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Saturday Pebble Report: Jon Gray still isn't dominating

Another disappointing outing from Jon Gray headlined Friday's games.

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The affiliates went 4-3 on Friday.

Triple-A: Colorado Springs 10, Omaha 9 (12 Innings)

The Sky Sox rallied from a five run deficit in the fourth inning and won on a walk off home run off the bat of Angelys Nina in the twelfth. Nina led the team with four hits, three of which went for extra bases. Also hitting home runs were Matt McBride, Tim Wheeler, and Tim Smalling.

Christian Bergman returned from injury making his first start since June 3rd and the results were disastrous. He allowed eight runs on ten hits and a walk in just 4.1 innings of work.

Double-A: Tulsa 8, Frisco 3

Jon Gray continues to underwhelm. For the fourth time in his last nine starts, Gray allowed at least three earned runs without going more than five innings. In this game, it took Gray 94 pitches to work through his five frames, and he did it while walking four, allowing three runs, and getting only one ground ball out. Hi five strikeouts and and only two hits allowed are encouraging, but results wise, Gray continues to sputter.

Offensively, the news is better. Ryan Casteel continued his hot streak and was on base three times with a single, a home run, and a walk. His OPS on the season now sits at .835, but since the start of June, which now encompasses over 200 plate appearances, it's .947. Trevor Story also had another good game as he was on base twice with a home run and a walk. After a rough start at this level, Story now has a 1.099 OPS over his last ten games. Teams are starting to walk him more as he showcases his power.

High-A: Modesto 6, Stockton 1

Here's something unusual: An outstanding pitching performance from a Nuts' starter. Jayson Aquino was nothing short of brilliant in this one as he went 8.1 innings, struck out 11, and only walked one. The lone run he allowed was on a solo home run in the seventh, one of just two hits he allowed all night.

Two bats stood out in this game. David Dahl went 3-5 with a pair of doubles, and Francisco Sosa was on base for all five of his plate appearances with three walks and two hits - One of which went for his sixth home run of the season.

Low-A: West Virginia 2, Asheville 1 (10 Innings)

It doesn't happen often, but the Tourists were shut down offensively Friday night. The two most prominent bats however still salvaged decent nights. Raimel Tapia collected his 27th double of the season, and Ryan McMahon jacked his 15th home run on the year.

On the mound Antonio Senzatela allowed just one run over his five innings of work, but he did it by scattering seven hits. Still, it's the sixth time in his last seven outings in which he's allowed one earned run less. Since the start of July, Senzatela's ERA sits at just 1.22.

I have to head out on the road again now, so I'll just leave links to the other three games here.

Northwest League: Tri-City 6, Vancouver 2

DSL League: Mets 6, Rockies 3

Rookie: Grand Junction 8, Great Falls 3