The Diamondbacks' top prospect continues to pitch well for the Reno Aces, delivering yet another quality start. Shipley went 7 innings, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and a walk while striking out 1. It was his first walk in 4 starts, which is impressive. There's a good chance that he'll be a September call up if he continues to pitch well in Reno.
3 Stars: RF Zach Borenstein (Reno) 4 for 5, 2B, 3B, R
2 Stars: RHP Cameron Gann (Kane County) 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, W (1-2)
1 Star: RHP Braden Shipley (Reno) 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K
0 Stars: LHP Steve Hathaway (Reno) 2/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, L (0-1)
Reno 8, Las Vegas 9: Shipley started off the game well, pitching the front 5 innings of shutout baseball. Shipley ran into trouble in the 6th with the 51s plating 3 runs to tie the game at 3. Shipley got out of it and posted a scoreless 7th to complete his solid night. The Aces built an 7-3 lead after 8 innings thanks to an offense that belted out 6 XBH and 4 triples. Zach Borenstein led the way with 4 hits and was a homer short of the cycle. In the 9th inning, both Matt Capps and Steve Hathaway were unable to finish the deal, allowing 5 runs and putting the Aces in a 8-7 hole. Mike Freeman tied the game with a solo HR to lead off the 9th and sent the game into extras, when Hathaway allowed the go-ahead HR to the only batter he faced in the 10th.
Mobile 1, Pensacola 4: Yoan Lopez threw a serviceable game, going 7 1/3 innings, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits and a pair of walks and 4 strikeouts. Lopez left the game when it was 3-1, with Adam Miller allowing an inherited runner to score. The Baybears offense once again was unable to come through with RISP, going 0 for 4 and stranding 5. The only sign of offense was a 7th inning homer from Gabby Guerrero, who went 1 for 4.
Visalia 1, San Jose 3: Cody Reed made his Cal League debut and had mixed results. Reed went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits with a 5/1 K/BB ratio, so I think he'll be able to adjust quickly. The Visalia Bullpen allowed no more runs, but the bats were silent. The Rawhide put up a rally in the 7th inning, loading the bases with no out, but Dawel Lugo hit into a double play, which only got 1 run across. Outside of that inning, there wasn't any offense.
Kane County 8, Burlington 2: Starter Bo Takahashi left the game after getting the first hitters two out. Something went awry when facing his 3rd hitter and left during the middle of the AB, so you hope he's OK. Ryan Burr got the next 7 outs, although he allowed his first 2 earned runs of the season. Cameron Gann came in for the next 3 innings and struck out 5 and got the win, as the Cougars blew it open with a 5-run 2nd and 2-run 3rd. Fernery Ozuna had the big hit with a 2-run triple in the 2nd, as part of a 3-hit day. 4 Cougars had multi-hit days and the bullpen shut the door the rest of the way for an easy win.