Reno's Jack Reinheimer is off to a hot start this season hitting .426 in his first 12 games with an OPS of 1.113. I haven't been particularly high on this kid as he lacks dynamism in any one area. He doesn't have much pop and won't steal a lot of bases but he is a competent middle infielder at both second and short. He's only 23 years old playing in AAA and has played well in both Mobile last year and so far this year since being acquired in the Mark Trumbo deal with Seattle. He's probably first in line at the moment if there is a need at the big league level.
3 Stars: Jack Reinheimer, Reno 3 for 5, 1 DBL, 1 TPL
2 Stars: Kevin Cron, Mobile 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 DBL, 1 HR (2), 3 RBI
1 Star: Joe Munoz, Kane County 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 HR (1), 1 RBI
0 Stars: John Omahen, Mobile 3.2 IP, 9 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 8 ER, L (0-2)
AAA: Reno 1 @ Albuquerque 4. Matt Buschmann started and was decent though wild allowing just one run over 5+ innings while walking 5 and giving up 3 hits. All he got for that was a loss as the offense couldn't generate anything of note going 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position. Dominic Leone made a close game less close allowing 2 runs on 3 hits including a home run while retiring just one batter. Peter O'Brien accounted for the only run with a solo blast in the 8th. Jack Reinheimer went 3 for 5 with a double and a triple. Mike Freeman added three singles and stole a base.
AA: Mobile 6 @ Jacksonville 8. The BayBears got out to a 5-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 4th and looked to be cruising until starter John Omahen had a total meltdown giving up 8 runs in the inning on 9 hits. The offense responded with just one more run and that was that. Kevin Cron got things started with a 2-run homer in the first, his 2nd of the year. Michael Perez also hit his 2nd of the year, a solo blast in the 4th. Todd Glaesmann had 2 doubles, a single, a walk and an RBI.
A+: Visalia 4 Stockton 5. The Rawhide lost a close one with Brad Keller on the mound. Keller was pretty decent though he allowed 4 runs (3 earned) over 7 innings on 8 hits and a walk. He didn't strike out a single batter but 16 of his 18 outs were via the groundball. He's going to have days like that when the balls find the holes but he's off to a decent start in a tough hitting league. The game was close throughout and Visalia had the tying run on base after scoring one in the 9th but failed from there. Of the team's 11 hits only one was for extra bases. Colin Bray, Domingo Leyba, Henry Castillo and Dawel Lugo each had two singles.
A: Kane County 5 Beloit 2. Starter Carlos Hernandez was good enough allowing 2 runs over 5+ innings on 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6. He left in the 6th with a 5-2 lead and relievers Jared Miller and Keegan Long kept the score intact without allowing a hit and striking out 5. Long earned his 4th save. Jason Morozowski and Joe Munoz each delivered solo home runs with Munoz adding a single and a walk. Matt McPhearson had a single and a walk out of the leadoff spot and stole his 6th base.