After Charlotte’s season ended Sunday, the remaining full-season affiliates wrapped up regular season play Monday. Durham, Montgomery and Bowling Green will all begin postseason play on Wednesday. Hudson Valley’s regular season ends Thursday, and its magic number to clinch a playoff berth is just 1.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (86-56)
Durham’s offense completed its holiday weekend with a 3-0 loss to Gwinnett. Shane Peterson had three of the Bulls’ hits, including a double. All three of Gwinnett’s runs came on star Atlanta prospect Ronald Acuna’s three-run homer off Hunter Adkins.
SS Willy Adames: 0-for-4, 2 K
1B Jake Bauers: 1-for-3, 1 BB
3B Patrick Leonard: 0-for-4, 2 K
OF Shane Peterson: 3-for-4, 1 2B, 1 SB
RHP Hunter Adkins: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
LHP Jose Alvarado: two-thirds IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (76-64)
Joe McCarthy’s home run wasn’t enough in Montgomery’s 2-1 loss to Chattanooga. The Red Scare’s seventh homer of the season cut the Biscuits’ deficit to one in the sixth, but they only had one hit the rest of the game. Starter Benton Moss struck out seven and allowed both Lookouts runs in five innings.
OF Joe McCarthy: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
OF Justin Williams: 0-for-4, 1 K
C Nick Ciuffo: 0-for-4, 1 K
RHP Benton Moss: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (69-66)
Charlotte’s season is over.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (72-65)
After losing 10 in a row, Bowling Green finished its regular season on a five-game winning streak thanks to a 10-0 rout of South Bend. Back-to-back doubles from Adrian Rondon and Garrett Whitley to start the game gave the Hot Rods a quick 1-0 lead, but they didn’t blow the game open until the middle innings. They scored four in the fourth, and Emilio Gustave and Miles Mastrobuoni later homered to extend the lead. Starter Kenny Rosenberg tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings.
3B Adrian Rondon: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
CF Garrett Whitley: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
SS Luis Rengifo: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
IF Miles Mastrobuoni: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI
OF Jim Haley: 0-for-5, 4 K
OF Emilio Gustave: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
LHP Kenny Rosenberg: 5 1/3 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (43-30)
Brendan McKay’s last start of the regular season was his longest as a professional in Hudson Valley’s 5-1 win over Lowell in Game 1 of the doubleheader. The star lefty went five innings and allowed just a run on a solo homer. The Renegades added three insurance runs in the seventh, two of which came on Deion Tansel’s RBI single.
The Renegades hammered the Spinners with an 11-3 win in Game 2. Already leading 4-1 in the sixth, they blew the game open with a seven-run inning, capped by Angel Perez’s three-run homer. Starter Austin Franklin allowed a run in five innings.
2B Vidal Brujan (1): 1-for-4, 1 R
2B Vidal Brujan (2): 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI
OF Carl Chester (2): 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
C Rafelin Lorenzo (2): 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
OF Angel Perez (2): 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
IF Justin Bridgman (2): 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
LHP Brendan McKay (1): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
RHP Austin Franklin (2): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
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 milb.com)
Durham is off
Montgomery is off
Bowling Green is off
Hudson Valley @ Lowell 6:35 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Tanner Houck (0-2, 3.26)
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
Lowell Spinners (Boston)
Offense: 259 R (12th) .622 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.52 ERA (9th) 1.29 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Yoan Aybar (19), RHP Tanner Houck, OF Cole Brannen