After taking all the games yesterday, the Diamondback affiliates only managed to win three out of nine games, with Hillsboro and the AZL D-backs getting shut-out, and the Rawhide taking a tough luck loss in extra innings.
Jake Buchanan AAA 7.2 IP 5 H 1BB 4K 0 Earned Runs 2 Unearned runs
Cole Stapler A+ 6 IP 4 hits 1BB 4kS 0 Runs
Eric Mendez RK 5IP 1 run 2 hits 1 BB 5K 2WP
Jancarlos Cintron 2-3 double, homerun, walk, stolen base
Jose Reyes 3-5 with 3 SB
Jorge Borrosa was 3-5 with home run
Jake Buchanan had kept Oklahoma scoreless up until the eighth inning, when a fielding error by Kevin Cron lead to a pair of unearned runs scoring. Buchanan went 7.2 innings, giving up just five hits and a walk, while striking out four. Jake Barrett came into the game with the bases loaded, and walked a batter inning, but then struck out a batter to get the final out of the eighth inning. Barrett would go out for the ninth inning as well, and pitch a scoreless inning.
Kevin Cron reached base three times, going 2-3 with a walk, and drove in a pair of runs with a two out triple in the bottom of the first. Ildemaro Vargas, who was 2-5 at the plate, doubled and drove in Anthony Recker in the second inning, and would single and knock in Kristopher Negron in the fifth inning, and would steal base before the end of the inning. The newly promoted Jamie Westbrook was 1-4. but was timely in his hitting as he drove in Socrates Brito after he doubled in third inning. Brito had a good night at the plate, reaching base three times, going 2-3 with with the double and a walk, and scored a pair of runs.
Justin Donatella gave up four runs on five hits and three walks, and struck out four in five innings. Daniel Gibson pitched the sixth inning, and gave up two runs, one earned and one unearned, though the unearned run came on a throwing error by Gibson himself. Miguel Aguilar would give up a solo home run in the seventh, but pitch a scoreless eighth. Kirby Bellow would pitch a scoreless ninth inning.
The Generals just couldn’t do anything against the Smokies pitching, and were limited to just five base runners, four hits and a hit by pitch, and would only manage the one run in bottom of the fourth. Domingo Leyba would double to lead off the inning, and after strikeout would advance to third on a flyout. Dominic Miroglio, who was in his first game for AA Jackson after being promoted from Advanced A Visalia, singled and drove Leyba home. Kevin Medrano and Jay Gonzalez had the two other hits in the game, and Ben DeLuzio reached on the hit by pitch.
Cole Stapler gave up just four hits and a walk in six scoreless inning, and struck out four to start the game West Tunnell pitched two innings, and gave up the tying run on a a hit by pitch, a walk, and a struck out a pair of batters. Matt Brill pitched a scoreless ninth inning, and with a tie game at the end of nine, the game went into extra innings. With the auto runner at third, Brill got a fielder’s choice to erase the auto runner at third, which was a somewhat promising start to the inning. However, Brill would then give up back-to-back singles, allowing the winning run to score, and a double steal before striking out the final batter of the inning. The Rawhide would go down 1-2-3 in the tenth, and would be unable to score the automatic runner.
The Rawhide were 2-13 with runners in scoring position, and left 14 runners on base. Jasrado Chisholm continues to excel in Visalia, going 2-5 with a stolen base. Mark Karaviotis was 3-5, and Adam Walton was 2-5. Drew Ellis was 1-3 with a pair of walks, and Daulton Varsho was 1-5. Pavin Smith and Marcus Wilson were both hitless, but drew a walk each. Anfernee Greer was also hitless and took a free pass, but was picked off at first.
Jayson McKinley went five innings, and gave up one earned and one unearned run on five hits and two walks, while striking out four. Bryan Valdez went 1.2 innings, and gave up three runs on five hits (two going for doubles), and struck out a batter. Luis Castillo went 2.1 innings and gave up a run on three hits, and struck out a pair of batters.
