Second round draft pick Cody Reed made his third professional start and this time was allowed to pitch 2 innings versus 1 in his first 2 starts. He flashed some of the ability he was drafted for with 5 strikeouts in those 2 innings. He did allow an unearned run when the first batter reached on an error and after striking out the next 2 hitters surrendered a run-scoring double. He struck out the side in order in the 2nd. Nick Piecoro recently published an extended discussion about Cody Reed with signing scout Joe Mason (link here) in which Mason predicts Reed is a future number one starter. It makes for good reading on Reed's makeup and pitching repertoire.
3 Stars: Garrett Webber, Reno 3 for 4, 1 BB, 3 R, 1 HR (1), 3 RBI
2 Stars: Danny Dorn, Reno 2 for 4, 1 BB, 3 R, 1 HR (6), 2 RBI
1 Star: Mark Thomas, Mobile 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR (6), 2 RBI
0 Stars: Kyle Schepel, Visalia 1 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 4 ER, BS
AAA: Reno 12 Sacramento 4. The Aces scored 6 runs in the first inning, featuring home runs by Alfredo Marte and Danny Dorn, and never looked back. Garrett Webber tacked on a 3-run homer in the 4th, his first for Reno since being promoted a couple days ago. Bo Schultz started and was good enough pitching 6 innings allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks while striking out 6. Ronny Cedeno was 3 for 3 with a walk.
AA: Mobile 6 Pensacola 4. The Bay Bears scored 6 runs in the first 3 innings and held on from there. Bradin Hagens was very good with 6 shutout innings before allowing 2 runs in the 7th and 2 more in the 8th. Seth Simmons went the final 1.2 innings for his first save. Mark Thomas paced the offense with a 2-run homer in the 3rd inning. Todd Glaesmann went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. He's hitting .355 in his first 9 games with Mobile. Zach Borenstein played his first game for the Dbacks organization since the trade from the Angels going 0 for 3 with a sacrifice fly.
A+: Visalia 5 Inland Empire 6. A bullpen meltdown by Kyle Schepel in the bottom of the 8th turned a 5-2 lead into a 6-5 loss. Brandon Sinnery was pretty sharp with 6 strong innings allowing 2 unearned runs with 6 strikeouts. The Rawhide built their lead in the third courtesy of a Dallas Tarleton 2-run double that also saw Rudy Flores thrown out at the plate. Kevin Medrano, Alex Glenn, Tarleton and Brandon Jacobs each had 2 hits. Newcomer Joey Krehbiel pitched a perfect 7th in relief with a strikeout. Krehbiel was playing for Inland Empire at the time of the trade so he simply had to move from one clubhouse to the other.
A: South Bend 8 Lake County 7. South Bend tried to blow a substantial 8-3 lead when Tom Jameson couldn't record an out in the 8th inning and 2 more hits surrendered by Daniel Gibson cut the lead to 8-7. But things got settled after that and Silvino Braco slammed the door with a perfect 9th on 2 strikeouts for his 16th save. Sean Furney started and was decent allowing 3 runs over 6 innings. Chcuk Taylor led the offense going 2 for 4 with a walk and 2 RBI. Marty Herum went 2 for 5 with a triple and an RBI while Ryan Gebhardt was 2 for 2 with a walk, a double and an RBI.
A-: Hillsboro 6 @ Salem-Keizer 7. The Hops battled all the way back from an early 6-0 deficit to tie it in the 9th on a Jake Mayers RBI single, only to lose it in walkoff fashion in the bottom of the 9th. Starter Nick Baker had a shaky outing allowing 6 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits over 5 innings. Grant Heyman was tops on offense going 3 for 5 with an RBI and Elvin Soto was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI.
R: Missoula 9 Great Falls 13. Shaky pitching all around in this one as starter Tyler Bolton along with relievers Kevin Simmons and Wagner Mateo got pelted for 13 runs. The Osprey got out to an early 4-0 lead on Trevor Mitsui's 2-run homer in the 1st inning. But it was mostly downhill after that. Fernery Ozuna had 2 doubles, Sergio Alcantara was 1 for 3 with 2 walks and 2 RBI, and Dane McFarland was 2 for 3 with 3 stolen bases. Kevin Cron rounded out the offense with 2 hits, a double and an RBI while Justin Williams was 2 for 5.
AZL: Dbacks 3 Mariners 10. Cody Reed was fairly special with 5 strikeouts in 2 innings as the short-stint starter. Anfernee Benitez followed with 5 innings allowing 2 unearned runs with 6 strikeouts. The defense was horrid with 7 more errors after 7 errors on Friday. Of the 10 runs allowed only 2 were earned. Matt McPhearson was 2 for 4 with a walk, an RBI and his 7th stolen base. Gerard Hernandez was 2 for 4 with a triple but was guilty of 3 of the errors. Raul Santana had 2 RBI and 2 errors.