Brandon Sinnery, another of the Dbacks' fringe pitching prospects, showed off some of his best with a complete game shutout for Visalia last night. He allowed 7 hits and walked none while striking out 4. He was undrafted out of Michigan in 2012 and went the independent league route where he pitched well enough to get signed by the Dbacks in the off-season. Last year he pitched well in A ball but had his struggles in the California League. He's repeating the level now at the age of 24 and while he's doing well he's still behind a lot of other pitchers. He demonstrates excellent control but simply doesn't miss enough bats to garner any serious prospect attention. He is proving to be a fairly reliable organization pitcher who should command his share of starts at the higher minor league levels for the next few years.
On a side note just so nobody misses it, Nick Evans had 5 more RBI for Reno last night giving him 13 RBI in his last three games. Yet that still wasn't good enough to get snake stars so I mentioned it here.
3 Stars: Brandon Sinnery, Visalia 9 IP, 7 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 ER, W (4-2)
2 Stars: Gerson Montilla, Mobile 3 for 3, 2 DBL, 2 RBI
1 Star: Jamie Westbrook, South Bend 2 for 2, 3 BB, 2 R, 1 DBL, 1 SB
0 Stars: Stryker Trahan, Michael Perez, South Bend 0 for 8, 5 K
Triple A: Reno 8 Fresno 6. Michael Bolsinger got his first start since his demotion and put up a typical line of 5 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 ER, 3 K. The offense did its part late to make a winner of Will Harris who blew the save in the 8th that would have made Bolsinger the winner. Nick Evans did it again with a pair of hits and 5 RBI, giving him 13 in the last three games and 35 on the year in 29 games. Catcher Blake Lalli went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI and Didi Gregorius reached bade 4 times with 3 walks and a single. Matt Stites pitched the 9th for his first save at AAA striking out 2 and walking 1.
Double A: Mobile 4 @ Jacksonville 6. Bradin Hagens was a little wild and couldn't get out of the 5th inning before 4 runs had scored (3 earned) and the offense couldn't overcome it. Gerson Montilla had a nice game at the plate going 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. Jake Lamb went 2 for 4 and Steve Rodriguez had a double and 2 RBI.
High A: Visalia 5 @ Bakersfield 0. Brandon Sinnery had probably his best game as a pro with a complete game shutout on 7 hits as he struck out 4. The offense did more than enough led by Brandon Drury with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Fidel Pena went 2 for 4 with a double and Alex Glenn went 2 for 3 with an RBI and his 7th stolen base.
A: South Bend 12 Great Lakes 5. Braden Shipley got the win in this blowout but he wasn't exactly sharp. He threw 5.1 innings allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits and a walk while striking out 4. The offense was the star as Daniel Palka continued his hot-hitting with a double, a triple and 3 RBI. Jamie Westbrook reached base 5 times with 3 walks and a pair of singles while scoring twice and stealing a base. Andrew Velazquez had a double and a home run, his third and Breland Almadova added a couple of singles.