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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Franco singles in Futures Game

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The American League earned a tie with the National League thanks to a late home run by Rangers prospect Sam Huff.

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Unfortunately, I missed most of the Futures Game, so I’m just going to assume Wander Franco’s single was a rocket off the bat. Ronaldo Hernandez was 0-for-2, but I’m sure it was still a great experience for him. Baseball America highlighted Franco and noted that windy conditions affected batting practice, which is typically as much of a highlight as the game itself.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (53-37)

Durham was shut out by Gwinnett, 7-0. All of the Stripers’ runs came on home runs. Jalen Beeks allowed four runs in five innings.

CF Joe McCarthy: 0-for-4 (.703)
2B Nick Solak: 0-for-4, 2 K (.830)

LHP Jalen Beeks: 5 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (4.66)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (10-8)

Matt Krook and Paul Campbell combined to shut out Tennessee, 5-0. Krook opened and struck out the side in the first on his way to two perfect innings, and Campbell was sharp over the final seven, striking out four and giving up just three singles. Josh Lowe and Jesus Sanchez each had RBI hits in the first inning.

DH Vidal Brujan: 0-for-4, 1 K (.896)
SS Taylor Walls: 3-for-3, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 CS (.760)
CF Josh Lowe: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB (.756)
RF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 K (.726)
2B Lucius Fox: 1-for-2, 2 BB (.687)

LHP Matt Krook: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (4.18)
RHP Paul Campbell: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (2.75)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (14-4)

Charlotte’s game was postponed.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (13-4)

Osmy Gregorio was the hero in Bowling Green’s 3-2 win over West Michigan. After Ford Proctor was intentionally walked to set up a double play, Gregorio’s walk-off single won the game. It was his second RBI of the game. Easton McGee struck out five and allowed two runs — one earned — in seven innings.

DH Chris Betts: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K (.731)
SS Osmy Gregorio: 3-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB (.568)
C Nate Soria: 1-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 HBP (.606)

RHP Easton McGee: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 5 K (3.42)
RHP Joel Peguero: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (2.25)

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (11-11)

Hudson Valley earned a 4-1 win over Vermont. The Lake Monsters actually went up 1-0 in the first, but they only had five hits over the final eight innings. Greg Jones’ run-scoring groundout tied the game in the third, and Nick Sogard plated the go-ahead run an inning later with a single. Ben Brecht allowed the run in three innings, and Nathan Wiles and Joe LaSorsa each pitched three scoreless innings of relief.

DH Greg Jones: 0-for-5, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB (.648)
CF Garrett Hiott: 4-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB (.679)

LHP Ben Brecht: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (1.93)
LHP Joe LaSorsa: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K (0.00)

Rookie Princeton Rays (9-10)

Princeton fell to Bluefield, 7-1. Due to a pair of three-run innings, the Rays trailed 6-0 before scoring their first run of the game in the fifth on Gionti Turner’s RBI single. Jose Lopez was charged with five runs — three earned — in 3 13 innings.

CF Nick Schnell: 0-for-4, 2 K (.623)
RF Gionti Turner: 2-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 HBP (.713)

LHP Jose Lopez: 3 13 IP, 7 H, 5 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 4 K (3.29)
RHP Bryan Herrera: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (2.79)

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (5-5)

The GCL Rays were off.

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

Durham is off.

Montgomery vs. Tennessee 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Kenny Rosenberg (7-1, 3.12) vs. Thomas Hatch (4-9, 5.04)

Charlotte @ Florida 6 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Hayden Deal (3-7, 2.81)

Bowling Green vs. West Michigan 1:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. TBA

Hudson Valley @ Vermont 7:05 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Tyler Baum (0-1, 2.25)

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

GCL Rays vs. GCL Red Sox 12 p.m.

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
7-11 (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)

Florida Fire Frogs (Atlanta)
5-14 (6th in FSL North)
Offense: 301 R (9th) .632 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 4.10 ERA (12th) 1.34 WHIP (12th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Freddy Tarnok (16), RHP Tristan Beck (17), 3B CJ Alexander (18), SS AJ Graffanino (25), OF Jeffrey Ramos (26)

West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit)
7-10 (T-6th 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)

Vermont Lake Monsters (Oakland)
9-14 (3rd in NYPL Stedler)
Offense: 62 R (12th) .577 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 3.01 ERA (4th) 1.16 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: 3B Jordan Diaz (27), SS Logan Davidson, RHP Tyler Baum

Bluefield Blue Jays
11-8 (1st in AL East)
Offense: 101 R (1st) .724 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.19 ERA (5th) 1.46 WHIP (10th)
Top-30 prospects: IF Miguel Hiraldo (10), IF Leonardo Jimenez (21)

GCL Red Sox
5-6 (T-3rd in GCL South)
Offense: 37 R (18th) .637 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.13 ERA (3rd) 1.28 WHIP (4th)
Top-30 prospects: 3B Danny Diaz (13), SS Matthew Lugo

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