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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Adam Wilk goes eight scoreless innings for Durham

J.P. Arencibia had a solo home run and RBI double

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Monday was mostly a losing night for Rays affiliates, but Monday is a day where we all lose regardless.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (30-36)

Durham pulled out a strong 5-0 victory over the Buffalo Bisons Monday night. Adam Wilk went eight two-hit innings to pick up his second win of the season in impressive fashion. J.P. Arencibia hit a solo home run in the second inning for home runs in back-to-back games. Arencibia also notched an RBI double later in the game. Nick Franklin also contributed two RBIs on a sacrifice fly in the first and an RBI groundout in the fifth. Jake Hager had an RBI triple in the sixth as well as notching a double earlier in the game.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (31-33)

Montgomery maintained the lead for most of the game but ultimately lost 4-3 to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in walkoff fashion. Jacob Faria pitched six shutout innings before allowing a two-run home run in the seventh. The righty struck out seven betters and allowed only six hits. Kyle Bird allowed the two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth that handed the Wahoos the win. The Biscuits opened the scoring on a throwing error that allowed Cade Gotta to come home. Mike Marjama had two RBI singles, one in the sixth and one in the eighth, to drive Montgomery's offense.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (32-32)

A late three-run home run buried the Stone Crabs in a 4-1 loss to the Dunedin Blue Jays. Benton Moss allowed one run through five innings of work, but Mike Franco gave up the deciding blow in the seventh inning. Alec Sole had an RBI triple in the fourth to get Charlotte's lone run. The Stone Crabs' offense looked weak overall, managing just four hits, two of which came from Justin Williams.

Class-A Bowling Green (31-32)

Bowling Green had little hope from the start, allowing five runs in the first two innings in a 7-2 loss to the Lake County Captains. Roel Ramirez had another poor start, allowing eight hits and five runs over six innings with Armando Bastardo allowing two more runs in relief. Kevin Padlo and David Rodriguez both knocked RBI doubles in the latter half of the game, but by then the nail was already in the coffin for the Hot Rods.


Notable Performances


OF Johnny Field: 1-for-5, R, 3B (1)
SS Daniel Robertson: 2-for-4
2B Nick Franklin: 0-for-3, 2 RBI (25), BB, SF
OF Dayron Varona: 2-for-5, R, 2B (18)
C/1B J.P. Arencibia: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B (3), HR (4), 2 RBI (10)
IF Jake Hager: 2-for-4, R, 2B (3), 3B (1), RBI (2), K

LHP Adam Wilk: W (2-6), 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K


SS Willy Adames: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB, K, SB (8)
C Mike Marjama: 2-for-4, 2 RBI (23)
OF Cade Gotta: 1-for-3, R, BB, 2 K, SB (3)

RHP Jacob Faria: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, HR

Class-A Advanced

OF Justin Williams: 2-for-4, R, 2B (5)
IF Alec Sole: 1-for-4, 3B (4), RBI (26), 2 K

LHP Jonny Venters: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
RHP Nick Sawyer: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K


1B Joe McCarthy: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B (9), K
3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-2, 2B (13), RBI (32), 2 BB
C David Rodriguez: 2-for-4, 2B (6), RBI (26)

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Buffalo 7:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Justin Marks (2-4, 3.95) v. Wade Leblanc (6-2, 1.67)

Montgomery @ Pensacola 7:30 PM ET (, radio stream)
Taylor Guerrieri (4-4, 4.18) v. Nick Travieso (3-2, 5.54)

Charlotte v. Dunedin 6:35 PM ET (radio stream)

Bowling Green v. Lake County 7:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Jose Mujica (2-2, 4.39) v. Matt Esparza (6-2, 3.71)

Scouting the opposition

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto)
33-30, 4th in IL North
Offense: 240 R (10th) .685 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.40 ERA (4th) 1.30 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Chad Girodo (17), RHP Arnold Leon (20), 2B Andy Burns (27), 1B Casey Kotchman

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Cincinnati)
36-26, T-1st in SL South
Offense: 261 R (T-5th) .689 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.11 ERA (1st) 1.24 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Amir Garrett (3), RHP Rookie Davis (6), SS Alex Blandino (6), Nick Travieso (7), RHP Sal Romano (9), OF Phillip Ervin (12), 3B Eric Jagielo (13), SS Carton Daal (23), RHP Jackson Stephens (31)

Dunedin Blue Jays
27-35, 5th in FSL North
Offense: 269 R (T-2nd) .704 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: (ERA)(ERA Rank) (WHIP)(WHIP Rank)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Anthony Alford (1), RHP Connor Greene (2), SS Richard Urena (4), OF D.J. Davis (10), LHP Ryan Borucki (14), RHP Tom Robson (21), C Danny Jansen (22)

Lake County Captains (Cleveland)
37-26, 2nd in MWL East
Offense: 320 R (1st) .735 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 4.01 ERA (15th) 1.31 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Francisco Mejia (10), IF Tyler Krieger (20), IF Willi Castro (26)