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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 8/28/2019

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined for a 2-3 record.

(AAA) Reno Aces 5, Sacramento River Cats 1: Braden Shipley took the start in this game, delivering 6 innings of 1-run ball to keep Reno in the game before the offense exploded in the 8th. Home runs by Josh Prince, Jamie Westbrook, and Blake Swihart scored all 5 of Reno’s run. That made Jon Duplantier, who walked 4 in 2 scoreless innings in relief, the winner in this game. Stefan Crichton would close the game out with a clean 9th inning.

(A+) Visalia Rawhide 0, San Jose Giants 6: Despite collecting 6 hits and 7 walks, the Rawhide could not hit when it mattered most in the game. The team collectively went 0 for 7 with RISP and left 11 on base. Justin Lewis turned in a solid start, scattering 5 hits for 1 run over 4 innings. The bullpen performance on the other hand, was not as good as Cole Bartlett got hammered for 4 runs in the 8th, turning a 2-0 deficit into 6-0.

(A) Kane County Cougars 2, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3: Michel Gelabert allowed 2 runs in 5 23 innings with 7 strikeouts and 4 walks. Kane County’s offense came in the form of solo home runs by Buddy Kennedy and Kristian Robinson, the latter tying the game in the 8th. Yaramil Hiraldo would close out the game, delivering 2 13 scoreless innings to take the game into the 9th. Unfortunately, a double and a single did not produce a run for Kane County in the top of the 9th with Buddy Kennedy gunned down at home for the final out of the top of the 9th. Wisconsin would get a single and a double for the only two batters they sent for the bottom half of the inning against Hiraldo to walk off Kane County.

(A-) Hillsboro Hops 1, Boise Hawks 4: Blake Walston would allow 1 run over 2 innings to start the game. Hillsboro’s offense struggled in this game, but were able to scratch a run across in the 4th. Piggyback starter Denyi Olivero would cruise through the 5th inning, but ran into trouble in the 6th as Boise plated 3 runs on him. Hillsboro would only manage one hit for the final 4 innings of the game.

(Rk+) Missoula Osprey 7, Billings Mustangs 3: Tyler Poulin allowed 3 runs in 5 innings, although he received little help from his defense, which committed 3 errors behind him. While the position players couldn’t catch the ball, they were able to hit the ball with success. Spencer Brickhouse would pace the early offense with a pair of solo homers in the 3rd and 5th inning plus a well-executed double steal accounted for a run in the 4th. The game would remain tied at 3-3 after 6 innings until sloppy play by Billings led to a big inning for Missoula. Cam Coursey would lead off the inning with a comebacker to the mound and would reach on a throwing error (later left with a head injury). A single and a walk would load the bases with no outs. After working a full count, Brickhouse would take strike 3 for the first out. However, the fun would start after that as a roller to the 3B by Axel Andueza would result in a single plus an error that gave Missoula a 5-3 lead. Wilderd Patino hit a sac fly and Cesar Garcia would single home another run to make it the 7-3 final score. Mitchell Stumpo would shut the door in the 9th with a 1-2-3 inning to make sure there was no comeback bid.