Saturday, April 19, 2014

Check out our new Biscuits page

The Advertiser's revamped site includes some one-stop shopping for all things Biscuits. And, as you've come to expect from Biscuit Crumbs, a lot on the Rays, Durham Bulls, Charlotte Stone Crabs and Bowling Green Hot Rods, too.

Go to to see all of our coverage.

Since all the stories/blog posts/etc. are there, there's no longer any need for me to post daily links. The page will still have the daily recap of each game, the nightly Rays roundup and the morning Ranking the Rays.

With that, I won't be posting to this blog anymore, but I'll still be using my posts here as historical reference. Heck, we started using Blogger in 2006 and have used it ever since, except for one season where I was required to use as the blog's home, with more than 6,000 posts in between.

I hope you enjoy the new look. See you at the ballpark ... and, of course,

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday's Rays roundup

Bulls 3, Norfolk 0
Nate Karns'
seven innings included just two hits, one walk and nine strikeouts. Mike Fontenot homered and walked. Jerry Sands singled thrice and scored.

Palm Beach 8, Stone Crabs 3
Tyler Goeddel hit a two-run home run and singled twice. Josh Sale doubled, walked twice, RBI'd and scored.

Clinton 7, Hot Rods 1
Juniel Querecuto
doubled, singled and RBI'd. Granden Goetzman doubled, singled and stole. Johnny Field singled, walked and stole. Bowling Green has lost 12 straight.

Friday: Biscuits 3, Blue Wahoos 1

Matt Neil was the winning pitcher in his Biscuits debut Friday, helping Montgomery take a 3-1 victory over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

The Biscuits picked up four wins in the five-game series at Pensacola and finished a 6-4 road trip. Montgomery opens a home series with Mississippi today.

Neil (1-0) allowed one hit over 2 2/3 innings in relief of starter Grayson Garvin.

Garvin, on a strict pitch limit due to elbow surgery in June 2012, worked three shutout innings for a second straight start. The left-hander gave up four hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

When Garvin left, the Biscuits led 2-0.

Cameron Seitzer's flyout brought in Taylor Motter with the first run in the first inning. In the second, Joey Rickard's flyout sent home Riccio Torrez, who had doubled.

The Wahoos scored in the fourth off Neil. Bryan Anderson hit a leadoff double and came in on Devin Lohman's two-out single.

Rickard gave the Biscuits a two-run lead in the ninth. He hit a leadoff double and scored on a two-out wild pitch.

New pitcher joins Biscuits

Right-handed reliever Bryce Stowell has joined the Biscuits.

Stowell was 4-1 with four saves and a 2.58 ERA at Double-A Akron in the Cleveland organization last season.

Stowell was a 22nd-round draft pick of the Indians in 2008 out of Cal-Irvine (freaking Anteaters). He reached Triple-A in 2010 and had a 5.49 ERA in 17 appearances.

With Stowell, the Biscuits reach the Southern League 25-man roster limit, a sign that the injuries to DL'd relievers Sam Runion (shoulder) and Matt Ramsey (unknown) may not be minor.

Ranking the Rays ... Colla, Kelly, Field

For Thursday ...

1. Michael Colla, MGM: 7 innings, 2 runs, 7 hits, walk, 8 Ks
2. Merrill Kelly, DUR: 6 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, 6 Ks
3. Johnny Field, BWG: 2 2b's, 1b, run
4. Leonardo Reginatto, CHA: 2b, 2 1b's, RBI, picked off
5. Kevin Brandt, CHA: 3 shutout, 3 hits, 2 walks, 2 Ks