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Diamondbacks Minor League Round-up, 7/23: Shutout starting stars

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A night of good starting pitching in the D-backs system, from Zach Godley down to the AZL, with some others in between!

Braden Shipley tossed six shutout innings for Mobile
Braden Shipley tossed six shutout innings for Mobile
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Snake Stars
3 stars
: Carlos Hernandez, Hillsboro - 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, W (2-1)
2 stars: Ethan Elias, Kane County - 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
1 star: Braden Shipley, Mobile - 6 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, W (7-8)
0 stars: J.C. Ramirez, Reno - 0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, L (0-1)

Triple-A Reno 4, Albuquerque 7. The Aces' bullpen faltered late, conceding five runs over the last two innings, and blowing a 4-2 lead in unimpressive fashion. J.C. Ramirez didn't retire a batter in the eighth, and Seth Simmons did little better in the ninth. Jhoulys Chacin was effective, allowing two runs in seven, on five hits and two walks, with three K's. LF Garrett Weber had a pair of hits, and 3B Jamie Romak reached safely three times, with a double and two walks.

Double-A Mobile 7, Mississippi 0. Despite the lopsided score, the BayBears were actually outhit, 11-9. and weren't even clutch, going 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. CF Socrates Brito and RF Gabriel Guerrero each had two hits, and LF Zach Borenstein had a two-run homer, his 10th. Braden Shipley scattered nine hits over six shutout innings, with no walks and four K's. Jimmie Sherfy followed up with two zeroes, before Adam Miller struck out a pair in the ninth to complete the eleven-hitter(!).

High-A Visalia 2, Modesto 4 (10). The Rawhide scored two in the first, on an RBI groundout by SS Kevin Medrano and LF Daniel Palka's 17th home-run of the year. but were then blanked for nine innings. R.J. Hively scattered 11 hits over six innings, but only allowed one run; he walked one and struck out seven. The Nuts tied it in the 7th off Steve Hathaway, and scored two in the tenth against Mason McCullough, who retired one of four batters faced.

A-ball Kane County 5, Quad Cities 2. A scoreless game through five, the Cougars took a two-run lead going into the eighth, only for the River Bandits to tie things up there. Undeterred, KC scored three in their half of the inning, and Wei-Chieh Huang closed things out, in his second relief appearance, allowing two runs over three frames. Ethan Elias tossed six shutout frames, on three hits and two walks, with five K's. C Elvin Soto had two hits and two RBI, while LF Quinnton Mack had a double and a single as the Cougars took their tenth consecutive series.

A-short Hillsboro 4, Boise 1. Carlos Hernandez joined the procession of six-inning shutout starts here, holding the Hawks to a pair of hits and one walk, while striking out eight. In his six starts, he has a 1.76 ERA and a K:BB ratio of 45:11 in 37 innings. Troy Marks got a nine-out save, but lost the shutout with two outs in the ninth. C Alexis Olmeda had a pair of doubles for Hillsboro, with RFLuis Veras adding two hits of his own, scoring twice and driving in a run.

Rookie Missoula 8, Helena 9. The Osprey blew a six-run lead here, racing out with a five-run second and taking an 8-2 lead after five. SS Isan Diaz tripled and singled driving in two, while 3B Tyler Humphreys doubled and singled. However, a four-run fifth chased starter Bo Takahashi, charged with four runs in 5.1 innings, and the Brewers scored the eventual tying and go-ahead runs in the ninth against Dan Savas, helped by an error from catcher Matt Jones.

AZL D-backs 4 @ Mariners 3. Another scoreless start here, though not sure Holden Helmink's two innings quite count! However, Scooter Price, Justin Donatella and Oliver Polanco each followed with two zeroes, Donatella's being perfect with a pair of K's, but Polanco was charged with three runs in the ninth. The D-backs managed only four hits, the best being Max Brown's two-run triple, coming off the bench in the eighth. The rehabbing CF Evan Marzilli singled and walked.