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Arizona Diamondbacks Minor-League Round-up, 8/23: Losses (almost) everywhere

I am several Stellas under the water at this point. It’s all imstillhungry95’s fault. I will try and offer coherent descriptions of today’s minor-league play. But since just about everyone lost, does it matter?

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Snake Stars
3 stars: Jamie Westbrook, Mobile: 3-for-5, R, HR (3), RBI, SB
2 stars: Peter O'Brien, Reno - 1-for-4, R, HR (24), three RBI, BB
1 stars: Anthony Banda, Reno - 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO
0 stars: Adam Loewen, Reno - 1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, L (3-3)

Triple-A Reno 4, Sacramento 12. Looks like the Aces’ bullpen sucked even harder than the D-backs’ one tonight, as the River Cats scored eight runs over the last two frames. Adam Loewen and Silvino Bracho were the culprits, each allowing four earned runs in an inning of work, after Anthony Banda had a solid, six inning outing allowing two runs on six hits and three walks, with six strikeouts. LF Peter O'Brien had a three-run homer (#24) and a walk, while 2B ildemaro Vargas doubled and singled.

Double-A Mobile 2 @ Pensacola 3. Starter Cole Johnson allowed two earned run over 5.1 innings, scattering six hits and no walks with five strikeouts. But he got a no-decision, as Joey Krehbiel allowed an inherited runner to score, tying the game, and Zac Curtis took the loss with a solo home-run allowed in the eighth inning. 2B Jamie Westbrook notched three hits including his third home-run of the season, a solo shot in the sixth. RF Gabriel Guerrero picked up a pair of hits and a walk for the BayBears.

High-A Visalia 1, Modesto 5. Markus Solbach wasn't helped by his defense, allowing two unearned runs, but neither is nine hits over five innings a recipe for success. He did walk none and struck out six, giving up four runs overall. The Rawhide didn’t get on the board until the seventh inning, when C Michael Perez’s sacrifice fly scored DH Trevor Mitsui. RF Victor Reyes and 2B Robelys Reyes each picked up a pair of hits for Visalia. Myles Smith struck out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning of relief.

A-ball Kane County 0 @ Burlington 5. The Cougars were two-hit by the Bees, managing only a leadoff single in the second from RF Joey Armstrong, and a two-out double in the seventh from 3B Fenery Ozuna. Kane County went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Max Duva gave up three runs over five innings, on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Cody Clark worked a pair of hitless innings in relief, with two strikeouts.

Rookie Missoula 3, Billlings 7. The Osprey actually had the lead in the first inning. It didn’t last. Ryan Atkinson went four innings, allowing four hits (three earned) on five hits and a walkj with six strikeouts. Luis Castillo struck out seven over 4.1 innings of relief, but gave up three runs on three hits and two walks. RF Jacy Cave got two hits; SS Jasrado Chisholm and 2B Paxton De La Garza each homered, #8 and #2 respectively.

AZL D-backs 2, Padres 6. The D-backs were three down before even coming to the plate. Jake Polancic allowd three runs on five hits over two innings, walking none and striking out two. Edger Martinez was the best of the relievers here, throwing a pair of hitless innings. LF Myles Babbitt got two hits, a walk and a stolen-base, with 1B Nic Coffman doubling and driving in a run, as well as drawing a walk.

Post-script. Hillsboro 8, Spokane 1. Managed to overlook the Hops who won, behind three hits from 3B Josh Anderson and C Alexis Olmeda, CF Ben DeLuzio stole three bases. Tyler Mark tossed six shutout innings on four hits and two walks with six strikeout, so should probably be included somewhere in the three stars above. But it's late and I'm tired. Figure it out yourselves...