Doesn't seem like there were many notable performances. If you're waiting to see Josh Sale in the box score, you'll have to wait at least one more day.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (55-33)
Durham hammered former All-Star Jair Jurrjens en route to a 6-2 win over Norfolk. Five of their six runs were scored in the first four innings, including a two run second that featured RBI hits from Cole Figueroa and Jesus Flores. With the early run support, All-Star J.D. Martin was able to cruise to his 10th win of the year. He allowed one run on five hits and no walks in 6.1 innings with four strikeouts, the only run coming on a Yamiaco Navarro solo home run. Every Bull had at least one hit, including Brandon Guyer with two singles and a pair of steals.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (8-8)
Great run support and Jake Thompson combined to shut down Mobile 8-0. The Biscuits scored all eight runs in the first four innings of the game. Two runs scored in the first inning before the BayBears could even record the first out, and the four run third inning was started by a leadoff home run by Kyeong Kang. The third also included a two run double from Riccio Torrez. With the early run support, Jake Thompson pitched six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and walking three while striking out six. The top of Montgomery's order generated much of the offense. Kang and Mikie Mahtook combined to reach base six times and score six times. Todd Glaesmann drove in two runs and walked three times.
Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (9-5)
A four run fifth inning was enough for Charlotte in a 6-3 win over Palm Beach. With the game tied at two, Jake Hager doubled home the first run of the inning, and Alejandro Segovia's sac fly scored the second. With two outs, Jeff Malm singled home Hager and Richie Shaffer. Jesse Hahn started the game but only pitched two innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Andrew Bellatti was credited with the win with three scoreless innings of relief.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (9-6)
A six run seventh inning for Dayton sunk Bowling Green in their 6-5 loss to the Dragons. Leading 5-0 after Dylan Floro had just finished throwing six scoreless innings, Eduar Quinonez entered the game after the Hot Rods had just scored three runs to extend the lead and ran into trouble quickly. With no outs, he walked in a run and then allowed a sac fly to cut the lead to three. With two outs, he allowed a run scoring single before a three run home run from Daniel Pigott gave Dayton their first lead. Despite the 5-0 lead, Bowling Green's lineup was punchless for most of the game, only collecting four hits. Andrew Toles and Patrick Leonard each drove in a pair of runs.
Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (11-7)
Hudson Valley lost their shutout in the ninth inning but still came away with an easy 9-1 win over Staten Island. Ariel Soriano homered to lead off the game, but the Renegades wouldn't really break it open until the ninth with a five run inning. That inning included a two run double from Ty Young, his first hit in July. The recipients of the generous run support were starter Aaron Griffin and reliever Justin Choate. Griffin struck out four and only allowed two hits in five scoreless innings, and Choate earned a save by striking out six in four one-run innings. Neither pitcher walked a batter. Jonathan Quinonez had three hits including his ninth double of the year, and Darryl George drove in two runs with two hits.
Princeton was postponed.
Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (4-6)
The GCL Rays hung on to beat the GCL Twins 4-3 Thursday morning. After Mario Fernandez allowed a solo home run to lead off the game for the Twins, the Rays rebounded with a run in both the second and third innings, each starting with a leadoff double. Fernandez would allow the tying run in the fifth and finish with two runs (one earned) allowed in five innings on five hits with two strikeouts and no walks. With the bases loaded and no outs in the sixth, Nick Ciuffo hit a sac fly to score the go-ahead run, and a two out single by Hec Montes scored the eventual winning run.
Star of the day-
Goat of the day- Quinonez's rough inning cost Bowling Green.
Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Montgomery @ Mobile 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV)
Mike Colla* (3-0, 2.70) v.
Hudson Valley v. Staten Island 7:05 PM
Ben Griset* (0-0, 1.80) v.
Both games will be seven innings
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
46-41 (2nd in IL South)
Offense: 401 R (7th) .746 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 4.02 ERA (6th) 1.36 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: IF Jonathan Schoop (3), OF (6), OF (11), OF (13), LHP (21), LHP (24)
Mobile BayBears (Arizona)
10-6 (1st in SL South)
Offense: 347 R (4th) .674 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.13 ERA (1st) 1.25 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP (3), LHP David Holmberg (6), LHP (9), SS (11), RHP (13), OF Keon Broxton (15), RHP Jake Barrett (19)
7-6 (3rd in FSL South)
Offense: 323 R (7th) .705 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.21 ERA (11th) 1.36 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Tyrell Jenkins (8), 2B Colin Walsh (31)
Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
7-8 (5th in MWL East)
Offense: 375 R (7th) .684 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 4.75 ERA (16th) 1.45 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP (2), RHP Nick Travieso (6), OF (7), LHP (9), OF (14), 3B (19), 3B (20), RHP Sal Romano (30)
8-8 (3rd in McNamara)
Offense: 68 R (6th) .638 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.27 ERA (8th) 1.31 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Michael O'Neill
5-7 (3rd in APP East)
Offense: 32 R (9th) .558 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.89 ERA (8th) 1.30 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Ramon Torres (22)
6-6 (T-2nd in GCL South)
Offense: 66 R (1st) .722 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 4.45 ERA (16th) 1.44 WHIP (14th)
Top 30 Prospects: None