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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 8/20/2018

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined for a 2-1 record, with Reno, Visalia, and the AZL Dbacks not playing. Missoula was also rained out. Here are the stars from last night’s games:

Quality Starts:

Jackson RHP Bo Takahashi 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 K, GS 60
Kane County RHP Jayson McKinley 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, GS 73, W (8-3)

Jackson Generals 1, Tennessee Smokies 4: Bo Takahashi was effectively wild in this game, issuing out 4 walks but kept Tennessee off the scoreboard. In the top of the 6th, Rudy Flores homered to put Jackson on top. Unfortunately, the lead only lasted all of two outs as Bud Jeter surrendered a 2-out, 2-run homer in the 6th to put Jackson behind. After another rally fell short in the 7th in which an error and a hit put the go-ahead run on base, but those runners were stranded. Tennessee scored 2 more runs off Tyler Mark in the 7th.

Kane County Cougars 5, Clinton Lumber Kings 1: Kane County scored 5 times in the 5th-7th innings and Jayson McKinley was stingy for 7 innings. McKinley allowed 1 run on 5 hits with no walks and struck out 4. Eudy Ramos and Ryan Grotjohn each had 2 RBI in the game. Luis Castillo finished things off with 2 scoreless in relief.

Hillsboro Hops 2, Eugene Emeralds 1: Jackson Goddard allowed just a solo homer in 4 innings, allowing that run on just 3 hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts. After falling behind 1-0 on said home run, Hillsboro battled back to tie in the bottom of the 3rd. The first two hitters reached and then terrible baserunning happened. William Gorman was thrown out on a double steal attempt and Jorge Perez was thrown out at home. After a pair of singles and a wild pitch, the Hops put a run across. However, continuing the bad baserunning theme Jake McCarthy was caught stealing home. Thanks to 3 13 scoreless from Harrison Francis, the Hops were in position to take the lead. Keshawn Lynch took advantage with an RBI double and was thrown out advancing to 3rd. Trevor McKenna finished the game by recording the final 5 outs.