3 Stars: Taylor Widener 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
2 Stars: Eduardo Diaz 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI
1 Star: Michael Gelabert 5 IP, 1 H, 3BB, 6 K
(AAA) Reno 7, Salt Lake 0
Maybe Taylor Widener got tired of reading Pitters doubt his stuff because of his ugly results. The club’s top pitching prospect behind Jon Duplantier pitched six scoreless innings, walking only one and striking out five. Kevin Cron continued his mashing ways with a pair of doubles and a walk. Yasmany Tomás led the Aces’ 12-hit parade with a double and two singles to drive in two runs. Connor Grey and Robby Scott came on in relief to complete the combined shutout.
(AA) Jackson vs. Mississippi - PPD
(A+) Visalia 6, Stockton 4
Josh Green continued his relatively strong showing in A+ ball, pitching five innings of three-run ball (with only two earned) while striking out seven and walking two. He was hung with a no-decision in this game as it took Luis ALejandro Basabe pushing across an insurance run with a single in the ninth inning to secure the come from behind win. With Rawhide tallying ten hits on the night, Jake McCarthy was the only player with a plate appearance who failed to scratch out at least one hit, going 0-for-3, but still drawing a walk and not striking out.
(A) Beloit 3, Kane County 8
Eduardo Diaz put the Cougars on top with one out in the bottom of the first inning to get the evening started. The game would remain a pitchers duel from there through the midpoint of the sixth inning with Beloit holding a 2-1 advantage going into the bottom of the inning. In the bottom half of the inning, the Cougars sent nine men to the plate and scored four runs, chasing Beloit’s starter from the game and taking a lead they would not surrender the rest of the way. Eduardo Diaz, Buddy Kennedy, and Tra Holmes all had multiple hits in the outing.
(A-) Hillsboro 7, Salem-Keizer 0
Michael Gelabert gave the Hops five innings of one-hit baseball from the mound. He walked three and struck out six. Andy Yerzy and Ryan January both had three-hit nights and Kristian Robinson contributed a two-run home run in the game-deciding first inning. Franklyn Soriano pitched three scoreless innings and was relieved by Justin Garcia who completed the combined shutout.
(Rk+) Billings 6, Missoula 9
Pitching and defense were not highlights in this game as the teams combined to knock out 19 hits and commit five errors. Of the 15 runs scored in the game, only nine were earned. Liover Peguero was the big star for the Osprey, going 3-for-5, driving in two and scoring one.
(Rk) AZL D-Backs 0, AZL Cubs2 4
The D-Backs out-hit the Cubs2 7-3, but they also committed four errors and were unable to make get any of those hits when it counted most. Cubs2’s Manuel Espinoza scattered three hits across five shutout innings, striking out three and walking none.
(Rk) DSL D-Backs1 2, DSL Padres 4
The Padres Manuel Avila dominated the Dbacks1 on Tuesday. The right-hander threw six innings of one-hit ball, walking one and striking out six. The Dbacks1 finally got on the board in the eighth inning thanks to a double steal of home and second, Edward Romero doing the honors at home.
(Rk) DSL Brewers 3, DSL D-Backs2 3 - Suspended
Another defensively challenged game as the Brewers have committed four errors to this point and the D-Backs2 have committed two of their own.