The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined to go 4-2, with the Missoula Osprey getting the day. Here are some of the stars of last night’s games:
Kane County SS Ryan Dobson 2 for 2, 2B, BB, HBP, RBI, 2 R
Kane County 2B Jancarlos Cintron 2 for 3, 2 2B, SF, 2 RBI, R
Jackson RHP Joel Payamps 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K, GS 86, W (9-3)
Kane County RHP Jayson McKinley CG, 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K, GS 97, W (4-3)
Paper Bag of Shame:
Reno RHP Neftali Feliz 5 IP, 11 H, 6 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 4 K, GS 18, L (4-4)
Reno Aces 0, New Orleans Baby Cakes 8: Aces pitching was very poor in this game, as Neftali Feliz got lit up for 11 hits and 6 runs over innings, allowing 2 home runs in the effort. On the other side of the ball, the offense struggled to hit when it mattered with an 0 for 10 day with runners in scoring position. Ildemaro Vargas doubled to extend his hitting streak to 24 straight games.
Jackson Generals 3, Biloxi Shuckers 0: The Generals got a strong start from Joel Payamps, who struck out 8 and walked none over 7 shutout innings. A 3-run 5th that included an RBI double from Ben DeLuzio and some very sloppy Shuckers defense was more than enough. Tommy Eveld and Kevin Ginkel each threw scoreless innings to compete the shutout.
Visalia Rawhide 1, Inland Empire 66ers 8: Matt Peacock got hit hard, allowing 8 runs (7 earned) over 5 innings on 8 hits, walked 2, and struck out 6. Visalia’s position players didn’t do much, getting 3 hits and committing 3 errors in the field. Jazz Chisholm accounted for Visalia’s only run with a solo homer in the 7th after the Rawhide fell behind 8-0.
Kane County Cougars 6, Beloit Snappers 0: Jayson McKinley pitched a complete game shutout, allowing 2 hits and struck out 7. It took 104 pitches for him to finish the game, so no Maddux. The Cougars offense took care of business in the middle inning, scoring in 5 consecutive innings to pile on while McKinley was piling on scoreless inning after scoreless inning. Ryan Dobson reached base in all 4 PA and Jancarlos Cintron had a pair of doubles and drove in 2.
Hillsboro Hops 5, Boise Hawks 4 F/10: Jackson Goddard struck out 4 of the 6 hitters he faced in 2 perfect innings. Franklyn Soriano followed that up with 3 scoreless of his own with 3 strikeouts. A 2-run homer by Joey Rose was the only offense for Hillsboro through the first 8 innings. After poor bullpen work late, a 2-0 lead turned into a 3-2 deficit. A fielding error by the 2B off the bat of Jake McCarthy’ allowed Francis Martinez to score all the way from 1st with 2 outs in the 9th to send the game into extras. After falling behind in the top half of the frame, the Hawks walked the winning run intentionally. That turned out to be a bad decision as a wild pitch moved two runners in scoring position and L.T. Tolbert snuck one through the infield for the walk-off.
AZL Dbacks 4, AZL Athletics 1: Strong pitching and solid games from Alek Thomas and Blaze Alexander was enough to put the Dbacks head. Antonio Cardenas pitched 4 hitless innings to start things off followed by 4 shutout by Joshua Javier. Thomas and Alexander had 2 RBI games each, which accounted for all the Dbacks runs. Thomas had 2 hits, one for a triple.