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Rays prospects and minor leagues 8/21: Jake Bauers and Montgomery manager ejected

The two were arguing a call at home plate

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Princeton gave up just one hit in their 1-0, walk-off win.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (55-73)

Casey Gillaspie provided the only offense for the Bulls as they fell to the Norfolk Tides, 4-0. Gillaspie went 3-for-4, but he only reached second once as the Bulls got just one runner into scoring position. Austin Pruitt made his longest start since August 25 of last year, as he lasted eight innings against the Tides. However, since his offense gave him no run support, his three runs allowed proved fatal, and Pruitt received his ninth loss of the year.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (29-25)

Montgomery created little offense in their 3-1 loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts. Chris Kirsch took his seventh loss of the year, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks in six innings. Patrick Leonard hit a RBI double, scoring Willy Adames. Jake Bauers was thrown out at the plate and he was quite unhappy with the call, as he and manager Brady Williams were both ejected. Jordan Harrison and Jaye Chapman combined for two scoreless innings of relief, but their effort went for naught as the Biscuits couldn’t score any more runs the rest of the game.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (28-26)

Charlotte made up their postponed game from Friday in a doubleheader and were swept in both games with the Bradenton Marauders. In their first game, Charlotte’s pitching struggled mightily as the Stone Crabs lost by an 11-2 margin. Bradenton had four runs before Grant Kay got Charlotte’s first run on a sacrifice fly. In the fifth, Pike completely ran off the tracks as he gave up three more runs for seven total on the night. Jeff Howell didn’t fare much better, surrendering four more runs to the Marauders. Thomas Milone tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly from Andrew Velazquez, but the Stone Crabs never came close to coming back.

Charlotte’s pitching did better, but not much better, in the Stone Crabs’ 6-0 loss. Henry Ceteno allowed five runs, making it just 1.2 innings as he wound up with the loss. Buddy Borden, who the Rays released June 10, posted five shutout innings for the Marauders. Grant Kay led the Stone Crabs with two hits.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (34-19)

Bowling Green was postponed due to rain. They will make the game up in a doubleheader today.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (36-22)

Hudson Valley pulled out a close, 4-3 victory over the Tri-City Bandits, maintaining first in their division in the New-York Penn League. Tri-City got on the board first, but the Renegades took the lead when Jim Haley and Jose Rojas hit back-to-back RBI doubles. Miles Mastrobuoni and Nathaniel Lowe hit RBI singles in the fifth to extend Hudson Valley’s lead by two. Adrian Navas allowed his second and third runs of the game in the bottom of the inning as he had to be removed before he could make it five innings. Instead, Porter Clayton got the win, and Joe Serrapica secured his seventh save of the year with two shutout innings.

Rookie Princeton Rays (29-24)

It took an extra inning, but Princeton scored the first and only run of the game as they got a walk-off 1-0 win over the Kingsport Mets. Hector Lopez surrendered just one hit and one walk to the Mets, striking out seven over six innings. Austin Sweet posted three no-hit relief innings, and Bryce Zak tossed a scoreless tenth. Zak got the win as Eleardo Cabrera hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the tenth.

Rookie GCL Rays (24-26)

The GCL Rays capitalized on four errors by the GCL Orioles, scoring eight unearned runs as the Rays secured a 10-5 victory. The Rays scored five runs in the first inning alone, including a two-run home run from Kevin Santiago. Ryan Calloway led the way with three RBI, including two from a single in the first. While only lasting four innings, Nicholas Padilla looked solid, striking out five and allowing a lone unearned run. Anthony Parente got the win despite allowing three runs to the Orioles.

The preceding stories were not generated by the Associated Press computer using data from and in cooperation with MLBAM.


