Brandon Drury ripped a pair of doubles in Mobile's blowout win that resulted in 5 RBI. Drury hasn't demonstrated much power so far this year but he is putting the bat on the ball. His ISO is a dismal .098 over the first 7 weeks though his K rate is down too. His OPS stands at just .661 and he has just one home run. He seems to be handling duties at second base pretty well though having played 17 games there without an error. Look for the power numbers to start picking up.
3 Stars: Brandon Drury, Mobile 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 DBL, 5 RBI
2 Stars A.J.Schugel, Mobile 8 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 R (0 ER), W (1-1)
1 Star: Blake Perry, Visalia 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 ER, W (4-0)
0 Stars: Stryker Trahan, Kane County 0 for 5, 1 K
AAA: Reno - Off Day
AA: Mobile 10 Birmingham 2. A.J. Schugel had a superb outing going 8 innings allowing just an unearned run in a blowout victory. Brandon Drury was the force on offense with 2 doubles and 4 RBI. Ronnie Freeman had 3 hits and 2 RBI while Raul Navarro and Mitch Haniger each had a pair of hits.
A+: Visalia 3 @ Lake Elsinore 1. Visalia improved to a gaudy 30-10 with another win that featured superb pitching, this time by Blake Perry. Perry pitched into the 7th allowing one run while striking out 8. Relievers Joey Krehbiel, J.R. Bradley and Nick Sarianides were perfect behind Perry allowing no hits and striking out 5. The offense was led by Daniel Palka again who went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI. Chuck taylor had 2 hits with a double and Fidel Pena drove in 2.
A: Kane County 5 @ Beloit 3. The Red hot Cougars won again, this time coming from behind as they trailed 3-0 into the 6th. They scored one in the 6th, one in the 7th and another in the 9th to tie the game, then finished off the rally with 2 in the 10th on a pair of singles, a stolen base and a throwing error. Markus Solbach started and was okay allowing 3 runs over 5 innings. Nick baker followed and was outstanding throwing 4 shutout innings without a hit and 4 strikeouts to earn the win. Zac Curtis closed it out by striking out the side in the 10th for his 7th save. Marty Herum had 3 hits and an RBI and Ryan Gebhardt had 2 hits and 2 RBI.