The Cougars hit three solo homers, one by Jose Caballero in the sixth inning, and back to back solo homers in the ninth inning by Jancarlos Cintron and Eudy Ramos that would end up being the difference maker in the game. Caballero had a pair of walks, and Ramos also had a walk as well, but Jancarlos Cintron was 2-3 with a double, a homer, and a walk. Yoel Yanqui was 2-3 with a double, a hit by pitch, and also drove in a run with a sac fly. Tra Holmes was 1-2 with a hit by pitch, two walks and stole a base, but on the downside was caught stealing. Holmes should definitely get a spot light for his defense prowess by earning a couple outfield assists from centerfield. Ryan Dobson was 1-4 with a stolen base
Jackson Goddard pitched three innings and despite giving up no hits, gave up a run due to a hit-by-pitch, a couple walk, and an errant pick off throw, allowed a run to score. Brian Christian gave up a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings, while striking out a pair of batters. Wesley Rodriguez pitched 2.1 innings and gave up one run on two hits, and struck out a pair of runners as well. Josh Green got the final two outs of the top of the ninth inning.
With Geraldo Perdomo going 2-4, Jake McCarthy, Joey Rose, Francis Martinez going 1-4, and those being the only hits for the Hops, it shouldn’t be a surprise they were shutout. One of those hits by Perdomo really shouldn’t even count, since Perdomo was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double; There were only eight baserunners total, the team only drew three walks(Andy Yerzy, Jorge Perez, L.T. Tolbert), and the team only had two runners in scoring position. The closest that Hillsboro came to threatening was when they had Perdomo at first and Jake McCarthy at 2nd with only one out in the bottom of the eighth, but Andy Yerzy grounded into a double play to end the inning.
Wilfry Cruz went five innings, and gave up four runs on six hits, a walk, a hit by pitch, and uncorked a pair of wild pitches, and struck out two. Cruz allowed a solo homer in fourth and a solo homer in the fifth. Pedro Zorrilla pitched a scoreless inning in the sixth, and then allowed a lead off triple in the seventh, which would score on a groundout. Zorrilla would allow a couple more singles in the inning, but would get out of the rest of the inning unscathed. Tyler Jandron faced three batters but was only able to get one out, so Jake Polancic got the final two outs of the eighth and got the Osprey out of the inning without the inherited runners scoring, and pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
Blaze Alexander went 2-4 with a solo home run in the first inning, and would score a run in the third. Buddy Kennedy was 2-3 with a double and a walk, and would score two runs of his own as well. Eddie Hernandez was 1-4 with a doubled in a run, and would reach on an error and steal a base. Nick Dalesandro was 1-3 and also doubled in a run. Brandon Leyton was 1-4 but drove in a key pair of runs
The AZL D-backs were shutout and held to just one hit and four baserunners total, with Alex King going 1-3 with a double and walk accounting for half of the baserunners.
Levi Kelly pitched a scoreless first inning, Alex Valdez pitched two innings and gave up a run in the second. Liu Fuenmayor pitched two perfect innings, and struck out one. Ryan Ricci pitched an inning, and gave up a two run home run. Carlos Ventura faced three batters, allowed one to score and was only able to get one out and was charged with additional run that Michael Blazek inherited and allowed to score. Blazek got the final two outs of seventh. Oliver Rosario pitched two innings, and allowed one hit and one run, a solo home run in the eighth.
Eric Mendez had a quality start, and gave up one run on two hits and a walk, thanks to a couple wild pitches, and struck out five. Rigoberto pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh inning, but ended up giving up three run in the eighth inning. Jose Valencia allowed another run in the ninth inning.
Jorge Barrosa was 3-5 with a home run and Jose Reyes was 3-5 with three stolen bases. Alejandro Alcide was 1-4 with a stolen base.
Bryam Pena had a rough outing in his three innings. Pena gave up three runs (two earned) off of four hits, walked three batters, hit two, and also balked twice. Junior Mieses went five innings and gave up one run on seven hits, two walks and a couple of wild pitches, while striking out six. The Dbacks2 had just four hits and three walks. Yordeni Santana was the only D-backs2 to reach base more than once, and went 1-3 with a hit by pitch and stolen base. Andres Cordero tripled and scored a run. Roman Ruiz singled and knocked in a run, and stole a base.