In Florida State League news, five Stone Crabs were named to the league's All-Star Game in Fort Myers on June 18. Brent Honeywell, Nick Ciuffo, Riley Unroe, Mac James and Cade Gotta, as well as the coaching staff, will represent Charlotte.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (24-32)
Durham battled an early deficit and lengthy rain delay in its 5-4 win over Gwinnett. After falling behind 4-0 in the top of the second, the Bulls had to sit through a two-plus hour delay, but they came back hot, answering with three runs of their own. In the fourth, Nick Franklin doubled in a pair to give Durham its first lead. Adam Wilk was charged with all four Gwinnett runs, and Parker Markel provided three good innings of relief to preserve the narrow lead.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (27-27)
For the first time as a professional, Taylor Guerrieri threw seven innings in Montgomery's 6-3 win over Jacksonville. He also eclipsed 100 pitches for the first time in a game that records pitch counts. When it was all said and done, Guerrieri allowed three runs on four hits with five strikeouts and no walks. He got plenty of support early with a hit parade in the second inning. Thanks to RBI hits from Jake Hager, Mike Marjama and Pat Blair, the Biscuits plated four runs before the Suns even recorded an out.
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (28-28)
Charlotte's offense was shut down in its 2-1 loss to Tampa. The Stone Crabs got their lone run in the fourth inning on Cade Gotta's double to score Mac James with two outs, but they only accumulated five total hits. In his 2016 debut, Tim Ingram took the loss, allowing a run in two innings of work. Starter Chris Pike allowed two runs over six innings.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (28-26)
Lansing blinked first in Bowling Green's 5-0 win. After seven scoreless innings, the Hot Rods finally struck first in the eighth when Michael Russell's squeeze bunt scored Manny Sanchez. In the ninth, they added insurance with a pair of two-run singles from Angel Moreno and Jake Cronenworth. Starter Jose Mujica turned in his second straight good start, throwing six scoreless innings with five punchouts. Reece Karalus and Diego Castillo pitched the remaining three innings.
AAA OF Johnny Field: 2-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K
AA SS Daniel Robertson: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
AAA 1B Richie Shaffer: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
AAA C Luke Maile: 1-for-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
AAA LHP Adam Wilk: 2 IP, 5 H, 4 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 1 K
AAA RHP Parker Markel: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
AAA LHP Adam Kolarek: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K
AA 1B Jake Bauers: 1-for-5
AA 1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-4, 2 K
AA SS Willy Adames: 1-for-4, 1 R
AA 3B Jake Hager: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
AA RHP Taylor Guerrieri: 7 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
A+ SS Andrew Velazquez: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
A+ OF Thomas Milone: 0-for-3
A+ RHP Chris Pike: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
A 1B Joe McCarthy: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K
A 3B Kevin Padlo: 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
A RHP Jose Mujica: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K
Today's games (probables courtesy milb.com)
Durham v. Gwinnett 6:35 PM ET (MiLB.tv, radio stream)
(2-4, 4.20) v.
Montgomery @ Jacksonville 6:05 PM ET (MiLB.tv, radio stream)
(1-6, 4.97) v. Patrick Johnson (2-1, 4.72)
Charlotte @ Tampa 6 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. (4-4, 3.62)
Bowling Green @ Lansing 7:05 PM ET (radio stream)
v. Ryan Borucki (2-1, 2.63)
Scouting the opposition
25-30 (2nd in IL South)
Offense: 215 R (3rd) .685 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.76 ERA (12th) 1.45 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Ozzie Albies (4), RHP Lucas Sims (11), LHP Manny Banuelos (12), RHP Tyrell Jenkins (14), RHP John Gant (16), 3B (17), IF Reid Brignac
Jacksonville Suns (Miami)
25-29 (T-3rd in SL South)
Offense: 225 R (5th) .684 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 4.23 ERA (8th) 1.31 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Jarlin Garcia (3), OF Austin Dean (7), RHP Jake Esch (13), RHP Austin Brice (14), SS (22), 2B (23)