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Minor League Recap 7/27/2018

Dbacks affiliates won six out of eight contests

The Dbacks affiliates won six out of the eight games played, with Missoula getting rained out.

Reno Aces 3 @ Round Rock Express 0

Taylor Clarke pitched six scoreless innings and gave up just three hits, though he walked three batters, and struck out four. Silvino Bracho pitched two innings, and struck out all 6 batters he faced. Jimmy Sherfy pitched the ninth, gave up one, hit and struck out two.

Kristopher Negron, who was 2-4 on the night, got the Aces on board with a solo homer in the sixth inning, and the Aces would score two more runs in the seventh. After a Rey Fuentes hit by pitch, a Yasmany Tomas walk, and a ground out that moved the runners, Round Rock reliever James Jones uncorked a wild pitch would allow Fuetes to score. Albert Rosario would strike out next, but Socrates Brito would single, knocking in Tomas. While Juniel Querecuto was up to bat, Brito would steal second, and Quercuto would follow up with a single of his own, but would thrown at home by Round Rock left fielder Drew Robinson.

Jackson Generals 7 vs Biloxi Shuckers 15

With a tie game, Biloxi scored two runs in the eighth and nine runs in the ninth to put up this crooked score, and that’s not taking into account the fact that the Generals scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth. Had they not done that, it would have been fifteen to four. I’m going to let this awful top of the ninth inning speak for itself:

Biloxi Top of the 9th

Pitching Change: Brian Ellington replaces Wei-Chieh Huang, batting 7th, replacing Matt Jones.

Corey Ray walks.

Troy Stokes hit by pitch. Corey Ray to 2nd.

With Keston Hiura batting, wild pitch by Brian Ellington, Corey Ray to 3rd. Troy Stokes to 2nd.

Keston Hiura pops out softly to second baseman Domingo Leyba.

Lucas Erceg homers (13) on a fly ball to right field. Corey Ray scores. Troy Stokes scores.

Clint Coulter hit by pitch.

With Trent Grisham batting, wild pitch by Brian Ellington, Clint Coulter to 2nd.

Trent Grisham grounds out softly, second baseman Domingo Leyba to first baseman Josh Prince. Clint Coulter to 3rd.

Luis Aviles Jr. hit by pitch.

With Max McDowell batting, passed ball by Marcus Littlewood, Clint Coulter scores. Luis Aviles Jr. to 2nd.

Max McDowell walks.

Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Gabriel Noriega replaces Jon Olczak.

Gabriel Noriega walks. Luis Aviles Jr. to 3rd. Max McDowell to 2nd.

Pitching Change: Jose Queliz replaces Brian Ellington, batting 7th.

Corey Ray hits a grand slam (21) to right center field. Luis Aviles Jr. scores. Max McDowell scores. Gabriel Noriega scores.

Troy Stokes walks.

Keston Hiura singles on a soft ground ball to third baseman Kevin Medrano. Troy Stokes to 2nd.

Lucas Erceg singles on a line drive to left fielder Jamie Westbrook. Troy Stokes scores. Keston Hiura to 2nd.

Clint Coulter grounds into a force out, fielded by second baseman Domingo Leyba. Lucas Erceg out at 2nd.

Visalia Rawhide 11 @ Lancaster Jethawks 9

Emilio Vargas didn’t have his best stuff, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and a walk, and struck out four in six innings. Miguel Aguilar worked a scoreless inning. Matt Brill gave up three runs on three hits, including a two run homer with two outs. Tyler Mark worked a scoreless ninth inning and struck out one.

The Rawhide got on board in the first with a one out Jasrado Chisholm home run, then scored three more runs in the inning. They’d tack on four more in the second, and three more runs in the third. Every Rawhide batter had a hit or reached base in the game, aside from Luis Alejandro Basabe. Chisholm was 2-5 with a triple and a homer, Renae Martinez was 1-5 but had a two run homer, and Adam Walton was 2-5 with a two run homer of his own. Pavin Smith was 3-5, Drew Ellis was 2-5 with a double, and Ramon Hernandez was 4-5 with a pair of doubles.

