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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 7/17/2018: Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

The Reno Aces and Hillsboro Hops used late offense to overcome late deficits. The Hillsboro game was a bit more dramatic though.

The Diamondbacks Minor League Affiliates combined to go 2-0 with just the Reno Aces and Hillsboro Hops playing last night.

Hot Bats:

Reno CF Rey Fuentes 2 for 3, HR, BB, 2 RBI, 2 R
Reno LF Cesar Puello 3 for 3, 2B, HR, BB, SB, 2 RBI, 3 R
Hillsboro 3B Joey Rose 1 for 3, game-tying 2-run homer, BB

Paper Bag of Shame:

Reno RHP Barry Enright 1 IP, 5 H, 6 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, BS (1)

Reno Aces 10, Tacoma Rainiers 9: Classic PCL slugfest as the Aces out-slugged the Rainiers. The starting pitching wasn’t bad as Anthony Vasquez allowed 2 runs in 5 innings. At the same time, the Aces hitters did a number on the Rainiers starter with 6 runs on Bryan Evans in 6 13. However, Barry Enright somehow found his way back into the organization (Newsflash: he’s still sucks) and proceeded to attempt to give the game away with 6 runs allowed in an inning plus. For returning and still being as bad as he was in 2011, he gets the Paper Bag of Shame. Fortunately, the rest of the bullpen and the Aces offense still wanted to win as Reno plated 6 runs in their final 2 trips to the plate. Shipley pitched 2 innings and allowed a run and Jake Barrett locked down the saves with the tying and go-ahead runs on base.

Hillsboro Hops 6, Boise Hawks 5 (F/10): Matt Tabor got the start and allowed 3 runs in 5 innings on 6 hits, no walks, and 2 strikeouts. The Hops offense was dormant until it erupted in the 9th inning. With 2 outs, Keshawn Lynch doubled then scored on an Andy Yerzy RBI single to make it 3-1 and get the tying run to the plate. After working a 2-2 count, Rose turned on a pitch and blasted it into the LF stands and tied the game at 3. Ethan Larrison allowed 2 runs in the top of the 10th, and it could have been worse if not for a TOOTBLAN. After the first batter reached in the bottom of the 10th, a sacrifice bunt was mishandled and thrown away that allowed a run to score and put the winning run in scoring position. Jorge Perez took care of that as he lined a single up the middle to score the tying and winning runs after an intentional walk to load the bases with no outs.