Aaron Blair continues to impress and suggest he's ready for a major league debut anytime the team feels the need. He went 7 strong innings allowing an unearned run on 5 hits and no walks with 9 strikeouts. In 8 starts he has yet to go less than 5.2 innings and has not given up more than 3 runs in any of those starts. Over 52 innings he has struck out 41 and walked 14 with a 2.58 ERA. He's darned near ready.
3 Stars: Aaron Blair, Mobile 7 IP, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 R (0 ER), 9 K
2 Stars: Touki Toussaint, Kane County 4 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 R (1 ER)
1 Star: Victor Reyes, Kane County 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 DBL, 1 TPL, 4 RBI
0 Stars: Kevin Vance, Visalia 1/3 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 4 ER
AAA: Reno - Suspended due to weather
AA: Mobile 4 Birmingham 3. Aaron Blair was on fire allowing just an unearned run over 7 innings while striking out 9. he left the game with a 3-0 lead but the bullpen surrendered the tying runs in the 9th stealing the win from Blair. Mobile won in walk-off fashion anyway when Mitch Haniger singled home Socrates Brito. Rudy Flores hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning to get things started and Mitch Haniger went 3 for 4 with a double and the GWRBI.
A+: Visalia 9 San Jose 8. The Rawhide surrendered an 8-spot in the 7th inning and won anyway, being a team that just knows how to win. Zach Godley was cruising with a shutout through 6 innings and a 6-0 lead before things went really bad in the 7th. Godley got nobody out and Kevin Vance was much worse allowing 4 hits before Daniel Gibson allowed a couple more. But the offense would not be deterred and scored 3 in the bottom of the 7th. Kevin Medrano, Daniel Palka and Kevin Cron all had 3 hits. Joey Krehbiel pitched the 9th for his 5th save.
A: Kane County 12 @ Wisconsin 2. Touki Toussaint made his season debut in a rain-shortened game and was pretty darned good allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks over 4 innings while striking out 6. A nice outing for an 18-year old in A ball. The offense blew things open early led by Victor Reyes who had a double a triple and 4 RBI. Joe Munoz hit a 2-run homer (his 2nd) and Colin Bray and Ryan Gebhardt each had 2 hits.