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Minor League Recap 6/24/19

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Better late than never I guess

Dbacks affiliates took just three out of the seven games played, with Kane County having the day off.

Albuquerque Isotopes 10 Reno Aces 4

Matt Koch went 5.1 innings and allowed 7 runs (one unearned) on ten hits and three walks, while striking out seven. Robby Scott relieved Koch with two on and one out, and not only allowed both runs to score, but was unable to get any outs, and allowed three runs on two walks and a hit. Unfortunately that hit was a grand slam. Ben Taylor relieved Scott, and pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, with two hits and a hit by pitch allowed, and a pair of strikeouts. Joey Krehbiel struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning with a hit and a walk allowed. Lucas Luetge pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Kevin Cron knocked in three out of the four runs, going 3-4 with a pair of two-out solo homers, one in the first and another in the third. Cron also singled in the fifth, scoring Abraham Almonte after he singled and stole second. Juniel Querecuto knocked in Abraham Almonte a second time in the bottom of the seventh.

Jackson Generals 5 Mobile BayBears 6

Riley Smith went 4.1 innings and allowed five runs on nine hits (including a three run homer in the first) and two walks, while striking out six. Miguel Aguilar pitched 1.2 perfect and efficient innings, getting all five outs on 15 pitches. Cameron Gann pitched 1.2 innings and allowed a run on a hit, thanks to Damien Magnifico relieving Gann and immediately giving up a triple. Magnifico got the final out of the eighth, but the damage was done, and Jackson was unable to rally and tie the game back up in the top of ninth.

Jackson got off to a good enough start though, scoring three runs in the top of the first, but Mobile answered back with four runs in the bottom of the inning. They did manage to tie it up thanks to solo homers from Ramon Hernandez and Jamie Westbrook, but they never lead again after the top of the first.

Visalia Rawhide 3 Stockton Ports 11

The fact that there were eight unearned runs and that the second baseman was the best pitcher for Visalia should tell you all you need to know as to why Visalia lost this one. Shumpei Yoshikawa went 3.2 innings and allowed seven runs, with only one of them earned, on seven hits and a walk. Jayson McKinley went 2.2 innings, and allowed four runs, only three earned, on three hits and three walks, while striking out a pair. Mack Lemieux relieved McKinley with two on and one out, and allowed both inherited runners to score. McKinley pitched .2 innings and allowed two hits and a walk. Second baseman Alex King pitched a scoreless inning of mop up duty.

Tim Susnara got the Rawhide on board in the third, with a solo homer. The Rawhide added another run in the top of the fifth after Anfernee Grier walked, advanced to third on a Tim Susnara single, and scored on a Jorge Perez single. A third run crossed the plate in the ninth thanks three walks and a wild pitch.

Vancouver Canadians 4 Hillsboro Hops 13

Luis Frias pitched 5.0 scoreless innings, with a wild pitch, a pair of hits, and three walks allowed, with nine strikeouts. Jake Polancic allowed a walk in a scoreless sixth. Jose Almonte pitched 2.1 innings and allowed four runs on two hits, a walk, and a hit by pitch. Robby Baldwin relieved Almonte with one out and the bases loaded, and allowed all three runners to score. Baldwin pitched .2 innings, with a wild pitch and a hit, but didn't allow any further runs to score and struck out two.

Every single Hillsboro batter reached bases at least once, and aside from DH Lucas Herbert, reached base at least twice. Shortstop Steven Leyton arguably had the best night at the plate going 3-4 with a double (one of just two extra base hits for the hops) and a walk. Jorge Barrosa was 3-4 with a pair of steals, and Ricky Martinez was 3-4 with a double (the other extra base hit)

Billings Mustangs 10 Missoula Osprey 7

Tyler Poulin pitched 2.1 innings and allowed seven runs on five hits (including a two run homer in the first), a hit by pitch, and two walks, while striking out one. Ezequiel De La Cruz relieved Poulin with two on and one out, and allowed both inherited runners to score. De La Cruz went 1.2 innings and allowed three runs on six hits and a walk, while striking out one. All three runs came on a three run homer in the fourth. Denson Hull relieved De La Cruz, and pitched three scoreless innings, allowed just a hit, and struck out five. Breckin Williams pitched two scoreless innings, and also allowed just a hit, and struck out four.

The Osprey got their first run in the bottom of the second, after Liover Peguero singled, and scored on a David Sanchez double. They scored another run in the bottom of the third on Kevin Watson solo homer. Watson knocked in another three runs in the bottom of the fourth with a bases clearing double. Down 10-5, the Osprey rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth. Axel Andueza singled, Spencer Brickhouse walked, and Andueza scored on a Liover Peguero ground out. Brickhouse scored on the next at bat, when Tristen Carranza singled and advanced to second a throwing error.

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The D-backs1 pitchers may have collectively allowed just two hits, but they also walked thirteen batters, and it’s amazing they somehow walked away with just one run scoring. Gustavo Del Pozo pitched four scoreless innings, with just one hit allowed, but walked more batters (four) than he struck out (three). Rael Santos pitched a scoreless fifth, but was unable to get any outs in the sixth, and was taken out with the bases loaded for Jonathan Almonte, who allowed one of the base runners to score. Santos’ pitching line was one inning pitched with a run on no hits and five walks. Almonte pitched two scoreless innings, with a hit, a walk, and three strikeouts. Gabriel Vilera pitched two scoreless and hitless innings, but also walked more (three) than he struck out (two).

Dsl D-backs2 6 DSL Cardinals Red 3

Justin Martinez pitched 4.0 innings and allowed one run on a wild pitch, a hit by pitch, two hits and four walks, while striking out eight. Carlos Meza went three innings, and allowed an unearned run on a hit and three walks, while striking out three. Julio Avendano pitched 2.0 innings and allowed a run on two hits and two walks, while striking out three.

In the top of the first, Leodany Perez was hit by pitch and advanced to third on a Teofilo Mendez single. A wild pitch allowed Perez to score, and a single by Dairon Cuevas allowed Mendez to score. In the top of the fourth, Teofilo Mendez scored on another wild pitch. In the top of the fifth, Carlos Goris walked, stole second and advance to third on a throwing error during the play. Leodany Perez then singled, scoring Goris. The Dbacks2 scored a run in the top of the seventh after walking Danyer Sanabria with the bases load, and another run in the top of the ninth after walking Leodany Perez with the bases loaded.