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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Fleming, Biscuits shut down Biloxi

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Josh Fleming has had a solid start to 2019.

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Tampa Bay Times subscribers can find out why Wander Franco left Thursday’s game early. He will be fine. Meanwhile, Jesus Sanchez left his game early on Friday.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (2-5)

Durham’s game was postponed.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (4-3)

Montgomery shut down Biloxi again in a 7-1 win Friday. For the first time since Wednesday, the Shuckers got on the board, but they were already trailing 5-0. Already leading 1-0, the Biscuits scored four times in the fourth. Kevin Padlo and Josh Lowe each hit RBI doubles in the big inning. Josh Fleming struck out four in six one-run innings, and Blake Bivens finished the game with three perfect innings.

SS Lucius Fox: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB (1.120)
CF Josh Lowe: 2-for-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K (1.119)
RF Jesus Sanchez: 0-for-2, 1 K (.633)
DH Brendan McKay: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB (.769)
3B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K (.697)

LHP Josh Fleming: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (1.50)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (3-6)

Charlotte allowed five unanswered runs in a 6-2 loss to Palm Beach. Jim Haley’s RBI single in the bottom of the fifth gave the Stone Crabs a 2-1 lead, but Palm Beach struck back for three in the top of the sixth. Tanner Dodson opened with an unearned run allowed in three innings, and the next five runs were charged to Tobias Myers, who pitched 3 13 innings.

2B Vidal Brujan: 1-for-4, 1 SB (.898)
SS Taylor Walls: 1-for-4, 2 K, 1 CS (.875)
RF Moises Gomez: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 K (.304)
3B Tyler Frank: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K (.381)
LF Garrett Whitley: 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 BB (.559)

RHP Tanner Dodson: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 4 K (4.50)
RHP Tobias Myers: 3 13 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (6.48)

Charlotte’s site offers this recap.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (4-5)

Bowling Green rallied for a 5-2 win over Fort Wayne. After the TinCaps went up 2-0, Osmy Gregorio tied the game with a home run in the third inning. In the seventh, he scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch, and Kaleo Johnson then drove in two insurance runs with a double. Michael Plassmeyer allowed two runs in five innings.

SS Osmy Gregorio: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB (.681)

LHP Michael Plassmeyer: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (2.45)

Bowling Green’s site offers this recap.

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Saturday’s games (probables courtesy of milb.com)

Durham vs. Columbus 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Aaron Slegers (0-0, 14.73) vs. Cody Anderson (0-0, 0.00)

Montgomery vs. Biloxi 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Thomas Jankins (1-0, 0.00)

Charlotte vs. Palm Beach 6 p.m. ET (radio stream)
Paul Campbell (0-1, 13.50) vs. Angel Rondon (1-0, 0.00)

Bowling Green vs. Fort Wayne 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. Gabe Mosser (0-0, 1.29)

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Columbus Clippers (Cleveland)
5-3 (1st in IL West)
Offense: 28 R (10th) .633 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.95 ERA (5th) 1.35 WHIP (8th)
Top-30 prospects: 1B Bobby Bradley (7), SS Yu Chang (11), OF Oscar Mercado (16), C Eric Haase (25), RHP Chih-Wei Hu, C Dioner Navarro

Biloxi Shuckers (Milwaukee)
4-4 (2nd in SL South)
Offense: 16 R (5th) .749 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 2.08 ERA (4th) 1.15 WHIP (4th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Trey Supak (11), RHP Braden Webb (14), RHP Marcos Diplan (20), OF Trent Grisham (28)

Palm Beach Cardinals
7-2 (1st in FSL South)
Offense: 35 R (2nd) .746 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 2.27 ERA (2nd) 1.07 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Griffin Roberts (18), RHP Johan Oviedo (20), 1B Luken Baker (23)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (San Diego)
6-3 (T-1st in MWL East)
Offense: 44 R (T-1st) .717 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.63 ERA (9th) 1.18 WHIP (2nd)
Top-30 prospects: LHP Ryan Weathers (13), SS Xavier Edwards (21)

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