3 stars: Pedro Marquez, AZL D-backs - 4-for-5, R, RBI
2 stars: Trevor Mitsui, West All-Stars - 2-for-3, R, DBL, 3 RBI
1 stars: Justin Chigbogu, Hillsboro - 2-for-3, R, DBL, BB, SB
0 stars: Franklyn Soriano, AZL - 4 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Triple-A Reno 3, Las Vegas 6. Doug Drabek started off well, allowing one run through five innings, but then melted down in the sixth, facing five batters there without recording an out. He ended up allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts. The Aces scored a pair on the second, on RBI by 2B Ed Lucas and C Tuffy Gosewisch, and added their final tally in the fifth without a hit. SS Jack Reinheimer was hit by a pitch, and advanced on a ground-out, passed-ball and wild pitch. Reinheimer had two hits and a walk, Adam Loewen tossed a pair of scoreless relief innings. Manager Phil Nevin was ejected for the fourth time this season.
Double-A South 5, North 1. In the Southern League All-Star Game, Ildemaro Vargas started at 3B for the South and went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Anthony Banda started on the mound and tossed a scoreless inning. Mobile team-mates Jimmie Sherfy and Joey Krehbiel followed suit in relief, the latter striking out the side in the eighth.
High-A California League 4, Carolina League 6. Having finished launching home-runs from a boat (as shown above and covered earlier), Dawel Luygo started at 3B for the California League, but went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. Bud Jeter had no more luck on the mound, giving up two runs on three hits in the seventh, striking out a batter.
A-ball West 10, East 11. The West blew a seven-run lead, being 8-1 up after three, but losing after conceding four runs in the ninth. Trevor Mitsui was the starting DH and went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a run scored. Zach Nehrir started in left and was 1-for-4, scoring a run. Justin Donatello threw a scoreless fifth, with one strikeout.
A-short Hillsboro 4, Eugene 1. Five pitchers for the Hops held the Emeralds to three hits Trevor Simms got the W for three scoreless innings of one-hit ball, allowing one walk while striking out three. Austin Mason picked up his first save. 1B Justin Chigbogu led the offense, with two hits, a walk, an RBI and a stolen base. RF Matt Railey and SS Manny Jefferson drove in the other runs for Hillsboro.
Rookie Missoula 3, Great Falls 9. The Osprey got on the board early, with two runs in the bottom of the first, but the Voyagers posted crooked numbers in the second, third and sixth to blow this open. CF Luis Silvero had half of Missoula's six hits, including a triple. SS Jasrado Chisholm homered to drive in those two first-inning runs, and also walked. Pierce Romero took the loss, lasting four innings, and giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks, with a pair of K's.
AZL D-backs 10 @ Giants 9. A slugfest here, each side getting 16 hits, but the D-backs prevailed, tying this up in the eighth, and going ahead in the ninth. LF Pedro Marquez got four hits, and 3B Kyle Smith reached base four times, on two hits and two walks, but was also caught stealing and committed an error. 1B Francis Martinez and DH Juan Araujo got their first home-runs. Not a great day for pitchers, obviously, but Jeremiah Muhammad got the W for 1.2 scoreless innings of relief, striking out two.