KANSAS CITY -- Triple-A seems to be no match for Trevor Bauer.
The right-handed pitcher -- ranked the top prospect in the D-backs organization by MLB.com -- made his first start for Triple-A Reno on Friday night against Oklahoma City, and the results were impressive. Bauer threw eight innings, allowing just one run on four hits and one walk. He struck out 11 batters.
Bauer is now 8-1 with a 1.60 ERA in nine Minor League starts this season: eight with Double-A Mobile and one with Reno. He's struck out 71 batters in a total of 56 1/3 innings.