Archie Bradley is having a solid year in AAA Reno. In 5 starts, he's 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA and a 34/14 K/BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings. Taking aside his worst start where he only lasted 2/3 innings before getting pulled then ejected by the HP umpire for arguing the strike zone on the way out, Bradley is averaging 6 innings a start. We all hope he's able to develop consistent command of his fastball because that's the only thing holding him back right now.
3 Stars: RHP Archie Bradley (Reno) 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, W (4-1)
2 Star: 3B Marty Herum (Visalia) 4 for 4, 2-R HR (1)
1 Star: LHP Bo Takahashi (Kane County) 6 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 3 K
0 Stars: LHP Junior Garcia (Kane County) 0 IP, 1 H, 3 R (3 ER), L (2-2)
Reno 9, Iowa 3: Archie Bradley started really shaky early on, allowing a run in his first two innings. After that, he settled in and blanked the Iowa hitters for the next 5 innings. Early offense was key to helping Bradley settle in, as the Aces scored 7 runs in the first 2 innings and all 9 in the first 4 innings. Peter O'Brien cranked out a 3-run homer in the 2nd inning to blow the game open and Socrates Brito added a solo shot of his own in the 4th. The Aces lineup pounded out 10 hits, 4 for extra bases, drew 6 walks, stole 5 bases, and went 5 for 12 with RISP.
Mobile 0, Jackson 2: The Baybears wound up on the wrong side of a pitcher's duel. Zack Godley allowed 2 runs in a complete game loss (7 innings) on a 2-run homer. Godley struck out 5 and walked none, just allowed 4 hits overall. On the other side of the game, the Baybears lineup was completely shut down by Jacksonville starter Dylan Unsworth. The Baybears were only able to scratch across two hits for the entire game.
Mobile 9, Jacksonville 0: This game was a makeup of a rainout from May 2nd. In this game, the Baybear bats came alive with 9 runs in the first three innings. Charles Brewer got the start, but was only able to go 3 2/3 innings, so he was ineligible for the win. Brewer scattered 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2. Seth Simmons came in and retired 7 of 8 hitters he faced and got the win, with the only hitter that reached base doing so on a fielding error. The Baybears strung together 12 hits and 5 walks over the game, with Kevin Medrano and Mitch Haniger both going 3 for 3 with a walk, 3 RBI, and an extra base hit. Daniel Gibson pitched a 1-2-3 inning to finish off the shutout.
Marty Herum (Visalia) 2, High Desert 5: The Mavericks jumped on Rawhide starter Ethan Elias for 4 runs in the first three innings, which put the Rawhide in a big hole early. Despite getting hit hard early, Elias was able to go 6 innings in this start. The Rawhide offense was powered by Marty Herum, the only batter that really did anything for Visalia. Herum was a perfect 4 for 4 and drove in the only two runs of the game on a home run that also scored Victor Reyes, who singled earlier in that inning. Outside of Herum, the Rawhide went a collective 1 for 28 with 4 walks. Jared Miller allowed a run in his inning of work and Jency Solis went the final 2 innings, but the early hole was too much for Marty Herum to overcome by himself.
Kane County 3, Burlington 4: Starter Bo Takahashi delivered a solid outing for the Cougars, pitching into the 7 inning. The Cougars gave him an early lead when Jason Morozowski drove in Quinnton Mack in the 3rd inning, although it didn't last long. In the 7th inning, Trevor Mitsui hit a two-run double that gave Takahashi the lead and made him eligible for a win. Takahashi only allowed 1 run in 6 2/3 innings and left with the lead when Gabriel Moya induced a ground out for the final out of the 7th. The 8th inning did not go as well, as Junior Garcia allowed 3 batters to reach to start the inning. The Cougars put in Keegan Long to try to put out the fire, but he allowed all 3 inherited runners to score and blew the save. The Cougars were unable to get that run back in the 9th.