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Minor League Recap 7/27/19: Visalia unstoppable

The Visalia Rawhide stood out in Saturday’s action, shutting out their opponents while scoring no less than 14 times.

  • 3 stars: Shumpei Yoshikawa, Visalia - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, W (4-6)
  • 2 stars: Luis Alejandro Basabe, Visalia - 4-for-6, three R, three RBI, DBL
  • 1 star: Danyer Sanabria, DSL D-backs - 3-for-6, two R, two DBL, TPL
  • 0 stars: Edgar Isea, DSL D-backs - 1.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO

Reno Aces 8 Fresno Grizzlies 6

Ben Lively got the start, went five innings, and allowed three runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out a pair. All three runs came courtesy of the long ball, with a two run homer and a solo homer, both in the second inning. Marc Rzepczynski allowed a hit in his scoreless inning of relief that followed. Ben Taylor allowed two runs on four hits and a walk in one and two thirds inning, but like Lively both runs came via a pair of homers. Kevin Ginkel came on with two on and two outs in the bottom of the eighth, and got out of the inning unscathed. Ginkel would go out and pitch the ninth, but allowed a run via a pair of doubles and a walk.

The Aces got on the board in the top of the second with four runs, thanks to back to back walks to LF Matt Szczur and 2B Andy Young, a double by C Alberto Rosario scored Szczur, and then Carlos Asuaje hit a three run homer. The Aces added two more runs in the third, after Blake Swihart walked, and Travis Snider followed up with a two run homer. Another run crossed the plate in the fourth inning, after Abraham Almonte walked, advanced to third on an Ildemaro Vargas single, and scored on a Blake Swihart groundout. Abraham Almonte added a solo home run in the sixth inning which ended up being a much needed insurance run.

Jackson Generals 2 Biloxi Shuckers 3

Cole Stapler pitched seven innings and allowed just four hits and a walk, while striking out five. A lone run would cross the plate via the long ball. Miguel Aguilar followed with a perfect 1-2-3 inning, striking out all three batters he faced. Michael Kohn was only able to get one out before a fielding error by Jamie Westbrook and a two run home run ended the game.

The Generals didn't get a run on the board until the fifth when Pavin Smith singled, advanced to second on a Drew Ellis single, then third on a Jazz Chisholm sac fly, and scored on a Ramon Hernandez sac fly. Jamie Westbrook singled and scored on a Pavin Smith triple in the top of the ninth, briefly putting the Generals ahead 2-1 before losing the lead and the game in the bottom of the inning.

Lancaster JetHawks 0 Visalia Rawhide 14

Shumpei Yoshikawa was impressive in his five scoreless innings, allowing just just two hits and a wild pitch. Connor Grey followed with two scoreless inning with just a hit and a walk allowed, with a strikeout. Luis Castillo walked one and struck out four in the two scoreless innings he pitched.

The Rawhide had a four run first and a nine run fifth inning. Every single Rawhide batter had at least two hits in this game. Luis Alejandro Basabe was 4-6 with a double, and Eduardo Diaz was 3-6 with a double. Three other batrers reached base three times:, JanCarlos Cintron and Alex King were 2-4 with a walk, and Camden Duzenack was 2-4 with a walk and a two run home run. Jose Herrera was so 2-4 with a double and a sac fly.

Wisconsin TimberRattlers 5 Kane County Cougars 6

The Cougars pulled this one out to walk-off victorious, a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth from DH Zack Shannon, driving in the tying and winning runs. Their fortitude was apparent, already Serasing deficits of 1-0, 3-2, and 4-3 before the final comeback. Shannon had two hits, as did 2B Blaze Alexander and 3B Buddy Kennedy. Matt Tabor went 5.1 innings, allowing four runs, but only two earned. on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Chester Pimentel took things the rest of the way, striking out six over 3.2 innings of one-run ball, on three hits.

Hillsboro Hops 7 Boise Hawks 8

The Hops, however, were on the receiving end of a late comeback, as two runs allowed by Justin Garcia in the 8th proved decisive. 1B Andy Yerzy had a three-run shot, his 4th HR, in the fifth to put Hillsboro 6-4 up, but the Hops bullpen couldn’t hold on. Opener Andrew Saalfrank K’d five over two innings, giving up a solo homer, and most of the damage came off Marcus Tineo, who was charged with five runs in three innings. At the plate, 3B David Garza had a pair of hits and a walk, also stealing a base. There were two-hit games for SS Ricky Martinez and RF Tristan English.

Billings Mustangs 1 Missoula Osprey 5

The Osprey pitching staff didn’t have their best control, walking seven batters in total. But they also struck out 12, and were clutch when it matter, holding the Mustangs to 1-for-8 with RISP. Tyler Poulin started with four scoreless innings on two hits and two walks with six K’s, and Mailon Arroyo picked up his seventh save, a six-out effort, around a hit and two walks. SS Liover Peguero had two hits and a walk, driving in a pair of runs and swiping home as part of a double-steal in the 8th. RF Tristen Carranza double and singled,

DSL Blue Jays 9 DSL D-backs1 5
DSL D-backs2 12 DSL Cardinals Red 7

The Blue Jays put a hurt on the D-backs, leading 9-0 at the stretch before the D-backs1 roster made the score respectable with some late offense. Aderlyn Silverio lasted only 2.1 innings, being pounded for nine hits and a walk, leading to four runs, all earned. DH Marion Mendez had two hits and two RBI, while CF Cristofer Campo drew three walks. The Dbacks2 roster fared better, totalling 16 hits and four walks. RF Danyer Sanabria led the way, with a triple and two doubles, while 3B Alex Hernandez got three hits and a walk. Starter Cristian Pacheco allowed one run over four innings, on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts, but got a no-decision.