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Rays prospects and minor leagues: David Rodriguez has three RBIs for Bowling Green

Charlotte's game was suspended due to power issues

Power issues postponed Charlotte's game
Power issues postponed Charlotte's game
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Thursday was a strong day for offense in the Rays system, with each team scoring at least four runs. Considering the offensive struggles teams like Durham have had, its nice to see them get some offense going.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (36-46)

A late rally couldn't bring the Bulls back as they fell to the Norfolk Tides, 5-4. Starter John Marks took his seventh loss of the season, allowing the Tides five runs in five innings. Neil Wagner and Tyler Sturdevant kept Norfolk off the board out of the bullpen, but the damage was done. Richie Shaffer hit an RBI double to give Durham their first run in the sixth. Juniel Querecuto, Daniel Robertson, and Jake Goebbert all drove in runs in the seventh to bring the Bulls within one, but they couldn't tie the game up from there.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (5-1)

While Montgomery held a four-run lead at one point, they still lost to the Mobile BayBears, 7-5. Jake Bauers hit a sacrifice fly and Casey Gillaspie hit into an RBI groundout to put the Biscuits up 2-1. Mike Marjama hit a three-run home run to give Montgomery a 5-1 lead. However, Steve Ascher allowed three runs and Jared Mortensen allowed four more to blow Montgomery's lead.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (3-4)

The Stone Crabs were tied 3-3 with the St. Lucie Mets before the game was suspended due to power issues. The game will be made up in August when St. Lucie returns to Charlotte. Brent Honeywell had five solid innings, striking out eight but allowing a two-run home run. Bralin Jackson had two RBIs and Jace Conrad had one.

Class-A Bowling Green (3-5)

Bowling Green's offense carried the team to a win in a 12-2 rout over the West Michigan Whitecaps. David Rodriguez and Kevin Padlo each hit solo home runs, with Rodriguez registering three RBIs. David Olmedo-Barrera continued his tear with two RBIs, his 15th in the last fourteen games. Kewby Meyer also contributed two RBIs, with Michael Russell, Zacrey Law, and Brandon Lowe each registering one apiece. Michael Velazquez picked up his third win of the season, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk over five innings. Fernando Baez and Reece Karalus allowed one hit and walk in two innings each.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (5-9)

Despite falling behind early, Hudson Valley took home a 4-2 win over the league-best Staten Island Yankees. Eduar Lopez allowed two unearned first-inning runs, but kept the Yankees off the board the next five innings, and the bullpen added three no-hit innings. Joe Serrapica picked up his first save of the season and his professional career. Jake Fraley stole two bases and came home on a throwing error to pick up the Renegades' first run in the bottom of the first. Daniel De La Calle scored on an error and Fraley hit a RBI single to pick up two runs and the lead in the second inning. Nathaniel Lowe also hit an RBI single to give the Renegades an insurance run in the fifth.

Rookie Princeton Rays (5-3)

Princeton put together seventeen hits in an impressive 7-1 win over the Greenville Astros. Blake Butera was the driving force behind the Rays' offense, going 3-for-5 with four RBIs in the win. Emilio Gustave knocked a triple and a solo home run, with Bobby Melley and Rafelin Lorenzo adding an RBI each. Peter Bayer picked up his first win of the year with three perfect innings of relief with four strikeouts. Sandy Brito and Reign Letkeman both added two no-hit innings each as well.

Rookie GCL Rays (1-4)

The GCL Rays were postponed due to rain.


Notable Performances


OF Eury Perez: 2-for-4, R, BB, K
SS Daniel Robertson: 2-for-4, 2B (11), RBI (29)
1B Jake Goebbert: 1-for-3, RBI (23), SF
3B Richie Shaffer: 1-for-4, 2B (15), RBI (32), K
OF Johnny Field: 1-for-3, R, 2B (8)
IF Juniel Querecuto: 2-for-4, R, 2 2B (5), K

RHP Neil Wagner: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
RHP Tyler Sturdevant: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K


OF Braxton Lee: 1-for-5, R, 2B (5), K
C Mike Marjama: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR (5), 3 RBI (33), BB
OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-3, RBI (43), BB, K
2B Kean Wong: 2-for-4, K

LHP Jordan Harrison: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Class-A Advanced

IF Alec Sole: 1-for-1, 2 R, 2 BB
1B Joe McCarthy: 0-for-1, 2 BB
OF Bralin Jackson: 1-for-2, 2 RBI (16)
OF Jace Conrad: 1-for-3, RBI (24)
OF Thomas Milone: 2-for-2