Kane County Cougars 13 @ Beloit Snappers 6

Down 4-2 in the fifth inning, the Cougars scored three runs in the fifth, and then three more in the seventh, and Ryan Grotjohn hit a grand slam in a five run eighth inning. Grotjohn was 2-3 with seven RBIs. Grotjohn doubled in a run, hit a grand slam, and had a pair of sac flys. The Cougars had 13 hits and drew four walks, and also reached base twice thanks to a couple hit by pitches. The first four batters all had multi hit nights: Luis Silverio was 3-5, Yoel Yanqui and Yan Sanchez were both 2-3 with a walk, and the aforementioned Ryan Grotjohn. Ryan Dobson at the bottom of the order was 1-2 with a double, a walk and stolen base.

Tyler Keele gave up five (four earned) of the runs that Beloit scored in the five innings he pitched. Keele pitched to a batter in the sixth, and was taken out for Breckin Williams, who pitched two scoreless innings, giving up just a hit and a walk, but allowed the inherited runner to score. Erbert Gonzalez allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning. Rafael Pujols allowed a run on two hits and a walk in the ninth.

Hillsboro Hops 6 @ Spokane Indians 4 Final/11

Down 4 to 1 in the top of the ninth inning, the Hops scored three runs to tie up and send the game into extra innings. The Hops would keep it scoreless despite the automatic runner until the 11th inning, when Keshawn Lynch would double in the auto-runner Jake McCarthy. Lynch would score the second run of the inning thanks to ground out and a sacrifice fly. Jorge Perez was 3-6 with a double, and Keshawn Lynch was 2-4 with a double and a walk. Francis Martinez and Ryan January both had two hit nights.

Matt Tabor went four innings, and gave up four hits, and just one run on a solo homer. and walked a batter while striking out five. Luis Castillo gave up two runs in his two innings pitched, and Wesley Rodriguez allowed a run in his two innings that he pitched, and struck out three batters. Ethan Larrison pitched two scoreless innings and allowed just a walk. Josh Green pitched a scoreless eleventh inning/

Missoula Osprey @ Billings Mustangs

Missoula’s and Billings’ game was postponed due to rain.

AZL D-backs 16 @ AZL GIants Orange 2

Jon Duplantier, making a rehab start, pitched four inning, and gave up four hits, walked two and struck out four, and gave up one run in the fourth. Duplantier also picked off a runner at first in the Michael Blazek struck out all three batters he faced in the fifth inning. Harrison Francis pitched four innings and matched Duplantier, giving up one run on four hits but walked only one, and struck out four as well.

The Dbacks offense was in overdrive, churning out 19 hits, 9 going for extra bases, and a 10 run fifth inning. Blaze Alexander was 4-6 with two doubles, and a two run home run. Anfernee Greer was 3-4 with two doubles and a walk. Kristian Robinson was 2-6 with a two run home run, and David Garza was 2-4 with a double and two walks. Marshawn Taylor was 3-4 with a stolen base and also reached a fourth time on a hit by pitch, and Kevin Watson Jr was 2-6 with a triple.

DSL D-Backs1 11 @ DSL White Sox 5

Victor Rodriguez pitched five innings and gave up just one hit and a walk, while striking out four. Yaramil Rodriguez worked two innings, and gave up one run on a hit and a walk, but struck out four. Lester de Jesus worked an inning and gave up a run on a hit and a walk, and struck out two. Jander Dilone ran into trouble, and was only able to get one out, and was unable to hit the strikezone, walking three, and ending up being tagged for three runs. Henler de Jesus got the final two outs, though he did end up walking in a run.

The Dbacks1 spread their eleven runs over five innings, with a four run first inning. Axel Andueza was 3-5 with a pair of triples, and Liover Peguero was 2-6 with a triple and a three run homerun, Jorge Barrosa was 2-5 with a walk and a stolen base.

DSL D-Backs2 3 VS DSL Tigers1 5

Justin Martinez went only 3.1 innings, and gave up four runs on five hits and a walk, but hit three batters and stuck out only one. Roaldo Carvajal pitched 2.2 scoreless inning, and gave up a hit and walked two batters. Carlos De La Cruz pitched two scoreless inning, giving up just a hit and a walk, and struck out three. Eduardo Perez allowed the fifth run in the ninth inning on a hit by pitch and two hits, and struck out two.

The D-backs scored three runs in the first inning, but that would be it for the game. They led 3-1 after the first, but they would lose the lead in the fourth and would never be able to battle back. One thing that probably didn’t help is the three caught stealings and three pick offs.