Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday's Scores and Highlights

Charlotte, Knights 8, Durham Bulls 4
The Bulls have lost 5 of their last 6 games. Justin Ruggiano was 2 for 4 with a home run. Leslie Anderson was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Brian Shouse was charged with a bad save and took the loss. The Bulls face Charlotte again on Tuesday with Brian Baker getting the start.

Montgomery Biscuits (day off)
The Biscuits host Huntsville on Tuesday.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 2, Bradenton Marauders 3
The Stone Crabs were swept by the Marauders. Greg Sexton was 3 for 4 with an RBI. Isaias Velasquez was 2 for 4. Tyler Bortnick drove home the other Stone Crabs run. Grant Balfour made his second rehab outing, pitching a no-hit inning. Shane Dyer suffered the loss. The Stone Crabs begin a road series against Jupiter on Tuesday.

Fort Wayne Tin Caps 1, Bowling Green Hot Rods 4
Mark Thomas was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Julio Cedeno was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Burt Reynolds also drove home a run. Alex Koronis took the win and Scott Shuman earned the save. The Hot Rods and Tin Caps play again on Tuesday.

Hudson Valley Renegades 4, Tri-City Valley Cats 5 (14 innings)
Elias Otero was 4 for 7 with a double, home run and 2 RBI's. Chris Winder was 3 for 6. Alejandro Torres was 2 for 5. Brian Bryles was 2 for 7 with a triple and an RBI. Nick Schwaner also drove home a run. The Renegades were 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position and struck out 18 times in the game. Robert Dickmann took the loss. The Renegades host Staten Island on Tuesday, wrapping up a suspended game from 6/22 before playing the regularly scheduled contest.

Princeton Rays 2, Elizabethton Twins 7
The P-Rays have been eliminated from the playoff race. Gerardo Olivares had a two run homer. P-Rays managed just three hits on the night. Cesar Guillen and Jeff Malm had the other two. Eliazer Suero gave up 6 runs in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss. The P-Rays conclude the regular season with a doubleheader against Bluefield.

GCL Rays 1, GCL Marlins 0 (10 innings)
Pitching led the Rays to victory and advanced them to the GCL Championship Series. Brandon Henderson made his third professional start, pitching 6 shut-out innings with 5 strikeouts and only surrendered one hit. Pedro Silvestre pitched 2 shut-out innings. Ryan Fleckenstein earned the win, pitching 2 no-hit innings with 2 strikeouts. Ryan Brett was 2 for 5 with a double. Luke Bailey was 2 for 4 with a double. Craige Lyerly scored the winning run on a wild pitch. The GCL Rays will face the GCL Phillies in game one of the finals on Tuesday.


  1. It's called a "blown" save not a "bad" save! Did you ever play baseball?

  2. Yes I did...but not very good, that's why I am writing and not playing.

    In all seriousness, I missed it at 0430 this morning when I was writing it. Brain not so clear that early in the morning.

  3. Nobody is paying these guys to run this website and imho they do a fine job. That type of criticism is unwarranted when we all knew what was meant (blown versus bad). To do it annonomously adds to the low-blowness of the comment.

  4. I totally agree with you, Dan. Thanks again, Jim, for all you do. This a very informative site and I check it often.
    *Dan- One more thing- I am a friend of Tyler's from the Hudson Valley and am so happy he was recently promoted. Congratulations to you and your family.

  5. Would it really make a difference if he/she stated their name? Would you treat it any different if it was Mark from Washington or Stacy from Nebraska?

    At least its not a comment blasting the Rays organization for not promoting a player as fast as their daddy wants them to be...

  6. We actually prefer when someone points out a typo or error because we want to be as accurate as possible for fans of the Rays minor leaguers. That said, no need to be a d##k about it. One word out of the whole article was wrong and you have to take a cheap shot at Jim? And you even knew what he meant! Geez. If you want to take a shot a Kevin or me, especially me, go right ahead. But leave Jim out of it, he's busted his butt around here this summer.

    For people who want to make those kind of comments or complain about friends and family of the players, feel free to go to one of the other Rays blogs that enjoy/encourage that type of thing. We'll be just fine without you, or Mark from Washington or Stacy from Nebraska.

    Unfortunately due to our summer schedules this year, Kevin and I haven't been around as much as we would like. For me that should change in the next week or so with the kids and wife back in school. Again, a big thanks to Jim for all the work he's done here this summer.

  7. No problem Doug. And thanks to Dan and Anon2.

    I don't mind the comments. I know that I am not perfect nor do I expect to be. Only human.

  8. Way to go Otero!!!