Mobile's Anthony Banda is compiling a special season as he posted 8 more shutout innings last night in their 2-0 victory. That is his 3rd consecutive start in which he hasn't allowed a run, a stretch of 20 innings in which he has allowed 11 hits, walked 10 and struck out 23. He now sports an ERA of 2.12 with 84 strikeouts in 76 innings. He's really on a path to setting himself up as a reliable rotation member as early as 2018.
3 Stars: Anthony Banda, Mobile 8 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 9 K, 0 ER, W (5-2)
2 Stars: Mike Freeman, Reno 4 for 6, 3 R, 1 DBL, 1 TPL, 4 RBI
1 Star: Mitch Haniger, Reno 2 for 5, 3 R, 1 HR (4), 4 RBI
0 Stars: Stryker Trahan, Visalia 0 for 4, 4 K
AAA: Reno 16 @ Las Vegas 10. Not a lot of good pitching in this one as the Aces bats came alive with 16 runs on 15 hits and 5 walks. Mike Freeman led the way from the top of the order with 4 hits and 4 RBI. Mitch Haniger hit a couple of home runs while Zack Borenstein and Jack Reinheimer each drove in 3. Edgar Garcia started and got roughed up for 6 runs in less than 5 innings and Matt Stites gave up 3 more while recording just one out. Thankfully the bullpen held up from there with Daniel Gibson earning the win for getting two outs.
AA: Mobile 2 @ Pensacola 0. Anthony Banda led the way with 8 shutout innings on 2 hits with 9 strikeouts as well as driving in one of the team's 2 runs. Joey Krehbiel pitched the 9th allowing a hit and a walk but also striking out the side for his first save. The offense managed just 7 hits with 2 by Gabriel Guerrero which included a double and an RBI.
A+: Visalia 4 @ Bakersfield 2. Joel Payamps had a nice start going 7 1/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits without a walk while striking out 4. Bud Jeter pitched a clean 9th for his 10th save. Victor Reyes led the offense going 3 for 5 with an RBI. Marty Herum added a pair of singles.
A: Game 1. Kane County 3 @ Beloit 7. Emilio Vargas wasn't very good in the doubleheader opener surrendering 6 runs without getting out of the 4th. The game started well with the offense putting up a 3-spot in the first but it was all downhill from there. Those runs came on an Austin Byler solo home run and a Grant Heyman 2-run shot.
A: Game 2, Kane County 4 @ Beloit 5. The Cougars looked to be in position for the split with a 2-run lead heading into the bottom of the 7th. It looked even better when Drew Muren struck out the first two batters to start the inning. Then a single, a walk and a 3-run homer ruined everything to the sure delight of the home crowd. Grant Heyman hit a home run in this game too, his 5th of the year, Raymel Flores added a 2-run shot and Jason Morozowski went 2 for 2 with a run scored.