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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Arencibia's four RBIs carry Durham

David Olmedo-Barrera and Manny Sanchez each had two RBIs for Bowling Green

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Cobb, Mikie Mahtook, and Matt Duffy all made a rehab appearance for Charlotte last night. Cobb started and allowed one run in three innings. Mahtook and Duffy both went 1-for-3 while Mahtook also walked in one plate appearance.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (52-61)

The long ball propelled the Bulls to a win in a 6-2 victory over the Norfolk Tides. Eddie Gamboa allowed a run in the first, but Casey Gillaspie tied the game back up with a solo home run in the next inning. J.P. Arencibia knocked a two-run double, but Gamboa gave up another run in the fourth. He pitched into the sixth inning and earned his fifth win as the offense gave him plenty of support. The bullpen was lights-out from then on, surrendering just one hit through the rest of the game. Arencibia blasted a two-run home run in the seventh to add some insurance.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (21-19)

The game got away from Montgomery in their 10-2 loss to the Jackson Generals. Yonny Chirnos was charged with five runs in his second loss with the Biscuits, allowing nine hits and two walks while pitching five-plus innings. Jordan Harrison surrendered three runs while recording just one out, and Jared Mortensen gave up two more in 1.2 innings. Montgomery got their only runs from a Kean Wong groundout and Armando Araiza single.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (20-18)

Charlotte came back late to pull of a comeback 2-1 win over the Palm Beach Cardinals. Alex Cobb went three innings in his relief appearance, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two. The bats remained silent from the second inning until the seventh, when Jake Cronenworth pinch-hit for the rehabbing Matt Duffy and hit a RBI fielder's choice to plate the also-rehabbing Mikie Mahtook. Jonah Heim also hit into a fielder's choice to score the go-ahead run in the eighth. Steve Ascher earned the win with three no-hit innings and Diego Castilla nabbed the save, retiring the last two batters of the game.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (26-13)

Bowling Green's offense broke out for several multi-run innings in their 8-2 win over the Lansing Lugnuts. David Olmedo-Barrera broke open the scoring in the second with a two-run double, and Manny Sanchez plated Olmedo-Barrera with a single. David Rodriguez also hit a RBI double and came around to score on a Kewby Meyer single. The Hot Rods had five runs before Genesis Cabrera allowed two runs in the bottom of the fifth, ending his day on the mound. Cabrera collected his eighth win despite allowing eight hits and a walk and managing just three strikeouts. Manny Sanchez hit a RBI single in the eighth and the Hot Rods added two runs thanks to an error and a passed ball to round out their scoring.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (24-22)

Hudson Valley's pitching surrendered ten hits in their 6-1 loss to the Brooklyn Cyclones. Brock Burke took his second loss this year, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks in 4.2 innings. Deivy Mendez kept the Renegades off the board in his 1.1 innings of work, but Porter Clayton gave up two more runs in three innings of relief. Garrett Whitley scored Hudson Valley's lone run on a wild pitch.

Rookie Princeton Rays (21-17)

Princeton was postponed due to rain. They were scheduled to play a doubleheader yesterday, but will instead make it up today and tomorrow. Back-to-back doubleheaders must do wonders.

Rookie GCL Rays (13-22)

The GCL Rays were postponed due to rain. The game will be made up at a later date.


Notable Performances


OF Dayron Varona: 2-for-4, 2 R
C J.P. Arencibia: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B (14), HR (11), 4 RBI (33)
1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-3, R, HR (2), RBI (4)
OF Johnny Field: 1-for-4, 2B (14), RBI (16), K
IF Juniel Querecuto: 2-for-3, R

RHP Eddie Gamboa: W (5-3), 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
LHP Adam Kolarek: H (6), 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
RHP Parker Markel: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Tyler Sturdevant: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K


1B/OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-4, R, 2B (21), K
OF Granden Goetzman: 2-for-4
2B Kean Wong: 1-for-4, RBI (41)
C Armando Araiza: 1-for-4, RBI (4)

RHP Kyle Winkler: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Class-A Advanced

