Update: I’m an idiot who can’t read a scoreboard. The series is tied at one and not 2-0 Bulls.
Rob Refsnyder and Nathaniel Lowe homer for the Durham Bulls on the way to tying the best of five Governor’s Cup over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Yankees AAA) at 1-1. Austin Pruitt goes 6.0 scoreless.
Moises Gomez and Trey Hair homer for Bowling Green on the way to winning game one of the Midwest League Championship Series over the Peoria Chiefs. Tobias Myers throws 5.0 scoreless innings.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (79-60)
The Durham Bulls defeated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders 5-2. Kean Wong led the game with a walk ahead of a moonshot over the left field wall from the bat of Rob Refsnyder. Refsnyder spent parts of the last four years playing for the Railriders and hit his second homer of the series. Austin Pruitt held the Railriders scoreless on three hits through 6.0 innings. In the ninth inning Nathaniel Lowe added a two-run homer to extend the lead to 5-0. Colin Poche picked up the three inning save allowing two runs in the bottom of the ninth. The Bulls tied the series at 1.
2B Kean Wong: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB, SB (1), CS (1)
RF Rob Refsnyder: 1-for-4, HR (2), R, 2 RBI, 2 K
CF Austin Meadows: 0-for-4
LF Joe McCarthy: 0-for-4, 2 K
1B Nathaniel Lowe: 1-for-4, HR (1), R, 2 RBI, K
DH Jason Coats: 2-for-4, 3B (1), R, K
SS Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-4, RBI, K, SB (1)
RHP Ryan Weber (W, 1-0): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 1 BB
LHP Colin Poche (S, 1): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (79-61)
The Montgomery Biscuits season has ended.
Port Charlotte Stone Crabs (71-59)
The Port Charlotte Stone Crabs season has ended.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (90-49)
The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated the Peoria Chiefs 4-0 in the first game of the Midwest League Championship Series. Tobias Myers held the Chiefs offense scoreless over 5.0 innings working around three hits and three walks. Jim Haley led off the second inning with a double and came around to score on a Trey Hair sacrifice fly to put the Hot Rods up 1-0. Moises Gomez and Hair hit homers in a three-run fourth inning to extend the lead to 4-0. Tyler Day and Matt Seelinger completed the shutout with 2.0 scoreless innings a piece.
Prospect Note: Vidal Brujan was the first overall pick in the Dominican Winter League draft by the Toros del Este.
The @TorosdelEste drafted Rays 2B Vidal Brujan No. 1 overall in tonight's Dominican League draft.— Ben Badler (@BenBadler) September 13, 2018
The Rays signed Brujan for $15,000. With Brujan, Wander Franco and Jesus Sanchez, that's three potential Top 100 prospects the Rays signed out of the Dominican Republic.
2B Vidal Brujan: 0-for-2, BB
LF Moises Gomez: 1-for-4, HR (1), R, RBI, 3 K
SS Taylor Walls: 0-for-2, R, K, 2 BB
1B Jim Haley: 1-for-4, 2B (1), R, K
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 0-for-4, 2 K
DH Trey Hair: 1-for-3, HR (1), R, 3 RBI
3B Zach Rutherford: 1-for-4, 2 K
CF Carl Chester: 1-for-3, 2B (1), K
RHP Tobias Myers (W, 1-0): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 3 BB
RHP Tyler Day: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 1 BB
RHP Matt Seelinger: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 1 BB
Rookie Hudson Valley Renegades (41-29)
The Hudson Valley Renegades season is over.
Rookie Princeton Rays (42-22)
The Princeton Rays season is over.
GCL Rays (33-23)
The GCL Rays regular season has ended.
DSL Rays 1 (51-20)
The DSL Rays 1 won the DSL Championship Series.
DSL Rays 2 (44-27)
The DSL Rays 2 regular season has ended.