☆☆☆: Jasrado Chisholm, Visalia - 2-for-4, four R, DBL, HR, four RBI, two BB, SB
☆☆: Tra’mayne Holmes, Hillsboro - 2-for-4, two R, DBL, two RBI, BB, two SB
☆: Yoel Yanqui, Kane County - 4-for-6, three R, RBI
0 stars: Randall Delgado, Reno - 0.2 IP, 0 H, R, ER, 3 BB, SO, BS
The Aces weren’t able to hold on to a 3-0 lead, and wasted Matt Koch’s first start since being optioned to Reno. He took a shutout into the seventh, but allowed a two-run homer with one out there. Koch ended up allowing two runs over 6.2 innings, on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Randall Delgado walked three while getting two outs in the eighth, and blew the save with a sacrifice fly. Neftali Feliz then gave up a two-out double in the ninth to former D-back prospect Zach Borenstein, as the 51’s walked off winners. RF Socrates Brito drove in all three Reno runs in the fourth, with his ninth homer of the year, but the Aces were held to only four other hits.
Taylor Widener suffered loss by a thousand cuts, allowing single runs in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings, as he scattered eight hits and a walk with five strikeouts. The Generals got tallies of their own in the sixth and seventh, the latter coming courtesy of CF Daniel Robertson’s seventh home-run, but weren’t able to get any closer. 1B Rudy Flores had two of their five hits, while 3B Kevin Medrano singled, drew a pair of walks and also stole two bases. Kevin Ginkel struck out three over two relief innings, and Brad Goldberg fanned the side in the ninth, around a pair of walks.
2B Raymel Flores’s sixth inning RBI single broke a 3-3 tie and the Rawhide held on for the win, Tommy Eveld picking up his ninth save. Visalia jumped out early, scoring three times in the first on a two-run double by CF Marcus Smith and a wild pitch. But Lake Elsinore matched that with a three-run fifth off starter Riley Smith. That was all they got, as he took the win and went six innings on four hits, two walks and seven strikeouts. Wilson, 3B Drew Ellis and RF Adam Walton each had two hits for the Rawhide. Miguel Aguilar and Junior Garcia pitched scoreless innings as the bridge to Eveld.
A six-run sixth was the highlight as the Cougars mauled the opposition with 18 hits, though only three were for extra-bases. Two of those came off the bat of SS Jasrado Chisholm, who doubled, homered, drew two walks, both scoring and driving in four runs. 1B Yoel Yanqui went 4-for-6, and RF Ernie De La Trinidad and 2B Jancarlos Cintron each got three hits. Jhoan Duran got the W, allowing three runs over six innings. He held Clinton to four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Juan Torres worked a scoreless ninth with a pair of strikeouts.
Lane Ratliff pitched three scoreless innings, giving up just two hits, and struck out three. Cole Stapler followed with three scoreless innings of his own, and gave up four hits, and struck out four. Luis Castillo pitched the seventh inning, and gave up a run on two hits and walk, and struck out a batter. Trevor McKenna pitched the eighth, allowed three hits and gave up an unearned due to an error by Catcher Ryan January. Kyler Stout pitched a perfect ninth, striking out a pair.
When you give up five walks and hit two batters, you expect a team to take advantage of that, and the Hops batters did, with fourteen hits, five going for two bases. Tra’mayne Holmes would have a big day going 2-4 with a two run double, and would walk in the first and steal second and third. C/DH Andy Yerzy was 2-5 with a ground rule double. SS Ryan Dobson doubled and walked.
This game featured excellent pitching by both teams. Deyni Olivero pitched five innings, giving up a lone run on four hits and a hit by pitch, and would strike out four. Trent Autry pitched two scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk, and struck out a batter. Bryan Menendez and Tyler Jandron both pitched a perfect inning, and struck out a batter each.
The Osprey offense barely showed up, getting just five hits and drawing zero walks, but it was enough for the win. Since this game was part of a doubleheader in the minors, which are only seven innings, this 9 inning contest was actually an extra inning game. Missoula could have scored in the third, but bad baserunning cost them. David Sanchez got thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple, only for Jesus Munoz immediately to follow with another double. Eddie Hernandez would reach on a fielding error, and Munoz would score, but that baserunning gaffe cost the Osprey a run and killed a possible big inning. The Voyagers would score a run in the top of the next inning, and that would be it. The game would stay tied until Eddie Hernandez, starting at second as the automatic runner, scored on a Buddy Kennedy single.
Edgar Martinez got the start in the second game of the double header, and pitched five innings, giving up two runs off five hits and two walks, while striking out a batter. The two runs came on a two run homer in the top of the fifth, when Martinez had obviously run out of gas. Melvin Ovalles pitched two innings, and gave up one run on two hits and hit two batters. Ovalles struck out two and walked none.
Second baseman Cesar Garcia was 1-3 with a solo homerun, walked and run scored, and reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second, and scored on a double by DH Nick Dalesandro. Dalesandro was 2-3 with the aforementioned double, and a stolen base. First baseman Zach Shannon was 2-2 with a double and a walk. Right fielder Joe Robbins was 2-3 with a double and a walk as well, and Jesus Munoz was 2-4 with a stolen base.
Two early picks in the recent draft made their professional debuts. RHP Jackson Goddard, a 3rd rounder, pitched a perfect inning. 4th rounder RHP Ryan Weiss worked the second, giving up one run on two hits, while striking out two. Harrison Francis pitched three innings, and gave up three runs on four hits, and two walks. while striking out three. LHP Liu Fuenmayor pitched two perfect innings, striking out one, and earned his first win of the season. Omar Herman would pitch a perfect eighth inning, but ran into trouble in the ninth. A single deflected off 3B Joe Gillete; a ground out and strikeout later, a walk and a wild pitch, brought the tying run to the plate. Mailon Arroyo uncorked a wild pitch of his own, scoring the sixth Giants run, but struck out the final batter for the save.
Outfielder and touted prospect Kristian Robinson was 1-2 with a walk, a double, and two runs scored. RF Kevin Watson Jr, had another great day at the plate, reaching base three times, going 1-3 with two walks and a stolen base. First baseman Jordan McAddled would also go 1-3 with two walks. Geraldo Perdomo, who switched from shortstop to second base and back in the game, was 3-5 and stole two base. Rehabbing third baseman Marty Herum was 2-4 with a walk. Finally, middle infielder Blaze Alexander had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.