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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Wood tosses another quality start

Colby Rasmus also continued his rehab assignment with Montgomery

Hunter Wood's beard is a lot better the mustache he had a couple years ago
Hunter Wood's beard is a lot better the mustache he had a couple years ago
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Hunter Wood had a rough first start for Montgomery this season. He allowed three runs and walked five batters in 4 1/3 innings, but in his three starts since, he's been much better. In those three outings combined, he's pitched 19 2/3 innings, allowed six runs, struck out 23.3 percent of opponents and walked just 4.1 percent. The only home run he's allowed this season came Monday night.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (11-6)

Durham was off.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (10-7)

Michael Russell's 10th-inning home run lifted Montgomery to a walk-off 3-2 win over Mississippi. The teams combined for just 10 hits, but fortunately for the Biscuits, two of theirs were homers. Justin Williams hit his third of the season in the first inning, and the rehabbing Colby Rasmus, who went 0-for-2 with a walk, scored a run on Justin O'Conner's third-inning sacrifice fly. Hunter Wood was good over 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (7-10)

Charlotte was off.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (8-9)

Bowling Green came up short in a back-and-forth, 8-6 loss to Dayton in 12 innings. Down 5-2 in the eighth, the Hot Rods pounded Dragons pitching for five singles, including a two-RBI hit from Rene Pinto, to tie the game. Dayton led again in the 11th, but two-out hits from Jesus Sanchez and Michael Brosseau tied the game again. An inning later, they could not erase another deficit after Reimin Ramos allowed two more runs. Nathaniel Lowe homered, and starter Kenny Rosenberg was charged with three runs in 5 1/3 innings.

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


Notable performances


LF Colby Rasmus: 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
OF Justin Williams: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
IF Michael Russell: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K

RHP Hunter Wood: 6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
RHP Brad Schreiber: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K


OF Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-6, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
3B Adrian Rondon: 2-for-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K
SS Lucius Fox: 1-for-3, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
CF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-5, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
2B Robbie Tenerowicz: 0-for-6
1B Michael Brosseau: 3-for-5, 2 R
1B Nathaniel Lowe: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
OF Eleardo Cabrera: 0-for-6, 1 RBI, 4 K
C Rene Pinto: 3-for-6, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K

LHP Kenny Rosenberg: 5 1/3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
RHP Spencer Jones: 2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
RHP Reimin Ramos: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 2 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Syracuse 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (0-1, 4.50) v. Greg Ross (0-0, 0.00)

Montgomery v. Mississippi 11:35 AM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Jose Mujica* (0-0, 3.18) v. Max Fried (0-2, 7.59)

Charlotte v. Dunedin 6:35 PM (radio stream)
Michael Velasquez (0-1, 5.51) v. TBA

Bowling Green v. Dayton 7:35 PM (radio stream)
J.D. Busfield (1-0, 1.64) v. Ryan Olson (2-1, 2.89)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Syracuse Chiefs (Washington)
8-7 (T-2nd in IL North)
Offense: 64 R (8th) .709 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 5.03 ERA (13th) 1.53 WHIP (13th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Pedro Severino (9), RHP Austin Voth (10), OF Rafael Bautista (11), RHP A.J. Cole (13), OF Brian Goodwin (19), 1B Matt Skole (30), OF Joey Butler

Mississippi Braves
8-10 (3rd in SL South)
Offense: 51 R (7th) .689 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.80 ERA (8th) 1.30 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Kolby Allard (3), RHP Mike Soroka (4), RHP Patrick Weigel (9), LHP Max Fried (10), 2B Travis Demeritte (19), C Armando Araiza

Dunedin Blue Jays
9-9 (4th in FSL North)
Offense: 90 R (1st) .748 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.92 ERA (9th) 1.37 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: IF Lourdes Gurriel (3), RHP T.J. Zeuch (8), C Max Pentecost (12), LHP Ryan Borucki (16), LHP Angel Perdomo (18), C Danny Jansen (22), RHP Jordan Romano (24), 2B Cavan Biggio (25)

Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
11-7 (1st in MWL East)
Offense: 77 R (3rd) .685 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.64 ERA (10th) 1.23 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Taylor Trammell (5), C Tyler Stephenson (10), OF T.J. Friedl (15), OF Michael Beltre (23), OF Jose Siri (31)