You ever go to bed with that nagging feeling you forgot about something, and then don't figure it out until the morning? Right. Still adjusting to the post-Dan procedures at the Snakepit. Not a great day for the Diamondbacks farm system, with the team dropping three of their four outings, and Archie Bradley running into some trouble for South Bend. Only a rout by our boys in Reno kept the team from being completely embarrassed.
Triple-A: Reno 13, Tacoma 5. The Aces came out with their bats hot, putting up 19 hits off of Tacoma's beleaguered pitching staff. A lot of that came early on, as they managed 13 hits and 9 runs before finally chasing the Raniers starter in the fifth inning. It seemed like a good day for most everyone on the Aces, save Rusty Ryal, who was held hitless and had a ninth inning error that later allowed Tacoma to bring in two unearned runs.
Double-A: Mobile 0 @ Jacksonville 9. On the other side of the spectrum, it doesn't seem like much of anything was working out for the BayBears yesterday. Matt Davidson struggled with his defense early on, notching two fielding errors in the second inning to let runners reach, both of whom then scored on a Chris Guitierrez home run for Jacksonville. It just looked like an ugly game- runners stranded in scoring position, giving up runs on a balk, the BayBears manager ejected in the seventh inning. Sounds like a big ball of frustration to me.
High-A: Visalia 3 @ Lancaster 4. Our only real close game in the system yesterday, but one where the team fell behind early and couldn't manage a comeback. Visalia was held off by 8 effective innings from Lancaster's Ruben Alaniz
A-Ball: South Bend 6 @ Dayton 9. Probably the one we're most concerned about here, as Archie Bradley got hammered for 9 runs (8 earner) in 4.1 innings. His fifth inning was particularly rough- after getting a line-out to start the inning, he gave up a walk, a HBP, a single, a single, and a walk. He was pulled with the bases loaded, and all three runners he left behind scored. Rough outing for Archie, hopefully he can shake it off. South Bend tried to rally back after being down 9-1, but it was too much to overcome.