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Arizona Diamondbacks Minor-League Report, 8/10: Edwin Escobar effective

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Snake Stars
3 stars: Alex Young, Visalia - 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, L (2-4)
2 stars: Edwin Escobar, Reno - 7.2 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, W (6-3)
1 star: Jason Morozowski, Hillsboro - 3-for-4, three R, DBL, HR (3), two RBI, BB
0 stars: Colin Bray, Marty Herum + Robelys Reyes, Visalia - 0-for-11, nine SO

Triple-A Reno 3, Salt Lake 1. Edwin Escobar tossed 7.2 innings of one-run ball and picked up the W, improving to 6-3. He allowed eight hits and three walks, striking out five. 1B Kyle Jensen hit his 26th home-run and singled, driving in a pair. SS Jack Reinheimer got two hiits, and 2B Ildemaro Vargas drew two walks and hit his 2nd home-run. Jimmie Sherfy improved to 25-for-25 in save opportunities this year, and seems pretty pleased...

Double-A Mobile - off-day.

High-A Visalia 0, Bakersfield 1. Alex Young was the really unlucky loser here, giving up an unearned run in six innings on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts. But it was enough, as Visalia were one-hit by five Blaze pitchers. A throwing error by 3B Joe Munoz opened the door for Bakersfield to score in the third. LF Victor Reyes’s one-out single in the sixth was Visalia’s sole hit, as they fanned 18 times. Three relievers, including Andrew Chafin, combined for three hitless innings.

A-ball Kane County - off-day.

A-short Hillsboro 9 @ Boise 5. CF Jason Morozowski was a triple short of the cycle, with his 3rd homer of the year, and had a pair of RBI. SS Mark Karaviotis doubled and homered, driving in three, and C Alexis Olmeda had three hits. Anfernee Benitez got the W, with six hits and four walks allowed over 5.1 innings. He gave up three earned runs and struck out four, but helped his own cause with three pick-offs. Curtis Taylor struck out the side in the ninth.

Rookie Missoula 7 @ Orem 4. 3B Eudy Ramos hit his 12th home-run of the season, as the Osprey powered past the Owlz. SS Yan Sanchez doubled and singled, whiile 2B Paxton De La Garza had two hits and a walk. DH Ryan January reached base four times, on a hit and three walks. Gabe Gonzalez got the W for three innings of one-run relief. Dean Jackson struck out two of three batters faced in the eighth.

AZL D-backs 1 @ Mariners 2. The D-backs tied things up in the ninth, on a two-out error. But Juan Torres, in his third innings of relief, gave up a two-out double that allowed the Mariners to walk off winners. Franklin Soriano allowed one run over five innings, on five hits and no walks, with four strikeouts. C Andy Yerzy doubled and singled, but the D=backs were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.