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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Starting pitchers dominate throughout organization

The farm's starting pitchers combined to give up two runs over 23 innings. Pretty darn good.

Jake Bauers continues to get on base.
Jake Bauers continues to get on base.
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Pruitt went 5.0 scoreless for Durham, Ryne Stanek and Greg Harris threw 7.0 innings of one run ball for Montgomery and Charlotte, and Yonny Chirinos was perfect through 4.0 innings in his start for Bowling Green.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (11-14)

The Bulls' bats couldn't back Austin Pruitt's strong start, combining for 3 base runners all day in a 0-3 lossPatrick Leonard worked a walk in the third and then lead off the 6th with a single, but was stranded both times. The only other batter to reach base was Daniel Robertson, who walked with one out left in the game. He wouldn't get any further than that. Knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa couldn't hold on to the tie game in the 7th, giving up 3 runs for the loss.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (13-10)

In similar fashion, Montgomery's bats couldn't put any runs on the board to back Ryne Stanek's quality performance. 9 base runners are usually enough for a few runs, but they were spread too far apart and only one hit went for extra bases. Things finally started to click in the top of the 9th with two outs when Willy AdamesKean Wong and Casey Gillaspie all reached safely to load the bases in a one run game, but Granden Goetzman couldn't make it four in a row as he grounded out to end the rally prematurely. Despite collecting 7 strikeouts and 8 groundouts over 7 innings, Ryne Stanek gave up the lone run to take the loss in a 0-1 game. Tough break.

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

Charlotte got back to .500 on the season as the offense scratched out just enough runs to secure the 2-1 win for starter Greg Harris. Riley Unroe does a good Logan Forsythe impression, as the second baseman has been hot in the lead off spot for the Stone Crabs all season. His two doubles resulted in the only two runs the team would need on the day. Nick Ciuffo also had a good day with two hits and his first stolen base of the season.

Class-A Bowling Green (12-12)

Bowling Green also returned to a .500 record behind Yonny Chirinos' perfect 4 inning start and a monster 5th inning for the offense in a 11-2 win. Here's the play-by-play on the 7 runs in that inning... Flyout, Single, Stolen Base, RBI Single (2nd on the throw), RBI Single (2nd on the throw), Stolen Base, Walk, Walk, 2 RBI Single, Runners advance on throwing error, Single, Walk, Strikeout, RBI Single, Strikeout... I think that's 13 ABs? Good lawd. Every Hot Rod hitter would reach base safely at least once. Manny Sanchez hit his 3rd HR of the season, while Jake Cronenworth, Michael RussellBrett Sullivan, and Daniel De La Calle all reached base safely three times.


Notable Performances


Austin Pruitt: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. 72 pitches, 3:5 GO:FO

1B Patrick Leonard: 1-2, BB, K


RHP Ryne Stanek: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K. 98 pitches, 8:2 GO:FO

RF Jake Bauers: 1-3, BB

3B Kean Wong: 2-4, K

Class-A Advanced

RHP Greg Harris: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 K, HR. 96 pitches, 9:4 GO:FO

2B Riley Unroe: 2-3, 2 2B, BB, 2 R

LF Bralin Jackson: 1-4, 2B, RBI, K

DH Nick Ciuffo: 2-4, SB

CF Thomas Milone: 1-2, BB, SAC


Almost the entire lineup. See here!

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Indianapolis 7:05 PM ET
Adam Wilk (0-2, 3.22) v. Steven Bralt (1-1, 1.83)

Montgomery @ Chattanooga 7:15 PM ET
Chris Kirsch (2-0, 1.06) v. Ryan Eades (0-2, 8.00)

Charlotte v. Jupiter 6:35 PM ET
TBD v. Jeff Brigham (0-1, 5.27)

Bowling Green @ Peoria 7:30 PM ET
TBD v. Jake Woodford (0-3, 3.80)