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Rays down on the farm August 21: Bulls crush Lobstein

Kyle Lobstein's start against some old teammates did not go well

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

For Charlotte, Brent Honeywell had another solid start. Since allowing 11 runs in 8 1/3 innings over his first two starts with Charlotte, he has six quality starts in eight outings, including an impressive complete game shutout over Tampa.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (61-66)

Durham hammered former Rays prospect Kyle Lobstein in its 9-1 win over Toledo. The Mud Hens took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Bulls rallied with two outs in their half of the inning. Joey Rickard, Mikie Mahtook and Taylor Motter hit consecutive doubles plated four runs, and J.P. Arencibia later drove in a fifth. Arencibia then homered in the sixth to add insurance. Bradin Hagens struck out six and allowed just a run in five innings, and Parker Markel tallied a strikeout in a scoreless inning in his Triple-A debut.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (32-20)

Montgomery bashed four home runs in its 17-4 drubbing of Tennessee. Johnny Field hit a two-run triple in a three-run second, and then the balls started leaving the yard in the third. Patrick Leonard and Daniel Robertson each homered in the third, and then Cameron Seitzer and Dayron Varona went back-to-back in the fourth. The Biscuits added six runs in the seventh to blow the game open. Starter Taylor Guerrieri struck out four and allowed a run in five innings, and Ryne Stanek threw two scoreless innings in relief.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (18-33)

Charlotte's offense could not get anything going in its 3-1 loss to Jupiter. The Stone Crabs had just five hits, and their only run scored after a pair of wild pitches. Starter Brent Honeywell allowed just a run on four hits and a walk in six innings with two strikeouts, and the Hammerheads scored a pair off Mike Franco in the ninth to take the lead for good.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (26-26)

Cade Gotta homered twice in Bowling Green's 7-4 win over Fort Wayne. His first homer tied the game at one in the fifth, and his second capped the Hot Rods' late rally. Trailing 3-2 in the eighth, Alec Sole doubled in the tying run and scored on Nick Ciuffo's single before Gotta's three-run shot created a cushion. Starter Henry Centeno allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings with three strikeouts.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (28-29)

Hudson Valley scored first and then checked out in its 5-1 loss to Connecticut. The Renegades went up 1-0 on a first-inning double play, and Cameron Varga faced just the minimum until Connecticut's three-run fourth. After a leadoff single, the tying run scored on a triple, and Varga then allowed a two-run homer. He finished with three runs allowed on six hits in 5 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and no walks.

Rookie Princeton Rays (32-24)

Princeton closed the game with four unanswered runs in its 5-1 win over Bristol. After Bristol tied the game in the top of the seventh, Kewby Meyer led off the home half by reaching on an error and eventually scored the decisive run. In the eighth, Angel Perez's single and Bill Pujols' double with two outs added three insurance runs. Starter Spencer Moran struck out four and walked one in five hitless innings.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (12-39)

The GCL Rays were again outs away from a win before eventually falling to the GCL Red Sox, this time by a 4-3 score in 10 innings. Garrett Whitley led off the ninth with a double and scored on Juan Carlos Arias' single, but the GCL Rays failed to add insurance. Sam Triece allowed the GCL Red Sox to tie the game with a two-out hit in the ninth, and the winning run scored on his throwing error in the 10th. Starter Abrahan Rodriguez allowed a run in four innings.


Notable performances

AAA OF Mikie Mahtook: 4-for-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
AAA UT Taylor Motter: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
AAA OF Joey Butler: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 BB
AAA 2B Ryan Brett: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B
AA 3B Patrick Leonard: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
AA 1B Cameron Seitzer: 3-for-5, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB
AA OF Dayron Varona: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
AA SS Daniel Robertson: 4-for-6, 4 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI
AA C Justin O'Conner: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
A+ OF Granden Goetzman: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
A OF Thomas Milone: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B
A OF Cade Gotta: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI
A- SS Michael Russell: 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB
R+ 2B Bill Pujols: 2-for-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K
AAA RHP Bradin Hagens: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
AA RHP Taylor Guerrieri: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
A- RHP Brandon Koch: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
R+ RHP Spencer Moran: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

AAA SS Hak-Ju Lee: 0-for-4, 2 K
A+ C Armando Araiza: 0-for-4, 2 K
A IF Cristian Toribio: 0-for-4, 2 K
A- 3B Alex Schmidt: 0-for-4, 2 K
R OF Miguel Hernandez: 0-for-4, 2 K
AA RHP Kyle McPherson: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
R RHP Sam Triece: 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Toledo 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Scott Diamond (10-5, 3.56) v. Luis Cessa (1-1, 6.61)

Montgomery @ Tennessee 6:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Chris Kirsch (2-2, 4.89) v. Ryan Williams (8-2, 2.60)
TBA v. Andres Santiago (2-5, 4.70)

Both games will be seven innings

Charlotte v. Jupiter 7 PM (radio stream)
German Marquez (6-11, 3.49) v. TBA

Bowling Green @ Lansing 7:05 PM (radio stream)
Chris Pike (9-6, 3.08) v. Chase Mallard (5-5, 5.13)

Hudson Valley @ Tri-City 7 PM (radio stream)

Princeton v. Bristol 7 PM (radio stream)
Blake Bivens (4-0, 2.60) v. TBA

GCL Rays @ GCL Orioles 12 PM

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit) (updated through 8/15)
51-74 (4th in IL West)
Offense: 491 R (9th) .690 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 4.72 ERA (14th) 1.46 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Steven Moya (1), SS Dixon Machado (10), RHP Drew VerHagen (16), RHP Jose Valdez (17), RHP Angel Nesbitt (21), OF Daniel Fields (26)

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) (updated through 8/16)
25-27 (3rd in SL North)
Offense: 539 R (3rd) .718 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.64 ERA (4th) 1.32 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Billy McKinney (6), OF Albert Almora (7), RHP Pierce Johnson (9), LHP Rob Zastryzny (14), RHP Corey Black (16), OF Jacob Hannemann (17), OF Bijan Rademacher (21), 3B Jeimer Candelario (24), 1B Dan Vogelbach (25)

Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami) (updated through 8/18)
23-32 (5th in FSL South)
Offense: 426 R (10th) .609 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.09 ERA (4th) 1.31 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Avery Romero (5), 2B Brian Anderson (9), OF Austin Dean (11), SS Justin Bohn (12), 1B Felix Munoz (26), LHP Miguel Del Pozo (27), RHP Jeff Brigham

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto) (updated through 8/19)
24-28 (6th in MWL East)
Offense: 610 R (1st) .737 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.81 ERA (13th) 1.37 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Richard Urena (8), RHP Sean Reid-Foley (10), 2B Lane Thomas (19), C Dan Jansen (20), OF D.J. Davis (21), RHP Tom Robson (25)

Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston) (updated through 8/19)
32-25 (1st in Stedler)
Offense: 253 R (5th) .696 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.49 ERA (6th) 1.30 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: None

Bristol Pirates (updated through 8/18)
25-26 (4th in APP West)
Offense: 258 R (4th) .740 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 4.77 ERA (9th) 1.42 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Mitch Keller (9), RHP Trey Supak (14), RHP Gage Hinsz (19)

GCL Orioles (updated through 8/19)
29-23 (2nd in GCL South)
Offense: 199 R (10th) .648 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 2.78 ERA (3rd) 1.19 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Ofelky Peralta (29), SS Ryan Mountcastle