Diamondbacks affiliates won just one out of eight games played, so no Snake Stars and no Minor League notes today.
Taylor Clarke got the start, and went three scoreless innings, with one hit, two wild pitches, and four walks allowed, with four strikeouts. Clarke did start the fourth inning, but walked two batters before being taken out for Braden Shipley. Shipley pitched three perfect innings, with a pair of strikeouts. Shipley was relieved by Joey Krehbiel, who pitched two perfect innings, and struck out two batters as well. Ricky Nolasco started the Ninth, and got two outs, but walked three and hit a batter, forcing in a run. Ben Taylor come on with two outs and the bases loaded, and struck out a batter to end the game
Every single run came via the long ball for the Aces. Things got started with a solo homer from Andy Young in the second inning. Juniel Querecuto added a two run homer in the third, and Kevin Cron did the same in the fifth. Domingo Leyba added another solo homer in the seventh. Leyba had an astounding night at the plate, going a triple short of the cycle. Leyba was 3-4 with a double, a homer, and a walk. Kevin Cron was also solid with a homer and a pair of walks.
Jackson had just two hits and four walks. J.B. Bukauskas got the start, and went 3.2 innings, allowing all three runs on three hits, a hit batter, a wild pitch, three walks, with three strikeouts. Kevin McCanna relieved Bukauskas with two on and two outs in the fourth, and got out the only batter he faced to end the inning. Cole Stapler pitched two scoreless innings and struck out one, allowing just a hit, and Justin Donatella pitched two scoreless innings allowing three hits with a pair of strikeouts.
Jeff Bain went five innings, but as lit up for seven runs on thirteen hits and a walk, with four home runs allowed. Luis Castillo followed with three scoreless inning with just a hit allowed, which allowed Visalia to catch up and pull ahead in the seventh. Visaliawas leading 8-7, but Lancaster scored a run off of Cameron Gann in the bottom ninthto tie it, and then a run in thethe tenth, ending the game.
JanCarlos Cintron was 3-5 with a pair of home runs, Eduardo Diaz was 2-5 with a double, and Marty Herum was 2-5 with a pair of doubles. Jose Herrera also reached twice, with a walk and a double.
Luis Frias got the start, went five innings, allowed two runs on four hits (including a solo homer), a wild pitch, and two walks, while striking out six. Chester Pimentel went three scoreless innings, with just a hit allowed, and six strikeouts(!)
Kane County scored a run in the top of the first when Buddy Kennedy doubled in Joey Rose (with Kennedy getting thrown at third), but that was pretty much it for the offense.
This game got off to a bad start in the first place with Connor Grammes unable to get an out and allowing two runs (a third would score after Erin Baldwin relieved Grammes). Baldwin and Mailon Arroyo allowed four runs a piece in the third inning, pretty much killing any chance of the Hops winning this one. On a positive note, Marcos Tineo was excellent in his four innings of work, with just one run allowed on two hits and a walk, with six strikeouts. Eduardo Herrera allowed just a hit and struck out one in a scoreless eighth,
The Hops did mount a comeback, but they ultimately came up short. Corbin Carroll was 2-3 with a triple and a pair of walks, Liover Peguero was 3-4 with a double and a walk. Tristen English was 2-5 with a double, and Eddie Hernandez was 2-4 with a triple
Missoula scored a run in the eighth and ninth to tie the game up and send it into extra innings, but Orem would walk away the winners of this one. Or should I say balk away with this one, since the difference might have well been the balk by Denson Hull in the sixth that forced in a run. Considering seven pitchers made appearances, i’ll let you read the box score for further details.
Gustavo Del Pozo went 3.2 innings and allowed two runs, one unearned, on a balk, a wild pitch, three hits, and three walks, with three strikeouts. Victor Martinez came on with the bases loaded and two outs, and walked in a run before ending the inning. Martinez pitched 1.1 innings, with a walk and two wild pitches allowed. Rael Santos followed with three scoreless innings, with four hits, a wild pitch, two walks, and three strikeouts. Jonathon Almonte had a rough ninth. Though he had just a hit and a walk allowed, Almonte had four wild pitches, two of which allowed a run to cross the plate. Almonte allowed three runs total, all unearned thanks to multiple fielding errors.
The offense didn’t show up for this one, with just two hits and two walks, though they did have three other baserunners reach via hbp and errors, the D-backs1 were 0-9 with runners in scoring position.
A passed ball by Ramses Malave and a wild pitch by Jose Bohorquez that each allowed a runners to score can take the blame for this loss. Abraham Calzadilla pitched two innings to start the game, with one run allowed on a wild pitch, two hits, and two walks, Jean Marcelino followed with three scoreless innings, with a wild pitch, two hits, three walks, and three strikeouts. Pablo Pimentel went 2.2 innings, with three runs (two earned) allowed on a wild pitch, two hits, three walks, with four strikeouts. To be fair, Jose Bohorquez came on with two on and two outs, and allowed both runners to score thanks to walk and a pair of wild pitches. All three runs scored via the single, as there were only two extra base hits in the game. RF Juan Batista had an excellent game though, going 3-3 with a double and two stolen bases.