Dbacks MiLB Round-Up, 5/6: Dominos fall

Matt Stites gets promoted to Reno, so we'll see how he plays there... - Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Looks like the promotion of Evan Marshall and Chase Anderson to the big-league club, helped lead to a few other re-arrangements of players in the D-backs farm system. But offense was at a premium, our four teams scoring a total of four runs.

  • Moving up from Mobile to take Marshall's place in Reno is Matt Stites, received from the Padres in the Ian Kennedy trade. Stites threw 12 innings for the BayBears, allowing three earned runs, with a K:BB ratio of 8:3.
  • That opens a spot for Jimmy Sherfy in Mobile. He had struck out a staggering 23 in just 11 innings of work for High-A Visalia, allowing six hits, five walks and four earned runs.
  • J.R. Bradley was promoted to replace Sherfy in Visalia, after 11.2 scoreless innings for South Bend, with 21 K's.
  • Getting promoted from A-ball South Bend to Visalia is Aaron Blair. Blair made six starts for the Silver Hawks, with a 4.04 ERA and a K:BB ratio of 44:14 in 35.2 innings.
  • Blair trades places with Hector Hernandez, who had a 5.79 ERA over six starts with the Rawhide.

I think I have these more or less correct. I had a diagram, but it ended up looking more like a work by Jackson Pollock. Please let me know if you have any questions. :)

Snake Stars
3 Stars: Spencer Arroyo, Visalia 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 R, 0 ER
2 Stars: Michael Perez, South Bend 1 R, 1 for 2, 2 BB, 1 DBL
1 Star: Kaleb Fleck, Mobile 2 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 R, 0 ER
0 Stars: The Mobile offense 2 for 29, 3 BB, 13 K

Triple-A Reno 0, Tacoma 7. The Aces were shutout by the Rainiers at home, mostly because all of their seven hits were singles. There were two apiece for 2B Didi Gregorius and 1B Nick Evans, while 3B Andy Marte reached twice, on a hit and a walk. Charles Brewer took the loss, for 5.2 innings of work, being charged with five runs, all earned, on seven hits and three walks, with four strikeouts, and saw his record drop to 2-5. Stites made his Reno debut in this contest, mopping things up at the end with a scoreless ninth on one hit, with a strikeout.

Double-A Mobile 0, Mississipi 2. The BayBears' offense was even less productive than the Aces', as they managed a mere two hits, singles by LF David Peralta and 3B Jake Lamb being all their hitters could muster in this one. That wasted a decent effort by the Mobile pitching staff, in particular the bullpen who combined for five scoreless innings after starter Sean Furney went four inning, allowing both runs on seven hits and two walks, with three K's. Kaleb Fleck worked two scoreless inning of relief, with a pair of K's.

High-A Visalia 2, Stockton 1. Definitely a pitcher's duel, with neither team getting an RBI - the Rawhide scored both of their runs on wild pitches, and the Ports got theirs on an error. Neither side had a hit with a runner in scoring position either, combining to go 0-for-20. Spencer Arroyo got the win, pitching 6.1 scoreless innings, scattering five hits and three walks, with four strikeouts. 1B Ryan Court and LF Socrates Brito each had a single and a walk, Brito also stealing his 11th base, but being caught for the second time.

Class-A South Bend 2, Bowling Green 3. The Silver Hawks staged a late rally that fell short. They were down three after seven, but scored one in the eighth and again in the ninth, putting the tying run on second with one out, but he was stranded on third. Blake Perry took the loss, but didn't pitch badly, allowing three runs in six innings on seven hits and a walk, with three strikeouts. C Michael Perez had the only South Bend extra-base hit, a double, and also drew a pair of walks.

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