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Rays down on the farm July 22: Schultz comes up short of no-hitter

Just 22 outs away from history, Jaime Schultz was lifted with 69 pitches

Jaime Schultz did not last as long as Marco Estrada did in June
Jaime Schultz did not last as long as Marco Estrada did in June
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Walking seven batters in consecutive starts is not ideal. A move to the bullpen could be coming sooner rather than later.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (49-47)

Everett Teaford endured another poor start in Durham's 7-4 loss to Charlotte. One-time big leaguer and actually still active righty Brad Penny walked the bases loaded in the second before Hak-Ju Lee singled in a run, but Teaford gave that edge away quickly. The Knights piled on seven runs over the next two innings, and Teaford finished with six runs allowed on five hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings. Home runs by Nick Franklin and Taylor Motter were not enough to get the Bulls back into the game.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (14-10)

Montgomery wrapped up its odd, two-game series against Chattanooga with an 8-4 win in 10 innings. The Biscuits had not scored since the second inning but were able to load the bases with an out in the 10th. Jake DePew's walk broke the 4-4 tie, Leonardo Reginatto doubled in two runs, and Dayron Varona singled home another. Jaime Schultz tossed a no-hitter, but he lasted just 1 2/3 innings and walked seven. Mark Sappington, Ryan Garton and Brad Schreiber combined to hold the Lookouts to one run the rest of the way.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (11-15)

Greg Harris had a solid Florida State League debut in Charlotte's 12-0 win over St. Lucie. With all 12 runs coming in the first two innings, Harris was able to pitch with a comfortable lead. He finished with four strikeouts and three hits and a walk scattered over six scoreless innings. Singles by Marty Gantt and Pat Blair gave the Stone Crabs a 2-0 lead in the first, and Willy Adames cleared the bases an inning later with a triple. Adames then clumsily made two outs in the six-run fourth.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (14-12)

The amount of runs Yonny Chirinos has allowed this season increased 200 percent in Bowling Green's 2-1 loss to Lansing. Having only allowed a run in 29 innings across three levels in 2015, Chirinos was rocked for two runs on nine hits in six innings. After he allowed two runs in the sixth, the Hot Rods answered with one in the top of the seventh on Alec Sole's single, but Riley Unroe would strike out to end the inning with Sole on third.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (17-13)

Jake Cronenworth's first professional home run was a walkoff shot in Hudson Valley's 7-6 win over Williamsport in 12 innings. The infielder capped his four-hit game that saw him reach base six times by leading off the inning with the winning home run. Starter Michael Velasquez allowed a run in four innings, and the win went to Diego Castillo with three scoreless innings of relief.

Rookie Princeton Rays (16-10)

A late comeback lifted Princeton to a 7-6 win over Elizabethton. Down 6-4 in the seventh, Zacrey Law drove in one with a two-out triple, and Brett Sullivan tied the game in the eighth when he scored on a wild pitch. Later in the eighth, David Olmedo-Barrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly. In the sixth, Sullivan and Kewby Meyer each hit solo home runs. Starter Blake Bivens allowed four runs -- two earned -- in five innings, and Andrew Woeck was sharp late, striking out four over two scoreless innings.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (5-19)

The GCL Rays' poor season continued in their 9-1 loss to the GCL Red Sox in game one. Ty Nichols struck out four in three scoreless innings of relief, but the rest of the staff was poor. Starter Jeffry Done was tagged with four runs in 1 1/3 innings, and Colton Reavis and Edrick Agosto each allowed two earned runs in two-thirds of an inning.

Game two was even less competitive, resulting in a 13-3 GCL Rays loss. The GCL Rays were down 9-0 before scoring a pair of unearned runs, but the GCL Red Sox responded with three runs a half inning after that. Starter Abrahan Rodriguez was rocked for nine runs in 1 1/3 innings, and Herminio Germoso was charged with three while only recording two outs. Oscar Rojas homered for the GCL Rays.


