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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Bauers, Field lead Biscuits

Johnny Field hit a grand slam that propelled Double-A Montgomery to the win

Jim Donten

The Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs toppled the first-place Yankees in Florida State League action. The win came on all unearned runs.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (6-4)

Durham couldn't get much offense going and ended up losing 4-1. Nick Franklin had the only RBI on a single in the first. After that, the offense shut down with only two hits from the second inning on. Adam Wilk took home the loss and allowed three runs -- two earned. Kyle McPherson threw two innings, allowing a home run as his only hit.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (5-4)

Inversely, Montgomery's offense got the job done on Saturday night, cruising to a 5-1 victory. The BIscuits leaned on the long ball to take home the win. Johnny Field blasted open the game with a grand slam in the seventh, breaking the 1-1 tie. Field has a .324 average so far this year. Jake Bauers also hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth. Chris Kirsch had a solid start, allowing over one run over five innings. However, the win ended up going to Jared Mortensen, who had three no-hit innings in relief.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (5-5)

A costly error and solid pitching helped Charlotte beat the first-place Tampa Yankees 3-1. Thomas Milone got the lone RBI with a suicide squeeze bunt in the 6th to tie up the game. A fielding error by Tampa first baseman Mike Ford allowed two runs to score and gave Charlotte the lead it didn't give up. Kyle Bird threw 2 1/3 innings of relief and picked up the win. Brian Miller pitched a scoreless ninth to get his first save.

Class-A Bowling Green (4-6)

Bowling Green blew a ninth-inning lead and ended up losing by a 7-5 deficit. Reece Karalus entered the ninth for his second inning of work and failed to hold the lead, ending up with a blown save and the loss. Designated hitter David Rodriguez had two RBIs on a single in the sixth. Michael Russell had an RBI triple and a double. Joe McCarthy and Manny Sanchez each had one RBI as well.


Notable Performances

AAA OF Jaff Decker: 2-for-4, R, 3B (1), K
AAA OF Nick Franklin: 1-for-4, RBI (5)
AAA C Carlos Corporan: 1-for-3, 2B (1)

AAA RHP Kyle McPherson: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

AA SS Willy Adames: 2-for-3, R, 2B (2), BB
AA OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-3, 2 R, HR (1), RBI (2), BB
AA OF Johnny Field: 1-for-4, R, HR (1), 4 RBI (10)
AA 2B Kean Wong: 1-for-3, 2B (3), BB, K

AA RHP Jared Mortensen: 3.0 IP, 0 H 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K
AA RHP Parker Markel: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

A+ OF Thomas Milone: 1-for-3, R, RBI (4), SAC, CS

A+ RHP Chris Pike: 5.2 IP, 6 H,1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
A+ LHP Kyle Bird: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
A+ RHP Brian Miller: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

A C Brett Sullivan: 2-for-4, 2 R, K
A DH David Rodriguez: 1-for-4, R, 2 RBI (6), K
A 1B Joe McCarthy: 0-for-2, RBI (8), BB
A OF Manny Sanchez: 2-for-4, R, RBI (2), K
A 2B Michael Russell: 2-for-3, 2B (4), 3B (1), RBI (4), BB, K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Charlotte 2:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Blake Snell (1-0, 1.86) v. Miguel Gonzalez (0-0, 3.60)

Montgomery @ Tennessee 5:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Chih-Wei Hu (0-0, 0.00) v. Rob Zastryzny (1-0, 4.91)

Charlotte v. Tampa 12:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (0-0, 0.75) v. Vicente Campos (1-0, 6.00)

Bowling Green v. Lansing 5:05 PM ET (radio stream)
Alexis Tapia* (0-0, 3.00) v. Sean Reid-Foley (1-0, 0.00)

*TBA as listed on

Scouting the opposition

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
2-6, 4th in IL South
Offense: 35 R (3rd), .676 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.90 ERA (12th), 1.46 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Tim Anderson (1), OF Jacob May (7), RHP Chris Beck (19), OF Jason Coats (20), 1B Danny Hayes (29), 3B Matt Davidson (30)

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
4-5, 3rd in SL North
Offense: 32 R (4th), .655 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 2.95 ERA (3rd), 1.21 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Bill McKinney (7), 3B Jeimer Candelario (10), OF Mark Zagunis (11), RHP Paul Blackburn (19), RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (20), RHP Brad Markey (23), C Victor Caratini (24), OF Jacob Hannermann (26), RHP Andury Acevedo (29)

Tampa Yankees
6-3, 1st in FSL North
Offense: 48 R (1st), .772 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 2.79 ERA (6th), 1.15 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Jorge Mateo (1), RHP James Kapriellan (4), 3B Miguel Andujar (12), LHP Jacob Lindgren (14), LHP Ian Clarkin (16), RHP Vicente Campos (20)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto)
4-2, 3rd in MWL East 
Offense: 37 R (6th), .709 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 2.77 ERA (2nd), 1.10 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Sean Reid-Foley (5), RHP Jon Harris (6), 3B Carl Wise (25), LHP Angel Perdomo (26)

All records as of April 16