Rays down on the farm September 9: Charlotte stays alive

Jonathan Quinonez played a huge role in the game three win - Jim Donten

In the International League, Durham finds out who their championship opponent will be

Charlotte's backs are still against the wall though. Daytona has allowed four runs in five postseason games so far.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (3-0)

Durham was off. The International League championship will start against the Pawtucket Red Sox tomorrow.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (3-2)

A late rally helped Charlotte stay alive in a game three 3-2 win. Dan Vogelbach singled home a run for the Cubs in the first inning, and they scored a second run in the seventh to take a late 2-0 lead. In the eighth, the Stone Crabs finally broke their scoreless drought when Jonathan Quinonez put them on the board with a leadoff pinch hit home run. Later in the inning, they thought they had the game tied up when Ryan McChesney was tagged out at home on a Jake Hager single. Brady Williams was ejected arguing the call. Down to their last three outs, Richie Shaffer led off the ninth with a walk, but Drew Vettleson couldn't get the sac bunt down, leaving them with a runner on first and now one out. After Alejandro Segovia also walked, Jeff Malm singled to tie the game, and Quinonez came through again with a walkoff single. Starter Felipe Rivero allowed both runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks in 6.2 innings with four strikeouts.


Star of the day- Quinonez had a large impact for entering the game as a pinch hitter.

Goat of the day- Not much to complain about when one team plays.

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

Durham is off

Charlotte v. Daytona 6:30 PM
Dylan Floro* (2-0, 1.61) v. C.J. Edwards (0-0, 1.96)

Game four in a best of five series (Daytona leads 2-1)

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Daytona Cubs
Offense: 606 R (2nd) .733 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.64 ERA (6th) 1.35 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Jorge Soler (3), RHP Pierce Johnson (6), 1B Dan Vogelbach (7), RHP Lendy Castillo (28), 3B Kris Bryant, RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Ivan Pineyro, RHP Corey Black

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