David Hernandez made his first appearance for AAA Reno last night in an effort to work his way back to the major league roster. He pitched two shutout innings on 1 hit and 1 walk with 2 strikeouts on 28 pitches, 18 for strikes. It remains to be seen how quickly Hernandez can get back to his old self and get back. The big club certainly could use him so let's hope it doesn't take him too long and the opportunity to pitch some low-pressure innings helps him do that.
3 Stars: Ender Inciarte, Mobile 3 for 4, 1 BB, 1 R, HR (4), 2 RBI, SB (40)
2 Stars: Stryker Trahan, Missoula 2 for 4, 1 BB, 2 R, HR (6), 3 RBI
1 Star: Brad Snyder, Reno 3 for 5, 3 R, 1 DBL, 2 RBI
0 Stars: Yosbel Gutierrez, Hillsboro 0 for 4, 2 K
Triple A: Reno 14 Nashville 3. Mike Bolsinger dug a small hole early when Nashville scored 3 runs in the first. But it was all Reno after that. Bolsinger threw 5 shutout innings after the first with 9 strikeouts and the offense banged out 15 hits and 14 runs. Brad Snyder led the way going 3 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI.
Double A: Mobile 3 @ Huntsville 4. Bradin Hagens had another respectable start going 5 innings while allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with 7 strikeouts. But the bullpen couldn't hold the slim lead. Ender Inciarte had a big night going 3 for 4 with his 4th home run and his 40th stolen base.
High A: Visalia 7 @ Bakersfield 4. Brandon Sinnery had a slightly bumpy start allowing 4 runs over 5+ innings though he did strike out 6. But the offense bailed him out late with 3 runs in the 8th and 2 more in the 9th to seal it. Gerson Montilla hit a 2-run homer, his 14th, and Jake Lamb hit a solo shot and walked 3 times to lead the offense.
Low A: South Bend - Off Day
Short Season A: Hillsboro 0 Salem-Keizer 3. The inept Hillsboro offense was at it again getting shut out on 6 hits. Aaron Blair started and was mediocre allowing 2 runs on 6 hits over 4 innings.
Rookie: Missoula 12 Grand Junction 3. Adam Miller tossed 7 strong innings allowing 2 runs (1 earned) and the offense pounded out 15 hits and 12 runs. Stryker Trahan led the way going 2 for 4 including his 6th home run. Chuck Taylor went 4 for 6 out of the leadoff spot and scored twice. Jake Miller hit a 2-run homer.
AZL Rookie: Dbacks 2 @ Brewers 4. Anfernee Benitez got roughed up for 4 runs in 5 innings and the offense had no response. Justin Van Grouw tossed 3 shutout innings of relief. The offense had just 2 hits.