Dbacks MiLB Round-Up 7/8: Another Trumbomb

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Mark Trumbo's rehab continues to go rather well. I think he could return to the team at any time, but it looks likely they'll be waiting until after the All-star break to add him back to the roster.

The team named Double-A Mobile infielder Jake Lamb and Single-A Advanced Visalia right-handed pitcher Aaron Blair the organization's Minor League Player- and Pitcher-of-the-Month for June, respectively. Lamb was also listed by Baseball America in their Minor League All-Surprise team.

Lamb, 23, hit .368 (35-for-95) with 11 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs, 27 RBI and 20 runs scored in 25 games in June for the Aces. During the month, he ranked among all Minor Leaguers in extra-base hits (T-2nd, 19), triples (T-2nd), RBI, (T-3rd), doubles (T-6th) and total bases (T-8th, 66). He was the Southern League's Player of the Week for June 9-15 after going 10-for-21 (.476) with 6 extra-base hits and 11 RBI, and named to the Southern League All-Star Team as the South Division's starting third baseman. A native of Seattle, Wash., Lamb was drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft from the University of Washington.

Blair, 22, went 3-0 with a 3.06 ERA (11 ER in 32.1 IP) in 5 starts (4 quality) in June for the Rawhide. His 39 strikeouts during the month led the California League and his 117 strikeouts on the season lead all Minor Leaguers. The organization's South Bend Player of the Month for April entered the season rated by Baseball America as the D-backs' No. 5 Prospect. The Las Vegas, Nev. native was drafted by the D-backs in the Competitive Balance Round-A (36th overall) in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft from Marshall University.

Here's the full list of honorees.

OVERALL

RENO

MOBILE

PLAYER

Jake Lamb

Nick Ahmed

Jake Lamb

PITCHER

Aaron Blair

Kevin Munson

Willy Paredes

VISALIA

SOUTH BEND

HILLSBORO

PLAYER

Rudy Flores

Andrew Velazquez

Grant Heyman

PITCHER

Aaron Blair

Will Locante

Cody Geyer

MISSOULA

AZL

DSL

PLAYER

Trevor Mitsui

Matt McPhearson

Gerson Jimenez

PITCHER

Carlos Hernandez

Yefry Ramirez

Merkis Montero

Snake Stars
3 Stars: Jake Lamb, Mobile 2 for 3, R, DBL, HR (13), 3 RBI
2 Stars: Mark Trumbo, Reno 3 for 4, 2 R, HR (2), RBI
1 Star: Tyler Baker, Hillsboro 3 for 4, DBL, TPL, RBI
0 Stars: Daniel Bowman, Visalia 0 for 4, 3 K

Triple-A Reno 2, Las Vegas 6. Mark Trumbo's rehab continues to go well, as he homered in his first at-bat, and ended the night with three hits scoring both the Aces' runs. In his six minor league games he has hit .476/.500/1.095 with four homers and 11 RBI. However, it wasn't enough as a four-run seventh sent the 51's in front. Charles Brewer allowed four runs in 6.1 innings on eight hits with five K's, and Patrick Schuster took the loss, retiring one of four batters face after Brewer. 2B Garrett Weber and 2B Ronnie Cedeno (it was a double-switch) each has two hits for Reno, and RF Danny Dorn walked twice.

Double-A Mobile 7, Pensacola 4. 3B Jake Lamb continues to hit notching his 13th home-run and 30th double for the BayBears, driving in three runs. SS Nate Samson doubled, singled, walked and stole a base. Starter Michael Lee allowed three earned runs in the first, but settled down with no more damage over five innings, on four hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. The bullpen allowed one unearned run the rest of the way with Kaleb Fleck picking up his 10th save for a perfect ninth.

High-A Visalia 1, High Desert 3. Braden Shipley had a shutout going and a 1-0 lead when he left after 6.1 innings, but reliever Joey Krehbiel allowed both inherited runners to score, tagging Shipley with the loss. Shipley struck out eight, and allowed four hits and two walks. The Rawhide got their only run from their very first batter, CF Socrates Brito hitting his 7th home-run of the season, and went 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position. 3B Brandon Drury had a pair of singles and a walk.

Class A South Bend 5 @ Dayton 4. 1B Daniel Palka singled home CF Breland Almadova to score the go-ahead run with two outs in the ninth, and Will Locante closed things out with a 1-2-3 ninth, getting his fourth save. The Hawks got six innings from Blake Perry, giving up three runs on five hits and three walks, fanning eight, before the Visalia bullpen went nine up, nine down. SS Andrew Velazquez had three hits, but was caught stealing, and 2B Jamie Westbrook got two hits and a walk. RF Stryker Trahan had a three-run homer, his 13th, but is still hitting only .194.

Short A Hillsboro 4 @ Boise 11. C Tyler Baker had three of the Hops seven hits, finishing a home-run short of the cycle. There wasn't much else to cheer about here, though CF Jordan Parr and RF Yorman Garcia each homered for the first time here. Scott Schultz was tagged for seven runs, all earned in 5.2 innings, on seven hits and two walks.

Rookie Missoula 2 @ Grand Junction 5. On offense, CF Maik Ehmcke had two hits, including the Osprey's only extra-base hit, a double, while 2B Fernery Ozuna singled and walked. Dallas Newton struggled with his control, walking five in 4.2 innings, being charged with four runs on five hits with a pair of strikeouts.

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