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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 5/30/17

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Musings from the Diamondbacks Minor Leagues

Snake Stars:

3 Stars: Jackson 1B Kevin Cron 2 for 3, solo HR (12), 2 BB

2 Stars: Kane County C Jose Herrera 4 for 5, 2B, 3 RBI

1 Star: Reno 2B Ildemaro Vargas 4 for 5, 2B, 3 R

0 Stars: Kane County RHP Sam Lewis 23 IP, 3 H, 5 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K

Reno Aces 10, Sacramento River Cats 5: Frank Duncan was a bit shaky to start the game, but was able to last the 5 innings necessary to pick up an undeserved win as the offense went to town on Michael Roth. The Aces had taken a 7-5 lead after 3 innings and cruised from there. Rubby De La Rosa, Silvino Bracho, and Jimmie Sherfy had scoreless outings in the bullpen, the latter with a 1-2-3 inning with a pair of strikeouts. Ildemaro Vargas had 4 hits, Jack Reinheimer had 3 hits, and Socrates Brito picked up his 3rd straight multi-hit game with at least 1 extra base hit.

Jackson Generals 4, Mississippi Braves 6: The Generals got another poor start from Brad Keller, who allowed 3 runs while recording only 7 outs. The bullpen didn’t do itself any favors as Brooks Hall and Yuhei Nakaushiro allowed 3 runs after Keller exited the game to put the game out of reach. Kevin Cron did his best to will his team into the game with a solo HR and reaching base 4 out of 5 times at the plate.

Kane County Cougars 8, Burlington Bees 7: This game was initially a laugher, as the Cougars picked up a 8-2 lead at one point. Emilio Vargas allowed 2 runs in 5 13 IP, although one of them scored after he left the game, striking out 7 and walking 1. Huang pitched the Cougars into the 9th inning with scoreless 7th and 8th innings as the offense continued to pound away. Jose Herrera had a breakthrough game with 4 hits, included a bases-clearing double in the 4th inning. Unfortunately Sam Lewis and Jake Winston did everything they could to make this a game for the wrong reasons, but Winston did get the final out with the tying run in scoring position.