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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Offenses vanish in playoff losses

The affiliates no longer playing this season combined for as many runs as the affiliates that are still playing on Friday

Minor League Baseball: Charolette Stone Crabs at Port St. Lucie Mets
Burch Smith wasn’t great in his start Friday
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With Friday’s loss, Montgomery is on the brink of elimination in what became a series to be named co-champion of the Southern League. Durham still has a couple chances to put away Indianapolis.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (2-1)

Durham was unable to put away Indianapolis in a 5-0 loss Friday. Burch Smith allowed three runs in 3 23 innings. All six Bulls hits were singles.

SS Willy Adames: 1-for-3, 1 BB
1B Jake Bauers: 1-for-4, 1 K
LF Taylor Featherston: 1-for-2, 2 BB

RHP Burch Smith: 3 23 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
RHP Chih-Wei Hu: two-thirds IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Jaime Schultz: one-third IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (1-2)

Montgomery’s offense was nonexistent in its 2-0 loss to Chattanooga. The Biscuits had just three hits and only drew one walk. Genesis Cabrera struck out four and allowed two runs in five innings.

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

LHP Genesis Cabrera: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (72-65)

Bowling Green’s season is over.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (44-32)

Hudson Valley was off.

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 @ Indianapolis 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (12-8, 3.64) v. Drew Hutchison (9-9, 3.56)

Best-of-five series (Durham leads, 2-1)

Montgomery @ Chattanooga 7:15 PM (radio stream)
Logan Darnell (5-3, 3.98) v. TBA

Best-of-five series (Chattanooga leads, 2-1)

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

Best-of-three series (Series tied, 0-0)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh)
Offense: 647 R (2nd) .736 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.48 ERA (4th) 1.30 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Austin Meadows (1), RHP Tyler Glasnow (3), SS Kevin Newman (5), LHP Steven Brault (7), RHP Nick Kingham (11), RHP Clay Holmes (19), RHP Tyler Eppler (20)

Chattanooga Lookouts (Minnesota)
Offense: 659 R (1st) .726 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.09 ERA (1st) 1.25 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Nick Gordon (1), RHP Fernando Romero (4), RHP Kohl Stewart (7), RHP Nick Burdi (15), OF LaMonte Wade (21), LHP Randy Rosario (31), RHP Zack Littell

Staten Island Yankees
Offense: 273 R (12th) .639 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 2.64 ERA (1st) 1.10 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Jorge Guzman (26), SS Wilkerman Garcia (29), RHP Trevor Stephan