3 stars: Rudy Flores, Mobile - 2-for-4, R, DBL, HR (10), RBI
2 stars: Chuck Taylor, Kane County - 2-for-2, three R, two RBI, two BB
1 star: Kevin Cron, Visalia - 2-for-4, R, HR (19), three RBI
0 stars: Chris Oliver, Kane County - 1.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 SO
Triple-A Reno vs. Albuquerque. This is ongoing, due to a horrendously delayed start. According to a tweet by the team president, "Our opponents have not been willing to trust our weather report," so even though the rain stopped not long after eight, the game didn't get under way until 9:45 pm. Life's too short - and more importantly, I was up WAY too early this morning! Especially since, with over an hour gone, we are just one out into the fourth, with the current score 7-4 to the Isotopes; Peter O'Brien has hit his 16th homer. Click on the box-score link if you want to find out the result here....
Double-A Mobile 4 @ Biloxi 5. After coming back to tie the game in the ninth, on an RBI groundout by SS Jack Reinheimer, Adam Miller couldn't keep it tied, and the Shuckers walked it off with one out in the bottom of the inning. The BayBears had come back from 4-1 down, 1B Rudy Flores getting two of their seven hits, and the only ones to go for extra-bases with a double and his 10th home-run. Renheimer and CF Socrates Brito singled and walked. John Omahen allowed four runs in five innings, on seven hits and two walks, with five strikeouts.
High-A Visalia 5 @ Rancho Cucamonga 8. The Rawhide could not hold onto a 4-1 lead in the middle of the fifth, allowing the Quakes to score every time they came up the rest of the way. Blake Perry allowed five runs on five hits over 5.2 innings, with two walks and eight K's. 1B Kevin Cron hit his 19th homer of the season, a two-run shot in the fifth, and also had a single and a sacrifice fly. 3B Kevin Medrano had two singles and a walk, whille SS Breland Almadova had two hits, two SB and scored twice.
A-ball Kane County 9, Quad Cities 5. RF Chuck Taylor reached base safely four times, on two hits and a pair of walks, scoring three runs, and the Cougars used a five-run fifth to overturn a four-run deficit. SS Ildemaro Vargas had two hits and a walk, crossing home twice, while 2B Cody Regis had a pair of hits and drove in two. Chris Oliver lasted only 1.2 innings, being charged with four runs on six hits and three walks. Nick Baker got the decision, improving to 7-1 with 3.1 innings of one-run relief. Cody Geier struck out three over the final two frames.
A-short Hillsboro 1, Everett 4. The Hops were held to only four hits, with CF Zach Nehrir, who doubled and walked, being the pick of the limited offensive crop. 1B Josh Anderson also reached twice, on a hit and a walk. Starter Jared Miller scattered ten hits and two walks over 6.1 innings, and gave up four runs, all earned. Ariel Hernandez fanned two of the three batters he faced in relief.
Rookie Missoula 4 @ Ogden 8. Yefrey Ramirez scattered eight hits and two walks over five innings, resulting in seven runs, six earned; he did strike out five, but a five-run second dug too big a hole for the Osprey to recover. They managed only five hits and three walks; C Luke Lowery was the only hitter to reach safely twice, on a double and a walk, with 1B Austin Byler getting the other XBH, a double, and driving in a run. LF Matt McPhearson stole two bases, and has 11 on the season.
AZL D-backs 2 @ Angels 4. The D-backs were kept off the board until the seventh inning, and were three runs down by that point. Chester Pimentel started, going three innings and allowing four hits, three walks and a pair of runs, striking out three. RF Luis Silverio singled and stole a base, and C Daniel Comstock had our only extra-base hit, a double.