Lots of interesting stuff on the minor league front around the organization. Matt Davidson homered twice. David Holmberg threw 7 more shutout innings. Adam Eaton played center field for Visalia. David Nick homered twice. The Hops stole 7 bases. Kevin Munson blew a save for Reno. Stryker Trahan was perfect at the plate. Ty Linton has 3 homers in his last 4 games. So let's get right to the action.
3 Stars: David Holmberg, Mobile 7 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 K, 0 ER, W (5-4)
2 Stars: Matt Davidson, Reno 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 HR (12), 4 RBI
1 Star: David Nick, Visalia 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 HR (9), 5 RBI
0 Stars: Zach Esquerra, Hillsboro 0 for 5, 2 K
Triple A: Reno 4 Salt Lake 6. Matt Davidson hit 2 home runs and drove in 4 runs but it wasn't enough as Salt Lake scored 2 in the 9th off Kevin Munson for the 6-4 win. Reno only managed 4 hits for the game with the other 2 coming from Mike Jacobs. Mike Bolsinger was fair allowing 4 runs over 6 innings with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Double A: Mobile 2 @ Mississippi 0. David Holmberg was at it again this time throwing 7 shutout innings on 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6. In 6 of his last 7 starts he has gone at least 7 innings and allowed 1 run or less. Jake Barrett picked up his 2nd save for Mobile since his promotion, this one a 4-out save as he entered in the 8th. Ender Inciarte went 4 for 4 with an RBI and 2 stolen bases, and it wasn't good enough to earn any snake stars.
High A: Visalia 7 Stockton 4. The Rawhide opened up a lead with 4 runs in the 5th on a David Nick grand slam and made it stand up with 3 scoreless relief innings including RJ Hively's 2nd save since his promotion. Robert Coe started and allowed 4 runs over 6 innings while striking out 7. Nick also added a solo home run in the 2nd for good measure. Recently signed David Peralta went 3 for 4 in his first game. Peralta has spent the past three seasons in the Independent League putting up .900 OPS kinds of numbers. Adam Eaton played center field for the first time in his second go around of rehab, though he was removed after 5 innings. He went 1 for 2 with a walk. Jon Griffin and Kevin Medrano also had 3-hit games.
Low A: South Bend 4 Fort Wayne 3. Rudy Flores hit a 2-run homer, his 9th, and Roidany Aguila hit a 2-run double in the 6th to give South Bend a lead they would not relinquish. Daniel Watts started and allowed 3 runs in 5 innings with 8 strikeouts. Four relievers put up goose eggs the rest of the way with Enrique Burgos picking up his 8th save.
Short Season A: Hillsboro 5 @ Eugene 2. Yoimer Camacho was sharp tossing 5 shutout innings on 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 6. Ty Linton hit a 2-run homer in the 6th, his 3rd home run in his last 4 games. Taylor Ratliff and Ryan Gebhardt chipped in a pair of hits each. The Hops stole 7 bases as a team and Jordan Parr committed his 11th error in 16 games at third base.
Rookie: Missoula 7 Billings 6. Stryker Trahan hit a bases loaded double in the 7th that plated 3 to help Missoula overcome a 6-2 deficit. Osprey pitchers surrendered 16 hits but managed to keep the game close enough until the comeback was executed. Trahan was perfect on the night adding a single and 2 walks to his big double. Silvino Bracho pitched the 9th for his 2nd save.
AZL Rookie: Dbacks 8 Mariners 3. Brad Keller, the club's 8th round pick this year, made his 3rd professional start and posted 5 more shutout innings, bringing his total innings un-scored upon to 13. Second rounder Justin Williams went 3 for 5 and is hitting .471 to start his professional career. Jamie Westbrook went 2 for 5.