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Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up: May 1st

Into May we go! The Diamondbacks had the day off yesterday, but not the case in the minors, where a full slate of games took place. Our four farm teams split their contests, but were outscored 21-29 in total. being on the receiving end of a couple of blowouts.

Snakelet of the Day:
Cole Gillespie (AAA): 4-for-6, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 R

Triple-A: Reno 12 @ Las Vegas 8. The Aces had their biggest inning of the year here, sending 14 men to the plate in the fifth and scoring ten runs. LF Cole Gillespie, 3B Sean Burroughs and DH Willy Mo Peña each had two hits in the frame; Gillespie finished the game with four, Burroughs and SS Cody Ransom three apiece. They only managed two outside that inning, but it was more than enough for victory. Starter Zach Kroenke failed to win, being pulled one out before qualifying, having allowed 11 hits, four walks and seven earned runs in 4.2 innings. Jordan Norberto got the W in relief, and Daniel Stange allowed an unearned run in two innings.

Double-A: Mobile 3 @ Birmingham 10. The BayBears scored twice in the fifth to take the lead briefly, but couldn't respond as the Barons then scored eight unanswered runs, pulling away to victory. Wade Miley took the loss, being pulled after 4.2 frames, giving up six hits and a walk, leading to six runs, five earned, though wasn't helped by Clay Zavada allowing both inherited runners to score before getting the last out in the fifth. Josh Ellis let Birmingham pad their lead, with six hits and four runs over two innings. 2B Jacob Elmore got three hits and C Ed Easley a walk and two hits. Your Daily Goldschmidt. Paul went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.

High-A: Visalia 5, San Jose 4. A strong outing from Derek Eitel kept the Giants in check - he worked six innings, scattering four hits and three walks, with seven K's, the only damage a solo home-run in the second. However, the bullpen and defense faltered, allowing a run in the eighth before Yonata Ortega blew the same in the ninth, giving up two unearned runs after an error by 3B Matt Davidson. However, Visalia took advantage of San Jose wildness in the 10th, Ari Ronick walking both batters faced, the second producing a walk-off walk to CF Keon Broxton. SS Chris Owings, RF Jon Owings and 1B Bobby Borchering got two hits; DH Kyle Greene a hit and two walks.

A-ball: South Bend 1, Great Lakes 7. The Silver Hawks never got going here. They were 4-0 down by the middle of the second inning, and managed only four hits all game. Jeffrey Shields couldn't get through the fourth, ending with a line of six hits in 3.1 innings, on nine hits and a walk. Even Silver Hawks manager Mark Haley getting ejected by home-plate umpire Mike Patterson in the seventh, for arguing a play at the plate, couldn't provoke his team. 1B Yazy Arbelo drew two of South Bend's walks, and Tyler Green allowed one hit over three innings out of the 'pen, but also walked three batters.