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Arizona Diamondbacks Minor-league Round-up, 7/19: Miller good. For a bit.

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Shelby Miller made his first start for Reno since being optioned to Triple-A. It started very well. Then it wasn't. as good.

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Snake Stars
3 stars: Nic Coffman, AZL - 3-for-4, two R, DBL, two TPL, four RBI, BB
2 stars: Chris Owings, Reno - 4-for-5, two R, DBL, three RBI
1 star: Marcus Wilson, Hillsboro - 0-for-0, R, six BB
0 stars: Erbert Gonzalez, Missoula - 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR, BS, L

Triple-A Reno 9, Colorado Springs 6. Shelby Miller has previously shown he can retire minor-league hitters, e.g. the Atlanta Braves, and tonight was no different, as he took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. But with one out there, he allowed two hits then a 3-run homer. He went 6.2 innings, on four hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts. SS Chris Owings (shown below) looks ready, going 4-for-5 with three RBI, while 2B Ildemaro Vargas and C Dan Rohlfing each got three hits and scored twice. CF Mitch Haniger got his 13th home-run, and also doubled, driving in three, and 1B Kyle Jensen notched his 20th home-run and was on base four times, with two hits and two walks.

Double-A Mobile - off day.

High-A Visalia 6 @ Bakersfield 3. The Rawhide jumped out, scoring three in the first, and were rarely in trouble thereafter. RF Victor Reyes got four singles, LF Grant Heyman two hits, and DH Joe Munoz his second home-run as well as a pair of walks. Justin Donatella got the W for his five innings of work, giving up one run on three hits and three walks with a pair of strikeouts. Japanese lefty Yuhei Nakaushiro struck out the side in the sixth, and Myles Smith worked a clean ninth for his first save of the year.

A-ball Kane County - off day.

A-short Hillsboro 8 @ Eugene 2. The Hops scored eight runs on four singles and a double, taking advantage of - presuming this isn't a box-score typo!  - 17 walks by the Emeralds staff. Leading the way was CF Marcus Wilson, who drew SIX bases on balls in a regulation game, something done only by one major-leaguer (Jimmie Foxx in 1938). RF Luis Silverio doubled and walked three times, and 2B Manny Jefferson got two hits, a walk and scored twice. Starter Tyler Mark cruised through seven innings of two-run ball, allowing three hits and a walk with nine strikeouts

Rookie Missoula 5 @ Idaho Falls 6. The Ospreys couldn't quite hold on, Erbert Gonzalez allowing two home runs in the eighth to first tie the game, then give the Chukars the lead, despite striking out the side. Missoula had come back themselves, scoring four in the sixth. DH Jose Herrera had two hits and drove in a  run, and RF Jacy Cave singled and walked. Starter Chester Pimentel scattered eight hits and a walk over his 5.1 innings, being charged with four runs while striking out nine batters. Rafael Pujols worked 1.2 innings of hitless relief.

AZL D-backs 16, Padres 4. The D-backs put up a five-spot in the third, then repeated it in the fourth, to blow this one wide open. DH Nic Coffmann led the offense, with two triples, a double and four RBI. LF Chad Oberacher had three hits, a walk and scored three, and 1B Francis Martinez drove in four runs. Alex Gunn got the W in relief, despite allowing all four Padres runs. Jeremiah Muhammad was impressive, striking out five over a pair of hitless innings; he walked two.

If you're a regular reader of these, tomorrow's will be late. As in, showing up on Thursday morning. Do not adjust your SnakePit: it's just my anniversary, so I'll be spending the evening with Mrs. SnakePit, not writing up MiLB reports!