Josh Lowe continues his tear in Bowling Green — and for those who missed it, Brent Honeywell, Lucius Fox, and Bulls manager Jared Sandberg will represent the Rays in the Futures Game.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (48-31)
Durham’s offense failed to make an impact in their 4-0 loss to the Indianapolis Indians. Pirates prospect Steven Brault tossed eight shutout innings, yielding four hits and zero walks with nine strikeouts. Brent Honeywell held his own but only got through five innings with eight hits and three earned runs. It wasn’t a great game, and his ERA holds at 4.91 in AAA to this point in the season. The Bulls scattered six hits over the shutout.
Willy Adames 0-for-4 2 K
Johnny Field 1-for-4 K
Jake Bauers 1-for-4 2 K
Casey Gillaspie 1-for-3 2 K
Brent Honeywell 5 IP 8 H 3 ER 7 K 3 BB
Jose Alvarado 1 2⁄3 IP H ER K BB
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits
Montgomery took part in a doubleheader, losing game one by a score of 2-1 to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and playing six innings before another weather suspension ended game 2. In the first matchup, resuming the suspended matchup from last night, Benton Moss took over for Greg Harris and turned in a solid 6 1⁄3 innings. He yielded two unearned runs behind a shaky Biscuits defense. A run would come home on a Nick Ciuffo throwing an error, and another run would come later in the inning, put Montgomery behind 2-0 early. The Biscuits bats would struggle to score off former standout pitching prospect Deck McGuire. He would run through six shutout innings with ten strikeouts. The Biscuits would score their only run in the eighth inning after Justin O’Conner came home on a wild pitch. McGuire would pick up the win and move to 7-5 while Benton Moss took the tough-luck loss, dropping him to 1-2. As for game 2, Montgomery battled back from a 2-0 deficit to lead 4-2, but the game was halted in the bottom of the sixth with two runners on base, a pivotal point in the game, for weather.
Grant Kay 2-for-4 3B 2 K
Justin o’Conner 2-for-3 R BB
Nick Ciuffo 0-for-4 3 K
Justin Williams 0-for-4 2 K
Benton Moss 6 1⁄3 IP 4 H 2 R (0 ER) 6 K 0 BB
Advanced-A Port Charlotte Stone Crabs (34-40)
The game was suspended in the fourth inning with Charlotte leading the Tampa Yankees 2-0. Travis Ott pitched 4 shutout innings with five strikeouts and zero walks before the suspension. Angel Moreno and David Rodriguez each drove in a run on a single.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (34-41)
The Lansing Lugnuts and Hot Rods slugged out an 11-9 win for Bowling Green. The bats got going early, as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled in a run and Mitch Nay grabbed an RBI on a ground out in the first inning. Bowling Green replied with a Garrett Whitley two-run double. Josh Lowe singled him in to give Bowling Green a 3-2 advantage. Bo Bichette homered to tie the game in the third inning, and the Lugnuts would add another run to take a 4-3 lead. Josh Lowe crushed a three-run home run in the top of the fourth to put the Hot Rods on top 6-4. Garrett Whitley added two in the fifth inning with a single, and Jonah Heim's eighth inning RBI double would make it 9-4. The Hot Rod pen would falter in the last two innings, giving up five runs and the lead. Jonah Heim would bail them out in the tenth inning with a go-ahed two run home run and Bowling Green would hold on to win, 11-9. Josh Lowe has now hit a home run in three of his last four games.
Josh Lowe 3-for-6 HR 4 RBI R K
Lucius Fox 0-for-4 R 2 BB 2 K
Jonah Heim 3-for-6 HR 3 RBI R 2B K
Garrett Whitley 2-for-3 3B 4 RBI 2 R BB SB CS
Adrian Rondon 1-for-3 2 R BB
Bobby Melley 3-for-4 2B 2 R 2 BB K
Peter Bayer 3 IP 0 H 0 ER 3 BB 8 K
Class-A Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (6-3)
Hudson Valley put together a late comeback to tie it a two in the seventh inning but ultimately fell 5-2 to the Lowell Spinners. Mikey York put together a solid six-inning start, allowing two runs and striking out eight with zero walks. Hudson Valley would put up two runs in the seventh but immediately gave up three runs in the eighth. The loss dropped Hudson Valley to 6-3 in anticipation of top draft pick Brendan McKay’s arrival.
Vidal Brujan 0-for-3 2 BB 2 K
Oscar Rojas 1-for-4 R K
Mikey York 6 IP 5 H 2 ER 8 K 0 BB
Rookie Level Princeton Rays (1-7)
Princeton struggled to score and prevent runs in an 11-1 loss to the Bristol Pirates. Pirates' prospect Braeden Ogle shut out Princeton for five innings, albeit with five walks. The Pirates scored early and often, piling up 11 runs just five innings into the ball game. The loss dropped Princeton to a lackluster 1-7 clip.
Rookie Rays DSL 1 (6-17)
The Rays fell to the Astros in walk-off fashion, 2-1. Johan Lopez scored on one of two Astro’s errors, and the Rays lead 1-0 for the majority of the game. Jhoanbert Cedeno tried to shut down the final six outs, but yielded two runs in the ninth, sinking the DSL1 Rays to 6-17.
Rookie Rays DSL 2 (10-12)
The Rays second DSL team got roughed up in a 12-0 against the Red Sox. It was a tough day on the pitching and hitting side, as the bats got no-hit and the staff allowed twelve runs on eleven hits.
Rookie GCL (0-4)
It took an extra inning for the Gulf Coast League Rays to lose to the Gulf Coast Red Sox by a score of 3-2. Jonathan Aranda colleced three hits and Pedro Diaz homered for the Rays.