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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Durham holds on to slim playoff hopes with win

The Bulls look to finish the final week strong.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (71-62)

The Durham Bulls defeated the Charlotte Knights 7-3. Emilio Bonifacio singled home the first run of the game in the second inning. In the fourth Jason Coats drove home a run with a groundout and Jake Cronenworth added a sacrifice fly to give the Bulls a 3-0 lead. Kean Wong singled home a run in the eighth and Daniel Robertson picked up a bases loaded walk to extend the Bulls a 6-2 lead. Mac James RBI single added an insurance run in the ninth.

2B Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-5, R, RBI, K
3B Kean Wong: 1-for-4, R, RBI, K, BB
1B Nate Lowe: 0-for-3, 3 K, 2 BB
SS Daniel Robertson: 1-for-2, R, RBI, K, 3 BB
DH Michael Perez: 2-for-5
LF Dalton Kelly: 1-for-3, R, K

LHP Josh Fleming (W, 1-2): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 1 BB
RHP Peter Fairbanks: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (84-45)

The Montgomery Biscuits game against the Chattanooga Lookouts was postponed.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (80-52)

The Charlotte Stone Crabs fell to the Florida Fire Frogs 5-4 in extras. In the first the Stone Crabs sprinted out to a 2-0 lead after a passed ball and a sacrifice fly by Moises Gomez. In the third the Fire Frogs tied the game at two. Jake Palomaki and Zach Rutherford’s RBI singles gave the Stone Crabs a 4-2 lead. In the seventh the Fire Frogs tied it. In the tenth the Fire Frogs scored the game winning run while the Stone Crabs were unable to answer in the bottom of the frame.

2B Jake Palomaki: 2-for-4, R, RBI
SS Zach Rutherford: 1-for-5, RBI
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 1-for-5, 2B (18), R
LF Moises Gomez: 1-for-4, 2B (26), RBI, 2 K
CF Garrett Whitley: 2-for-4, R, K

LHP Cristopher Sanchez: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 2 BB
RHP Cristofer Ogando (BS, 1): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 K, 1 BB
RHP Trey Cumbie: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 1 BB
RHP Simon Rosenblum-Larson (L, 2-3): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (78-55)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated the South Bend Cubs 4-3 in game one of a double header. The Hot Rods took an early 3-0 lead in the first. Jordan Qsar earned a bases loaded walk. Seaver Whalen was hit by a pitch to drive in the second run and Chris Betts sacrifice fly drove in the third run. In the fourth the Cubs tied the game at three. Chris Betts drove home the game winning run with a single in the fifth.

SS Ford Proctor: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB
CF Nick Schnell: 3-for-4, R
RF Ruben Cardenas: 0-for-2, R, 2 K, BB
DH Qsar: 0-for-2, RBI, 2 K, BB
C Chris Betts: 1-for-2, 2 RBI

RHP Zack Trageton (W, 5-0): 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 3 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Joel Peguero (S, 14): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB

In game two the Hot Rods defeated the Cubs 7-2. The Cubs took an early 1-0 lead with Osmy Gregorio giving the Hot Rods a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer in the third. In the fifth an error extended the Hot Rods lead to 3-1. In the sixth the Hot Rods added four runs. Roberto Alvarez started the scoring with a 2-run single ahead of Tony Pena’s RBI single. Jonathan Aranda plated the final run iwth a RBI groundout.

SS Ford Proctor: 2-for-4, 2 R
3B Osmy Gregorio: 3-for-4, HR (7), R, 2 RBI
CF Nick Schnell: 1-for-4, R, 3 K
C Roberto Alvarez: 1-for-3, 2 RBI

RHP Shane Baz: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 K, 2 BB
RHP Nicholas Padilla (W, 7-2): 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 7 K, 1 BB
RHP Nathan Witt (S, 6): 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 1 BB

Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (39-29)

The Hudson Valley Renegades defeated the Connecticut Tigers 5-4. Garrett Hiott singled home the first run of the game in the third inning. The Tigers tied the game in the fourth. Nick Sogard singled home a run in the fifth to take a 2-1 lead. In the sixth the Tigers scored two to take a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the inning the Renegades tied the game on a wild pitch and took the lead with a 2-RBI single by KV Edwards.

SS Greg Jones: 1-for-5, R, 3 K
3B Nick Sogard: 3-for-4, RBI
CF Garrett Hiott: 1-for-4, RBI
RF Hill Alexander: 1-for-3, HBP
LF KV Edwards: 2-for-4, 3B (3), R, 2 RBI

RHP Nathan Wiles: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB
LHP Ben Brecht (W, 2-0): 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 K, 1 BB
RHP Jose Roca (H, 4): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 2 BB
RHP Eleardo Cabrera (S, 1): 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB

Short Season Princeton Rays (32-34)

The Princeton Rays defeated the Pulaski Yankees 6-2. Jake Guenther’s RBI groundout gave the Rays an early 1-0 lead. In the third Luis Leon’s two-run homer extended the lead to 3-0. Angelo Armenta singled home a run in the fourth and Diego Infante singled home a run in the fifth to extend the Rays lead to 5-0. Gionti Turner added an insurance run with a RBI double in the eighth.

C Luis Leon: 2-for-5, HR (4), 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K
1B Jake Guenther: 0-for-3, RBI, HBP
DH Diego Infante: 1-for-4, RBI, 2 K
SS Abiezel Ramirez: 0-for-2, R, K, BB, HBP, SB (18)
LF Gionti Turner: 1-for-4, 2B (12), RBI, 2 K

RHP Matthew Peguero: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
RHP Trevor Brigden (W, 3-1): 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 K, 1 BB
RHP Brayden Theriot (S, 1): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB

Gulf Coast League Rays (21-25)

The GCL Rays game against the GCL Twins was suspended in the fourth inning due to rain with the Twins holding a 2-0 lead.

Dominican Summer League Rays 1 (27-42)

The DSL Rays 1 season has ended.

Dominican Summer League Rays 2 (44-24)

The DSL Rays 2 season has ended.