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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 5/8/2018: Total Sadness

The Diamondbacks minor league affiliates combined to go 0-4 today with three of the four games having a common theme of the other team scoring most of the runs.

Snake Stars:

3 Stars: Kane County CF Gabriel Maciel 4 for 5, HR (1), 2 RBI, R, SB

2 Stars: Jackson 2B Kevin Medrano 4 for 6, 2B, RBI, 2 R

1 Star: Visalia DH Dominic Miroglio 2 for 4, 2 2B

0 Stars: Visalia RHP Bo Takahashi 5 IP, 9 H, 6 R (5 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, GS 26, L (3-2)

Reno Aces 1, Albuquerque Isotopes 5: The Aces (13-20) were shut down by former Diamondbacks David Holmberg and Keith Hessler over the front 8 innings. On the other side, Clay Buchholz’s first start for Reno was OK with 4 runs over 6 innings with 6 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts in a losing effort.

Jackson Generals 8, Chattanooga Lookouts 9 F/10: The Generals (19-12) struggled to hit against Twins prospect Kohl Stewart, but were able to come back against the Lookouts bullpen. Alex Young was tagged for 5 runs on 10 hits and 4 walks over 5 innings with 5 strikeouts. The Generals hitters shrank the lead to 5-4 after the top of the 7th, but Michael Dimock and Yoan Lopez allowed 3 runs to score. The Generals once again were able to make the comeback after scoreless 8th and 9th innings from Lopez, sending the game into extras. Unfortunately the Generals were done in by the runner on 2nd rule and a fielding error. I’d rather have ties in the minors than allow that runner at 2nd in extra innings rule to stand.

Visalia Rawhide 2, Stockton Ports 6: Bo Takahashi got steamrolled for 6 runs in 5 innings and the Rawhide offense was unable to counter. Camden Duzenack and Dominic Miroglio combined to go 5 for 9 with 3 doubles at the top of the order, but the rest of the lineup was unable to match their productivity at the plate. Daulton Varsho had the only XBH not hit by Duzenack or Miroglio with a double in 4 ABs.

Kane County Cougars 3, Lake County Captains 9: Cole Stapler got blasted for 10 hits and 4 runs over 4 23 innings, striking out 5. Unfortunately the offense was lethargic early and the bullpen poured gasoline on the fire in the final 2 frames. The only highlight of the game was a 9th inning 2-run homer by Gabriel Maciel. Jazz Chisholm went 1 for 5 with a double and 2 strikeouts.