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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 7/26/2018: El Tanque Grande

Grand this time doesn’t describe his weight, but rather his swing.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks-Media Day Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Diamondbacks affiliates combined to go 3-3 in last night’s games.

Hot Bats:

Reno PH Yasmany Tomas 1 for 1, Grand Slam
Missoula 2B Geraldo Perdomo 2 for 2, 2 BB, SB

Quality Starts: None

Paper Bag of Shame:

Reno RHP Braden Shipley 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, BS (3)

Reno Aces 11, New Orleans Baby Cakes 7: A closely contested game turned into a slugfest late. Alex Young allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits, 3 walks, and 2 strikeouts. In the 6th inning, Yasmany Tomas came up to bat for Young’s spot and belted out a Grand Slam that gave Reno a 6-3 lead at the time. Shipley then gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the frame to tie it. After Joey Krehbiel allowed a run in the 7th, the Aces came back to tie things in the 9th innings before putting up a 4-spot in the top of the 10th. Jake Barrett pitched 2 scoreless innings to allow the Aces hitters to make that comeback bid. Jimmie Sherfy locked things down after that to secure the save in the bottom of the 10th.

Jackson Generals 9, Biloxi Shuckers 5: A 5-run 5th proved to be the difference for Jackson, as they were able to put up runs in a hurry in this game. Despite getting only 2 extra base hits, the Generals were able to string hits together with 14 in total for the game and 7 with runners in scoring position in 14 ABs. Bo Takahashi went 2 innings and was removed after reaching on an error and then involved in a double play on the next hitter. The bullpen did a pretty decent job the rest of the way with 7 innings and 2 runs allowed.

Visalia Rawhide 1, Inland Empire 66ers 6: Visalia’s offense didn’t do much with their only run coming on a Stephen Smith solo shot in the 8th. Jeff Bain allowed 4 runs in 5 innings in his first start for Visalia, allowing 5 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4. Carlos Bustamente and Jordan Watson each allowed a run in their appearances.

Kane County Cougars 1, Beloit Snappers 2: Kane County’s offense got shut down and Mack Lemieux struggled in this game. Overall Lemieux allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, 4 walks, and 5 strikeouts over 4 innings. Cole Bartlett came in after that and delivered 5 scoreless to keep it 2-0 going into the 9th. Ernie De La Trinidad doubled to lead off the inning and eventually scored, but Kane County never got the tying run on base afterwards.

Hillsboro Hops 5, Boise Hawks 2: The Hops scored 3 times in the first inning, with the first 3 batters reaching base. Jose Caballero slugged out a 2-run homer to give Hillsboro a 2-0 lead 2 batters into the game. Ryan Weiss allowed a hit and a walk while striking out 2 in 2 innings of work. Kenny Hernandez went the next 4 23 and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits and 4 strikeouts to get the win. Jake McCarthy was 2 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base.

Missoula Osprey 1, Billings Mustangs 4: The Missoula offense was held to 5 hits (between 3 players) for the game didn’t get an extra base hit until the 9th when Zack Shannon and William Gorman hit back-to-back doubles. Geraldo Perdomo was the only other hitter to get a hit and ended up reaching base all 4 times he came up to the plate (2 singles, 2 walks). Marcus Tineo ran into trouble in the 4th, allowing a Grand Slam in that frame with 2 outs after cruising through the front 3 innings.