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Rays prospects and minor leagues: No-hitter! 3 Bulls no-hit Gwinnett

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Jake Cronenworth had another scoreless inning in Durham’s no-hitter against Gwinnett.

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Montgomery continues to lap the rest of the Southern League in steals. With seven more Friday, the Biscuits have 127 for the season, 42 more than second-place Biloxi. Only Northwest Arkansas in the Texas League has more than Montgomery with 139.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (53-35)

Jake Cronenworth, Luis Santos, and Cole Sulser combined to no-hit Gwinnett in a 5-0 Durham win in Game 1 of its doubleheader. Cronenworth struck out two in another scoreless inning, Santos had two in three innings, and Sulser had six in three innings. They combined to face just two over the minimum. Jason Coats’ three-run homer accounted for most of the Bulls’ offense.

The Bulls couldn’t take advantage of a position player pitching in their nine-inning, 9-7 loss in Game 2. After the teams each scored twice in the eighth, the Stripers sent infielder Sean Kazmar Jr. to the mound in the ninth. He kept Durham off the board, and Gwinnett won it with a walk-off homer. Arturo Reyes was charged with five runs in 4 13 innings.

2B Nick Solak (1): 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
2B Nick Solak (2): 0-for-0, 1 BB (.846 — entered as defensive replacement)
RF Joe McCarthy (1): 1-for-4, 1 K
RF Joe McCarthy (2): 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K (.735)
SS Emilio Bonifacio (1): 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HBP (.775)
LF Jason Coats (1): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K (.829)
DH Jake Cronenworth (2): 3-for-5, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 K (.980)
1B Dalton Kelly (2): 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI (.700)

RHP Jake Cronenworth (1): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (0.00)
RHP Luis Santos (1): 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K (3.31)
RHP Cole Sulser (1): 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K (4.66)
RHP Arturo Reyes (2): 4 13 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (3.97)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (9-7)

Montgomery edged Tennessee in 10 innings, 6-5. Most of the scoring took place early in the game, and the teams were tied at five in the fifth when Kevin Padlo hit an RBI double. In the 10th, Padlo hit a walk-off sacrifice fly. After Josh Fleming allowed five runs — four earned — in six innings, Brian Shaffer threw four scoreless frames in relief.

2B Vidal Brujan: 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB (1.005)
SS Taylor Walls: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K, 2 SB, 1 CS (.549)
CF Josh Lowe: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K (.743)
3B Lucius Fox: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 SB (.683)
1B Kevin Padlo: 3-for-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB (.908)

LHP Josh Fleming: 6 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 3 K (4.07)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (13-4)

Michael Plassmeyer pitched Charlotte to a 3-0 win over Jupiter. It was the Stone Crabs’ first shutout since June 29. Plassmeyer struck out four in 7 23 innings, the longest outing of his pro career. Chandler Raiden pitched the final 2 13 innings. Charlotte didn’t score until the top of the ninth when Jermaine Palacios and Zach Rutherford drew bases-loaded walks, and Jake Palomaki hit a sacrifice fly.

CF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 2 K (.725)
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 0-for-4, 1 K (.672)
SS Zach Rutherford: 2-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB (.519)

LHP Michael Plassmeyer: 7 23 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (2.38)

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (11-4)

Bowling Green was outslugged by Dayton in a 13-7 loss to the Dragons. Shane Baz had a rare rough outing, getting charged with seven runs in 3 13 innings. The Hot Rods had just tied the game at four with two runs in the third, but Dayton scored three times in the fourth to take the lead for good.

DH Chris Betts: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K (.729)
3B Osmy Gregorio: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB (.551)
C Roberto Alvarez: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 K (.657)

RHP Shane Baz: 3 13 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (3.38)

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (10-11)

Hudson Valley was outhit, 11-4, but it held on for a 4-3 win over Tri-City. The Renegades scored three times in the first without a hit. Nick Sogard drew a bases-loaded walk, but defensive miscues on steal attempts aided them on their other two runs. In the fourth, Luis Arcendo hit an RBI triple. John Doxakis pitched 2 23 scoreless innings, and Evan McKendry followed with three scoreless frames.

