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Rays down on the farm August 4: Guerrieri settles in with Montgomery

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Taylor Guerrieri was much better in his second start with the Biscuits

There probably wasn't any doubt this would happen
There probably wasn't any doubt this would happen
Jim Donten

Blake Snell and Brent Honeywell are scheduled to pitch today. We'll see if the weather cooperates.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (53-56)

Matt Andriese rebounded in Durham's 4-3 win over Indianapolis. After allowing four earned runs in five innings his last time out, this start he allowed just a run in five innings on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts. With the bases loaded in a 1-1 tie, the Bulls scored three runs in the fourth. Joey Rickard singled home J.P. Arencibia, another run scored on Hak-Ju Lee's sacrifice fly, and an error allowed them to score another. Desmond Jennings was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (21-15)

Leonardo Reginatto's 11th-inning single broke the scoreless deadlock in Montgomery's 1-0 win over Mississippi. With one out, Jake Bauers hit his 10th double with the Biscuits and then scored on Reginatto's hit to right. Taylor Guerrieri was much better in his second start with Montgomery, though he was long gone when the game was finally decided. He struck out three in five scoreless innings and scattered just two hits and a walk.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (16-18)

Charlotte was off.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (19-18)

Bowling Green was off.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (20-22)

Hudson Valley's comeback fell short in its 6-5 loss to Tri-Cities. Down 6-1, the Renegades scored individual runs in the fifth and sixth. With two outs in the ninth, Michael Russell singled home a pair to pull them within one, but Joe McCarthy struck out to end the game.

Rookie Princeton Rays (23-16)

Princeton was off.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (8-26)

The GCL Rays were suspended.

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Notable performances

AAA OF Boog Powell: 0-for-1, 3 BB, 1 K
AA OF Johnny Field: 1-for-3, 2 BB, 1 SB
AA 1B Jake Bauers: 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 2B
AAA RHP Matt Andriese: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
AA RHP Taylor Guerrieri: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
AA RHP Kyle McPherson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

AA 3B Patrick Leonard: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 3 K
AA OF Dayron Varona: 0-for-5, 2 K
AA OF Tyler Goeddel: 0-for-5, 1 K
AA C Jake DePew: 0-for-5, 2 K
A- LHP Michael Velasquez: 3 2/3 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)

Durham v. Indianapolis 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Blake Snell (1-1, 2.00) v. Wilfredo Boscan (7-3, 3.55)

Montgomery @ Mississippi 8 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Chris Kirsch (0-2, 5.21) v. Stephen Janas (1-4, 3.55)

Charlotte @ Palm Beach 6:35 PM (radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (3-2, 4.54) v. Nick Petree (3-2, 3.05)

Bowling Green @ Quad Cities 8 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Yonny Chirinos (3-1, 0.75) v. TBA

Hudson Valley v. Tri-City 7:05 PM (radio stream)
Roel Ramirez (3-1, 2.56) v. Rogelio Armenteros (1-1, 4.65)

Princeton @ Danville 7 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Matt Withrow (0-1, 4.07)

GCL Rays/GCL Red Sox 12 PM DOUBLEHEADER

Completion of suspended game followed by seven-inning game

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh) (updated through 8/1)
63-47 (1st in IL West)
Offense: 426 R (7th) .687 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.17 ERA (5th) 1.26 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Tyler Glasnow (1), 1B Josh Bell (4), RHP Nick Kingham (6), IF Alen Hanson (7), C Elias Diaz (11), OF Willy Garcia (12), RHP John Holdzkom (16), RHP Casey Sadler (17)

Mississippi Braves (updated through 7/31)
20-17 (3rd in SL South)
Offense: 367 R (9th) .642 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.54 ERA (5th) 1.37 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Lucas Sims (2), RHP Jason Hursh (6), 3B Rio Ruiz (10), RHP Mauricio Cabrera (14), RHP Zack Bird, OF KD Kang

Palm Beach Cardinals (updated through 8/2)
24-12 (1st in FSL South)
Offense: 342 R (12th) .614 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 2.60 ERA (1st) 1.17 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Luke Weaver (12), C Carson Kelly (13), SS Juan Herrera (17), OF C.J. McElroy (28), RHP Nick Petree (31)

Quad Cities River Bandits (Houston) (updated through 8/2)
24-13
Offense: 498 R (2nd) .732 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 2.60 ERA (1st) 1.16 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: None

Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston) (updated through 8/1)
24-19 (1st in Stedler)
Offense: 190 R (2nd) .684 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 3.87 ERA (10th) 1.35 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: None

Danville Braves (updated through 8/2)
18-20 (3rd in APP East)
Offense: 155 R (10th) .670 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.71 ERA (4th) 1.34 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: None

GCL Red Sox (updated through 8/1)
21-12 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 154 R (3rd) .645 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 2.35 ERA (1st) 1.27 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Yoan Aybar (31)