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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Kevin Padlo continues to tear up the International League

Kevin Padlo hit his 9th double and 18th extra base hit since his promotion.

Kevin Padlo

Triple-A Durham Bulls (69-57)

The Durham Bulls fell to the Charlotte Knights 13-11. Kevin Padlo’s RBI double in the fourth inning scored the only run for Durham while falling behind 11-1 through the middle of the sixth inning. In the bottom of the sixth the Bulls scored three runs. Padlo and Rocky Gale hit RBI singles and Daniel Robertson contributed a RBI groundout. In the seventh Padlo walked with the bases loaded and a wild pitch scored a second run to cut the deficit to 11-6. In the eighth the Knights extended their lead to 13-6. In the bottom of the inning Michael Perez and Emilio Bonifacio hit two-run homers and Nathan Lukes’s RBI single cut the lead to 13-11, but their rally fell short.

RF Emilio Bonifacio: 2-for-4, HR (7), 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, SB (13)
1B Nate Lowe: 2-for-5, R, K
3B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-4, 2B (9), R, 3 RBI, 2 K, BB
C Michael Perez: 1-for-5, HR (11), R, 2 RBI, 3 K
LF Dalton Kely: 2-for-5, 2B (13), R, 2 K

RHP Ricardo Pinto (L, 9-5): 4.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 4 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA
LHP Ryan Merritt: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 K, 2 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Luis Santos: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA
LHP Vidal Nuno III: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Peter Fairbanks: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (82-45)

The Montgomery Biscuits defeated the Biloxi Shuckers 4-1. Luicus Fox put the Biscuits on the board with a steal of home in the first and Tristan Gray’s sacrifice fly gave the Biscuits a 2-0 lead. In the fifth Gray’s RBI single extended the lead to 3-0. In the sixth Rene Pinto added a RBI double to extend the lead to 4-0. The Shuckers put up a run in the eighth, but weren’t able to cut further into the deficit.

2B Lucius Fox: 1-for-4, R, K, BB, SB (35)
DH Vidal Brujan: 1-for-2, R, HBP, SB (22)
SS Taylor Walls: 3-for-4, 2B (15), R, K, SB (15)
1B Tristan Gray: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, K
CF Josh Lowe: 1-for-2, 2 BB
RF Carl Chester: 1-for-4, 2 K, SB (5)
C Rene Pinto: 2-for-4, 2 2B (16), RBI

RHP Ryan Thompson: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB
RHP Brian Shaffer (W, 4-2): 4.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB
RHP Blake Bivens: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 K, 3 BB
RHP Tyler Zombro (S, 10): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (77-48)

The Charlotte Stone Crabs had a scheduled day off.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (72-54)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated the Fort Wayne TinCaps 4-3. Jordan Qsar put the Hot Rods up 1-0 with RBI double in the first. A wild pitch later in the inning put them up 2-0. In the second Jonathan Aranda’s RBI double and Ruben Cardenas’s RBI single extended the Hot Rods lead to 4-0. The Hot Rods held on after allowing three runs combined in the eighth and ninth innings.

3B Osmy Gregorio: 2-for-5, 2B (14), 2 R
2B Jonathan Aranda: 2-for-4, 2B (12), 2 R, CS (1)
LF Jordan Qsar: 1-for-3, 2B (7), R, RBI, BB
DH Ruben Cardenas: 2-for-4, RBI
CF Nick Schnell: 0-for-4, 3 K

RHP Zack Trageton (W, 4-0): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 6 K, 3 BB
RHP Nick Sprengel: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA, 1 HBP
RHP Joel Peguero (S, 12): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB

Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (36-27)

The Hudson Valley Renegades fell to the Staten Island Yankees 4-3. A wild pitch gave the Renegades a 1-0 lead in the second. After the Yankees tied the game in the top of the fourth, Greg Jones’s RBI single gave the Renegades a 2-1 lead. In the fifth Nick Sogard added a sacrifice fly to extend the lead to 3-1. The Yankees responded with three runs in the sixth inning.

DH Greg Jones: 2-for-4, RBI, 2 K, BB
CF Garrett Hiott: 2-for-4, K, HBP
1B Jacson McGowan: 1-for-5, 2B (15), 3 K

LHP Ben Brecht: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 1 BB
RHP Nathan Wiles: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 6 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Eleardo Cabrera (L, 1-1) (BS, 1): 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 0 K, 1 BB
RHP Colby White: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 3 BB

Short Season Princeton Rays (28-30)

The Princeton Rays defeated the Elizabethton Twins 8-2. The Rays sprinted out to a lead with a five run second inning. Angelo Armenta kicked off the scoring with a RBI single, Kevin Melendez added a RBI double. After the third run scored on a fielding error Jake Guenther’s RBI single to bring home the fourth run of the inning. Diego Infante’s RBI groundout scored the final run. In the third the Rays scored on a throwing error. Daiwer Castellanos’s RBI single in the fifth put the Rays up 8-1.

