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Minor League Round-Up 6/24: Bauer on Pitch Limit in Prep for ML Promotion

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Trevor Bauer got the start for Reno yesterday and was on a strict pitch count limit of 50 in case the Dbacks need him to start next Thursday's game in Atlanta in place of Joe Saunders who went on the 15-day DL. That got him through 2.2 innings where he allowed 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. Stephen Drew started at SS for Mobile and went 1 for 2 with 3 walks before being lifted for a pinch runner late. But the real minor league fun yesterday was right here in Phoenix where the AZL D-backs scored 22 runs on 28 hits in an offensive explosion that saw every starter collect at least 2 hits. Stryker Trahan had 4 hits including his 2nd professional home run.

Snake Stars
3 Stars: Stryker Trahan, AZL 4 for 6, 2 R, 1 DBL, 1 HR (2), 4 RBI
2 Stars: John Pedrotty, South Bend 7 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 ER
1 Star: Chuck Taylor, AZL 5 for 6, 3 R, 1 DBL, 2 RBI
0 Stars: Joe Patterson, Reno 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 K, 1 HR, 3 ER, BS, Loss

Game summaries after the jump.

Triple A. Reno 3 @ Salt Lake 5. The Aces were careening toward a low-scoring victory until Joe Patterson came on the 8th and got blasted, giving up 2 hits followed by a 3-run homer to cost them the game. Trevor Bauer started and was on a pitch-count limit so he only got through 2.2 innings before being lifted. He may get the start against Atlanta next Thursday. Ryan Wheeler did what he always does with 2 hits and 2 more RBI to give him 72 in 72 games. He's our Future Expectations feature this week,

Double A: Mobile2 Montgomery 5. The Bay Bears couldn't get the big hit when they needed it and lost 5-2 after stranding 13 runners. They collected 10 walks and 7 hits but could only manage single runs in the 8th and 9th. Derek Eitel started and had a shutout through 5, but things unraveled in the 6th with 5 runners scoring. He completed 7 innings giving up 11 hits and no walks while striking out 4. Chris Owings had a couple of hits and an RBI. Matt Davidson went 0 for 5 and his average is down to .262.

High A: Visalia 6 San Jose 5. The Rawhide plated 2 in the bottom of the 8th to eke out a 1-run victory at home. Anthony Meo started and had a "meh" performance with 4 runs allowed (3 earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks in 5.2 innings. He struck out 4. Jonathan Griffin had 2 hits including a solo home run in the 7th that tied the game at 4. Ryan LaPensee had 2 hits and 2 RBI, Gerson Montilla had a pair of singles and scored twice, and Raoul Torres had two singles. Bobby Borchering had a double.

Low A: South Bend 4 @ West Michigan 1. John Pedrotty was stellar on the hill with 7 smart innings on 4 hits and 2 walks, giving up just a single run in the first inning. Eric Groff did the hitting damage with a double, a single and 2 RBI. Matt Sample picked up his 4th save.

High Rookie: Yakima 2 Salem-Keizer 0. Rookie Daniel Watts had his second consecutive clean start as a professional with 5 scoreless innings on just 3 hits and no walks. He struck out 1. 10th-round pick Daniel Poma, the All American from Hofstra, was a perfect 3 for 3 with an RBI and a stolen base.

Low Rookie: Missoula 8 Great Falls 7. The Osprey battled back from a 5-2 deficit with 3 runs in the 5th, 1 in the 6th and 2 in the 7th to make a winner of starter Chris Pack. Pack wasn't all that good as he allowed 5 runs in the 4th and 5th combined to build the hole. But the bats pounded out 14 hits led by Michael Perez who notched a double and a triple, scored twice and picked up an RBI. Four other Osprey had 2 hits each including Socrates Brito, Jake Lamb, John Leonard and Tyler Linton, who also homered for the second time.

AZL Rookie: D-Backs 22 @ Brewers 6. Early 4th of July fireworks from the D-backs who smashed 28 hits, 9 for extra bases including Stryker Trahan's second professional home run. Every D-back starter had at least 2 hits. Trahan had 4 hits and 4 RBI. 2012 4th-round pick Chuck Taylor had 5 hits with a double and 2 RBI. Andrew Velasquez had 3 hits and 3 RBI. William Castillo had 4 hits, etc., etc....Pitching, blah, blah, blah. And to think I almost decided to go to this game. This rookie team has all of our top draft picks. I need to get out and see what all the fuss is about.