3 stars: Jared Miller, Hillsboro - 9 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, W (5-0)
2 stars: Mitch Haniger, Visalia - 3-for-5, two HR (6), three R, four RBI
1 star: Nate Robertson, Hillsboro - 3-for-3, HR (2), DBL, three R, RBI, SB
0 stars: Chester Pimentel, AZL - 0.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
Triple-A Reno 4, Tacoma 3. An infield single by RF Nick Buss with two outs in the ninth let the Aces walk off winners, scoring CF Todd Glaesmann who finished a HR short of the cycle. 1B Danny Dorn had his fifth homer, a two-run shot in the second, but the Rainiers tied things up off Allen Webster. He went 6.2 frames, scattering seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts, and being charged with three runs. Addison Reed got the W for his scoreless ninth.
Double-A Mobile 5 @ Jacksonville 2. Two in the seventh and two in the eighth proved enough for the BayBears to come from behind. 3B Tom Belza had three hits and drove in three; RF Gabriel Guerrero and 1B Rudy Flores each got two and scored a run. John Omahen got the W, allowing two runs over six innings, on five hits and three walks with one K. The bullpen finished off with three hitless innings, striking out five.
High-A Visalia 7 @ Stockton 5. CF Mitch Haniger went deep twice for the Rawhide, driving in four and giving him seven HR on the season; he also scored three times. SS Domingo Leyba doubled and singled, while RF Alex Glenn had his fourth home-run for Visalia, also his seventh overall. R.J. Hively did a five and dive, scattering eight hits and two walks, with six K's and five runs, all earned. Our bullpen retired the last 11 Ports batters in order.
A-ball Kane County 8, Cedar Rapids 3. The Cougars won their fourteenth consecutive home game tonight, despite trailing by two in the middle of the fifth. A four-run sixth gave them the lead, and they pulled away thereafter. CF Colin Bray had a pair of triples, walked and scored two; RF Chuck Taylor also crossed home twice, with two hits and a walk. Ethan Elias got the W, with only one of three runs being earned, on seven hits over six innings.
A-short Hillboro 5, Spokane 1. Jared Miller spun a complete-game win and faced two over the minimum, with just an unearned run allowed, on four hits and a walk, with eight strikeouts, lowering his season ERA to 0.77. 3B Nate Robertson finished a triple short of the cycle and also stole a base, with C Alexis Olmeda getting a pair of hits and driving in a run. CF Zach Nehrir doubled and walked, but committed a throwing error.
Rookie Missoula 8, Idaho Falls 3. C Matt Jones had a three-run homer and 3B Nic Coffman a two-run shot, as the Osprey powered back, blowing this one open with a five-run third. 1B Luke Lowery and 2B Raymel Flores had a pair of hits apiece, and LF Matt McPhearson stole two bags. Bo Takahashi improved his record to 4-0, being charged with three runs in 5.1 innings, on five hits and a walk, with half a dozen strikeouts.
AZL D-backs 3 @ Angels 8. Seven runs down by the end of the third took the drama out of this one early. Rehabbee Kevin Munson threw a scoreless first, but Jose Jose and Chester Pimentel in the next two? Not so much. Tucker Ward tossed three scoreless innings of relief. DH Logan Soole and C Jose Herrera each had two hits and scored for the D-backs, Herrera also walking and driving in a run.