I'm feeling a little bit written out after today's draft coverage, so before I collapse entirely into unconsciousness, let's get right on with the results.
3 Stars: Yan Sanchez, DSL D-backs R, 4 for 4, DBL, TPL, 2 RBI
2 Stars: Danny Dorn, Reno: 3 for 4, DBL, TPL, 3 R, 1 RBI
1 Star: Alfredo Marte, Reno 4 for 6, DBL, 2 R
0 Stars: Brandon Sinnery, Visalia 2 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, L
Triple-A Reno 12, El Paso 2. The Aces delivered a Coors-esque pounding of the Chihuahuas, with every starting position player bar poor 3B Andy Marte having reached base safely at least twice, by the end of the sixth inning. But he had a two-run homer in the seventh, his eighth, so that's okay. Otherwise, leading the way were C Blake Lalli and RF Danny Dorn, each a homer short of the cycle. LF Alfredo Marte had four hits, 2B Mike Freeman and SS Nick Ahmed hree apiece. Zeke Spruill got the win for six solid and workmanlike innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts.
Double-A Mobile @ Huntsville postponed. Thursday night's game between the Mobile BayBears and the Huntsville Stars was postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a seven-inning doubleheader on Friday.
High-A Visalia 4, Rancho Cucamonga 13. The boot was on the other foot in Visalia, where Brandon Sinnery had a nightmare game, allowing four in the first, two in the second and being lifted after failing to retire any of the three hitters faced in the third. His final line was two innings of work, nine runs allowed on ten hits and a walk. The massive 9-1 hole after three which resulted was far too much for the Rawhide offense to handle. SS Raul Navarro did hit his third home-run, and C Ronnie Freeman doubled and singled. 1B Rudy Flores had a pair of doubles, and CF Socrates Brito two singles and a stolen-base.
Class A: South Bend 7 @ Lansing 3. The Silver Hawks roared back in the middle innings, putting up a crooked number in the third, fourth and fifth innings.3B Marty Herum had the big blow, a three-run homer with two outs in the fourth, that erased a 3-2 deficit and gave South Bend the lead to stay. SS Andrew Velazquez continued to impress, getting his 12th triple, singling, driving in two runs and stealing a base; CF Breland Almadova and RF Stryker Trahan also had two hits. Blaine Weller got the W, allowing three runs in five, on five hits and four walks, with five strikeouts. Silvino Bracho got his ninth save, striking out two of three faced in the ninth.
DSL: D-backs 8 @ Orioles1 3. I presume the "1" designation means there's more than one Baltimore team? Anyway, lots of offense for us here, as the D-backs pounded out 15 hits. Four of those went to 2B Yan Sanchez, who finished a home-run short of the cycle, and DH Gerson Jimenez went 4-for-5. RF Francis Martinez and LF Frankies Alcantara each singled and walked. Emilio Vargas got the W, for five innings of two-run ball, scattering six hits and two walks with a pair of strikeouts, and Rafael Pujols was awarded the save, for three scoreless innings in relief.