The Diamondbacks four affiliates won all of their games today, three of them behind stellar starting pitching. The Baybears, Rawhide, and Cougars used late inning offense to propel themselves to victory. The Aces wound up blowing out their opponent, allowing only 1 run in the 9th inning after it was well decided. Zack Godley and Anthony Banda both delivered scoreless starts for their team.
3 Stars: RHP Zack Godley (Reno) 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K, W (2-0)
2 Stars: LHP Anthony Banda (Mobile) 6 2/3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 8 K, W (4-2)
1 Star: CF Todd Glaesmann (Reno) 2 for 4, solo HR (2), 2B, 2 RBI
0 Stars: 1B Austin Byler (Kane County) 0 for 4, 2 K
Reno 9, Salt Lake 1: The Aces got on the board first when Peter O'Brien singled in Mike Freeman in the first inning. From there, Zack Godley quickly dispatched of the Bees lineup for the next 7 innings. Godley allowed only 3 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts in his start. The Aces blew the game open with a 7-run 4th inning. The first 7 batters reached base followed by 2 sacrifice flies that made the game 8-0. The Aces had the shutout going with two outs in the 9th inning until Hector Hernandez allowed a solo HR that didn't impact the game other than final score. Todd Glaesmann hit a double and HR in 4 ABs and Tuffy Gosewisch picked up 3 hits, including a triple. The rehabbing David Peralta went 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts, grounded into a double play and hit a sacrifice fly in that 4th inning.
Mobile 2, Birmingham 0: Anthony Banda delivered a scoreless start, going 6 2/3 innings, allowing 4 hits and 4 walks with 8 strikeouts. Both teams were engaged in a pitcher's duel until the 7th inning when Kevin Cron hit a 2-out, 2-run double for the game's only runs. With a 2-run lead, Banda was able to get 2 outs until he put the tying runs on base, but Daniel Gibson was able to strand those runners. The combination of Gibson and Jimmie Sherfy retired all 7 batters faced, with Sherfy recording a strikeout in his outing. Gabriel Guerrero was the only hitter that recorded multiple hits, collecting a single and a double in his 4 ABs.
Visalia 6, Stockton 5: The Rawhide fell behind 4-0 after 2 innings, although starter Ethan Elias was able to mitigate the damage for the next 3 innings. Elias allowed 4 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts while getting some terrific outfield defense from Victor Reyes and Chuck Taylor, who each threw out a runner attempting to advance. The Rawhide chipped at the lead, getting 2 runs in the 4th and got another run in the 6th before Stockton made it 5-3. Bud Jeter pitched a scoreless 8th inning thanks to Taylor's throw to home plate, which set the stage for the 3-run comeback in the 9th inning. The Rawhide hit 4 singles with 2 outs, getting 3 runs home with the help of a wild pitch and a throwing error from the outfield. Jeter then had a 1-2-3 9th inning to save his own win. Robelys Reyes, Rudy Flores, and Dawel Lugo each collected 2 hits in the game.
Kane County 3, Wisconsin 2: Alex Young and Marcos Diplan matched up, both allowing 2 runs and 9 baserunners over 5 innings. Young allowed 4 hits and walked 5 with 5 strikeouts. After falling behind 1-0 in the 3rd inning, the Cougars came back with 2 in the top of the 4th with a Grant Heyman solo HR followed by a double by Francis Christy and a single by Galli Cribbs. Christy would later score on a balk that inning. After Wisconsin tied it at 2, Trevor Mitsui belted out his 2nd home run of the season to give the Cougars a 3-2 lead that would ultimately hold up. With a 3-2 lead, Gabe Speier finished the game with 2 strikeouts in 2 innings, allowing only a walk over that time.