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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Durham Bulls complete sweep and cut wild card deficit to 1

With four games left the Bulls are making a late season playoff push.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (73-62)

The Durham Bulls defeated the Charlotte Knights 3-2. Charlotte took a 2-0 lead on two solo homers in the front four innings. Michael Perez’s solo homer cut the deficit to 2-1 in the sixth. In the seventh the Bulls plated two runs on a bases loaded walk by Nate Lowe and hit by pitch by Michael Brosseau. The Bulls swept the Knights to cut the Knights lead in the Wild Card to one with four games left to play.

2B Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-3, 2B (25), K, BB, HBP, SB (12)
SS Daniel Robertson: 1-for-5, 2B (1)
1B Nate Lowe: 0-for-2, RBI, K, 3 BB
DH Michael Brosseau: 0-for-4, RBI, 2 K, HBP
RF-3B Kean Wong: 1-for-4
C Michael Perez: 1-for-4, HR (13), R, RBI, 2 K
3B Kevin Padlo: 0-for-3, K, HBP

LHP Anthony Banda: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 6 K, 1 BB, 2 HRA, 1 HBP
RHP Cole Sulser (W, 6-3): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
RHP Peter Fairbanks (H, 2): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
LHP Hoby Milner (S, 12): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (84-45)

The Montgomery Biscuits had a scheduled day off.

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

The Charlotte Stone Crabs game against the Florida Fire Frogs was postponed due to rain.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (78-56)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods fell to the Lake County Captains 5-1. Seaver Whalen singled home the lone run for the Hot Rods in the fourth. In the tenth the Captains scored four runs to secure the victory.

SS Ford Proctor: 1-for-4
RF Ruben Cardenas: 2-for-4, 2B (24), R, K, CS (10)
CF Nick Schnell: 1-for-4, K
DH Chris Betts: 0-for-3, 2 K, BB

LHP Matthew Liberatore: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 5 K, 1 BB
RHP Caleb Sampen: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
RHP Chris Muller (L, 2-5): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 5 K, 2 BB

Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (40-30)

The Hudson Valley Renegades fell to the Staten Island Yankees 3-2. Greg Jones drove home the first run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. Jacson McGowan’s RBI double gave the Renegades a 2-0 lead in the fourth. In the seventh the Yankees tied the game and scored the game winning run in the eighth.

SS Greg Jones: 0-for-3, RBI, 2 K, BB
3B Nick Sogard: 1-for-4, K, SB (19)
1B Jacson McGowan: 1-for-3, 2B (16), RBI, K, BB

RHP Edisson Gonzalez: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP
LHP Joe LaSorsa (L, 5-3) (BS, 1): 1.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
RHP Andrew Gross: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

Short Season Princeton Rays (34-34)

The Princeton Rays defeated the Pulaski Yankees 10-3. The Rays sprinted out to a 3-0 lead thanks to a 2-run homer by Luis Leon and a RBI single by Gionti Turner. In the fourth the Rays extended their lead to 5-2 with a two-run homer by Daiwer Castellanos. In the sixth Angelo Armenta drove home two runs with a triple and scored on Nate Soria’s groundout. Castellanos singled home a run in the seventh and Aldenis Sanchez drove in the final run with a groundout in the eighth. In five innings the Rays starter Stanly Sabino struck out 11 without a walk.

CF Aldenis Sanchez: 3-for-4, R, RBI, HBP, SB (21)
DH Luis Leon: 2-for-4, HR (5), R, 2 RBI, BB
RF Diego Infante: 2-for-5, 2B (14), 2 R, 2 K
SS Abiezel Ramirez: 1-for-3, K, HBP
3B Gionti Turner: 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI, K, SB (7)
LF Daiwer Castellanos: 3-for-4, HR (1), 2 R, 3 RBI, K

LHP Stanly Sabino (W, 6-0): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 1 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Bryan Herrera (H, 2): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
RHP MItchell Walters: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

Gulf Coast League Rays (21-25)

The GCL Rays dropped the completion of a suspended game to the GCL Orioles 13-0. Alberto Figuereo’s single was the lone base runner for the Rays.

2B Alberto Figuereo: 1-for-2

RHP Ben Peoples (L, 0-1): 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 K, 2 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Sandy Gaston: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 5 ER, 1 K, 4 BB
RHP Wilfry Urena: 2.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 4 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Juan Garcia: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB

In the regularly scheduled game the Rays defeated the Orioles 7-2. Johan Lopez and Dylan Cozens kicked things off with solo homers in the first. Freddvill Chevez plated the third run of the inning with a RBI double. Jelfry Marte hit a RBI single in the second to extend the lead to 4-0. Juan Garcia singled home a run in the third and Cozens extended the lead to 6-0 with a sacrifice fly. Johampher Arrendoll capped off scoring in the game with a RBI single in the fourth.

SS Johan Lopez: 1-for-3, HR (1), 2 R, RBI, K, BB
RF Dylan Cozens: 1-for-2, HR (1), R, 2 RBI, BB
DH Jelfry Marte: 1-for-3, R, RBI, K, BB
1B Freddvil Chevez: 1-for-4, 2B (2), RBI, K
CF Oneill Manzueta: 1-for-3, 2B (8), 2 R, K, HBP
3B Juan Garcia: 2-for-4, 2B (3), R, RBI, K

RHP Emilio Alfonzo (W, 3-2): 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 8 K, 4 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Audry Lugo (S, 2): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB

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.

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