Durham 4, Richmond 1. The forgotten prospect, Joel Guzman (can I still call him a prospect?) hit a 3-run home run in the 2nd inning and that was enough for Jeremy Cummings who improved to 3-0 in 3 starts for the Rays, since coming over from Australia Taiwan. He struck out 7 and did not walk a batter in 7 innings. He gave up 3 hits and 1 run. He retired the last 18 batters he faced.

Montgomery @ Mobile (ppd Rain). This game will be made up as part of a double-header on Saturday.

Clearwater @ Vero Beach (ppd Rain). This game will be made up as part of a double-header on Saturday.

Hickory 12, Columbus 2. Glenn Gibson dropped to 1-7 after allowing 8 runs in 3 innings. That’s OK. That is still more wins than Elijah Dukes would have provided for the Rays organization this year.

NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…

  • Jake McGee and Reid Brignac both make this week’s Baseball America “Prospect Hot Sheet”. BA shows that McGee struggles in the 5th inning and beyond. “In the first four innings of games, McGee has a 1.85 ERA in 34 innings. In innings 5-7, McGee’s ERA stands at 7.90 at 13 2/3 innings...McGee has a 39-9 K-BB ratio in innings 1-4 and a 9-10 K-BB mark in innings 5-7.” Say it with me…The closer for the 2010 Tampa Bay Rays: Jake McGee. [Baseball America]
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  1. Chris in Raleigh NC says:

    Cummings came over from Taiwan, not Australia. Doesn't seem to have much stuff, but sure wins games.

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  2. TommyR says:

    I think it's safe to stop calling Guzman a prospect.

    What to do we do with Brignac? The infield in pretty crowded and I see a nice hole in RF. Brignac is athletic enough to make the transition, but I doubt it happens.

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  3. Devil Ray Guevara says:

    thanks Chris.

    I would only move Brignac if the team thinks Bartlett will be here for a while. if so, then u r prolly right. Brignac would prolly be a very good RF

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