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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Faria stumbles in Biscuits loss

Jacob Faria has allowed 13 runs in his last 12 1/3 innings

Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

It seems like Jacob Faria is hitting a roadblock in his development for maybe the first time as a professional, but he's had enough success that I'd imagine he'll pitch through it.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (10-13)

After five easy innings, Blake Snell ran into trouble in the fifth in Durham's 4-2 loss to Louisville. He allowed just a hit and a walk in those five frames, but a three-run home run by Reds prospects Jesse Winker erased the Bulls' 2-0 lead. Snell walked the next two batters and finished with four runs charged to his line in 5 1/3 innings despite six strikeouts. Durham had just three hits.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (12-9)

Jacob Faria's run of rough starts continued in Montgomery's 5-4 loss to Chattanooga. After walking nine batters and allowing nine runs in just 9 2/3 innings over his last two outings, Faria allowed four runs in 2 2/3 frames, his shortest appearance since 2012. Juniel Querecuto's RBI single in the second initially gave the Biscuits a 1-0 lead, but the Lookouts piled on the next five runs of the game.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (10-12)

Charlotte was shut down by strong Fort Myers pitching in a 5-0 loss Friday. The Stone Crabs managed just a pair of singles during the game, one from Cade Gotta in the second and another off the bat of Bralin Jackson in the ninth. Hunter Wood allowed four runs -- two earned -- in 6 2/3 innings with five strikeouts.

Class-A Bowling Green (11-11)

Kevin Padlo's three-hit night led Bowling Green to a 7-4 win over Kane County. The Cougars jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Padlo's second home run of the year, a three-run shot, capped a five-run second for the Hot Rods. With all the run support, Henry Centeno cruised to another solid start, allowing two runs -- one earned -- in 5 2/3 innings with six strikeouts.


Notable Performances

AAA OF Dayron Varona: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
AAA UT Taylor Motter: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 2 K
AAA IF/OF Richie Shaffer: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
AAA IF Daniel Robertson: 0-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 K

AAA LHP Blake Snell: 5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

AA OF Johnny Field: 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 K
AA IF Jake Hager: 0-for-5, 1 K
AA OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-4
AA SS Willy Adames: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 3 K
AA 2B Kean Wong: 0-for-5, 1 K
AA 1B Casey Gillaspie: 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB

AA RHP Jacob Faria: 2 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K

A+ IF Riley Unroe: 0-for-4, 2 K
A+ C Nick Ciuffo: 0-for-4, 2 K

A+ RHP Hunter Wood: 6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 5 K

A 3B Kevin Padlo: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K

A RHP Henry Centeno: 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Louisville 6:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Jaime Schultz (2-1, 3.86) v. Tim Adleman (2-0, 4.24)

Montgomery @ Chattanooga 7:15 PM ET (radio stream)
Taylor Guerrieri (0-1, 5.79) v. Aaron Slegers (1-1, 3.91)

Charlotte v. Fort Myers 6:05 PM ET (radio stream)
Benton Moss (0-1, 4.76) v. Felix Jorge (1-1, 0.92)

Bowling Green v. Kane County 7:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Michael Velasquez (0-2, 4.50) v Cody Reed (0-1, 1.69)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Louisville Bats (Cincinnati)
12-8 (2nd in IL West)
Offense: 63 R (9th) .672 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.52 ERA (8th) 1.29 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Robert Stephenson (1), LHP Cody Reed (2), 2B Jose Peraza (4), OF Jesse Winker (5), LHP John Lamb (11), OF Kyle Waldrop (21)

Chattanooga Lookouts (Minnesota)
9-13 (4th in SL North)
Offense: 97 R (2nd) .686 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 4.94 ERA (9th) 1.41 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Nick Burdi (10), RHP J.T. Chargois (15), C Stuart Turner (16), SS Engelb Vielma (18), RHP Jake Reed (20), LHP Mason Melotakis (28), RHP Ryan Eades (31), IF Leonardo Reginatto

Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
13-9 (T-1st in FSL South)
Offense: 74 R (8th), .605 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 2.46 ERA (3rd), 1.06 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)

Kane County Cougars (Arizona)
12-9 (3rd in MWL West)
Offense: 69 R (T-11th), .624 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 2.17 ERA (1st), 1.01 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Alex Young (7), RHP Taylor Clarke (14)