As in "oh, yeah, there's actually baseball being played." Keeping the intro short to keep the other headlines up.
Snakelet of the Day:
Cole Gillespie (Triple-A): 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, K
Triple-A: Reno 7, Salt Lake 4. (35-24) Barry Enright didn't pitch great, but he did enough to get the Aces a win by giving up just three earned runs in five innings of work. Enright gave up seven hits, though he did strike out six and walked just two. Kam Mickolio was particularly dominant in two perfect innings of relief, striking out four. The star offensively, though, was Gillespie, who reached base three times and hit his fourth home run of the year. Also helping the cause at the plate was Cody Ransom, who hit his 15th home run of the season, a solo shot in the fourth inning.
Double-A: Mobile 2, Huntsville 3. (33-25) The BayBears received a quality start from Wes Roemer, who gave up just three runs in six innings in spite of terrible peripherals. Posting a 2:5 K:BB ratio and surrendering a homer to one of the worst lineups in the Southern League (due to the fact that the entire Milwaukee farm system is almost completely devoid of prospects) isn't particularly impressive. His once-rising stock seems to be fading once again. At the plate, the BayBears received a rare display of power from Jacob Elmore, who hit his first home run of the season, and doubles from Taylor Harbin and Josh Ford, the latter of whom had a two-hit game. Your Daily Goldschmidt: Paul collected two hits in four at-bats, though he also struck out twice.
Hi-A: Visalia 3, Modesto 2. (26-31) Another day, another awesome start from Tyler Skaggs. Ho-hum, nine strikeouts, a 6:1 GO:AO, and two walks in seven innings of work, giving up five hits, including a homer, and just two runs. Another dominant day in the Life of Skaggs. Big kudos to Taylor Sinclair and Adam Worthington for their sterling work out of the bullpen, giving the Rawhide a combined six innings - three apiece - of scoreless relief to allow the bats to scratch across a game-winning run on a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the twelfth. Offensively, Adam Eaton reached base four times on two singles and two walks, while Bobby Borchering had two hits, including the Rawhide's only extra-base hit, a double.
Low-A: Off-day for the SilverHawks, who were probably busy watching a future teammate being taken seventh overall.
DSL: DSL-backs action postponed due to rain. Sure makes things simple for me, doesn't it?