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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Stanek sharp again

Ryne Stanek has been very good for Durham in 2017

MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With Tuesday’s scoreless outing, Ryne Stanek has now made 20 straight appearances for Durham without being charged with a run. Since his last run on June 18, he has dropped his ERA from 2.21, which is obviously already good, to 1.11 now. Next, he has to figure out how to do that in the majors.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (78-50)

Durham closed its game with six unanswered runs for a 9-7 win over Gwinnett. Gwinnett got to Ryan Yarbrough early, but the offense was prepared to pick him up. In the seventh, the Bulls tied the game with a four-run inning that included a two-run double by Johnny Field. An inning later, they took the lead on Shane Peterson’s sacrifice fly. Yarbrough allowed six runs in five frames, and three relievers combined to limit Gwinnett to an unearned run in four innings.

SS Willy Adames: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB
DH Jake Bauers: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
OF Mallex Smith: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
OF Shane Peterson: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB

LHP Ryan Yarbrough: 5 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
RHP Hunter Wood: 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K
RHP Ryne Stanek: 1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (33-24)

Montgomery came up short in a 4-3 loss to Tennessee. Brandon Lowe homered in the first, and Nathan Lukes his an RBI single in the fifth. However, a pair of home runs off Genesis Cabrera in the sixth gave the Smokies the lead. Cabrera allowed three runs in 5 23 innings.

OF Joe McCarthy: 0-for-4, 1 BB
C Nick Ciuffo: 2-for-4, 2 R
2B Brandon Lowe: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K

LHP Genesis Cabrera: 5 23 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (33-24)

A six-run inning propelled Charlotte to a 6-3 win over St. Lucie. After St. Lucie broke the scoreless tie in the top of the sixth, the Stone Crabs immediately answered in the home half. In that big inning, Granden Goetzman continued his rehab assignment by doubling in a pair, and Kevin Padlo hit a two-run triple. It was another nice outing for Eduar Lopez, who allowed two unearned runs in six innings with five strikeouts.

OF Granden Goetzman: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
SS Lucius Fox: 2-for-4, 1 R
OF Ryan Boldt: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-3, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
C David Rodriguez: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
OF Thomas Milone: 0-for-4, 3 K
IF Riley Unroe: 0-for-4, 3 K

RHP Eduar Lopez: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 5 K
LHP Travis Ott: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 4 K

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (36-22)

Bowling Green was not particularly competitive in its 12-0 loss to Dayton. The Hot Rods had just two hits. Starter Kenny Rosenberg allowed eight runs in 4 2/3 innings.

SS Luis Rengifo: 0-for-4
CF Josh Lowe: 0-for-4, 2 K
OF Garrett Whitley: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 K
OF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-4, 1 K
3B Adrian Rondon: 0-for-3, 2 K

LHP Kenny Rosenberg: 4 23 IP, 7 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (34-25)

Resly Linares and two Hudson Valley relievers combined to shut down Brooklyn in a 3-0 Renegades win. In one of his better outings of the season, Linares struck out four in five scoreless innings. Matt Vogel and Zack Mozingo combined to finish the game. Vidal Brujan led off the game with a double and eventually scored on a passed ball.

2B Vidal Brujan: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 K, 1 SB
1B Brendan McKay: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 2 K

LHP Resly Linares: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Rookie Princeton Rays (23-35)

Princeton couldn’t generate anything in its 4-0 loss to Danville. Zach Rutherford had two of Princeton’s four hits, including a double. Starter Dylan Thompson struck out five and allowed a run in three innings.

C Ronaldo Hernandez: 1-for-3, 1 K
OF Bryce Brown: 0-for-4, 3 K
OF Jose Tonton: 0-for-4, 3 K

RHP Dylan Thompson: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (23-27)

The GCL Rays scored six in the fourth inning and held on for an 8-6 win over the GCL Red Sox. Down 3-2, Sabriel Polanco led off with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly. The GCL Rays then scored five more runs with two outs, including Alexander Alvarez swiping home on a double steal. Second-round pick Michael Mercado allowed three runs and struck out three in 2 2/3 innings.

OF Jake Stone: 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
C Alexander Alvarez: 1-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 SB

RHP Michael Mercado: 2 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Jesus Ortiz: 2 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 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. Gwinnett 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. Kris Medlen (2-6, 5.52)

Montgomery v. Tennessee 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Benton Moss (3-4, 3.51) v. TBA

Charlotte v. St. Lucie 6:35 PM (radio stream)
Michael Velasquez (2-7, 5.14) v. Harol Gonzalez (0-0, 0.00)

Bowling Green @ Dayton 7 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. Andrew Jordan (5-8, 4.90)

Hudson Valley @ Brooklyn 7 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Chris Viall (0-1, 4.05)

Princeton @ Burlington 7 PM (radio stream)

GCL Rays v. GCL Red Sox 10 AM

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Gwinnett Braves
64-63 (2nd in IL South)
Offense: 555 R (5th) .718 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.99 ERA (9th) 1.34 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Ronald Acuna (6), LHP Sean Newcomb (8), RHP Patrick Weigel (9), RHP Lucas Sims (14), OF Dustin Peterson (16), LHP A.J. Minter (18), 3B Rio Ruiz (20), 2B Micah Johnson (23), LHP Luiz Gohara

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
28-29 (3rd in SL North)
Offense: 498 R (4th) .696 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 3.76 ERA (5th) 1.30 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Trevor Clifton (8), RHP Duane Underwood (15), 2B David Bote (26)

St. Lucie Mets
Offense: 514 R (5th) .697 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 4.19 ERA (11th) 1.41 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: QB Tim Tebow, RHP Justin Dunn (3), 1B Pete Alonso (13), OF Wuilmer Becerra (16), RHP Gerson Bautista (20), RHP Stephen Nogosek (26), RHP Harol Gonzalez (28), SS Colby Woodmansee (30), RHP Daniel Bard

Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
Offense: 558 R (7th) .690 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 4.29 ERA (13th) 1.28 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Taylor Trammell (5), C Tyler Stephenson (10), RHP Tony Santillan (11), OF Michael Beltre (23), OF Jose Siri (31)

Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
Offense: 197 R (14th) .624 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 4.75 ERA (14th) 1.48 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP David Peterson, OF Quinn Brodey

Burlington Royals
Offense: 278 R (8th) .707 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 4.65 ERA (7th) 1.43 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Seuly Matias (11), C Sebastian Rivero (26), SS Jeison Guzman (27)

GCL Red Sox
22-28 (4th in GCL South)
Offense: 217 R (10th) .670 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 4.19 ERA (12th) 1.43 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Cole Brannen