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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Poche has scoreless appearance

Colin Poche has been in need of solid outings.

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Over his last four appearances, relief prospect Colin Poche has been a little better. Three of those outings have been scoreless, and in seven innings, he has 14 strikeouts, three walks, and six hits allowed. His ERA is 8.53, but it was as high as 19.29 in the middle of April.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (15-14)

Durham came back for a 6-2 win over Gwinnett. The Stripers scored twice in the top of the first, but they were limited to three hits over the final eight innings. Jason Coats’ solo homer in the third made it a 2-1 game, and the Bulls went ahead with three runs in the fourth. Aaron Slegers allowed two runs in four innings.

2B Nick Solak: 1-for-3, 1 K (.735)
3B Kean Wong: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI (.975)
LF Jason Coats: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI (.672)

RHP Aaron Slegers: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (5.65)
LHP Colin Poche: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (8.53)

Durham’s site offers this recap.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (19-10)

Montgomery earned a 4-2 win over Mobile. A half inning after the BayBears went up 1-0, the Biscuits scored three to take the lead for good. Jermaine Palacios singled in two runs, and Jesus Sanchez hit a sacrifice fly. Blake Bivens opened with two scoreless innings, and Benton Moss allowed a run in three innings of work.

SS Lucius Fox: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K (.751)
RF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-2, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS (.812)
1B Dalton Kelly: 2-for-2, 2 BB, 1 SB (.744)

RHP Benton Moss: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (3.00)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (14-16)

Charlotte was crushed by Jupiter, 9-1. The Hammerheads scored the first five runs of the game and finished it with four unanswered. Tommy Romero was charged with an unearned run in 2 23 innings.

3B Matt Duffy: 0-for-1, 1 BB
CF Tanner Dodson: 0-for-4 (.500)
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 0-for-4 (.459)
LF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-4, 2 K (.774)
RF Thomas Milone: 3-for-4 (1.054)

RHP Tommy Romero: 2 23 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 3 K (1.69)

Charlotte’s site offers this recap.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (17-13)

Bowlin Green lost to Peoria, 11-3. The Chiefs scored five in the first and four in the eighth. The Hot Rods didn’t have a hit until the sixth inning. Starter Steffon Moore didn’t record an out, but Alan Strong pitched seven innings and only allowed two runs.

SS Osmy Gregorio: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP (.495)
LF Beau Brundage: 0-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP (.627)

LHP Steffon Moore: 5 BF, 1 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 K (11.05)
RHP Alan Strong: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (2.25)


Monday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham vs. Gwinnett 1:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Kolby Allard (2-1, 4.13)

Montgomery @ Biloxi 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Josh Fleming (3-1, 1.93) vs. Johan Belisario (1-0, 3.29)

Charlotte vs. Fort Myers 6:30 p.m. ET (radio stream)

Bowling Green vs. Burlington 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. John Swanda (0-0, 0.00)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Gwinnett Stripers (Atlanta)
17-13 (1st in IL South)
Offense: 142 R (4th) .850 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 4.52 ERA (4th) 1.29 WHIP (1st)
Top-30 prospects: 3B Austin Riley (1), RHP Kyle Wright (4), RHP Bryse Wilson (6), LHP Luiz Gohara (10), LHP Kolby Allard (14), C Alex Jackson (23)

Biloxi Shuckers (Milwaukee)
14-16 (3rd in SL South)
Offense: 128 R (6th) .705 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.37 ERA (9th) 1.32 WHIP (7th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Trey Supak (11), RHP Marcos Diplan (20), RHP Cody Ponce (27), OF Trent Grisham (28), C Alexander Alvarez, 3B Patrick Leonard

Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
20-10 (1st in FSL South)
Offense: 105 R (9th) .673 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 2.83 ERA (4th) 1.22 WHIP (5th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Royce Lewis (1), OF Trevor Larnach (5), RHP Jhoan Duran (7), C Ryan Jeffers (9), IF Jose Miranda (13), OF Akil Baddoo (19), RHP Jordan Balazovic (20), C Ben Rortvedt (22), 2B Michael Helman (27), OF Aaron Whitefield (28)

Burlington Bees (Angels)
18-12 (2nd in MWL West)
Offense: 109 R (13th) .634 OPS (15th)
Pitching: 2.68 ERA (2nd) 1.31 WHIP (5th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Jordyn Adams (7), RHP Jose Soriano (10), 3B Kevin Maitan (21), SS Livan Soto (25), RHP John Swanda (29)

Daily news and links began its mock-draft season. Jim Callis has the Rays selecting high school righty Brennan Malone with the No. 22 pick.