Dbacks Minor League Round-Up 7/17: All-Star action

Justin Greene gets his MVP award for the Southen League All-Star Game - @Mobile_BayBears, via Twitter

The Triple-A and Double-A All-Star games took place tonight, with plenty of Diamondbacks prospects involved in both events. Elsewhere, not a good night for Missoula, to put it mildly, but Andrew Barbosa had a great outing for Visalia, that ended in unusual circumstances.

3 stars: Andrew Barbosa (Visalia): 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 7 K
2 stars: AA All-Stars: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
1 star: Mat Vinson (AZL D-backs) - 3-for-4, three doubles
0 stars: Bud Jeter (Missoula) - 1.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Triple-A: PCL All-Stars 3, IL All-Stars 4. At his home part in Reno, Chris Owings started and played SS for the Pacific League All-Stars, going 1-for-4, scoring a first inning run. Matt Davidson was the starting third baseman, and went 0-for-2; he was replaced late on by former Diamondback Ryan Wheeler. Tuffy Gosewisch came into the game as a replacement behind the plate, and also went 0-for-2, making the final out in the ninth. No Aces pitchers were used.

Double-A: South All-Stars 6, North All-Stars 0. In Jacksonville, David Holmberg started for the South in the Southern League All-Star Game, and was awarded the W, as he and 10(!) others pitched a one-hitter. Bradin Hagens and Andrew Chafin also threw hitless innings. LF Justin Greene was named MVP for his triple and walk, with Nick Evans, Ender Inciarte and Mike Freeman joining from the BayBears roster: Freeman got two hits and scored twice.

High-A: Visalia 4 @ Bakersfield 0. Starter Andrew Barbosa one-hit the Blaze for five innings: though he walked four, he also struck out seven batters. He was ejected after hitting the leadoff man in the sixth inning, a decision that flummoxed the Rawhide's Donny Baarns. Four relievers took things from there to complete the four-hitter. DH David Peralta had three hits, 1B Jon Griffin a two-run homer and LF David Nick two hits and two runs to pace the offense.

Class A: South Bend 1 @ Peoria 2. A tight pitchers' duel saw the Silver Hawks lose it when Kyle Schepel walked two batters before a two-out RBI single in the 7th, the Chiefs' only hit with RISP. Jesse Darrah pitched six solid innings of four-hit ball, walking none and allowing only a solo homer in the fourth. RF Socrates Brito finished a bomb short of the cycle, but TOOTBLAN'd on a groundout, making the first out at third in the 8th after a lead-off double.

Short-A: Hillsboro 1, Boise 5: The Hops surrendered three in the second on two walks, a hit batter, two passed balls and a single, and that was all the Hawks needed. Hillsboro were held to four hits; 3B Randy McCurry doubled in the Hops' only run in the fourth. Starter Ben Eckels took the loss, allowing one earned run (and two unearned) over five innings, on two hits and four walks, with five Ks. Blake Forslund threw 2.2 innings of hitless relief.

Rookie: Missoula 3 @ Ogden 20. This got ugly fast, Bud Jeter allowing six runs in the first, and went downhill from there, Ogden adding seven in the third off Eric Meyerchick, five unearned. That made it 14-0 after three, so "only" six more after that is an improvement? Four Missoula pitchers allowed 23 hits. C Stryker Trahan hit his third HR of the year; CF Colin Bray tripled and singled, driving in the Osprey's other runs, and DH Jose Queliz had two hits.

AZL: AZL D-backs 5 @ AZL Cubs 3. 2B Jamie Westbrook had three hits, and RF Matt Vinson had three doubles, driving in two runs as the D-backs beat the Cubs. LF Justin Williams also had a pair of hits, and Tom Jameson got the win in relief of starter Anfernee Benitez. Jameson gave up one hit over 3.2 innings of scoreless work, with one walk and three strikeouts. Alex Byo followed with three more innings, allowing one run on two hits and a walk.

DSL: DSL D-backs 5, DSL White Sox 9. The D-backs leaped out on a four-run second, after their first five hitters reached, but they couldn't hold it, as starter Jose Gonzalez, after four scoreless frames, let the White Sox tie it up in the fifth. They continued this success against the D-backs bullpen, though Alvaro Soto pitched a scoreless ninth. LF Gerson Jimenez and 1B Vicson Graciano each had two-hit games.

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