OF Mikie Mahtook: 1-for-3, BB
SS Jake Cronenworth: 0-for-1, RBI (8)
OF Grant Kay: 1-for-3, R, BB, SB (13)
C Jonah Heim: 1-for-4, RBI (1), K
IF Andrew Velazquez: 2-for-4, R, K

RHP Alex Cobb: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
RHP Hunter Wood: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
LHP Steve Ascher: W (1-0), 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Diego Castilla: S (2), 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K


C David Rodriguez: 1-for-4, 2 R, 2B (14), RBI (52), BB, K
1B Kewby Meyer: 4-for-5, 3 R, 2B (6), RBI (23)
OF David Olmedo-Barrera: 2-for-4, R, 2B (11), 2 RBI (28)
OF Manny Sanchez: 3-for-3, 2 RBI (29), BB

RHP Roel Ramirez: S (2), 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K


OF Garrett Whitley: 2-for-4, R
1B Nathaniel Lowe: 2-for-3, BB, K
C Chris Betts: 1-for-3, BB, 2 K

RHP Deivy Mendez: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham v. Gwinnett 7:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Jacob Faria (3-2, 4.73) v. TBA

Montgomery @ Tennessee 7:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Taylor Guerrieri (11-5, 4.19) v. Tyler Skulina (4-10, 5.79)

Charlotte v. Fort Myers 6:35 PM ET (radio stream)

Bowling Green @ Lansing 7:05 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Ryan Borucki (7-3, 2.73)

Hudson Valley v. Brooklyn 7:05 PM ET (radio stream)

Princeton @ Pulaski 5:00 PM ET (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER

*The teams will play two seven-inning games*

GCL Rays @ GCL Orioles 12:00 PM ET

Scouting the opposition

Gwinnett Braves
50-62, 2nd in IL South
Offense: 427 R (9th) .681 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.86 ERA (12th) 1.44 WHIP (14th-Last)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Aaron Blair (2), OF Hector Olivera (2), SS Ozzie Albies (4), OF Mallex Smith (8), RHP Lucas Sims (11), LHP Manny Banuelos (12), RHP Chris Ellis (13), RHP Tyrell Jenkins (14), RHP John Gant (16), 3B Rio Ruiz (17), RHP Jason Hursh (21), RHP Shae Simmons (22), RHP Rob Whalen (29), RHP Steve Janas (30), SS Daniel Castro (31), IF Reid Brignac

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
18-21, 4th in SL North
Offense: 427 R (6th) .693 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.99 ERA (8th) 1.39 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Ian Happ (3), RHP Duane Underwood (4), 3B Jeimer Candelario (10), OF Mark Zagunis (11), RHP Paul Blackburn (19), RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (20), RHP Brad Markey (23), C Victor Caratini (24), OF Jacob Hannemann (26), RHP Andury Acevedo (29), RHP David Berg (30)

Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
21-19, 4th in FSL South
Offense: 424 R (8th) .660 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.28 ERA (3rd) 1.30 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Nick Gordon (4), LHP Tyler Jay (5), LHP Stephen Gonsalves (9), LHP Randy Rosario (22), RHP Yorman Landa (23), RHP Felix Jorge (24)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto)
19-21, 4th in MWL East
Offense: 453 R (8th) .666 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.72 ERA (12th) 1.31 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Anthony Alford (1), RHP Connor Greene (2), SS Richard Urena (4), RHP Sean-Reid Foley (5), RHP Jon Harris (6), RHP Justin Maese (9), OF D.J. Davis (10), LHP Ryan Borucki (14), RHP Tom Robson (21), C Danny Jansen (22)

Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
24-22, 2nd in NYPL McNamara
Offense: 164 R (10th) .592 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.04 ERA (4th) 1.18 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Ali Sanchez (15), RHP Justin Dunn, 1B Pete Alonso

Pulaski Yankees
17-21, 5th (Last) in AL East
Offense: 183 R (8th) .733 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 4.42 ERA (7th) 1.37 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Wilkerman Garcia (9), LHP Jeff Degano (23), SS Dermis Garcia (31), OF Blake Rutherford

GCL Orioles
19-17, 3rd in GCL South
Offense: 165 R (4th) .644 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 2.71 ERA (3rd) 1.17 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Brennan Hanifee (4th Round Pick), SS Alexis Torres (5th Round Pick)