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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Charlotte season ends with doubleheader split

Due to Hurricane Dorian, the Florida State League and Gulf Coast League seasons are over.

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Triple-A Durham Bulls (73-62)

Durham was off.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (42-22)

Montgomery returned to the field and rallied for a 5-2 win over Pensacola. With an emblem on the field honoring Blake Bivens, the Biscuits scored four unanswered runs to close the game. Newcomer Johnny Davis stole third and scored the tying run on an error in the sixth. In the eighth, they scored the go-ahead run on an error, and Josh Lowe doubled in two runs. Ryan Thompson was charged with an unearned run in two innings as the opener, and Paul Campbell allowed a solo home run in five innings.

SS Taylor Walls: 0-for-4, 1 K (.816)
2B Vidal Brujan: 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (.725)
CF Josh Lowe: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI (.770)
3B Lucius Fox: 0-for-4, 2 K (.686)
C Brett Sullivan: 3-for-3, 1 2B (.795)

RHP Paul Campbell: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (3.36)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (82-53)

Charlotte dropped Game 1 of its doubleheader to Florida, 3-2. Zacrey Law’s RBI groundout in the second gave the Stone Crabs a 1-0 lead, but the Fire Frogs scored the next three runs. Charlotte’s other run also came on a run-scoring out. Drew Strotman gave up a solo home run in five innings.

The Stone Crabs closed their season with a 4-1 in in Game 2. Jake Palomaki broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run double in the fifth, and Zach Rutherford drove in an insurance run an inning later. Simon Rosenblum-Larson opened and allowed a run in three innings.

SS Wander Franco (1): 3-for-4 (.872)
RF Niko Hulsizer (1): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
LF Niko Hulsizer (2): 1-for-3, 1 R (.690)
CF Garrett Whitley (1): 0-for-4, 3 K, 1 SB, 1 CS (.751)
DH Ronaldo Hernandez (2): 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 K (.696)
RF Moises Gomez (2): 0-for-2, 1 RBI (.699)
1B Kaleo Johnson (1): 2-for-3, 1 HBP (.639)

RHP Drew Strotman (1): 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (5.06)
RHP Simon Rosenblum-Larson (2): 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (3.13)
LHP Ryan Sherriff (1): 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
RHP Carlos Garcia (2): 2 23 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K (0.00)

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (40-25)

Bowling Green topped Lake County, 3-1. The Captains took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but Chris Betts immediately answered with an RBI double in the bottom half of the inning. In the fifth, Ford Proctor’s RBI double put the Hot Rods ahead, and Ruben Cardenas’ sacrifice fly added insurance. Miller Hogan allowed a run in five innings.

CF Nick Schnell: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 K (.728)
RF Ruben Cardenas: 0-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K (.792)

RHP Miller Hogan: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (3.08)
LHP Nick Sprengel: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (3.80)

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (41-30)

Hudson Valley held on for a 6-5 win over Staten Island. Luis Trevino hit an RBI double in the first, and two more runs scored on an error. Nick Sogard hit an RBI double in the second, and his RBI single in the fourth helped extend the Renegades’ lead to 6-1. The Yankees scored the next four runs but never got the tying run on base. Evan McKendry allowed two runs in five innings.

SS Greg Jones: 2-for-5, 1 R, 3 K, 1 SB (.833)
2B Nick Sogard: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB (.703)

RHP Evan McKendry: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (1.60)

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (25-28)

The GCL Rays’ season is over.


Friday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham vs. Gwinnett 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Ian Anderson (1-2, 5.48)

Montgomery vs. Pensacola 5 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Kenny Rosenberg (11-4, 3.28) vs. Bryan Sammons (5-6, 4.32)

Both games will be seven innings.

Charlotte’s season is over.

Bowling Green vs. Lake County 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)

Hudson Valley @ Staten Island 7 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Blakely Brown (3-2, 3.45)

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Gwinnett Stripers (Atlanta)
Offense: 720 R (2nd) .808 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 4.18 ERA (1st) 1.33 WHIP (1st)
Top-30 prospects: OF Cristian Pache (1), RHP Ian Anderson (2), OF Drew Waters (3), RHP Kyle Wright (4), RHP Bryse Wilson (6), LHP Tucker Davidson (10), RHP Patrick Weigel (13), RHP Huascar Ynoa (19), RHP Chad Sobotka (22)

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Minnesota)
36-29 (3rd in SL South)
Offense: 536 R (5th) .684 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.43 ERA (6th) 1.27 WHIP (6th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Alex Kirilloff (1), SS Royce Lewis (2), RHP Jhoan Duran (6), OF Trevor Larnach (7), C Ryan Jeffers (8), RHP Griffin Jax (14), C Ben Rortvedt (22), LHP Stephen Gonsalves (28)

Lake County Captains (Cleveland)
Offense: 581 R (3rd) .696 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.75 ERA (9th) 1.35 WHIP (11th)
Top-30 prospects: C Bo Naylor (4), RHP Luis Oviedo (8), RHP Ethan Hankins (9), OF Quentin Holmes (27), SS Raynel Delgado (30)

Staten Island Yankees
39-33 (4th in NYPL McNamara)
Offense: 274 R (5th) .679 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.40 ERA (5th) 1.12 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: OF Everson Pereira (3), IF Josh Smith (23)

Daily news and links

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