His third-inning slam put the Bulls up 4-1, and after the IronPigs pulled within one, Durham scored the next seven runs to put the game away. Arencibia and Curt Casali had RBI doubles in the fifth, and Taylor Motter added another in a four-run sixth that was capped by a pair of runs scoring on wild pitches. Matt Buschmann allowed three runs on six hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings with five strikeouts.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (27-30)

Victor Mateo got the best of his former club in Montgomery's 2-1 loss to Mississippi in 10 innings. After Johnny Field's two-out hit put the Biscuits up 1-0 in the first, Mateo completely shut them down, and they only had three batters reach scoring position the rest of the game. Jaime Schultz was just as good, striking out nine in seven scoreless innings, scattering just three hits and three walks. Parker Markel allowed an inherited runner tie the game in the ninth, and Mississippi won it off Ryan Garton in the 10th.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (38-19)

German Marquez was hit hard in Charlotte's 8-3 loss to Dunedin. In four innings, he allowed six runs -- five earned -- on six hits, including four for extra bases. He struck out five but served up a pair of home runs as the Stone Crabs fell behind 8-1. Yoel Araujo and Mike Marjama each hit RBI doubles.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (33-25)

Bralin Jackson's two-run home run helped Bowling Green to a 4-2 win over Clinton. Jackson's third homer of the season gave the Hot Rods a two-run lead in the first inning, and Henry Centeno was able to get out of enough trouble to maintain that lead. The LumberKings scored twice in the sixth, and Centeno finished with two runs allowed on six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings.


Notable performances

AAA UT Taylor Motter: 3-for-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
AAA DH J.P. Arencibia: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 K
A+ OF Braxton Lee: 0-for-2, 1 R, 3 BB
A+ 2B Kean Wong: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
A UT Jace Conrad: 4-for-4, 1 R, 1 SB
AA RHP Jaime Schultz: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K
A RHP Hunter Wood: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

A+ 1B Jake Bauers: 0-for-5, 2 K
A+ RHP German Marquez: 4 IP, 6 H, 6 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 5 K
A+ RHP Eduar Quinonez: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Lehigh Valley 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Scott Diamond (5-2, 3.38) v. Phillippe Aumont (2-3, 2.35)

Montgomery v. Mississippi 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Blake Snell (3-1, 1.48) v. Tyrell Jenkins (2-2, 2.74)

Charlotte @ Dunedin 6:30 PM (radio stream)
Matt Moore v. TBA

Bowling Green is off

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia) (updated through 6/6)
21-38 (5th in IL North)
Offense: 200 R (12th) .644 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.89 ERA (11th) 1.48 WHIP (13th)
Top 30 Prospects: None

Mississippi Braves (updated through 6/4)
31-25 (2nd in SL South)
Offense: 205 R (8th) .666 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.42 ERA (3rd) 1.36 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Jason Hursh (6), 3B Rio Ruiz (10), OF Mallex Smith (16), RHP Tyrell Jenkins, OF KD Kang

Dunedin Blue Jays (updated through 6/6)
24-33 (6th in FSL North)
Offense: 191 R (10th) .615 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 4.04 ERA (12th) 1.40 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Jeff Hoffman (3), LHP Matt Smoral (11), LHP Jairo Labourt (13), SS Dawel Lugo (15), 3B Mitch Nay (16), RHP Alberto Tirado (22)