Down On The Farm: September 5

Todd Glaesmann returns to Bowling Green to provide addition power for the playoffs, credit Jim Donten

Today, the New York Penn League season ends, and Hudson Valley could secure the #1 seed in the postseason with a win. Bowling Green will start their series against Lake County, and despite finishing better than the Captains in both halves, will not have homefield advantage. Montgomery opens their series against Mobile tomorrow. Here is yesterday's featured game by virtue of being the only game played:

Short Season-A Hudson Valley Renegades (51-24) ***Featured game of the day***

Hudson Valley couldn't contain the New York Penn League's best offense in their 9-3 loss at Tri-City. Before the Renegades could score their first runs in the 6th inning, they were already down 5-0, largely due to a pair of home runs allowed by Eduar Quinonez. #9 hitter Dan Gulbransen hit both, and Quinonez was charged with five runs allowed in four innings of work. Richie Shaffer and Luke Maile helped Hudson Valley score the next three runs to close the deficit to two, but Tri-City answered with a four run 7th inning aided by a Leonardo Reginatto error to go ahead by six. Hudson Valley and Tri-City are now tied for the best record in the league at 51-24, and the winner of today's season finale will determine who is the #1 seed.

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Star of the day- The executive in the front office who decided to send Todd Glaesmann back to Bowling Green as a ringer.

Goat of the day- Eduar Quinonez had a rough start last night, but Tri-City can score some runs.

Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)

Bowling Green @ Lake County 7:05 PM
Parker Markel (11-5, 3.53) v. Cody Anderson (4-7, 3.20)

Game one of a best-of-three series

Hudson Valley @ Tri-City 6 PM
Jesse Hahn* (2-2, 2.77) v. Joe Bircher (3-3, 3.20)

*Listed as TBA on MiLB.com

Scouting the opposition

Lake County Captains (Cleveland)
71-68 (4th in MWL East)
Offense: 657 R (6th) .712 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.91 ERA (10th) 1.28 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Francisco Lindor (1), OF Luigi Rodriguez (5), LHP Elvis Araujo (11), OF LeVon Washington (19), C Jake Lowery (27), 3B Jordan Smith (30)

Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston)
51-24 (1st in Stedler)
Offense: 412 R (2nd) .749 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 2.75 ERA (2nd) 1.17 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Vincent Velasquez (27), RHP Brady Rodgers, SS Jean Carlos Batista, OF Preston Tucker

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