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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 6/4/2018: Vacations and doubleheaders

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3 of the 4 Diamondbacks full season affiliates had the day off while the Jackson Generals played two games, one being resumed from a previous day.

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Domingo Leyba homered in a game in which he was on the DL when it started. Interesting...
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The Diamondbacks minor league affiliates combined to go 2-2 with the Jackson Generals winning both of their games and the two Dominican Summer League squads each losing their respective games.

Snake Stars:

3 Stars: Jackson 2B Domingo Leyba 4 for 5, HR, BB, 3 RBI, R

2 Stars: DSL Dbacks 2 1B Rafael Jimenez 3 for 4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 R

1 Star: Jackson RHP Kevin Ginkel 1 13 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 0/2 inherited runners scored

0 Stars: DSL Dbacks 2 RHP Jhonny Valdez 2 23 IP, 6 H, 5 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, BS (1), L (0-1)

Shelby Miller rehab: 4 23 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 6 K, 79 pitches (52 strikes); 0 for 1, BB, R

Jackson Generals 10, Tennessee Smokies 7: Resuming a 4-3 game in the 3rd inning, the Generals (32-25) scored 4 in the next two innings, with Domingo Leyba hitting a 3-run homer in the 5th. Leyba was on the DL when the game started back on April 15th, so seeing him hit a HR in this game is amusing. The bullpen was a bit shaky with Sam Lewis and Gabe Speier each allowing 2 runs in their outings to make it a 8-7 game late. The offense was able to scratch out 2 runs to add some breathing room and Yoan Lopez struck 3 to secure a 6-out save. The box score will look a little funky because the starting lineup is from a game that started nearly two months ago.

Jackson Generals 2, Tennessee Smokies 1: In the regularly scheduled game for today, Shelby Miller made his 2nd rehab start. He struggled a bit with control, walking 4 but struck out 6 to escape trouble as he only allowed 1 run in 4 23 innings. A fielding error allowed Jackson to score their 2 runs for the game. The bullpen held Tennessee scoreless with Kevin Ginkel doing most of the major lifting getting 4 critical outs to escape a jam in the 5th and get the game into the 7th. Daniel Gibson pitched a scoreless 9th for the save. Domingo Leyba had the best game at the plate with a hit and a walk in 3 PA and scored one of the two runs (the other runner that scored was Miller who walked in to start that 2-run rally).

DSL Dbacks2 9, DSL Mets2 11: In a high-scoring game, it was the Dbacks that started the hitting parade. They scored 6 times in the first 2 innings and had leads of 6-0 and 9-3. Rafael Jimenez fell a homer short of the cycle and Jose Reyes smacked a 2-run shot in the 2nd. Unfortunately, the combination of Cristian Pachecho and Jhonny Valdez allowed 11 runs on 12 hits and 5 walks in 8 innings.

DSL Dbacks 1, DSL Orioles 8: Justin Martinez allowed 7 runs in 8 innings (something tells me the box score is effed up or they don’t care for player safety in the Dominican Summer League) on 7 hits and 8 walks in the game and the offense was silent. Jorge Barrosa, one of the bigger names from last year’s international class, reached on an error and later scored on Neyfy Castillo RBI double for the Dbacks only run of the game.