Almost no good news on the minor league front last night as all 5 affiliates in action went down to defeat, 3 of them bu shutout. So let's get right to the action (what little there was) so we can move on to tomorrow.
3 Stars: Sean Furney, South Bend 5 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 ER
2 Stars: Alex Glenn, Visalia 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI
1 Star: Steve McQuail, Visalia 2 for 4, 1 DBL, 1 RBI
0 Stars: Brandon Sinnery, Visalia 4.1 IP, 10 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 5 ER
AAA: Reno - Off Day
AA: Mobile 0 Tennessee 5. As I expected Braden Shipley was promoted to Mobile and made his first start there which didn't go all too badly. He got through 6 innings allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks with 5 strikeouts. It took him 101 pitches to get that far and it's the walks that are most unsightly. The offense did nothing getting just 6 hits with 2 by Tom Belza. Jimmie Sherfy pitched the 9th and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk.
A+: Visalia 4 @ Stockton 6. Brandon Sinnery did not have one of his better outing surrendering 5 runs on 10 hits in less than 5 innings. The offense did have 12 hits but could only push 4 runs across. Alex Glenn had a good night going 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI. He might be the next one ticketed for Mobile. Steve McQuail was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Kevin Medrano and Ryan Gebhardt each added a couple of singles.
A: South Bend 0 @ Bowling Green 3. The South Bend offensive funk continued as they were shut out on 2 hits. Sean Furney had a very nice outing with 5 shutout innings on 4 hits and a walk. Adam Miller took the loss as he could only get 2 outs in the 6th before 3 runs had crossed. Andrew Velazquez had 1 of the 2 hits and stole his 41st base, but he struck out twice and is in an epic funk since his on-base streak came to an end.
A-: Hillsboro - Off Day
R: Missoula 0 @ Ogden 3. Another affiliate shut out though they at least had 8 hits. Carlos Hernandez was wild but still effective letting in 2 runs over 6 innings on 4 hits and 5 walks. Fernery Ozuna led the punchless offense going 2 for 2 with 2 walks.
AZL: Dbacks 4 @ Dodgers 5. The Dbacks came the closest to a win stretching into extra innings before losing in the 10th. Felipe Perz had a better outing allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks with 7 strikeouts in 5 innings of work. Rodrigo Takahashi took the loss though he pitched decently allowing just the one run at the end over 4 innings with 5 strikeouts. The offense only had 5 hits with 2 coming from Raul Santana.