David DeJesus has resumed his rehab assignment with Charlotte. After breaking his hand on a check swing in early June it finally appears as if he’s close to returning to an already crowded Rays’ outfield.
Triple-A International League: Durham Bulls 3, Norfolk Tides (BAL) 2
Durham was able to walk-off on Wednesday thanks to a solid combined pitching effort and some timely hitting. Matt Andriese pitched 5 good innings only allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6 and not walking a batter. Jeremy Moore hit a solo home run in the 2n dinning to get the scoring started and eventually Mike Fontenot’s walk-off single in the 9th would win it for the Bulls. C.J. Riefenhauser, Josh Lueke and Adam Liberatore combined to throw the final 4 innings and allowed just 1 run.
Double-A Southern League: Tennessee Smokies (CHC) 4, Montgomery Biscuits 1
The Biscuits totaled 8 hits on the night but couldn’t get the timely hits they needed in the losing effort. Grayson Garvin pitched 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits while striking out 2 and walking 1. Jake Hager went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and scored the only run. Justin O’Conner continues to hit in his breakout season by going 2 for 4 with a double. He raised his average to .289 for Montgomery on the year.
High-A Florida State League: St. Lucie Mets 6, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2
A 5- run 7th inning by the Mets ended up being the difference for the Stone Crabs. David DeJesus went 1 for 4 in his rehab start at DH. Tyler Goeddel went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run to score Charlotte’s only runs. Jordan Harrison’s implosion ruined a pretty good start from Austin Pruitt where he threw 5 innings and only allowed 1 run. Johnny Field also had a multi-hit game. Field has hit well since being moved up to the FSL and is now hitting .310 with Charlotte.
Low-A Midwest League: Lake County Captains (CLE) 1, Bowling Green Hot Rods 0
The Hot Rods mimicked the big league club by only getting 3 hits and getting shut out. Willy Adames came up with 1 of the 3 hits and Spencer Edwards went 1 for 2 with a stolen base and a hit by pitch. Ben Griset had a solid outing go to waste as he pitched 6 innings and only allowed 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 6 and only walking 1. Pat Blair recorded the only other hit for the Hot Rods.
Short Season-A New York Penn League: Hudson Valley Renegades 1, Aberdeen Ironbirds (BAL) 0
The Renegades got just enough offense in their latest victory. Coty Blanchard went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and the only run scored. Casey Gillaspie went 2 for 5 with a double as well. Chris Pike, Trevor Dunlap and Edwin Fierro combined to shut out the Ironbirds. Pike threw 6.2 of those innings and only allowed 4 hits while striking out 5 and only walking 1.
Rookie Ball- Gulf Coast League: GCL Red Sox 6, GCL Rays 3
Henry Centeno was a tough luck loser by throwing 5 innings and not allowing an earned run (2 unearned) and just 1 hit, but he and the GCL Rays were doomed by 3 errors. Zacrey Law, Matt Reida and Christian Knott all had multi-hit games. Reida had a pair of doubles and a stolen base in the game.