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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 7/16/2019

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined for a 2-3 record, including a makeup of an April 15th game for Reno. On the games that actually started on July 16th, those teams went 2-2. Due to weather, Jackson had their game canceled.

(AAA) Reno Aces 5, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 (F/11, Resumed from 4/15): Going back to the start of the game three months ago, Taylor Widener allowed 3 runs in 5 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. The Aces put up two runs on El Paso starter Logan Allen to make it 3-2. Rubby De La Rosa and Robby Scott would allow a run each in the 8th and 9th innings to put Reno down 5-2. That is until current Diamondback Kevin Cron launched a 3-run homer with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th that tied the game. After a scoreless 10th inning, the game was suspended. The game resumed in the top of the 11th, where Lucas Luetge allowed the go-ahead run to score while Reno could not counter in the bottom half of the inning.

(AAA) Reno Aces 5, El Paso Chihuahuas 3: Ben Lively’s scoreless start was enough to make Reno a winner, striking out 7 and walking 2 in 5 innings. Reno would score 5 runs in 5 innings to take a 5-0 lead. Matt Szczur had a couple doubles and an RBI to help fuel the Reno offense. The bullpen would allow 3 runs in the final 4 innings, but fortunately got enough outs in time.

(A-) Hillsboro Hops 2, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 8: Andrew Saalfrank would allow a solo home run in his first and only inning, but also struck out the other three batters. Michel Gelabert followed and got crushed for 6 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks over 3 innings with 3 strikeouts. Despite putting traffic on the bases, Hillsboro was unable to plate them as they went 1 for 11 with RISP and stranded 11 on base.

(Rk+) Missoula Osprey 6, Ogden Raptors 9: Tyler Poulin allowed 7 runs in 4 13 innings, as he got pounded for 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. The Missoula hitters would try to get themselves back in the game, thanks to home runs by Carson Maxwell and Francis Martinez, but it wasn’t enough. Liu Fuenmayor allowed 2 insurance runs to score in the 7th, which may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back in this game.

(Rk) AZL Dbacks 18, AZL Athletics Green 3: The Dbacks hitters all had big days in this lopsided affair, including Corbin Carroll (2 for 3, 2B, 4 BB), Glenallen Hill Jr. (2 for 5, BB, 2 SB), and Wilderd Patino (1 for 4, 3 BB). Despite a 3 for 23 day with RISP and 15 LOB, 10 A’s errors led to 8 unearned runs for the Dbacks. The Dbacks would also draw 12 walks with Carroll and Patino combining for 7 while the team only punched out 8 times in total. Junior Mieses allowed 2 runs in 2 13 innings, but the bullpen was rock solid with just 1 run in 6 23 combined.