The Aces and the Baybears both played doubleheaders today, each game going 6 innings. The Aces got swept in both games and the Baybears wound up splitting those games. Overall there were some strong pitching performances for the Diamondbacks top pitching prospects.
3 Stars: Cody Reed (Kane County) 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K, W (1-1)
2 Stars: Tyler Wagner (Reno) CG, 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, L (0-3)
1 Star: Anthony Banda (Mobile) 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, W (1-1)
0 Stars: Kaleb Fleck (Reno) 2/3 IP, 1 H, 4 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 1 K, BS, L (0-1)
Reno 2, Albuquerque 1: The Aces were on the wrong side of a pitcher's duel between Tyler Wagner and Jordan Lyles. Overall, Wagner pitched very well with 7 innings of 2-run ball (1 earned), allowing 8 hits, walking 1, and striking out 3. The Aces offense could not figure out Lyles, as they only collected 6 hits and went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position. Peter O'Brien was the only player to record a multi-hit game. The Aces were able to put the tying run on base after a Tuffy Gosewisch pinch-hit single, but a double play ended the threat.
Reno 4, Albuquerque 8: The second game did not fare as well as the first game for the Aces either. Kyle Drabek allowed 3 runs in the first inning that put the Aces in a 3-0 hole before taking their first swings. The Aces were able to respond with a 3-spot of their own with Peter O'Brien ripping a 2-out, 2-run double and later scored on a Kyle Jensen RBI single. In the 4th inning Zach Borenstein drove in Sean Jamieson with an RBI single to give the Aces the lead. Evan Marshall pitched a scoreless 5th, but trouble found Kaleb Fleck in the 6th inning. Fleck allowed 1 hit and walked 3 hitters, which was compounded by a Jack Reinheimer fielding error that resulted in 4 unearned runs for the Isotopes.
Mobile 3, Jackson 2: Anthony Banda once again delivered a strong start for the Baybears, allowing just 1 run in 5 2/3 innings. Banda allowed 3 hits and a walk while striking out 5 to lower his season ERA to 2.84. The Baybear hitters supported him with just 11 singles, although the one thing about singles is if they bunch up together that is acceptable offense. Todd Glaesmann went 3 for 4 and Gabriel Guerrero drove in 2 runs for the Baybears. The combination of Daniel Gibson and Matt Stites held the fort for the Baybears, although Stites allowed a run in the 7th inning.
Mobile 0, Jackson 5: Yoan Lopez pitched another stinker start and the Baybears batters struggled throughout the game to complete a total suckfest game. Lopez allowed 4 runs in 3 2/3 innings, walking 3 and striking out 5 while surrendering 6 hits and 2 home runs. After a strong start to the season, Lopez seems to have hit some struggles of late and it's part of his development. At the plate, the hitters didn't do too much, mustering only 3 hits and 2 walks for the entire game. Jamie Westbrook went 1 for 3 with a double.
Visalia 3, San Jose 1: Luke Irvine got the best of DJ Snelten in this game, with the former going 5 2/3 innings of 1-run ball. Irvine scattered 8 hits and walked 2 while striking out 7, with the only damage being a solo home run by CJ Hinojisa. After falling behind 1-0, Victor Reyes drove in Cody Regis with a single, followed by an RBI single by Colin Bray. With a slim 2-1 lead, Rudy Flores launched his 5th home run of the season to give the Rawhide bullpen a more comfortable lead. The trio of Bud Jeter, Austin Wright, and Jimmie Sherfy locked the door for the Rawhide, allowing just 1 walk and striking out 4 in the final 3 1/3 innings.
Kane County 6, Bowling Green 0: Making just his 2nd start, Cody Reed was equally as impressive as he was 5 days ago. Reed went 5 2/3 scoreless, allowing only 3 hits and striking out 11 with no walks. Reed threw 56 of 83 pitches for a strike and the two balls put in play against him were groundouts, one of them turning into a double play ball. The Cougar bats gave Reed plenty of support in the game, with Raymel Flores hitting a 2-run double in the 3rd follwed by a Trevor Mitsui sacrifice fly. In the 5th inning, Zach Nehrir drove in Flores with a double and Josh Anderson belted a 2-run homer in the 6th inning. The bullpen picked up where Reed left off, allowing just 3 baserunners (1 hit, 2 walks) in the final 3 1/3 innings.