The Diamondbacks Minor League Affiliates combined to go 2-2. Visalia, Hillsboro, and Missoula did not play yesterday. Here are the stars of last night’s games:
AZL Dbacks 2B Alex King 4 for 6, 2B, 2 HR, SB, 4 RBI, 3 R
AZL Dbacks DH Kristian Robinson 3 for 5, 2B, 2 R
AZL Dbacks 1B David Garza 3 for 4, 2 2B, BB, 3 RBI, R
Jackson RHP Jon Duplantier 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, GS 73
Kane County RHP Cole Bartlett 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, GS 62, L (3-2)
Reno Aces 6, Oklahoma City Dodgers 5: Alex Young allowed 3 runs in 6 innings, surrendering 9 hits and 1 walk while striking out 6. Trailing 3-0 in the 7th, the Aces scored 4 runs off Brock Stewart on a trio of home runs. Kevin Cron, Rey Fuentes, and Anthony Recker did the deed as they combined for 4 RBI in the inning. Sandwiched between the homers was a Jamie Westbrook double. Fuentes would then give the Diamondbacks the lead again with a 2-run single in the 8th inning. Braden Shipley and Silvino Bracho were shaky in the final 2 frames, but weren’t bad enough to surrender the lead.
Jackson Generals 1, Tennessee Smokies 2: Jon Duplantier started the game and was rolling as he retired all 15 batters he faced. He struck out 3 hitters and induced 7 groundouts vs. 3 flyouts in his start. Unfortunately, the Generals offense was equally as stymied with only a Rudy Flores double and Marty Herum single combining to be the Generals’ only run. Daniel Gibson relieved Duplantier in the 6th and allowed a pair of runs.
Kane County Cougars 1, Burlington Bees 2: Cole Bartlett allowed 2 runs in 7 innings, but lost due to a lack of offensive support. Bartlett allowed 8 hits, walked none, and struck out 2 as he attempted to grit through the game. His battery mate gave him an early 1-0 lead after an RBI single in the 1st, but Burlington scored their runs in the bottom half of the frame. After the 1st, neither team scored again.
AZL Dbacks 11, AZL Padres 6: Antonio Cardenas allowed just 1 run in 4 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits. In the meantime, the offense went to work early with a pair of 3-spots in the 1st and 3rd innings. From the leadoff spot, Alex King was the ignitor with a pair of home runs, including a leadoff homer, scoring 3 runs and driving in 4. David Garza added 3 RBI and Kristian Robinson had 3 hits. King’s 2nd homer put the Dbacks up 10-2 and they cruised from there.