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Rays prospects and minor leagues 8/16: Eight-run inning sinks Biscuits

Only Princeton won Monday night in the Rays system

Justin Willaims had a RBI in Montgomery's 13-3 loss
Justin Willaims had a RBI in Montgomery's 13-3 loss
Jim Donten

Alex Cobb takes the mound tonight in his second rehab start with the Durham Bulls and sixth since July 6. Cobb went three innings in his last outing, allowing eight hits and four runs.

The New York-Penn League All-Star Game tonight will feature Hudson Valley pitchers Travis Ott, Adrian Navas, and Joe Serrapica along with first baseman Nathaniel Lowe, second baseman Miles Mastrobuoni, third baseman Jim Haley, and outfielder Angel Perez.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (54-69)

Durham never held the lead in their 4-1 loss to the Columbus Knights. Eddie Gamboa wound up with the loss, allowing all four runs in 6.1 innings of work. On a positive note, Gamboa notched nine strikeouts in the outing. Daniel Robertson doubled in the sixth and Taylor Motter plated him on a single for Durham's one run. Parker Markel threw 1.2 scoreless innings of relief, although he have up three hits.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (28-22)

One runaway inning told the tale in Montgomery's 13-3 loss to the Mobile BayBears. Hunter Wood gave up two runs in the second, lasting two batters into the fourth before being removed, being charged with his second Double-A loss. The runs kept piling on from there, with eight runs coming in the fourth. Justin Williams drove in Patrick Leonard afte Leonard doubled in the bottom of the inning, but by then the Biscuits had little hope. Yonny Chirinos made an appearance out of the bullpen, hurling five innings while allowing three runs in a mop-up role. Grander Goetzman hit a RBI triple and scored on a groundout for two garbage-time runs for the Biscuits. In

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (25-24)

Errors were the culprit in Charlotte's 4-2 loss to the Palm Beach Cardinals. Nathan Luke's gave the Stone Crabs a one-run lead in the second on a RBI single, and it could've been 2-0 had Jace Conrad not been thrown out at the plate. Benton Moss took the brunt of Charlotte's three errors, with two of his three runs being unearned. Henry Ceteno also was charged with an unearned run. Cristian Toribio Added a run with a RBI double in the sixth, but it wasn't enough to tie the game.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (32-17)

Bowling Green rallied for a run in the ninth, but it wasn't enough to tie the game as they fell 3-2 to the South Bend Cubs. The Hot Rods had the lead after the fourth inning thanks to a RBI single from Peter Maris. Blake Bivens surrendered just one hit through the first six innings before he allowed two runs to the Cubs in the seventh. Bivens still managed a game score of 73 with seven strikeouts despite receiving his fourth loss of the year with Bowling Green. David Olemdo-Barerra hit a RBI single in the ninth, bringing the Hot Rods within one. After a wild pitch, they had runners on second and third, but Manny Sanchez struck out to end the rally and the game.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (32-22)

Hudson Valley is in the All-Star Break. They finished the first half first in McNamara division by half a game, and they had the second-best record across the league.

Rookie Princeton Rays (26-24)

Princeton scored every inning except one in their 11-4 clobbering of the Johnson City Cardinals. Rene Pinto set the pace with a two-run home run in the first, and he put up five RBI overall with two doubles as well. Princeton plated runs in every inning besides the fifth, including a three-run fourth. Ethan Clark cruised to his sixth win of the year despite not striking out a single batter and giving up three runs. Bryce Zak recorded a save, but also surrendered a solo home run in his 3.1 innings.

Rookie GCL Rays (20-25)

The GCL Twins battered the GCL Rays' pitchers in the teams' doubleheader, as the Rays lost both games. Easton McGee took the loss in Game One as the Rays lost, 7-2. This was McGee's first loss with the Rays, as he allowed four runs in 4.1 innings with two strikeouts. Tyler House finished off the fifth, but allowed two more runs, and Kevin Williams gave up another run in the sixth. Jesus Sanchez hit two RBI singles to account for the Rays' offense.

The Rays struggled again in the second leg of the doubleheader, losing Game Two by a 8-1 margin. The loss fell on Nicholas Padilla in this game, allowing three runs - two earned - to the Twins, and V.J. Collins allowed four more. Matt Vogel threw two scoreless innings of relief, but Juan Carlos Arias allowed one more before the game was said and done. The Rays got their lone run from a Vidal Brujan groundout.

