3 stars: Gabriel Arias, Reno - 5.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
2 stars: Jamie Westbrook, Visalia - 3-for-6, DBL, 3 RBI
1 star: Ryan Hutchison, Kane County - 2-for-4, 2 DBL, RBI
0 stars: Steve McQuail, Visalia - 0-for-6, five K
Triple-A Reno 5, El Paso 2. The Aces continued their recent good run, notching their fifth straight win to pull within one game of .500. Gabriel Arias, making his debut for Reno, allowed one run over 5.1 innings of work, scattering seven hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. Reno wasted no time, scoring twice in the first on RBI by 1B Danny Dorn and C Blake Lalli; SS Cody Ransom had a two-run double in the sixth. Dorn had two hits, as did 2B Mike Freeman, who scored twice - on the mound, potential future D-backs closer Jake Barrett notched his 9th save, despite walking two.
Double-A Mobile 3 @ Mississippi 2. The BayBears left it late, trailing 2-0 going into the sixth inning, but got one run back there, on an RBI single by 2B Brandon Drury. They then snatched the lead in the seventh, first tying the game on a single by C Ronnie Freeman, then going ahead on a 3B Raul Navarro sacrifice fly. The support came just too late for starter Edgar Garcia, who allowed two runs over five, on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Recent promotees Keith Hessler and Silvino Bracho combined for three scoreless, fanning five, before Adam Miller got his fifth save, Drury and RF Zach Borenstein each had two hits, the latter also walking.
High-A Visalia 5, Lancaster 4 (13). John Omahen gave the Rawhide a quality start, working six and allowing two earned runs (plus one unearned) on four hits and a walk, with seven strikeouts. Visalia came back from 3-0 down, tying things up in the sixth, and then again in the eighth, with 2B Jamie Westbrook driving in three on a double and two singles. 3B Fidel Pena tripled and singled, while 1B Kevin Cron and SS Kevin Medrano both doubled and singled. On a rainy night, the sides combined for seven errors, the last allowing the Rawhide to walk off winners, with one out in the bottom of the 13th, and after four hours and 19 minutes.
A-ball Kane County 3, Burlington 8. After keeping things close through four, the Cougars pitching melted down, letting the Bees score seven times in the fifth and sixth innings. Brad Keller took the loss, for seven hits and three walks over 4.2 innings, with five runs (three earned) and one K. LF Ryan Hutchinson, making his Kane County debut had a pair of doubles, while SS Ryan Gebhardt doubled and singled. In a corresponding roster move to make room for Hutchinson, outfielder Josh Elander was released: Elander was the player received from Atlanta when we sent them Trevor Cahill.