Archie Bradley made his 3rd start since coming off the DL and pitched into the 6th inning on 76 pitches. His line was pretty good allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. He doesn't look ready for the majors or anything like that but it was another step forward. In those 3 starts he has 4 strikeouts and 9 walks in 12.2 innings. That's obviously nothing to get excited about and might actually border on worrisome, but we'll see what the last couple of months of the season bring for him. Stay tuned.
3 Stars: Rodrigo Takahashi, AZL 7 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 ER, W (2-1)
2 Stars: Andrew Velazquez, South Bend 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR (6), 3 RBI, 2 SB, 2 CS
1 Star: Pedro Ruiz, Hillsboro 3 for 5, 3 R, 1 HR (1), 3 RBI
0 Stars: Lucas Harrell, Reno 2.2 IP, 8 H, 4 BB, 1 K, 9 ER, L (4-2)
AAA: Reno 7 Sacramento 14. Lucas Harrell got tattooed for 9 runs in the first 3 innings and that was pretty much that. The offense tried to get back into it with 7 runs through 5 innings, but Blake Cooper couldn't fiind the plate and the Cats scored 4 more in the 5th to put it away. Danny Dorn went 4 for 5 with a double and a triple to lead the offense.
AA: Mobile 5 Pensacola 4. The Bay Bears got a walk-off win in the 10th inning off an RBI single by Evan Marzilli that scored Zach Borenstein. Archie Bradley started and was pretty good pitching into the 6th inning allowing a run on 4 hits and 2 walks. An erratic bullpen surrendered 2 runs in the 7th and 1 in the 8th to tie the game and send it to extra innings. Borenstein went 3 for 5 with a double and 3 runs scored. Marzilli was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI, and Jake Lamb went 0 for 5 with 5 strikeouts.
A+: Visalia 1 @ Inland Empire 9. The Rawhide got smoked in a forgettable game. Spencer Arroyo gave up 6 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings and Henry Garcia gave up 3 more in relief. The offense only had 4 hits, with 3 coming from Kevin Medrano.
A: South Bend 8 Lake County 7. The Silver Hawks won a wild one when they scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th for a walk-off win after giving up the lead in the top of the 9th. South Bend was cruising behind a decent outing from John Omahen's who went 6 innings allowing 2 runs on 9 hits. Johnny Shuttlesworth was pretty bad allowing 3 runs in the 7th to cut the lead to 6-5. Will Locante pitched a clean 8th but rock-solid Silvino Bracho blew his 2nd save on 3 hits in the 9th. The 9th inning rally started with a leadoff inside-the-park home run by Andrew Velazquez that tied the game at 6-6. They got the game-winner on a bases-loaded walk to Michael Perez. Velazquez went 3 for 5 with 3 RBI and stole 2 more bases, though he was also caught stealing twice. Marty Herum drove in 2 runs on 2 hits and Joe Munoz went 2 for 5 with a double and 2 runs scored.
A-: Hillsboro 11 Salem-Keizer 9. The Hops also won a wild one when they scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th for the 11-9 victory. The hero was Pedro Ruiz who hit a game-winning 2-run homer in that 9th inning. Starter Brent Jones was wild allowing 5 runs on 2 hits and 4 walks in 4 innings. The relievers were shaky too until the 9th when Zac Curtis struck out the side to nail down the win. Ruiz was 3 for 5 with the big home run. Grant Heyman was also 3 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI, while Nate Robertson also had 3 hits with 2 RBI.
R: Missoula 8 Great Falls 11. More shaky pitching by the Osprey when starter Gabriel Moya surrendered 5 runs in the first inning and the team was chasing its tail the rest of the game. Justin Williams went 3 for 4 and is hitting .322, but he only has 2 extra base hits and is slugging just .368. Sergio Alcantara was 2 for 3 with 2 walks and Kevin Cron hit his 2nd home run. Mark Ehmcke and Mike Abreu each added a couple of hits each.
AZL: Dbacks 9 Mariners 1. The Dbacks turned the tide on the Mariners after a big loss yesterday with a blowout of their own. Rodrigo Takahashi was impressive with 7 strong innings allowing just 1 run on 2 hits and a walk while striking out 8. The offense only had 5 hits but collected 13 walks. Matt McPhearson led the way going 1 for 1 with 4 walks, 3 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. Our 17-year-old catching prospect Jose Herrera was 1 for 3 with 2 walks and 2 RBI.