Triple-A Durham Bulls (56-34)
The Bulls got back to work following the Triple-A all-star game, defeating the Norfolk Tide 2-1. Yonny Chirinos continued his standout performance in AAA with another strong outing, going 5 innings and allowing one run on five hits, one walk and striking out four. There wasn't much offense to be had, but the Bulls picked up two runs on a second inning Ryan Brett double and held the rest of the game. Willy Adames had the day off after participating in the all-star festivities.
Jake Bauers 0-for-1 3 BB
Kean Wong 3-for-4 2 2B CS
Jake Hager 2-for-4 R
Ryan Brett 1-for-3 2 2B 2 RBI
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (48-43)
Montgomery slugged and pitched their way past the Jackson Generals in a 6-1 win. Grant Kay launched a solo home run in the third inning to extend the Biscuits' lead to 2-0. The Generals replied with a run, drawing the scoe to 2-1. In the eighth inning, Dalton Kelly doubled in another run, giving the Biscuits a bit more insurance. Nick Ciuffo raked a two run home run in the top of the ninth, and Nathan Lukes soon followed with a solo home run to pad the lead at 6-1. Genesis Cabrera continued his breakout season, tossing seven innings of one fun ball, despite allowing ten base runners (nine hits and one walk).
Genesis Cabrera 7 IP 9 H ER 6 K BB
Dalton Kelly 1-for-3 2B RBI SB
Nathan Lukes 2-for-5 HR RBI R
Nick Ciuffo 2-for-4 HR 2 RBI R K
Andrew Velasquez 1-for-3 R RBI BB 2 K 2 SB
Justin Williams 0-for-3 BB 2 K
Joe McCarthy 1-for-4 R BB
Advanced-A Port Charlotte Stone Crabs (39-46)
After getting rained out yesterday, the Crabs played a couple of seven inning shortened games today to make up for the lost game.
In the first game, the Crabs fell to the Fort Myers Miracle 4-3. In the third inning, Jake Cronenworth drove in two with a double and Brandon Lowe brought him home with a single. With a 3-1 lead in the soxth inning and two men on base, Drew Smith gave up the tying run on a double, and then the go-ahead run on an eunsuing single. The Crabs wouldn't recover, and lose 4-3.
In the second matchup, the Miracle got the best of Port Charlotte again, defeating them 5-3. The Miracle put together a five run fourth inning in part due to Kevin Padlo's throwing error. Brock Burke couldn't get out of that inning and the Crabs were down a substantial 5-0 early on. The Crabs would rebuttal in the fifth posting three runs including a two run double from Jake Cronenworth. But it wasn't enough to stave off defeat, losing 5-3.
Peter Maris 3-for-4 R
Brandon Lowe 1-for-3 RBI 2 K
Ryan Boldt 1-for-2 BB CS
Kevin Padlo 0-for-2 BB K
Jake Cronenworth 1-for-3 2B 2 RBI R 2 K
Jake Cronenworth 1-for-4 2B 2 RBI K
Kevin Padlo 0-for-3 2 K
Ryan Boldt 2-for-3 2B R
Nathaniel Lowe 1-for-3 RBI R K
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (44-44)
On a tough offensive day for the Hot Rods, the pithing stepped down and shined in a 2-1 victory over the Kane County Cougars. It was knotted at one in the sixth inning until Bobby Melley drove in Jonah Heim on a sacrifice fly. The bullpen, in a combined effort from Joe Serripica and Orlando Romero, struck out eight over the final four innings to secure the win.
Josh Lowe 0-for-5 4 K
Lucius Fox 2-for-4 2 2B K
Garret Whitley 0-for-3 BB K
Jonah Heim 1-for-4 2 R 2 K
Robbie Tenerowicz 2-for-4 2 2B 2 K
Michael Brosseau 2-for-4 2B K CS
Short-Season Class-A Hudson Valley Renegades (8-14)
The Renegades edged pit the West Virginia Black Bears 2-1. In a tight pitcher's duel, Vidal Brujan's go-ahead RBI triple in the sixth was enough to secure Hudson Valley the win. The Renegades move to 8-14 on the season, with Brendan McKay ready to join the team shortly.
Rookie-Level Princeton Rays (8-13)
Princeton was able to walk off the Danville Braves, 6-5. Each team jumped out for a couple early runs, tying at 2-2 after the second inning. The Braves pushed across three runs in the top of the eighth, taking a 5-2 lead. The Rays rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth, walking off on a failed double play. The win brings Princeton up to 8-13 on the season.
Rookie-Level Rays DSL 1 (10-25)
The Rays first DSL team fell at the hands of Oakland's DSL team 4-1. The Rays were sunk after allowing a pair of home runs, and the bats couldn't respond. The loss dropped the Rays to 10-25 on the season.
Rookie-Level Rays DSL 2 (19-16)
DSL Rays 2 fared better in their contest, taking down the DSL Indians/Brewers 7-3. Fueled by a 12 hit attack, the Rays were able to put up 7 runs. Paired with Edisson Gonzalez strong start (4 IP H 0 ER 8 K 0 BB), it was a good win for the Rays. This victory puts them at 19-16 on the season.
Rookie-Level GCL Rays (6-10)
The Gulf Coast Rays bested the Gulf Coast Red Sox 5-0. Starter Wilson Garcia provided five shut out innings while Carlos Vargas contributed three hits and RBI in the win.