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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Alex Cobb loses again in rehab start

Kevin Kiermaier went 0-for-2 rehabbing with the GCL Rays

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Lefty Travis Ott, who came over from the Nationals in the Steven Souza-Wil Myers trade, hasn't allowed more than one hit in all of his starts this year with the short-season Hudson Valley Renegades. Ott hasn't seen full-season action since 2014 while he was in the Nationals' system, but he's making a case to head back there before the end of the season.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (40-52)

Durham was off for the Triple-A All-Star Break.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (11-7)

The Montgomery Biscuits split their doubleheader with the Jackson Generals, losing Game One 3-2. Casey Gillaspie and Granden Goetzman - who was activated from the disabled list Sunday - each drove in a run in the fourth inning for Montgomery's first and only runs. Brent Honeywell took a no-decision in his Double-A debut, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out five in five innings. Jaye Chapman kept Jackson from scoring in his two innings of relief, but Andrew Bellatti gave up the winning run in the bottom of the eighth.

However, Montgomery won the second game 2-1 to make up Sunday's postponed game. Steve Ascher started and went three hitless innings but gave three batters a free pass. Gillaspie and Jake Depew went back-to-back with solo home runs in the second inning, their 11th and fifth home runs, respectively. Kyle Winkler earned his first win with the Biscuits this year, ending the game with 1.1 perfect innings.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (9-9)

Alex Cobb lost his second game in Charlotte as the Stone Crabs fell 9-2 to the Daytona Tortugas. Cobb started and threw one inning, allowing a run on two hits and a walk while striking out one. The real damage happened with Benton Moss on the mound, who allowed seven runs - five earned - over five innings. Riley Unroe scored on an error and Mac James hit a RBI single in the sixth for Charlotte's only runs.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (9-9)

Bowling Green exploded late in a 10-3 win over the South Bend Cubs. The Hot Rods had a two-run lead through most of the game thanks to a Zacrey Law sacrifice fly as well as a Brandon Lowe RBI single. The Hot Rods broke out with a six-run seventh, including a two-run triple from Michael Russell. Yoel Espinal allowed two runs in the bottom of the same inning, but Jose Mujica had his fifth win firm in hand thanks to the top of the inning. Mujica hurled six scoreless innings for a game score of 68.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (12-12)

Despite collecting only five hits, Hudson Valley plated six runs in their 6-1 win over the West Virginia Black Bears. Nathaniel Lowe opened up the scoring with a two-run double in the third, and Jim Haley had a RBI groundout in the fifth to tack onto the Renegades' lead. Hudson Valley doubled their three-run lead with Miles Mastrobuoni scoring on a wild pitch and Ryan Boldt's two-RBI single. Travis Ott picked up his second win of the year with six one-hit innings of work in one of his best starts of the year.

Rookie Princeton Rays (10-8)

Princeton had an all-around win in a 5-1 victory over the Bristol Pirates. Resly Linares was solid in the win, giving up just one run while punching out four over five innings. Sandy Brito followed him up with two no-hit innings of relief, and Reimin Ramos picked up his second save of the season. Emilio Gustave was the driving force behind Princeton's offense with three RBIs, and Trek Stemp drove in two more. Robbie Tenerowicz went 2-for-2 with a run and a walk.

Rookie GCL Rays (6-9)

The GCL Rays swept the Red Sox in their doubleheader to make up their cancelled game from June 30. The Rays won Game One by a 6-2 score. Both teams exchanged runs through the first two innings, with Rays starter Austin Franklin allowing two runs. Jayson McKinley was the winning pitcher since Franklin didn't go five innings, throwing two scoreless innings of relief. Ryan Caldwell led the way with two RBIs and Vidal Brujan, Jesus Sanchez, and Joshua Lowe each had one.

In Game Two, the Rays capitalized on Red Sox mistakes in a 9-2 win. The Rays had three unearned runs off of two Red Sox errors. The Rays scored only five of their runs the old-fashioned way, with Deion Tansel driving in two. Michael Brosseau stole home after picking up an RBI double in the second. Zack Trageton pitched three one-hit innings, with Matt Vogel picking up the win despite allowing the only Red Sox runs. Kevin Kiermaier went 0-for-2 with a walk in his first rehab game since breaking his hand May 21.


