Trevor Cahill got another rehab start for Reno last night and looked much closer to being ready to rejoin the major league rotation. He went 7 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4. It wasn't a stellar performance but it was better than last time and now the only question is whether his next start is with the Diamondbacks or with Reno. My hunch is he'll make his next start for the Dbacks. He did throw 98 pitches, 55 of them strikes and there's probably not much more he can do other than just get a little bit sharper. But given the dire situation of the team and the need to go on a hot streak and right quick I suspect they'll hope Cahill can provide some consistency in the rotation.
3 Stars: Brandon Drury, South Bend 3 for 5, 3 R, 2 HR (14), 4 RBI
2 Stars: Eddie McKiernan, Visalia 9 IP, 7 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 ER, W (6-3)
1 Star: Tom Belza, Visalia 3 for 5, 3 R, 1 HR (9), 3 RBI
0 Stars: Kevin Munson, Reno 1/3 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 4 ER, BS, L (0-2)
Triple A: Reno 4 Memphis 6. The Aces were headed to victory behind Trevor Cahill's 7 solid innings until Kevin Munson had a rare meltdown allowing 4 runs in the 8th inning. Cahill allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. Chris Owings went 2 for 4 with a double and Tyler Bortnick went 2 for 4 with a triple to pace the offense.
Double A: Mobile 1 Birmingham 3. David Holmberg started and was pretty sharp going 5 innings. A couple of errors by Ryan Court made a bit of a mess as Holmberg allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Holmberg only made 71 pitches before being pulled. The offense could only come up with one run with Nick Ahmed and Ryan Court each collecting 2 hits.
High A: Visalia 11 @ Inland Empire 1. The Rawhide bombed Inland Empire both offensively and defensively. Eddie McKiernan was particularly sharp tossing a complete game while allowing 1 run on 7 hits. The offense pounded out 20 hits led by Tom Belza who went 3 for 5 with a 2-run homer.
Low A: South Bend 12 West Michigan 1. The Silver Hawks went the way of Visalia and bombed West Michigan. Robert Coe went 6 solid innings allowing 1 run on 5 hits. Brandon Drury led the 15-hit attack with 2 home runs and 4 RBI. Fidel Pena went 3 for 5 with a triple and 4 RBI.
Short Season A: Hillsboro 0 Tri-City: The Hops offense returned to its meager ways with just 3 hits. Austin Platt pitched decently enough allowing 2 runs (1 earned) over 5+ innings.
Rookie: Missoula 6 @ Great Falls 7. Andrew Potter got knocked around pretty good allowing 6 runs in 3+ innings. The offense did well to battle back within 1 with a 4-run 9th but couldn't push across the tying run. Chuck Taylor had a huge game going 4 for 5 with a double, an RBI and 3 runs scored. Daniel Palka went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI.
AZL Rookie: Dbacks 2 Padres 3. Sean Furney had an outstanding start going 7 strong innings allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits and a walk with a whopping 11 strikeouts. The offense couldn't bail him out though with just 2 runs led by Sergio Alcantara who had 2 hits and both RBI.