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Minor League Recap 7/28/2018: Bullpen Blowups

Despite quality starts, multiple D-backs affiliates had their bullpens blow it late

Diamondbacks affiliates won five out of ten games, with Missoula playing a double header. Multiple games with quality starts, only for the bullpen to blow it.

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Matt Koch went four scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk, and struck out two. Anthony Vasquez went four as well, and gave up two hits and a walk, and also struck out two, but allowed the lone run in the game to score. Jake Barrett hit a batter in the ninth, but pitched a hitless and scoreless inning, and struck out two. The Aces got on board in the second, when Anthony Recker doubled and scored on a Cesar Puello double, followed by single from Kristopher Negron , which score Puello. The Aces would tack on another run in the fifth, when Juniel Querecuto scored on a ground out.

Jackson Generals 5 Montgomery Biscuits 2

Taylor Widener squared off against Sam McWilliams, who was sent over to Tampa Bay with Colin Poche to complete the Souza, Jr trade. Widener went five innings, and gave up two runs on four hits and three walks,and struck out five. Kirby Bellow pitched two innings and gave up just a hit and a walk, and struck out two. Tommy Eveld walked a batter, but pitched two hitless and scoreless innings, and struck out four.

Down 2-0, the Generals first got on base when Ben DeLuzio reached on a force out, and then stole his second base of the game (having singled and stole second in the first, but failed to score), and then was doubled home by Kevin Medrano. They’d score the tying run in the sixth inning on a solo home run from Rudy Flores. Jackson would score the winning run in the eighth, with back-to-back singles from Medrano and Domingo Leyba, and after a strikeout from Rudy Flores, they’d score on a third single by Jamie Westbrook. The Generals would add two more runs in similar fashion in the top of the ninth, with back-to-back singles by Marty Herum and Matt Jones with no outs, and after a groundout by Ben DeLuzio to move them over, Kevin Medrano would score the first run via sac fly. Domingo Leyba would single next, allowing Matt Jones to score, but would get thrown out trying to stretch the single into a double.

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Connor Grey was throwing strikes (60 out of 89 pitches went for strikes), giving up just six hits and a walk, and struck out six, but was killed by the long ball, with three out of the six hits he gave up leaving the yard, and gave up six runs total. Jake Winston went 1.2 innings, and though he gave up just two hits, one of those was a home run, and allowed an inherited runner to score. Winston walked none and struck out two.

Down 4-0 after the fourth, the Rawhide would get on board in the sixth with a run, would score another in the eighth, and three in the top of the ninth, making this look like a much closer game than it actually was. Jasrado Chisholm was 3-4 with a double, the only Rawhide extra base hit in the game and Dominic Miroglio was 2-5, the only multi hit nights for Rawhide batters. Pavin Smith reached twice with a hit and a walk, as did Jason Morozowski. Drew Ellis was hitless, though he did reach base on a walk.

Kane County Cougars 4 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2

Lane Ratliff went six innings and gave up a run on four hits, two walks, and hit batter, while striking out six. Abraham Almonte went 1.1 innings and gave up one run on a hit and two walks. Kyle Stout went 1.2 scoreless innings and walked a batter, while striking out four.

Luis Silverio lead the game off with a double, and went 2-5 at the plate with a stolen base. Yan Sanchez reached on error in the first, but failed to score when Ryan Grotjohn popped up.Sanchez and Grotjohn would hit back to back singles in the top of the third, and Jancarlos Cintron would hit a sac fly to bring Sanchez home. Sanchez would be in on the action again in the top of the seventh inning, when he hit an RBI double scoring Luis Silverio and Yoel Yanqui. Kane County would score a run in the top of the ninth after Ryan Dobson singled, was moved over with a wild pitch, and would score on another wild pitch with you guessed it, Yan Sanchez batting. Sanchez would single, but would get thrown out trying to steal second which would end the inning. On the day, Sanchez was 3-4 with a double, a walk, two RBIS, a run scored, and a caught stealing. Ryan Dobson and Eudy Ramos were both 2-4 at the plate.

Hillsboro Hops 3 Spokane Indians 2

Matt Mercer went two scoreless innings to start the game and gave up two hits, while striking out three. Ryan Miller followed with a scoreless third inning, and walked and struck out a batter. Carlos Hernandez ran into trouble the fourth inning, hitting the first batter, walking the next two and loading the bases. Hernandez would get a pop out and strike out the next batter, but would walk the next batter, allowing a run to score before being taken out for Chester Pimentel. Pimentel would hit the next batter with the bases still loaded, but would fortunately end the inning with a strikeout. Pimentel would pitch a scoreless inning in the fifth. Mason McCullough would pitch two hitless and scoreless innings, and would walk two batters while striking out three. Trevor McKenna would pitch 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk, and would strike out three. After allowing a single putting runners on first and second with two outs in the ninth, Yelson Santana would strikeout the final batter to end the game.

