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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Conger and Goebbert go back-to-back for Bulls

David Rodriguez hit a three-run home run in Bowling Green's win

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Here's a quick peek at where each Rays affiliate stands in their division races:

  • AAA Durham Bulls: 46-58, 2nd in IL South, 1 GB
  • AA Montgomery Biscuits: 18-12, 1st in SL North, 1.5 games ahead
  • A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs: 16-13, 3rd in FSL South, 2 GB
  • A Bowling Green Hot Rods: 18-12, 2nd in MWL East, 1.5 GB
  • SS Hudson Valley Renegades: 20-16, 2nd in NYPL McNamara, 1 GB
  • ROK Princeton Rays: 18-12, 1st in AL East, 1.5 games ahead
  • ROK GCL Rays: 13-14, T-2nd in GCL South, 2 GB

Triple-A Durham Bulls (46-58)

Back-to-back homers fueled a five-run inning as Durham picked up a 8-2 win over the Toledo Mud Hens. The Bulls fell behind early as Jacob Faria allowed two runs in his six innings of work. The Bulls turned it around in the bottom of the fourth, picking up five runs in the inning. Hank Conger knocked a three-run home run and Jake Goebbert followed him up with a solo shot to create four of the five runs in the fourth. Durham added three more runs later in the game on one-run doubles from Dayron Varona and Taylor Motter along with an RBI single from J.P. Arencibia. Dana Eveland and Tyler Sturdevant combined for three scoreless innings of relief.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (18-12)

Montgomery was off.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (16-13)

Charlotte was off.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (18-12)

Bowling Green pulled off a close win a 4-3 decision over the Quad Cities River Bandits. Matt Eureste scored on a Zacrey Law double play to open up the scoring in the first. David Rodriguez knocked his seventh home run of the year in the fourth, a three-run shot that put the Hot Rods up by four. Eduar Lopez went six scoreless innings before allowing three runs - only one of which was earned - and being removed after recording just one out in the seventh. Yoel Espinal managed to keep the River Bandits from tying the game despite walking three and allowing a hit in 0.2 innings, and Tim Ingram finished off the game with two scoreless innings of work for his second save of the year with Bowling Green.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (20-16)

Hudson Valley was postponed due to rain.

Rookie Princeton Rays (18-12)

Princeton wound up on the short end of a 3-2 decision in a 13-inning loss to the Greeneville Astros. Resly Linares allowed two runs in five innings, including a solo home run to Frankeny Fernandez. Princeton tied the game in the sixth on a sacrifice fly from Issac Bernard and a RBI double from Emilio Gustave. Both teams posted zeroes until the bottom of the thirteenth, when Alex Estrella gave up the winning run on a Connor MacDonald double.

Rookie GCL Rays (13-14)

The GCL Rays blew the game open late in a 9-2 win over the GCL Red Sox. Jesus Ortiz allowed two runs, but got a no-decision since he couldn't last five innings. The Rays held a 3-2 lead after the fifth after an RBI groundout from Jose Tonton, a one-run Kevin Santiago single, and a sacrifice fly from Joshua Lowe. The Rays then went on to bat around in the ninth inning, scoring six runs. Lowe, Tonton, and Moises Gomez led the way in the game with two RBIs each. Kenny Rosenberg earned his first win with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief and Tyler House picked up his third save, finishing off the last two innings of the game.

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Notable Performances

Triple-A

SS Nick Franklin: 0-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB, K, SB (9)
UTIL Taylor Motter: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 2B (10), RBI (22)
C J.P. Arencibia: 1-for-3, 2 RBI (27)
OF Dayron Varona: 1-for-3, R, 2B (28), RBI (49), BB, K
C Hank Conger: 2-for-4, R, HR (1), 3 RBI (3)
OF Jake Goebbert: 1-for-4, R, HR (8), RBI (26), K

LHP Dana Eveland: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
RHP Tyler Sturdevant: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Class-A

