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Rays DOTF 8/17: Burch Smith throws 6 no hit innings

Jake Bauers and Jesus Sanchez homered for the second consecutive game.

Tampa Bay Rays Photo Day Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Burch Smith is alive. Smith continues his rehab from Tommy John surgery that has seen him miss the better part of three years. Wednesday night’s gem was nice to see out of a guy that the Rays received as part of the Wil Myers trade.

Top prospects Jake Bauers and Jesus Sanchez homered for the second straight night. Bowling Green continued their offensive onslaught with another double digit run night.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (74-48)

The Durham Bulls defeated the Syracuse Chief 3-2. The Bulls went with a bullpen day with Mike Broadway getting the start. Chaz Roe struck out all four batters faced and Ryne Stanek worked a clean ninth inning for the save. The Bulls turned to power to win the game in the sixth inning. Jake Bauers tied the game at two with a solo shot. Two batters later Patrick Leonard hit a homer to score the game winning run.

SS Willy Adames: 0-for-4, BB, 2 K
OF Jake Bauers: 2-for-3, HR (12), R, 2 RBI, BB, SB (15)
1B Patrick Leonard: 1-for-4, HR (10), R, RBI
2B Jake Hager: 2-for-3, R

RHP Chih-Wei Hu: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Hunter Wood: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 K, 0 BB
RHP Chaz Roe: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 K, 0 BB
RHP Ryne Stanek: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, 0 BB

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (68-53)

The Montgomery Biscuits fell to the Birmingham Barons 9-4. Almost all the scoring was done in the front four frames as Birmingham sprinted out to a 9-3 lead. Nick Ciuffo led the way with two hits and a walk. Anthony Misiewicz got hit around and wasn’t helped by his defense as he allowed eight runs, four earned, in 2.1 innings.

OF Joe McCarthy: 0-for-5, 2 K
DH Grant Kay: 2-for-4, R, RBI, 2 K, SB (14)
1B Dalton Kelly: 0-for-4, R, K
OF Justin Williams: 1-for-3, 2B (16), R, RBI, K, BB
C Nick Ciuffo: 2-for-3, 2B (24), RBI, BB
2B Brandon Lowe: 1-for-4, K

RHP Anthony Misiewicz: 2.1 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 5 K, 2 BB, 1 HRA

Class A-Advanced Port Charlotte Stone Crabs (61-59)

The Charlotte Stone Crabs defeated the Jupiter Hammerheads 2-0 with Burch Smith throwing six no hit innings. Burch Smith had his best start as part of his two plus year rehab. He struck out nine and walked two in six innings. Homers by Kevin Padlo and Riley Unroe was all the offense the Stone Crabs would need.

SS Lucius Fox: 1-for-4, K
DH Kevin Kiermaier: 0-for-3, BB
OF Ryan Boldt: 0-for-4, 2 K, SB (20)
3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-3, HR (5), R, RBI, K, BB, SB (4)
2B Riley Unroe: 1-for-3, HR (1), R, RBI, 2 K, BB

RHP Burch Smith: 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 9 K, 2 BB

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (64-55)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods offense led the way in a 11-3 victory over the Lake County Captains. The Hot Rods offense scattered the runs throughout the game. They never put up more than three runs in an inning and only failed to score in two frames. Jesus Sanchez extended his team lead with his 14th homer of the season.

SS Luis Rengifo: 2-for-6, 3 R, RBI
OF Josh Lowe: 1-for-4, R, 2 K, BB
OF Garrett Whitley: 2-for-3, 2B (15), 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
DH Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-5, HR (14), 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 K
C Rene Pinto: 3-for-5, R, RBI
3B Jim Haley: 3-for-4, R, 2 RBI

RHP Kenny Rosenberg: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 7 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Peter Bayer: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 K, 1 BB

Class A Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (29-25)

The Hudson Valley Renegades rallied in the eighth inning on the way to a 6-5 victory over the Tri-City ValleyCats. The Renegades scored two runs off 2017 1st round pick J.B. Bukauskas in three plus innings. The winning run scored on a fielding error by the ValleyCats center fielder.

2B Vidal Brujan: 1-for-5
OF Carl Chester: 1-for-5, R, 2 K, SB (5)
SS Taylor Walls: 0-for-3, R, 2 K, 2 BB, CS (4)
DH Rafelin Lorenzo: 2-for-3, R, 2 RBI, K, 2 BB
3B Deion Tansel: 2-for-4, 2B (7), 2 RBI, K

LHP Resly Linares: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 K, 3 BB
RHP Garrett Fulenchek: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K, 2 BB
RHP Andrew Gist: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 K, 0 BB

Class A Short Season Princeton Rays (18-29)

The Princeton Rays had the day off.

Rookie DSL Rays 1 (22-39)

The DSL Rays 1 were shutout 7-0 by the DSL Athletics. Yunior Martinez and Alfredo Balbuena picked up the only hits for the Rays 1.

OF Yunior Martinez: 1-for-4, 2 K
2B Alfredo Balbuena: 1-for-3, K

Rookie DSL Rays 2 (34-27)

The game between the DSL Rays 2 couldn’t overcome a five run seventh inning in a 8-4 loss to the DSL Indians/Brewers. Back to back doubles by Diego Infante and Robert Valera to start the fourth inning sparked a three run inning to give the Rays 2 a short lived 4-1 lead.

SS Abiezel Ramirez: 2-for-4, 3B (4), R
3B Jhosner Vargas: 1-for-4, RBI
OF Diego Infante: 1-for-4, 2B (6), R, K
1B Robert Valera: 1-for-4, 2B (6), R, RBI, K

RHP Bryan Herrera: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 K, 5 BB

Rookie GCL Rays (15-24)

The GCL Rays ninth inning rally fell short in a 4-2 loss to the GCL Twins. SS Luis Leon led the offense with two hits.

2B Jonathan Aranda: 1-for-3, R, K, BB
3B Carlos Vargas: 1-for-4, K
1B Vincent Byrd: 0-for-4, 3 K
SS Luis Leon: 2-for-4, R, RBI, K, SB (6)