Notable Performances


1B Casey Gillaspie: 3-for-4, K

RHP Austin Pruitt: L (8-9), 8.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K


1B/OF Jake Bauers: 0-for-1, 2 BB
1B/3B Patrick Leonard: 1-for-3, 2B (20), RBI (37), K

RHP Jaye Chapman: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Class-A Advanced

(1) SS Andrew Velazquez: 0-for-1, R, RBI (13), BB
(1) OF Thomas Milone: 1-for-2, R, 3B (5)

(2) IF Grant Kay: 2-for-3

(2) RHP Nick Sawyer: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K


2B Miles Mastrobuoni: 1-for-5, RBI (13), 2 K
OF Garrett Whitley: 2-for-5, K, SB (15)
1B Nathaniel Lowe: 2-for-4, R, RBI (31), BB
3B Jim Haley: 1-for-4, R, 2B (4), RBI (15), BB, 2 K
C Jose Rojas: 1-for-4, 2B (7), RBI (14)
C Chris Betts: 1-for-3, BB
SS Jonathan Popadics: 2-for-4, R, 2B (5), K

LHP Porter Clayton: W (3-1), 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
RHP Joe Serrapica: S (7), 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Rookie (Princeton)

OF Eleardo Cabrera: 1-for-5, RBI (32), 2 K
1B Bobby Melley: 2-for-2, 2 BB
OF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB, K

RHP Hector Lopez: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K
RHP Austin Sweet: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
RHP Bryce Zak: W (1-1), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Rookie (GCL)

C Justin O’Conner: 1-for-5, R, RBI (5)
IF Michael Brosseau: 1-for-5, 2 R, 2B (9)
SS Kevin Santiago: 2-for-2, 2 R, 2B (4), HR (2), 2 RBI (10), 2 BB
1B Gilbert Marrero: 2-for-4, 2 R, K
OF Moises Gomez: 1-for-3, R, 2B (6), RBI (10), K
OF Ryan Calloway: 2-for-4, 3 RBI (6)

RHP Nicholas Padilla: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
LHP Tyler House: H (1), 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Norfolk 6:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Eddie Gamboa (5-4, 2.73) v. Andy Oliver (3-1, 2.32)

Montgomery @ Chattanooga 2:15 PM ET (radio stream)
Hunter Wood (4-2, 4.09) v. Felix Jorge (1-3, 4.78)

Charlotte v. Bradenton 12:35 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Yeudy Garcia (5-8, 2.88)

Bowling Green v. Great Lakes 3:05 PM ET (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Blake Bivens (6-4, 2.75) v. Yadier Alvarez (2-1, 2.36)

Both games will be seven innings

Hudson Valley @ Tri-City 5:00 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Sebastian Kessay (3-1, 4.12)

Princeton @ Pulaski 4:00 PM ET (radio stream) *DOUBLEHEADER*

Both games will be seven innings

GCL Rays are off

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
56-72, T-2nd in IL South
Offense: 462 R (13th) .687 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.55 ERA (8th) 1.31 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B Trey Mancini (8), RHP Mike Wright (10), OF Dariel Alvarez (13), 1B/OF Christian Walker (14), RHP Oliver Drake (21), RHP Parker Bridwell (22), OF Mike Yastrzemski (25)

Chattanooga Lookouts (Minnesota)
29-25, T-2nd in SL North
Offense: 557 R (3rd) .700 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.64 ERA (5th) 1.30 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Tyler Jay (5), RHP Kohl Stewart (8), LHP Stephen Gonsalves (9), RHP Nick Burdi (10), C Stuart Turner (16), SS Engelb Vielma (18), RHP Felix Jorge (24), RHP Trevor Hildenberger (27), LHP Mason Melotakis (28), RHP Ryan Eades (31)

Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh)
27-29, 5th in FSL South
Offense: 585 R (1st) .720 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.60 ERA (8th) 1.31 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Cole Tucker (7), RHP Nick Kingham (13), 3B/OF Jordan Luplow (14), RHP Yeudy Garcia (16), LHP Stephen Tarpley (17), 2B/3B Kevin Kramer (28)

Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
25-28, 4th in MWL East
Offense: 476 R (11th) .654 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.52 ERA (9th) 1.23 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Omar Estevez (10), IF Brendon Davis (25)

Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston)
32-28, 3rd in NYPL Stedler
Offense: 310 R (1st) .747 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 4.23 ERA (13th) 1.34 WHIP (13th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Daz Cameron (5), SS Miguelangel Sierra (25), OF Ronnie Dawson

Pulaski Yankees
22-30, 5th (Last) in AL East
Offense: 237 R (9th) .725 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 4.69 ERA (8th) 1.42 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Wilkerman Garcia (9), LHP Jeff Degano (23), SS Dermis Garcia (31), OF Blake Rutherford