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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Honeywell handed 4-game suspension

With fans still clamoring for his promotion, Brent Honeywell is instead suspended for a few days

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As far as I know, Marc Topkin was the first to report that the suspension was for disciplinary reasons. I’ll leave the speculation to others. I’m not sure how significant it is if he’s only going to miss perhaps one start.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (80-52)

Durham scored four in the ninth to take a 5-2 win over Charlotte. After back-to-back walks loaded the bases with one out, Shane Peterson cleared the bases with a triple, and Patrick Leonard doubled home Peterson. Mike Broadway started and threw three perfect innings, and Chase Whitley gave up a run in two innings.

SS Willy Adames: 0-for-4, 2 K
1B Jake Bauers: 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
IF Trevor Plouffe: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB

RHP Mike Broadway: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
RHP Ryne Stanek: 1 13 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (36-25)

Benton Moss pitched well, and Justin Williams homered in a 4-0 Montgomery win over Mobile. Moss struck out five over six scoreless innings and held on long enough to get credited with a win. With two outs, Williams’ home run opened the scoring, and Brandon Lowe tripled home a pair.

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

LHP Jonny Venters: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
RHP Benton Moss: 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (35-25)

Charlotte’s game was postponed.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (36-26)

Bowling Green needed more offense in its 3-1 loss to West Michigan. It took the Hot Rods until the fourth inning to get their first baserunner, and they didn’t score until the eighth when Miles Mastrobuoni drove in Jim Haley. However, the Whitecaps responded immediately with two in the bottom half of the inning off Jayson McKinley. Kenny Rosenberg struck out seven and allowed a run in 5 23 innings.

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

LHP Kenny Rosenberg: 5 23 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (37-26)

Hudson Valley scored four times in the first and held on for a 5-3 win over Tri-City. The ValleyCats scored two in their half of the first, but their lead was short-lived. Zacrey Law’s bases-loaded single started the scoring, and Deion Tansel’s two-run single later put the Renegades in front. Starter Resly Linares rebounded to allow just the two runs in 5 2/3 innings with six strikeouts.

2B Vidal Brujan: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB
1B Brendan McKay: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB
OF Angel Perez: 0-for-4, 3 K
3B Bill Pujols: 0-for-4, 2 K

LHP Resly Linares: 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Rookie Princeton Rays (26-36)

Princeton erased a 7-1 deficit in its 8-7 win over Johnson City. The comeback began with two in the seventh and three more in the eighth. With two outs in the ninth, Michael Smith tied the game with an RBI single, and Zach Rutherford followed with a walkoff hit. Starter Dylan Thompson was tagged with two unearned runs in 2 23 innings.

C Ronaldo Hernandez: 1-for-4

RHP Dylan Thompson: 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 2 R (0 ER), 4 BB, 1 K
RHP Zack Trageton: 3 13 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
RHP Kyle Goodbrand: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (25-28)

The GCL Rays game was postponed.

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 @ Charlotte 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)

Montgomery v. Mobile 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Logan Darnell (5-1, 3.68) v. Jake Jewell (7-8, 4.80)

Charlotte v. Clearwater 6:35 PM (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Eduar Lopez (9-7, 3.40) v. JoJo Romero (3-2, 2.40)
Brandon Lawson (4-5, 4.52) v. TBA

Both games will be seven innings

Bowling Green is off

Hudson Valley v. Tri-City 5:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER

Both games will be seven innings

Princeton v. Greeneville 7 PM (radio stream)


Both games will be seven innings

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
(Record), (Place in division)
Offense: 584 R (7th) .723 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.81 ERA (13th) 1.47 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Michael Kopech (5), RHP Zack Burdi (6), RHP Carson Fulmer (7), RHP Tyler Danish (18), RHP Connor Walsh (27), 1B Casey Gillaspie

Mobile BayBears (Angels)
32-29 (2nd in SL South)
Offense: 506 R (5th) .679 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.78 ERA (7th) 1.28 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B Matt Thaiss (2), C Taylor Ward (6), RHP Grayson Long (7), RHP Adam Hofacket (21), RHP Jesus Castillo (23), RHP Justin Anderson (25), RHP Tyler Carpenter (27), OF Brennon Lund (28), RHP Jake Jewell (29), OF Troy Montgomery (31)

Clearwater Threshers (Philadelphia)
Offense: 478 R (9th) .695 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.12 ERA (4th) 1.25 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Sixto Sanchez (5), OF Cornelius Randolph (15)

Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston)
(Record) (Place in division)
Offense: 261 R (9th) .666 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.52 ERA (8th) 1.31 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Miguelangel Sierra (11), SS Jonathan Arauz (17), RHP J.B. Bukauskas, RHP Corbin Martin, RHP Tyler Ivey

Greeneville Astros
(Record) (Place in division)
Offense: 315 R (6th) .684 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 4.29 ERA (5th) 1.43 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Gilberto Celestino (19)

GCL Twins
31-21 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 272 R (3rd) .714 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.92 ERA (9th) 1.38 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Blayne Enlow, RHP Landon Leach