Diamondbacks affiliates took five out of six games played, with only the Dbacks2 of the Dominican Summer League losing their game.
☆☆☆: Wyatt Mathisen (above), Reno: 3-for-4, four R, three RBI, two HR, BB
☆☆: Gerald Ogando, DSL: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, O BB, 4 SO
☆: Luis Alejandro Basabe, Visalia: 2-for-4, two R, three RBI, HR, TPL, BB
0 stars: Luis Mendoza, DSL: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, Error
Matt Koch went six innings and gave up five runs on eight hits, but no walks to two strikeouts. Koch of course was hurt by the long ball, with a two run homerun allowed in the bottom of the first, and two out solo homer in the sixth. Lucas Luetge allowed an unearned run on a hit, a walk, a throwing error, and a wild pitch in the seventh, while striking out a batter. Ben Taylor pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning, allowing just a hit and no walks, while striking out a pair of batters.
Down two runs in the top of the second, the Aces scored three runs after back to back walks to Cody Decker and Wyatt Mathisen, followed by a three run homer by Matt Szczur. The Isotopes scored a run in the bottom of the inning to tie it up, but the Aces scored five runs in the top of the third put them back ahead. Domingo Leyba singled and Yasmany Tomas doubled him in, and a strikeout later, Wyatt Mathisen hit a two-run homer. Matt Szczur followed with a walk, and a flyout later, Marty Herum hit the second two-run homerun of the inning. Mathisen came home in the fifth after doubling, and scoring on a Matt Szczur single.. and again in the top of the seventh with his second homer, a solo shot to left center to lead off the inning. The Aces added an 11th run in ninth when Marty Herum walked and Abraham Almonte doubled him in.
Bo Takahashi went seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out five. Damien Magnifico allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless eighth inning. Junior Garcia allowed two runs, potential costing the Generals the game in the ninth. The two runs, one unearned, came on two hits, two walks, a throwing error, and a wild pitch.
Pavin Smith doubled and Jazz Chisholm followed up with a two run home run to put the Generals up 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth. The Lookouts quickly tied the game back up in the top fifth, and the score would stay tied until the top of the ninth, when Junior Garcia allowed two runs to score. Jackson then scored three runs to come from behind and win it in the bottom of the inning. Jamie Westbrook walked, and Daulton Varsho reached on a fielding error to lead things off. An out later Pavin Smith singled, scoring Westbrook, putting runners on the corners. Jazz Chisholm then walked to load the bases, and Jeffrey Baez then hit a fly ball single to center that scored Varsho. Chisholm was thrown out at second, and Smith went to third. Ben DeLuzio then hit a singled that scored Smith for the winning run.
Visalia jumped out to an early lead, scoring four runs in the first after JanCarlos Cintron and Camden Duzenack hit back to back singles to lead off the game, a double by Renae Martinez that scored Cintron, and then a three run homer from Luis Alejandro Basabe. The Rawhide added another run in the second after Mark Karaviotis doubled in Camden Duzenack to put them up 5-0. Basabe tripled and scored a run in the top of the sixth. After blowing a 6-0 lead, Renae Martinez hit a grand slam in the top of the ninth to put Visalia up 10-6.
Justin Vernia got the start, going 4 2/3 innings and allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk, while striking out five. Vernia was actually solid prior to the fifth inning, putting up four scoreless innings. Cole Bartlett relieved Vernia, and got the final out of the fifth, although not before allowing an inherited runner to score. Bartlett would go 2.1 innings, and allow a run on three hits, a wild pitch, and a walk, while striking out three. Kyler Stout would follow with 1 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks, while striking out one. West Tunnell relieved Stout with two on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and got the final out of the game.
Matt Tabor had another strong start, going five innings, striking out eight, while walking only one batter, and allowing just three hits. The only real mistake Tabor Made was a two run home run in the fourth, but was otherwise spotless. Ryan Miller followed with 2 1/3 innings, allowing a run on four hits and a walk, while striking out two. Ethan Larrison followed with 1 2/3 innings perfect innings, striking out two. This was largely a small ball effort, with every run scoring via single or a sac fly, aside from Alek Thomas’ two run double in the top of the second.
Gerald Ogando threw five scoreless innings, allowed just a hit, while striking out four and walking none. Jean Marcelino followed with four innings, allowed just a run on four hits while striking out five and walking none. The Dbacks1 got on board with a run in the first, thanks to a double by Juan Batista, a wild pitch, and a sac fly. They’d add another run with a two run homer by Alexander Hernandez in the top of the third. In the top of the sixth they’d tack on another pair of runs after Hernandez singled, Osvaldo Satilien walked, and Manuel Garcia singled to load the bases. Cristian Estrella hit into a ground out, with Hernandez scoring, and Santillien scored on a single by Endy Estrada, the following batter.
Down 8-2, the Dbacks2 scored 5 runs to nearly tie it up, but they couldn’t muster anymore offense than that. Carlos Telleria pitched three innings, allowed an unearned on three walks and two hit hit by pitches and a sac fly, while striking out four. Julio Avendano allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits, while striking out three in two innings. Luis Mendoza allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks, with multiple errors all around. Bernardo Rodriguez and Bryan Castillo followed with a scoreless inning apiece.