The preceding stories were not generated by the Associated Press computer using data from and in cooperation with MLBAM.


Notable Performances


SS Daniel Robertson: 1-for-4, R, 2B (15)
1B Casey Gillaspie: 2-for-4, 2 K
UT Taylor Motter: 1-for-2, RBI (34), BB, K
OF Dayron Varona: 1-for-4, 2B (30), K
OF Johnny Field: 1-for-3


1B/3B Patrick Leonard: 2-for-3, R, 2B (19), BB
OF Granden Goetzman: 1-for-3, R, 3B (4), RBI (29), K
OF Justin Williams: 1-for-4, R, RBI (23), K

Class-A Advanced

2B Riley Unroe: 2-for-4
SS Jake Cronenworth: 2-for-4, R
3B Cristian Toribio: 1-for-3, R, 2B (12), RBI (15), BB, 2 K
OF Nathan Lukes: 2-for-4, RBI (2)


3B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-3, R
IF Peter Maris: 2-for-4, RBI (31)
OF David Olmedo-Barerra: 1-for-4, RBI (32)
OF Manny Sanchez: 1-for-4, R

RHP Blake Bivens: L (6-4), 6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

Rookie (Princeton)

OF Trek Stemp: 3-for-5, RBI (8)
OF Eleardo Cabrera: 3-for-5, 2 R, RBI (29)
C Rene Pinto: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B (3), HR (2), 5 RBI (7), K
2B Robbie Tenerowicz: 3-for-5, R, 2B (14)
1B Devin Davis: 1-for-2, 2 R, 2B (5), RBI (10), 2 BB
SS Deion Tansel: 2-for-4, R, 2B (1), RBI (4)

Rookie (GCL)

Game 1

C Justin O'Conner: 1-for-3, R, 2B (2)
OF Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-3, 2 RBI (29)
OF Ryan Calloway: 1-for-2, R, 2B (11), K

Game 2

C Mac Seibert: 1-for-1
1B Gilbert Marrero: 2-for-3

RHP Matt Vogel: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Columbus 7:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Alex Cobb (0-1, 12.00) v. Shawn Haviland (0-1, 4.26)

Montgomery is off

Charlotte v. Jupiter 6:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Henry Ceteno (3-2, 2.18) v. Scott Squier (3-0, 4.10)

Bowling Green v, South Bend 7:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Genesis Cabrera (9-4, 3.77) v. TBA

South All-Stars v. North All-Stars 6:35 PM ET *New-York Penn League All-Star Game*

*Hosted by Hudson Valley Renegades at Duchess Stadium*

Princeton v. Bluefield 7:00 PM ET (radio stream)

GCL Rays @ GCL Twins 12:00 PM ET

Scouting the opposition

Columbus Clippers (Cleveland)
70-54, 1st in IL West 
Offense: 545 R (2nd) .723 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.67 ERA (9th) 1.30 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Bradley Zimmer (1), SS Erik Gonzalez (12), RHP Adam Plutko (14), 3B Yandy Diaz (15), LHP Shawn Morimando (17), RHP Shawn Armstrong (21), LHP Ryan Merritt (22)

Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami)
29-22, 1st in FSL South
Offense: 443 R (9th) .639 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.44 ERA (5th) 1.24 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Avery Romero (23), RHP Jose Adames (30)

South Bend Cubs
33-17, 1st in MWL East
Offense: 555 R (2nd) .710 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.33 ERA (4th) 1.21 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Oscar De La Cruz (8), OF Eloy Jimenez (9), LHP Justin Steele (14), LHP Carson Sands (22), OF Eddy Julio Martinez (28)

Bluefield Blue Jays
29-23, 2nd in AL East 
Offense: 280 R (T-2nd) .746 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 4.14 ERA (5th) 1.33 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Reggie Pruitt (11), RHP Jose Espada (15), RHP Yennsy Diaz (19), OF Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

GCL Twins
26-19, 1st in GCL South
Offense: 165 R (12th) .622 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 2.44 ERA (1st) 1.10 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Huascar Ynoa (25), SS Jose Miranda, OF Akil Baddoo