Adam Eaton continues to move closer to returning to major league action with a new assignment in his rehab to Reno. he started in center field and played the entire game going 1 for 4 with a home run. I don't have an accurate count of rehab games but I know the number of games allowed is limited though I doubt he's about to reach that imminently. My guess is he's a bout a week away health-wise. Now whether that means he'll actually get called up in a week, or optioned down to Reno to extend his rehab naturally, or push his rehab to the limit and wait to see if anything develops with the roster is unknown.
If no new injuries develop in the outfield it's hard to figure what they'll do since they already have Parra, Pollock, Ross, Kubel and Prado able to play the outfield now. We know Parra and Ross aren't going anywhere. Kubel or Pollock could be moved to make room for Eaton, and with the trade deadline approaching that's always a possibility. It's hard to imagine them casting Pollock aside as one of the right handed options in the outfield. Parra has cooled off of late so it's possible his role gets reduced a little. The Dbacks are about to have too many position players and something's going to have to give.
3 Stars: Daniel Watts, South Bend 7.2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 ER
2 Stars: Mike Freeman, Mobile 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 DBL, 1 RBI
1 Star: Ender Inciarte, Mobile 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 SB (27)
0 Stars: Dallas Newton, AZL Dbacks 2.1 IP, 9 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 8 R
Triple A: Reno 2 @ Fresno 6. Michael Bolsinger got bounced around a little allowing 6 runs (5 earned) on 11 hits over 7 innings of work. The offense didn't have it producing just 6 hits and never really threatening in this one. Adam Eaton hit a solo home run and Ed Easley had a double and an RBI.
Double A: Game 1. Mobile 1 Montgomery 4. Archie Bradley didn't have his best stuff getting knocked out in the 6th inning after allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks while striking out 3. The offense never was in it getting 6 hits with 2 coming from Nick Ahmed.
Double A: Game 2. Mobile 5 Montgomery 4. In the other half of the doubleheader David Holmberg was just okay allowing 3 runs in 6 innings on 7 hits and 2 walks. The offense did enough to lead heading into the 7th but jake Barrett couldn't seal the deal giving up a solo home run that tied the game. The game extended into the 10th when the BayBears won it on a bases-loaded walk to Ryan Stovall who went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI. Ender Inciarte had 2 hits and stole 2 bases. Mike Freeman was solid going 2 for 3 with a walk, a double and an RBI.
High A: Visalia 1 @ Stockton 6. Keith Hessler only went 3 innings and allowed 3 runs though none were earned as Kevin Medrano and Mike Freeman committed errors. Robert Coe went the rest of the way giving up 3 runs in 5 innings. The offense was ice cold picking up just 3 singles and 1 run.
Low A: South Bend 3 @ Dayton 4. Daniels Watts put together another stellar start but the bullpen gave it up and they lost 4-3. Watts had a shutout going through 7 innings on just one hit but ran into a little trouble in the 8th giving up a double and an RBI single before being replaced by Chris Capper, who got the final out. The 9th didn't go so well as Thomas Brendel tried to nail down the save but surrendered a 2-out, 2-run double that tied the score. Brendel continued in the 10th and allowed a single sandwiched around 2 outs. Jose Jose was called on to quiet things but allowed back-to-back hits for the walk-off loss. The offense managed just 4 hits on the night.
Short Season A: Hillsboro 6 Vancouver 8.Jose Martinez didn't have one of his better outings going just 4 innings allowing 4 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks and 2 home runs. Ross Gerdeman did pretty much the same allowing 4 more runs in his 4 innings of work. That was more than the offense could cover even though they produced 10 hits and 6 runs. Josh Parr, Ryan Gebhardt and Elvin Soto each had 2 hits.
AZL Rookie: Dbacks 3 Brewers 14. Starter Dallas Newton got rocked and the offense was no match with 5 hits. Phildrick Llewelyn went 2 for 3 with a double and a triple to pace the limited offense.