The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined to go 2-4 with the Jackson Generals and Hillsboro Hops picking up wins. The Missoula game was outright canceled due to rain. Here were the stars from last night’s game:
Reno LF Yasmany Tomas 3 for 5, 2 HR, 4 RBI
Hillsboro SS Geraldo Perdomo 2 for 3, 2 BB, SB, 2 R
Jackson RHP Jon Duplantier 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 8 K, GS 52
Reno Aces 8, Albuquerque Isotopes 9: Neftali Feliz allowed 3 runs (1 earned) in 4 2⁄3 innings, although he might have been lucky to not give up more as Braden Shipley was able to strand 2 runners to close out the 5th. Shipley allowed 2 runs while pitching the Aces through the 7th. In the meantime, the offense was completely flustered until the 6th when Yasmany Tomas hit out a solo homer. Trailing 5-1 after 7, the Aces put up 6 runs in the top of the 8th to take a 7-5 lead. Tomas hit another home run in that inning. The lead would not last as Joey Krehbiel melted down in the bottom half of the inning to the tune of 4 runs. The Aces scored a run in the 9th, but could not push the tying run across.
Jackson Generals 4, Birmingham Barons 3 (F/10): Despite walking 4 hitters, Jon Duplantier turned in another start of allowing 2 runs or less, giving up 2 runs in 5 innings with 8 strikeouts. The Generals tied things up at 3 in the 7th when Ben DeLuzio reached on a fielding error that scored Tyler Ladendorf. The game remained deadlocked at 3 until the 10th when Marty Herum drove in the free runner with a single through a drawn-in infield. Kevin Ginkel struck out 4 hitters in 2 innings, the last 2 coming with the tying run at 3rd after a sac bunt moved up the free runner there with 1 out.
Visalia Rawhide 2, Stockton Ports 6: Despite picking up 10 hits, the Rawhide could not really get anything going offensively. Four batters grounded into double plays and the team overall only had 4 chances with runners in scoring position as a result. Daulton Varsho homered in the 6th. Cole Stapler allowed 4 runs in 7 innings. Erbert Gonzalez allowed 2 runs in the 8th to put this game out of reach.
Kane County Cougars 1, Cedar Rapids Kernels 5: Cole Bartlett got hit hard for 5 runs in 6 innings, surrendering 8 hits and 2 home runs on the day while striking out 6 and walking 1. The Kane County offense was shut down for most of the day, tallying 4 hits and scoring a run in the 7th. Eudy Ramos had an RBI groundout. Jancarlos Cintron and Ryan Grotjohn each doubled for the Cougars’ extra base hit totals.
Hillsboro Hops 5, Everett Aqua Sox 4 (F/10): Kenny Hernandez got hit hard with 6 hits and 4 runs allowed in 3 2⁄3 innings. The Hillsboro bullpen proved to be much stingier with no runs allowed in 6 1⁄3 innings, allowing just 4 hits and struck out 7. Geraldo Perdomo sparked the offense early, using his exceptional baserunning skills for the Hops’ first two runs of the game. The first run was a throwing error on a steal attempt of 3rd, the second run came thanks to L.T. Tolbert staying caught in a run down enough for Perdomo to sneak into home plate and give the former an RBI for his efforts. The Hops tied it in the 7th thanks to a fielding error with 2 runners in scoring position. The game remained tied until the bottom of the 10th when Tolbert singled home the Hops’ free runner for the walkoff win after Chester Pimentel struck out the side in order in the top of the frame.
AZL Dbacks 0, AZL Giants Orange 4: The Dbacks struggled to hit in this game, as they were held to only 2 hits over 9 innings. Alex Valdez allowed 1 run on 4 hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts over 3 innings, but took the tough luck loss. Justin Lewis allowed 3 runs in the 4th before getting lifted with 2 outs. Neither team scored after that point. Jorge Barrosa singled and stole 2nd and Axel Andueza doubled to account for the Dbacks’ only contributions with the bat.