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In his first game in five days, Greg Jones continued a hot stretch.

Colorado Rockies v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

After the game on July 7, Greg Jones was batting .224/.338/.310. He’s now on an eight-game hitting streak, including six multi-hit games. He’s now batting .315/.388/.424.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (59-41)

Durham was topped by Indianapolis, 8-3. Matt Duffy’s homer in the third cut the Bulls’ deficit to 2-1, and Kevin Padlo went deep in the fifth to make a 5-2 game in the fifth. However, they couldn’t slow down the Indians’ offense. Arturo Reyes was charged with all eight runs — six earned — in 4 13 innings.

3B Matt Duffy: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
LF Joe McCarthy: 0-for-4, 1 K (.778)
RF Jesus Sanchez: 0-for-4, 2 K (.641)
SS Lucius Fox: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB (.614)
1B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K (1.238)

RHP Arturo Reyes: 4 13 IP, 7 H, 8 R (6 ER), 6 BB, 2 K (4.86)
RHP Peter Fairbanks: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (4.50)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (18-11)

Montgomery fell apart late in a 9-6 loss to Jackson. In the sixth, the Biscuits broke a 2-2 with a Tristan Gray sacrifice fly and Miles Mastrobuoni two-run single, but they couldn’t hold the lead. The Generals tied it in the eighth and scored six times in the ninth. Kenny Rosenberg allowed two runs in six innings.

SS Vidal Brujan: 1-for-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS (.810)
2B Taylor Walls: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (.739)
RF Josh Lowe: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K (.767)

LHP Kenny Rosenberg: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K (2.83)

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (22-6)

Charlotte edged Dunedin, 3-2, in Game 1 of their doubleheader. Joe Ryan pitched three innings and struck out nine. A half inning after the Blue Jays tied the game at two, Michael Smith drew a bases-loaded walk to give the Stone Crabs the lead in the bottom of the sixth.

Because they decided to go through with playing a doubleheader despite a rain delay longer than three hours, the second game ended after I wanted to go to bed. The result is here.

SS Wander Franco (1): 0-for-3, 1 BB (.979)
C Ronaldo Hernandez (1): 1-for-3, 2 K (.726)
DH Moises Gomez: 1-for-2, 2 R, 1 HBP (.666)
LF Garrett Whitley: 1-for-3, 1 K (.737)

RHP Joe Ryan (1): 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 9 K (1.70)

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (18-9)

Alan Strong was sharp in Bowling Green’s 3-2 win over Quad Cities. In one of his best starts of the season, the righty struck out six in seven scoreless innings, giving up just three singles and two walks. He was aided by some early offense. Chris Betts hit a two-run homer in the first, and Izzy Wilson hit an RBI triple in the second.

C Chris Betts: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K (.774)
SS Ford Proctor: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB (.772)
LF Seaver Whalen: 2-for-4, 1 HBP (.748)

RHP Alan Strong: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K (3.06)

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (19-15)

Hudson Valley rolled to a 12-3 win over Lowell. Garrett Hiott’s first pro home run gave the Renegades a 1-0 lead in the third, and Greg Jones and Jacson McGowan’s RBI doubles extended that lead to three. An inning later, all three batters drove in runs in the five-run fourth. Zack Trageton was sharp again, striking out eight in six scoreless innings. He hasn’t allowed more than a run in three straight starts.

DH Greg Jones: 3-for-5, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SB (.812)
CF Garrett Hiott: 3-for-6, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB (.744)
SS Nick Sogard: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP (.706)

RHP Zack Trageton: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K (2.11)

Rookie Princeton Rays (15-16)

Princeton was crushed by Greeneville, 9-2. The Reds scored three in the top of the first, but Diego Infante’s solo homer in the bottom half of the inning cut the Rays’ deficit to two. However, Greeneville scored the next six runs to extend its lead. Matthew Peguero allowed seven runs in 4 13 innings.

CF Nick Schnell: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB (.720)
DH Diego Infante: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K (.866)
C Kevin Melendez: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 K (.816)

RHP Matthew Peguero: 4 13 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (5.81)

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (12-10)

The GCL Rays were shut out by the GCL Braves, 1-0. JJ Goss pitched two scoreless innings in his most effective pro outing yet, and Greg Harris continued his rehab assignment in relief. He allowed the only run of the game on three hits.

3B Johan Lopez: 2-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K (.851)

RHP JJ Goss: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (7.20)


Sunday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham @ Indianapolis 1:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Ricardo Pinto (6-3, 3.58) vs. TBA

Montgomery vs. Jackson 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)

Charlotte vs. Dunedin 12:30 p.m. ET (radio stream)
TBA vs. Nick Allgeyer (6-4, 4.15)

Bowling Green @ Quad Cities 6:15 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Jose Alberto Rivera (5-3, 4.97)

Hudson Valley @ Lowell 5:05 p.m. ET (radio stream)

Princeton vs. Greeneville 5 p.m. ET (radio stream)

The GCL Rays are off.

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh)
49-49 (2nd in IL West)
Offense: 434 R (14th) .750 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 4.88 ERA (7th) 1.44 WHIP (6th)
Top-30 prospects: 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (1), RHP Mitch Keller (2), SS Cole Tucker (4), 2B Kevin Kramer (8), 1B Will Craig (11), OF Jason Martin (20), RHP JT Brubaker (22)

Jackson Generals (Arizona)
16-10 (T-2nd in SL North)
Offense: 432 R (1st) .727 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.52 ERA (5th) 1.28 WHIP (5th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Jazz Chisholm (1), C Daulton Varsho (3), 1B Pavin Smith (17), 3B Drew Ellis (21), C Dominic Miroglio (23), RHP Emilio Vargas (25)

Dunedin Blue Jays
Offense: 452 R (1st) .720 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.18 ERA (3rd) 1.21 WHIP (2nd)
Top-30 prospects: C Alejandro Kirk (6), OF Ryan Noda (14), OF Cal Stevenson (16), RHP Joey Murray (28)

Quad Cities River Bandits (Houston)
Offense: 429 R (4th) .692 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.18 ERA (3rd) 1.24 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: SS Freudis Nova (7), RHP Jairo Solis (9), SS Grae Kessinger (20)

Lowell Spinners (Boston)
23-10 (1st in NYPL Stedler)
Offense: 154 R (2nd) .721 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 2.61 ERA (1st) 1.17 WHIP (4th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Antoni Flores (9), OF Gilberto Jimenez (9), SS Cameron Cannon (13), OF Nick Decker (16), 3B Nicholas Northcut (19), RHP Noah Song (21), RHP Ryan Zeferjahn (29)

Greeneville Reds
14-17 (T-4th in AL West)
Offense: 126 R (10th) .641 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 4.66 ERA (6th) 1.32 WHIP (3rd)
Top-30 prospects: SS Rece Hinds (13), 2B Tyler Callihan (16), OF Danny Lantigua (26), OF Allan Cerda (30)

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