All four Dbacks minor league affiliates in action on Tuesday won with a couple of outstanding pitching performances thrown in along the way. Patrick Corbin was superb in leading Reno to an 8-1 win, surrendering just 6 hits and 1 run while fanning six in 7 innings. Holmberg was even better for Visalia tossing 8 innings while giving up 5 hits, 1 run and striking out 10. He didn't get the win but the Rawhide scored one in the 9th and one in the 10th to win 2-1 giving Kyle Winkler his first professional win. As a capper, the Reno dynamic duo of Adam Eaton and Jake Elmore rapped two more hits apiece to bring their season averages to .399 and .400 respectively.
3 Stars: David Holmberg, Visalia 8 IP, 5 H, 0 BB, 10 K, 1 ER
2 Stars: Patrick Corbin, Reno 7 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 6K, 1 ER
1 Star: Matt Davidson, Mobile 2 for 5, 1 DBL, 1 HR (12), 1 RBI
0 Stars: Jonathan Griffin, Visalia 0 for 4, 2 K
Game summaries after the break.
Triple A: Reno 8 @ Las Vegas 1. This is one of the better AAA teams the Dbacks organization has had in recent years as they just keep winning and winning. Patrick Corbin's gem was the key as he surrendered an early run in the first then shut down Las Vegas the rest of the way before giving way to..........(wait for it) .......Takashi Saito who threw a scoreless, hitless 8th in his first rehab outing. Every Ace player had at least one hit with Eaton and Elmore again leading the charge with 2 hits each. Ryan Wheeler went 3 for 5 with an RBI and A.J. Pollock also collected a pair of singles and an RBI.
Double A: Mobile 7 Birmingham 5. The Bay Bears finally earned a victory over their arch-rival Birmingham after getting hammered the previous three days. Derek Eitel pitched a solid game going 6 innings while giving up 6 hits, 1 walk and 3 earned runs. He struck out 7. Matt Davidson was the hitting star with his 16th double and 12th homer. Alfredo Marte had a pair of doubles, Ed Easley had two hits and 2 RBI, and Daniel Kaczrowski had a single, double and 1 RBI. Evan Marshall pitched a scoreless 9th for his 12th save of the year.
High A: Visalia 2 @ Bakersfield 1. This was a classic pitcher's duel between David Holmberg and Cincinnati prospect Daniel Renken. Holmberg had a rough 1st giving up a double, 2 singles, a stolen base, and an error on a pickoff throw. But he escaped the jam by striking out the next two hitters. From that point on he was untouchable, allowing just two more hits while striking out 10. Renken was just as good allowing only 3 hits and a walk over 8 innings. Visalia finally scored one in the top of the 9th after Renken left the game on a walk, a sacrifice bunt and a triple by Archie Gilbert. Then in the top of the 10th got another on a Garrett Webber double and Ryan Lapensee single. Kyle Winkler earned the win pitching a scoreless 9th and striking out a pair.