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Minor League Recap 8/24/2018

Diamondbacks affiliates won four out of eight games played, with Missoula having the night off.

Triple-A: Reno Aces 1 Albuquerque Isotopes 2

Taylor Clark went five and a third innings, and gave up just two runs, but former Dback farm hand David Holmberg out pitched Clarke, and held the Aces to just one run. Joey Krehbiel pitched two thirds of a scoreless inning. Alberto Suarez pitched two scoreless innings, and gave up just a hit.

Devin Marrero was 2-4 with a double, Kristopher Negron was 2-3 with a double, a hit by pitch and scored the only run for the Aces. Ildemaro Vargas had an 0-4 night, but knocked in the only run of the game with a sac fly.

Double-A: Jackson Generals 3 Birmingham Barons 0

Emilio Vargas had arguably his best start of the year, going eight scoreless innings, giving up just three hits, and striking out ten. Kevin Ginkel struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning. Ben DeLuzio was 2-4 with a walk, and lead the game with a solo home run. Domingo Leyba was 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Kevin Medrano singled, walked, and scored a run. Dominic Miroglio was 2-3 with a run batted in a two run sixth inning. Josh Prince knocked in a run with a single, his only hit of the night.

Class A Advanced: Visalia Rawhide 8 vs Stockton Ports 7 F/11

Stockton scored five runs in the first inning of starter Matt Peacock, who went six inning and ended up giving six runs total. Visalia played catch and pushed the game to extra innings. Robby Sexton would blow the lead in the top of the tenth, but Visalia would tie the game back up in the bottom of the inning. Erbert Gonzalez would pitch a scoreless eleventh, and Visalia would score in the bottom of the inning in a walk off victory.

Jasrado Chisholm was 2-3 with two walks, a triple, and stolen base. Daulton Varsho was 2-4 with a walk. Pavin Smith doubled and walked, and Stephen Smith hit a two run home run.

Class A: Kane County Cougars 1 Cedar Rapids Kernels 3

Kane County was shut down by recently traded away Jhoan Duran, who gave just a hit and three walks in six and a third innings. Frankly Soriano went six innings and gave up one run, a solo homer in the first, but gave up just three hits and two walks after that. Rafael Pujols pitched the seventh and the eighth, and gave up two runs in the messy seventh with a fielding error on the second of two consecutive bunt single attempts, both successful.

The lone run came in the top of the eighth when Jose Herrera singled and Tra Holmes doubled putting runners at second and third. With Jose Caballero up to bat, Johan Quesada would balk in a run, and the Cabellero would fly out to another former Dback, Gabriel Maciel.

Class A Short-Season: Hillsboro Hops 1 Vs Everett AquaSox 0

The Hops threw a combined four hit, four walk shut out with nine strikeouts. Matt Mercer pitched two innings and gave up all four walks, and struck out two. Kai-Wei Lin pitched three innings and gave up one hit and struck out three. Ryan Miller and Josh Green pitched a scoreless inning. Justin Garcia pitched two innings and gave up two hits, and struck out four. The lone run came in the sixth, with Joey Rose, Francis Martinez, and Ryan Tufts hitting back to back to back singles, scoring Rose.

Rookie: AZL D-backs 3 vs AZL Giants Black 2

Antonio Cardenas went an out short of four innings, and gave up two runs on two hits and four walks to just one strike out. Oliver Rosiaro went an inning and a third giving up just a hit and a walk. Justin Lewis, Sam Lewis, and Bradin Hagins each pitched a scoreless inning, with Justin Lewis striking out two and Sam Lewis and Bragin Hagins striking out three. Ezequel De La Cruz walked two in a scoreless ninth. David Garza got the AZL D-backs on board in the third with a two out solo home run. Camden Duzenack would triple to led off the bottom of the seventh, Axel Andueza would reach on catcher’s interference, and David Garza would double them home.

Rookie: DSL D-backs1 1 DSL Orioles 6

Rael Santos and Gerald Ogando would pitch three innings each, with Santos giving up four runs and Ogando giving another pair of runs to cap it off. Jhonny Valdez andHenier De Jesus would each pitch a scoreless inning. Carlos Goris was 2-5 with a stolen base, and scored the lone run for the Dbacks1

Rookie: DSL D-backs2 1 DSL Mets2 3

Jhonatan Jaquez pitched three and two thirds inning and struck out eight batters, but gave up three runs (one unearned). Julio Avendano pitched two and third scoreless innings and struck out five. Eduardo Herrara walked two and struck out two in a scoreless inning, and Eduardo Perez pitched two scoreless innings. Alejandro Medina and Ezequiel Pena both went 1-4 with a double, with the latter scoring a run.