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Minor League Recap 6/29/2019: Not exactly a Greatest Hit

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Jhoan Duran had as bad an outing as you can have on the mound. “Rio” might be the best place for him today...

SiriusXM Presents Duran Duran Live At The Faena Theater In Miami During Art Basel Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Snake Stars
: Michael Gelabert (DSL) 5 IP, O H, 0 BB, 5K
: Robby Sexton (Visalia) 2 IP, 0 ER, 1BB, Minimum batters faced
: Jackson Goddard (Hillsboro) 1 IP, 0 ER, K’s to two of three batters faced
0 stars: Jhoan Duran (Kane County) 0 outs, 8 Runs;
Mason McCullough (Jackson) 0 outs, 4 R, 3 BB, 1 H, 1 HR

Rehab Starts:

  • Steven Souza, Jr AAA Reno 2-4 SB K
  • AJ Pollock 0-4 K
  • Randall Delgado AAA Reno 1.0 IP 0 R 0 BB 0 K

Reno Aces 2 Tacoma Rainers 4

Matt Koch was hittable, but had a solid start, only for the Aces' batters to provide just two runs of support. In his second start since being sent down from the big club, Koch pitched 6.1 innings, giving up four runs, one unearned thanks to a missed catch error by Ildemaro Vargas. Koch was very hittable though, giving up 11 hits, and the all earned runs came off two home run balls. Koch still showed good control, walking none, but only struck out four. Braden Shipley relieved Koch in the seventh with one out, and got the next two outs, one on a strike out. Randall Delgado, still rehabbing from injury, pitched a perfect inning.

All the offense came on a two run home-run by 2b Kristopher Negron in the 5th, who’d also walk and steal a base. 3b Juniel Querecuto and Steven Souza, Jr would both go 2-4 with a stolen base and SS Ildemaro Vargas was 2-5.

Jackson Generals 1 Birmingham Barons 8

A pair of four run innings by the Barons and the Generals offense being limited to just one run spelled doom for the Generals in Friday night’s game. Bo Takashi had another rough start since his promotion to AA. Takahashi gave up four earned runs in five innings pitched, off of five hits, a walk, a hit by pitch, and a two run home run in the third inning. Daniel Gibson would strike out a batter in a perfect inning, and Kirby Bellow would follow with a scoreless inning of his own, though he’d give up two hits. Mason McCullough would fail to get any outs, and would give up four runs thanks to a grand slam after he walked the bases loaded. Bud Jeter would pitch a pointless perfect appearance in the eighth, striking out one.

Aside from Domingo Leyba and Rudy Flores who were both 2-3 with a walk, only Jamie Westbrook had a hit in the game, as the Generals were held to just five hits. Tyler Ladendorf would reach base twice thanks to a pair of walks. Westbrook knocked in the Generals’ only run of the game with a sac fly in the 6th.

San Jose Giants 3 Visalia Rawhide 1

Riley Smith went seven innings, and gave up a run in the first, and two more in the seventh, surrendering three runs on six hits (though three were doubles and one a triple) along with a walk and a hit by pitch. Smith was also missing bats and would strike out eight batters. Robby Sexton would pitch two excellent innings, facing the minimum despite a walk: Ground out, walk, ground out, double play, THEN a pop out just to start things out differently for the fourth batter, and he’d get two more ground outs to end the top of the ninth. Marcus Wilson had an excellent night going 3-4 with a double, and Mark Karaviotis was 2-5. Camden Duzenack drew three walks, and put down a sacrifice bunt to move Drew Ellis over, after he reached base on a walk, but the RawHide couldn’t get more than a run across the plate.

Quad Cities River Bandits 10 Kane County Cougars 3

Jhoan Duran failed to get any outs, as Quad City plated eight runs in the first inning, in the following sequences that I am just going to include:

Alfredo Angarita singles on a line drive to center fielder Gabriel Maciel.

Seth Beer reaches on a fielding error by first baseman Yoel Yanqui. Alfredo Angarita to 3rd.

With Miguelangel Sierra batting, wild pitch by Jhoan Duran, Alfredo Angarita scores. Seth Beer to 2nd.

Miguelangel Sierra homers (7) on a fly ball to left center field. Seth Beer scores.

Logan Mattix singles on a ground ball to center fielder Gabriel Maciel.

Colton Shaver singles on a ground ball to left fielder Ryan Grotjohn. Logan Mattix to 2nd.

Chandler Taylor singles on a line drive to right fielder Ernie De La Trinidad. Logan Mattix scores. Colton Shaver to 3rd.

Scott Schreiber singles on a fly ball to center fielder Gabriel Maciel. Colton Shaver scores. Chandler Taylor to 2nd.

Marty Costes singles on a line drive to center fielder Gabriel Maciel. Chandler Taylor scores. Scott Schreiber to 2nd.

Michael Papierski singles on a line drive to left fielder Ryan Grotjohn. Scott Schreiber to 3rd. Marty Costes to 2nd.

Pitching Change: Cole Bartlett replaces Jhoan Duran.

Alfredo Angarita grounds into a double play, pitcher Cole Bartlett to catcher Tim Susnara to first baseman Yoel Yanqui. Scott Schreiber out at home. Marty Costes to 3rd. Michael Papierski to 2nd.

Seth Beer doubles (1) on a line drive to left fielder Ryan Grotjohn. Marty Costes scores. Michael Papierski scores.

Miguelangel Sierra flies out to right fielder Ernie De La Trinidad.

