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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Bowling Green rallies to victory twice

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Ryne Stanek gave up six runs in his fifth loss of 2016

Kevin Padlo had a two-run home run in Bowling Green's win
Kevin Padlo had a two-run home run in Bowling Green's win
Jim Donten

The Stone Crabs had an early game and looked listless the entire game, scoring only a garbage-time run in the ninth. The Biscuits have off today after the Bulls having off yesterday.

With no home game in Triple-A today, Boxberger will head to Double-A Montgomery to continue his in game rehab with a fifth appearance.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (18-27)

The Bulls were off.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (23-20)

The Biscuits went into a six-run hole by the second inning and never emerged as they fell to the Birmingham Barons, 7-3. Ryne Stanek gave up two 2-run home runs and allowed six runs total in six innings of work. Stanek earned his fifth loss of the season. The Biscuits put together a three-run third inning thanks to RBI doubles by Jake Hager and Jake Bauers, but the offense stayed quiet the rest of the game. As a whole, the Biscuits struck out 12 times in the loss.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (22-24)

In an early start, the Lakeland Flying Tigers took an early lead and never looked back as the Stone Crabs fell, 6-1. Chris Pike gave up four runs in the first three innings, including two home runs. Pike lasted seven innings but took the loss nonetheless. Nick Ciuffo doubled and later scored on a wild pitch to get Charlotte a garbage-time run in the top of the ninth.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (24-20)

The Hot Rods fell behind two separate times yet rallied back both times and eventually came away with a 10-8 victory over the Dayton Dragons. A five-run fifth inning, which included a two-run Kevin Padlo home run, tied the Hot Rods up the first time. They took a one-run lead in the seventh with a bases-loaded walk, but quickly gave up the lead in the bottom of the inning. Angel Perez knocked an RBI single to even up the game in the top of the ninth, and the Hot Rods plated two in the top of the tenth to seal the game. Reece Karalus was dominant in relief, going 4.1 innings while allowing only one hit and no walks while striking out six. Tyler Brashears earned his first win of the season, pitching 2.2 innings while striking out five.

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Notable Performances

Double-A

OF Johnny Field: 2-for-4, R, 2 K
IF Jake Hager: 2-for-4, R, 2 2B (10), RBI (15), 2 K
OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-3, 2B (10), 2 RBI (22), BB, K

Class-A Advanced

C Nick Ciuffo: 2-for-4, R, 2B (6), K
C Mac James: 1-for-3, BB, K

Class-A

1B Joe McCarthy: 1-for-4, R, 2B (7), 2 RBI (17), 2 BB, K
SS Jake Cronenworth: 2-for-6, R, 2B (10), RBI (19), K
3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-4, 2 R, HR (6), 2 RBI (25), 2 BB, K, SB (5)
OF Manny Sanchez: 1-for-5, 2 R, BB, 2 K, SB (3)
2B Brandon Lowe: 3-for-4, 2 R, RBI (11), 2 BB
OF Zacrey Law: 3-for-4, 2B (11), RBI (16)
UTIL Peter Maris: 1-for-4, 2 RBI (15), BB, K
OF Angel Perez: 2-for-6, R, 2B (3), RBI (8), 4 K

RHP Reece Karalus: 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
RHP Tyler Brashears: W (1-0), 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Today's probables (courtesy milb.com)

Durham @ Toledo 6:35 PM ET (milb.tv, radio stream)
Adam Wilk (1-4, 2.89) v. Chad Bell (1-0,  5.19)

Montgomery is off

Charlotte @ St. Lucie 6:30 PM ET (radio stream)
Yonny Chirinos (3-0, 1.86) v. Scarlyn Reyes (2-5, 7.22)

Bowling Green v. Western Michigan 7:35 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Jordan Smith (3-2, 5.34)

Scouting the opposition

Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit)
18-24, 4th (Last) in IL West
Offense: 166 R (8th), .668 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.43 ERA (7th), 1.38 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Michael Fullmer (1), SS Dixon Machado (8), OF Steven Moya (11), RHP Buck Farmer (12), RHP Jeff Ferrell (21), RHP Jose Valdez (23), OF Wynton Bernard (24)

St. Lucie Mets
22-20, T-2nd in FSL South
Offense: 170 R (6th), .673 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.35 ERA (7th), 1.26 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Amed Rosario (2), OF Wuilmer Becerra (10), 3B Jhoan Urena (11), SS Luis Guillorme (12), RHP Chris Flexin (26), OF John Mora (28)

West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit)
22-18, 3rd in MWL East
Offense: 164 R (8th), .654 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.04 ERA (3rd), 1.22 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Beau Burrows (2), OF Derek Hill (10), OF Jose Azocar (15), RHP Drew Smith (19), RHP Gerson Moreno (20), RHP Sandy Baez (26)