Gabriel Guerrero delivered a double, a triple and 4 RBI to lead Mobile to a come-from-behind 11-6 win. Guerrero has had a couple of big games and while his average is just .265 the strikeouts are under 20% and he's showing some growth as a hitter. He's sporting an .854 OPS in the tough Southern League. So far he seems to be taking a step forward that could keep him on the prospect map.
3 Stars: Gabriel Guerrero, Mobile 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 DBL, 1 TPL, 4 RBI
2 Stars: Bo Takahashi, Visalia 5 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 ER
1 Star: Ildemaro Vargas, Mobile 2 for 4, 1 BB, 3 R, 1 DBL, 1 HR (1), 1 RBI
0 Stars: Cody Hall, Reno 2 IP, 5 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 4 ER
AAA: Reno 4 @ El Paso 14. The Aces got waxed as starter Nick Baker got rocked for 4 runs in 3 innings and three subsequent relievers were no better allowing 10 more runs. The offense was so-so with 4 runs on 8 hits. Carlos Rivero went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Kyle Jensen hit a 2-run homer.
AA: Mobile 11 @ Jacksonville 6. The BayBears found themselves in a 4-2 hole after 5 innings before the offense exploded for 9 runs in the 6th and 7th innings. Gabriel Guerrero did the most damage with a double, a triple and 4 RBI. Ronnie Freeman had a pair of doubles and 3 RBI and Jamie Westbrook drove in 2 on a pair of singles. Ildemaro Vargas filled up the stat sheet with a double, a homer, a walk, an RBI and 3 runs scored. Anthony Banda couldn't get through the 5th inning before allowing 4 runs but only one of those was earned due to his own fielding error. Matt Stites got the win with an inning and a third of scoreless relief and Joey Krehbiel followed with 2 scoreless innings.
A+: Visalia 5 Stockton 4. The Rawhide found another way to win tallying 2 runs in the 8th and the game-winner in the 9th that featured Domingo Leyba's walkoff RBI single. Starter Bo Takahashi was very good going 5 innings allowing one run on 3 hits and a walk. He was in line for the win until Luis Ramirez gave up 3 runs in the 7th that necessitated the comeback. Austin Wright got the win pitching a perfect 8th and 9th innings. Leyba had 3 hits on the night including the game winner. Henry Castillo had 2 hits with a double and an RBI. Cody Regis went 2 for 4 with a walk and Colin Bray added 2 singles.
A: Kane County 1 Beloit 6. Taylor Clarke fell to earth a bit giving up 3 runs in less than 3 innings on 5 hits and a walk. The offense was shut down on 6 hits and was never really in it. Trevor Mitsui went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Zach Nehrir had a couple of singles.