The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined to go 2-5 last night.
3 Stars: Kane County RHP Matt Tabor 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 6 K
2 Stars: Missoula RHP Patrick McGuff 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 9 K
1 Star: Reno 1B Wyatt Mathisen 1 for 1, HR (21), 2 HBP, BB, RBI, 2 R
(AAA) Reno Aces 6, Sacramento River Cats 5: The Aces quickly scored 5 runs in the first two innings, taking a 5-0 lead. Riley Smith was solid in the first 5 innings, keeping Sacramento off the scoreboard before hitting a turbulent 6th that saw him give up a 3-run homer. Overall he allowed 7 hits, walked 2, and struck out 6 over 6 innings. However, the bullpen couldn’t quite close out that lead as Joey Krehbiel and Ben Taylor both allowed a run in their respective innings to make it a 5-5 game. Reno would counter in the bottom of the 8th with a run of their own and Robby Scott would close things out in the 9th.
(AA) Jackson Generals 2, Chattanooga Lookouts 5: Emilio Vargas’ return to AA after an injury didn’t go too well, as he surrendered 4 runs as three of the four hits he allowed were solo homers. Vargas struck out 3 and walked none in the outing. Despite 3 hit games from Pavin Smith and Jamie Westbrook, the Generals offense didn’t mount much offensively as the rest of the team mustered up 4 hits with Daulton Varsho accounting for half that total.
(A+) Visalia Rawhide 3, San Jose Giants 5: Shumpei Yoshikawa had a bit of a rough ride as he allowed 3 runs in the 2nd inning, but for the rest of his start was untouchable as he struck out 10 hitters with no walks and allowed only 6 hits in total. Visalia had plenty of chances to get back into this game offensively, but went 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position and stranding 13 runners. Jared Miller would allow a pair of unearned runs over 2 innings and Kyler Stout would pitch a scoreless 8th, but the final rally came short in the 9th as the tying runs were stranded in scoring position.
(A) Kane County Cougars 3, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4: Matt Tabor’s excellent start went for naught in this game as Jose Cuas would allow Wisconsin to plate 3 runs in the 9th. Tabor allowed 1 run on 3 hits, walked none, and struck out 6 over 6 innings, continuing what has been a breakout year. Jose Herrera and Eduardo Diaz would both launch out solo homers that gave the Cougars a 3-1 lead going into the 9th.
(A-) Hillsboro Hops 2, Spokane Indians 3: Luis Frias would struggle with control in the game, putting 4 runners on base via walks and struck out 8 but sloppy defense from his catcher resulted in 3 runs (1 earned). Kristian Robinson walked twice and hit a solo homer to help the cause offensively, but Hillsboro couldn’t sustain much offense in the game overall.
(Rk+) Missoula Osprey 5, Idaho Falls Chukars 4: Patrick McGuff’s 7 inning gem helped Missoula build up an early 5-1 lead after 7, but shaky bullpen work nearly let this game slip away. McGuff struck out 9 and walked 1 over 7 innings. Ezequiel De La Cruz surrendered 2 runs in the 8th and Chris Williams could not finish the job in the 9th, giving up a run before Mailon Arroyo relieved him for the final out. Dominic Canzone’s bases-clearing double in the 5th was the big blow for Missoula. Tristen Carranza also had an RBI double in the first.
(Rk) AZL Dbacks 6, AZL Padres Two 9: The Dbacks quickly fell behind 5-0 when Jhosmer Alvarez surrendered 5 runs while only recording 4 outs. Francis Beriguete and Raibel Custodio pitched 4 1⁄3 innings of 1 run ball combined to allow the Dbacks to creep back in this game with a 4-run 7th inning that made it a 7-6 game. Jose Cuerpa’s 3-hit, 3 RBI game was a big reason for the attempted comeback, but the pitchers could not stop the bleeding long enough for the offense to catch up. Jonathan Stroman allowed 1 run in an inning and Argenis Bravo allowed 2 runs in the 9th.