Only three games were played yesterday, thanks to inclement weather suspending Jackson game against Jacksonville. They’ll play a double header today (4/7/19), while the rest of the affiliates won only one out of the three contests that were played.
Pitcher Of The Day:
The Visalia Rawhide Pitching staff, who combined for 11 scoreless innings, allowing just five hits, 5 walks, and 17 strikeouts.
Hitter Of The Day
Travis Snider, RF/LF Reno Aces 3-4 BB, 2B
Domingo Leyba would double and a score run in the first, giving starter Joel Payamps a 1-0 lead, but that 1-0 lead would be the only time the Aces lead the game. Joel Payamps was solid through four innings, giving up three runs, two earned, on five hits and a walk. Payamps allowed two runs in the second, the first coming on a solo home run, with an unearned run courtesy of a passed ball by Alberto Rosario, which allowed a runner to advance to third, who immediately scored thanks to a follow up single, giving the Grizzlies a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second. Payamps would allow another run, making the score 3-1, before exiting the game. Domingo Leyba would single and score on a double from Travis Snider in the fifth inning, making the score 3-2.
Stefan Crichton would enter the game and toss a scoreless fifth inning, but would lose the ability to hit the strikezone in the sixth, walking two batters, and throwing two wild pitches, forcing him to exit the game with two outs. Braden Shipley would walk the first batter he faced, and than followed up with a grand slam, making the score 7-2. The Aces would score a run in the top of the seventh, thanks to a solo homer from Yasmany Tomas, making the score 7-3, but Braden Shipley would allow another run in the seventh, making the score 8-3. In the top of the eighth, Abraham Almonte would double and score Alberto Rosario, making the score 8-4. Marc Rzepczynski would pitch a scoreless eighth inning. Despite walks by Travis Snider and Caleb Joseph with two outs, the Aces were unable to score any runs in the ninth, with Andrew Aplin striking out to end the game.
Excellent pitching in this game, with the only run of the game crossing the plate in the last play of the game in the bottom of the eleventh. Kevin McCanna got the start, and tossed four innings, and allowed just two hits and a walk, while striking out six. Lane Ratliff came on in the fifth, and pitched three and two thirds scoreless innings, and allowed a hit and a walk, while striking out four. West Tunnell pitched one and third scoreless innings, and allowed a hit, a walk, and struck out one. Kyler Stout pitched two innings, and allowed a hit and two walks, but got all six of his outs on strikeouts.
The lone run of game came in the bottom of the eleventh, with Camden Duzenack starting the inning as the automatic runner, Jose Caballero would hit a sacrifice bunt, but would reach on a fielding error. Caballero would advance to second thanks to defensive indifference. Jancarlos Cintron would then single on a groundball to right field, scoring Camden Duzenack and winning the game.
Justin Lewis, who has some serious eyebrows, got the start, and was solid through the first three innings, but was unable to get any outs in the fourth. Lewis walked the first three batter he faced, then allowed a single scoring a run. Lewis would allow the fourth walk of the inning with the bases loaded, before being taken out of the game for Kenny Hernandez. Hernandez would hit the first batter he faced with pitch, forcing in another run, and then a force out on the next batter would allow a fourth run to score. Hernandez would then throw a wild pitch, strike out the next batter, and then walk the fifth batter of the inning, before getting another strike out to end the inning. Hernandez would pitch three more innings, and would pitch a scoreless fifth inning, but would allow two more runs in the sixth inning. Hernandez would settle down and pitch scoreless seventh, before being taken out for Blake Workman, who would pitch a scoreless eighth. Jorge Perez lead off the game with a solo home run, but the Cougars wouldn’t score more runs after that, largely in part to there being only one other hit in the game, by LT Tolbert, along with just two walks in the game, one by Geraldo Perdomo, and the other by Jose Herrera.