Notable performances

AA OF Dayron Varona: 3-for-6, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI
AA 2B Tommy Coyle: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
AA 3B Patrick Leonard: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
AA OF Tyler Goeddel: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB
AA IF Leonardo Reginatto: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
A+ IF Andrew Velazquez: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SB
A+ 2B Kean Wong: 3-for-6, 2 R, 1 SB
A+ DH Mike Marjama: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
A+ OF Marty Gantt: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB
A+ C Armando Araiza: 4-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI
A OF Thomas Milone: 1-for-1, 2 BB
A- IF Jake Cronenworth: 4-for-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB
A- SS Michael Russell: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SB
R+ SS Peter Maris: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
R+ 3B Brett Sullivan: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
R+ C David Rodriguez: 2/4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 K
R OF Oscar Rojas: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB
AA RHP Mark Sappington: 3 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
AA RHP Ryan Garton: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
A+ RHP Greg Harris: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
R+ RHP Andrew Woeck: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
R RHP Ty Nichols: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

A IF Riley Unroe: 0-for-4, 2 K
A IF Grant Kay: 0-for-4, 2 K
A- OF Cade Gotta: 0-for-5, 2 K
A- OF Manny Sanchez: 0-for-5, 2 K
A- IF Matt Dacey: 0-for-5, 1 K
R C Samm Wiggins: 0-for-3, 2 K
AAA LHP Everett Teaford: 2 1/3 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
AA RHP Jaime Schultz: 1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 3 ER, 7 BB, 4 K
A- LHP Cristopher Crisostomo: 1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
R RHP Jeffry Done: 1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
R RHP Edrick Agosto: two-thirds IP, 2 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 0 K
R RHP Abrahan Rodriguez: 2 2/3 IP, 10 H, 9 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
R RHP Herminio Germoso: two-thirds IP, 1 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham @ Charlotte 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Bradin Hagens (1-1, 4.26) v. Scott Carroll (3-2, 2.06)

Montgomery @ Jackson 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Chris Kirsch (0-1, 4.09) v. TBA

Charlotte @ Daytona 7:05 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Jackson Stephens (8-5, 3.16)

Bowling Green @ Lansing 12:05 PM (radio stream)
Hyrum Formo (4-3, 4.60) v. Starlyn Suriel (5-6, 3.83)

Hudson Valley v. Williamsport 7:05 PM (radio stream)
Roel Ramirez (3-0, 1.63) v. Franklyn Kilome (2-0, 0.54)

Princeton @ Elizabethton 7 PM (radio stream)
Brock Burke (2-1, 4.34) v. Miles Nordgren (0-1, 0.43)

GCL Rays v. GCL Red Sox 12 PM

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Charlotte Knights (White Sox) (updated through 7/18)
56-42 (1st in IL South)
Offense: 426 R (1st) .729 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.54 ERA (7th) 1.27 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Micah Johnson (4), RHP Chris Beck (11), 3B Matt Davidson (14), C Kevan Smith (15), OF Trayce Thompson (18), IF Tyler Saladino (19), LHP Onelki Garcia (27)

Jackson Generals (Seattle) (updated through 7/20)
7-17 (5th in SL North)
Offense: 346 R (7th) .683 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.54 ERA (10th) 1.48 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B D.J. Peterson (3), RHP Edwin Diaz (6), C Tyler Marlette (14), 1B Jordy Lara (15), RHP Trey Cochran-Gill (20), OF Julio Morban (25), LHP Danny Hultzen (30)

Daytona Tortugas (Cincinnati) (updated through 7/20)
14-11 (2nd in FSL North)
Offense: 368 R (5th) .657 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.39 ERA (8th) 1.36 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Nick Howard (5), LHP Amir Garrett (7), RHP Nick Travieso (8), SS Alex Blandino (11), OF Phil Ervin (14), RHP Sal Romano (15), RHP Jonathon Crawford (16), 3B Taylor Sparks (18), OF Junior Arias (24), OF Sebastian Elizalde (25), C Chad Wallach (27)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto) (updated through 7/19)
Offense: 472 R (1st) .731 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.78 ERA (11th) 1.36 WHIP (13th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Dawel Lugo (15), C Dan Jansen (20), OF D.J. Davis (21), RHP Jesus Tinoco (26)

Williamsport Crosscutters (Philadelphia) (updated through 7/19)
21-10 (1st in Pinckney)
Offense: 121 R (8th) .673 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 2.44 ERA (2nd) 1.13 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Franklyn Kilome (15), OF Jose Pujols (30)

Elizabethton Twins (updated through 7/19)
12-14 (4th in APP West)
Offense: 100 R (9th) .692 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.55 ERA (4th) 1.43 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Amaurys Minier (26), OF Chris Paul

GCL Red Sox (updated through 7/18)
18-7 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 106 R (6th) .631 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 2.05 ERA (1st) 1.22 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Yoan Aybar (31)