3 stars: Connor Grey, Missoula - 7.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO, W (3-0)
2 stars: Anfernee Greer, Hillsboro - 3-for-5, two R, two DBL, SB
1 star: Franklyn Soriano, AZL - 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO
0 stars: Cody Regis, Visalia - 0-for-4, three SO
Triple-A Reno are, however, on their All-Star break. They resume on Thursday.
Double-A Mobile 11, Mississippi 8. The BayBears took advantage of four Braves errors, to score five unearned runs, and that was the difference here. SS Kevin Medrano and 2B Jamie Westbrook each notched three hits for Mobile, while RF Todd Glaesmann had his first home-run, a three-run shot, and drove in four overall. LF Travis Denker had two hits and two walks, scoring three runs. Not many times a minor-league starter will allow seven earned runs and still get the W, but Matt Koch did tonight, working eight innings, scattering 12 hits. He struck out five and walked none, before handing the ball over to Matt Stites, who picked up his fifth save with a hitless ninth.
High-A Visalia 2 @ Bakersfield 5. Cody Reed's struggles continued, the starter falling to 0-5 after he lasted 4.2 innings here. He allowed seven hits, three walks and four earned runs, fanning four. Jency Solis tossed 2.1 scoreless frames of relief for the Rawhide. C Tyler Baker drove in both of their runs with a seventh-inning double, Visalia's only extra-base hit of the game. 2B Domingo Leyba and DH Joe Munoz each picked up a pair of singles,
A-ball Kane County 0 @ Cedar Rapids 4. The Cougars left a small army on base as they were on the receiving end of a seven-hit shutout this afternoon. Kane County stranded 12 and went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. DH Trevor Mitsui and RF Gerard Hernandez got two hits, and 1B Austin Byler walked three times. Starter Jose Almonte pitched quite well, holding the Kernels to two runs over six innings, on five hits and three walks with a pair of strikeouts.
A Short Hillsboro 7 @ Eugene 4. The Hops were hopping tonight, stealing five bases. DH Anfernee Greer had one, along with two doubles and a single, while CF Marcus Wilson reached base three times, on a hit and two walks, and swiped a pair of bags. Two steals proved crucial in a three-run fifth which saw Hillsboro take the lead, and made a winner of Trevor Simms, who gave up one unearned run in 3.2 relief innings; on one hit and one walk, with two K's. Palmer Betts tossed 2.1 scoreless and Jake Winston got his first save.
Rookie Missoula 7, Great Falls 1. An hour-long delay didn't faze the home team, as Connor Grey tossed one-hit ball into the eighth inning for the Osprey. He fanned eight and walked two, allowing one run in 7.1 innings of work. CF Billy Enders got three hits, while SS Jasrado Chisholm, RF Jacy Cave and 2B Yan Sanchez all picked up a pair of hits and crossed home-plate twice. Sanchez had the best night, driving in a pair and stealing a base. The Osprey also took advantage of their opponent's miscues, three Voyagers errors leading to five unearned runs.
AZL D-backs 2, Angels 1. The D-backs pitchers were in fine form here. Franklyn Soriano allowed an unearned run over four innings with six K's to start. Jeremiah Muhammad got the W for 2.1 scoreless innings, and Matt Pobereyko picked up an eight-out save, striking out five over his 2.2 frames. CF Gabriel Macias stole a base; he also got two hits, as did 3B Joey Rose. SS Mark Karaviotis reached three times, on a hit and two walks.