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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Anthony Banda makes third rehab appearance

Anthony Banda struck out two in a scoreless inning for Port Charlotte.

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Anthony Banda made his third rehab appearance for Port Charlotte since having Tommy John surgery last summer. Vidal Brujan (Montgomery) picked up four hits and is hitting .435 since his promotion last week. The DSL Rays 2 put up 20 runs.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (51-34)

The Durham Bulls defeated the Charlotte Knights 3-2. Dalton Kelly put the Bulls on the board first with a solo homer in the third. In the sixth Charlotte tied the game at one before taking a 2-1 lead in the seventh. The Bulls quickly answered in the bottom of the frame with solo homers by Emilio Bonifacio and Jake Cronenworth. Ian Gibaut worked around two walks and single in a ninth to convert his fourth save of the season.

SS Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-4, HR (10), R, RBI, K
1B Dalton Kelly: 1-for-3, HR (2), R, RGBI, HBP
3B Kean Wong: 1-for-4, SB (3)
CF Joe McCarthy: 1-for-3, 2B (3), BB
2B Nick Solak: 0-for-4
C Michael Perez: 0-for-3, K, BB

LHP Vidal Nuno III: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
RHP Ricardo Pinto (W, 5-3): 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 6 K, 3 BB, 1 HRA
LHP Hoby Milner (H, 8): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB
RHP Ian Gibaut (S, 4): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 2 BB

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (51-33)

The Montgomery Biscuits defeated the Jackson Generals 4-2. The Biscuits didn’t waste any time getting on the board. Taylor Walls scored Vidal Brujan on a single. Josh Lowe followed with a RBI single to score Walls to take a 2-0 lead. The Generals answered with a single run in the bottom of the first. In the seventh the Miles Mastrobuoni scored on a passed ball to take a 3-1 lead. Brujan added an insurance run in the ninth on a RBI single. Brujan hasn’t slowed down since his promotion to AA last week with a four hit night upping his batting average to .435.

2B Vidal Brujan: 4-for-5, R, RBI
SS Taylor Walls: 1-for-5, R, K
CF Josh Lowe: 1-for-3, RBI, K, BB, SB (20)
RF Jesus Sanchez: 0-for-3, K
3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-3, 2 K, BB
DH Brett Sullivan: 1-for-4, 2 K

LHP Kenny Rosenberg (W, 7-1): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 K, 5 BB
RHP Tyler Zombro (H, 1): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
LHP Dalton Moats (H, 7): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB
RHP Phoenix Sanders (S, 10): 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 1 BB

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (46-35)

The Charlotte Stone Crabs defeated the St. Lucie Mets 2-1. Two errors and a RBI groundout led to a Stone Crabs run in the first. The Mets tied the game in the fourth. Ronaldo Hernandez homered in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead that held. Anthony Banda made his third rehab appearance since having Tommy John surgery last summer. He struck out two and allowed one hit in a scoreless 1.0 inning. Stephen Woods followed with 4.1 one run innings while striking out five.

CF Carl Chester: 0-for-4, K
SS Wander Franco: 0-for-4, R, SB (2)
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 1-for-3, HR (6), R, RBI
RF Moises Gomez: 0-for-3, K
DH Garrett Whitley: 0-for-2, 2 K, BB

LHP Anthony Banda: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
RHP Stephen Woods Jr. (W, 6-1): 4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 5 K, 2 BB
LHP Trey Cumbie (H, 2): 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
RHP Alex Valverde (S, 2): 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (49-34)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods fell to the Dayton Dragons 4-2 to snap their eight game winning streak. Roberto Alvarez singled home a run to give the Hot Rods a first inning lead. In the seventh Kevin Santiago plated the Hot Rods second run with a sacrifice fly to cut the Dragons lead to 3-2.

SS Ford Proctor: 1-for-5, K
3B-1B Jonathan Aranda: 1-for-4, 2 K
DH Grant Witherspoon: 0-for-3, K, BB
C Roberto Alvarez: 2-for-4, RBI
CF Izzy Wilson: 1-for-2, 2 BB, SB (4)

RHP Chris Muller: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
RHP Miller Hogan (L, 1-2): 5.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 7 K, 0 BB
RHP Nick Sprengel: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB

Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (8-11)

The Hudson Valley Renegades fell to the Brooklyn Cyclones 8-5. Hill Alexander’s RBI double and Jacson McGowan’s RBI groundout gave the Renegades an early 2-0 lead through one inning. In the second Carlos Vargas added a RBI double and Cristhian Pedroza extended the Renegades lead to 4-0 with a sacrifice fly. The Cyclones tied the game at four in the eighth inning. Alexander stole home as part of a double steal in the eighth to take a 5-4 lead. The Cyclones scored four in the top of the ninth that the Renegades couldn’t answer. Rodolfo threw 5.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

