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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Andriese has career outing

Matt Andriese was nearly untouchable Tuesday, but he did not have any support

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With the success of Matt Andriese and Brent Honeywell Tuesday, how many Rays pitchers do you figure are pitching below the level they could succeed at? I don't know if Andriese will be a good major leaguer, but he has had good results in Triple A for quite some time now. Blake Snell is probably another in Durham's rotation, and of course you have what Honeywell is doing with Charlotte.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (12-15)

Durham's bats failed to back up an outstanding Matt Andriese in the Bulls' 12-inning, 1-0 loss to Indianapolis. In seven scoreless innings, Andriese allowed just three hits and a walk, struck out a career-high 14 batters and finished with a game score of 84, the best in his career. Unfortunately, the offense only managed four singles. Justin Marks recorded two outs with two in scoring position, but a two-out hit off the bat of Adam Frazier allowed Indy to walk off with a win.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (13-11)

Montgomery was off.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (14-12)

Brent Honeywell continued to prove he's too much for the Florida State League in Charlotte's 3-1 win over Jupiter. Honeywell struck out a season-high nine batters and allowed just one run on four hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings. Jace Conrad singled in the game's first run in the second inning, and RBI hits from Alec Sole and Mac James in the third gave the Stone Crabs a 3-0 advantage.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (13-13)

A pair of two-run home runs helped Bowling Green to a 4-2 win over Peoria. Down 2-0, Kevin Padlo walked to lead off the sixth, and Michael Russell followed with his first home run of the season. An inning later, it was Padlo going deep following a Jake Cronenworth walk for his third longball of the season. Starter Roel Ramirez struck out three and allowed two runs in five innings, and Taylor Hawkins recorded his first professional win with two scoreless innings of relief.


Notable Performances

AAA IF Daniel Robertson: 2-for-5, 1 K
AAA UT Taylor Motter: 0-for-5, 1 K
AAA IF/OF Richie Shaffer: 1-for-5, 1 K, 1 SB
AAA IF Nick Franklin: 0-for-5, 3 K

AAA RHP Matt Andriese: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 14 K

A+ C Mac James: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
A+ OF Thomas Milone: 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 K

A+ RHP Brent Honeywell: 6 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K

A 3B Kevin Padlo: 3-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
A IF Michael Russell: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
A IF Peter Maris: 0-for-4, 2 K

A RHP Roel Ramirez: 5 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Indianapolis 11:05 AM ET (, radio stream)
Blake Snell (1-2, 3.66) v. Wilfredo Boscan (2-2, 2.05)

Montgomery v. Birmingham 8:05 PM ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Chih-Wei Hu (1-0, 0.00) v. Tyler Danish (2-2, 3.56)

Charlotte v. Jupiter 6:35 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Luis Castillo (3-1, 2.66)

Bowling Green @ Peoria 12 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Sandy Alcantara (3-0, 2.86)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh)
13-11 (3rd in IL West)
Offense: 98 R (2nd), .718 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 2.58 ERA (2nd), 1.19 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Tyler Glasnow (1), 1B Josh Bell (3), RHP Jameson Tailion (4), 2B Alen Hansen (11), OF Willy Garcia (12), LHP Steven Brault (15), RHP Chad Kuhl (22), RHP Trevor Williams (23), 2B Max Moroff (25), SS Adam Frazier (27)

Birmingham Barons (White Sox)
10-15 (5th in SL North)
Offense: 112 R (4th) .701 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 5.04 ERA (10th) 1.50 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Carson Fulmer (2), 3B Trey Michalczewski (6), RHP Tyler Danish (9), OF Adam Engel (10), 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

Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami)
11-15 (6th in FSL South)
Offense: 83 R (8th), .595 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 4.31 ERA (11th), 1.33 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Brian Anderson (6), 1B K.J. Woods (15), LHP Michael Mader (24), RHP Jose Adames (30)

Peoria Chiefs (St. Louis)
10-15 (T-7th in MWL West)
Offense: 93 R (8th), .622 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.25 ERA (7th), 1.21 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Magneuris Sierra (6), SS Edmundo Sosa (7), RHP Junior Fernandez (9), RHP Jake Woodford (17), RHP Sandy Alcantra (19), RHP Derian Gonzalez (27)