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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 8/28/2018

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined to go 0-5. Here are the stars from last night’s games:

Hot Bats:

Reno C Jose Queliz 3 for 4, 2B, RBI, R
Missoula LF Kristian Robinson 3 for 4, BB, SB, RBI, 2 R
Missoula 2B Eddie Hernandez 4 for 4, 3 RBI

Quality Starts:

Jackson RHP Justin Donatella 6 23 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K, GS 79
AZL Dbacks LHP Michel Gelabert 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, GS 60, L (0-1)

Reno Aces 6, Salt Lake Bees 10: Starter Joel Payamps was blasted for 8 runs and was unable to finish the 3rd inning after a second consecutive 4-run inning put the Aces behind 8-3. Reno battled their way back to make it 8-6 on the strength of 6 extra base hits and 14 hits. Five Aces had multi-hit games and the team was in position to make a comeback bid. Unfortunately, the offense dried up after a 3-run 6th inning and Jimmie Sherfy allowed 2 runs in the 8th to put the game out of reach.

Jackson Generals 4, Birmingham Barons 5: Justin Donatella dominated Birmingham’s lineup for 6 23 innings with no runs allowed on 2 hits and struck out 7. With 2 on and 2 out in the 7th, Donatella was lifted for Bud Jeter and Jeter got his man out. The Generals built up a 3-0 lead at the time with a pair of run scoring groundouts from Marty Herum and a RBI single by Rudy Flores. Yoan Lopez pitched a scoreless 8th with 2 strikeouts to keep the 3-0 lead going into the 9th. Michael Blazek came in and immediately allowed the first three hitters to reach, the 3rd batter hitting a game-tying home run. The Generals then scored their free runner in the top of the 10th before Tyler Mark walked a hitter then allowed a walkoff 2-run double.

Visalia Rawhide 3, Modesto Nuts 8: After the Rawhide scored 2 runs in the top of the first, Riley Smith was hammered for 4 runs in the bottom half of the inning. Smith battled control problems as he yielded 5 runs on 7 hits and 5 walks with 3 strikeouts over 6 innings. After scratching across a run in the top of the 8th to cut the deficit to 5-3, West Tunnell allowed 3 runs to score in the bottom of the 8th.

Missoula Osprey 4, Billings Mustangs 6: The Osprey scored 4 early runs, but were unable to tack onto that total as Billings started chipping away. Wilfry Cruz ended up allowing 5 runs in 6 innings overall on 6 hits, 2 walks, and 2 Ks. Kristian Robinson had 3 hits, an RBI, and 2 runs scored while Eddie Hernandez went 4 for 4 with 3 RBIs.

AZL Dbacks 1, AZL Indians Two 3: The first game of the quarter finals went to the Indians, despite a strong effort from starter Michel Gelabert. Gelabert cruised through the first 5 innings then hit a wall in the 6th as he allowed 2 hits and a run in that inning. Sam Lewis got out of the 6th with no further damage. Liu Fuenmayor allowed 2 more runs in the 7th to further dig the hole for the Dbacks to come out of. Kevin Watson drove in a run with an RBI groundout in the 8th, but the Dbacks rally ended there.