Mike Bolsinger was sent to AAA Reno to pitch for two reasons. One, because Reno was getting desperate for pitching. But two, becuase he's earned it with the way he was pitching in Mobile. So all he did was go out and give Reno some quality innings that allowed the offense to win the game without having to score 10 runs. Bolsinger went 6 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 6 walks with 7 strikeouts. The walks are a bit worrying and more often than not 6 walks in the PCL will lead to getting you killed. But Bolsinger pitched around the walks and Reno was able to end its 8-game losing streak. With the rotation problems Arizona is suddenly facing, Bolsinger has quietly worked his way into the conversation if another arm is suddenly needed.
3 Stars: Cody Wheeler, Visalia 6 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 ER, W (3-3)
2 Stars: Michael Bolsinger, Reno 6 IP, 4 H, 6 BB, 7 K, 1 ER, W (1-0)
1 Star: Tony Campana, Reno 3 for 4, 1 R, 2 DBL, 2 RBI, 1 SB (18)
0 Stars: Roidany Aguila, South Bend 0 for 4, 2 K, E (6)
Triple A: Reno 3 Colorado Springs 1. Michael Bolsinger took his promotion to Reno seriously and gave them a great start allowing 1 run in 6 innings of work. The bullpen of Joe Paterson, Evan Marshall and Chaz Roe was perfect with a scoreless inning from each. The offense wasn't special but they got what they needed as Tony Campana had a big game with 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI and a stolen base. Campana is now hitting ,293. And they said he couldn't hit. Matt Davidson had 2 hits including a double and Evan Frey had a pair of hits with a triple and an RBI.
Double A: Mobile 6 Tennessee 1. Bradin Hagens had another solid start allowing 1 run on 8 hits and 3 walks across 6 innings. The bullpen of Brett Lorin, Eric Smith and Blake Cooper followed Hagens with 3 perfect innings of relief. Nick Evans hit a 2-run homer in the 5th. Raywilly Gomez went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Justin Greene had 2 more hits with a double, and Jon Griffin tacked on a pair of singles.
High A: Visalia 6 Rancho Cucamonga 0. On the heels of 2 pretty awful starts, Cody Wheeler got it turned around with 6 shutout innings for his 3rd win. Matt Sample pitched a scoreless 7th and Diogenes Rosario pitched a scoreless 8th and 9th for the save.The offense rallied behind David Nick, who went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. On a side note Jake Barrett, Jake Lamb and Gerson Montilla were named to the California League All Star team.
Low A: South Bend 7 Lake County 4. The Silver Hawks rallied for 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th featuring a 2-run single by Breland Almadova. Kyle Winkler started and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings. Enrique Burgos pitched a scoreless 9th for his 4th save. Brandon Drury went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI, and Fidel Pena added 2 hits with an RBI and 2 stolen bases. South Bend has officially won the Midwest League Eastern Division first half title and has qualified for the playoffs.