Visalia shortstop Sean Jamieson had another impressive game at the plate going 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and a homer. He did it all in reverse with a home run in the 1st, a triple in the 3rd and a double in the 4th. In the 6th he grounded out to shortstop when he needed a single for the cycle. The game ended with him on deck. Jamieson is having a very solid year with consistent production in every month. He's old for the level at 24 but that's partly due to the levels above blocked with other shortstop. He has a good glove, a little bit of power and a low K rate, so he can still climb levels going forward.
3 Stars: Sean Jamieson, Visalia 3 for 4, 1 DBL, 1 TPL, 1 HR (7), 2 RBI
2 Stars: Garrett Mock, Reno 6 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 0 ER, W (7-4)
1 Star: Stryker Trahan, Missoula 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 DBL
0 Stars: David Holmberg, Mobile 2.2 IP, 9 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 8 ER, L (5-5)
Triple A: Reno 4 @ Tacoma 0. Garrett Mock is starting to take to this starter thing as he put up 6 shutout innings on 3 hits, 3 walks, and 7 strikeouts. Brett Lorin, Kevin Munson and Chaz Roe kept the shutout intact with an inning each. Brad Snyder delivered two of the runs on a 2-run homer in the 4th. Mike Jacobs went 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Tyler Bortnick and Tony Campana each added a pair of singles.
Double A: Game 1. Mobile 0 @ Jacksonville. David Holmberg had by far his worst outing of the season as he couldn't escape the 3rd inning before allowing 8 earned runs. The offense did nothing to make it interesting with just 3 hits.
Double A: Game 2. Mobile 3 @ Jacksonville 4. In the nightcap Mobile tried to patch together several relievers and it didn't work out too well. Eric Smith started and got tagged for 3 runs in 2 + innings. Steve Garrison followed with 1.2 innings without a run and notched 4 strikeouts. Matt Gorgen took the loss late allowing a run over 2 innings. Ender Inciarte did the most on offense with 2 hits and 2 stolen bases, his 29th of the year.
High A: Visalia 7 Inland Empire 3. Sean Jamieson was the story here with a double, a triple and a home run plus 2 RBI. he ust missed hitting for the cycle when he ground in the 6th needing a single. Eddie McKiernan had a solid start going 7 innings allowing 2 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7. Anthony Meo pitched the 8th and allowed a solo homer.
Low A: South Bend 2 Clinton 6. Daniel Watts had a shutout going into the 6th when he allowed 3 unearned runs following an error by shortstop Andrew Velazquez. Relievers Thomas Brendel and Jose Jose made it worse by allowing 3 more runs over the final two innings. The offense didn't do much with just 5 hits, 2 from Breland Almadova.
Short Season A: Hillsboro 1 @ Tri-City 4.Starter Jose Martinez had a no-hitter through the first 5 innings. In the 6th he gave up 2 walks, a wild pitch and a hit batter. He was removed for Daniel Gibson who surrendered a 2-out double that cleared the bases. The offense wasn't around in this one with six hits, 2 by Randy McCurry including a double.
Rookie: Missoula 2 Idaho Falls 11. The Osprey got smoked for the second consecutive game Steve Hathaway got bounced around for 5 runs in 2+ innings. The defense didn't help matters contributing to 4 more unearned runs due to 6 errors and a passed ball. The offense had 5 hits, 2 from Stryker Trahan including a double.