Reno CF Todd Glaesmann clubbed a grand slam for all the runs Reno would need in their 4-1 win. Glaesmann has quietly worked his way into consideration for an outfield job of some sort should the big club need one. Earlier we mentioned Socrates Brito was trying to get back in the team's good graces, but it's been Glaesmann who has been performing and getting most of the run in center field for Reno. The 25-year-old has flashed some power in the past but his grand slam was his first this year. He has his average up to .356 but a below-average PCL-fueled OPS of .734 doesn't stand out. He's been pretty hot of late hitting .405 in his last 10 games so don't be surprised if an outfield injury results in a Glaesmann call-up ahead of Brito.
3 Stars: Todd Glasemann, Reno 3 for 4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 DBL, 1 HR (1), 4 RBI
2 Stars: Edwin Escobar, Reno 6 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 ER, W (2-1)
1 Star: Grant Heyman, Visalia 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR (3), 2 RBI
0 Stars: Miller Diaz, Visalia 1 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 4 ER
AAA: Reno 4 @ New Orleans 1. Todd Glaesmann crashed a grand slam in the top of the 2nd inning and that was the story of the game. Edwin Escobar did his part as well with 6 shutout innings on 6 hits and a walk. Josh Collmenter pitched a shutout 7th, Matt Capps handled the 8th, and Silvino Bracho picked up his 9th save with 2 strikeouts in the 9th. Glaesmann went 3 for 4 with a double in addition to the big fly. Tuffy Gosewisch went 2 for 3.
AA: Mobile - Off day
A+: Visalia 2 San Jose 12. Brad Keller got murdered starting out the game as the first 5 batters went walk, home run, home run, double, wild pitch, double. That made it 4-0 and it went downhill from there. Keller steadied the ship and got through 5 innings allowing one more run and did strike out 7, so it wasn't a complete disaster. But it was an odd performance for him with lots of big flies and strikeouts, kind of the opposite of the way he usually pitches. The bullpen gave up and 4 and 3 respectively in the 7th and 8th to remove any thoughts of a comeback. Grant Heyman provided all the scoring for the Rawhide with a 2-run homer.
A: Kane County 0 @ Peoria 4. Carlos Hernandez wasn't very sharp giving up 3 runs in the first 4 innings on 4 hits and 4 walks. The offense responded with a 2-hit team effort and that's all she wrote about this one.