Notable Performances


Game 1

1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-2, R, 2B (20), RBI (39), 2 BB
OF Granden Goeztman: 1-for-4, RBI (20), K

RHP Jaye Chapman: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Game 2

1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-3, R, HR (11), RBI (40), K
C Jake DePew: 2-for-3, R, HR (5), RBI (21), K
OF Braxton Lee: 1-for-1, BB

LHP Steve Ashcer: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 K
LHP Jordan Harrison: H (4), 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Kyle Winkler: W (1-1), 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Class-A Advanced

2B Riley Unroe: 2-for-4, R, 2 K
C Mac James: 1-for-4, RBI (24)
1B Grant Kay: 2-for-4, K
3B Cristian Toribio: 2-for-4
3B Matt Eureste: 2-for-3, 2B (1), K


SS Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-3, R, 3B (6), BB
OF Zacrey Law: 3-for-4, 3 R, 2B (16), 2 RBI (26)
2B Brandon Lowe: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B (9), RBI (26), BB
1B Kewby Meyer: 2-for-5, R, 4 RBI (12), K
3B Michael Russell: 2-for-5, R, 2B (19), 3B (3), 2 RBI (32), K
2B Peter Maris: 1-for-5, RBI (25)
OF Angel Moreno: 2-for-5, R

RHP Jose Mujica: W (5-3), 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K


OF Ryan Boldt: 2-for-5, R, 2 RBI (4)
1B Nathaniel Lowe: 1-for-3, 2B (5), 2 RBI (11), BB

LHP Travis Ott: W (2-0), 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Rookie (Princeton)

OF Trek Stemp: 2-for-4, 2 RBI (3)
1B Bobby Melley: 1-for-4, R, 2B (6)
OF Emilio Gustave: 2-for-4, 3 RBI (9), K, SB (4)
2B Robbie Tenerowicz: 2-for-2, R, BB

LHP Resly Linares: W (1-2), 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
RHP Sandy Brito: H (2), 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
RHP Reimin Ramos: S (2), 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Rookie (GCL)

Game 1

2B Vidal Brujan: 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI (2), K
OF Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-4, R, RBI (10)
3B Joshua Lowe: 1-for-4, 3B (1), RBI (3), K
SS Deion Tansel: 1-for-2, 2 R
1B Gilbert Marrero: 2-for-3, R, 2B (1), K
OF Ryan Caldwell:1-for-2, 2 RBI (3), BB

RHP Jayson McKinley: W (1-2), 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Bryce Zak: S (1), 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Game 2

SS Deion Tansel: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B (4), 2 RBI (4)
1B Jonathon Arrowood: 1-for-4, 2B (3)
2B Michael Brosseau: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B (1), RBI (4), SB (1)
C Alexander Alvarez: 0-for-1, R, 2 BB, K
C David Parrett: 1-for-2, 2 R, RBI (1), BB

RHP Zack Trageton: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Joe Graziano: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham is off

Montgomery @ Jackson 1:05 PM ET (
TBA v. Sam Gaviglio (4-5, 4.25)

Charlotte is off

Bowling Green is off

Hudson Valley v. West Virginia 7:05 PM ET
TBA v. Matt Anderson (0-1, 4.70)

Princeton is off

GCL Rays @ GCL Red Sox 12:00 PM ET

Scouting the opposition

Jackson Generals (Seattle)
9-8, T-3rd in SL North
Offense: 400 R (T-1st) .738 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.44 ERA (3rd) 1.29 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Tyler O’Neill (4), RHP Andrew Moore (8), LHP Ryan Yarbrough (14), RHP Dan Altavilla (24), OF Ian Miller (31)

West Virginia Black Bears (Pittsburgh)
10-14, 4th in NYPL Pinckney
Offense: 101 R (4th) .680 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: (ERA)(ERA Rank) (WHIP)(WHIP Rank)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Will Craig

GCL Red Sox
7-8, 3rd in GCL South
Offense: 53 R (14th) .601 OPS (15th)
Pitching: 3.50 ERA (9th) 1.31 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: None