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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Adames doubles twice Montgomery's win

Mike Franco struck out seven in three innings of relief in the Stone Crabs' win

Jim Donten

Bowling Green managed little offense in its loss, gathering seven hits yet they were only able to score one run. The Hot Rods will be on again tonight for anyone who would like to see them.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (17-25)

A three-run bottom of the eighth wasn't nearly enough to overcome a six-run deficit as the Bulls lost to the Rochester Red Wings, 6-3. Dayron Varona hit a two-run double and Nick Franklin followed that up with an RBI single to get the three runs. Justin Marks allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings and took his fourth loss of the season.

Double-A Mongtomery Biscuits (22-17)

Despite going down 3-0 in the first, the Biscuits came back and cruised to a 7-3 win over the Birmingham Barons. Mike Marjama had a three-run home run in the second to tie the game back up. Willy Adames knocked two runs in, and Jake Bauers tacked on another RBI. Kean Wong came home on a throwing error to round out the scoring. Chris Kirsch got the win despite allowing the three runs, and Buddy Borden notched his second save of the year with three no-hit innings of relief.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (21-21)

The Stone Crabs won a drawn-out game, getting the winning run in the bottom of the 13th inning with a final score of 3-2. After a rough start, Yonny Chirinos settled down, allowing just two hits after the third inning. Mike Franco and Edwin Fierro each threw three scoreless innings in relief, with Franco striking out seven. Riley Unroe had a two-run home run in the fifth to tie up the game, and Jace Conrad had a bunt single to provide the game-winning run.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (22-18)

Bowling Green floundered in its series finale with West Michigan, falling 7-1 to the Whitecaps. Taylor Hawkins took the loss, allowing one run, four hits, and four walks. However, Fernando Baez allowed the majority of the Whitecaps' runs, allowing four runs in just 1 2/3 innings of work. The Hot Rods had seven hits and two walks, but their only run came on a Kevin Padlo home run in the top of the eighth inning. Zacrey Law had three singles in the loss.


Notable Performances


OF Mikie Mahtook: 1-for-3, R, BB
OF Dayron Varona: 1-for-4, R, 2B (10), 2 RBI (21), K
2B Nick Franklin: 2-for-4, RBI (16), K
SS Daniel Robertson: 2-for-2, 2 BB

RHP Mark Sappington: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Danny Farqhuar: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K


OF Johnny Field: 2-for-5, R, 2B (8), 2 SB (11)
2B/SS Jake Hager: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B (8), 2 K
1B/OF Jake Bauers: 2-for-5, RBI (20), K, SB (5)
SS Willy Adames: 2-for-3, R, 2 2B (12), 2 RBI (18), BB
C Mike Marjama: 1-for-5, R, HR (1), 3 RBI (13), K

RHP Buddy Borden: S (2), 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Class-A Advanced

2B Riley Unroe: 2-for-6, R, HR (3), 2 RBI (14), K
C Nick Ciuffo: 3-for-6, 2 K
1B Mac James: 2-for-5, R, 2B (5), BB, K
OF Jace Conrad: 3-for-5, 2B (6), 3B (2), RBI (13), BB, K

RHP Yonny Chirinos: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
RHP Mike Franco: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K
RHP Edwin Fierro: W (2-1), 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K


3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-4, R, HR (5), RBI (23), 3 K
OF Zacrey Law: 3-for-3

Today's Probables (courtesy

Durham v. Rochester 7:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Blake Snell (1-3, 3.86) v. Logan Darnell (4-3, 3.17)

Montgomery @ Birmingham 8:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Chih-Wei Hu (2-0, 0.54) v. Jordan Guerrero (0-1, 5.75)

Charlotte @ Lakeland 6:00 PM ET (radio stream)
Hunter Wood (2-2, 1.47) v. Endrys Briceno (1-2, 5.97)

Bowling Green @ Dayton 7:00 PM ET (, radio stream)
Genesis Cabrera (4-1, 0.92) v. Tanner Rainey (0-4, 6.35)

Scouting the opposition

Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota)
22-18, 2nd in IL North
Offense: 157 R (6th), .679 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.54 ERA (11th), 1.28 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Byron Buxton (1), RHP Jose Berrios (2), OF Max Kepler (3), RHP Alex Meyer (12), RHP J.T. Chargois (15), OF Adam Brett Walker (17)

Birmingham Barons (White Sox)
18-22, T-3rd in SL South
Offense: 183 R (1st), .713 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 4.61 ERA (10th-Last), 1.45 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Carson Fulmer (2), 3B Trey Michalczewski (6), RHP Tyler Danish (9), LHP Jordan Guerrero (11), OF Courtney Hawkins (12), LHP Brian Clark (14), 2B Jake Peter (22), RHP Robinson Leyer (24), SS Eddy Alvarez (28), RHP Matt Lollis

Lakeland Flying Tigers
22-18, 3rd in FSL North
Offense: 162 R (6th), .677 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.48 ERA (7th), 1.27 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Mike Gerber (3), OF Christin Stewart (4), RHP Joe Jiminez (7), 3B Zac Shepherd (13), SS A.J. Simcox (14), LHP Jairo Labourt (16), RHP Jeff Ferrell (21), RHP Austin Kubitza (25), 2B Joey Pankake (27), LHP Tyler Alexander (28), RHP Adam Ravenelle (29)

Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
10-29, 8th (Last) in MWL East
Offense: 120 R (16th-Last), .575 OPS (16th)
Pitching: 4.25 ERA (16th), 1.47 WHIP (16th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Tyler Stephenson (4), RHP Tanner Rainey (17), 3B Gavin LaValley (24), OF Narisco Crook (28)