Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up: May 12

Well, at least we know where the Diamondbacks' offense has gone: Reno. The Aces reached double-figures in runs for the tenth time this season - in only 35 games. However, that was the only win for the Arizona farm system, who were outscored 19-23 in total.

Snakelet of the Day:
Brandon Allen (Triple-A): 3-for-4, 2 HR, BB, 3 RBI, 3 R

Triple-A: Reno 11, Omaha 3. The offense came through in grand fashion for the Aces, with 1B Brandon Allen leading the way - he clubbed two homers as well as another hit and a walk, drove in three runs and scored three. LF Cole Gillespie also drove in three runs with his two hits and a walk, and the hits and walk were matched by DH Andy Tracy and CF Evan Frey. With eight runs of support through three innings, Zach Kroenke was in good shape, and improved his record to 4-0, allowing three runs in five innings. Daniel Stange, Jordan Norberto and Kam Mickolio combined to no-hit the Storm Chasers the rest of the way.

Double-A: Mobile 1 @ Jacksonville 4. The BayBears were the victims of a pitching clinic tonight, sending only two batters over the minimum to the plate, and being held to only two hits and one walk. They did scratch out a run in the third, but even that was without a hit or walk, on an HBP, error and sacrifice fly. Charlie Brewer made his second start since coming back off the DL with concussion: he lasted 2.1 innings, and was tagged with six hits, a walk and four runs, all earned. Bryan Henry worked 3.2 scoreless frames in relief, and Billy Spottiswood retired all six batters which he faced. 

High-A: Visalia 4, Bakersfield 11. The Rawhide were 2-0 up after two, but Eric Smith was lit up thereafter. His final line was a disappointing ten runs, all earned, on ten hits and two walks in 4.1 innings - Smith struck out five, but also hit a trio of Blaze batters. The Visalia bullpen was only charged with one run in 4.2 frames, though did allow all three runners inherited from Smith to score. On offense, 2B David Nick went 3-for-5 with a walk, two doubles and two RBI, and there were also three hits for 3B Bobby Borchering. LF Adam Eaton and DH Jon Owings got two hits and a walk, and RF Justin Hilt reached four times, on a hit and three walks.

A-ball: South Bend 3 @ West Michigan 5. A wobbly outing from Jeffrey Shields, and not much in the way of offensive support in the clutch, proved a lethal combination, and the Silver Hawks fell to the Whitecaps this afternoon. Shields could only get through four innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks, with three strikeouts - a four-run fourth was the bulk of the damage. South Bend were 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position, compared to West Michigan's 4-for-7. 1B Yazy Arbelo had a pair of doubles, while C Jhoan Pimentel and RF Roberto Rodriguez also got two hits; CF Ender Inciarte drew a couple of walks.

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