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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 7/18/2019

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks-Media Day Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates went 3-3.

3 Stars: Jackson C Daulton Varsho 3 for 4, 2B, HR (10), 2 RBI, 2 R
2 Stars: Kane County RHP Ryan Weiss 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K, W (5-5)
1 Star: AZL Dbacks 2B Glenallen Hill Jr. 2 for 4, HR (2), SB

(AAA) Reno Aces 4, El Paso Chihuahuas 7: Taylor Widener got hammered again, surrendering 5 runs in 3 13 innings, with the long ball coming back to haunt him again. The Reno offense put up runs in the first and third innings on RBI doubles by Yasmany Tomas and Matt Szczur, but were unable to catch up. Bradin Hagens allowed a 2-run homer in the 7th to allow El Paso breathing room, although Andy Young would answer with a homer of his own. Kevin Ginkel returned from the DL to strike out the side in the 9th, but Reno was unable to make a dent in the score in the bottom half of the frame.

(AA) Jackson Generals 6, Montgomery Biscuits 4: Emilio Vargas allowed a pair of unearned runs in 5 innings despite walking 5 and only striking out 2. Jackson would come back with 2 runs in the 5th to tie it on an RBI double by Jamie Westbrook and an RBI groundout by Pavin Smith. In the 7th, back-to-back homers by Daulton Varsho and Westbrook would give Jackson a 5-2 lead, one they would not relinquish despite a shaky bullpen. Westbrook would pick up his 3rd RBI of the day by legging out a potential double play ball up the middle with runners on the corners in the 8th.

(A+) Visalia Rawhide 8, Inland Empire 66ers 0: Jon Duplantier’s rehab start went well, allowing just 2 singles while striking out 3 in 3 innings. Justin Lewis took over from there and scattered 4 hits and 2 walks over the next 4 innings while the Visalia offense went to work. Visalia would score 5 times in the first 2 innings to take a commanding 5-0 lead thanks to sloppiness from their opponent, with all 5 runs being unearned. Mack Lemieux and Tyler Mark would complete the shutout with 1-2-3 innings each.

Blake Swihart went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, but scored twice after reaching on errors twice in the game.

Duplantier threw 33 pitches in the outing, so they can clear him to go 50+ in his next rehab appearance.

(A) Kane County Cougars 6, Bowling Green Hot Rods 0: Kane County scored 6 times for the second consecutive night, but didn’t need that many runs to win this game. Ryan Weiss struck out 7 over 5 shutout innings while the Cougars took advantage of Bowling Green errors. Joey Rose got the scoring going with an RBI double and a wild pitch would give Kane County a 2-0 lead in the first. Geraldo Perdomo would single home a run and Alek Thomas drove in the 4th run with a fielder’s choice RBI to the left fielder. Errors would allow 2 more runs to score in the 7th. Kenny Hernandez piggy backed for 3 innings, striking out 4 and allowing no runs, and Jose Cuas pitched a perfect 9th to close it out.

(A-) Hillsboro Hops 1, Eugene Emeralds 2: Ryne Nelson and Nick Snyder opened up the game with scoreless innings each. Wilfry Cruz would allow a solo homer over the next 4 innings. The Hops would immediately tie the game on a slow roller that got up the middle off the bat of Jesus Marriega that scored David Garza. The game remained tied at 1 until a walk, a wild pitch, and a ground-rule double gave Eugene a 2-1 lead. The Hops would get the tying run on base with 2 outs in the 9th on a Nick Grande walk, but were unable to get anything going otherwise.

(Rk) AZL Dbacks 1, AZL Dodgers Lasorda 6: Glenallen Hill Jr.’s solo homer in the 9th would account for the only Dbacks run of the game. Hill would also add a single and a stolen base to his statline as well. Rigoberto Borborilla got hammered for 4 runs in the first three innings, allowing 7 hits and a homer. Raibel Custodio would allow a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 8th for the Dodgers’ other two runs.