What a terrible inning and way to start a game! The game was obviously out of reach at that point, but Kane County's pitching gave up only two more runs in the the game. Subtract Duran's bad performance and Kane County would have won this game. Cole Bartlett would pitch five scoreless innings, and gave up just two hits and struck out six, though obviously did allow two inherited runners to score with the double before the final out of the first. Rafael Pujols would pitch three innings, and would give up a run after walking the bases loaded and uncorking a wild pitch. Quad City would add one more run in the ninth off of Juan Torres. Ryan Grotjohn was 2-4 with a double, Tim Susnara was 2-3, Ernie De La Trinidad doubled and walked.

Spokane Indians 1 Hillsboro Hops 5

Jackson Goddard pitched a perfect first, striking out two, and then exited the game for Bryan Valdez. Valdez struck out six in 6.1 innings, while giving up six hits, with the lone run coming on a solo home run in the fourth inning. Yeison Santana would enter the game in the the eighth after Valdez exited the game with one out, and would walk a batter, but would get out of the eighth inning unharmed, and would pitch a perfect ninth. The Hops got a run across the board in the first thanks to walk to Ryan Dobson, who would steal second, and after a walk to Ryan January, would score on a Joey Rose single. The Hops would start the second with a leadoff walk to Ryan Tufts, and Dan Swain would follow with a double, scoring Tufts.

KeShawn Lynch would keep the inning going still with no outs, reach base thanks to a throwing error that would also move Swain to third, and would steal third while Tra Holmes was batting. After Holmes struck out, Ryan Dobson would hit a sac sly scoring Dan Swain, and advancing Lynch to third. Not that it would matter, as Jose Caballero would triple and score Lynch, the third run of the second inning, and putting the Hops up 4-0 after the second inning. The Hops would tack on a run in the fifth, when Francis Martinez tripled and scored on a Dan Swain single. Rough night for Tra Holmes who went 0-4 with 4 strike outs. 2B Keyshawn Lynch had a multi hit night, going 2-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base. C Ryan January reached base three times, also 2-3 with a double and a walk. RF Dan Swain was 2-4 with a double. In addition to tripling and scoring a run, Jose Caballero reached on error and stole a base.

Missoula Osprey 0 Great Falls Voyagers 3

The Osprey’s pitching couldn’t compete with Great Falls starting pitcher Spencer Moran, who would go seven and hold the Osprey to just four hits and three walks, which the Osprey’s offense just failed to capitalize on. Deyni Olivero went six innings. and gave up one unearned run on 2 hits, 3 walks, and an error by Luis Cossio. Olivero struck out three. Mathew Ladrech gave up another two runs, one unearned due to a fielding error this time by Jesus Munoz. Ladrech would give up three hits, and walk none, but also would strike out none. Justin Garcia would pitch a perfect eight, striking out two.

Cesar Garcia was 2-4 with a pair of doubles, and Jesus Marriaga also had a two hit night. Brandon Leyton and Zack Shannon would both go 1-3 with a walk, while Nick Delsandro would go hitless but draw the Osprey’s only other walk in the game.

AZL Giants Orange 1 Azl D-backs 3

RHP Harrison Francis had the best start he’s had so far, pitching five scoreless innings, surrendering just two hits and a walk, and striking out three. LHP Liu Fuenmayor pitched three innings, and gave up one run on four hits and a walk, while striking out 4. Raibel Custodio pitched a scoreless and hitless ninth inning, though he did walk a batter. Ben DeLuzio would reach on a fielding error and score after Geraldo Perdoma doubled. Perdomo would steal third, and would score on a Kristian Robinson sac fly in the first for the second run of the inning. Robert Antunez would double and score on a sac fly and a throwing error for the D-backs third run. Perdomo would go 2-4, with the aforementioned doubled and stolen base, but would also be caught stealing. 3B Alex King would go 2-3 with a walk. Kristian Robinson was 1-3 with an rbi sac fly, but would also have throwing error in the game.

DSL D-Backs1 9 DSL Blue Jays 4

The D-Backs1 didn’t need more than four hits, but every D-backs1 batter scored a run each thanks to the Blue Jays handing out 11 walks, hitting a batter, allowing 8 stolen bases, balking in a run, along with three fielding errors. Francis Beriguete pitched five innings for Dbacks1 and allowed three runs on 3 hits and 2 walks, and allowed two wild pitches, while striking out three. Jose Valencia pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two. Petter Caty pitched three innings, allowing an unearned run on three hits and two walks, while striking out three. CF Jorge Barrosa was 0-2 with two walks, two stolen bases a RBI sac fly, , SS Jose Curpa was 1-4 with a walk and two stolen bases, while C Manuel Garcia, 3B Neyfey Castillo, and 2B Pedro Sanchez all had a stolen base each. Every D-backs1 batter aside from Manual Garcia drew a walk in the game, and Garcia was 2-4 with a stolen base.

DSL Brewers 1 DSL D-Backs2 3

Michael Gelabert pitched five perfect innings, striking out five batters. Gelabert was taken out for Jhonny Valdez to start the sixth inning. Valdez would pitch four innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk, striking out three. The D-Backs2 could have gotten more than two runs on the board in the bottom of the first if it weren’t for a caught stealing by Carlos Goris, and Ismael Jaime getting thrown on trying to stretch a two run double into a two run triple. Goris would redeem himself in the sixth inning when he’d triple and score on a single by Axel Andueza, getting the third run for the D-Backs2 across the plate.