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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Ramos homers with Durham

Wilson Ramos moved to Triple A to continue his rehab assignment and went deep

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Triple-A Durham Bulls (39-24)

Wilson Ramos hit his first home run in the organization, but it wasn't enough in Durham's 3-2 loss to Columbus. His solo shot in the first gave the Bulls the early 1-0 lead, but the Clippers responded with two off Yoel Espinal in the bottom of the first. Espinal's spot start was not particularly effective -- he walked seven and lasted just 2 1/3 innings. Michael McKenry's RBI single tied the game in the sixth, but Ryan Brett's inning-ending double play with the bases loaded prevented further damage. Jeff Ames hit a batter and was charged with the unearned winning run in the eighth.

DH Wilson Ramos: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
SS Willy Adames: 1-for-5, 3 K
1B Casey Gillaspie: 0-for-4, 2 K
OF Johnny Field: 0-for-5, 2 K
C Mike Marjama: 0-for-1, 3 BB

RHP Yoel Espinal: 2 1/3 IP, 0 H, 2 ER, 7 BB, 3 K
RHP Ryan Garton: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (34-31)

Montgomery's 11th-inning comeback came up short in a 9-8 loss to Chattanooga. In the ninth, Riley Unroe tripled in the tying run with one out, but the Biscuits couldn't push him across to win the game then. After the Lookouts scored three off Tyler Brashears in the top half of the inning, the Biscuits loaded the bases with none out in their half of the inning. However, three straight groundouts could only plate two runs and ended the game. Justin O'Conner homered early in the game, and Hunter Wood struck out nine and allowed four runs in six innings.

1B Joe McCarthy: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
OF Justin Williams: 0-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 K
C Nick Ciuffo: 0-for-5, 2 K
OF Cade Gotta: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB
C Justin O'Conner: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 K
SS Andrew Velazquez: 0-for-5, 3 K
IF Michael Russell: 4-for-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 SB
2B Riley Unroe: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K

RHP Hunter Wood: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 9 K
RHP Tyler Brashears: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (29-31)

Charlotte was postponed.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (30-33)

Bowling Green was postponed.

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


Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham @ Columbus 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (5-5, 4.70) v. Michael Peoples (1-3, 7.31)

Montgomery @ Mississippi 8 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. Tyler Pike (0-0, -.--)

Charlotte @ Fort Myers 5:30 PM (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Travis Ott (1-0, 4.40) v. Lewis Thorpe (0-2, 1.38)
Brock Burke* (0-1, 7.71) v. Dereck Rodriguez* (5-2, 2.51)

Both games will be seven innings

Bowling Green v. West Michigan 7:05 PM (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER

Both games will be seven innings

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Columbus Clippers (Cleveland)
31-32 (2nd in IL West)
Offense: 274 R (5th) .750 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 4.55 ERA (12th) 1.43 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Yandy Diaz (11), RHP Adam Plutko (16), Shawn Morimando (19), RHP Julian Merryweather (23), 1B Nellie Rodriguez (25), RHP Shawn Armstrong (31), OF Richie Shaffer, IF Josh Wilson

Mississippi Braves
Offense: 253 R (5th) .665 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.76 ERA (8th) 1.28 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Kolby Allard (3), RHP Mike Soroka (4), OF Ronald Acuna (6), LHP Max Fried (10), 2B Travis Demeritte (19), LHP Luiz Gohara

Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
Offense: 242 R (8th) .674 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.75 ERA (8th) 1.35 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Luis Arraez (12), LHP Lewis Thorpe (19)

West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit)
41-22 (1st in MWL East)
Offense: 276 R (9th) .694 OPS (10ht)
Pitching: 2.62 ERA (1st) 1.11 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Austin Sodders (16), RHP Zac Houston (23), OF Jacob Robson (25), LHP Gregory Soto (30)