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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Myers strikes out 10

Tobias Myers, acquired in the Tim Beckham trade, struck out a career-best 10 against Brooklyn Saturday

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Brendan McKay played in both games of Hudson Valley’s doubleheader Saturday. For some reason, that interests me the day before he’s expected to pitch, if he’s still going to be pitching Sundays. Prior to the start of his career, I imagined the team giving him the day before pitching off. It’s extremely likely the Rays know what’s best more than I do though.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (73-46)

Slugger Taylor Featherston’s grand slam was key in Durham’s 6-3 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. With none out in the seventh, Featherston’s swing erased a 3-1 Bulls deficit. An inning later, Patrick Leonard went deep to add insurance. Michael Roth struck out eight and gave up three runs in 5 13 innings, and Andrew Kittredge fired two scoreless innings of relief.

SS Willy Adames: 1-for-4
1B Patrick Leonard: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
RF Taylor Featherston: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI

LHP Michael Roth: 5 13 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
RHP Andrew Kittredge: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (28-19)

Montgomery hammered out 14 hits on its way to an 8-5 win over Jackson. The Biscuits set the tone early with three runs over the first couple innings, including Andrew Velazquez’s solo homer in the second. The Generals tied it in the third, but Cade Gotta’s RBI single in the fourth returned the lead to Montgomery. The Biscuits then scored three more times in the fifth. Benton Moss allowed five runs — three earned — in six innings.

OF Joe McCarthy: 0-for-3, 2 BB, 1 K
OF Justin Williams: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
C Nick Ciuffo: 1-for-4, 2 K
SS Andrew Velazquez: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
OF Cade Gotta: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

RHP Benton Moss: 6 IP, 5 H, 5 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 5 K

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (26-21)

David Rodriguez’s ninth-inning single lifted Charlotte to a 5-4 win over Bradenton. Rodriguez has had a tough season, but his two-out hit to score Peter Maris on Saturday proved to be the game winner. Starter Eduar Lopez allowed four runs -- two earned — in 5 2/3 innings, and Travis Ott was credited with the win after throwing 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Kevin Kiermaier was 0-for-4.

DH Kevin Kiermaier: 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
SS Lucius Fox: 0-for-5, 2 K
OF Ryan Boldt: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
C David Rodriguez: 1-for-4, 1 RBI

RHP Eduar Lopez: 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 4 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (29-19)

Bowling Green was hit for seven unanswered runs in a 7-1 loss to Fort Wayne. Jesus Sanchez’s RBI single in the third gave the Hot Rods a lead, but it was brief. The TinCaps tied it in their half of the third, and Fernando Tatis Jr.’s two-run homer in the fifth put them ahead. In his first start off the DL, Angel Yepez exited after throwing two pitches. Pitchers Jayson McKinley, Peter Mayer and Orlando Romero were all charged with runs, but first baseman Bobby Melley was not.

SS Luis Rengifo: 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
OF Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
OF Garrett Whitley: 1-for-4, 1 K
3B Adrian Rondon: 1-for-4, 1 K

RHP Jayson McKinley: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
RHP Orlando Romero: 1 23 IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 2 K
RHP Bobby Melley: one-third IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (27-25)

Hudson Valley got an okay start from Austin Franklin in a Game 1, 4-1 win over Brooklyn. Although he gave up six hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings, he held the Cylones to just one run and struck out five. Bill Pujols’ RBI double in the sixth broke the 1-1 tie.

Tobas Myers struck out 10 in the Renegades’ 6-2 win in Game 2. In his second start in the organization, Myers allowed a run in the first before settling in to punch out 10 and give up two runs on two hits in 5 2/3 innings with no walks. Taylor Wall hit an RBI single off rehabbing Mets starter Matt Harvey as Hudson Valley scored in each of the first four innings.

2B Vidal Brujan (1): 2-for-5, 1 K
2B Vidal Brujan (2): 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB
1B Brendan McKay (1): 0-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
1B Brendan McKay (2): 0-for-2, 1 BB
SS Taylor Walls (2): 1-for-3, 2 RBI
OF Angel Perez (1): 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB
IF Deion Tansel (2): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

RHP Austin Franklin (1): 5 1/3 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
RHP Tobias Myers (2): 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K

Rookie Princeton Rays (19-30)

A rare Appalachian League pitchers duel was won by Princeton in a 2-1 decision over Bluefield. Devin Davis’ RBI single in the first gave Princeton a lead, but Bluefield tied the score a half inning later. The game remained tied until Bryce Brown’s go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh. Starter Josh Fleming allowed a run in three innings, and Dylan Thompson threw four scoreless innings of relief.

C Ronaldo Hernandez: 0-for-4, 1 K

LHP Josh Fleming: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Dylan Thompson: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (17-25)

A wild pitch helped the GCL Rays earn a 3-2 win over the GCL Orioles in 10 innings Saturday. The rehabbing Granden Goetzman started the 10th on second base, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and then scored on the wild pitch. Starter Wilson Garcia allowed a run in 4 23 innings, and Yoel Espinal walked two in 1 13 innings of relief.

OF Granden Goetzman: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

RHP Wilson Garcia: 4 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
RHP Yoel Espinal: 1 13 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K

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 v. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (11-7, 3.74) v. Caleb Smith (9-1, 2.39)

Montgomery v. Jackson 6:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Logan Darnell (3-1, 3.77) v. Alex Young (8-6, 4.00)

Charlotte @ Bradenton 1 PM (radio stream)

Bowling Green @ Fort Wayne 1:05 PM (radio stream)

Hudson Valley v. Brooklyn 5:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)

Princeton v. Bluefield 3 PM (radio stream)
Josh Fleming (1-1, 6.30) v. TBA

The GCL Rays are off

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees)
76-43 (1st in IL North)
Offense: 564 R (1st) .780 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.30 ERA (2nd) 1.17 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Gleyber Torres (1), RHP Chance Adams (8), 3B Miguel Andujar (12), 1B Tyler Austin (16), RHP Giovanny Gallegos (25), RHP Ronald Herrera (27), RHP Jonathan Holder (28), LHP Caleb Smith (31)

Jackson Generals (Arizona)
23-24 (4th in SL North)
Offense: 541 R (1st) .766 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.83 ERA (9th) 1.37 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Domingo Leyba (3), RHP Brad Keller (8), LHP Alex Young (11), LHP Josh Taylor (25), OF Victor Reyes (23), Oscar

Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh)
25-23 (4th in FSL South)
Offense: 508 R (2nd) .730 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.57 ERA (8th) 1.25 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (6), 3B Will Craig (9), RHP Gage Hinsz (12), LHP Taylor Hearn (20), SS Stephen Alemais (29)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (San Diego)
32-16 (2nd in MWL East)
Offense: 498 R (8th) .702 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.24 ERA (11th) 1.31 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Adrian Morejon (5), OF Jorge Ona (12), 3B Hudson Potts (14), SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (17), RHP Mason Thompson (26), RHP Reggie Lawson (31)

Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
15-36 (4th in NYPL McNamara)
Offense: 173 R (14th) .624 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 4.66 ERA (14th) 1.47 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP David Peterson, OF Quinn Brodey

Bluefield Blue Jays
33-17 (2nd in AL East)
Offense: 279 R (2nd) .758 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.92 ERA (3rd) 1.32 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: None