Rays affiliates put a lot of runs on the board as a whole and played late into the night. An afternoon double header sweep by the Durham Bulls and a thirteen inning loss by the Montgomery Biscuits. The offenses were led by Willy Adames, Garrett Whitley, and Ryan Boldt.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (11-5)
In game one of the double header of the game that was suspended in the fourth inning on Friday night the Durham Bulls beat the Louisville Bats 6-2. Justin Marks allowed two runs in the start over three innings. Andrew Kitteridge picked up the ball when the game resumed and threw three innings of baseball keeping the Bats scoreless. Patrick Leonard was at bat when the Bulls scored their first three runs. Willy Adames and Jake Bauers scored on a fielding error on a Leonard ball in the fourth inning and Adames scored on a Leonard single in the eighth. In the ninth Adames came through with a bases clearing three run double to put the game away for the Bulls. Bauers had two hits and a walk. Adames added three hits including two doubles.
Jacob Faria took the mound in the Bulls 7-1 victory in the seven inning game two of the double header. Faria pulled a Blake Snell impersonation going five innings while striking out six and walking five. He allowed one run on four hits. The Bulls were the first on the scoreboard with a two run second inning. Kean Wong drove in the first run with a bases loaded walk before Cade Gotta drove in the second run with a sacrifice fly. The Bulls tacked on single runs in the fourth and fifth innings on an RBI double by Willy Adames and an RBI single by Michael McKenry. The Bulls added three more in the seventh on a Curt Casali RBI double and two RBI single by Dayron Varona.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (8-7)
The Montgomery Biscuits blew a 4-2 lead in the top of the ninth on the way to eventually losing the game 8-4 in thirteen innings. Greg Harris received the start and allowed single runs in the first and third to put the Biscuits down 2-0 before the offense came back. Harris went five innings allowing two unearned runs and five hits while striking out seven and walking two. Joe McCarthy put the Biscuits on the scoreboard with his first homer of the season in the fifth inning. Grant Kay added a 2 RBI single in the sixth. Nathan Lukes added a RBI single in the seventh to put the Biscuits up 4-2. In the top of the ninth the Kyle Winkler got in a jam allowing two walks before handing the ball to Brad Schreiber with two outs. Schreiber couldn’t get the final out before allowing the tying run to score after a wild pitch scored one and a Connor Lien RBI single. Bats for both teams went quiet until the thirteenth when the Mississippi Braves put up four with a Joey Meneses RBI single ahead of a three run homer by Adam Brett Walker II. Colby Rasmus made his first rehab appearance since colliding with Ryan Boldt going one for three with a double and two strikeouts.
Class A-Advanced Port Charlotte Stone Crabs (7-10)
Blake Bivens received the start for the Port Charlotte Stone Crabs in their 10-6 victory over the Palm Beach Cardinals. Bivens allowed five runs over seven innings. Cardinal bats were swinging early and collected twelve hits including two homers against the right hander. Bivens struck out six and issued one walk in his 87 pitch performance. The Stone Crabs exploded for seven runs in the third. Brett Sullivan put the Stone Crabs on the board with a RBI single ahead of a bases clearing three run double by Ryan Boldt. Dalton Kelly followed with an RBI single. David Olmedo-Barrera capped off the scoring with an RBI double. David Rodriguez added an RBI single in the seventh. Kevin Padlo drove in the final run of the evening for the Stone Crabs with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Ryan Boldt led the offense with three hits, three RBI, and a run scored.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (8-7)
The Bowling Green Hot Rods roared out to a 8-0 lead after three, but couldn’t hold on for the win as they lost 12-10. Rene Pinto got the scoring started with a RBI double in the second. Garrett Whitley followed with a RBI single ahead of a Miles Mastrobuoni RBI single. In the third inning Pinto opened the flood gates with a sacrifice fly followed by a RBI single by Lucius Fox, Whitley 2-RBI double, and RBI single by Mastrobuoni. The offense went quiet until Whitley added a RBI triple in the ninth ahead of a Mastrobuoni sacrifice fly. Whitley led the offense with three hits, three runs scored, and four RBI.
1B Jake Bauers: 2-for-4, 2 R, K, BB
SS Willy Adames: 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
DH Casey Gillaspie: 0-for-3, 2 BB
3B Patrick Leonard: 1-for-4, 2 RBI
LHP Justin Marks: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 K, 4 BB
RHP Andrew Kitteridge: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 K, 0 BB
1B Jake Bauers: 1-for-3, R, K, BB
SS Willy Adames: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, K
3B Patrick Leonard: 2-for-4, R, K
C Curt Casali: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB
DH Michael McKenry: 2-for-3, BB, K
2B Kolten Wong: 1-for-3, R, RBI, BB
RHP Jacob Faria: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 6 K, 5 BB
OF Justin Williams: 2-for-5, R, K
C Justin O’Conner: 1-for-4, 2B, R, K, BB
DH Nick Ciuffo: 0-for-5, 3 K, BB
OF/1B Joe McCarthy: 1-for-5, HR, R, RBI, K, BB
RHP Greg Harris: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 7K, 2 BB
LHP Jose Alvarado: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 K, 0 BB
RHP Diego Castillo: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 K, 0 BB
LHP Kyle Bird: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 K, 0 BB
SS Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-5, 3B, R, K, BB
OF Ryan Boldt: 3-for-5, R, 3 RBI
DH Brett Sullivan: 1-for-5, R, RBI
3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-4, R, RBI
C David Rodriguez: 2-for-4, 2B, R, RBI, K
RHP Blake Bivens: 7 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 6K, 1 BB, 2 HRA
OF Garrett Whitley: 3-for-5, 2B, 3B, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 K
DH Adrian Rondon: 1-for-4, 2 R, K, BB
C Rene Pinto: 1-for-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
SS Lucius Fox: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
OF Josh Lowe: 1-for-6, 2 K