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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Jones leads Hudson Valley All-Star contingent

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Greg Jones is one of six Renegades named New York-Penn League All-Stars.

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Greg Jones, outfielders Hill Alexander and Garrett Hiott, infielders Jacson McGowan and Nick Sogard, and pitcher Joe LaSorsa were named New York-Penn League All-Stars Thursday. The game will be played in Staten Island on Aug. 20.

I’m not an avid NYPL follower, so maybe there are a lot of deserving pitchers I’m not aware of. However, Edisson Gonzalez seems like an odd omission. He’s sixth in the league in ERA, third in strikeouts, and only has 10 walks in 51 13 innings. He’s had a fine season.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (68-55)

An error cost Durham in its 7-3 loss to Buffalo. Kevin Padlo’s solo home run in the top of the sixth tied the game at three, but the Bisons went ahead for good with four in the bottom of the sixth. All four runs were unearned due to a Padlo error. All four runs were charged to Aaron Sleger. Arturo Reyes allowed two runs in 3 13 innings.

1B Nate Lowe: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 K (.934)
3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K (1.120)

RHP Arturo Reyes: 3 13 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K (4.93)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (35-19)

Tristan Gray homered again, but it wasn’t enough in Montgomery’s 6-4 loss to Jackson. It was his third home run in as many games, and Taylor Walls went deep too. But the Biscuits couldn’t hold a 4-2 lead as the Generals scored four unanswered runs to end the game. After Ryan Thompson opened and allowed a run in an inning, Kenny Rosenberg allowed four runs in 6 13 innings.

DH Lucius Fox: 0-for-4, 1 K (.687)
SS Vidal Brujan: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI (.730)
2B Taylor Walls: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI (.783)
CF Josh Lowe: 2-for-4 (.753)
1B Tristan Gray: 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K (.740)

LHP Kenny Rosenberg: 6 13 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K (3.28)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (40-17)

Tommy Romero pitched Charlotte to a 7-0 win over St. Lucie. After a one-start hiccup, his ERA dropped back below 2.00 with five scoreless innings. He struck out six. Kaleo Johnson’s sacrifice fly in the first gave the Stone Crabs a 1-0 lead, and Moises Gomez’s two-run homer in the seventh capped the scoring.

SS Wander Franco: 1-for-4, 1 BB (.869)
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K (.696)
DH Moises Gomez: 1-for-2, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K (.703)
LF Garrett Whitley: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K (.761)

RHP Tommy Romero: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K (1.99)
LHP Trey Cumbie: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (1.54)

Charlotte’s site offers this recap.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (32-21)

Alan Strong was sharp in Dayton’s 5-1 win over Bowling Green. The righty struck out a career-high nine and gave up just a run in 6 23 innings. Already leading 1-0, the Hot Rods went up 5-0 when Chris Betts and Osmy Gregorio both homered in the sixth.

RF Ruben Cardenas: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K (.791)
1B Seaver Whalen: 2-for-3, 1 BB (.693)
DH Chris Betts: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K (.756)
3B Osmy Gregorio: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K (.555)

RHP Alan Strong: 6 23 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K (2.97)

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (36-24)

Hudson Valley finally solved Connecticut in a 3-1 win over the Tigers. After identical 2-1 losses in a doubleheader Thursday, the Renegades were able to score without the benefit of a free, extra-innings baserunner. Nick Sogard tied the game with an RBI single in the third, and Hill Alexander drove in the tying and go-ahead runs. Jacob Lopez turned in a strong start, striking out seven and giving up just a solo homer in six innings.

LF K.V. Edwards: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS, 1 HBP (.615)
SS Nick Sogard: 3-for-4, 1 RBI (.676)

LHP Jacob Lopez: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K (2.40)

Rookie Princeton Rays (26-29)

Princeton couldn’t get out of an early hole in an 8-3 loss to Bristol. After the teams traded runs in the first inning, the Pirates went ahead for good with five in the next two innings, including four in the second. The Rays scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to inch closer, but Bristol immediately responded with two of its own a half inning later. Matthew Peguero was charged with four runs — three earned — in 1 13 innings.

CF Aldenis Sanchez: 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K (.645)
RF Diego Infante: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K (.852)
1B Jake Guenther: 1-for-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB (.866)

RHP Matthew Peguero: 1 13 IP, 2 H, 4 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 0 K (6.39)

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (19-21)

The GCL Rays were off.

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

Durham @ Buffalo 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Anthony Banda (2-2, 4.67) vs. TBA

Montgomery @ Jackson 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Jason Garcia (6-0, 3.38) vs. Josh Green (2-1, 2.59)

Charlotte vs. St. Lucie 6 p.m. ET (radio stream)
Tobias Myers (6-1, 2.51) vs. Tylor Megill (3-2, 3.51)

Bowling Green @ Fort Wayne 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Easton McGee (7-4, 3.64) vs. Adrian Martinez (5-4, 3.58)

Hudson Valley vs. Staten Island 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. TBA

Princeton vs. Bristol 6:30 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Jose Maldonado (3-5, 5.19)

GCL Rays vs. GCL Braves 10 a.m. DOUBLEHEADER

Completion of suspended game followed by seven-inning game.

Completion of suspended game.

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto)
63-60 (2nd in IL North)
Offense: 574 R (12th) .774 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 4.85 ERA (8th) 1.42 WHIP (6th)
Top-30 prospects: LHP Anthony Kay (7), OF Anthony Alford (13), RHP T.J. Zeuch (24)

Jackson Generals (Arizona)
30-21 (2nd in IL North)
Offense: 520 R (2nd) .712 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.33 ERA (5th) 1.25 WHIP (5th)
Top-30 prospects: C Daulton Varsho (3), RHP J.B. Bukauskas (6), 1B Seth Beer (11), 1B Pavin Smith (17), RHP Josh Green (19), 3B Drew Ellis (21), C Dominic Miroglio (23), RHP Emilio Vargas (25)

St. Lucie Mets
35-21 (2nd in FSL South)
Offense: 480 R (3rd) .671 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.27 ERA (3rd) 1.28 WHIP (8th)
Top-30 prospects: LHP Thomas Szapucki (9), OF Desmond Lindsay (11), RHP Dedniel Nunez (15), RHP Jordan Humphreys (16), 2B Carlos Cortes (19), 1B Jeremy Vasquez (30)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (San Diego)
22-31 (T-6th in MWL East)
Offense: 509 R (7th) .683 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 4.11 ERA (11th) 1.29 WHIP (8th)
Top-30 prospects: SS CJ Abrams (6), LHP Ryan Weathers (13), 2B Tucupita Marcano (27)

Staten Island Yankees
32-28 (4th in NYPL McNamara)
Offense: 233 R (3rd) .680 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.22 ERA (5th) 1.11 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: OF Everson Pereira (3), IF Josh Smith (23)

Bristol Pirates
27-28 (T-2nd in AL West)
Offense: 257 R (7th) .723 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.31 ERA (3rd) 1.40 WHIP (4th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Tahnaj Thomas (15), RHP Santiago Florez (30)

GCL Braves
14-23 (5th in GCL South)
Offense: 132 R (17th) .639 OPS (15th)
Pitching: 4.49 ERA (16th) 1.47 WHIP (15th)
Top-30 prospects: None

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