Evan Marshall was hit on the side of the head by a line-drive during last night's contest in El Paso. While it didn't initially appear too serious - Marshall left the field under his own power, with the assistance of the trainers - he was taken to hospital, and it appears his condition was more severe than initially thought. For now, we will abide by these Tweets from the Aces and Evan's family.
Evan Marshall (1/2) - At this time we and the family of Evan Marshall ask for your privacy in regards to last night's injury.— Reno Aces (@Aces) August 6, 2015
Evan Marshall (2/2) - They appreciate your thoughts and concern. We will update any further at the appropriate time. Thank you.— Reno Aces (@Aces) August 6, 2015
We hope he is able to make a speedy and full recovery. It was another limited series of games today, with the short-season leagues both on their mid-schedule breaks. Here's what happened around the five teams which were in action.
3 stars: Aaron Blair, Reno - 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO, W (4-1)
2 stars: Jacy Cave,. AZL - 4-for-4, two R, two TPL
1 star: Nick Evans, Reno - 3-for-5, R, DBL, HR (15), RBI
0 stars: Chris Oliver, Kane County: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
Triple-A Reno 7 @ Tacoma 0. Aaron Blair, Kevin Munson and Matt Reynolds combined for a two-hit shutout, and the offense delivered home-runs from 1B Nick Evans (#15), C Blake Lalli (#3), CF Todd Glaesmann (#10) and 3B Jamie Romak (#22). Blair worked six innings, giving up two hits, with four walks and six strikeouts, though reports suggest the strike-zone was tight. Still, he worked around that, before Munson tossed a pair of hitless frames, and Reynolds a hitless ninth. Evans was a triple short of the cycle, with two hits each from Romak, Lalli, Glaesmann and RF Nick Buss.
Double-A Mobile 2, Biloxi 6. The BayBears scored first, taking the lead in the second on 1B Rudy Flores's 12th homer, a solo shot. But a two-run fourth and four-run sixth doomed them, most of the damage charged to starter Blayne Weller. He worked five innings, allowing five runs on only three hits and three walks, with one K. He left with the bases loaded and no outs in the sixth, but Dominic Leone allowed all three runs to score, plus one of his own. Flores also singled, driving in Mobile's other run; CF Socrates Brito and LF Zach Borenstein had two hits each.
High-A Visalia 8, Stockton 2. DH Kevin Cron had three singles and drove in a trio of runs for the Rawhide, and RF Alex Glenn had a pair of hits. Every Visalia starter had at least one knock, despite a team K:BB ratio for the evening of 14:0! Brandon Sinnery allowed two runs over his five innings of work, scattering seven hits and a pair of walks, with five strikeouts, and improved his record to 4-0. Cody Geyer, Johnny Shuttlesworth and J.R Bradley combined for four scoreless innings of relief.
A-ball Kane County 2 @ South Bend 10, Markus Solback took the loss for the Cougars, although two of the five runs he allowed over six innings were unearned; he scattered seven hits and two walks with one strikeout. The Cubs scored six of the eight times they came up, capping things with a four-run eighth off Chris Oliver. CF Colin Bray reached base three times, on two hits and a walk, while RF Victor Reyes had two hits, driving in a pair, and DH Quinnton Mack + SS Ildemaro Vargas each drew two walks. C Jose Queliz hit his second home-run.
AZL D-backs 3, Angels 7. A brutal day in the field for us, as the D-backs committed six errors, three by 3B Nic Coffman. There were a couple of familiar names here: SS Cody Ransom had a pair of hits and drove in two, while the DH was rehabbing catcher Gerald Laird, who went 1-for-4. Jacy Cave stood out however, with four hits including a pair of triples. Luis Castillo was the best of the five pitchers used, giving up only an unearned run on two hits and a walk over three innings.