Durham, Buffalo. James Houser picked up his 2nd win despite giving up 8 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings. He allowed only 1 run with the help of 3 double plays in those 5 innings…Ray Olmedo and Ray Sadler each drove in a pair. Speaking of which, isn’t it amazing that there are two “Rays” playing for the Rays’ triple-A squad?…Justin Ruggiano was 2-4 and is now hitting .254.

Montgomery, Jacksonville. A home run to lead off the top off the 10th off of Calvin Medlock was the game-winner…Ryan Morse gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits including 2 home runs in 6 innings…Desmond Jennings was 1-6 with a strikeout. Rhyne Hughes hit his league-leading 14th home run. He was also on base 5 times, going 2-3 with 3 walks.

Tampa 3, Charlotte 2. Darren Downs struck out 5 and allowed only 2 runs on 7 hits in 7 innings, but came up short when Tampa scored in the bottom of the 8th…Emeel Salem is heating up with his third multi-hit game in the last 6. He went 2-4 to get his average up to .212.

Rome 5, Bowling Green 3. Michael Jarman was knocked around for 9 hits in 4 innings that led to 5 runs (2 earned)…Tim Beckham homered and was 2-3. It was his 3rd home run. He also committed his 13th error.

Notes from Down on the Farm

  • Jake McGee’s return from Tommy John surgery has been pushed back a month and now he hopes to be pitching at the end of June. [Biscuit Crumbs]
  • Jeremy Hellickson returned to the team after a death in the family and threw from a mound for the 3rd time. There is still no timetable for his return. [Biscuit Crumbs]
  • Rashad Eldridge and Chris Mason have been promoted to triple-A Durham.
  • The Rays have signed Joe Gaetti and assigned him to double-A Montgomery. Gaetti is the son of former big leaguer and former Bulls hitting coach Gary Gaetti. The Rays are Gaetti’s 5th organization and he has twice reached triple-A.

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