3 Stars: Kane County LHP Cody Reed 9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K, W (3-1), GS 95
2 Stars: Reno 1B Christian Walker 2 for 5, 2 HR (11, 12), 4 RBI, 3 R
1 Star: Jackson 2B Jamie Westbrook 3 for 5, solo HR (3), 2 R
0 Stars: Jackson LF Rudy Flores 0 for 4, 2 K
Reno Aces 14, Round Rock Express 4: The Aces crushed another former Diamondback in Tyler Wagner, scoring 10 runs off of him over 6 innings. On the other side, Eric Jokisch allowed 3 runs in 6 2⁄3 innings. Rubby De La Rosa came in and got the last out of the 7th with a strikeout in 3 pitches. Christian Walker paced the offense with his 11th and 12th homers, driving in 4 and scoring 3 runs. Jack Reinheimer also hit his 4th homer of the season in the 3rd. Every Ace starter either drove in or scored a run in the game.
Jackson Generals 11, Montgomery Biscuits 6: The Generals fell behind 4-1 due to a poor start from Brad Keller, who allowed 4 runs in 4 innings. The General hitters clawed their way back into the game, using solo homers by Jamie Westbrook and Kevin Cron to shrink the deficit to 2. Using a 2-run 5th, a 6-run 6th, the Generals took a 10-4 lead. A Montgomery throwing error aided the 6th inning, as the Generals batters only collected 9 RBI. Trevor Simms provided stability out of the bullpen, pitching the next four innings to get the game into the 9th. In the top of the 8th, the Generals added a Kelly Dugan solo HR for their final run. Joey Krehbiel then finished things in the 9th for the win.
Visalia Rawhide 2, San Jose Giants 5: Bo Takahashi pitched better than his overall line showed, the damage being a 3-run homer in the 4th. Takahashi allowed those 3 runs in 5 innings, striking out 7 and walking none, but got no run support and took the loss. Grant Heyman went 3 for 3 with a walk to try to jumpstart the offense, but the team went 1 for 9 with RISP. Trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the 9th, the Rawhide were able to get the tying run to the plate, but pinch hitter Matt Jones flied out and Matt McPhearson grounded out.
Kane County Cougars 1, Quad Cities River Bandits 0: Cody Reed was dominant, as the title and the Snake Stars at the top of the article already told you. Reed struck out 9, walked 1, and did not give up a single extra base hit for the game. No Maddux though, Reed needed 108 pitches to finish the game, 73 for strikes. This game started as a pitcher’s duel with both starters combining to give up 0 runs in 15 innings. In the 7th inning, the Cougars broke through when Marcus Wilson hit a triple and scored on a Mark Karaviotis RBI double. That was enough for Reed, whose game score of 95 is easily the top mark for Diamondbacks Minor League pitchers, edging Braden Shipley’s Game Score of 85 earlier this month.