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All four affiliates in action came away with wins

Leonardo Reginatto is having a decent season at Bowling Green
Leonardo Reginatto is having a decent season at Bowling Green
Jim Donten

And three of the games required extra innings

Triple-A Durham Bulls (51-32)

Durham was rained out.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (6-6)

Montgomery made a late comeback to top Tennessee 4-3 in 10 innings. The Biscuits were down to their last out in the ninth down 3-2 when Smokies reliever Kevin Rhoderick uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Mikie Mahtook to score from third. An inning later, Rhoderick's trouble throwing strikes contributed to Montgomery walking off with the win. Kyeong Kang singled to open the inning, and he advanced to second when Riccio Torrez was hit by a pitch. A Robby Price bunt ended up going for a hit, and Hector Guevara delivered the game-winning single. Starter Mike Colla allowed all three Tennessee runs, but only two of them were earned, and he gave them eight innings. Juan Sandoval struck out three in two scoreless to get credit for the win. Kevin Kiermaier had another strong game at the top of the lineup. He had three hits including his fourth home run of the season and a double. Cameron Seitzer had four singles.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (6-4)

Charlotte was rained out.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (7-4)

Bowling Green piled up runs early in an 8-1 win over West Michigan. With a three run third and four run fourth, the Hot Rods were able to build a big lead and cruise to the win. In the third, Leonardo Reginatto's single scored two of the three runs, and his bases clearing triple in the next frame drove in three of the four in that inning. The top three in the batting order, Reginatto sandwiched by Andrew Toles and Tommy Coyle, provided the bulk of the offense, combining for seven hits and reaching base nine times. Eduar Quinonez got the win with one run allowed in three innings of relief work, but it was Jeff Ames that started the game. Ames threw four scoreless innings, striking out four and allowing three hits and three walks.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (10-4)

Hudson Valley broke a long stalemate with an 11th inning run to top Brooklyn 1-0. After leading off the 11th with a double and moving to third on a sac bunt, Julian Ridings came home to score on a ground ball hit by Ty Young with Brooklyn being unable to get the out at the plate. Thanks to quality pitching from both sides, the teams combined for only 10 hits with five apiece. Ben Griset started and came out after five scoreless innings, and Justin Choate relieved him with four scoreless of his own. Andrew Hanse threw the last two innings and picked up his first professional win. Four of the Renegades' five hits were doubles.

Rookie Princeton Rays (3-7)

A trio of home runs helped lead Princeton to a 10 inning, 4-3 win over Johnson City. It wasn't a home run that won the game in extras though. Adderly Rosa walked to lead off the inning and moved to second base on a sac bunt. After that, Bralin Jackson hit a walkoff single to give Princeton their first winning streak of the season. All three of their previous runs came on solo home runs, starting with David Garcia in the first inning to tie the game at one. Leopoldo Correa tied it at two in the fourth, and Spencer Edwards' second home run of the season tied it at three in the eighth. Princeton's pitching was truly an ensemble cast Sunday with starter D.J. Slaton going the longest, allowing two runs in 3.2 innings. Isaac Gil was credited with the win by finishing the game with 2.1 scoreless innings.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (3-5)

The GCL Rays were off.


Star of the day- Reginatto had a pretty big day for the Hot Rods.

Goat of the day- No complaints today.

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Columbus 5:30 PM DOUBLEHEADER (MiLB.TV)
Mike Montgomery (4-1, 3.98) v. TBA

Montgomery v. Tennessee 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Enny Romero (7-3, 2.92) v. Austin Kirk (1-1, 5.48)

Charlotte @ Jupiter 5:05 PM DOUBLEHEADER
Ryan Carpenter (6-5, 4.60) v. Josh Hodges (2-2, 3.71)

Bowling Green @ West Michigan 12 PM (MiLB.TV)
Taylor Guerrieri (5-2, 2.29) v. Edgar De La Rosa (4-2, 6.79)

Hudson Valley v. Aberdeen 7:05 PM
Austin Pruitt* (0-0, 0.00) v. Stephen Brault* (1-0, 1.69)

Princeton v. Johnson City 7:05 PM
Jorge Rodriguez (0-2, 7.88) v. Blake McKnight (1-0, 0.00)

GCL Rays v. GCL Red Sox 12 PM

All doubleheader games will be seven innings

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Columbus Clippers (Cleveland)
37-46 (3rd in IL West)
Offense: 347 R (12th) .718 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 4.44 ERA (10th) 1.44 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Trevor Bauer (2), RHP Danny Salazar (6), RHP C.C. Lee (10), LHP Scott Barnes (11), OF Tim Fedroff (19), SS Juan Diaz (32)

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
6-4 (1st in SL North)
Offense: 342 R (3rd) .724 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.57 ERA (7th) 1.34 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Arismendy Alcantara (10), 3B Christian Villanueva (12), RHP Alberto Cabrera (13), OF Matt Szczur (14), RHP Tony Zych (22), RHP Trey McNutt (24)

Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami)
4-5 (5th in FSL South)
Offense: 301 R (10th) .673 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.07 ERA (1st) 1.24 WHIP (2nd)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Andrew Heaney (3), LHP Justin Nicolino (6), RHP Jose Urena (8), RHP Jake Esch (23), C Austin Barnes (29), OF Brent Keys (30), 2B Noah Perio (34)

West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit)
5-6 (T-4th in MWL East)
Offense: 353 R (9th) .701 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.58 ERA (4th) 1.31 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Austin Schotts (5), RHP Jake Thompson (4), OF Danry Vasquez (6), RHP Montreal Robertson (18), RHP Endrys Briceno (22), RHP Edgar De La Rosa (29)

Aberdeen IronBirds (Baltimore)
5-8 (T-3rd in McNamara)
Offense: 45 R (10th) .605 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 4.23 ERA (12th) 1.41 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Mike Yastrzemski

Johnson City Cardinals
7-4 (2nd in APP West)
Offense: 53 R (3rd) .680 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 2.68 ERA (2nd) 1.23 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Steve Bean (20)

GCL Red Sox
5-3 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 24 R (14th) .629 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.13 ERA (8th) 1.12 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Trey Ball