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Rays down on the farm July 13: Shaffer, Snell, US win Futures rout

Apparently USA Today didn't take any photos of Richie Shaffer or Blake Snell Sunday
Apparently USA Today didn't take any photos of Richie Shaffer or Blake Snell Sunday
David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Team USA won 10-1. Richie Shaffer did not contribute, and Blake Snell's statistical impact was minimal, but it was nice to see them in game action.

Baseball America kept track of where batting-practice home runs landed, and you can find Shaffer pretty easily.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (47-43)

Matt Andriese was sharp, but he didn't get support in Durham's 3-1 loss to Gwinnett in 11 innings. He allowed Gwinnett's only run, but it was unearned due to a Mikie Mahtook error. He scattered just four hits over six innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. Enny Romero and Kirby Yates each threw two scoreless innings of relief, but Jordan Norberto allowed a two-run homer to Joey Terdoslavich in the 11th.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (8-8)

Ryne Stanek was in and out of trouble all night in Montgomery's 4-1 loss to Pensacola. He did not record a 1-2-3 inning, and the Blue Wahoos scored a run in three different innings against him. He finished with three runs allowed on five hits and four walks in five innings with six strikeouts. Patrick Leonard's two-out hit in the seventh provided the Biscuits' only run.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (7-11)

Brent Honeywell continued to settle in with Charlotte in its 8-3 win over Brevard County. The Stone Crabs two runs i three consecutive innings, starting with Armando Araiza's two-run single in the second. Willy Adames and Pat Blair singled in runs in the third, and Mike Marjama drove in two in the fourth. As for Honeywell, he turned in a quality start, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings with six strikeouts.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (9-9)

Chris Pike shut down West Michigan in Bowling Green's 5-2 win over the Whitecaps. His own throwing error cost him an unearned run in the second, but he retired 14 in a row before allowing a triple to a batter that would score the Whitecaps' second run. Pike finished with two runs -- one earned -- allowed on two hits and a walk in seven innings with four strikeouts. Grant Kay drove in the Hot Rods' first run in the fifth, and his RBI in the seventh provided the eventual winning run.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (12-10)

Richmond slugger Matt Dacey continued to rake in Hudson Valley's 14-6 win over Batavia. In his first four pro games after being drafted in the 21st round, he has eight hits, including six for extra bases, and he has 10 RBI in his last three games. His bases-clearing double in the third contributed to a six-run third inning that put the game out of reach early. Starter Angel Yepez struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings, but he was charged with four runs.

Rookie Princeton Rays (11-8)

Princeton pitching limited Bluefield to two hits in its 2-1 win in 11 innings. Jose Alvarado struck out five and scattered just a hit and a walk over five scoreless innings, and Spencer Moran only allowed a run in five innings, although it was a tying home run in the ninth. Zacrey Law led off the 11th with a single, and he later scored the winning run on Landon Cray's sacrifice fly.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (4-14)

The GCL Rays were off.


Notable performances

AAA OF Boog Powell: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
A+ 2B Kean Wong: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K,
A+ SS Willy Adames: 2-for-4, 1 BB, 2 K
A+ 1B Mike Marjama: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
A+ IF Pat Blair: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
A OF Thomas Milone: 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
A C Mac James: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB
A- OF Joe McCarthy: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB
A- 3B Matt Dacey: 4-for-5, 3 R, 2 2B, 5 RBI, 1 K
R+ DH Jamie Mitchell: 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB
R+ 1B Kewby Meyer: 3-for-4, 1 2B
R+ OF Angel Perez: 1-for-3, 2 BB, 1 K
AAA RHP Matt Andriese: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 7 K
A RHP Chris Pike: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
R+ LHP Jose Alvarado: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
R+ RHP Spencer Moran: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

AAA OF Corey Brown: 0-for-5, 1 K
A+ OF Braxton Lee: 0-for-5, 1 R, 2 K
A+ OF Marty Gantt: 0-for-4, 2 K
AA RHP Ryne Stanek: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
A- RHP Tomas Michelson: two-thirds IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham is at the All-Star break

Montgomery @ Pensacola 7:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Austin Pruitt (5-4, 2.99) v. Timothy Adleman (5-6, 2.00)

Charlotte v. Brevard County 10 AM (radio stream)
Buddy Borden (8-3, 2.48) v. Jorge Ortega (7-5, 2.25)

Bowling Green @ West Michigan 7 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Yonny Chirinos (1-0, 0.00) v. Fernando Perez (1-7, 4.06)

Hudson Valley v. Batavia 11:05 AM (radio stream)
Benton Moss (0-0, 3.12) v. Cody Poteet (0-1, 1.50)

Princeton @ Bluefield 7:05 PM (radio stream)
Blake Bivens (2-0, 4.30) v. TBA

GCL Rays @ GCL Twins 12 PM

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Cincinnati) (updated through 7/7)
10-7 (T-1st in SL South)
Offense: 262 R (10th) .664 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.87 ERA (7th) 1.38 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Jesse Winker (3), OF Kyle Waldrop (13), 3B Seth Mejias-Brean (22)

Brevard County Manatees (Milwaukee) (updated through 7/8)
6-11 (T-4th in FSL North)
Offense: 321 R (6th) .652 OPS (6th)
Pitching: (ERA)(ERA Rank) (WHIP)(WHIP Rank)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Clint Coulter (3), LHP Wei-Chung Wang (6)

West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit) (updated through 7/8)
11-6 (1st in MWL East)
Offense: 333 R (11th) .653 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.88 ERA (13th) 1.31 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Derek Hill (3), 3B Zac Shepherd (11), C Arvicent Perez (12), RHP Joe Jimenez (14), RHP Spencer Turnbull (18), OF Michael Gerber (19), 3B Joey Pankake (30)

Batavia Muckdogs (Miami) (updated through 7/9)
6-15 (6th in McNamara)
Offense: 65 R (13th) .657 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 4.14 ERA (11th) 1.35 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Gabe Castellanos (20), OF Anfernee Seymour (21), LHP Brett Lilek

Bluefield Blue Jays (updated through 7/9)
7-13 (5th in APP East)
Offense: 86 R (2nd) .687 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.27 ERA (7th) 1.31 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Nick Wells (28)

GCL Twins (updated through 7/11)
10-8 (2nd in GCL South)
Offense: 66 R (12th) .598 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 2.30 ERA (4th) 1.13 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B Lewin Diaz (18)