There was some serious O'Rear kicking in Arizona: nine runs in 1.1 IP. The AZL Reds lost 9-6 after considerably better luck for Cesar Caceras and Carlos Ramos.

It's been a little frustrating that they seem to sit Brandon Dailey so often and hit him ninth other times, like today. But I suspect it's because they want to give the older guys, the new college draftees, a thorough look as quickly as possible. Bryson Smith led off today and tripled. Steve Selsky, hitting cleanup, doubled and homered.

Miguel Rojas was 2-4 with a double. He must be about ready to return to Carolina--unless, with Cozart gone, they elect to move him all the way up to Louisville and leave Gregorius as the AA shortstop.