lThe Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates went 2-1 today with the Jackson Generals taking the day off.
3 Stars: Visalia 1B Pavin Smith 2 for 2, 2B, 2 BB
2 Stars: Kane County CF Luis Silverio 2 for 5, 2B, HR (2), 2 RBI
1 Star: Visalia Bullpen 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K
0 Stars: Reno RHP Stefan Crichton 1 IP, 1 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 2/2 inherited runners scored
Reno Aces 1, El Paso Chihuahuas 7: Braden Shipley didn’t pitch poorly with 2 runs in the first 5 innings with 6 strikeouts but a disastrous 6th inning by the bullpen doomed the team’s chances to win. After the first 2 hitters got on in the 6th, the Aces (8-18) went to Crichton, who proceeded to have the worst relief appearance by any 2018 reliever in the Diamondbacks system with a 2-out grand slam to put the Aces behind 7-0. The Aces scored a pity run in the top of the 9th with singles by Socrates Brito (2 for 4, 2B) and Michael Perez (1 for 3, BB). Brito and Jack Reinheimer had multi-hit games, the latter reaching base 3 times with 2 singles and a walk.
Visalia Rawhide 2, San Jose Giants 1: The game started off as a pitcher’s duel with the Rawhide (16-10) frustrated with the strike zone. Drew Ellis was ejected after a first inning strikeout. Pavin Smith had something figured out as he had 2 hits, one for a double, and 2 walks in 4 trips to the plate. He keyed a 7th inning inning rally with his 2nd walk and scored the go-ahead run on a groundout to the shortstop by Adam Walton. The bullpen was lights out with 2 scoreless from Tyler Mark and Kevin Ginkel while Josh Taylor had a 1-2-3 9th for the save.
Kane County Cougars 6, Lansing Lugnuts 5: The Cougars (11-11) put the whooping stick on in the middle innings, tallying 7 XBH out of their 11 hits. Luis Silverio was the source of power with a double and HR in 5 ABs, albeit with 3 strikeouts in his other 3 trips to the plate. Extra base hits up and down the lineup put Kane County up 5-0 and 6-1, but a bad 8th inning by Matt Brill made the game more interesting than it needed to be. Brad Peacock got the final 4 outs and the Cougars escaped with a win.