Dbacks affiliates won just three out of eight games played,, with Reno having the day off thanks to the AAA All-Star Break. Worth mentioning that Yasmany Tomas won the Home Run Derby, I guess. No Snake Stars with all the losses, though there are some excellent pitching and hitting performances mentioned below.
Joel Payamps was stellar, allowing just an unearned run on four hits in seven innings, with no walks, and seven strikeouts. The unearned run came via throwing error by Jazz Chisholm in the fourth that allowed a runner to score. Damien Magnifico relieved Payamps in the eighth, and had a less than stellar outing, allowing two runs on three hits and a hit by pitch. Michael Kohn pitched an easy 1-2-3 ninth inning with a pair of strikeouts.
The Generals got on board early in the top of the second with pair of runs. The first came after a leadoff walk to Drew Ellis, followed by a double from Ramon Hernandez that scored Ellis, After a Jazz Chisholm moved Hernandez over via a grounder, Hernandez scored on a Mark Karaviotis single. Jeffrey Baez added a run on a solo homer in the third. The Generals added another run in the fourth after Lucas Herbert doubled, and Joel Payamps singled, scoring Herbert. Pavin Smith added another solo homer in the 7th
Justin Vernia struck out six in six innings, and allowed just a run on four hits and three walks, Mack Lemieux pitched two and one third innings with diminishing returns as his outing progressed. Lemieux pitched a scoreless seventh, allowed a run in the eighth, and then was tagged with four runs in the ninth. It was after a hit by pitch with the bases loaded that Lemieux was taken out for Castillo. To be fair, Luis Castillo inherited three runners, and immediately allowed one of them to score with a bases loaded walk, then a sac fly, before getting the final out of the game.
The Rawhide combined for 17 hits, and were 8-18 with runners in scoring position. Luis Alejandro Basabe was 4-5 and Jancarlos Cintron was 3-5, while LT Tolbert, Camden Duzenack, Tim Susnara, and Jorge Perez all had two hit nights with a single and a double.
Jackson Goddard went three and two thirds innings, and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits, a wild pitch, and three walks, with three strikeouts. Andy Toelken pitched two and a third innings, with a run allowed on two hits, a hit batter, a wild pitch, and a walk, with a pair of strikeouts. Jose Cuas and Ryan Miller shut it down from there with Cuas allowing a lone hit and striking out four, and MIller pitching a 1-2-3 inning, but the offense just couldn’t come back to tie it.
Kane County wasn’t even able to get on board until the eighth inning. Keshawn Lynch singled, Geraldo Perdomo walked, and Jose Herrera doubled, scoring both runners. That was pretty much it aside from a Zachery Almond double.
Deyni Oliver went six and a third, with just one run allowed on three hits, a wild pitch, and two walks to go with three strikeouts. Eduardo Herrera pitched a scoreless inning and two thirds with just a walk allowed, and two strikeouts. Bryan Menendez pitched the ninth and allowed two runs on three hits, with a pair of strikeouts.
There were just four hits in the game, with Tristin English’s double the only extra base hit.
Josh McMinn pitched five scoreless inning, with just three hits allowed, and nine strikeouts. Unfortunately, Pedro Zorilla, Chris Williams, and Ezequiel De La Cruz would allow a run a peice. Meanwhile the offense was 0-14 with runners in scoring position. Dominic Canzone was the only hitter with a noteworthy night, going 2-4 with a pair of doubles and a stolen base.
Tyler Holton allowed two runs in an inning and two thirds to start, and Dan Swain allowed a pair of runs while getting just an out. The bullpen shut it down from there, with Harrison Francis pitching a scoreless inning before being taken out for Gerald Ogando. Ogando pitched five scoreless innings with a hit and two walks allowed to go with six strikeouts. Jesus Munoz pitched a scoreless ninth to close out the game.
The D-Backs had fifteen hits along with five walks, and were 6-21 with runners in scoring position. Every single D-back had at least one hit, and five batters had at least two hit nights. Corbin Carroll was quite productive, tripling, walking twice, and scoring three runs.
An unearned run via an error by center fielder Jeferson Espinal and a wild pitch by Enmanuel Acosta, proved to be the difference maker in this game.
Aderlyn Soriano went four and a third innings, and allowed two runs on four hits, a wild pitch, and two walks, while striking out five. Jonathan Almonte followed with one and two third perfect innings, facing the minimum of five batters and striking out two. Hamilton Andujar pitched an inning and two thirds, and allowed one run on two hits and two walks. Enmanuel Acosta pitched an inning and a third and allowed the unearned run on a hit and a wild pitch, with a pair of strikeouts.
The DBacks1 scored a pair of runs after Manuel Garcia singled, Oscar Rodriguez doubled, and Garcia scored on a fielder's choice. Jeferson Espinal would single, and a run would score on a wild pitch. The DBacks1 added a third run thanks to a missed catch error in the fifth.
Arturo Roque went four innings and allowed three run (two earned) on five hits, a wild pitch, and a walk, while striking out four. Byram Pena followed with three scoreless innings, with just a hit by pitch more than the minimum allowed, and a pair if strikeouts. Darker Tejada allowed just a hit along with an unearned run in the ninth.
The D-backs2 were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and eight left on base.