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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Call-ups shake up pitching staffs

Blake Snell's promotion to the majors causes a chain reaction for the affiliates

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Chih-Wei Hu will make his second career start in the International League Saturday. Who will take his place with Montgomery? Perhaps Brent Honeywell -- who along with Blake Snell and Hu -- was scheduled to pitch Friday, and of course, only Honeywell did.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (9-6)

Durham was postponed, and it will make up that game Saturday.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (8-7)

Montgomery was thoroughly outplayed in its 8-0 loss to Jacksonville. With Chih-Wei Hu scratched for his promotion, it was a bullpen game for the Biscuits with Jared Mortensen allowing two runs in three innings. Both Buddy Borden and Brett Marshall were charged with three runs -- one earned.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (9-7)

Fort Myers nearly got to Brent Honeywell, but it was not enough in Charlotte's 4-2 win over the Miracle. Trailing 2-0 in the third, Fort Myers got its leadoff hitter on thanks to an error, and he would eventually score on a wild pitch. The Miracle added another run in the inning, but Honeywell would cruise the rest of his outing, allowing two runs -- one earned -- in 6 2/3 innings with seven punchouts and no walks. Jace Conrad led off the fifth with a double and scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (7-9)

Genesis Cabrera was impressive yet again in Bowling Green's 5-0 win over Great Lakes. In a career-high 6 1/3 innings, Cabrera set a career best with nine strikeouts, allowing just three hits and walking one batter. With two outs and the bases loaded in the fourth, Kevin Padlo drove in three with a double. A Michael Russell single in the fifth and Jake Cronenworth squeeze bunt in the ninth added insurance.


Notable Performances

AA 1B Jake Bauers: 1-for-4, 1 K
AA SS Willy Adames: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 K

AA RHP Jared Mortensen: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

A+ OF Thomas Milone: 1-for-4, 2 K
A+ C Nick Ciuffo: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
A+ UT Grant Kay: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K

A+ RHP Brent Honeywell: 6 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 7 K
A+ LHP Kyle Bird: 2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

A 1B Joe McCarthy: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
A 3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K

A LHP Genesis Cabrera: 6 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Norfolk 7:05 PM ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Chih-Wei Hu (0-0, -.--) v. Ariel Miranda (0-1, 4.22)
Matt Andriese* (1-1, 4.96) v. Odrisamer Despaigne* (0-2, 6.28)

Both games will be seven innings

Montgomery v. Jacksonville 7:35 PM ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Jacob Faria (0-2, 4.15) v. Jarlin Garcia (0-0, 2.93)

Charlotte @ Fort Myers 6:05 PM (radio stream)
Hunter Wood (1-1, 2.30) v. Felix Jorge (1-4, 1.42)

Bowling Green @ Great Lakes 2:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. Victor Gonzalez (1-0, 1.00)

*TBA according to

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
4-10 (4th in IL South)
Offense: 54 R (5th), .712 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 5.10 ERA (14th), 1.49 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Dariel Alvarez (13), 1B/OF Christian Walker (14), RHP Oliver Drake (21), LHP Ariel Miranda (23)

Jacksonville Suns (Miami)
8-8 (3rd in SL South)
Offense: 61 R (T-2nd), .665 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.59 ERA (7th), 1.27 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Jarlin Garcia (3), OF Austin Dean (7), RHP Jake Esch (13), RHP Austin Brice (14), LHP Tim Berry (16), SS J.T. Riddle (22), 2B Avery Romero (23)

Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
8-8 (4th in FSL South)
Offense: 49 R (7th), .624 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 2.30 ERA (3rd), 1.02 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Nick Gordon (4), LHP Tyler Jay (5), RHP Kohl Stewart (8), LHP Stephen Gonslaves (9), LHP Randy Rosario (22), RHP Yorman Landa (23), RHP Felix Jorge (24), RHP Trevor Hildenberger (27)

Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
6-7 (6th in MWL East)
Offense: 39 R (15th), .579 OPS (15th)
Pitching: 2.72 ERA (3rd), 1.10 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Omar Estevez (10), IF Brendon Davis (25), OF Ariel Sandoval (28), OF Jordan Paroubeck (30)