Visalia's Jesse Darrah had his best outing of the season and since his season opening disaster start has pitched pretty darned well. Last night he recorded 7 shutout innings on 3 hits and 3 walks with 7 strikeouts. If you throw out that season opener in which he allowed 7 earned runs in 1.1 innings Darrah has recorded a 2.36 ERA in his last 6 starts in the always difficult California League. He's old for the level at 24 and there's a lot of pitchers in the organization ahead of him, but he is making some noise and at this rate could find himself in Mobile before the year is out.
3 Stars: Jesse Darrah, Visalia 7 IP, 3H, 3 BB, 7 K, 0 ER, W (3-0)
2 Stars: Nick Evans, Reno 3 for 4, 1 BB, 3 R, 2 DBL, 4 RBI
1 Star: Andy Marte, Reno 2 for 3, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 TPL, 1 HR (4), 4 RBI
0 Stars: Steve Hathaway, South Bend 1.1 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 5 R, 3 ER
Triple A: Reno 11 Tacoma 7. Nick Evans remains on fire as he rapped a couple more doubles and drove in 4 runs as the Aces outpaced the Rainiers. Randy Wolf got the start and allowed 4 runs in the first 3 innings before settling a bit to get through 6 innings with no further damage. He allowed those 4 runs on 7 hits and 5 walks though he did strike out 9. Andy Marte also had a big night with a triple, his 4th home run and 4 RBI. Didi Gregorius went 3 for 4 to raise his average to .304.
Double A: Mobile - Rained Out.
High A: Visalia 3 @ Bakersfield 0. Jesse Darrah was at his best and the offense did just enough to make him a winner. Cody Wheeler pitched a perfect 8th with 2 strikeouts and Enrique picked up his 5th save with a perfect 9th. Ryan Court was the offensive star going 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
A: South Bend 9 Great Lakes 7. Adam Miller had another good start tossing 5 shutout innings though he did allow 5 hits and walked 4. Relievers Steve Hathaway and Kye Schepel tried to turn a blowout into a close by allowing 7 runs over the final 3 innings. Michael Perez went 2 for 3 and hit his first homer of the year, and Stryker Trahan went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Steve McQuail and George Roberts each added a pair of hits.