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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Pruitt, Bulls shut out Pawtucket

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Durham split a series in Pawtucket with another strong pitching performance.

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Nick Solak was hit by a pitch on Sunday. He remained in the game as a baserunner, but once the inning was over, he was replaced.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (69-54)

For the second straight game, Durham shut out Pawtucket, this time earning a 1-0 win. After Austin Pruitt struck out six over the first four innings, Hoby Milner, Andrew Kittredge, and Jaime Schultz finished the game. Jason Coats decided the game with a solo home run in the fifth inning.

3B Christian Arroyo: 1-for-4, 1 K
CF Austin Meadows: 2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB
1B Nate Lowe: 0-for-4, 3 K
RF Jason Coats: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K

RHP Austin Pruitt: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
RHP Jaime Schultz: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (33-23)

After a rough first inning, Brock Burke settled in to lead Montgomery to a 6-2 win over Chattanooga. Both Lookouts runs came with two outs in the first inning. After that, Burke pitched better, finishing with seven strikeouts in 5 23 innings. Brett Sullivan doubled in a pair of runs in the third to give the Biscuits their first lead.

3B Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 K
SS Lucius Fox: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB
2B Nick Solak: 1-for-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
RF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
CF Thomas Milone: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI

LHP Brock Burke: 5 23 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
RHP Mike Broadway: 2 13 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (33-22)

Charlotte lost a wild one to Palm Beach in 11 innings, 11-8. After Palm Beach scored twice in the top of the ninth to go ahead, Kevin Padlo’s bases-loaded walk sent the game to extras. The teams traded two-run 10th innings before Palm Beach scored five in the 11th. Padlo led off the bottom of the inning with a two-run homer, but the next three Stone Crabs made outs to end the game. Brendan McKay allowed two runs in 3 13 innings.

1B Joe McCarthy: 0-for-4, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
SS Jermaine Palacios: 2-for-6, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
CF Jake Fraley: 0-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 HBP
3B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
C Joey Roach: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 HBP
RF Eleardo Cabrera: 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

LHP Brendan McKay: 3 13 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (32-24)

Bowling Green slugged its way to a 13-9 win over Dayton. The Hot Rods scored four in the fourth to take a 6-4 lead, and after the Dragons tied the game, Bowling Green scored six in the seventh to put it away. Moises Gomez led off that inning with a triple, and the Hot Rods sent 11 batters to the plate. Starter Mikey York allowed three runs in two innings.

SS Taylor Walls: 2-for-6, 2 RBI, 2 K
1B Jim Haley: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB
3B Zach Rutherford: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 K, 1 HBP
2B Trey Hair: 2-for-4, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
C Alexander Alvarez: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
RF Jake Stone: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI

RHP Mikey York: 2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (34-26)

Hudson Valley allowed nine unanswered runs in a 10-2 loss to Brooklyn. The Cyclones went ahead for good with two in the sixth, scored again in the seventh, and blew the game open with six in the eighth. Zack Trageton struck out five and allowed a run in five innings.

CF Tanner Dodson: 0-for-4, 1 K
2B Tyler Frank: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
SS Ford Proctor: 2-for-4

RHP Zack Trageton: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Rookie Princeton Rays (36-20)

Princeton couldn’t get out of an early hole in a 9-5 loss to Bluefield. Bluefield led 5-0 before Princeton got on the board with two in the fifth, and then it scored three in the sixth to open up a bigger lead. Starter Luis Moncada was charged with four runs — three earned — in 3 23 innings.

SS Wander Franco: 1-for-5, 1 RBI
DH Jake Palomaki: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
3B Connor Hollis: 1-for-2, 3 BB

LHP Luis Moncada: 3 23 IP, 5 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 5 K

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (29-22)

The GCL Rays were off.


Monday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham is off.

Montgomery vs. Chattanooga 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Sam McWilliams (4-7, 5.38) vs. TBA

Charlotte is off.

Bowling Green @ Dayton 7 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Patrick McGuff (2-4, 3.48)

Hudson Valley @ Connecticut 7:05 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Kyle Wilson (2-3, 3.38)

Princeton vs. Bluefield 7 p.m. ET (radio stream)

GCL Rays vs. GCL Twins 12 p.m. ET

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Chattanooga Lookouts (Minnesota)
21-33 (5th in SL North)
Offense: 544 R (4th) .718 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.94 ERA (5th) 1.34 WHIP (6th)
Top-30 prospects: 1B Brent Rooker (7), LHP Tyler Jay (10), RHP Felix Jorge (12), 2B Luis Arraez (15)

Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
23-33 (8th in MWL East)
Offense: 504 R (9th) .692 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.74 ERA (16th) 1.49 WHIP (16th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Hunter Greene (2), SS Jeter Downs (11), SS Jose Garcia (12), OF Miles Gordon (26), LHP Packy Naughton (28), 3B Jonathan India

Connecticut Tigers
25-32 (4th in NYPL Stedler)
Offense: 186 R (14th) .582 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 3.77 ERA (12th) 1.33 WHIP (10th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Jose King (17), OF Parker Meadows

Bluefield Blue Jays
36-22 (2nd in AL East)
Offense: 321 R (3rd) .766 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.67 ERA (5th) 1.40 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Eric Pardinho (6), C Hagen Danner (28), SS Jordan Groshans

GCL Twins
29-22 (T-2nd in GCL South)
Offense: 226 R (11th) .663 OPS (16th)
Pitching: 3.03 ERA (1st) 1.26 WHIP (2nd)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Landon Leach (13)

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