The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined for a 4-0 record
(A+) Visalia Rawhide 5, Inland Empire 66ers 1: Josh Green struck out 11 and allowed just 2 singles over 6 scoreless innings, setting the tone for the pitching staff. Visalia would score 2 runs in the 2nd and that was enough to win it, although they would tack on 3 more runs. Luis Alejandro Basabe collected 3 hits and a walk and Eduardo Diaz had a single and a double in 4 trips to the plate. Jared Miller once again struggled to throw strikes, allowing a single and 2 walks to the 4 batters he faced before giving way to Luis Castillo. Castillo would get out of the inning, although he’d walk a run in before getting the third out. Castillo then pitched a scoreless 8th inning before handing the ball to West Tunnell, who would strike out the side in order for the 9th.
(A) Kane County Cougars 3, South Bend Cubs 2: Matt Tabor racked up another strong start, allowing just a solo homer and 4 hits overall in 5 2⁄3 innings while striking out 9 with no walks. Kane County scored their first run on a botched double play and Zack Shannon added a 2-run homer in the 3rd. Blake Workman would get the final out of the 6th before turning things over to Chester Pimentel, who allowed 1 run in 3 innings to secure the save.
(Rk+) Missoula Osprey 7, Orem Owlz 1: For the second straight start in a row, Patrick McGuff pitched 7 innings of 1 run ball with 9 strikeouts. McGuff would allow a solo homer to the second batter he faced, but allowed just 1 more hit the rest of the way. Spencer Brickhouse would answer the Orem homer with a 2-run blast of his own to take a 2-1 lead. Axel Andueza would add a sac fly and Tristen Carranza homered to make it 4-1 in the 7th. The Osprey would blow it open in the 8th when Brickhouse came up again with the bases loaded. He would blast a double to the gap to score all three runs to give him 5 RBI on the day and finish a triple short of the cycle.
(Rk) AZL Dbacks 9, AZL Padres One 4: The Dbacks would score the first two runs of the game on a Neyfy Castillo sac fly and a Wilmer Flores RBI single. Flores is 4 for 6 with a double in his rehab stint and seems close to returning to the MLB roster. The Padres would tie the game in the 3rd on an RBI triple and a passed ball. The Dbacks would take the lead in the 6th thanks to a parade of hits. Flores started off the inning with a single and scored on Castillo’s double. An error put two runners on base for Jose Cuerpa, who doubled home both runners before scoring on a Glenallen Hill Jr. triple. The Dbacks would add 3 more runs in the 9th for good measure, taking advantage of an error in the outfield before Cuerpa drove in two more runners.