Tyler Wilson's final start in July was one of his best of the season. The right-hander improved to 5-5 and lowered his ERA to 3.05 with seven scoreless innings against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Wednesday. He allowed five hits with just one walk and four strikeouts, and hasn't allowed more than six hits in a start since June 9.
First baseman Trey Mancini ended his scalding hot July batting .331/.364/.496, following up a strong May that cemented him as one of the organization's best performing hitters. The 23-year-old had seven multi-hit games in 11 games from July 17-27. Overall, he entered Saturday with seven home runs, 16 doubles and 30 RBIs in 48 games for the Baysox.
Left-hander Matt Taylor has allowed earned runs in just three of his first nine appearances (four starts) after returning from a concussion suffered when he took a line drive to the head in April. Three of his eight walks in that span came Wednesday, when he allowed three runs in 1 2/3 innings. But Taylor has otherwise been a bright spot for the Keys pitching staff.
Third baseman Jomar Reyes, who missed time with a thumb injury this season, had hits in seven straight games entering Saturday. Reyes had two home runs in his first 54 games this season, but had two in three games from July 25-27. He entered Saturday batting .283/.343/.443 for the Shorebirds.
Outfielder DJ Stewart, the Orioles' first-round draft pick in 2015, entered Saturday with three two-hit games in four contests, but was batting .211/.300/.347 with just six extra-base hits in 25 games for the IronBirds. … Outfielder Cedric Mullins entered Saturday with 11 steals in 13 attempts, though he entered Friday batting .150 in his last 10 games. That lowered his season average to .278.