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Minor League Recap 8/12/2018: Double-Header Highs and Lows

AAA Reno badly lost both games of their doubleheader, while the AZL D-backs won both of theirs.

Diamondbacks affiliates won seven out of nine games played, with Reno and the AZL D-backs both playing double headers, and the Dominican Summer league teams having the day off.

Triple-A: Reno Aces 1 Las Vegas 51s 3 [Game One of doubleheader]

Joel Payamps start wasn’t terrible, but the Aces couldn’t score more than one run. Payamps pitched five innings, and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits, two walks, a wild pitch and a balk, while striking out seven. Jimmy Sherfy pitched a scoreless seventh inning.

The Aces were limited to just four hits and a walk, with the lone run coming on a Christian Walker solo homer. Walker was 1-2 with a homer and a walk. Juniel Querecuto was 1-3 with a stolen base. Socrates Brito was 1-3 and stolen second, but was picked off and caught stealing third.

Triple-A: Reno Aces 2 Las Vegas 51s 14 [continued from 8/11]

Neftali Feliz had a solid start, pitching 4.1 innings, and giving up one run on two hits, a hit by pitch, a walk, and a wild pitch, while striking out six. Joey Krehbiel pitched .2 innings and gave up a hit and struck out two. Alex Young pitched two innings, and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk, while striking out four. Jake Barrett faced five batters and was unable to get any outs, and gave up five runs on four hits and a walk. Jared Miller didn’t fare much better, facing six batters and only able to get one out, Miller walked four batters and hit a batter, and also gave up five runs. Kristopher Negron had to come in and pitch, and gave up a run on three hits, but got the final out.

Juniel Querecuto was 3-4 with a double, and Kevin Cron was 1-3 with a double and a walk.

Double-A: Jackson Generals 6 @ Chattanooga Lookouts 1

Jon Duplantier pitched 5.2 innings, and gave up one run on four hits and four walks, and struck out two, and threw a wild pitch. Kirby Bellow pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two, bu also walked two batters. Bud Jeter pitched a scoreless, hitless inning, but walked a batter and struck out one. Miguel Aguilar pitched a scoreless ninth inning, getting all three outs on ground balls.

The Generals had a four run first inning, with Rudy Flores hitting a three run home run, and had a two run seventh, with Jason Morozowski hitting a two run homer. Jason Morozowski was 2-5 with a home run. Galli Cribbs had a painful night, going 0-2, but getting hit by pitches twice. Jay Gonzalez was 1-4 with a double and a walk. Marty Herum was 1-4 and knocked in a run in the first.

Class A Advanced: Visalia Rawhide 7 vs Modesto Nuts 3

Matt Peacock pitched 3.2 scoreless innings, and allowed two hits, two walks, a wild pitch, a hit by pitch, and struck out two. Robby Sexton pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, allowed just a hit, and struck out three. Breckin Williams pitched a scoreless seventh, but faced three batters in the eighth, was unable to get any outs, giving up a double, a single, and another double before being taken out of the game for Carlos Bustamante. Bustamante was unable to get more than two outs, and allowed a hit and two walks, and struck out two. Matt Brill got the final out of the eighth, and pitched a scoreless ninth.

Visalia scored two runs in the first, two more in the sixth, and three in the seventh. Jasrado Chisholm continues to rake in Visalia, and was 3-4 with a double and a two out three run home run in the seventh. Chisholm drove in three runs and scored three runs. Pavin Smith was 3-4 with a double, and drove in three runs as well. Renae Martinez was 1-4 with an RBI double. Anfernee Grier was 0-2 with two walks, but had a rough time on the base path, getting picked off at first and caught trying to steal second. Ramon Hernandez was 2-4.

Class A: Kane County Cougars 3 vs Burlington Bees 2

Cole Bartlett pitched 6.0 innings, and allowed two runs (one earned, and both in the second) on five hits and a walk, but struck out six. Carlos Hernandez pitched two scoreless innings, allowed just a hit, and struck out one. Luis Castillo pitched a perfect ninth and struck out one.

After Bartlett left the game in the sixth, the Cougars had a three run inning in the seventh. Jose Caballero was 3-5 with a double, knocked in a pair of runs, but was caught stealing. Yan Sanchez 2-4 with a double, and knocked in the other run. Ryan Grotjohn was 3-4. and Ryan Dobson was 1-4 with double.

