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Minor League Recap 6/8/19: Jeff Bain Strikes out Thirteen in Seven, Rigoberto Borbolla Strikes Out Nine in Four Innings

the Two Diamondbacks Pitchers Had Impressive Strikeout totals, But Only One of Them Won

Jeff Bain, Visalia Rawhide

Dbacks affiliates took two out of five the games that finished. Jackson did have a game, but play was suspended due to inclement weather, so they will finish that game as part of a doubleheader Sunday.

Snake Stars/Highlighted Performances

Jeff Bain, RHP Visalia 7.0 IP 2 runs 6 H 2 BB 13 Ks

Rigoberto Borbolla, LHP Dbacks2, 4 IP 0 H 1BB 9ks

Abraham Almonte, CF Reno, 1-3 with a home run, walk, and a stolen base

Alek Thomas, CF Kane County, 2-4 with a home run

Reno Aces 5 vs Memphis RedBirds 3

Taylor Widener had a bounce-back start after a very rough start his last time out. Widener went five innings, and allowed three runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out five. Stefan Crichton followed with three scoreless innings, with just a lone hit allowed, with no walks and four strikeouts. Jimmy Sherfy struck out a batter in a scoreless ninth inning, though he did allow a hit and a walk, bringing the winning run to the plate.

The Aces got two runs on the board in the bottom of the second. Wyatt Mathisen and Travis Snider lead the inning off with back-to-back walks, Caleb Joseph reached on a fielding error to load the bases, and then Juniel Querecuto hit a single that scored Mathisen and Snider.

After the RedBirds scored a run in top of the fourth to make the score 2-1, the Aces scored two runs in the bottom of the inning that would end up being the difference maker in the game. Widener helped his own cause, hitting a one out single, then scoring on an Abraham Almonte home run, putting the Aces up 4 to 1. The RedBirds scored another run in the top of the fifth to make the score 4 to 2, but Reno added a much needed insurance run in the bottom of the inning. Yasmany Tomas and Wyatt Mathisen hit back to back singles to lead off, and after Travis Snider and Caleb Joseph went down on strikeouts, Juniel Querecuto singled, scoring Tomas, putting the Aces up 5-2.

Visalia Rawhide 1 vs Modesto Nuts 4

Jeff Bain had a very impressive outing, but the Rawhide just couldn’t figure out Ian McKinney, despite six hits and three walks in five innings. Bain got the start, and went 7 innings, allowed two runs on six hits(including a solo homer) and two walks, while striking out thirteen batters. Aside from the solo homer allowed in the second, Bain was cruising throughout the start. Luis Castillo followed with two innings, allowed two runs (one unearned thanks to a fielding error by Castillo in the eighth inning) on two hits and a hit by pitch, but walked none and struck out two.

The Rawhide scored the lone run in the bottom of the seventh. L.T. Tolbert doubled, Renae Martinez walked, and then Luis Alejandro Basabe singled, scoring Tolbert and

Kane County Cougars 2 vs Quad Cities River Bandits 3

Justin Lewis and Andy Toelken had very solid outings, but bad defense and a lack of offense cost the Cougars the game. Lewis went five innings and allowed two runs on four hits(including a solo homer), a hit by pitch, and a two walks, while striking out four. Andy Toelken went three innings, and allowed an unearned run on two hits and an errant pickoff throw, while walking none and striking out one.

The Cougars got the first of two runs in the top of the fifth when Tra Holmes hit a bunt single, advanced to second on a Keshawn Lynch single, advanced to third on a Alek Thomas ground out, then scored on a Eduardo Diaz sac fly. They’d add another run in the top of the seventh after Alek Thomas hit a solo homer, his sixth of the year.

DSL DBacks1 2 vs DSL Blue Jays 5

The Dbacks1 scored two runs in the top of the first, but couldn't muster anymore offense than that.

Luis Urias went two innings and allowed three runs (two earned) despite no hits, thanks to four walks, a hit by pitch, a passed and a balk. Hamilton Andujar followed up with four innings, allowing one run on four hits, a hit by pitch and a wild pitch, while walking none and striking out one. Victor Martinez went 1.1 innings and allowed one run on no hits and three walks, while striking out three. Jeanpier Cova pitched 2/3 of a scoreless inning, but allowed an inherited runner to score.

DSL Dbacks2 6 @ DSl Brewers 1

Bryam Pena went 3.0 innings and allowed two hits, two walks, two hit by pitches, a wild pitch, and a unearned run thanks to a couple fielding errors by first baseman Alexander Amador. Rigoberto Borbolla was extremely impressive, tossing four no-hit innings, with just a walk and nine strikeouts. Jose Bohorquez went two scoreless innings with just a hit by pitch, while striking out one.

Down 1-0 after the second inning, the Dbacks2 scored two runs in the second after Dairon Cuevas singled, and Esteban Aquino doubled putting runners on first and third. A passed ball allowed Cuevas to score and Aquino to advance to third, and then Alexander Amador singled, scoring Aquino.

The Dbacks2 scored four in the bottom of the fourth when Danyer Sanabria reached on a fielding error, Dairon Cuevas then followed up with a single. The box score doesn’t have it listed as an error or anything, but somehow the runners ended up on second and third. After a quick out, Ricardo Caldera walked to load the bases. Alexander Amador then hit a bases clearing triple, and Jose Marcano followed up with a single, scoring Amador.