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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Renegades’ streak comes to an end

Hudson Valley couldn’t make it 15 wins in a row despite three hits from Zacrey Law

Zacrey Law is now catching this season
Jim Donten

Jesus Sanchez is in the midst of an interesting month. His four home runs are a season-high for him this year, and his .819 OPS isn’t bad. He’s also been striking out a lot more than he had been all season with a 27.8 percent strikeout rate. He has five games with three strikeouts this season, and four of them have come this month.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (80-52)

Yonny Chirinos was at it again in Durham’s 3-2 win over Norfolk. He only struck out two, but he threw six more scoreless innings and earned his 12th win. Taylor Featherston provided all the runs the Bulls needed with a three-run homer in the fourth.

SS Willy Adames: 1-for-4
1B Jake Bauers: 0-for-4, 2 K
RF Taylor Featherston: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB

RHP Yonny Chirinos: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
RHP Chaz Roe: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
RHP Diego Castillo: 1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (36-25)

Joe McCarthy homered, but Montgomery needed a few more hits in its 12-inning, 4-3 loss to Mobile. After Dalton Kelly and Justin Williams’ RBI hits in the sixth, the Biscuits only had three hits throughout the rest of the game. Starter Edwin Fierro allowed three runs in five innings, and the Montgomery bullpen only allowed an unearned run over the final seven frames.

OF Joe McCarthy: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
OF Justin Williams: 2-for-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
C Nick Ciuffo: 0-for-5, 2 K
IF Grant Kay: 3-for-5, 2 2B, 1 K

LHP Jonny Venters: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Edwin Fierro: 5 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (35-25)

Charlotte’s game was postponed.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (36-26)

Bowling Green was shut down by former Detroit first-round pick Matt Manning in a 3-0 loss to West Michigan. While Manning struck out six in six scoreless innings, Hot Rods starter Willy Ortiz was charged with three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Josh Lowe and Jim Haley each had two of Bowling Green’s five hits.

CF Josh Lowe: 2-for-3, 1 BB
OF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-2, 2 BB, 2 K
OF Jesus Sanchez: 0-for-4, 3 K
3B Adrian Rondon: 0-for-4, 1 K
C Rene Pinto: 0-for-4, 2 K

RHP Willy Ortiz: 5 13 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (37-26)

Hudson Valley’s 14-game winning streak came to an end in an 8-3 loss to Connecticut. The game was tied at one until Eduard Rosillo replaced Jhonleider Salinas in the fifth, and Connecticut scored six runs. Rosillo was charged with all six ones and only recorded one out. Salinas allowed a run on five hits and four walks in four innings.

2B Vidal Brujan: 2-for-5
SS Taylor Walls: 1-for-4, 1 R
DH Brendan McKay: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
C Zacrey Law: 3-for-4, 1 RBI

RHP Jhonleider Salinas: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
RHP Eduard Rosillo: one-third IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Rookie Princeton Rays (26-36)

Riley O’Brien threw five no-hit innings in Princeton’s 12-2 win over Johnson City. Although he walked four, O’Brien struck out five and pitched one of his best professional outings to date. Princeton 6-0 before Johnson City even scored, but it really broke out with six more runs in the eighth. Trey Hair capped the scoring with a three-run homer.

C Ronaldo Hernandez: 3-for-4, 2 R, 3 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
2B Trey Hair: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB
OF Moises Gomez: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB

RHP Riley O’Brien: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 5 K

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (25-28)

The GCL Rays’ game was postponed.

The preceding stories were not generated by the Associated Press computer using data from, and in cooperation with, MLBAM.


Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Norfolk 5:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Burch Smith (0-1, 3.60) v. TBA

Montgomery v. Mobile 6:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Genesis Cabrera (5-4, 3.77) v. Alex Klonowski (5-7, 4.03)

Charlotte @ Fort Myers 2 PM (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Brandon Lawson (4-5, 4.52) v. Lewis Thorpe (3-4, 2.87)
Eduar Lopez (9-7, 3.40) v. Randy LeBlanc (2-2, 2.82)

Both games will be seven innings

Bowling Green @ West Michigan 1 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. Spenser Watkins (8-2, 3.06)

Hudson Valley @ Connecticut 4:05 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Dane Myers (0-2, 2.21)

Princeton v. Johnson City 5 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Jacob Schlesener (2-2, 3.56)

The GCL Rays are off

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
Offense: 535 R (10th) .715 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 4.12 ERA (10th) 1.41 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: C Chance Sisco (1), LHP Chris Lee (10), LHP Donnie Hart (16), RHP Jimmy Yacabonis (22), LHP Andrew Faulkner (24), RHP Stefan Crichton (27), LHP Jayson Aquino (30), RHP Gabriel Ynoa

Mobile BayBears (Angels)
32-29 (2nd in SL South)
Offense: 506 R (5th) .679 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.78 ERA (7th) 1.28 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B Matt Thaiss (2), C Taylor Ward (6), RHP Grayson Long (7), RHP Adam Hofacket (21), RHP Jesus Castillo (23), RHP Justin Anderson (25), RHP Tyler Carpenter (27), OF Brennon Lund (28), RHP Jake Jewell (29), OF Troy Montgomery (31)

Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota)
39-21 (1st in FSL South)
Offense: 539 R (4th) .680 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 3.50 ERA (6th) 1.31 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Luis Arraez (12), LHP Lewis Thorpe (19), OF Brent Rooker

West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit)
Offense: 603 R (5th) .711 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 2.84 ERA (1st) 1.12 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Matt Manning (1), OF Derek Hill (10), RHP Wladimir Pinto (21), OF Jacob Robson (25), SS Isaac Paredes

Connecticut Tigers
30-31 (T-2nd in NYPL Stedler)
Offense: 230 R (12th) .601 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 3.49 ERA (7th) 1.36 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Reynaldo Rivera, C Joey Morgan

Johnson City Cardinals
33-29 (2nd in AL West)
Offense: 316 R (5th) .739 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 4.29 ERA (6th) 1.47 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Delvin Perez (3), RHP Alvaro Seijas (20)