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Diamondbacks Minor-League Round-up, 5/26: Everybody Wei-Chieh Huang tonight!

If I'd realized there was only a single minor-league game among our affiliates tonight. I'd have gone straight to bed. But, hey: I'm here now, and there was an interesting debut.

Triple-A Reno@ Iowa postponed. Tonight's game between the Aces and the Cubs was postponed due to rain. Weather permitting, it will be made up in a double-header on Wednesday.

A-ball Kane County 3 @ Quad Cities 0. Taiwanese right-hander Wei-Chieh Huang made his formal pro debut today for the Cougars. The 21-year-old was signed in July last year, becoming our first Taiwanese amateur signing after he pitched at the National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sport. At the time, Baseball America's Ben Badler said at the time his fastball was 89-94; other pitches "inconsistent but have their moments, with an 80-83 mph slider that has come on recently and could develop into an average pitch, along with a changeup that flashes average and could tick up. He relies a lot on his slow curveball."

It was reported Huang was in town last September for instructional league outings, but his first game of record could not have gone much better. He threw 5.2 shutout innings, giving up two singles and a walk, striking out eight; he also hit a batter. Nick Baker, stranded two in the sixth before a scoreless seventh, then Luis Ramirez and Jency Solis took things the rest of the way, to complete the four-hit shutout, Solis getting his first save. Neither side had a hit with runners in scoring position, but Kane County used the long ball effectively. 2B Cody Regis got his first homer, a two-run shot in the first, and later singled; C Stryker Trahan added a solo shot in the eighth innings, his sixth of the year.