It was a Memorial Day to remember for the Diamondbacks' affiliates, all three who saw action not only picking up victories, but doing so on the road. And they did so with some style, outscoring the opposition by a combined margin of 23 runs to 7. Leading pitching prospect Trevor Bauer was in action for the Reno Aces, but doesn't quite get to crack the honor roll for today.
Snakelets of the Day:
Jonathan Griffin (High-A): 3-for-5, two HR, four RBI
Ryan Wheeler (Triple-A): 3-for-5, HR, 2B, three RBI, SB
Triple-A: Reno 10 @ Sacramento 2. The Aces busted out the bats for Memorial Day, with a 17-hit attack to take down the River Cats with some ease. Trevor Bauer got the win, allowing two runs over six innings. There were six hits and four walks, but also eight strikeouts, giving him 16 in 13 innings since his promotion, along with a 1.38 ERA. Manny Ramirez was 2-for-3 off Bauer. Reno enjoyed a five-run second which included five hits, a walk and a successful double-steal of second and home. Six aces had multi-hit games, led by 1B Randy Ruiz's four-hit game, with Ryan Wheeler getting three hits, driving in three runs, falling a triple short of the cycle and stealing home.
Double-A Mobile. PPD. Due to Tropical Storm Beryl in Jacksonville, tonight's BayBears game against the Suns has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader to be played on Tuesday.
High-A Visalia 7 @ San Jose 3. 1B Jonathan Griffin homered twice for the Rawhide, part of a three-hit night where he also drove in four runs SS Chris Owings and CF Keon Broxton enjoyed three-hit games as well, while RF Ryan LaPensee hit his first professional home-run. Anthony Meo pitched well, throwing six shutout innings on four hits and three hits, with six strikeouts. Kyle Winkler followed with a scoreless seventh; Patrick Schuster struggled, giving up three hits and three runs in his inning of work, but Blake Cooper struck out two batters while putting up a zero in the ninth.
A-ball South Bend 6 @ Great Lakes 2. Tied at two after six, the Silver Hawks busted things open with a three-run seventh inning, 1B Matt Helm having the key hit with a two-run double. He also had a RBI single and there were two-hit games for LF Tom Belza and DH Roidany Aguila. Tyler Green went four innings for South Bend, but struggled with his control, walking four and allowing two runs. Taylor Siemens got the W for three innings of scoreless relief, with Seth Simmons and D.J. Johnson closing things out of the Silver Hawks bullpen.