The Hot Rods will be well-represented in June 21's Midwest League All-Star Game in Cedar Rapids. Pitchers Genesis Cabrera and Diego Castillo, catcher Brett Sullivan and infielders Kevin Padlo, Jake Cronenworth and Michael Russell were named to the East division's roster Tuesday.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (27-33)
Durham had some success against the rehabbing Yovani Gallardo, but Norfolk had more success against Austin Pruitt in the Bulls' 7-3 loss to the Tides. Norfolk tallied three quick runs in the first, and Mike Yastrzemski's three-run homer in the second opened up a big Tides lead. Pruitt finished with six runs allowed on eight hits and a walk in five innings with five strikeouts. The Bulls got on the board in the third, and Jake Goebbert hit a two-run home run in the fourth.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (29-29)
Hunter Wood threw his second straight scoreless start with Montgomery in its 6-3 win over Biloxi. Although he walked four in five innings in his Biscuits debut, he was better Tuesday. He retired the minimum through four innings and finished with four punchouts in six innings, allowing just two hits and two walks. Already up 1-0 in the fifth, Montgomery piled up four two-out runs, capped by Patrick Leonard's three-run home run, his second dinger since being returned to Double A.
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (29-29)
Charlotte was off.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (29-28)
Bowling Green was on the short end of a pitcher's duel, a 1-0 loss to Fort Wayne. Each team only had three hits, and the Hot Rods could not take advantage of three TinCaps errors. Starter Roel Ramirez took the tough loss, allowing just a run on two hits in six innings with four strikeouts and no walks. Brett Sullivan had two of Bowling Green's hits. After missing all of 2015, former Rays prospect Gerardo Reyes recorded his third save of the season for Fort Wayne.
AAA SS Daniel Robertson: 0-for-4, 1 RBI
AAA 3B Richie Shaffer: 0-for-4, 2 K
AAA OF Jake Goebbert: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
AAA 2B Jake Hager: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
AAA RHP Austin Pruitt: 5 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
AA OF Jake Bauers: 2-for-4, 1 R
AA 1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
AA SS Willy Adames: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
AA 3B Patrick Leonard: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
AA C Mike Marjama: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 BB
AA RHP Hunter Wood: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K
AA RHP Jeff Ames: one-third IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
A 1B Joe McCarthy: 1-for-3, 1 BB
A C David Rodriguez: 0-for-4, 2 K
A 2B Brandon Lowe: 0-for-4, 2 K
A 3B Kevin Padlo: 0-for-2, 2 BB, 1 SB
A RHP Roel Ramirez: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Today's games (probables courtesy milb.com)
Durham v. Norfolk 7:05 PM ET (MiLB.tv, radio stream)
(1-6, 3.56) v.
Montgomery v. Biloxi 8:05 PM ET (MiLB.tv, radio stream)
(1-5, 4.62) v. (0-5, 3.86)
Charlotte v Clearwater 6:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Benton Moss (2-5, 4.20) v. (5-4, 4.05)
Bowling Green v. Fort Wayne 1:05 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. (3-3, 2.93)
Scouting the opposition
Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
20-39 (4th in IL South)
Offense: 188 R (14th) .676 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.94 ERA (12th) 1.38 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B (8), OF Dariel Alvarez (13), 1B/OF Christian Walker (14), RHP Oliver Drake (21), LHP Ariel Miranda (23), OF Mike Yastrzemski (25)
32-23 (2nd in FSL North)
Offense: 224 R (5th) .682 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.15 ERA (4th) 1.21 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: CF Carlos Tocci (10), SS Malquin Canelo (12), 2B Scott Kingery (14), RHP Alberto Tirado (18), LHP Elniery Garcia (22), 1B Kyle Martin (30), RHP Tom Eshelman