The farm didn't have strong showing tonight, as three of our four affiliates ended up taking the L. Overall, we were outscored 24-14, despite Reno and Kevin Mulvey's valiant effort.
Triple A: Reno 4 @ Albuquerque 0. Reno opened up with the scoring in the first inning and never looked back. Kevin Mulvey had a great outing, going seven strong without giving up any earned runs, while striking out five and only walking two. Colin Cowgill only had one hit, but made it count with a HR. Allen continues to get hot, as he took three walks and his only AB resulted in a double.
Double A: Mobile 2 @ Tennessee 11. This match started off optimistically as Paul Goldschmidt launched a home run, his fifteenth of the year, in the top of the first. And then, it quickly went downhill from there. Wes Roemer had one of his worst outings of the year, striking out only three in five innings, while issuing five free passes and giving up a home run. After the early fireworks from Goldschmidt, our offense pretty much went silent after that. Only Marc Krauss managed to get hits afterwards, ending the day with two singles. Your Daily Goldschmidt. 1-1 with a HR and 2 BB. It's about time to consider moving Goldschmidt up to Triple A, because if pitchers are too scared to pitch to him, there's not much else we can learn about Goldschmidt as a prospect at this level.
High-A: Visalia 4 vs. High Desert 7. The Rawhide lost a heartbreaker in extra innings. Michael Belfiore had an unspectacular outing, going seven innings while giving up four earned runs. Plenty of offense, just wasn't clutch, as the Rawhide went 1-9 with RISP. Keon Broxton led the way today with three hits and a walk and ZOMGZ NO STRIKEOUTS. Bobby Borchering continues to heat up, ripping a triple today, though his strikeout rate also still leaves much to be desired. Rossmel Perez had a rare three strikeout evening. Yet somehow, he still only has 10 K in 110 AB for the season.
A-ball: South Bend 4 @ Great Lakes 6. The good guys had a lead late in the game, only to blow it in the eighth. J.R. Bradley had a fairly meh outing, not showing much control or bat-missing ability as he racked up only one strikeout in six innings while giving up three walks. The good news is that Zachary Walters and Yazy Arbelo continue to rake. Walters went 2-3 with 2 BB while Arbelo went 2-4 with a double and a walk. Complementing them today was Michael Freeman having a three-hit game.