CF Aldenis Sanchez: 1-for-5, 2B (5), RBI, K
RF Daiwer Castellanos: 2-for-5, R, RBI
1B Jake Guenther: 3-for-4, RBI, BB
LF Yunior Martinez: 2-for-4, 2 R
SS Angelo Armenta: 3-for-3, 2B (6), 3 R, RBI, HBP
C Kevin Melendez: 1-for-4, 2B (7), R, RBI, 3 K

LHP Jose Lopez: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 3 BB
RHP Trevor Brigden (W, 2-1): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
RHP Angel Felipe (H, 2): 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP
LHP Carter Bach: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

Gulf Coast League Rays (20-23)

The GCL Rays fell to the GCL Red Sox 2-0 in game one of a double header. Alberto Figuereo picked up two hits. Ryan Fineman’s double was the only extra base hit for the Rays.

1B Freddvil Chevez: 1-for-3, K
C Ryan Fineman: 1-for-3, 2B (2)
2B Alberto Figuereo: 2-for-2, BB

RHP Neraldo Catalina: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 6 K, 0 BB, 1 HBP
LHP Fernando Melo (L, 0-2): 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 2 BB
RHP Justin Montgomery: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP

In game two the Rays defeated the Red Sox 4-1. In the third the Red Sox took a 1-0 lead. All of the Rays offense came in the fifth inning. Luis Arcendo hit a two-run double and Johan Lopez added a two-RBI single to give the Rays a 4-1 lead.

SS Jake Cronenworth: 0-for-3, BB
CF Shane Sasaki: 0-for-3, 3 K
DH Johan Lopez: 1-for-3, 2 RBI
3B Luis Arcendo: 1-for-3, 2B (1), R, 2 RBI, K
2B Alberto Figuereo: 1-for-3, R, K, SB (4)

RHP JJ Goss: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB
LHP Joe Gobillot (W, 1-1): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 K, 2 BB
RHP Wikelman Ramirez (S, 1): 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 2 BB

Dominican Summer League Rays 1 (24-37)

The DSL Rays 1 fell to the DSL Royals 1 5-1 in game one of a double header. The Royals 1 scored two runs in the first and the Rays 1 answered with a run on a passed ball to cut the deficit to 2-1. The game remained in that state until a three-run homer in the sixth that ended up being the final blow giving the Royals 1 a 5-1 lead.

DH Isaias Sangrona: 1-for-2, K, BB
3B Jose Pereira: 1-for-3, K
C Nigel Calmes: 1-for-2, BB

RHP Endry Manrique (L, 2-2): 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
LHP Rafael Nunez: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
RHP Rafael Prensa: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 K, 2 BB, 1 HRA

In game two the Rays 1 fell 6-2. Bryan Santos hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth that cut the Royals 1 lead to 2-1. In the fifth a fielding error tied the game at two. That would be the end of the offense for the Rays 1.

SS Alejandro Pie: 2-for-3, R

RHP Orlando Barrios: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 1 BB
RHP Juan Rivera: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 2 BB
RHP Luis Trinidad (L, 3-5): 2.0 IP, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

Dominican Summer League Rays 2 (39-22)

The DSL Rays 2 defeated the DSL Cubs 1 7-4. Alfredo Balbeuna’s RBI single put the Rays 2 on the board in the third inning. In the fourth the offense exploded. Daury Del Rosario’s double scored the first run of the inning. Roimer Bolivar cleared the bases with a 3-RBI double. Balbuena added another RBI single to give the Rays 2 a 6-0 lead. Luis Feliz extended the lead to 7-0 on a bases loaded walk. The Cubs 1 mounted a rally with four runs in the bottom of the ninth, but fell short of the comeback.

CF-LF Roimer Bolivar: 2-for-4, 2B (12), 2 R, 3 RBI, HBP
1B Alfredo Balbuena: 4-for-5, 2 RBI
DH Angel Lopez: 2-for-5, R, 2 K
LF Yonathan Pierre: 1-for-1, R, 2 HBP, SB (12)
2B Daury Del Rosario: 2-for-4, 2B (7), 2 R, RBI, K, BB

RHP Igor Kimura (W, 2-2): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 1 BB
RHP Yuery Garcia: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB
RHP Johan Cuevas: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 K, 1 BB