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Minor League Recap 6/23/2018: Peter Alonso destroys Aces Pitching

Mets prospect Peter Alonso hit 3 HRS including a grand slam against the Reno Aces in an 11 to 14 loss; D-backs affiliates go 3 for 7

This is the best picture I could find of godzilla mascots playing baseball. Sucks I know.
Peter Alonso hit three home runs against the Aces, may be mistaken for Godzilla in blurry pictures.

Snake Stars

Three Stars: Kevin Watson Jr, LF AZL 3-3 BB 2 2B 3B

Two stars: Drew Ellis 3b VIS 2-4 2B

One Star Camden Duzenack 0-3 BB CS

Zero Stars Alex Young and Braden Hagens, See Below

Reno Aces 11 Las Vegas 51s 14

The Ace offense had a great game, with Rey Fuentes having a three hit night, and Kevin Cron, Michael Perez, Kristopher Negron all had two hit nights. Alex Young and Braden Hagens’ night unfortunately did not fare so well. The two got absolutely lit up for a combined fifteen hits, ten of which went for extra bases, including five home runs. Las Vegas first baseman Peter Alonso absolutely demolished Aces pitching, going 3-5 for with three home runs. Two of those home runs came off of Aces reliever, Braden Hagens. including a two out grand slam when he came on to relieve starting pitcher Alex Young in the 6th. and and a two run home run in the 8th. Alonso also had solo home run off Alex Young in the 3rd. Peter Alonso knocked in half of the 51’s runs in three swings of the bat.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 11 Jackson Generals 4

Bo Takahashi doubled in his lone plate appearance, picked off a a runner at first in the first inning, didn’t walk any batters and he struck out ten in seven innings pitched, but unfortunately those were the lone positives in his outing today. Takahashi gave up six hits, three of which went into the stands, and five runs total. Kirby Bellow would also fall victim to the long ball, giving up a two run home run in his one inning appearance. Mason McCullough gave up four runs, in part thanks to two wild pitches and a passed ball by catcher Marcus Littlewood in the ninth.

Lake Elsinore 3 Visalia Rawhide 4

Matt Peacock went six innings, giving up six hits, walking one, and struck out five in a three run outing, with two of those runs coming off a home run in sixth. Tyler Mark had a successful outing as well, giving up just a hit and striking out three in the two innings he pitched. Tommy Eveld walked two, and gave up a wild pitch in the ninth to make things interesting in one run game, but strike out the final batter to end the game.

Stephen Smith, Marcus Wilson, Mark Karaviotis, Drew Ellis, Adam Walton, David Sopilka, and Luis Silverio each had a double in the game. Catcher David Sopilka arguably had the best night reaching bases in all three of his plate appearances, going 2 for 2 with a walk. RF Stephen Smith also reached base three time, drawing two walks. Drew Ellis and Luis Silverio both had two hit nights, while Marcus Wilson also reached base twice, drawing a walk as well.

Kane County Cougars 0 Clinton LumberKings 3

Kane County was shut out in the three game sweep by the LumberKings. The pitching was solid, if unimpressive, with Jeff Bain going six innings, giving up three runs on five hits, while walking none and striking out three. Cole Bartlett pitched two scoreless innings, giving up a hit while striking out two. The Cougars were held to just four hits though, by CF Gabriel Maciel, C Renae Martinez, LF Ryan Grotjohn, and Eudy Ramos, the latter a double.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 9 Hillsboro Hops 5

Hops pitching got lit up, with eight of the eleven hits given up going for extra bases - six doubles, a triple, and a home run. Adrian Del Moral pitched three innings and gave up four runs on five hits, three of which went for doubles. Kai-Wei Lin pitched two innings and gave up three runs on three hits, two of which went doubles. Brian Christian would pitch two innings, giving up just a hit and striking out three. Josh Green would give up two hits and a walk, and two unearned runs thanks to a throwing error by Jose Caballero. Wesley Rodriguez would throw a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out a pair.

C Ryan January was 1-3 with a triple and walk. CF Tra’mayne Holmes reached on an error and stole a base, and hit his second home run of the year, a solo shot in the 3rd. 2B Keyshawn Lynch also had a triple in the game, and Joey Rose doubled.

Great Falls Voyagers @ Missoula Osprey PPD due to inclement weather

AZL Angels 2 AZL D-Backs 7

Kevin Watson Jr had a very impressive night, reaching base in all four plate appearence, and was 3-3 with a walk, two doubles and a triple. Kristian Robinson was 2-5 with a stolen base. Antonio Cardenas struck out five and walked none in five innings, hit a batter, and gave up just two hits, one being a solo home run. Joshua Javier pitched three innings, giving up the other run in the game on three hits and no walks, while striking out six. Raibel Custodio pitched a scoreless one hit inning, and struck out a pair.

DSL Padres 4 Dsl D-backs1 8

The D-Backs offense took advantage of three wild pitches and a throwing error by Padres starter Jesus Cisneros. Jose Reyes was 2-3 with a triple and a stolen base. Jose Curpa was 2-3, with a walk and stolen base of his own, though Curpa was also picked off at first. Francis Beriguete and Pablo Pimentel were very wild, combining for seven walks and four wild pitches between the two of them in six innings. Beriguette would pitch the first four innings, giving up three runs, while Pimentel would pitch sixth and seventh inning and give up a run in the seventh. Henier de Jesus would pitch a scoreless inning in the fifth, with just a hit batter. Petter Caty would pitch 1.2 scoreless innings, but that’s only thanks to Cristofer Ogando, who would have to get the final out of the game, thanks to Caty walking the bases loaded in the 9th.

DSL Dbacks2 @ DSL Tigers1 Suspended due to inclement weather