Justin Williams went deep in a 17-1 laugher for the Biscuits, Garrett Whitley homered for the Hot Rods, and Ryan Yarbrough struck out eight in a Bulls’ loss.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (72-46)
Up against the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Rail Riders, the Bulls couldn't keep up with the two-run frames, falling 6-2. The initial 2-0 lead was provided by a Miguel Andujar RBI single followed by a Billy McKinney RBI double. The lead was extended to 4-0 after Tyler Austin blasted a two-run home run in the fifth. Durbam replied with two runs in the bottom half of the fifth, including a Willy Adames RBI double, but the Bulls offense didn't do much outside of that inning. A two-run home run by Billy McKinney in the seventh inning sealed the win for Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Despite the loss, Durham sots at a robust 72-46 for the season.
Willy Adames 2-for-4 2B RBI 2 K
Jake Bauers 1-for-4 2B 2 K
Ryan Yarbrough 5 IP 9 H 4 ER 8 K BB
Ryne Stanek 1 1⁄3 IP H 3 K BB
Jaime Schultz IP H 2 K
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (65-52)
The Biscuits had a double header of sorts today, playing two shortened makeup games for yesterday’s postponement. Game one was a one sided slugfest. Jackson started off with a lead, with Kevin Cron going yard in the top of the first. From that point, it was all Biscuits. Montgomery pounded out eight hits and drew fives walks in just the first inning, throwing up an eleven spot to start the game. The win was punctuating by Justin Williams going bridge in the fifth inning, and Montgomery hit their way to a 17-1 win. While the bats were sizzling in this one, new Rays' prospect Anthony Misiewicz provided five solid innings of one-run ball.
Joe McCarthy 2-for-3 2B 3B 3 RBI 3 R 2 BB SB
Brett Sullivan 2-for-4 2B R 2 RBI R
Brandon Lowe 1-for-4 2B 2 RBI R K
Dalton Kelly 2-for-4 2 2B 3 RBI 2 R 2 BB K
Justin Williams 2-for-4 HR RBI 2 R BB
Montgomery came out on top in game two as well, defeating the Jackson Generals 6-2. Another seven inning contest, the offense in this game was a little more tamed. Still, Andrew Velasquez started the scoring off with a first inning home run, and Montgomery added two more runs in the second inning. Genesis Cabrera showed fantastic stuff in this start, logging six innings and yielding two runs (one earned) with nine punch outs. The Biscuits would pish across three more runs before the finale and took the game 6-2. With the double header sweep, the Biscuits hold a 28-19 second half record.
Andrew Velasquez 2-for-4 HR RBI 2 R
Dalton Kelly 2-for-2 RBI R BB
Genesis Cabrera 6 IP 3 H 3 R (2 ER) 9 K 3 BB
Class-A Advanced Port Charlotte Stone Crabs (56-58)
The Crabs topped the Bradenton Marauders 6-1 on the strength of two big innings and a complete staff effort. The Crabs put up three runs in the fifth inning, puncuated by a David Rodriguez two-run single. In the seveth inning, three more runs were added, this time including a two-out RBI single from former Nebraska standout Ryan Boldt. The pitching staff, lead by former Padres' farmhand Burch Smoth, outmatched the Bradenton lineup and only let up one run and six hits in the game. The Stone Crabs now sit at 25-21 in the second half.
Ryan Boldt 1-for-4 RBI SB
Kevin Padlo 0-for-4 2 K
Peter Maris 2-for-4 RBI BB
Thomas Milone 3-for-4 2B 2 R
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (60-54)
The Hot Rods couldn't hold onto a four run lead in the seventh inning, falling to the Fort Wayne Tin Caps 8-7. Bowling Green got out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning, and Garrett Whitley stretched it to 5-0 with a third inning solo home-run. Fernando Tatis Jr. and G.K. Young each hit HRs to climb back into the game, making the score 5-3. With a 7-3 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning Chris Pike struggled to get batters out, and left the game with runners on first and second, one out, and a 7-6 lead. Joe Serripica couldn't find the strikezome and walked three men, including two runs. The Tin Caps would hold the lead for a win. Bowling Green is now 29-18 in the second half.
Garrett Whitley 1-for-4 HR RBI 2 R 2 K BB
Jesus Sanchez 1-for-4 R 3 K
Adrian Rondon 1-for-3 R BB
Josh Lowe 0-for-4 2 K
Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades
Game was suspended due to rain, tied at 1-1 in the top of the sixth
Rookie-Level Princeton Rays (18-30)
Game was cancelled due to rain
Rookie-Level DSL Rays1 (19-36)
In a shortened seven inning matchup against the DSL Braves, the Rays topped the Braves 2-0. Rafael Prensa and Jose Alejandro combined for the seven inning shutout. RBI from Jose Pereira and Ferman Villasmil was all the offense the Rays needed on their way to a 2-0 win. The win brings the DSL Rays1 record up to 19-36
Rookie-Level DSL Rays2 (32-25)
The second Dominican Summer League Rays squad just missed a win, getting edged by the DSL Pirates 4-3. Starter Edisson Gonzalez tossed five shutout innings with seven strikeouts and no walks, but the bullpen struggled to hold onto the lead. The Pirates put two on the board in the sixth, and added one single markers in the seventh and eighth inning, leading to their eventual 4-3 win. The loss dropped the second Dominican Summer League team to a still solid 32-25.
Rookie-Level GCL Rays (16-25)
The Gulf Coast Rays failed to score in against the GCL Orioles, losing 3-0. The Orioles picked up three early runs in the first three innings and rode a team shutout to the Rays’ 3-0 loss. The loss dropped the Rays to 16-25.