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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Montgomery somehow wins with only one hit

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Charlotte fell in extra innings despite a solid start from Hunter Wood

Johnny Field had three stolen bases as small ball drove Montgomery's win
Johnny Field had three stolen bases as small ball drove Montgomery's win
Jim Donten

Bowling Green's pitching staff threw a three-hit shutout as Bowling Green took home a 2-0 win. Durham had off Thursday, but Jaime Schultz takes the mound for the Bulls and Taylor Guerrieri is slated to pitch for Mongtomery.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (12-16)

The Bulls were off.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (15-11)

Small ball was the key in Montgomery's 3-2 win over the Birmingham Barons. Johnny Field had the only hit for the Biscuits, stole three bases, and scored a run. Willy Adames swiped two bases and Goetzman also had a stolen base, both scoring a run each. Jacob Faria threw six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five. Jeff Ames threw a perfect eighth inning to earn a hold and Brad Schreiber notched his sixth save of the season despite allowing a one-out double.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (14-13)

Charlotte ended up losing a 4-3 game in 10 innings despite holding a 3-0 lead over Bradenton at one point. Riley Unroe had to leave the game early in the third inning, and we will have to keep an eye on that in the coming days. Grant Kay, Mac James, and Cristian Toribio all had one RBI each in the loss. Hunter Wood put up a decent start, going six innings, allowing two runs but striking out seven. Neil Wagner allowed the tying run in the eighth inning and Kyle Bird allowed the decisive run in the bottom of the 10th.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (15-13)

Bowling Green's pitching staff held the Burlington Bees to only three hits in a 2-0 shutout win. Genesis Cabrera pitched five innings and allowed only two hits and no walks. Armando Bastardo and Jose Alvarado allowed only one hit combined in four innings of work. Jake Cronenworth and Michael Russell contributed the two RBIs for the Hot Rods. Angel Moreno went 3-for-4 with two doubles.

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Notable Performances

Double-A

OF Johnny Field: 1-for-3, R, BB, 2 K, 3 SB (6)
SS Willy Adames: 0-for-2, R, BB, 2 K, 2 SB (4)
OF Granden Goetzman: 0-for-2, R, BB, SB (7)

LHP Steve Ascher: W (1-0), 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
RHP Jeff Ames: H (2), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K
RHP Brad Schreiber: S (6), 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Class-A Advanced

OF Cade Gotta: 3-for-3, R, 3B (2)
C/DH Mac James: 1-for-4, RBI (11), 3 K
3B Cristian Toribio: 1-for-4, RBI (7)

RHP Hunter Wood: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Class-A

SS Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-5, R, 2B (8), RBI (14)
IF Michael Russell: 0-for-2, RBI (11), BB
2B Brandon Lowe: 2-for-3, BB, K
OF Angel Perez: 2-for-4, K
OF Angel Moreno: 3-for-4, R, 2 2B (5)

LHP Genesis Cabrera: W (3-1), 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
RHP Armando Bastardo: H (1), 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
LHP Jose Alvarado: S (2), 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Today's probables (courtesy milb.com)

Durham v. Norfolk 7:05 PM ET (milb.tv, radio stream)
Jaime Schultz (3-1, 3.00) v. Nick Additon (1-2, 2.45)

Montgomery v. Birmingham 8:05 PM ET (milb.tv, radio stream)
Taylor Guerrieri (1-1, 4.56) v. Carson Fulmer (2-3, 5.47)

Charlotte @ Bradenton 6:30 PM ET (radio stream)
Benton Moss (1-1, 3.75) v. Yeudy Garcia (0-2, 3.72)

Bowling Green @ Burlington 7:30 PM ET (radio stream)
Michael Velazquez (0-3, 6.00) v. Grayson Long (1-2, 1.80)

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
10-17, 4th (Last) in IL South
Offense: 92 R (11th), .659 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 4.16 ERA (13th), 1.41 WHIP (13th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Dariel Alvarez (13), 1B/OF Christian Walker (14), RHP Oliver Drake (21), LHP Ariel Miranda (23)

Birmingham Barons (White Sox)
10-16, 5th (Last) in SL North
Offense: 113 R (5th), .696 OPS (T-4th)
Pitching: 4.94 ERA (10th-Last), 1.48 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

Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh)
12-14, 5th in FSL South
Offense: 101 R (6th), .656 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.09 ERA (5th), 1.23 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Kevin Newman (8), 3B Jordan Luplow (14), RHP Yeudy Garcia (16), 2B Kevin Kramer (28)

Burlington Bees (Angels)
11-15, 6th in MWL West
Offense: 91 R (12th), .612 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 2.99 ERA (5th), 1.36 WHIP (13th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Grayson Long (6), RHP Joe Gatto (7), RHP Jaime Barria (9), IF Brendon Sanger (15), OF Jared Foster (20), RHP Adam Fohacket (24)