DH Greg Jones: 0-for-3, R, 2 K, BB, HBP, CS (2)
RF Hill Alexander: 1-for-3, 2B (4), 2 R, RBI, K, BB, SB (3)
1B Jacson McGowan: 1-for-3, RBI, BB, SB (4)
SS Nick Sogard: 2-for-3, R, BB
3B Carlos Vargas: 1-for-2, 2B (5), RBI

RHP Rodolfo Sanchez: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 1 BB
RHP Christopher Gau: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
RHP Colby White (BS, 1): 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 0 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Hector Figueroa (L, 0-2): 1.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA

Short Season Princeton Rays (7-8)

The Princeton Rays fell to the Burlington Royals 7-4. Princeton was the first on the board with a RBI double by Gionti Turner in the fourth. In the fifth the Rays added a run with a sacrifice fly off the bat of Angelo Armenta. The Royals tied the game at two in the bottom of the fifth. Diego Infante grounded into a double play that scored a run to take a 3-2 lead in the sixth. The Royals answered with two runs in the bottom of the frame to take a 4-3 lead. In the eighth the Rays tied the game at four on a fielding error. The Royals hit a three run homer in the eighth to secure the victory.

SS Angelo Armenta: 1-for-3, RBI, K, BB
C Luis Leon: 1-for-4, 2 R, 2 K, BB
1B Jake Guenther: 2-for-3, R, HBP
CF Gionti Turner: 2-for-4, 2B (2), RBI, K
3B Jhosner Vargas: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB

RHP Christian Fernandez: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 5 K, 2 BB
RHP Bryan Herrera (L, 0-1) (BS, 1): 2.2 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 3 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA, 1 HBP

Gulf Coast League Rays (4-4)

The GCL Rays defeated the GCL Orioles 2-1. It was the first lost of the season for the Orioles. The Orioles took a lead with a run in the third, but Julio Meza answered with a sacrifice fly in the fourth to tie the game. Saul Fortuna singled home the game winning run in the fifth. The game ended up being called due to rain in the sixth inning.

LF Christian Johnson: 1-for-3, K
SS Abiezel Ramirez: 1-for-2, R, K, BB
RF Saul Fortuna: 2-for-3, 2B (2), RBI
DH Julio Meza: 0-for-2, RBI, K

RHP Sandy Gaston: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 2 BB
RHP Daniel Santana (W, 1-1): 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 2 BB

Dominican Summer League Rays 1 (14-14)

The DSL Rays 1 defeated the DSL Braves 5-2. The Rays 1 scored four runs in the fourth to take a 4-0 lead. Bryan Santos and Alfredo Balbuena hit RBI doubles in the inning. In the fifth the Rays 1 extended the lead to 5-0.

2B Rainer Polonius: 1-for-4, CS (2)
SS Alejandro Pie: 1-for-4, R, K
1B Bryan Santos: 1-for-4, 2B (7), R, RBI
RF Estanli Castillo: 1-for-3, RBI, K
3B Alfredo Balbuena: 1-for-3, 2B (8), R, RBI, BB

LHP Daniel Gonzalez: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 1 BB
RHP Roybell Santodomingo (W, 1-0): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 1 K, 4 BB
RHP Luis Trinidad (S, 3): 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 1 BB

Dominican Summer League Rays 2 (17-11)

The DSL Rays 2 beat the DSL Indians/Brewers 20-4. The Rays 2 battered drew 13 walks, were hit by two pitches, and collected 13 hits. The Rays 2 sprinted out to a 12-0 lead through two innings and extended it to 16-0 through five.

SS Johan Lopez: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, K, BB, SB (22)
3B Angel Lopez: 2-for-4, 2B (6), 3 R, RBI, 2 BB
1B Freddvil Chevez: 3-for-5, 2 R, RBI, BB
CF Oneill Manzueta: 1-for-3, 3 R, 2 BB, HBP
RF Dahiandy Johnson: 2-for-6, HR (3), R, 3 RBI, 2 K
DH Patrick Merino: 0-for-2, 4 R, K, 3 BB, HBP
2B Daury Del Rosario: 2-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, K, BB

RHP Pedro King: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
RHP Yeury Garcia: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 4 ER, 2 K, 5 BB
RHP Christopher Caro (W, 1-0): 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
RHP Janick Lopez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB