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Minor League Recap 6/22/2018: Extra Extra Edition

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With two of the affiliates playing double headers, there were 11 affiliate games played todaay

Diamondback affiliates were 6-11 as AA Jackson and A Kane County both had Doubleheaders to make up for games on the 21st of June. No Snake Stars today as a result of the ridiculous amount of games being played.

Reno Aces 5 Las Vegas 51s 4

Anthony Vasquez pitched six innings, giving up just one run on five hits and three walks, while striking out six. Braden Shipley would toss a scoreless inning, striking out three around a hit, and a wild pitch. Jimmie Shirfey would pitch two thirds of an inning, giving up up a hit and striking out one, only to be taken out for Albert Suarez who would fail to get an out. Suarez would give up 2 runs on 3 hits, one of which was a two-run home run, and allowed the inherited runner to score. Jared Miller would get the final out of the inning, and pitched a perfect ninth inning.

Christian Walker(1-5) and Socrates Brito (2-3) lead the way offensively with home runs in the fifth and eighth inning respectively. Ildemaro Vargas tripled and scored the decisive run in the ninth on a wild pitch.

Pensacola Blue Wahoo 1 Jackson Generals 2

Joel Payamps went five innings, and gave up one run on two hits, two walks, while striking out five. Payamps also hit a batter and threw a wild pitch. Kevin Ginkel threw a scoreless inning, giving up 1 hit and striking out two. Brad Goldberg pitched a scoreless inning of his own, walking a batter, and striking out a pair of his own.

Domingo Leyba and Daniel Robertson both singled and scored on a Rudy Flores double in the first, and that’s all the Generals would need to win this one. Jamie Westbrook was 2-3, and was the only Generals batter besides the aforementioned trio to have a hit or reach base against Pensacola starter Daniel Wright.

Pensacola Blue Wahoo 3 Jackson Generals 5 (makeup of June 21st)

Wei-Chieh Huang went four innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits and a walk while striking out 3. Daniel Gibson went an inning and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits. Yoan Lopez pitched two scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk, while striking out three.

The Generals had a big four run inning in the second, Jamie Westbrook(1-3) and Jason Morozowksi(2-3, CS) had back to back singles, and both scored on a Jose Queliz(1-2 BB) single. Wei-Cheih Huang would reach on a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt, Daniel Robertson (3-3 2B BB) would single and keep the inning going, and Domingo Leyba would then reach on an scoring Queliz, Rudy Flores(2-4) would single to score Huang. Jamie Westbrook would strike out to end the inning. The Generals would tack on another run in the seventh thanks to a Daniel Robertson double, a fielding error, and a sac fly.

Lake Elsinore Storm 5 Visalia Rawhide 3

Kevin McKanna went five innings, and gave up two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out six. Robby Sexton pitched two innings, and was just hit hard giving up back to back singles followed by a pair of doubles in a three run inning. Tyler would follow with two scoreless innings, giving up just a hit and striking out three.

Lake Elsinore starter Ronald Bolanos went an out short of a complete game and shut down the Rawhide’s offense, aside from six singles. The three runs in the third came on singles by Dominic Miroglio, Stephen Smith, and Marcus Wilson, Pavin Smith getting hit by pitch, and sloppy defensive play by the Storm. Better baserunning by the Rawhide could have lead to bigger inning by the Rawhide as well. Marcus Wilson was two for four and the only Rawhide to reach base more than once.

Kane County Cougars 4 Clinton LumberKings 5

A tough loss for the Cougars in this one. Mack Lemiux got the start in the first game of the doubleheader, and gave up only two runs despite giving up seven hits and four walks in 5.2 innings pitched. Breckin Williams got the final out of the sixth, and gave up the tying run in the seventh, and would give up two runs in an extra eighth inning. Kane County Manager Blake Lalli was ejected by the home plate umpire in the eighth. Kane County rallied to score two runs in seventh, only for Clinton to score a run in the bottom of the inning. They would rally and score the automatic runner in the eighth, only for Clinton to score two runs in the bottom of the eighth to win it.

Kane County Cougars 3 Clinton LumberKings 5 (makeup of June 21st)

Kane County only lead in this one briefly, when they scored a run in the top of the second to make it 1-0, only for the Lumberkings to score four runs (3 earned) off starter Jake Winston. Kane county would score two more runs, but that was it for them offensively. Erbert Gonzalez would only give up one hit in his two innings pitched, unfortunately that one hit was a solo home run. Abraham Almonte would have an effective outing, giving up just a hit.