2B/3B Matt Eureste: 2-for-4, R
C David Rodriguez: 2-for-4, R, HR (7), 3 RBI (44)

RHP Eduar Lopez: W (2-0), 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
RHP Tim Ingram: S (2), 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Rookie (Princeton)

OF Trek Stemp: 2-for-5, R, K
OF Issac Bernard: 1-for-4, RBI (7), K
OF Oscar Rojas: 1-for-4, 3B (3), BB, 2 K
OF Emilio Gustave: 1-for-3, 2B (7), RBI (20), BB, K
SS Adrian Rondon: 1-for-5. 3B (2), K
2B Robbie Tenerowicz: 2-for-5

RHP Sandy Brito: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K
LHP Dalton Moats: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Rookie (GCL)

2B Vidal Brujan: 3-for-6, R, K
SS Kevin Santiago: 1-for-3, R, RBI (2), BB
OF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-5, RBI (18), K
3B Joshua Lowe: 1-for-4, R, 2 RBI (13), 2 K, SF
C Rene Pinto: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 K
C Wilmer Dominguez: 1-for-2, R, 2B (1)
OF Jose Tonton: 2-for-5, R, 2 RBI (6)
1B Jonathon Arrowood: 2-for-5, R, K
OF Moises Gomez: 2-for-4, R, 2B (4), 2 RBI (4), K

LHP Kenny Rosenberg: W (1-0), 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy milb.com)

Durham v. Toldeo 7:05 PM ET (milb.tv, radio stream)
Justin Marks (4-9, 4.03) v. Buck Farmer (2-4, 5.25)

Montgomery v. Pensacola 8:05 PM ET (milb.tv, radio stream)
Taylor Guerrieri (10-4, 3.94) v. Tyler Mahle (5-1, 2.41)

Charlotte @ Jupiter 6:30 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. TBA

Bowling Green is off

Hudson Valley v. Aberdeen 6:05 PM ET (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
TBA v. TBA
TBA v. TBA

*Both games will be seven innings*

Princeton @ Greenville 7:00 PM ET
TBA v. Patrick Sandoval (1-0, 4.62)

GCL Rays v. GCL Red Sox 12:00 PM ET

Scouting the opposition

Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit)
46-57, 4th (Last) in IL West
Offense: 421 R (5th) .695 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.77 ERA (8th) 1.38 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: IF JaCoby Jones (5), SS Dixon Machado (8), OF Steven Moya (11), RHP Jeff Ferrell (21)

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Cincinnati)

15-15, 3rd in SL South
Offense: 394 R (6th) .673 OPS (OPS Rank)
Pitching: (ERA)(ERA Rank) (WHIP)(WHIP Rank)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Amir Garrett (3), RHP Rookie Davis (6), 2B/SS Alex Blandino (6), RHP Nick Travieso (7), RHP Sal Romano (9), RHP Tyler Mahle (10), OF Phillip Ervin (12), 3B Eric Jagielo (13), 3B Taylor Sparks (14), SS Carton Daal (23), RHP Jackson Stephens (31)

Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami)
19-12, 1st in FSL North
Offense: 371 R (9th) .634 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.48 ERA (7th) 1.22 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Kendry Flores (5), 3B Brian Anderson (6), 1B K.J. Woods (15), LHP Tim Berry (16), 2B Avery Romero (23), LHP Michael Mader (24), RHP Jose Adames (30)

Aberdeen IronBirds (Baltimore)
15-21, 4th in NYPL McNamara
Offense: 132 R (8th) .665 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.39 ERA (8th) 1.26 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Cody Sedlock, LHP Keegan Aki

Greeneville Astros
17-15, 1st in AL West
Offense: 154 R (T-4th) .718 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.74 ERA (1st) 1.39 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Jonathan Arauz (21), SS Miguelangel Sierra (25)

GCL Red Sox
13-14, T-2nd (Last) in GCL South
Offense: 99 R (14th) .625 OPS (15th)
Pitching: 3.85 ERA (12th) 1.34 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS C.J. Chatam