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Minor League Ball Gameday: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Rays prospect Kean Wong hits Grand Slam to win Triple-A Championship for the Durham Bulls, plus today’s prospect discussion

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Tampa Bay Rays prospect Kean Wong, hero of the 2017 Triple-A Champion Durham Bulls
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Wednesday, September 20th, 2017. Here you go.

The minor league baseball season came to an end last night with the Triple-A Championship Game. The Durham Bulls of the International League defeated the Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League by a 5-3 score, thanks to a grand slam home run from second baseman Kean Wong. Tampa Bay Rays top pitching prospect Brent Honeywell earned the victory, throwing 2.2 innings of relief work.

Here’s the boxscore.

****Today’s MLB scoreboard

****Yesterday’s prospect talk can be found in the Tuesday discussion thread.

****Analysis of all the deadline trades involving prospects can be found here.


****Chicago White Sox rookie Lucas Giolito threw 6.2 solid innings against the Houston Astros, fanning three with one walk, seven hits allowed, and two runs. Not exactly a dominant outing and the White Sox lost the game, but a credible performance.

****Oakland Athletics rookie Matt Olson hit another bomb, now homering in five straight games.

****New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge went 2-for-4 against the Minnesota Twins and has hit .310 with five homers and nine walks in his last 10 games.