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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Mongtomery and Bowling Green's offense fire on all cylinders

Dayron Varona smacked a walk-off double to get Durham the win

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Charlotte's pitching was lackluster in their 14th loss of the season. Bowling Green had a strong game all-around with a resounding win as they head into an off day.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (13-17)

Despite 11 hits, it took Durham equally as many innings to secure a 2-1 win over the Norfolk Tides. Dayron Varona hit a walk-off double to drive in the winning run. Jake Goebbert drove in the other Bulls run with an RBI double in the seventh. Starter Austin Pruitt was pulled early after only three innings of work. A day after allowing eight runs, the Durham Bullpen (someone get me a job in marketing) held the Tides scoreless in eight innings. Adam Kolarek struck out four over 2.1 innings and Danny Farqhuar got the win with 1.2 perfect innings.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (16-12)

Montgomery improved on their winning record in an 8-7 victory over the Birmingham Barons. Montgomery's offense went on a tear, tallying 17 hits. Willy Adames had a career game, knocking three doubles, driving in a run, and swiping a stolen base in a 4-for-4 performance. Jake Depew and Juniel Querecuto both had three hits, with Depew scoring at least once and Querecuto scoring twice. Jake Bauers had two RBIs as well as scoring once. Ryne Stanek notched his first win of the season, going six innings and allowing three runs. Buddy Borden allowed three runs in the seventh, yet Mongtomery held the lead. Brad Schreiber finished the game with his seventh save despite allowing a run.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (15-14)

Charlotte's pitching allowed a plethora of runs, as the Stone Crabs fell 9-1 to the Bradenton Marauders. Greg Harris started the game and allowed six runs, including three in the first inning. Jordan Harrison was the only Charlotte pitcher to not allow a run. Riley Unroe had the Stone Crabs' only RBI, a sacrifice fly in the third inning. Pat Blair went 2-for-3 with a walk in the loss.

Class-A Bowling Green (16-14)

Bowling Green slugged their way to victory with a 11-1 win over the Burlington Bees. Manny Sanchez, Jake Cronenworth, and Michael Russel each had two-run home runs in the win. Daniel De La Calle had a bases-clearing double to drive in three runs and kickstart the Hot Rods offense. Kevin Padlo also tacked on a RBI with a double in the eighth. Yonny Chirinos allowed only one unearned run through six innings and earned the victory. Taylor Hawkins and Reece Karalus combined for three perfect innings to finish out the game. Overall, Bowling Green dominated the game on the mound and at the plate.


Notable Performances


1B/3B Richie Shaffer: 2-for-5, K
2B Nick Franklin: 3-for-3, R, 2 BB, SB (5)
OF Dayron Varona: 1-for-2, 2B (5), RBI (15)
OF Jake Goebbert: 2-for-4, 2B (2), RBI (5), K
SS Daniel Robertson: 1-for-1. BB

RHP Ryan Garton: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
LHP Adam Kolarek: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
RHP Danny Farqhuar: W (1-0), 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K


SS Jake Hager: 2-for-5, RBI (13)
1B/OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-4, R, 2 RBI (13), BB, 2 K
SS Willy Admes: 4-for-4, 2 R, 3 2B (10), RBI (12), SB (5)
2B Kean Wong: 1-for-4, RBI (12)
1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-4, R, RBI (11)
OF Granden Goetzman: 2-for-4, R
C Jake Depew: 3-for-4, R, RBI (3)
IF Juniel Querecuto: 3-for-4, 2 R

Class-A Advanced

2B Riley Unroe: 1-for-4, RBI (6), SF
OF Cade Gotta: 1-for-3, BB 
3B Cristian Toribio: 1-for-3, R, 2B (3), BB
IF Pat Blair: 2-for-3, BB

LHP Jordan Harrison: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K


SS Jake Cronenworth: 3-for-5, 3 R, 2B (9), HR (1), 2 RBI (17), SB (5)
3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-4, R, RBI (20), BB
IF Michael Russell: 1-for-4, R, HR (3), RBI (15), BB
C David Rodriguez: 2-for-4, 2 R, BB
OF Manny Sanchez: 1-for-5, 2 R, HR (4), 2 RBI (11)
C/DH Daniel De La Calle: 1-for-5, 2B (1), 3 RBI (6), 3 K
OF Angel Moreno: 1-for-4, 2B (6), 2 K

RHP Yonny Chirinos: W (1-0), 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Taylor Hawkins: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Reece Karalus: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham v. Norfolk 5:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Adam Wilk v. (1-2, 2.45) v. David Hale (0-0, 3.00)

Montgomery v. Birmingham 3:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Chris Kirsch (2-0, 2.57) v. TBA

Charlotte @ Palm Beach 5:00 PM ET (radio stream)
Chris Pike (1-2, 4.05) v. Austin Gomber (3-2, 2.51)

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
11-17, 4th in IL South
Offense: 101 R (12th), .677 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 4.25 ERA (13th), 1.43 WHIP (14th-Last)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Dariel Alvarez (13), 1B/OF Christian Walker (14), RHP Oliver Drake (21), LHP Ariel Miranda (23)

Birmingham Barons (White Sox)
11-17, 5th in SL South
Offense: 120 R (6th), .697 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 4.74 ERA (10th-Last), 1.42 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

Palm Beach Cardinals
14-15, 4th in FSL South
Offense: 96 R (8th), .597 OPS (T-11th)
Pitching: 3.20 ERA (5th), 1.28 WHIP (T-8th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Jack Flaherty (3), LHP Austin Gomber (14), SS Oscar Mercado (26)