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Minor League Recap 7/14/2019

Dback affiliates won just two of six games, with two extra innings losses and a blow out

Diamondbacks affiliates won just two out of six games played. Jackson had a doubleheader, but both games were scratched due to weather

Minor Leagues Notes

Once again playing around with Fangraphs.com Minor League Leaderboard tool, this time with pitching, pitcher Luis Frias really stands out. Frias leads all qualified Dbacks in K/9 (13.96) K%(40.4%!) K-BB% (29.8) FIP(1.84), XFIP (2.50), is third with his still miniscule 1.82 ERA. The odd thing is that Frias has the ninth highest BABIP. However there are two big caveats caveats: Frias has the second highest BB/9 and only pitched 29 innings. If you want to go to a guy who's actually pitched since April, you have to go to guys like Cole Stapler or Jeff Bain, and neither are a clearcut leader like Frias is.

Reno Aces 4 Tacoma Rainiers 5 F/10

Joel Payamps went five innings, and allowed just one run on four hits and six walks, while striking out six. The lone run came via the long ball in the bottom of the first. Stefan Crichton pitched the following two innings, and allowed two runs on five hits. Ben Taylor followed with a scoreless eighth. Reno had this one in the bag, leading 4-3 going into the bottom of the ninth, but Jimmy Sherfy allowed a solo home run to tie up and send the game into the tenth inning. With an autorunner at second and Marc Rzepczynski on the mound, the lead runner reached thanks to fielding error by 1B Yasmany Tomas, which put runners on the corners. Rzepczynski then intentionally walked the next batter load the bases. The next batter singled, ending the game.

Albert Rosario knocked in a pair of runs in the top of the second with a single. Caleb Joseph, added a solo homer in the fourth, then Evan Marzilli doubled and scored on a Carlos Asuaje single later in the inning.

Lake Elsinore Storm 8 Visalia Rawhide 1

Justin Vernia had a rough outing, allowing all eight runs in four and two thirds innings, though Jayson McKinley allowed his two inherited base runners to score before getting the final out of the fifth inning. McKinley would go on to pitch two scoreless inning, before being replaced by Cole Bartlett, who'd pitch two innings facing the minimum. The only offense in the game would come in the bottom of the second, when Renae Martinez and Camden Duzenack hit back to back singles, followed by a sac fly from Anfernee Grier. A run would score during the play thanks to a throwing error by the Storm's shortstop.

Kane County Cougars 7 West Michigan WhiteCaps 2

Jackson Goddard pitched six innings with just an unearned run allowed, six hits, one walk, and five strikeouts. Blake Workman followed with three innings with an another unearned run allowed, two hits, two walks, and five strikeouts.

The Cougars scored four runs in the seventh and then three more in the ninth. Alek Thomas was 2-5 with a double and three runs batted in, and Zach Shannon was 3-4 with a double.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 3 Hillsboro Hops 7

Deyni Olivero went five and two thirds innings, allowed two runs on six hits and a walk, while striking out two. Yaramil Hiraldo followed with one and a third scoreless inning, and Jacob Stevens followed with a scoreless inning of his own. Bryan Menendez allowed a solo homer in the ninth inning.

Jorge Barrosa was 2-3 with a triple and a walk, and Jesus Marriaga was 3-4 with a double. Tristin English was 2-3 with a walk, and Francis Martinez and Nick Dalesandro both had two hit nights, with the latter contributing a sac fly.

Ogden Raptors 17 Missoula Osprey 11

Not a lot of positives in this one, other than the hitting. Tristen Carranza was a triple short of the cycle, going 3-4 with a walk, a double, and a two run home run. Spencer Brickhouse was 3-4 with a triple and a walk. DH/1B Francis Martinez was 3-5 with two run homerun and a three run home run, but was caught stealing the one time he wasn't trotting around the basepaths.

AZL Giants Orange 3 Azl D-backs 2 F/10

Alex Valdez pitched five scoreless innings with a pair of hits and a walk allowed, with seven strikeouts. Jonathan Stroman walked a batter in a scoreless sixth. Francis Beriguette pitched the seventh and allowed two unearned runs thanks two walks, a wild pitch, and a fielding error. Jhonny Valdez pitched three innings and allowed just an unearned run in the top of the tenth despite allowing just two hits while striking out four batters.

The AZL Dbacks got their first run thanks to a balk with runners on first and third. The Giants Orange manager argued the call, and was ejected following. Oscar Santos would follow with a single, scoring the runner from second.