Eugene Emeralds 6 Hillsboro Hops 2

Franklyn Soriano would give up one run through five on a solo home ru, but couldn’t get any outs in the sixth, and would end up giving up another two runs. The awesomely named West Tunnel would pitch two scoreless innings, giving up just a walk, and striking out four. Ricci would pitch a scoreless eighth inning, put would give up three runs, only one earned thanks to a fielding error by SS Ryan Dobson in the ninth, putting the game out of reach for the Hops. Not that the game was ever really in reach. Although the Hops scored two runs early in the bottom of the first, the Hops were 4 for 29, with Joey Rose accounting for half of those hits. Rose was 2-4 with a two run double in the first.

Great Falls Voyagers 5 Missoula Osprey 8

The Ospreys hit three homers and had 12 hits in their win over the Voyagers. Marcus Tineo had a solid start, going five innings, giving up just one run on five hits and a walk, while striking out three. The four run sixth by the Voyagers really needs to be gone over in detail:

Pitching Change: Jacob Stevens replaces Marcos Tineo.

Jhoandro Alfaro grounds out to catcher Zachery Almond. Jhoandro Alfaro out on batter interference.

Romy Gonzalez reaches on a fielding error by second baseman Eddie Hernandez.

Alex Destino homers (1) on a line drive to right field. Romy Gonzalez scores.

Logan Sowers reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Cesar Garcia.

With Amado Nunez batting, wild pitch by Jacob Stevens, Logan Sowers to 2nd.

Amado Nunez walks.

Jimmy Galusky flies out to center fielder Jesus Marriaga. Logan Sowers to 3rd.

Travis Moniot walks. Amado Nunez to 2nd.

Pitching Change: Yeison Santana replaces Jacob Stevens.

With Ian Dawkins batting, wild pitch by Yeison Santana, Logan Sowers scores. Amado Nunez scores. Travis Moniot to 2nd. Throwing error by catcher Zachery Almond.

Ian Dawkins hit by pitch.

Maiker Feliz strikes out swinging.

After that interesting inning, Missoula’ would score two runs after a single, a fielding error, and a base clearing double by David Sanchez, followed by the Voyager’s manager getting tossed.

AZL Royals 1 AZL D-backs 3

The AZL Royals scored a run early off starter Bryan Valdez, in part due to a throwing error on a bunt single which would allow the runner to advance to second, but he’d settle down after that. Valdez went 6 innings, giving up just the run off of 5 hits, while striking out 5 and walking none. Brian Ellington would follow with two perfect scoreless innings in which he’d strike out 5 out of the 6 batters he’d face, and Omar Herman would pitch a perfect ninth inning. 2018 38th rounder SS David Garza reached in all four of his plate appearances, going 3-3 with a walk and two runs scored, though he would commit two throwing errors. 3b Joe Gillete was 1-3 with a double and a walk, DH Gerald Perdomo was 1-4 with a triple and an RBI, while 2018 CBA Pick RF Jake McCarthy was 1-3 with a triple, a walk, and a run batted in of his own.

DSL White Sox4 DSL Dbacks1 5

Victor Rodriguez pitched four innings, giving up one unearned in the run first, after a single, a passed ball, and a sac fly. Bryam Pena would pitch three innings, giving up another unearned run after a walk, and then back to back throwing errors by center fielder Jorge Barrosa and catcher Ramses Malave which allowed the runner to score. Eurys Hernandez would make it a nailbiter giving up two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two, and allowing the tying run to come to the plate but would get the save.

The Dbacks1 only had four hits and one extra base hit in the game, a double by SS Pedro Sanchez, but took advantage of three walks, three hit by pitches, two errors, and a wild pitch to win the game.

DSL D-backs2 4 DSL Rangers2 5

Rigoberto Borbolla pitched four innings, giving up three runs on upa just three hits, but all three were extra base hits; a double, a triple, and a home run. Borbolla walked a batter while striking out 6. Carlos De La Cruz pitched 1.2 innings, and gave up two runs on two hits and two walks, while striking out one. Yaramil Hiraldo pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, walking two batters, and striking out four.

The DSL Dbacks collectively were 6-29, but took advantage of a couple fielder errors and three hit-by-pitches in the game. RF Ismael Jaime was 1-4 with a home run, the only extra base hit in the game. DH Andy Garcia went 2-3 with a walk, and scored on Jaime’s home run. Axel Andueza was hitless, but was hit by a pitch twice.