Pomeranz allowed just 2 hits and 1 walk over 5.1 innings with 9 strikeouts to earn the win over Reno. Mobile had to go 13 innings to settle their affair with Montgomery and blew the game open with 4 runs in that 13th inning. Visalia got another tremendous start from Andrew Barbosa who has been dominating the California League in his first 3 starts. South Bend was rained out.
3 Stars: Andrew Barbosa, Visalia 5 IP, 1 H, 4 BB, 7 K, 1 ER
2 Stars: Tyler Skaggs, Reno 7 IP, 6 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 3 R, 2 ER
1 Star: Anthony Meo, Mobile 5 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 ER
0 Stars: Chris Owings, Reno 0 for 4, 3 K, 1 E (5)
Triple A: Reno 2 Colorado 4. Top prospects Tyler Skaggs and Drew Pomeranz squared off in Reno last night with Pomeranz coming out on top 4-2. Skaggs was plenty good and allowed 2 earned runs in 7 innings. The Reno offense didn't get things going until after Pomeranz left and got within one run in the 8th but couldn't get over the hump. Tuffy Gosewich went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Kila Ka'aihue added 2 hits with an RBI. Ka'aihue is hitting .415 on the season.
Double A: Mobile 8 @ Montgomery 4. Anthony Meo started and had a fine outing with 5 innings of 1-run ball. But the game wasn't decided for another 8 innings after he left when a blown save by Kevin Munson led to extra innings. Mobile earned the win with a 4-spot in the top of the 13th on a sacrifice fly by Jon Griffin, an RBI double by Brent Clevlen and a 2-RBI single by Garrett Webber. Clevlen and Webber also contributed home runs and 3 RBI each. Ender Inciarte and Michael Freeman each had 3-hit nights.
High A: Visalia 3 Lake Elsinore 2. Andrew Barbosa continued his dominance of California League hitters with 5 innings of 1-hit, 1-run ball in the Rawhide's 3-2 win. He walked 4 and struck out 7. In 16 innings over 3 games Barbosa has allowed just 9 hits while striking out 25. He's still walking a few too many with 11 to date but now we're nitpicking a little. The further-removed Barbosa gets from his college injuries the better he gets.