clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 8/2/2018: State-side sweep

Diamondbacks affiliates went 6-0

The Diamondbacks Minor League Affiliates combined to go 6-0 with the AZL Dbacks getting rained out. Here are the stars of last night’s games:

Hot Bats:

Reno SS Deven Marrero 3 for 3, 2B, BB, RBI, 2 R
Visalia SS Jazz Chisholm 4 for 5, 2 SB, 3 RBI, R
Kane County 1B Yoel Yanqui 2 for 3, HR, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 3 R
Missoula C/1B Zachery Almond 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, R
Missoula SS Brandon Leyton 3 for 4, 2B, 3B, SB, 2 RBI, R

Quality Starts:

Reno RHP Taylor Clarke 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, GS 59, W (10-7)
Visalia RHP Jeff Bain 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, GS 63, W (1-1)
Kane County RHP Lane Ratliff 7 IP, 8 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, GS 67, W (3-1)
Missoula RHP Denyi Olivero 5 23 IP, 5 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, GS 61, W (2-3)

Reno Aces 6, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 2: Taylor Clarke 2 runs in 6 innings on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. Shock and awe offense was on the menu as Reno scored 6 runs in the first 2 innings. Kevin Cron hit a 2-run homer, his 19th of the year, in the 1st while Deven Marrero had an RBI double in the 2nd followed by a 2-run double by Socrates Brito to take a 6-0 lead. After Clarke’s day was over, Joey Krehbiel and Silvino Bracho combined for 3 scoreless innings.

Jackson Generals 4, Tennessee Smokies 3: Emilio Vargas’ first inning at the AA level was disastrous as he allowed a 2-out, 3-run homer, but settled in after that. Overall he allowed just those 3 runs in 5 innings on 3 hits, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. The Generals stormed back to win by scoring 4 times in their last 3 trips to the plate. Marty Herum had a pair of RBI singles and Daniel Robertson also had an RBI single in the 6th. The bullpen pitched 4 scoreless outings. Tyler Mark and Yoan Lopez were particularly outstanding, retiring on 6 hitters they faced with 3 going down on strikes. Mark also picked up his first win at the AA level.

Visalia Rawhide 7, San Jose Giants 1: Jeff Bain allowed a run in the first inning, but then he proceeded to give up nothing more over 6 strong innings with 4 strikeouts. Visalia immediately answered in the bottom of the first with a run of their own before taking the lead in the 3rd and blowing it open in the 5th. Jazz Chisholm had 4 hits and 3 RBI, Pavin Smith had a double and 2 RBI. The Rawhide had free reign on the bases, converting all 6 stolen base attempts. The bullpen was outstanding as well with 3 scoreless innings of work.

Kane County Cougars 10, Beloit Snappers 2: After no scoring through the first inning, Yoel Yanqui cracked the code with a solo homer in the 4th. Then the scoring binge happened as Kane County scored again in the 6th, then 5 in the 7th to take a commanding 7-0 lead. For good measure, they also scored 3 times in the 9th to get it to double digits. Tim Susnara, Eudy Ramos, and Luis Lara had 2 RBIs apiece. Lane Ratliff appreciated the run support by mowing down the opposing lineup for 7 innings, allowing just 1 run on 8 hits and struck out 6.

Hillsboro Hops 7, Vancouver Canadians 4: Matt Mercer allowed 4 runs in 2 innings, but the bullpen pitched 7 scoreless behind him and allowed just 2 hits and struck out 6. The Hops were able to quickly tie it with 2 in the 1st off a Francis Martinez 2-out, 2-run double after loading the bases and 2 in the 4th thanks to sloppy defense. After that, they flexed their muscle to take the lead with solo homers by Andy Yerzy in the 5th and Geraldo Perdomo in the 7th. William Gorman tripled and scored on a wild pitch in the 8th for the game’s final run.

Missoula Osprey 14, Helena Brewers 2: Very rarely can you say a game is over by the 3rd inning, but Missoula scored 13 times in the first 3 innings to pretty much wrap it up early. The Osprey took advantage of pretty much every opportunity in those 3 innings with extra base hits with runners on base and stringing them together. Brandon Layton was a homer short of the cycle and Zachery Almond hit his team-leading 9th homer of the year. Zack Shannon was the only starter in the lineup that did not reach via hit or walk, although he did reach on a fielding error as part of that 6-run 3rd. Every position player for Missoula also scored a run in this game.