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Minor League Recap 6/2/19: A Rough Day In Albuquerque

Diamondbacks affiliates took just one out of four games played on Sunday, with the DSL teams having the day off

Diamondbacks affiliates took just won game, Jackson’s, while dropping the other three. The Dominican Summer League has Sundays as regularly scheduled off days, so neither played.

Highlighted Performances:

Pitcher: Justin Lewis, Kane County, 5.2 IP 1 Run 3 H 3 BB 6 K

Hitter: Pavin Smith 4-4 with a double and two walks

Reno Aces 9 Albuquerque Isotopes 16

Four four-run innings spelled doom for Reno’s chances in this one, although the offense did their best to keep the game from being a total laugher until the end. What started out as a promising start for Taylor Widener with three scoreless innings turned into a rough start with Widener being tagged for seven runs in four and two thirds innings. The rest of the pitching staff didn't fair much better, with only Joey Krehbeil coming out of this one unscathed.

Offensively, several Aces batters had nice nights, which is worth mentioning. Caleb Joseph went 2-4 with a homer, Juniel Querecuto went 3-5 with a homer, Matt Szczur was 2-4 with a homer, and Cody Decker was 2-4 with a walk and a homer. Tyler Heineman hit a pinch hit three run home run in the sixth inning.

I'll just let you read the box score for the rest of this one.

Jackson Generals 14 Birmingham Barons 12

This was a back and forth affair, with the scoring getting tied up or the lead changing a total of eight times. The game would get tied up 9-9, and sent to extra innings. In the top of the tenth, Jackson scored five runs thanks to the bases being loaded for a sac fly by Jazz Chisholm, a three run homer by Ramon Hernandez, and a pinch hit solo shot by the next batter, Matt Jones. They would need the five runs as Connor Grey allowed a three run homer in the bottom of the tenth, but the Generals would hold on to the lead to win it.

Ricky Nolasco got the start (Yes, that Ricky Nolasco) and went 4.0 inning and allowed two runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out four. Tyler Mark went 1 2/3 innings and allowed five runs (four earned) on three hit, a wild pitch, a throwing error and four walks, while striking out four. Miguel Aguilar followed with 1 1/3 perfect innings, and struck out a pair of batters. Damien Magnifico allowed two runs on three hits in the eighth inning, while walking none and striking out a batter. Junior Garcia pitched a scoreless ninth inning, walking one. Connor Grey pitched the tenth as previously mentioned, allowing three runs (one unearned from the autorunner) on two hits.

As a high scoring affair, there were a number of noteworthy offensive performances. Pavin Smith was 4-4 with a double and two walks. Daulton Varsho was also 2-6 with a solo homer, Andy Young was 2-6 with a two run homer and a double, and Ramon Hernandez was also 2-6 with a three run home run. Dominic Miroglio was 3-4 with a double and a walk, and Jamie Westbrook was 3-6.

Visalia Rawhide 2 Modesto Nuts 4

Jeff Bain went 4 23 innings, and allowed three runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out six. Ryan Fritze went an inning and allowed on run four walks, while striking out one. Jayson McKinley went 2 1⁄3 scoreless innings and allowed just a hit while striking out a pair of batters.

The Rawhide were down 4-0 until the eighth, when they scored a pair of runs thanks to a single by Renae Martinez, a triple by Jorge Perez that scored Martinez, and a single by LT Tolbert that scored perez.

Kane County Cougars 1 Clinton LumberKings 2

Justin Lewis went 5 23 innings, allowing a run on three hits and three walks, along with a couple wild pitches, while striking out six. Wesley Rodriguez pitched a scoreless inning, though he allowed a hit and a pair of walks. Chester Pimentel allowed a run on a pair of walks, a wild pitch, and a sac fly which ended up being the difference maker in the game. Bryan Menendez pitched to one batter in the eighth, getting the batter out on a popout in foul ground.

The Cougars were able to score only a run in the top of the eighth on a double by Alek Thomas, a single by Eduardo Diaz, and a sac fly by Buddy Kennedy.