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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 4/9/16: Alex Young Makes Full-Season Debut

The Dbacks 2nd round pick of the 2015 draft made his 2016 debut.

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The Diamondbacks had another slate of pitching prospects going today with Braden Shipley, Matt Koch, and Alex Young toeing the mound. The Rawhide and the Aces both had their games rained out, delaying Shipley's AAA debut 24 hours.

3 Stars: Matt Koch L (0-1) 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

2 Stars: Grant Heyman 2 for 4, BB, 3B, RBI, 2 R

1 Star: Alex Young 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

0 Stars: Jency Solis BS, 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Reno vs. El Paso: Postponed, Rain

Mobile 0, Tennessee 1: The Baybears offense was once again stymied by the Smokies pitching, scoring no runs in a 1-0 loss. Diamondbacks pitching prospect Matt Koch pitched a very good game, but deserved a better fate overall. Koch went 7 innings, allowing just the 1 run on 6 hits with no walks and 6 strikeouts. Normally, that kind of outing will be enough to win but the Baybears only managed 4 hits all game with all of them singles. Jamie Westbrook went 0 for 4 again and has started the season 0 for 12, although the one caveat is all his outs are on balls in play.

Visalia vs. Bakersfield: Suspended, Rain. To be completed on June 30, 2016

Kane County 5, Clinton 4: Alex Young got the start in this game and performed very well. The top remaining pick from the 2015 draft tossed 5 innings of 1-run ball, allowing 2 hits while walking 2 and striking out 1. Young left the game in line for the win when the Cougars scored 2 runs in the top of the 6th, but the bullpen blew that with Jency Solis as the main culprit. The offense was paced with 10 walks and 9 hits, with Grant Heyman and Zach Nehrir each going 2 for 4. The 5 runs scored in the 6th through 8th innings was enough as the bullpen shut the door the rest of the way, with Keegan Long getting a 5-out save.