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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 5/21/16: Archie Bradley delivers 5th straight quality start

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Once again, Archie Bradley continues to dominate at the AAA level. It's a shame that there's no avenue for him to pitch at the MLB level.

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Archie Bradley may not be able to force his way into the MLB rotation, but he is sure trying his best to do so. Bradley pitched 8 shutout innings for the Reno Aces with 9 strikeouts. Overall on the season, Bradley is 5-1 with a 1.99 ERA, a 51/19 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 IP, and a groundout to flyout ratio of almost 3.5. It will be interesting to see how he factors into the team's plans if he continues his solid run. Obviously you want to see the walks come down, as he has as many strikeouts as walks in his brief MLB career, but he's taken big strides forward this year in a month and a half.

Snake Stars
3 Stars:
RHP Archie Bradley (Reno) 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K, W (5-1)
2 Stars: RHP Taylor Clarke (Visalia) 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K
1 Star: 1B Joe Muñoz (Kane County) 2 for 4, 2-run HR (3)
0 Stars: DH Peter O'Brien (Reno) 0 for 4, Golden Sombrero

Reno 3, Omaha 1: The story of the game was Archie Bradley's superb pitching once again. Bradley threw 8 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and walked 3 and punched out 9. The Aces didn't score a lot of runs, but they didn't need to with Bradley pitching his 5th straight quality start and 6th overall in 7 starts. The Aces pounded out 6 doubles and a triple Ed Lucas hitting two of them for himself. The Aces took the lead on doubles by Todd Glaesmann and Kyle Jensen, who was later driven in by Jack Reinheimer. Silvino Bracho pitched the 9th and allowed a run, but got the last three outs of the game.

Mobile 3, Mississippi 10: After returning from an injury, starter Matt Koch got shelled today. Koch allowed 6 runs on 9 hits, walking 1 and striking out 4. The Baybears fell behind 5-1 early and couldn't muster enough offense, the closest they got was 6-3 after the 4th inning. The Baybears got to Sean Newcomb in the 4th inning, but the Braves bullpen kept the Baybears off the scoreboard, never really threatening afterwards. Jamie Westbrook collected two singles and a walk to push his hitting streak to 7 games, 6 of which have been multi-hit games. Former Dbacks swingman Billy Buckner was able to settle things down for the 5th-7th for the Baybears, but Myles Smith allowed 4 runs in the 8th inning that iced the game.

Visalia 4, Stockton 0 (10): This game was a classic pitchers duel between Brett Graves and Rawhide starter Taylor Clarke. Clarke pitched 6 innings, scattering 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 9. Neither team could muster much offense through the first nine innings of the game, but the Rawhide got their best chance of the game in the 10th inning. The Rawhide loaded the bases with one out on a leadoff single, fielding error on a sac bunt attempt, sac bunt, and intentional walk. Reyes hit what could have been an inning-ending double play, but the ball got past the Ports 2B for 2 runs. Domingo Leyba singled in two more runs to make it 4-0. Bud Jeter was the pitcher of record for the Rawhide, who pitched the final two innings.

Kane County 3, Wisconsin 7: Starter Bo Takahashi struggled in this game, allowing 7 runs (5 earned) on 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings. Takahashi had two strikeouts and two walks in this game. After falling behind 4-0 after two innings, Joe Muñoz cranked out a 2-run homer to get the game close, but Takahashi was unable to get through the 5th inning. Mason McCullough came in a 6-2 game, but allowed 1 of 2 inherited runners to score and the Cougars were unable to put up much on the board afterwards.