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Rays down on the farm July 26: Floro solid again

Which Dylan Floro will show up in his next start?

Dylan Floro prepares his signature spitball
Dylan Floro prepares his signature spitball
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

In seven starts from April 14-May 16, Dylan Floro had a 5.01 ERA and allowed three or more runs in six outings. Then, he had four straight starts with one or fewer runs allowed. In the following five starts, he allowed six or seven runs.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (51-50)

Dylan Floro's resurgence continued in Durham's 2-1 win over Norfolk. He lasted just five innings, but he limited the Tides to one run on five hits and two walks in five innings for his third straight start with one or fewer runs allowed. J.P. Arencibia's single in the first got the Bulls on the board, and they added an insurance run in the second. Enny Romero and Kirby Yates combined to throw four scoreless innings to end the game.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (17-11)

Patrick Leonard had four hits, including a two-run home run, to lead Montgomery to an 11-6 win over Jackson. Trailing 3-1, the Biscuits broke out in a six-run third. Leonard's homer started the scoring, and Tyler Goeddel's bases-loaded walk put them ahead. After a run scored on a wild pitch, Hector Guevara capped the scoring with a two-run single. For th efirst time since his promotion, Jacob Faria struggled, allowing five runs -- four earned -- on six hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings.

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

Charlotte's doubleheader was canceled.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (15-15)

Bowling Green managed just two hits in its 2-0 loss to Fort Wayne. Starter Chris Pike pitched well, allowing both runs -- one earned -- on four hits and two walks in seven innings with five strikeouts, but he had no support. Grant Kay and Cristian Toribio each hit singles.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (18-16)

A 5-0 hole was too deep for Hudson Valley in its 6-2 loss to State College. Starter Benton Moss struggled, allowing four runs on nine hits in four innings, and the Spikes tacked on insurance runs against Cristopher Crisostomo and Luis Urena. Cade Gotta and Jose Paez each hit RBI singles in the sixth.

Rookie Princeton Rays (18-12)

A 4-0 lead evaporated in Princeton's 10-6 loss to Johnson City. David Rodriguez's two-run homer in the second put Princeton up 2-0, and Zacrey Law's triple followed by a Landon Cray sacrifice fly doubled the lead. Johnson City piled on starter Deivy Mendez and Ty Jackson in the fourth for five runs, and after Princeton went bcak in front with two. Johnson City closed the game with five unanswered runs against three Princeton pitchers.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (6-20)

The GCL Rays were suspended again, and their second game was postponed.


Notable performances

AAA 2B Ryan Brett: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
AAA SS Hak-Ju Lee: 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
AA OF Joey Rickard: 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 SB
AA 3B Patrick Leonard: 4-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
AA 1B Jake Bauers: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
AA OF Tyler Goeddel: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
R+ OF Zacrey Law: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
AA RHP Mark Sappington: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
A RHP Chris Pike: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 5 K

A OF Thomas Milone: 0-for-4, 2 K
AA RHP Jacob Faria: 5 1/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
R- RHP Deivy Mendez: 3 1/3 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K
R- RHP Ty Jackson: two-thirds IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham @ Norfolk 6:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Scott Diamond (9-4, 3.47) v. Mike Wright (7-0, 2.49)

Montgomery @ Jackson 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Jaime Schultz (5-5, 4.20) v. TBA

Charlotte v. Dunedin 1 PM (radio stream)

Bowling Green v. Fort Wayne 3:05 PM (radio stream)
Jose Mujica (0-0, 3.00) v. TBA

Hudson Valley v. State College 5:05 PM (radio stream)
Cameron Varga (1-2, 3.27) v. Carson Cross (1-1, 3.75)

Princeton v. Johnson City 5 PM (radio stream)
Blake Bivens (2-0, 4.18) v. Ronnie Williams (2-1, 4.18)

GCL Rays are off

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore) (updated through 7/22)
58-42 (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)
8-20 (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)

Dunedin Blue Jays (updated through 7/24)
11-17 (5th in FSL North)
Offense: 368 R (6th) .649 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.91 ERA (12th) 1.38 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Jeff Hoffman (3), SS Richard Urena (8), RHP Sean Reid-Foley (10), LHP Jairo Labourt (13), 3B Mitch Nay (16), OF Anthony Alford (18), RHP Alberto Tirado (22), 1B Rowdy Tellez (30)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (San Diego) (updated through 7/22)
16-14 (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)
17-17 (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)
13-16 (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)