Diamondbacks affiliates were 3-6 with AZL Diamondbacks and the two Dominican Summer League teams having the day off.
Hitter of the Night: Daniel Robertson 3-5 with two doubles and a two out grand slam
Pitcher of the Night: Deyni Olivero 6.0 IP 1 R 4 hits 1 BB 9K
Class AAA Ball Reno Aces 4 @ El Paso Chihuahuas 1
Despite constant base runners due to errors, and a balk in the first, Alex Young kept El Paso off the board until the seventh, when he allowed a double, and was taken out for Braden Shipley, who promptly allowed the runner to score. Young went six and a third, allowing four hits and two walks, while striking out seven. Shipley went an inning and a third, allowed two hits, and struck out a batter. Jake Barrett struck out three batters around a lone hit in the ninth, but pitched a scoreless inning. As far as offense goes, Socrates Brito hit a solo home run in the fourth, and Kristopher Negron hit a two run home run in the 7th.
Class AA Ball Jackson Generals 20 @ Mobile Baybears 8
The Generals were briefly losing this one 8-7 after the top of the sixth, when the Baybears scored two runs off of Wei-Chieh Huang. but the Generals offense responded by scoring six runs in the bottom of the sixth and seven runs in the bottom of the seventh. Every Generals batter had two hits and a walk in the game, with exception of Alberto Rosario who was 4 for 5 with a double, and Daniel Robertson who was 3 for 5 with two doubles and a two out grand slam. Rudy Flores’ two hits were a double and a three run homerun, and Josh Price had a double as well. Bo Takahashi clearly didn’t have his best stuff, as he gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks, and only struck out a pair of batters in his four innings of work. Kirby Bellow was perfect in his two thirds of an inning. Brian Ellington got the lone batter he faced out on a line out, and West Tunnel was perfect in his inning of work in the ninth.
Advanced A Ball Visalia Rawhide 5 vs San Jose Giants 6
Emilio Vargas gave up four runs in four innings, and was very wild, hitting three batters, walking four, and missing a pickoff throw at first. Visalia would pull ahead briefly 5-4, but Miguel Aguilar would allow a run in his two innings of work tying the game up. Drew Ellis would have a fielding error to lead off the ninth inning, allowing a runner to reach of Junior Garcia, would give up a double allowing the winning run to come to the plate. Jason Morozowski would hit a solo home run in the second. Stephen Smith hit a two run home run in the third, and Dominic Miroglio would add another solo home run in the fourth inning. Renae Martinez also hit a pair of doubles.
Class A Ball Kane County Cougars 3 vs Dayton Dragons 5
Jhoan Duran continued the theme of starters having a bad night, going only two and one third innings, and giving up five runs on seven hits and four walks.Despite the loss, Lane Ratliff, Juan Torres, and Erbert Gonzales do deserve a bit of credit, as the went five and a third innings, with just an inherited runner scoring. The Cougars just couldn’t overcome the five runs the the Dragons scored early. Jancarlos Cintron was 3-4 with a double, and Yoel Yanqui was 2-4 with a triple. Luis Lara doubled and walked, and Jasrado Chisholm also doubled, but there wasn’t much offense aside from that, as the Cougars had only nine hits.
Short Season A Hillsboro Hops 2 Tri-City Dust Devils 6
Jackson Goddard, our 3rd rounder this year who has been having one inning starts, didn’t fare so well going for two innings. Goddard would give up a run in the first, and would be unable to get any outs in the second, and would leave the game with two runners on base. Bryan Valdez would allow both of those runners to score, but would follow with six scoreless innings, allowing just five hits, and striking out three. Though the Hops wouldn’t have been able to overcome the three run deficit in the first, Ethan Larrison would put the game even further out of reach for the hops, giving up three consecutive hits ending in a three run homer. The Hillsboro offense can basically be summarized with back to back home runs by Jake McCarthy and Francis Martinez in the eighth inning. That was all the scoring they’d do in this one, aside from the home runs, the Hops were limited to just nine base runners, and Tra Holmes and Ryan Dobson were both caught stealing.
Deyni Olivero had a good start, allowing the lone run in the first, went six innings, and giving up just four hits and a walk, while striking out nine batters. Landon Whitson allowed a hit and struck out a batter in his scoreless inning of work. Justin Garcia pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth, allowed three hits. and struck out a batter. Zachary Almond was 2-4. and scored a pair of runs, first hitting a solo home run in the seventh to tie the game up, and singled and scored a run in ninth. Zach Shannon was 1-4, but hit a key double in ninth, knocking in the winning run. Alex King was 2-3 with a double and hit the sac fly that scored Almond in the ninth.