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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 8/17/21

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The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined to a 2-1 record. Two of the three games played resulted in shutouts. High A Hillsboro was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up on the 22nd as likely a 7-inning doubleheader.

AAA: Reno Aces 10, El Paso Chihuahuas 7

This game started off nicely for Reno, as they scored 8 times in the first four innings of the game to take a commanding 8-0 lead. Alek Thomas walked twice and stole a base to score two runs and the Reno lineup was productive from top to bottom, with every position player recording a run or RBI. Reno went with a bullpen game as Edgar Arredondo would go the first three innings followed up by two by Seth Frankoff. Josh Green would pitch a scoreless 6th inning before getting his brains beaten in during the 7th. Green would allow 6 hits and a walk in the 7th, which saw El Paso cut the lead all the way to 8-7.

Reno would bounce back in the top of the 8th. Jose Herrera drew a leadoff walk and would score on Nick Heath’s RBI triple. Heath would score on Henry Ramos’ sacrifice fly for teh game’s final score.

AA: Amarillo Sod Poodles 1, Midland RockHounds 0

Drey Jameson and two relievers combined for a 7-hit shutout. Jameson struck out 12 and allowed 5 hits in 7 13 dominant innings. The lone run of the game came in the top of the first, which Stone Garrett singled Dominic Canzone. The rest of the game unfolded as a pitcher’s duel between Jameson and Ty Damron.

Low A: Visalia Rawhide 0, Fresno Grizzlies 2

Despite Avery Short’s best start as a pro, the Visalia lineup got shut down for 9 innings, only putting up 7 baserunners for the entire game and doing nothing with them. Short pitched 6 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits, 0 walks, and 3 strikeouts in his outing.