Class A Short-Season: Hillsboro Hops 8 @ Tri-City Dust Devils 5

After giving up the run in the fifth, the offense backed up the pitching, and scored five runs in the sixth, and two runs in the seventh.

Ryan Weiss got the start, and pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks, while striking out three. Kenny Hernandez pitched 4.1 innings, and allowed four hits and one run in the fifth inning, while striking out four. Cristofer Ogando pitched a scoreless eighth inning, allowing just a hit, and striking out two. Kai Wei-Lin faced five batters and was only able to get one out, and allowed two hits and two walks, and four runs total. Yeison Santana was unable to get any outs, and allowed a hit and a walk, and an inherited run to score. Chester Pimentel got the final two outs, allowing no hits or walks, but allowed a run to score and struck out a batter.

Rookie: Missoula Osprey 9 Orem Owls 6

Missoula had 15 hits, seven of which went for extra bases (five double, and two homers), along with six walks. The Osprey scored nine runs, one in the first two in the third, three in the fourth, two more in the sixth, and one more run the ninth. Alek Thomas was 2-3 with two walks and a solo home run in the third. David Sanchez was 2-5 with a double and a two run home run in the fourth. Blaze Alexander was 3-5 with a double and a stolen base. Zach Shannon was 2-4 with a double, and Buddy Kennedy was 2-4 with a walk. Cesar Garcia was 1-3 with a double, two walks, and a stolen base. Eddie Hernandez was 1-5 with a two out rbi double, and Brandon Leyton was 1-5 with a stolen base.

Marcus Tineo pitched three innings, and two runs on three hits. Tineo pitched a scoreless first and third inning, but gave up a two run home run in the second. Erin Baldwin pitched four innings, and gave up two runs. Baldwin was wild, walking four batters, hitting a batter, and throwing two wild pitches. Omar Herman faced four batters, struck out the first batter he faced, then walked the next three batters loading the bases. Herman was taken out for Tyler Jandron, who didn’t allow any hits or walks, but did get a groundout which allowed one of the runners to score. Bryan Menendez pitched the ninth, and allowed just one hit, a double, which scored on a wild pitch and a sac fly, but closed out the inning and got the save.

Rookie: AZL D-backs 6 vs AZL Rangers 4 [Game 1 of Doubleheader]

The D-backs continued their offensive explosion from the seventh inning of the last game, and scored four runs in the first inning, and two more in the second, though they’d run out of steam after that. Antonio Cardenas pitched 4.1 innings, and gave up four runs(two in the 1st and two in the 5th), on three hits and three walks, while striking out five. Liu Fuenmayor pitched 2.2 innings, giving up just a hit a walk, while striking out one.

Marshawn Taylor was 2-4 in the second game as well, this time with a double and a stolen base. Kristian Robinson also repeated his 2-4 performance from the last game, and drove in three runs. Alex King was 1-2 with a walk and stolen base, but was caught stealing in his second attempt. Joe Gillette tripled, and Dominique Collie walked, but was caught stealing.

Rookie Azl D-backs 8 vs AzL Rangers 7 [Game 2, Makeup of 7/9]

The D-backs battled back from 5-0 deficit, scoring two runs in the third, a run in fourth, and a five run inning the top of the seventh to make it 8-5. Troy Scribner got the start in a rehab appearance, and pitched 1.2 and gave up five runs(four earned) on six hits (including a solo home run) a walk, and two wild pitches, though he did strike out four. Jesus Ceballos faced one batted and got a strike out to end the second inning. Joshua Javier pitched four scoreless innings, and gave up just a hit and two walks, and struck out three. Raibel Custudio was unable to get any outs and gave up a single and a double in the bottom of the seventh. Custudio was taken out for Ezequiel De la Cruz, who gave up a single which allowed two runs to score. De La Cruz picked the runner off at first, which is a fortunate series of events, since after the pickoff, he gave up another single which could have easily lead to a tie game or losing the game. De La Cruz got a ground out to end the game.

Kristian Robinson was 2-4 with a double, and drove in three runs. Luvin Valbuena and David Garza reached in all of their plate appearances. David Garza was 1-1 with a hit by pitch and a pair of walks. Luvin Valbuena was probably a little more impressive, going 3-3 with a walk, and a drove in a pair of runs. FInally, Marshawn Taylor was 2-4.