Over his last six starts between Class A-Advanced Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery, lefty Brock Burke hasn’t allowed more than two runs. In that span, he has 32 innings with a 28.9 percent strikeout rate and 6.3 percent walk rate.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (56-43)
Durham’s late rally wasn’t enough in a 5-3 loss to Buffalo. Through the first eight innings, the Bulls had no runs on two hits. In the ninth, Christian Arroyo singled in a pair of runs and scored on Brandon Snyder’s triple, but they were unable to get the tying run on base. After Ryan Weber allowed a run in two innings, Jake Faria allowed four in 3 1⁄3 frames.
2B Brandon Lowe: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B
DH Christian Arroyo: 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI
RHP Jake Faria: 3 1⁄3 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (16-14)
Brock Burke pitched Montgomery to a 5-1 win over Mississippi. His second start since being promoted was his best of the season, tying a season high with nine strikeouts in five one-hit innings. The Biscuits provided him with early run support, scoring all five of their runs in the first. Mississippi didn’t record an out until Jake Cronenworth’s sacrifice fly scored the fifth run.
CF Nick Solak: 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
1B Nate Lowe: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB
SS Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
DH Brett Sullivan: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB
C David Rodriguez: 1-for-2, 1 2B, 2 BB
LHP Brock Burke: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K
Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (16-13)
Charlotte was off.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (19-11)
Bowling Green hit its way to a 10-5 win over Wisconsin. Emilio Gustave’s home run to lead off the third tied the game at two, and Moises Gomez doubled in two runs later in the inning to give the Hot Rods the lead. Alexander Alvarez led off the fourth with a homer, and they scored three more runs that inning to open up an 8-3 lead. Starter Mikey York allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks in 3 2⁄3 innings.
2B Vidal Brujan: 2-for-4, 3 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
SS Taylor Walls: 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
LF Moises Gomez: 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
C Alexander Alvarez: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
RF Emilio Gustave: 3-for-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
RHP Mikey York: 3 2⁄3 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (23-12)
Hudson Valley earned a walk-off, 2-1 win over Vermont. After the Renegades tied the game in the seventh, Jake Stone led off the ninth with a triple. After a strikeout and pair of intentional walks, Ford Proctor came to the plate with the bases loaded and his a game-winning sacrifice fly. Miller Hogan allowed a first-inning run but struck out four in three innings.
SS Ford Proctor: 0-for-3, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 HBP
DH Tanner Dodson: 1-for-4, 1 K
RF Jake Stone: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 K, 1 CS
RHP Miller Hogan: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Rookie Princeton Rays (20-11)
Princeton’s game was postponed.
Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (14-13)
The GCL Rays were off.
Monday’s games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Durham is off.
Montgomery @ Jacksonville 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Sam McWilliams (4-6, 4.89) vs. Nick Neidert (8-6, 2.91)
Charlotte @ Florida 6:31 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Tucker Davidson (6-7, 4.11)
Bowling Green @ Wisconsin 1:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Carlos Herrera (1-6, 5.31)
Hudson Valley is off.
Princeton @ Elizabethton 7 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Kody Funderburk (0-0, 3.55)
GCL Rays vs. GCL Twins 12 p.m.
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Miami)
10-20 (5th in SL South)
Offense: 369 R (10th) .660 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 4.27 ERA (9th) 1.39 WHIP (9th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Nick Neidert (5), OF Brian Miller (12), SS Joe Dunand (14), RHP Merandy Gonzalez (15), OF Braxton Lee (21), RHP Robert Dugger (23)
Florida Fire Frogs (Atlanta)
14-16 (6th in FSL North)
Offense: 354 R (11th) .653 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.71 ERA (6th) 1.38 WHIP (11th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Ian Anderson (5), OF Cristian Pache (9), LHP Joey Wentz (11), LHP Tucker Davidson (13), LHP Kyle Muller (20), OF Isranel Wilson (27), RHP Josh Graham (30)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Milwaukee)
13-16 (T-6th in MWL West)
Offense: 403 R (12th) .698 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 4.39 ERA (15th) 1.41 WHIP (13th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Tristen Lutz (11), C KJ Harrison (16), RHP Carlos Herrera (26), C Payton Henry (28)
18-11 (1st in AL West)
Offense: 188 R (2nd) .833 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 4.62 ERA (5th) 1.49 WHIP (5th)
Top-30 prospects: 2B Yunior Severino (14), OF Trevor Larnach, C Ryan Jeffers
17-11 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 139 R (8th) .694 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.22 ERA (2nd) 1.30 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Landon Leach (13)
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