The Hops would get on board in the top of the first. After Jake McCarthy ground out to start the game, Geraldo Perdomo walked, stole second, moved to third on a Andy Yerzy ground out, and would score when Joey Rose singled. The Hops would score two more in similar fashion with the same players involved for the most part. Jorge Perez walked, and stole second. Jake McCarthy and Geraldo Perdomo would both strike out, and with two outs, Andy Yerzy would come through and single, scoring Perez, and would hit a line drive double to the Indians Center Fielder, deflected off their Left Fielder, which would score Yerzy, but Rose would be thrown out at third trying to stretch a double into a triple. Left fielder Jorge Perez had a solid night, going 3-3 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base.

Missoula Osprey 3 Billings Mustangs 7

After a string of quality starts and getting his ERA all the way down to 2.91, Deyni Olivera had a rough outing, giving up seven runs in just 2.1 innings, which ballooned his ERA to 4.46. Olivero gave up 7 hits(including a two run home run, a walk, a hit by pitch, and struck out five. To be fair, Landon Whitson allowed all three of his inherited runners to score, but was credit as going 3.2 scoreless innings. Whitson gave up three hits and walked one, while striking out four.

Missoula only got on board with a run in the fifth when they were already down 7-0, and scored two more runs in the top of the seventh, but were unable to overcome the deficit. Eddie Hernandez was 3-3 with a home run and a walk, and Cesar Garcia was 3-3 at the plate as well. Zachary Almond was 2-4, but had a passed ball. Zach Shannon was 1-3 with a walk.

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Missoula had much better result in the second game of the double header. Jacob Stevens pitched three scoreless innings, and gave up just a hit and a walk, while striking out five. Mailon Arroyo run into some trouble in his two innings pitched, though he gave up just two hits, they were back to back with the second one being a two run home run. Arroyo walked none and struck out two. Jake Polancic gave up a hit, a walk, and struck out a batter in a scoreless sixth inning, and Bryan Menendez pitched a clean scoreless inning in the seventh, and struck out a batter as well.

Missoula scored all four runs in the seventh and final inning of the game. Nick Dalesandro and Brandon Leyton lead the inning off with back-to-back singles to start the inning, and Jesus Munoz would walk to load the bases. Daniel Wasinger would strike out for the first out of the inning, but David Sanchez would single scoring Dalesandro and Leyton would score to tie the game up. After a pitching change, Jesus Marriaga would walk to load the bases. Eddie Hernandez would single, scoring Munoz and Sanchez. Hernadez and Marriaga would pull of a double steal of second and third before the inning ended, although they would both fail to score. Eddie Hernandez hitting carried over into the second game, with him going 2-4 with a stolen base, though he was also caught stealing. Nick Dalesandro was 2-3. Buddy Kennedy was 1-3 with a single and a walk.

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Michael Gelabert pitched five scoreless innings, giving up just three hits and walking two while striking out six, and picked off a runner at first, though he also threw two wild pitches. Liu Fuenmayor pitched two scoreless innings before he ran into trouble in the eighth. Fuenmayor gave up a walk, then a double which allowed the runner to score, before being taken out in the eighth with one out out. Jesus Ceballos would get the final two outs of the inning, and pitch a scoreless ninth inning, but allowed the inherited, and winning run to score.

Daulton Varsho was 2-2 with a double making a rehab appearance, Blaze Alexander was 1-4 with a stolen base, and Kristian Robinson was also 1-4. The Dbacks had just four other base runners, but had two caught stealings, which really limited their potential to score anymore runs.

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Despite five scoreless innings from starter Francis Beriguette, who gave up just three hits and struck out four, and a 7-0 lead when he left the game, the Dbacks1 managed to lose this one. Petter Caty gave up three runs in his inning pitched, and Eurys Hernandez gave up 5 runs (only two were earned thanks to multiple fielding errors), with Gabriel Vilera allowing another run on top of the two inherited runs he allowed to score. Carlos Ventura pitched two scoreless innings, but at that point the game was already lost.

Jose Curpa was 2-5 with a double and two stolen bases, Axel Andueza was 2-3 with a walk, a double, and a stolen base, and Neyfy Castillo was 1-4 with a walk and a three run home run, but also made one of the key errors in the game on a throw. Liover Peguero was 3-4 with a triple and a walk, and likewise, made a critical throwing error in the game. Catcher Sergio Gutierrez was 2-5, but had a rough game defensively with a passed ball and a fielding error.

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The Dbacks2 lead this one until the very end, when the Tigers1 won it walk off fashion. Cristian Pacheco pitched four innings, giving up just a run on two hits and a walk, while striking out three. Carlos Meza and Adonis Paulino both pitched scoreless innings. Jhairon Leal pitched two scoreless and hitless innings, and struck out three. Jhonaton Jaquez would give up two runs in the eighth, and the Tigers1 would win it with a walk off single.

Despite four walks, the Dbacks2 couldn’t take advantage of the free passes, and had only five hits. Roman Ruiz accounted for 40% of those hits going 2-5 at the dish, and the only Dbacks2 batter with a multi hit night. Ismael Jaime was 1-3 with a walk and a double, the only extra base hit of the game. Juan Padron was hitless, but drew two walks and stole a base.