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Minor League Recap 6/1/2018: Almond Joy

D-Backs affiliates won six out of eight game; Zachary Almond for Missoula belted a home run in each game of the double header

Zachary Almond belted two homeruns in Missoula’s double header, one in each game

Snake Stars

Three Stars -Zachary Almond 4-7 with a walk double, two home runs in double header

Two Stars Drew Ellis 2-3 w/ two doubles

One Star Connor Grey 7 runs allowed, still got win thanks to 13 runs backing up before he left game

Zero Star: Luis Alejandro Basabe 0-6 only batter on team to not have at least two hits or reach base

Reno Aces 2 Tacoma Rainiers 7

Taylor Clarke gave up five runs on five hits and three walks to four strikeouts in 5.2 innings Braden Shipley didn’t fare that much better, giving up two runs on a hit and two walks, and allowed an inherited runner to score. Illdemaro Vargas was 2-4 with a double, walk, and stolen base. Socrates Brito was 2-5 with a stolen base.

Jackson Generals 4 Birmingham 3

Taylor Widener pitched six innings, giving up one run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven. Brad Goldberg pitched perfect inning, striking out one. Yoan Lopez pitched two innings, and gave up 2 runs (1 earned due to a throwing error by Lopez himself) on two hits, two walks, and a balk which blew the save. The game would go to the 11th, and fortunately Kevin Ginkel pitched two perfect innings while striking out two, long enough for the generals to rally and win it. Josh Price was 2-5 with a homerun and Jamie Westbrook was 2-5 with a stolen base.

San Jose Giants 7 Visalia 14

Connor Grey had another rough start, giving up seven runs in five innings, but the Rawhide’s offense would have his back, with 13 runs crossing the plate before he would leave the game. Carlos Bustamante pitched three scoreless innings, walking one and striking out five. Matt Brill would give up a hit in the ninth, but would strike out two and pitch a scoreless ninth. The only player with no hits was Luis Alejandro Basabe, while every other player had a least two hits. Renae Martinez was 4-5 with a double. Drew Ellis was 2-3 with two doubles, Marcus Wilson was 2-6 with a triple. Dominic Miroglio was 2-4 with a double and a walk. Stephen Smith was 2-4 with a double and two walks.

Quad City River Bands 3 Kane County Cougars 2

Cole Stapler would pitch three innings, and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks, and struck out six. Jayson McKinley would pitch four innings, giving up four hits and a walk, while striking out two and gave up the winning run on solo home run. Jake Winston pitched two scoreless innings, giving two hits and walk, while striking out two.

The Cougars couldn’t overcome the one run and lost. Gabriel Maciel was 1-3 with a walk and stolen base. Jasrado Chisholm was 1-4 with a double. Tim Susnara was 2-3

Spokane Indians 0 Hillsboro Hops 6

Matt Tabor had an excellent start, giving up no runs and just four hits, no walks, while striking out three, though he did hit a batter. Luis Castillo pitched two perfect innings. West Tunnel tossed a scoreless inning, giving up just a hit, and striking out two. Kyler Stout tossed a scoreless ninth to keep the shutout intact, walking two batter, but also striking out two. Jorge Perez was 3-4 with a double and two stolen bases. Joey Rose tripled. Jake McCarty was 1-3 with a walk and a three run homerun. Francis Martinez also added a solo homer.

Missoula Osprey 11 Billings Mustangs 4 PPD from 6/17 in BIL

Wilfry Cruz pitched five innings, and gave up three runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out nine. Two of those four hits were home runs, with a solo homer and a two run homer. Landon Whitson pitched two innings, and gave up a run on two hits and a walk.

Zachary Almond was 3-4 with a walk, double, and a two run home run. Jesus Munoz was 3-5. Luis Cossio was hitless but took three free passes.

Billings Mustangs 2 Missoula Osprey 3

Erin Baldwin and Melvin Ovalles both pitched three innings, giving up a run on three hits, while striking out two, though Baldwin also walked a batter. Justin Garcia tossed a perfect seventh to close out the game. Zachary Almond was 1-3 with a two run homer and Eddie Hernandez was 2-4 and knocked in the winning run. Jesus Munoz was 2-3.

AZL D-backs 8 AZL Athletics 4

Luis Frias toss four innings, and gave up two unearned runs thanks to an error by Blaze Alexander. Despite that, Frias only allowed a walk, a wild pitch and a hit, and struck out four. Henry Owens would pitch 3.2 innings, and gave up two runs on four hits and five walks. The two runs came on a solo home run in the eighth. Mailon Arroyo would pitch 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk. Blaze Alexander was 2-3 with two walks, a double, and two stolen bases. Kristian Robinson was 3-4 with a stolen base. Ben DeLuzio was 2-4 with a walk, a double, and stolen base.