Sunday's best: Wells extends scoreless streak to 36

Sunday's best: Wells extends scoreless streak to 36

Alex Wells extended his scoreless streak to 36 innings as he put up six more zeros in Class A Delmarva's 1-0 loss to Greensboro in Game one of a doubleheader on Sunday.

The Orioles No. 16 prospect was stuck with a no-decision, but still put together another impressive outing as he yielded just three hits and matched his career high with seven strikeouts.

Wells, who hasn't given up a run since June 30th, has held his opponents scoreless in five straight starts and has lowered his ERA from 3.14 to 2.29 during that stretch as well.

Not only is Wells keeping opponents off the scoreboard, but he isn't issuing any free passes as well. Wells, who threw 62 of his 74 pitches for strikes, last walked a batter on June 25, 42 innings ago.

Other top prospect performances from Sunday's action:

No. 5 overall prospect Victor Robles (Nationals' No. 1) hit his first homer with Double-A Harrisburg, since being promoted from Class A Advanced Potomac. Robles, who has gotten off to a slow start with the Senators, went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in his seventh game at the Double-A level.

• No. 7 overall prospect Eloy Jimenez (White Sox No. 2) homered again for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem. Jimenez, who went 2-for-4 in the first half of a doubleheader, has hit four homers in 16 games since joining the White Sox organization.

• No. 49 overall prospect Anthony Alford (Blue Jays' No. 3) came up clutch in Double-A New Hampshire's extra-innings win over Binghamton. Alford tied the game with a solo homer, his fourth, in the ninth, extending the game and allowing his club to win it in the 11th. Alford also doubled in the game, finishing 3-for-5.

• No. 52 overall prospect Sixto Sanchez (Phillies' No. 2) was stuck with a no-decision despite throwing six scoreless frames for Class A Lakewood. Although the bullpen gave up a late lead, Sanchez was lights out as he struck out five and gave up just two hits. The 19-year-old has now given up three earned runs or less in eight straight starts.

• No. 100 overall prospect Tyler O'Neill (Cardinals' No. 5) hit his 21st homer of the season in Triple-A Memphis' loss to Reno. O'Neill, who finished 2-for-4, hit an RBI double in the first and then showed off his power with a two-run homer in the eighth. The 22-year-old now has two homers in eight games since he was traded to St. Louis.

Angels No. 2 prospect Jahmai Jones stuffed the box score and hit his first homer with Class A Advanced Inland Empire. Jones, who was promoted to the 66ers on July 20, went 3-for-5 with a double, homer, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Braves No. 9 prospect Joey Wentz led Class A Rome to a 7-3 win over Asheville with seven solid innings on the mound. Wentz threw 64 of his 91 pitches for strikes and gave up two earned runs on three hits. The 19-year-old also racked up eight strikeouts and has fanned 23 over his past 18 innings.

Indians No. 6 prospect Yandy Diaz went a combined 3-for-6 with four RBIs and a pair of extra-base hits in a doubleheader with Triple-A Columbus. Diaz went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the first game, then hit his fifth homer of the season as part of a 2-for-3 effort in the second game.

• Nationals No. 10 prospect Daniel Johnson stayed hot for Class A Advanced Potomac, putting together a pair of multihit performances in a doubleheader sweep of Myrtle Beach. Johnson went 3-for-4 with two doubles in the first game and followed that up with a 2-for-4 outing in Game two. The 22-year-old is hitting .424 through seven games with the Nationals after hitting .300 through 88 games with Class A Hagerstown.

• Orioles No. 9 prospect Anthony Santander put together a pair of multihit performances in Double-A Bowie's doubleheader sweep of Akron. Santander, who is with the Baysox on a rehab assignment, went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs in the first game and then doubled as part of another 2-for-3 effort in the night game.

Pirates No. 16 Luis Escobar has given up one earned run or less in five consecutive starts after spinning seven innings of one-run ball for Class A West Virginia. Escobar gave up just two hits and struck out seven, but the Power lost 2-1 in 11 innings.

• White Sox No. 28 prospect Alex Call set a career high with four RBIs in Class A Kannapolis' win over Lexington. Call, a third-round pick in 2016, hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning and drove in two more with a base hit in the eighth as he finished 2-for-4.

William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.