D-backs affiliates were 3-5 with Kane County getting rained out. Rough night for D-backs affiliates, so any noteworthy performances are mentioned in the individual recaps.
Ildemaro Vargas was 2-5 leading off and Juniel Querecuto was 3-5 batting second, and Christian Walker had a big night batting third, going 4-5 with two doubles, a home run, and drove in five runs. Unfortunately, Socrates Brito screwed up the pattern and was not 5-5 batting cleanup, but only 1-4 with a walk. Anthony Recker had a nice night as well, going 2-4 with a double.
Alex Young was roughed up for 7 runs (5 ER) in 4 2⁄3 innings. Braden Shipley somehow managed to walk away from his inning and a third with only a run scored against, despite four walks and two hits (the four strikeouts may have played a part). Jake Barrett allowed just a hit in two scoreless innings. Albert Suarez pitched a scoreless ninth.
Joel Payamps had another solid start, but was let down by an offense that failed to score any more runs after the first, and a defensive miscues which ended up being the difference maker in the game. Payamps pitched 7 innings, giving up five hits and walking just one while striking out 6, and allowed three runs, only two earned. Daniel Gibson would give up he winning run in the eighth, a solo homo run with two outs already in the inning.
Domingo Leyba would walk, Jamie Westbrook would single, and Rudy Flores would homer to drive them all in, but Generals would fail to score after that, and really have any offensive success after that. Ben Deluzio was 1-3 with a walk and two stolen bases, and Daniel Robertson was 2-4 with double. Domingo Leyba walked twice and stole a base.
The Rawhide just failed to score after scoring a run in the first, and it wasn’t without them having opportunities. Marcus Wilson was 2-4 with a double, two stolen bases, and score the only run of the game. Drew Ellis reached base twice with a single and a walk, and knocked in the only run of the game Stephen Smith and Ramon Hernandez had two hit nights as well, Jasrado Chisholm in his second game in Advanced A didn’t really help the cause, getting caught stealing after drawing a walk, ending a possible rally.
Matt Peacock didn’t have a bad start at all, striking out 7 in 5 2⁄3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits, though he did struggle with his control at times, issuing two walks and uncorking three wild pitches. To be fair, Miguel Aguilar allowed one of those runs to score, and the other run was unearned. Aguilar gave up a hit and walked 2 while striking out three in 1 1⁄3 innings of work. Matt Brill would give up two more runs in the ninth.
Class A Kane County Cougars Vs West Michigan Whitecaps Cancelled Due to Rain
Marcus Tineo pitched six scoreless innings, only for Bryan Valdez to give up five innings in two thirds of an inning in the seventh. Luis Castillo would get the final out of the seventh, and throw a perfect inning in the eighth, as would Bryan Menendez in the ninth.
Missoula would have a big four run inning in the second, and would score two runs seventh, immediately taking back the lead, and scoring three runs in the eighth to put the game out of reach.
Jackson Goddard was much more effective the second time around going for two innings, giving up the lone run in the game in the second. Andy Toelken pitched two scoreless inning. Jake Polancic was unable to find the strike zone after two outs, and walked two straight batters, and was taken out for Kai Wei Lin who got a strikeout to end the fifth. Lin pitched three and a third perfect innings and struck out four. Josh Green gave up a leadoff hit to begin in the ninth, but would pitch a scoreless inning.
Andy Yerzy was 2-5, getting the scoring started in the second with a solo home run, and also singled and knocked in a run in a six run fifth inning. Jake McCarthy was 2-4 with a double, a walk, and two stolen bases.
Jesus Ceballos struck out the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth, but would give up a walk off home run to end the game. Joshua Javier and gave up a run in his three innings of work. Antonio Cardenas was able to get just two outs in the fourth, and gave up two runs on a hit and four walks. Geraldo Sanchez had two more runs score off him in his 1 1⁄3 innings. Matt Ladrech threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings, and gave up a hit and a walk, and struck out three. Blaze Alexander was 2-4 with a triple, home run and a walk. L.T. Tolbert was 2-3 with a double and a walk. Alek Thomas was 2-5
The Dbacks first squad held the Orioles first squad to just two hits, while striking out thirteen, but issued seven walks and two hit by pitches. Michel Gelabert issued five of those walks and struck out seven, while giving up just one hit and the lone run in the game. Jander Dilone gave up the other hit in the game and walked a batter in his inning and 2⁄3 of work.. Gabriel Vilera pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth and Jose Valencia pitched a perfect ninth inning.
This was just a rough game all around for the second squad, who were shutout and held to just five hits and couldn’t take advantage of the five walks in the game. Jhosmer Alvarez had a rough start, giving up 5 runs in 4.0 innings. Victor Martinez would pitch two scoreless innings, and Carlos Meza and Jhonatan Jaquez would each pitch a scoreless inning as well.