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Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up: April 21st

The Reno Aces imploded spectacularly this evening, blowing a seven-run lead on their way to defeat against the Sacramento River Cats. They were one of three losses for our affiliates today, as we were outscored 21-27 on the farm level - IHSB got to witness our only victory of the night.

Snakelet of the Day:
Cole Gillespie (Triple-A): 3-for-5, BB, 2 triples, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI

Triple-A: Reno 10,  Sacramento 11. The Aces has a 9-2 lead after four, but it was all gone by the middle of the eighth. Zack Kroenke didn't have a great day, allowing ten hits and six runs in 5.1 innings, but it was stellar beside the outing of Jordan Norberto. He retired one of seven batters faced in the eighth, four of whom came around to score before he was lifted. Rafael Rodriguez took the loss, allowing the go-ahead run in the ninth. CF Cole Gillespite hit a total of ten bases and scored three runs, while DH Wily Mo Peña chipped in with a pair of hits, driving in two runs. C Konrad Schmidt, SS Josh Wilson and 2B Tony Abreu also got two hits apiece.

Double-A: Mobile 4, Jacksonville 9. Patrick Corbin pitched into the eighth inning, but his line was spoiled and the game lost as BayBears' reliever Bryan Woodall let the two inherited runners score, and ended up allowing eight hits in just 1.1 innings of work, being tagged for five earned runs of his own. Corbin ended up with a line of four runs in 7.1 IP, on seven hits and no walks, with seven strikeouts. Mobile had a 4-2 lead going into the eighth: A.J. Pollock got three hits, while with the inevitability of water being wet, 1B Paul Goldschmidt homered as one of his two hits. That's eight long-balls in 14 games for him.

High-A: Visalia 4, San Jose 5. The Rawhide jumped out to an early lead, scoring three runs in the first, but that was the high-point as far as this game went. CF Adam Eaton got two knocks, and C Rossmel Perez added a walk and a hit, but Visalia were slowly reeled back in. The Giants took the lead for good in the sixth, making a loser of Derek Eitel, who scattered 12 hits over six innings, and was charged with all five runs - however, he did walk none and struck out six. Christian Beltre - no, really, this time! - was excellent in relief of Eitel, facing one batter over the minimum in three hitless innings, fanning three.

A-ball: South Bend 3, Fort Wayne 2. See IHSB's recap for more details on this than I can possibly hope to offer!