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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Durham manager Brady Williams has theatrical ejection

Durham didn’t have a great game Sunday, but there was still some entertainment.

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Triple-A Durham Bulls (49-33)

Durham was shut down by former Rays prospect Ryan Carpenter in a 9-3 loss to Toledo. The lefty struck out 11 in six scoreless innings. Meanwhile, Arturo Reyes allowed five runs in five innings, and the Bulls trailed 9-0 when Nate Lowe hit a three-run home run in the eighth.

2B Nick Solak: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (.882)
1B Nate Lowe: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K (.896)
RF Joe McCarthy: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 2 K (.737)

RHP Arturo Reyes: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (3.52)
RHP Cole Sulser: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (5.24)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (6-5)

Montgomery rallied for a 6-3 win over Jackson. The Generals led 3-0 through three innings, but the Biscuits finished with six unanswered runs. They went ahead with four runs in the fourth. Rene Pinto drew a bases-loaded walk, and Miles Mastrobuoni and Taylor Walls delivered RBI hits. Josh Fleming allowed three runs in six innings.

DH Vidal Brujan: 3-for-5, 2 2B, 1 K (.725)
SS Taylor Walls: 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB (.297)
CF Josh Lowe: 1-for-4, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB (.750)
RF Jesus Sanchez: 0-for-5, 1 K (.751)
2B Lucius Fox: 0-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K (.686)
3B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB (.913)
LF Miles Mastrobuoni: 3-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB (.676)

LHP Josh Fleming: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K (3.92)
LHP Dalton Moats: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (2.95)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (9-3)

Charlotte’s game was suspended.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (8-2)

Alan Strong was sharp in Bowling Green’s 3-0 win over Lansing. After a couple rough outings, Strong was very good Sunday, pitching seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts and just four singles and a walk allowed. Cristofer Ogando threw the final two innings. Ford Proctor and Osmy Gregorio had RBI hits.

DH Chris Betts: 1-for-4 (.736)

RHP Alan Strong: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (3.53)

Bowling Green’s site offers this recap.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (7-9)

A five-run inning helped Hudson Valley to an 8-2 win over Connecticut. The Renegades already led 3-1, but they blew the game open in the sixth. Jacson McGowan and Cristhian Pedroza drew bases-loaded walks, and Jonathan Embry cleared the bases with a double. John Doxakis started with two scoreless innings, but Nathan Wiles got the bulk of the work, striking out four in 3 13 scoreless innings.

DH Greg Jones: 1-for-5, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB (.680)
LF Beau Brundage: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS (.885)
CF K.V. Edwards: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB (.581)
SS Nick Sogard: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB (.487)

LHP John Doxakis: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (0.00)
RHP Nathan Wiles: 3 13 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (3.86)

Rookie Princeton Rays (5-7)

Princeton allowed five unanswered runs in an 8-5 loss to Bristol. After allowing two runs in the first, the Rays went up 3-2 in the second on RBI hits from Kevin Melendez and Brett Wisely. Melendez finished with four runs batted in, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead, as the Pirates took the lead in the seventh and added insurance in the eighth. Taj Bradley allowed three runs in 3 23 innings.

SS Jelfry Marte: 0-for-5, 2 K (.448)
2B Brett Wisely: 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 SB (.784)
DH Jhosner Vargas: 2-for-4, 1 HBP (.679)
1B Mason Mallard: 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB (.759)
CF Aldenis Sanchez: 1-for-2, 3 R, 1 3B, 2 BB (.512)

RHP Taj Bradley: 3 23 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (5.84)

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (3-2)

The GCL Rays were off.


Monday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham vs. Charlotte 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Donn Roach (2-3, 9.44)

Montgomery @ Jackson 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)

Charlotte vs. St. Lucie 6:30 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Kevin Smith (4-5, 3.56)

Bowling Green @ Lansing 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Troy Watson (2-1, 4.91)

Hudson Valley vs. Brooklyn 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Frank Valentino (0-0, -.--)

Princeton @ Burlington 6:30 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Santiago Florez (0-0, 0.00)

GCL Rays @ GCL Twins 12 p.m. ET

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
45-37 (3rd in IL South)
Offense: 466 R (2nd) .822 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 5.41 ERA (12th) 1.56 WHIP (13th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Ian Hamilton (13), C Seby Zavala (15), RHP Spencer Adams (20), RHP Zach Thompson (28)

Jackson Generals (Arizona)
4-7 (5th in SL North)
Offense: 349 R (2nd) .710 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.52 ERA (6th) 1.28 WHIP (5th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Jazz Chisholm (1), C Daulton Varsho (3), 1B Pavin Smith (17), 3B Drew Ellis (21), C Dominic Miroglio (23), RHP Emilio Vargas (25)

St. Lucie Mets
8-5 (2nd in FSL South)
Offense: 308 R (6th) .658 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.55 ERA (7th) 1.33 WHIP (10th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Desmond Lindsay (11), RHP Jordan Humphreys (16), 2B Carlos Cortes (19), RHP Tony Dibrell (24), LHP Kevin Smith (30)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto)
4-6 (6th in MWL East)
Offense: 339 R (6th) .715 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 4.45 ERA (13th) 1.43 WHIP 12th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Jordan Groshans (5), OF Griffin Conine (15), C Gabriel Moreno (20), RHP Sean Wymer (26)

Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
9-6 (T-1st in NYPL McNamara)
Offense: 50 R (12th) .605 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 4.01 ERA (10th) 1.20 WHIP (5th)
Top-30 prospects: None

Burlington Royals
5-7 (T-4th in AL East)
Offense: 58 R (4th) .664 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.03 ERA (1st) 1.20 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: LHP Rylan Kaufman (25)

GCL Twins
1-4 (T-5th in GCL South)
Offense: 10 R (18th) .445 OPS (18th)
Pitching: 2.42 ERA (3rd) 1.23 WHIP (6th)
Top-30 prospects: IF Keoni Cavaco, RHP Matt Canterino

Daily news and links

It had been a while since the last no-hitter in the minors.

At The Athletic, Levi Weaver wrote about the struggles of the Rangers’ load management program for recently drafted pitchers. It focuses on Texas, but there are probably lessons for every organization.