Mobile's Yoan Lopez was very sharp in five shutout innings despite the bullpen losing the game. he allowed just one hit and walked three while striking out two. He's sporting a 2.22 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 28 innings though the walk total is on the high side at 11. So far he is looking like the real deal and rates to be a future rotation member in the not-too-distant future.
3 Stars: Yoan Lopez, Mobile 5 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 ER
2 Stars: Jamie Westbrook, Visalia 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 DBL, 4 RBI
1 Star: Stewart Ijames, Visalia 2 for 4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 HR (7), 3 RBI
0 Stars: A.J. Schugel, Reno 3.2 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 7 R (6 ER)
AAA: Reno 4 Sacramento 8. A.J. Schugel wasn't his best when he got roughed up for 6 runs in the 4th inning and got the hook. The bullpen was decent allowing just one run over 5+ innings but the offense couldn't respond. Jamie Romak went 2 for 5 with 2 doubles and Trayvon Robinson went 2 for 4 with a double.
AA: Mobile 3 @ Biloxi 4. Yoan Lopez had the Bears in position to win with 5 shutout innings but relievers RJ Hively and Will Locante each gave up 2 runs and that was enough to steal the win. Brandon Drury was 2 for 5 with a triple and an RBI. Tom Belza was 2 for 5 with a double and Rudy Flores had a pair of singles.
A+: Visalia 11 @ Rancho Cucamonga 7. The pitching was pretty shaky all around while the Rawhide offense took charge with a 15-hit attack and helped notch the win. Blake Perry was pretty shaky early on but sttled down to get through 6 innings allowing 5 runs. The bullpen held it together from there. Jamie Westbrook had a big game with three hits including a double and 4 RBI. Stewart Ijames had 2 hits including his 7th home run and 3 RBI. Breland Almadova and Kevin Medrano also had three hits each.
A: Kane County 1 Quad Cities 3. Markus Solbach started out with 5 shutout innings but surrendered 3 runs in the 6th that was the difference. The offense was not very good with just 6 singles and no walks.