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Joe McCarthy was 2-for-4, but Hudson Valley was blacklisted by Staten Island

I would not complain if teams stopped wearing uniforms like this
I would not complain if teams stopped wearing uniforms like this
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I lost internet for a few days because of a tree-falling-on-house incident, so I missed things like Jacob Faria's unbelievable start on Saturday with 14 strikeouts.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (43-40)

Dylan Floro had an interesting outing in Durham's 8-5 loss to Norfolk. The first six batters reached base against him, capped by a grand slam to give the Tides a 6-0 lead before an out was recorded. After that, he settled in and managed to pitch seven innings without allowing a seventh run. An RBI single for John Jaso and sacrifice flies by Boog Powell and Richie Shaffer pulled Durham within 6-3 after three innings before the teams traded two-run ninth innings.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (5-4)

A seven-run seventh inning was not enough iin Montgomery's 10-9 loss to Biloxi. Down 7-2, the Biscuits stormed back. The first three batters in the inning picked up hits to score one run, and Leonardo Reginatto's single later in the inning scored two more. After Jake DePew hit an infield fly out that was caught by the Shuckers' left fielder, Hector Guevara's three-run home run put Montgomery up 9-7. However, Matt Lollis and and Parker Markel allowed three Biloxi runs over the final two innings. Starter Jaime Schultz struck out five in five innings but allowed three runs on six hits and five walks.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (2-9)

Charlotte had a game to forget in a 10-0 loss to Palm Beach. The Stone Crabs actually limited Palm Beach to five hits, but eight walks and four errors likely did not help. German Marquez allowed five runs -- three earned -- on four hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. Eduar Quinonez was tagged with five runs in two-thirds of an inning, but four of them were unearned. First baseman Mike Marjama had to pitch the last two innings.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (5-6)

Bowling Green scored eight straight runs on its way to a 9-4 win over South Bend. Down 2-1 in the fourth, the Hot Rods scored twice to move ahead, added another in the fifth and piled on with five in the sixth. Alec Sole tripled in a pair of runs, scored on Justin Williams' single, and Nick Ciuffo later doubled in two more. Thomas Milone led off the game with a home run, and Henry Centeno earned a win with a seven-inning, two-run outing.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (8-8)

Travis Ott struggled for the first time in the organization in Hudson Valley's 3-2 loss to Staten Island. He threw a 1-2-3 first inning but allowed a run in each of the next three innings and finished with three runs allowed on four hits and four walks in four innings. The Renegades got both of their runs on a Jake Cronenworth double in the eighth, but they could not bring him in as the tying run on third with one out. Joe McCarthy made his professional debut and went 2-for-4 with a double.

Rookie Princeton Rays (7-5)

Princeton fell behind 5-0 and could not catch up in its 5-2 loss to Elizabethton. The game was scoreless through five innings thanks to the great work by Jose Mujica, who struck out six and only scattered two hits and a walk in five frames. Elizabethton then scored five runs over two innings against Junior Feliz and Porter Clayton, and RBI hits by Peter Maris and Landon Cray made the final score a little closer.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (2-10)

The GCL Rays were off.

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Notable performances

AAA UT Taylor Motter: 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
AAA 1B J.P. Arencibia: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
AA OF Dayron Varona: 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
AA 3B Patrick Leonard: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K
AA 1B Jake Bauers: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
AA IF Leonardo Reginatto: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI
A OF Justin Williams: 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI
A- IF Jake Cronenworth: 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
R+ OF Landon Cray: 3-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
R+ RHP Jose Mujica: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K

A- C Taylor Hawkins: 0-for-4, 2 K
R+ C David Rodriguez: 0-for-5, 4 K
R+ DH David Olmedo-Barrera: 0-for-4, 2 K
AAA RHP Dylan Floro: 7 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
AA RHP Matt Lollis: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
AA RHP Parker Markel: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K
A+ RHP German Marquez: 4 2/3 IP, 4 H 5 R (3 ER) 3 BB 2 K
A+ RHP Eduar Quinonez: two-thirds IP, 1 H, 5 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 0 K
A- LHP Travis Ott: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
R+ LHP Junior Feliz: one-third IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 0 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)

Durham v. Norfolk 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Scott Diamond (8-3, 3.57) v. Zach Davies (3-4, 2.75)

Montgomery v. Biloxi 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Blake Snell (5-2, 1.69) v. TBA

Charlotte v. Palm Beach 7 PM (radio stream)
Chris Kirsch (4-4, 3.10) v. TBA

Bowling Green v. Dayton 8:05 PM (radio stream)
Chris Pike (7-2, 3.59) v. Wyatt Strahan (5-5, 3.00)

Hudson Valley @ Staten Island 7 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. TBA

Princeton v. Elizabethton 7 PM
Jose Alvarado (0-1, 15.00) v. TBA

GCL Rays @ GCL Red Sox 12 PM

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore) (updated through 7/4)
47-34 (1st in IL South)
Offense: 289 R (14th) .672 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 2.92 ERA (1st) 1.24 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B Christian Walker (3), OF Dariel Alvarez (5), RHP Zach Davies (6), RHP Mike Wright (8), RHP Tyler Wilson (12), OF Henry Urrutia (14)

Biloxi Shuckers (Milwaukee) (updated through 7/4)
6-4
Offense: 323 R (4th) .705 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 3.30 ERA (2nd) 1.21 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Tyrone Taylor (1), SS Orlando Arcia (2), RHP Tyler Wagner (9), OF Michael Reed (14), RHP Jorge Lopez (15), OF Victor Roach (18), LHP Jed Bradley (20), LHP Hobbs Johnson (23), RHP Brooks Hall (25), LHP Mike Strong (29), RHP Damien Magnifico (30)

Palm Beach Cardinals (updated through 7/4)
8-3 (T-1st in FSL South)
Offense: 247 R (12th) .615 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 2.70 ERA (3rd) 1.21 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Alex Reyes (2), LHP Rob Kaminsky (5), RHP Luke Weaver (12), C Carson Kelly (13), SS Juan Herrera (17), OF C.J. McElroy (28), RHP Nick Petree (31)

Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati) (updated through 7/4)
5-6 (T-5th in MWL East)
Offense: 341 R (5th) .679 OPS (7th)
Pitching: 3.06 ERA (3rd) 1.27 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Aristides Aquino (9), 3B Gavin LaValley (17), RHP Wyatt Strahan (23), RHP Tyler Mahle (26), RHP Jeremy Kivel (29)

Staten Island Yankees (updated through 7/4)
10-7 (2nd in McNamara)
Offense: 82 R (2nd) .693 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 2.86 ERA (4th) 1.21 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Thairo Estrada (21), SS Kyle Holder

Elizabethton Twins (updated through 7/4)
7-5 (T-1st in APP West)
Offense: 45 R (8th) .676 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 2.92 ERA (2nd) 1.34 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Amaurys Minier (26)

GCL Red Sox (updated through 7/4)
10-2 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 56 R (5th) .655 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 1.69 ERA (1st) 1.16 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Yoan Aybar (31)