3 stars: Taylor Clarke, Mobile - 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO, W (5-5)
2 stars: Carlos Rivero, Reno - 3-for-4, R, HR, RBI
1 star: Sam McWilliams, Kane County - 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
0 stars: Kevin Medrano, Mobile - 0-for-7 over the double-header
Triple-A Reno 3, Fresno 7. Anthony Banda had a bit of a rough outing, taking 90 pitches to get through only four innings. He gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks, but did strike out six. The Aces did tie the game up after scoring two in the first, but then fell behind immediately, and didn't score again until 3B Carlos Rivero homered with one out in the eighth. He had two other hits, while DH Zach Borenstein doubled, singled and walked. Jared Miller, our 11th-round pick in 2014, made his AAA debut and worked two scoreless innings of relief. Manager Phil Nevin was ejected in the ninth, for the fifth time this season, for arguing balls and strikes.
Double-A Mobile 3/2, Chattanooga 8/0. The Bay Bears split a double-header with the Lookouts. The first game saw some mediocre pitching, the main culprit being Edgar Garcia, who allowed seven hits and four walks in 4.1 innings. SS Domingo Leyba and RF Todd Glaesmann each picked up three hits for Mobile. The mound work was much better in the night-cap, which ended after seven innings. Taylor Clarke struck out nine over five innings of four-hit ball, with no walks. Zac Curtis and Matt Stites completed the shutout. 2B Jamie Westbrook went 2-for-2.
High-A Visalia 5 @ Modesto 3. Every Rawhide starter got at least one hit, led by SS Robelys Reyes, who tripled, singled and walked, driving in a pair. CF Colin Bray and RF Victor Reyes also picked up two hits apiece. Joel Payamps improved his record to 4-3, tossing 7.1 innings of three-run ball, on five hits and a walk with a trio of strikeouts. Gabriel Moya tidied up the eighth, then Cameron Gann put up a zero in the ninth, collecting his fourth save of the year for the Rawhide.
A-ball Kane County 4, Clinton 3. SS Luis Basabe doubled and singled, but was also charged with three errors, although the Cougars held on for the win. RF Stryker Trahan tripled and doubled, while starter Sam McWilliams allowed only an unearned run over six innings of two-hit ball, with two walks and five strikeouts. Cody Clark put the tying run on third-base with one out in the ninth, but got the next batter to foul out to third, then ended the game with a strikeout for his second save.
A-short Hillsboro and Rookie Missoula are on their All-Star break.
AZL D-backs 3, Brewers 1. Andrew Chafin was the D-backs "starter" here - quotes used advisedly, since he only worked one perfect inning, striking out two. Luis Madero followed, and was almost as good, working five frames, with just an unearned run given up, on two hits. He walked three and struck out four. Juan Torres got the save, for three scoreless innings, with five K's. 3B Joey Rose hit his first home-run and also doubled, scoring twice. RF Jason Morozowski also had two hits.