While Montgomery's season ended, Hudson Valley extended theirs by another game. They're the final Rays affiliate in action in 2012.
Short Season-A Hudson Valley Renegades (1-1) ***Featured game of the day***
Hudson Valley kept their season alive with an 8-1 blowout of Brooklyn. Jeff Ames delivered the start they needed after Friday's playoff opening loss, allowing just one run on six hits in six innings with four strikeouts. The Renegades got to Brooklyn starter Luis Mateo early when Luke Maile's 1st inning single drove in Thomas Coyle who tripled earlier in the inning. Hudson Valley scored three runs against Mateo, but they did most of the damage late in the game against the Cyclones bullpen. The five runs they scored between the 7th and 8th innings included a two run double by Leonardo Reginatto. Four Renegades had multi-hit games including 1st rounder Richie Shaffer.
AA Montgomery Biscuits (1-3)
Montgomery saw its season come to an abrupt end with an 11-4 loss to Mobile. They took a 3-1 lead in a 2nd inning that included a two run triple by Mark Thomas, but Merrill Kelly was unable to hold the lead. Kelly couldn't complete five innings, allowing six runs in 4.1 innings. Unfortunately for the Biscuits, Mobile didn't stop there. Starting in the 4th inning, the BayBears scored at least once in five straight innings to tack on more than enough insurance. Most of Montgomery's offense was provided by the bottom of the lineup with Thomas and Kevin Kiermaier each having two RBI. Mike Sheridan reached base three times.
Star of the day- Hudson Valley needed a strong start from Jeff Ames, and he gave them just that.
Goat of the day- Montgomery's postseason was a letdown.
Today's game (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Hudson Valley v. Brooklyn 6:05 PM
Taylor Guerrieri* (1-2, 1.04) v. Gabriel Ynoa* (5-2, 2.23)
Game three of a best-of-three series, tied 1-1
*Listed as TBA on MiLB.com
Scouting the opposition
Brooklyn Cyclones (
45-31 (2nd in McNamara)
Offense: 288 R (12th) .657 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 2.62 ERA (1st) 1.05 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Brandon Nimmo (3), SS Phillip Evans (21), C Kevin Plawecki