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Down On The Farm: September 12

Eduar Quinonez coughed up an early lead and put Hudson Valley in another 1-0 series hole, credit <a href="http://i.pbase.com/g1/23/755623/2/126553663.f1f3xIod.jpg">Jim Donten</a>
Eduar Quinonez coughed up an early lead and put Hudson Valley in another 1-0 series hole, credit Jim Donten

Is today the last game of the season for Rays affiliates, or will Hudson Valley win game two to stretch the series to a decisive game three? Jesse Hahn will look to rebound from his rough start against Brooklyn.

Short Season-A Hudson Valley Renegades (2-2) ***Featured game of the day***

Hudson Valley quickly took and then lost a lead in game one of the New York Penn League Championship, losing to Tri-City 5-4 in 10 innings. The Renegades scored three 1st inning runs on a balk and two run homer by Luke Maile, After setting down Tri-City 1-2-3 in the bottom half of the inning, starter Eduar Quinonez soon stumbled, allowing a two run home run in both the 2nd and 3rd innings as the ValleyCats took the lead. He wouldn't even complete the 4th inning, finishing with a line of four runs allowed on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 3.2 innings. In the 9th, Leonardo Reginatto hit a solo home run off Astros pitching prospect Vincent Velasquez to tie the game. An inning later, Hudson Valley would get the go-ahead run in scoring position, but they couldn't get one more big hit. In the bottom half of the 10th with one out, Tri-City hit three straight singles before former Florida star Preston Tucker hit a walkoff sac fly.

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Star of the day- Leonardo Reginatto's 9th inning home run gave Hudson Valley a chance late in the game.

Goat of the day- Eduar Quinonez couldn't take advantage of some early run support and turned in a poor start.

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

Hudson Valley v. Tri-City 6:05 PM
Jesse Hahn (0-1, 9.00) v. Aaron West* (0-0, 5.40)

Game two of a best-of-three series, Hudson Valley trails 1-0

*Listed as TBA on MiLB.com

Scouting the opposition

Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston)
51-25 (1st in Stedler)
Offense: 414 R (2nd) .746 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