Joshua Lowe's teammate, Adrian Rondon, only batted once before exiting Sunday. I have not seen any follow-up on that.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (53-63)
Jaime Schultz struck out 10, but Gwinnett still got to him in Durham's 5-2 loss. Omar Infante's solo home run in the first put the Bulls down 1-0, but Schultz then struck out the next five batters. After J.P. Arencibia went deep himself in the second to tie the game, Gwinnett took the lead back and added on against Schultz, who allowed four runs -- three earned -- in 5 2/3 innings. Matt Duffy went 0-for-4.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (24-19)
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (22-19)
Charlotte only had one hit, but it made it count in a 2-1 win over Fort Myers. Down 1-0 in the fifth, the Stone Crabs tied the game without that hit. Nick Ciuffo walked, moved to second on Nathan Lukes' bunt, moved up on a wild pitch and scored on Jace Conrad's sacrifice fly. In the seventh, Joe McCarthy finally broke up the no-hitter with his third home run with Charlotte. Greg Harris turned in another great start, striking out seven and allowing just one run over seven innings.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (28-14)
Bowling Green lost its second nine-game winning streak of the second half with an 8-3 loss to West Michigan. The Whitecaps scored a run in both the first and second innings, and they opened up a 6-1 lead with a four-run fourth. Starter Eduar Lopez was charged with seven runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits in four-plus innings, and the Hot Rods were outhit, 13-4. Kevin Padlo was the only batter to reach base twice.
Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (28-20)
Travis Ott failed to break a sweat in Hudson Valley's 3-2 win over Mahoning Valley. The lefty retired the first nine in order, and he was never really in any danger, finishing with six strikeouts in six scoreless innings, only allowing three hits and a walk. The Scrappers went ahead 2-1 in the eighth with two runs -- one earned -- off Deivy Mendez, but Jake Fraley scored to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning, and Chris Betts' sacrifice fly provided the walkoff win in the ninth.
Joshua Lowe was one of four P-Rays to homer, but that couldn't prevent a late meltdown in Princeton's 12-8 loss to Bluefield. In addition to Lowe, Princeton got home runs from Eleardo Cabrera and Emilio Gustave in the first, and Bobby Melley's solo shot in the second helped Princeton get out to a 7-0 lead after three. Starter Hector Lopez struck out eight and only allowed a solo home run in five innings, but the bullpen could not match. Bluefield tallied 11 runs over the final three innings, including six in the ninth. Only half of Bluefield's runs were earned due to six Princeton errors.
Adrian Rondon only batted once before being replaced by Blake Butera.
Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (14-23)
The GCL Rays were off.
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SS Matt Duffy: 0-for-4, 1 K
UT Taylor Motter: 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 K
1B Casey Gillaspie: 0-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
C J.P. Arencibia: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 K
RHP Jaime Schultz: 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 10 K
SS Willy Adames: 1-for-4, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K
1B Jake Bauers: 1-for-5, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K
2B Kean Wong: 3-for-6, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI
RHP Brent Honeywell: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
2B Andrew Velazquez: 0-for-3, 2 K
SS Jake Cronenworth: 0-for-2, 1 BB
1B Joe McCarthy: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
C Nick Ciuffo: 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
OF Nathan Lukes: 0-for-2
OF Thomas Milone: 0-for-3
RHP Greg Harris: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
3B Kevin Padlo: 0-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
RHP Eduar Lopez: 4+ IP, 10 H, 7 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 3 K
OF Jake Fraley: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI
OF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
OF Ryan Boldt: 0-for-4, 1 K
C Chris Betts: 0-for-3, 1 RBI
OF Angel Perez: 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 3B
LHP Travis Ott: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
RHP Deivy Mendez: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 4 K
OF Eleardo Cabrera: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
1B Bobby Melley: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
OF Emilio Gustave: 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
SS Adrian Rondon: 0-for-1, 1 K
3B Joshua Lowe: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
C Rene Pinto: 0-for-5, 1 K
RHP Hector Lopez: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
LHP Dalton Moats: 1 1/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 0 K
RHP Austin Sweet: two-thirds IP, 2 H, 3 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 1 K
Today's games (All probables courtesy milb.com)
Bowling Green v. West Michigan 7:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Michael Velasquez (6-7, 4.99) v.
Hudson Valley v. Mahoning Valley 7:05 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Juan Hillman (3-1, 2.55)
Princeton v. Bluefield 5:05 PM ET (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
TBA v. Osman Gutierrez (2-2, 4.07)
TBA v. Yennsy Diaz (3-3, 4.67)
Both games will be seven innings
GCL Rays v. GCL
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
24-19, 2nd in AL East
Offense: 202 R (6th) .717 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.96 ERA (3rd) 1.29 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Reggie Pruitt (11), RHP Jose Espada (15), RHP Yennsy Diaz (19), OF Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
GCL Red Sox
22-16, 1st in GCL South
Offense: 144 R (13th) .621 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.63 ERA (11th) 1.29 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: None