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Arizona Diamondbacks Minor-League Recap, 7/14: Walker trotting, not walking

Christian Walker homered twice as the Aces swept a double-header in El Paso

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Snake Stars
☆☆☆: Christian Walker, Reno - 3-for-6, three R, two HR, six RBI, BB
☆☆: Marcos Tineo, Missoula - 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, W (1-1)
☆: Jeff Bain, Kane County - 6 IP 3 H, R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, L (7-4)
0 stars: Riley Smith, Visalia - 2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 3 HR

Triple-A Reno 7/4 @ El Paso 3/1. The Aces swept the 7-inning double-header. They took the opener 7-3: 1B Kevin Cron had three hits, while LF Christian Walker and RF Socrates Brito homered. Neftali Feliz allowed two runs over five innings, on five hits and a walk with five K’s. Albert Suarez tossed four scoreless innings of two-hit ball in the nightcap, which Reno won 4-1, with Walker and Cron homering there. Joey Krehbiel and Jimmy Sherfy picked up six out and four out saves for Reno.

Double-A Jackson 8, Mobile 3 - The Generals cranked out 14 hits, scoring in five of their eight times up. 2B Domingo Leyba had his fifth home-run and a pair of singles; RF Daniel Robertson also had three hits, including a double. Both men drove in a pair of runs. Joel Payamps got the W and improved to 8-3 with six innings of one-run ball. he allowed five hits and a walk, with three strikeouts. Bud Jeter worked 2.1 hitless innings for the save, striking out five of nine batters faced.

High A Visalia 2 @ San Jose 10. The Rawhide were only out-hit 11-10, but three home-runs off Riley Smith in his two innings of work let the Giants blow this one open. Starter Austin Mason went short, lasting three innings, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks, with four K’s. 1B Pavin Smith had three singled, and 2B Luis Alejandro Basabe had a pair of doubled and was responsible for Visalia’s only RBI.

A ball Kane County 0 @ Dayton 1 - Jeff Bain had a very hard luck loss, allowing an unearned run over six innings, on three hits and no walks, with six K’s. SS Jazz Chisholm commited a first inning error that gave the Dragons a lead, and that was the only run of the game. Neither side threatened much thereafter, each going 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position. CF Gabriel Maciel had two of the Cougars’ six hits, and Abraham Almonte tossed a pair of scoreless relief frames.

A-short Hillsboro 7, Tri-City 6 (11). Wesley Rodriguez was charged with three runs in the ninth as the Hops blew the lead. But after trading runs in the 10th, they scored twice in the 11th to win. They had four baserunners there after one pitch: starting with a man on second, they got a first-pitch triple, then two intentional walks. One out later, 1B Ryan Tufts delivered the walk-off single. 3B Jose Caballero had three hits, including two doubles; SS Ryan Dobson reached five times, on two hits, two walks and a HBP. Brian Christian was the best of six pitchers used, working 3.1 scoreless innings.

Rookie Missoula 12 @ Idaho Falls 0. A five-run second paved the way for the Osprey to cruise to victory, as they had 18 hits. SS Brandon Leydon had a double and three singles, and RF David Sanchez was 3-for-5 with a double: five other Missoula batters had two hits. Marcos Tineo was the recipient of all this run support, but didn’t need it: he tossed six shutout innings on two hits with no walks and three K’s. Jacon Stevens worked the final three innings, to notch his first save and complete the two-hit shutout.

AZL Dbacks 4 @ Brewers 6. SS Geraldo Perdomo had thre hits and stole a base, as the D-backs out hit the Brewers 12-8, but were hurt by their pitchers’ lack of control. Arizona walked seven, including three in the eighth inning by Geraldo Sanchez, who was charged with three earned runs. Liu Fuenmayor worked 2.1 scoreless relief frames, with a walk and three strikeouts. Starter Antonio Cardenas allowed a run over four innings.