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Minor League Recap 8/11/2018: Losing it in the Last Inning

Hillsboro lost it in the bottom of the 8th, the AZL D-Backs lost in the top of the 9th, and the DSL Dbacks2 lost it in the bottom of the tenth.

The Reno Aces - Las Vegas 51’s game was suspended in the fifth inning, and will resume tomorrow. The rest of the Diamondbacks Affiliates combined to win five out of the eight games played.

Double-A: Jackson Generals 4 Chattanooga Lookouts 3

Barry Enright went six innings and gave up three runs spread out over the fourth, fifth, and sixth inning. Kevin Ginkel pitched a perfect seventh and struck out one. Michael Blazek gave up a hit in the eighth, and also struck out one. Yoan Lopez pitched a perfect ninth and struck out a pair of batters.

Kevin Medrano was 3-5 with a double, and Dominic Miroglio was 2-4 with a double, but was caught trying to steal third. Jason Morozowski as 1-2 with a walk, a hit by pitch, and a two out solo homer in the 7th inning.

Class A Advanced: Visalia Rawhide 6 vs Modesto Nuts 1

Riley Smith went seven innings, and gave up just one run on two hits and two walks, while striking out eight. West Tunnel and Sebastian Kessay pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning respectively, each giving up a hit and striking out one.

Jasrado Chisholm was 2-4 with a solo home run. Marcus Wilson was 3-4 with a pair of doubles. Mark Karaviotis was 2-5 with a double and a triple. Luis Silverio tripled and walked.

Class A: Kane County Cougars 4 Burlington Bees 2

After awful start in which he gave up six runs and failed to get out of the second inning, Mack Lemieux’s start in this game looks much better in comparison. Mack Lemieux went five innings, and though he gave up just one run and six hits, he walked five batters, hit a batter, and threw three wild pitches. Lemieux faced two batters in the sixth inning without recording an out, and was relieved by Rafael Pujols. Pujols went 1.2 innings, and though he was hitless, he walked three batters and was tagged for unearned run thanks to a throwing error by Eudy Ramos. Kyler Stout threw 2.1 perfect innings, and struck out three.

In the first inning, after a groundout by Jose Caballero, Yoel Yanqui was hit by a pitch, and then Yan Sanchez singled, putting runners on first and second. After a pitching change, and a Ryan Grotjohn fly out, Yanqui and Sanchez pulled a double steal, only for Jancarlos Cintron to walk and load the based. With the bases load and two outs, Tra Holmes came through with a two out single that scored Yanqui and Sanchez. Yan Sanchez would be in the middle of the action in the third inning, when he would single, steal second, and then score on a Ryan Grotjohn double. Kane County would add an insurance run in the sixth inning, with Eudy Ramos hitting a double to lead off the inning, and Yoel Yanqui would single, scoring Ramos. Ryan Grotjohn was 2-4 with a pair of doubles. Yan Sanchez was 1-4 with a walk and two steals.

Class A Short-Season: Hillsboro Hops 1 @ Tri-City Dust Devils 4

Luis Frias went 4.1 innings and gave up just one hit and one run, and struck out seven, but walked four batters. Frias looks even better if you exclude the fifth inning, as the first four innings were scoreless with just one hit, two walks, and still with the seven strikeouts. Frias walked the first batter he faced in the fifth, who was caught stealing immediately by catcher Ryan January, only for Frias to walk the next batter. Brian Christian would get the next two outs, but allow the inherited runner to score. Christian went 2.2 innings, giving up one hit and one walk, while striking out three. Justin Garcia’s eighth inning would cost the Hops the game, as he gave up three runs on a hit and a walk.

William Gorman was the only hop with repeated success, going 2-4 with a double. The lone rone would come in the third inning, when catcher Ryan January would single, steal second, and score on a Jake McCarthy single.

Rookie: Missoula Osprey 5 Orem Owls 3

Zack Shannon had a great night at the plate, going 2-4 with double that scored two runs in the sixth, and a three run home run in the eighth inning. Alek Thomas was 1-3 with two walks, and scored two runs. Blaze Alexander was 2-4 with a stolen bases, and Zachery Almond was 2-4 at the plate as well.

Andy Toelken pitched two scoreless innings, and gave up two hits and struck out one. Jacob Stevens pitched four scoreless innings, gave up jut one hit, and struck out six batters. Mailon Arroyo pitched two innings, and gave up a run in seventh, and two runs in the eighth inning. Arroyo notably walked none and struck out four. Jake Polancic walked a batter in a scoreless ninth inning.

Rookie: AZL D-backs 4 vs AZL Giants Orange 10

The AZL D-backs were leading 4-3 going into the top of the ninth inning, when Carlos Ventura and Jhoendri Herrera combined to give up seven runs to the Giants Orange, costing them the game. Let’s leave it at that.

Rookie: DSL D-backs1 6 vs DSL Padres 3

Argenis Bravo pitched five scoreless innings, and gave up just three hits and walked none, while striking out three. Rael Santos allowed one hit, but was extremely wild, throwing four wild pitches, walked three batters and hit two, and allowed three runs to score. Santos pitched the sixth and gave up two runs, and pitched to two batters in the seventh, and failed to get an out, and was charged with a third run as well. Aside from letting the one of the inherited runners to score, Jhonny Valdez pitched two innings, giving up a hit and two walks, while striking out two. Gabriel Vilera allowed a hit and a walk, and struck out a batter in scoreless ninth inning

Jose Curpa was 1-3 with a walk, and stole his 24th base of the season, and scored on a missed catch error in the first. Jose Reyes was 2-4 with a triple and a run scored, and also reached on an error in the first inning, but was picked off at first. Carmelo Paulino was 2-4 with an RBI double that scored the second run in the first inning. The Dbacks1 would add two more in the sixth thanks to a single by Kevin Noriega, a double by Alejandro Peguero , and some really sloppy defense by the DSL Padres.

Rookie: DSL D-backs2 6 DSL Rangers2 7

Despite scoring a run in the top of the tenth inning, the Dbacks2 would give up two runs in the bottom of the inning thanks to a throwing error by right fielder Ismael Jaime.

Julio Avendano pitched four scoreless innings, giving up one hit and walking four batters, while striking out three. Jonathan Almonte pitched two innings allowed two runs (one earned). Brayam Pena would pitch 1.1 innings and allowed three runs. Adonis Paulino would pitched 2.1 innings and allow two runs in the tenth, costing the Dbacks2 the game.

Roman Ruiz was 2-4 with two doubles and a walk. Andy Garcia was 2-4 with a double. Richard Caraballo was 1-4 with an RBI triple.