Diamondback Affiliates won five out of seven games played with the two Dominican Summer League teams having the day off.
There were surprisingly less home runs allowed than you would think. Just read the box score.
Ryan Grotjohn walked to lead off the game, and then Jamie Westbrook reached on a fielding error with Grotjohn advancing to third. Drew Ellis doubled, scoring Westbrook and Grotjohn, then advanced to third on a Pavin Smith ground out, and scored on a Ramon Hernandez single.
With the lack of any more runs after that, the Generals held on from there to win it with great pitching. Matt Peacock pitched seven innings, and allowed just a run on three hits, a wild pitch, and a walk, while striking out seven. Justin Donatella allowed a hit in a scoreless eighth. Kevin Ginkel allowed a one out home run in the ninth to make the score 3-2, but settled down after that and got two quick outs to end the game.
Jeff Bain struck out eight and walked none in four innings, but allowed five runs on eight hits, a hit batter, and a wild pitch. Two of the runs came in quick succession thanks to back to back one out solo home runs in the bottom of the second.
Jared Miller pitched two innings and allowed two more runs on four hits, two walks, and a wild pitch. Kyler Stout pitched two scoreless innings, with a hit and a walk allowed, and two strikeouts.
All three runs for the Rawhide came via the long ball, with JanCarlos Cintron homering on the first pitch of the game, and Jake McCarthy and Camden Duzenack hitting back to back solo homersin the top of the fourth.
An unfortunate loss as there was some solid pitching in the game, but the offense was just not there to back it up. Adrian Del Moral struck out five in five scoreless innings, with three hits, two walks, and a hit batter allowed. Del Moral was in line for a win after Buddy Kennedy doubled, advanced on a wild pitch, and a scored on a Zachery Almond sac fly in the fourth. Blake Workman relieved Del Moral and pitched a scoreless sixth, but allowed a run in the seventh after issuing a bases loaded walk to tie the game up at 1-1. Wesley Rodriguez allowed a run on a sac fly in the eighth putting the Cougars down a run, but pitched a scoreless ninth inning. Zachery Almond homered to tie the game back up at 2-2, sending the game into extra innings, only for the most Rawhide to lose the game. In the top of the tenth, with a runner already starting at second because dumb rules, Kai-Wai Lin walked a batter, then allowed back to back wild pitches, allowing a runner to score.
Wilfry Cruz pitched five scoreless innings, and allowed just three hits, a wild pitch, and a walk, with three strikeouts, Franklyn Soriano followed with three scoreless innings, with a hit and a walk allowed, Jake Polancic pitched a scoreless ninth inning with just a walk allowed.
Every Hops batter contributed in some way, either scoring a run or knocking in a run, and reaching base at least once. SS Ricky Martinez was 3-5 with a double, 3B Eddie Hernandez was 2-4 with a triple and a walk, and 1b Tristin English was 2-4 with a home run and a sac fly, with all three batting in two runs. CF Kristian Robinson was 2-5 with a triple. RF Jorge Barrosa was hitless, but walked twice and stole two bases. LF Jesus Marriaga was 2-5 with a double, 2b Nick Grande was 1-3 with a walk and a stolen base, DH Ryan January was 2-3 with a walk and a sac fly. Finally, C Nick Dalesandro was hitless, but walked and knocked in a run.
With the game tied at 6-6 in the top of the tenth, the Osprey scored three runs and held on to win it. Francis Martinez singled, scoring the autorunner from second, and then Kevin Watson Jr followed with a two run homerun, his second of the game.
Going back to the beginning of the game, Dustin Lacaze went five innings and allowed five runs on five hits and a walk, with three strikeouts. Nick Marchese allowed a run on a solo honor run, in an inning and two thirds of work. Oliver Rosario followed with a scoreless inning and a third of work, with a pair of hits allowed. Mailon Arroyo pitched a perfect ninth and tenth, with four strikeouts.
Missoula had actually jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, thanks a three run homer in the top of the second. Down 5-3 in the seventh, Kevin Watson hit a solo homer to make the score 5-4. Down 6-4 in the eighth,, Missoula tied the game up after back-to-back doubles by Cam Coursey and Dominic Canzone, with the latter scoring Coursey. Spencer Brickhouse singled, advancing Canzone, who then scored on a wild pitch.
This was one that actually merits taking a deeper look at, as it was an interesting game to say the least. Jon Duplantier pitched an inning to begin the game as part of his rehab assignment, and it was a mixed bag to say the least. Duplantier gave up back to back singles, a walk, then a grand slam, and another walk before getting a pop up for his first out, then quickly picked off the runner at first, the finally striking out a batter for his third out. In the bottom of the inning, Angelo Altavilla reached on a force out, Wilmer Flores (also on a rehab assignment) singled, then after a strikeout, Corbin Carroll homered, scoring three runs. Duplantier would go back out for the second inning and walk the first batter he faced, before being substituted for Jonathan Stroman. Stroman pitched a literal 1-2-3 inning, with two fly outs, then a force groundout, all on the first pitch. Jose Curpa would walk and score on a sac fly after the bases were loaded to tie the game back up in the bottom of the second inning.
In the bottom of third, Wilderd Patino would reach on a force out and steal second. Jose Curpa would reach on a throwing error, with Patino advancing to third. Sandy Martinez tripled, scoring Curpa and Patino, finally putting the AZL-Dbacks ahead.
Meanwhile, Alex Valdez pitched five innings, allowing just a pair of runs in the top of the fourth to tie the game back up at 6-6. Then Yan Sanchez, former shortstop prospect, now right hand relief prospect pitched two scoreless innings, with just a hit allowed, and three strikeouts.
Finally in the bottom of the ninth, Wilderd Patino doubled, and after GlenAllen Hill walked, stole third and scored on a throwing error by the catcher to win the game.