DH Greg Jones: 1-for-4, 1 K (.705)

LHP John Doxakis: 2 23 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (0.00)
RHP Evan McKendry: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (0.00)

Rookie Princeton Rays (9-8)

Back-to-back first professional home runs lifted Princeton to a 5-4 win over Danville. First, Angelo Armenta hit a grand slam, and then Brett Wisely followed with a solo homer. Aldor Rodriguez struck out five and allowed two runs in four innings.

CF Nick Schnell: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 2 K (.771)
2B Brett Wisely: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K (.731)
SS Angelo Armenta: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 K (.672)

RHP Aldor Rodriguez: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K (3.75)

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (5-5)

The GCL Rays got help from a couple ringers in a 7-4 win over the GCL Braves. Tobias Myers made his first appearance in nearly a month with two scoreless innings, and Matt Duffy doubled in the first run of the game in the Rays’ six-run third. Later in the inning, Saul Fortuna hit his first homer of the season.

3B Matt Duffy: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
RF Saul Fortuna: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K (.653)

RHP Tobias Myers: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

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Saturday’s games (probables courtesy of milb.com)

Durham @ Gwinnett 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. TBA

Montgomery vs. Tennessee 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Tyson Miller (4-3, 2.56)

Charlotte @ Jupiter 5:30 p.m. ET (radio stream)
Joe Ryan (4-2, 2.06) vs. TBA

Bowling Green vs. West Michigan 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Alan Strong (5-4, 3.53) vs. Gio Arriera (2-5, 6.84)

Hudson Valley vs. Tri-City 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. TBA

Princeton vs. Danville 6:30 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. TBA

GCL Rays @ GCL Braves 10 a.m. ET

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Gwinnett Stripers (Atlanta)
49-38 (2nd in IL South)
Offense: 478 R (3rd) .817 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 4.22 ERA (1st) 1.34 WHIP (1st)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Kyle Wright (4), LHP Luiz Gohara (10), RHP Patrick Weigel (13), LHP Kolby Allard (14), RHP Huascar Ynoa (19), C Alex Jackson (23), RHP Wes Parsons (24)

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
6-10 (5th in SL North)
Offense: 344 R (6th) .685 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.16 ERA (8th) 1.33 WHIP (7th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Nico Hoerner (1), RHP Cory Abbott (8), LHP Justin Steele (9), RHP Alex Lange (14), RHP Oscar De La Cruz (21), 1B Jared Young (24), C Jhonny Pereda (26), RHP Keegan Thompson (29)

Jupiter Hammerheads (Miami)
8-9 (4th in FSL South)
Offense: 243 R (12th) .619 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.62 ERA (8th) 1.24 WHIP (7th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Victor Victor Mesa (2), SS Jose Devers (11), LHP Trevor Rogers (12), LHP Braxton Garrett (13), RHP Jordan Holloway (16), OF Tristan Pompey (17), 3B James Nelson (20), LHP Will Stewart (21), SS Bryson Brigman (26)

West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit)
7-8 (T-4th in MWL East)
Offense: 350 R (7th) .658 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 4.30 ERA (12th) 1.41 WHIP (12th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Parker Meadows (7), SS Wenceel Perez (11), C Sam McMillan (27), RHP Wilkel Hernandez (30)

Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston)
7-13 (4th in NYPL Stedler)
Offense: 54 R (14th) .603 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.87 ERA (12th) 1.33 WHIP (11th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Luis Santana (17), RHP Jayson Schroeder (19), RHP Manny Ramirez (28), C Korey Lee

Danville Braves
8-9 (4th in AL East)
Offense: 80 R (3rd) .674 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.74 ERA (9th) 1.37 WHIP (6th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Beau Philip

GCL Braves
3-7 (6th in GCL South)
Offense: 40 R (7th) .604 OPS (17th)
Pitching: 5.26 ERA (16th) 1.58 WHIP (16th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Michael Harris

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