RHP Brent Honeywell: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR


3B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-4, 3 R, HR (11). RBI (40), 2 BB, 2 K
1B Kewby Meyer: 2-for-6, R, 2 2B (4), 2 RBI (6), K
C David Rodriguez: 4-for-6, 2 R, HR (6), 3 RBI (38)
IF Michael Russell: 1-for-4, R, RBI (28)
OF David Olmedo-Barrera: 3-for-3, 2 R, 2B (7), 2 RBI (15), BB
2B Brandon Lowe: 2-for-5, 2 R, 3B (3), RBI (23), K

LHP Michael Velasquez: W (3-7), 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
RHP Fernando Baez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
RHP Reece Karalus: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K


OF Jake Fraley: 1-for-3, R, RBI (1), BB
OF Garrett Whitley: 2-for-3, R
1B Nathaniel Lowe: 1-for-4, RBI (5)

RHP Eduar Lopez: W (1-1), 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
RHP Noel Rodriguez: H (1), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Joe Serrapica: S (1), 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Rookie (Princeton)

3B Blake Butera: 3-for-5, 4 RBI (7), K
1B Bobby Melley: 2-for-5, RBI (9), K
OF Emilio Gustave: 3-for-5, 2 R, 3B (1), HR (1), RBI (3)
SS Adrian Rondon: 2-for-4, R, K
C Rafelin Lorenzo: 2-for-4, R, RBI (6), 2 K
2B Robbie Tenerowicz: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B (2)

RHP Peter Bayer: W (1-0), 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
RHP Sandy Brito: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
RHP Reign Letkeman: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Norfolk 7:05 PM ET (
Jacob Faria (0-0, 0.00) v. Andy Oliver (0-1, 3.05)

Montgomery v. Mobile 8:05 PM ET (
Chih-Wei Hu (2-5, 2.34)

Charlotte @ Bradenton 6:30 PM ET
Benton Moss (3-6, 4.21) v. Stephen Tarpley (3-1, 3.40)

Bowling Green @ Great Lakes 7:05 PM ET (
Blake Bivens (3-2, 4.50) v. Victor Gonzalez (3-5, 3.14)

Hudson Valley v. Tri-City 7:05 PM ET
TBA v. Sebastian Kessay (0-0, 4.09)

Princeton v. Greenville 7:00 PM ET
TBA v. Ricardo Castro (0-0, 0.00)

GCL Rays v. GCL Orioles 12:00 PM ET

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
30-50 (4th in IL South)
Offense: 276 R (11th) .674 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.82 ERA (12th) 1.35 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B Trey Mancini (8), RHP Mike Wright (10), OF Dariel Alvarez (13), 1B/OF Christian Walker (14), LHP Ariel Miranda (23), OF Mike Yastrzemski (25)

Mobile BayBears (Arizona)
2-4 (T-3rd in SL South)
Offense: 290 R (8th) .694 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.54 ERA (4th) 1.39 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Yoan Lopez (6), RHP Taylor Clarke (14), C The Oscar (22), RHP Adam Miller (23), 2B Jamie Westbrook (30), RHP Jimmie Sherfy (31)

Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh)
3-3, 3rd in FSL South
Offense: 325 R (3rd) .704 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.07 ERA (3rd) 1.25 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Cole Tucker (7), 3B Jordan Luplow (14), RHP Yeudy Garcia (16), LHP Stephen Tarpley (17), 2B Kevin Kramer (28)

Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
3-4, T-4th in MWL East
Offense: 266 R (13th) .614 OPS (15th)
Pitching: 3.47 ERA (10th) 1.23 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Omar Estevez (10), IF Brendon Davis (25), OF Ariel Sandoval (28), OF Jordan Paroubeck (30)

Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston)
5-8, 4th (Last) in NYPL Stedler
Offense: 72 R (2nd) .782 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 5.11 ERA (13th) 1.51 WHIP (13th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Daz Cameron (5)

Greeneville Astros
2-5 (4th in AL West)
Offense: 26 R (7th) .727 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 6.04 ERA (9th) 1.61 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Jonathan Arauz (21), SS Miguelangel Sierra (25)

GCL Orioles
4-1, 1st in GCL South
Offense: 20 R (T-9th) .590 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 1.50 ERA (1st) 0.81 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Hunter Harvey (2), RHP Parker Bridwell (22)

Stats and records as of June 30