Right-hander Aaron Blair, the D-backs' No. 4 prospect, threw six scoreless innings for Double-A Mobile against Pensacola on Wednesday. The BayBears were leading 4-3 in the ninth inning when the game was suspended due to a power outage at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium.
Blair, ranked No. 86 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, scattered one hit, one walk and one hit batsman. He struck out three and threw 76 pitches. It was his third scoreless start of the season.
The D-backs selected Blair with the 36th overall pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. He began his first full professional season with Class A South Bend and earned two promotions to reach Mobile last month.
In 24 starts across three levels (including Wednesday), Blair is 8-5 with a 3.87 ERA. He has struck out 153 batters and walked 43 in 137 1/3 innings. He is tied with Taylor Cole for the most strikeouts in the Minor Leagues this season.
Mobile's offense Wednesday was led by third baseman Brandon Drury, the D-backs' No. 6 prospect. He hit a two-run home run in the first inning, his 23rd homer of the season and fourth in 11 games since he was promoted from Class A Advanced Visalia at the start of August.