Diamondbacks affiliates won three out of the six games played, with the Arizona League Dbacks and the two Dominican Summer League teams had a scheduled day off.
A solid start by Neftali Feliz and great hitting were tossed to the way side as Reno’s bullpen turned a 5-2 lead after the bottom of the fifth into a 12-6 deficit going into the bottom of the ninth. The Aces made a valiant effort, and scored three runs, but the six run lead by the Royals was just too much. Ildemaro Vargas was 3-5 at the plate, as was Rey Fuentes, who was 3-5 with a triple. Christian Walker was 2-4 with a triple, and Cody Decker hit a pinch hit triple. Socrates Brito was 2-4 with a triple and a walk. Yasmany Tomas got the start in left field, and was 2-5 with a double.
Neftali Feliz got the start and performed quite well, going five innings, and giving up two runs on four hits (with one being a solo HR in the fifth), no walks (though he did have a wild pitch and Hit-by-pitch), while striking out six. Freshly promoted from AA Jackson, Joel Payamps/ first game with Reno probably did not go as he would have liked. In three innings pitched, Payamos gave up nine hits (five being XBHs) and six runs. However Joey Krehbiel struggled even more, as he gave up four runs on five hits, including a three run home run.
Barry Enright got the start, pitched 5.0 innings, and gave up six hits and walked three batter, allowing four runs to score. Ryan Atkinson pitched two scoreless innings, allowing just a walk and struck out a pair of walks. Tyler Mark would replace Atkinson and pitch the eighth. After back-to-back singles and a fielder’s choice put runners on first and third, a wild pitch would allow a run to score. After getting out of the eighth, Mark would allow two more runs in the ninth and was unable to get the third out of the inning. Bud Jeter would relieve Mark and get the final out of the ninth.
Newly promoted catcher Dominic Miroglio was 2-4 in his second game at AA. Ben DeLuzio tripled and scored a run, and had an outfield assist throwing a runner out at home from centerfield. Marty Herum singled and walked, and Rudy Flores doubled. Josh Prince as hitless but collected a pair of walks.
Riley Smith went 6.1 innings, and gave up 10 hits, but allowed only one run, and walked only one batter while striking out seven. Breckin Williams pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, walked none, and struck out a pair of batters. Coming in the game with a 5-1 lead in the ninth inning, Carlos Bustamante gave up just one hit (a two run home run, thanks to an error earlier in the inning), but got all three outs on strikeouts.
The offense was basically all Ramon Hernandez and Pavin Smith. Ramon Hernandez was 2-3. took a hit by pitch, hit a two run home run, and scored two runs. Pavin Smith was 2-4, doubled, and scored two runs. Luis Silverio knocked in a run when singled in his only hit of the game, and committed a fielding error only to redeem himself defensively by throwing out a runner at hoe.
Mack Lemieux had a extremely bad outing, so bad in fact, his game score was in the negatives. That’s not a joke either, his game score was -11. Lemieux gave up one run in the first, and then gave up ten runs without being able to record the final out of the second inning. Carlos Hernandez would allow two more runs in his 2.2 innings pitched, and Juan Torres would give up three in his 1.2 innings pitched. Rafael Pujols would be the one Kane County pitcher to have a good outing, would allow just a single and a walk in two innings he pitched.
The first three in the Cougars line up was productive, with Jose Caballero was 1-5 with a solo homerun, Yoel Yanqui was 2-5 with a two run home run in the seventh inning, and Jancarlos Cintron was 2-5 with a double, and catcher Jose Herrera was 2-4.
Ryan Weiss pitched 3.0 innings and gave up three runs, Kenny Hernandez pitched 2.1 innings and gave up three more runs in the top of the sixth. Chester Pimentel gave up one more to make it 7-4 in the 7th inning. Yeison Santana and Kai-Wei Lin would both toss a perfect inning, with the latter striking out a batter, and the former striking out two.
Jake McCarthy was hitless in two at bats, but had drawn a couple of walks, only for him to get thrown out trying to steal second, and get picked off first the other time. William Gorman hit a three run homerun in the second to tie the game up briefly in the third at 3-3, and would reach again on an error and score putting the Hops up 4-3, before
Missoula scored three runs in the first off Devon Perez, and then scored six more in the second, with seven batters facing Perez without recording an out, Alex Thomas was 4-5 with a double, Buddy Kennedy and Zach Shannon were both 2-4 with a walk, and
Andy Toelken got the start and went four innings, and was scoreless through the first three innings, and was an out away from making it four scoreless innings. Toelken walked none, and struck out two while getting seven groundouts to just one fly out. Jacob Stevens replaced Toelken in the fifth inning, and pitched a scoreless fifth and sixth inning and struck out one. Mailon Arroyo pitched in a scoreless seventh and eighth, and managed more strikeouts (with three) than any other pitcher appearing in the game. Omar Herman struck out a batter in the ninth in a scoreless inning, ane allowed no hits or walks, though he did hit a batter.