Dbacks MiLB Round-Up 7/7: Touki's Second Start

Touki's second start was a little bumpier than his first. - mlbdraft.net

Touki Toussaint made his second start as a professional on Monday and what should have been a somewhat uneventful inning got a little ugly. Things started out well enough with consecutive fly ball outs. A single and a stolen base was followed by a walk. A routine grounder to shortstop followed and it was booted and thrown away by shortstop Jacob Cordero scoring one run. A wild pitch let in a second run and a single to left scored a third. A strikeout ended the inning. His line was 1 inning pitched, 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 wild pitch, 3 runs, all unearned. It's a process.

A couple of pitchers earned promotions. Lefty reliever Cody Wheeler was promoted to Mobile and fellow lefty Daniel Gibson was promoted to Visalia.

Snake Stars
3 Stars: Andy Marte, Reno 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 TPL, 1 HR (13), 3 RBI
2 Stars: Danny Dorn, Reno 4 for 5, 4 R, 1 DBL, 1 HR (7), 1 RBI
1 Star: Rudy Flores, Visalia 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 DBL
0 Stars: Brandon Jacobs, Visalia 0 for 5, 4 K

AAA: Reno 14 Las Vegas 8. Trevor Cahill made the start and pitched into the 6th inning without allowing a run. On the plus side he only allowed 2 hits and struck out 5 On the down side he walked 6. Take from it what you will. The offense was mashing with big games from Danny Dorn and Andy Marte, as well as a grand slam by Mark Trumbo in the third inning. It was Trumbo's only hit in a 1 for 4 night. Dorn was 4 for 5 with a home run and Andy Marte was 3 for 5 with a home run and a triple. The Aces scored 10 runs in the 3rd inning. Jake Barrett got roughed up for four runs doing mop up duty in the 9th.

AA: Mobile 0 Pensacola 4. The offense was dominated by Pensacola starter Robert Stephenson, one of the top pitching prospects in baseball working his way up the Reds' organization. Justin Fitzgerald allowed 4 runs (3 earned) for Mobile in 5+ innings. Todd Glaesmann went 2 for 4 and Jake Lamb went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk and a strikeout. Cody Wheeler made his first appearance for Mobile pitching 1.2 innings without allowing a run on 2 hits while striking out 3.

A+: Visalia 5 @ Inland Empire 12. The Rawhide got blasted again, this time with Aaron Blair on the mound. Blair wasn't bad allowing single runs in the first and third innings before things got ugly in the 6th. Just previously the Rawhide offense had scored 5 runs to put Blair in line for the win. A flyout to start the bottom of the 6th was followed by a fielding error on Fidel Pena. That might have unnerved Blair a little as he then allowed a double to right and hit the next batter. Daniel Gibson was called on to relieve Blair in his first action at the High A level. He did not record an out and 6 runs had scored before the inning was over. Not the best debut. The offense out up 11 hits with 3 by Rudy Flores and 3 more by Daniel Bowman. Ronnie Freeman added a pair of doubles.

A: South Bend - Off Day

A-: Hillsboro - Off Day

R: Missoula - Off Day

AZL: Dbacks 4 @ Padres 9. Touki Toussaint allowed 3 unearned runs and the two pitchers that followed allowed 6 more. The offense could only respond with 4 runs. Ismael Pena went 2 for 4 with a double. Matt McPhearson went 1 for 3 with a walk, an RBI and his 10th stolen base.

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