Three of the four top affiliates were victims of blown saves with only Visalia (who else) able to overcome it. Reno reliever Jake Barrett did not blow a save but he entered a tie game and proceeded to surrender 4 runs. Barrett has allowed runs in each of his last 4 appearances and his ERA has ballooned to 5.09.
3 Stars: Nick Evans, Reno 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR (8), 3 RBI
2 Stars: Blake Perry, Visalia 6 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 8 K, 1 ER
1 Star: RJ Hively, Mobile 5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 ER
0 Stars: Breland Almadova, Visalia 0 for 6, 4 K
AAA: Reno 7 @ Fresno 11.The offense staked starter Allen Webster to a 7-3 lead through 5-1/2 innings but he couldn't get an out in the 6th and Fresno tied it. Jake Barrett entered in the bottom of the 8th and got roughed up for 4 more runs and the game was lost. Webster wasn;t very good allowing 6 runs over 5 innings on 9 hits and 3 walks. Nick Evans was the offensive leader going 3 for 5 with his 8th homer, a 2-run shot in the 1st inning. Danny Dorn and Danny Worth each had 2 hits with a double and Blake Lalli added a pair of singles.
AA: Mobile 4 @ Biloxi 5. This one went 14 innings with Mobile grabbing the lead in the top of the 14th only to see Adam Miller blow it in the bottom of the 14th coupled with an error by Brandon Drury. Reliever RJ Hively got the start and went 5 strong innings allowing one run on 2 hits and a walk. Ketih Hessler was also strong with 4 innings of shutout relief. The offense was pretty tame led by newcomer Jack Reinheimer who had 2 hits with a double and 2 runs scored. Brandon Drury had 2 hits but also 2 errors playing second base.
A+: Visalia 3 @ Bakersfield 2. This one went 13 innings though it could have been over in regulation if not for a blown save on a solo homer by Nick Sarianides. Blake Perry got robbed of the win as he pitched 6 strong innings allowing one run on 3 hits and 3 walks with 8 strikeouts. Ketih Vance got the win and Daniel Gibson the save striking out 5 between them over 2 innings. The offense only had 6 hits but it was enough. Fidel Pena hit a solo home run and Alex Glenn had a pair of singles. Glenn was demoted from Mobile when Gabriel Guerrero was acquired and assigned to Mobile.
A: Kane County 8 Dayton 5.Wei-Chieh Huang started and pitched well except for a 3-run 3rd. He still got the win as the offense did its job. Stryker Trahan led the way going 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI. Colin Bray also had 3 hits with a double and he drove in one. Cody Regis, Marty Herum and Henry Castillo each contributed a pair of hits.