Visalia outfielder Alex Glenn is a prospect we haven't talked a lot about but he's putting together a pretty stellar season and last night carried the Rawhide to another victory. He went 3 for 4 with a triple and a home run while driving in 3 runs. He really hasn't done anything wrong in his development to date. He just turned 23 this summer and since being drafted in the 12th round out of Arizona Christian in 2012 he's graduated with honors from every level. With last night's big game he's pushed his OPS over .900 and has 21 home runs and 20 stolen bases. The sturdy left-handed hitter might be benefiting some from the hitting-friendly California League but his previous two seasons say otherwise. He may get the call to Mobile before this season is out and still has a real shot to be a big league corner outfielder in the not-too-distant future. Warrants a close watch going forward.
3 Stars: Alex Glenn, Visalia 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 TPL, 1 HR (21), 3 RBI
2 Stars: Blake Perry, South Bend 6 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 ER, W (7-4)
1 Star: Stewart Ijames, Missoula 1 for 2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 HR (6), 3 RBI
0 Stars: Scott Schultz, Hillsboro 5 IP, 12 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 7 ER
AAA: Reno 0 Sacramento 2. Bradin Hagens got promoted to AAA and made his first start allowing 2 runs over 5 innings. The offense did him no favors by putting up a big fat goose egg. Andy Marte accepted his assignment to Reno and went 2 for 4.
AA: Mobile - Rained Out
A+: Visalia 7 Bakersfield 3. Alex Glenn did most of the damage in this one with a triple, his 21st home run and 3 RBI. John Omahen had an effective start going 7 innings allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and 5 walks. Johnny Shuttlesworth followed with 2 shutout innings. Rudy Flores had 3 hits and an RBI and raised his average to .306. Breland Almadova went 2 for 4 with a double.
A: South Bend 1 Great Lakes 0. Blake Perry and the bullpen did their job keeping Great Lakes off the board entirely. And Joe Munoz provided the offense with a solo home run in the 6th inning. Perry started with 6 shutout innings on 5 hits and 2 walks. Bud Jeter, Jose Jose and Nick Sarianides each threw a shutout inning of relief.
A-: Hillsboro 6 Eugene 7. Scott Schultz got lit up for 7 runs in the first 2 innings and while the Hops rallied all the way back to within a run, couldn't get the equalizer. Dustin Loggins and Cody Geyer did well with 2 shutout innings each. Kevin Cron had 2 hits including his 10th homer of the season. Taylor Ratliff had 2 singles, 2 walks and a stolen base. Jordan Parr hit a 2-run homer, his second.
R: Missoula 5 @ Idaho Falls 10. The Osprey can't seem to get any decent starting pitching and last night was no different. Dallas Newton gave up 8 runs (5 earned) in the first 4 innings and that more than wiped out Stewart Ijames' 3-run homer in the first. Sergio Alcantara had 2 hits and a walk.
AZL: Dbacks 7 @ Giants 5. Daniel Hudson made another rehab appearance starting the game and pitching 1 shutout inning on 1 hit. Brad Keller entered mid-game and threw 4 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks which was good enough to get the win. Of the Dbacks' 7 runs scored only 1 was earned as the Giants made 3 errors. Matt McPhearson drove in 2 runs and stole his 18th base.