Cody Reed continues his insane run of dominance in the Midwest League. Reed pitched into the 8th inning, allowed only 1 run with a K/BB ratio of 8/0. Reed is 5-2 with a 1.82 ERA and a 52/3 K/BB ratio in 39 1/3 IP. I'm pretty sure he's ready for the next challenge and the team should promote him to A-Advanced Visalia soon.
3 Stars: LHP Cody Reed (Kane County) 7 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 8 K, W (5-2)
2 Stars: LHP Anthony Banda (Mobile) 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 7 K
1 Star: LHP Josh Taylor (Visalia) 6 1/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K
0 Stars: C Ronnie Freeman (Mobile) 0 for 5, 3 K
Reno 3, Round Rock 4: The Aces started off well with a leadoff double from Todd Glaesmann and a sac fly by Socrates Brito to open up the scoring. Braden Shipley went the distance in this game, although he struggled to keep the ball in the park. Overall Shipley allowed 10 hits, 3 home runs, and 4 runs overall while striking out 6 in 8 innings. The Aces tied the game in the 7th inning after Kyle Lohse left two runners on base and reliever Anthony Carter allowed both runs to score. Shipley allowed the go-ahead run to score in the 8th inning and the Aces were unable to tie things in the 9th.
Mobile 1, Biloxi 2 (10): The game started out as a pitcher's duel between Josh Hader and Baybears starter Anthony Banda. Banda went 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 7 hits and a walk with 7 strikeouts. The Baybears could not sustain any sort of offense, the only run scoring on a Mitch Haniger solo home run. The game remained tied until the 10th inning, when reliever Daniel Gibson struggled with control in his 2nd inning of work. Gibson gave up his first earned run of the season for the walk-off loss.
Visalia 10, Rancho Cucamonga 1: The Rawhide blew this game open quickly with a 6-spot in the 3rd inning. Starter Josh Taylor delivered a fine outing, going 6 1/3 innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits and a walk with 6 strikeouts in the game. The Rawhide picked up 13 singles and capitalized on 9 walks for the game. Taylor ran into a bit of trouble in the 6th, but reliever Blake Perry was able to strand the two runners on base and the Quakes never really threatened after that. Dawel Lugo and Victor Reyes each picked up 3 hits, the former also reaching base for the 4th time on a HBP.
Kane County 4, Beloit 1: Cody Reed started the game and pitched about as well as you expect him to these days. Reed allowed 5 hits and a run in 7 1/3 innings, striking out 8 batters. The only damage against him was a solo HR by Jesus Lopez in the first inning. The Cougars tied the game in the bottom of the first then took the lead in the 4th inning when Grant Heyman connected on a solo HR. In the 8th inning, they tacked on two insurance runs to put the game out of reach.