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Rays down on the farm July 25: Snell okay in Bulls debut

It would have been nice to see him go longer, but he performed well while he was in there

It's not often the Rays promote a prospect twice in one season
It's not often the Rays promote a prospect twice in one season
Jim Donten

While the GCL Rays were suspended because of rain, Charlotte was postponed because of alligator.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (50-50)

Durham's bats forgot to resume the suspended game, resulting in a 2-0 loss to Norfolk. Robert Zarate had struck out five in four scoreless innings before the suspension, and the Bulls called on Jim Miller to resume the game. He proceeded to allow both Tides runs in his second inning of work.

Blake Snell's debut was okay despite Durham's 3-2 loss in game two. The Bulls limited him to just four innings, but he still managed to strike out six. He gave up just one run on five hits and a walk before Norfolk tacked on insurance against Durham's bullpen. J.P. Arencibia's double in the sixth scored both Bulls runs.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (16-11)

A three-run ninth gave Montgomery a 5-4 win over Jackson. Trailing 3-2, Hector Guevara singled home a pair to put the Biscuits in front, and Guevara scoring on Tommy Coyle's fielder's choice later in the inning proved to be crucial when Brad Schreiber allowed a solo home run to pull the Generals within one. Ryan Garton got the win with two scoreless innings of relief, and starter Austin Pruitt allowed two runs on eight hits in five innings.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (11-17)

Charlotte was postponed.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (15-14)

Riley Unroe's seventh-inning single lifted Bowling Green to a 3-2 win over Fort Wayne. Carter Burgess led off the inning with a double, and after a pair of outs, Unroe delivered a single to break the 2-2 deadlock. Thomas Milone scored the first run of the game on a Justin Williams double-play ball, and he also scored the second after the TinCaps took a 2-1 lead in the third. The win went to Jordan Harrison, but Henry Centeno was sharp, striking out 11, walking none and allowing two runs on six hits in six innings.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (18-15)

Hudson Valley fell behind 2-0 after half an inning, and State College's 2-0 lead would stand in the Renegades' loss to the Spikes. Both runs were unearned due to an error by Michael Russell, and both runs were charged to Angel Yepez, who allowed just five hits in six innings with three strikeouts and no walks.

Rookie Princeton Rays (18-11)

Princeton rallied late for a 6-4 win over Johnson City. Landon Cray and Jose Rojas homered early, but Princeton was down 3-2 after five. It tied the game on a wild pitch, but Rojas came through again with an RBI single to put Princeton ahead. An inning later, Kewby Meyer doubled in a pair to ensure Princeton held the lead. Starter Spencer Moran allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and two walks in four innings, and the win eventually went to Noel Rodriguez, who finished the game with 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (6-20)

The GCL Rays were suspended.


Notable performances

AA OF Tyler Goeddel: 2-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB
A IF Grant Kay: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
R+ OF Blair Beck: 1-for-2, 2 BB, 1 K
AAA LHP Robert Zarate: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
A RHP Henry Centeno: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 11 K

A OF Justin Williams: 0-for-4, 2 K
A- OF Manny Sanchez: 0-for-4, 2 K
AAA RHP Jim Miller: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham @ Norfolk 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Dylan Floro (8-9, 4.59) v. Chris Jones (6-4, 2.79)

Montgomery @ Jackson 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Jacob Faria (2-2, 2.32) v. Misael Siverio (4-9, 3.93)

Charlotte v. Daytona 5 PM (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Brent Honeywell (2-2, 4.85) v. TBA
TBA v. Scott Brattvet (1-0, 0.87)

Both games will be seven innings

Bowling Green v. Fort Wayne 8:05 PM (radio stream)
Chris Pike (8-3, 3.48) v. TBA

Hudson Valley v. State College 7:05 PM (radio stream)
Benton Moss (1-0, 2.16) v. Landon Beck (1-3, 2.67)

Princeton v. Johnson City 7 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Josh Wirsu (1-3, 4.43)


Suspended game followed by a seven-inning game

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore) (updated through 7/22)
58-41 (1st in IL South)
Offense: 358 R (13th) .677 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 2.97 ERA (1st) 1.24 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B Christian Walker (3), OF Dariel Alvarez (5), RHP Zach Davies (6), RHP Mike Wright (8), RHP Tyler Wilson (12), OF Henry Urrutia (14)

Jackson Generals (Seattle) (updated through 7/20)
8-19 (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)
16-11 (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)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (San Diego) (updated through 7/22)
15-14 (T-2nd in MWL East)
Offense: 378 R (13th) .675 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.80 ERA (13th) 1.35 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Michael Gettys (13), SS Franchy Cordero (19)

State College Spikes (St. Louis) (updated through 7/22)
16-17 (3rd in Pinckney)
Offense: 132 R (9th) .667 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.56 ERA (6th) 1.31 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: None

Johnson City Cardinals (updated through 7/22)
12-15 (T-4th in APP West)
Offense: 115 R (9th) .737 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 4.42 ERA (8th) 1.37 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Magneuris Sierra (10), SS Edmundo Sosa (14), RHP Ronnie Williams (16), OF Malik Collymore (27)

GCL Orioles (updated through 7/22)
14-13 (3rd in GCL South)
Offense: 92 R (14th) .610 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 2.41 ERA (2nd) 1.05 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Ofelky Peralta (29), SS Ryan Mountcastle