Orioles minor league report: Chris Jones among International League ERA leaders

Triple-A Norfolk

Left-hander Chris Jones carried a perfect game into the sixth inning Thursday against Lehigh Valley, and left with a season-high six strikeouts and just a single base hit allowed in seven scoreless innings. In 15 appearances (seven starts) this season for the Tides, Jones entered Friday leading the team and ranked second in the International League with a 2.24 ERA. He has allowed one earned run in his last three starts, spanning 16 innings.


Double-A Bowie

Left-handed reliever Ashur Tolliver allowed runs in his first five outings of the season, but hasn't given up an earned run in nine of his 11 appearances before Friday, and has a 1.26 ERA during that time. The 2009 fifth-round draft pick has a fastball that sits in the mid 90s and jumps on hitters, plus a slider and changeup. He struck out 25 batters in his first 25 innings this season.


High-A Frederick

Catcher Chance Sisco, healthy after the first two months of his season were limited by thumb and oblique injuries, batted .333 with three doubles, a home run and six RBIs in his first 11 games since returning May 28. Entering Friday's game, he had hits in eight of nine games and four two-hit games in that span. He went into the weekend batting .281 on the season with improved catching from a year ago playing for Delmarva.

Low-A Delmarva

Outfielder Jay Gonzalez entered the weekend with 19 walks in his last 12 games, giving him a South Atlantic League-high 45 on the season — third-most in all of minor league baseball. Gonzalez didn't earn an All-Star nod like third baseman Jomar Reyes, infielder Stephen Wilkerson and outfielder Conor Bierfeldt, but had team highs of 58 hits and 20 stolen bases before Friday's games.