J.J. Putz pitched again for Reno in his final rehab appearance in back-to-back games and if the quotes that are appearing on Twitter are accurate everything looks to be a go. He started the game as he did in his other rehab outings allowing no runs or hits and one walk. His arrival couldn't come too soon as most of the buzz of late among the Dbacks faithful surrounds who should be closing with Heath Bell mired in a gopher ball slump. Speculation seems to indicate that he will be activated Wednesday or Thursday and join the team on its current road trip. In four games with Reno covering four innings Putz allowed 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks with 4 strikeouts.
3 Stars: Garrett Webber, Mobile 3 for 5, 3 RBI
2 Stars: Jake Barrett, Visalia 1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K
1 Star: Patrick Schuster, Visalia 1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K
0 Stars: Andrew Barbosa, Visalia 4.1 IP, 8 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 6 ER
Triple A: Reno 5 Tucson 6. More Dbacks rehabbing in Reno as J.J. Putz completed his rehab assignment with another shutout inning and Eric Chavez started again going 2 for 3 before giving way to Matt Davidson. Charles Brewer got the real start and allowed 4 runs in 5 innings. Joe Paterson followed and allowed 2 more runs which proved to be the difference maker. Josh Wilson went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and Chris Owings added an RBI triple.
Double A: Mobile 4 Jacksonville 7. Bo Schultz started and was so-so allowing 3 runs in 4+ innings. Mobile clawed its way to a 5-3 lead with 2 runs in the 7 on a 2-run single by Garrett Webber. But reliever Blake Cooper got roughed up for 4 runs in the 8th on the road to defeat. Webber had 3 singles on the day with 3 RBI. Justin Greene had 2 doubles and Nick Ahmed went 2 for 5.
High A: Visalia 4 @ Stockton 6. Andrew Barbosa got hit early and often as he couldn't get out of the 5th before allowing his 6th run. The offense got within 6-4 in the 7th but could get no closer. Kevin Medrano went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Sean Jamieson hit a solo homer in the 2nd, his 6th of the year.
Low A: South Bend 1 @ Great lakes 10. This one was a laugher as Kyle Winkler surrendered 5 runs in the 1st inning and the rout was on. Winkler allowed 7 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. The offense supplied 8 hits with Pedro Ruiz getting 2 of those. Carter Bell and Fidel Pena each connected on a double.
Short Season A: Hillsboro - rained out
Rookie: Missoula - rained out
AZL Rookie: Dbacks - off day