3 stars: A.J. Pollock, Reno - 3-for-5, three R, DBL, HR (1), four RBI
2 stars: Socrates Brito, Reno - 4-for-5, three R, HR (6), RBI
1 stars: Josh Anderson, Hillsboro - 2-for-3, two R, HR (4), two RBI, BB, two SB
0 stars: Bryan Araiza, Missoula - 0-for-4, three SO
Triple-A Reno 13, Tacoma 7. Five home-runs - two of them inside the park! - led the Aces comeback after Matt Koch surrendered five runs in the top of the first. He ended up going seven innings, allowing only one more run on 13 hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Meanwhile, the offense roared back. CF A.J. Pollock was a triple short of the cycle driving in four, RF Socrates Brito had four hits and scored three, with Brito and 1B Kyle Jensen hitting inside-the-park home-runs. Pollock, 3B Carlos Rivero and C Dan Rohlfing got more conventional homers, and Reno also scored on a double-steal. Highlights below!
Double steal extends the Aces scoring streak to seven innings! pic.twitter.com/b06JHxBYij— Reno Aces (@Aces) August 25, 2016
Double-A Mobile 3 @ Pensacola 2. The Blue Wahoos scored twice in the first, but Taylor Clarke settled in, allowing no more damage over five innings on five hits, with no walks and six strikeouts. Matt Stites picked up the W with two scoreless innings of relief, as the BayBears scored runs in the second, seventh and eighth. RF Chuck Taylor doubled and singled, C Oscar Hernandez had two hits and stole a base, while LF Travis Denker singled and walked.
High-A Visalia 9, Modesto 6. The Rawhide were five down at the seventh inning stretch, but scored two in the bottom, then put up a seven-spot in the eighth, to surge past the Nuts. Henry Castillo had a two-run homer in that big frame; he also singled and walked, driving in a total of three. RF Victor Reyes had three hits and two RBI. Brad Keller last only one inning; not sure why. Drew Muren and Bud Jeter combined for 4.1 innings of scoreless, one-hit relief.
Class A Kane County 4 @ Burlington 5. 3B Fernery Ozuna and 1B Ramon Hernandez each had a double and a triple for the Cougars. Ozuna scored twice, and Hernandez drove in three. CF Marcus Wilson picked up a pair of hits. Jose Almonte allowed three runs over five innings, on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Hector Hernandez took the loss with three relief innings, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk, with two K's.
A-short Hillsboro 5, Spokane 1. Bo Takahashi got the W, for six innings of one-run ball, on three hits and a walk with three K's. and the Hops bullpen worked three scoreless innings behind him. 3B Josh Anderson powered the Hillsboro offense; he hit his fourth home-run in the eighth inning, a two-run shot, also singling, walking and stealing a pair of bases. The win was the Hops’ sixth in a row, and completed a sweep of the five-game series against the Indians.
Rookie Missoula 3, Billings 2. The Osprey followed the big-league club in getting a walk-off victory, SS Jasrado Chisholm singling home RF Logan Soole with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Missoula were 2-0 down in the middle of the fifth, but tied things up by the end of the sixth. Trevor Simms allowed two runs on six hits and a walk, with five K's. Rafael Pujols fanned four over two scoreless frames, then Cal Becker and Dean Jackson worked hitless innings. Chisholm got two hits and a walk, while 1B Tanner Hill hit home-run #6 and singled.
AZL D-backs - off day.