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Tom Murphy and the Isotopes continue to struggle greatly. The Topes' are in the midsts of a nine-game losing streak.

Isotopes’ losing streak extended to nine games | Albuquerque Journal
Salt Lake sent the reeling ‘Topes to their ninth straight loss in relatively easy fashion. The Bees rallied for four runs in the fifth inning and coasted to a 5-2 victory in front of an announced 8,737 fans.

Right now Murphy is not a part of the solution, he is a part of the problem. Over the last ten games, Murphy is batting well below the Mendoza line with 14 strikeouts and 6 hits.

Steve Geltz got a chance to move back up to the bigs but an awful performance against Cleveland by Geltz and a Tampa Bay need for a roster spot meant Geltz was going to be sent back to AAA.

Rays' Steve Geltz: Optioned to Triple-A -
Geltz was sent to Durham to open up a roster spot for Oswaldo Arcia, whom the Rays claimed off waivers Friday. Geltz posted an unsightly 6.75 ERA over 21 appearances out of the Rays' bullpen this season, but he appeared in 70 games with the big club last year, so he will be among the top options next time the team needs to call up an arm from the minors.

Mike Burke is back in Amberdeen (See the article to the right). He continues to pitch very well no matter where the Orioles send him in their farm system.

Orioles minors 6/24: At least we have Aberdeen - Camden Chat "Patrick Baker (2-2) walked the first two hitters in the eighth before getting a strike out and pop out. But Antonio Rodriguez delivered for the second time on the night with his single through the middle to cap Kannapolis' (26-46, 2-0) big day. Reid Love started and Mike Burke (remember him from today’s Bird Droppings?) each pitched 3.1 scoreless innings Delmarva made it a bullpen game."

Nick Sinay was sent from Vancouver (Short A) back to the Appalachian league (Rookie). In two games with Bluefield, Sinay is 2-5 with a walk, a stolen base, and a home run.

His homer against Burlington was crucial in the Jay's win.

Blue Jays bounce back against Burlington | Bluefield Blue Jays News
After Burlington took the lead 2-1 in the bottom of the 3rd, Levi Scott sent Edward Olivares home on a double to tie the game back up at 2-2 in the 6th. Nick Sinay belted a home run in the top of the 7th to give the Blue Jays the lead 3-2, his 1st HR of the season.

Mike Kaelin is settling in for Orem.

Kaelin has pitched in two games for a total of three innings having yet to allow a runner on base.