The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined for a 3-1 record.
Here are the stars from last night’s game:
☆☆☆ Jackson RHP Connor Grey 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, W (2-0)
☆☆ Kane County LHP Michel Gelabert 5 IP, 1 H, 2 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, W (1-0)
☆ Jackson 3B Drew Ellis 2 for 4, 2B, BB, RBI, R
(AAA) Reno Aces 5, Albuquerque Isotopes 7: With Jon Duplantier called up to make the start tonight, Alex Young made the spot start for Reno and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits over 4 1⁄3 innings, which put Reno behind early. Solo home runs by Domingo Leyba and Yasmany Tomas were the main source of offense early. The Aces would cut the deficit down to 5-3, but Mark Rzepcyznski would allow 2 tack-on runs in the 7th, which ultimately proved to be problematic because Marty Herum would end up hitting a 2-run homer in the 9th.
(AA) Jackson Generals 5, Chattanooga Lookouts 0: Every was rolling for Jackson with a strong offensive effort combined with dominant pitching. Connor Grey allowed just 2 singles over 6 innings with no walks and 4 strikeouts. Jackson would put together 16 hits in the game, with Jamie Westbrook and Galli Cribbs Jr. both getting three apiece. Prospects Pavin Smith, Andy Young, and Drew Ellis would also get multihit games in the linup, the latter reaching base three times when adding a walk. Every position player that had an AB in the game either had a hit or RBI.
(A+) Visalia Rawhide 5, Modesto Nuts 3: Renae Martinez’s 3-run homer would end up proving to be decisive for the Rawhide, which turned a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 lead. Shumpei Yoshikawa allowed 3 runs (1 earned) in 4 2⁄3 innings, falling one out short of picking up the win when his battery mate provided the game-winning home run in the next half inning. Visalia would score their first two runs on a strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out double play at 2nd with the runner from third moving up and a bloop single. Armed with the lead, the bullpen was nails the rest of the way, allowing no more runs over the final 4 1⁄3 innings.
(A) Kane County Cougars 6, Peoria Chiefs 2: Michel Gelabert’s first 2019 start went very well, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk in 5 innings while punching out 5 hitters. Geraldo Perdomo opened up the scoring with a 2-run double although he got gunned down trying to stretch it into a triple. Unfortunately some very poor defense allowed 2 runs to score to tie the game in the bottom of the 4th as Gelabert and 3B Buddy Kennedy had 2 key errors. The offense was able to quickly regain the lead immediately when Alek Thomas doubled home two more runners. The last two runs for the Cougars came on bases loaded walks for Keshawn Lynch and Kennedy. Thomas was the only Cougar to record multiple hits in the game.