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Minor League Recap 8/5/19: Pitching, pitching and pitching

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Diamondbacks affiliates took five out of six games played on Monday

Three stars:
✰✰✰: Jean Marcelino, DSL: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, W (1-3)
✰✰: Luis Frias, Kane County: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, W (1-0)
✰: Andy Young, Reno: 3-for-4, R, 3 RBI, DBL, HR, RBI
0 stars: Argenis Bravo, AZL: 0.0 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, L (0-1)

Visalia, HIllsboro, Missoula all had a scheduled day off, so only six games were played on Monday. Diamondbacks affiliates took five out of those six games, with just the AZL Diamondbacks losing. There were some solid pitching performances, with four of the Arizona affiliates in action conceding two or fewer runs.

Omaha Storm Chasers 6 Reno Aces 15

Braden Hagens went four innings, and allowed four runs (two unearned) on three hits(including a two run homer) and three walks, while striking out six. Connor Gey followed with 1.1 innings, with two runs allowed, both coming via solo homer. Marc Rzepczynski pitched a scoreless inning, with just a hit allowed, and a pair of strikeouts. Stefan Crichton and Ben Taylor followed with a scoreless inning each.

Two six run innings, one in the third and one in the seventh powered the Aces to a win over the Storm Chasers. Andy Young was 3-4 with a walk, a double, and a three run home run, to finish a triple short of a cycle. Juniel Querecuto and Blake Swihart were both 2-5 with a homerun, the latter with a two run homerun. Ildemaro Vargas was 2-6 with a double, and Jamie Westbrook was 2-5 with a double.

Mobile BayBears 2 Jackson Generals 3

Down 2-0 nothing in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs, Jeffrey Baez hit a two run home run to tie the game up. The game would stay tied 2-2 unti the bottom of the ninth, Daulton Varsho started the inning off reaching on a fielding error. Ramon Hernandez and Seth Beer then took back to back walks to load the bases. Drew Ellis then hit a single. scoring Varsho, and winning the game in walk off style for the Generals.

Josh Green got the start, pitched 5.1 innings, and allowed two runs on eight hits and three walks, while striking out two. Miguel Aguilar pitched .2 scoreless innings. Matt Brill walked one in a scoreless seventh. Damien Magnífico pitched a scoreless, walked one, and struck out three. West Tunnell struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning.

Quad Cities River Bandits 0 Kane County Cougars 3

Luis Frias pitched six scoreless innings, with three hits, and a walk, with six strikeouts. Chester Pimentel pitched three scoreless inning with just a pair of walk allowed, and four strikeouts.

Zach Shannon got the Cougars on board with a two run home run in the bottom of the fourth. The Cougars added another run in the bottom of the fifth, after Keshawn Lynch stole home as part of a double steal with Dominic Fletcher.

AZL Athletics Gold 7 AZL Diamondbacks 4

A bad outing by Argenis Bravo, wherein he allowed six runs, five earned, without getting any outs in the top of the ninth. All six batters faced reached base, on three singles, two walks and an error. Matt Mercer got the start, and went three innings, with one run on a hit and a walk, while striking out two. Ricky Nolasco struck out one in his inning of work, and Jonathan Stroman K’d four of the six batters he faced before Bravo’s meltdown. 3B Marty Herum had two singles and a walk, while SS Jose Curpa drew two bases on balls and stole a bade.

DSL Reds 2 DSL D-backs1 4

Rael Santos and got the start and was impressive, pitching five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits, a wild pitch, and a walk, while striking out five. Gustavo Del Pozo followed, pitching 1.1 innings, and allowing two runs on four hits, two wild pitches, and a walk. Pedro Sanchez followed with 2.2 scoreless innings, with two hits and a walk, and three strikeouts.

The D-backs1 had nine hits, with five going for extra bases (four doubles and a triple), and three walks. Jeferson Espinal was the only one with more than a hit, going 2-4 with a double. Espinal got the D-backs1 on board in the first, scoring on a Endy Estrada sac fly.

In the bottom of the fourth, with two runners on, Asdrubal Martinez singled and scored Manuel Garcia. Edwardo Romero hit a two run double later in the inning to put the D-backs1 up 4-0

DSL D-Backs2 8 DSL Phillies White 0

Jean Marcelino went five hitless and scoreless inning, with just a walk and a hit by pitch allowed, with five strikeouts. Julio Avendano pitched three scoreless innings, with two hits and a walk, with two strikeouts. Bryan Castillo allowed a hit and a walk, with a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning.

The D-backs2 got on board in the first, when Ramses Malave stole second, and advanced to third on a wild pitch, which allowed Alvin Guzman to score. Luis Rubio knocked in a run with a single in the top of the second, and Alvin Guzman added another run with a sac fly. In the top of the seventh, Danyer Sanabria added two runs with a two run homerun. In the top of the eighth Deivis Vegas doubled, scoring Juan Batista, and Luis Rubio doubled, scoring Vegas and Roman Ruiz