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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 5/29/2018: Shelby Miller begins rehab

Miller is recovering from May 2017 Tommy John surgery and he cannot get to the majors fast enough.

MLB: Shelby Miller Rehab The Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined to go 2-3 on the day with Kane County playing a doubleheader to make up for a rained out game back in April. The Cougars split the double header while the Jackson Generals picked up a win.

Snake Stars:

3 Stars: Jackson LF Jamie Westbrook 2 for 4, 3B, HR, BB, 2 RBI, 3 R

2 Stars: Kane County DH/1B Yoel Yanqui 3 for 6, 2B, HR, BB, 2 RBI, R

1 Star: Jackson DH Josh Prince 3 for 4, 2B, 3 RBI

0 Stars: Reno RHP Silvino Bracho 1 13 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1/1 inherited runners scored

Rehab Assignments: Visalia RHP Shelby Miller 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 8 K

Reno Aces 3, Salt Lake Bees 5: A well pitched game between Troy Scribner and John Lamb had both offenses in the deep freeze early. The Aces (22-31) were able to take a 3-2 lead against the Bees bullpen thanks to an Evan Marzilli triple. Scribner got the first two outs of the 7th before giving way to Silvino Bracho, who did everything he could to lose the game. Bracho got roughed up for 5 hits and 2 runs in the 8th allowing Scribner’s runner to score in the 7th.

Jackson Generals 6, Montgomery Biscuits 3: Early offense and solid pitching won the day for the Generals (29-21) as they scored twice in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th innings to take a 6-2 lead. Justin Donatella allowed 2 runs (1 earned, but the error was his own) on 3 hits, 2 walks, and 3 Ks. Jamie Westbrook hit a triple and a double, driving in 2 and scoring 3 times, Josh Prince had 3 hits and 3 RBI as part of the early onslaught.

Visalia Rawhide 1, San Jose Giants 2: Shelby Miller’s first rehab start coming back from Tommy John surgery could not have been more successful has he struck out 8 in 5 innings while walking none. Miller ended up throwing 65 pitches in the outing, so they will probably be building up his pitch count and seems targeted for a mid-June return. The Visalia (27-25) offense was unable to put together innings despite the 2-5 hitters combining for 7 hits. San Jose ended up walking off in the 11th after driving in the free runner with 2 outs. Daulton Varsho was 2 for 4 with a walk, Drew Ellis 1 for 4, and Marcus Wilson 1 for 5 at the plate.

Kane County Cougars 5, Beloit Snappers 1: This game was a make-up for an April 14th game that got rained out. The Cougars offense was relentless scoring 5 times overall in 4 separate frames. Yoel Yanqui hit his first long ball of the season and added a double for good measure as he drove in 2. Tim Susnara also had 2 RBI for Kane County. Jake Winston allowed 1 run in 4 innings and the bullpen pitched 3 scoreless behind him with Jordan Watson picking up the win with 2 hitless innings with 4 Ks.

Kane County Cougars 1, Beloit Snappers 3: The regularly scheduled game was not as kind to the Cougars (26-23) as Brian Shaffer allowed 3 runs in the first two innings and the offense was unable to back him up. Shaffer overall allowed those 3 runs in 6 innings with 2 walks and 3 Ks. The offense was 1 out away from being shutout before a 2-out RBI double by Joey Rose made things a bit interesting and got the tying run to the plate.