MLB Diamondbacks VS LA Dodgers Game 1 Recap
The Diamondbacks end a 6 game loosing streak on the arm of Ian Kennedy who threw a shut out through 6 1/3 innings giving up only 2 hits to a Dodger line up that has expectations to win after adding $260+ million dollars of staff to its roster. The Dodgers have now lost 7 out of the last 10 games and have to be wondering if they should have stuck with the roster that got them where they are today instead of becoming the Yankees of the West coast.

Matt Kemp tries to run through the outfield wall in Colorado.

Matt Kemp was side lined for this match up after he tried to run through the out field fence in Colorado with a Bruised knee. Ian Kennedy was matched up against the Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw who gave up a 2 run home run to Chris Young that would be the only highlight of the night offensively for either team as the Dodgers loose 2-0. Kershaw would drop to 12-8 on the season and Ian Kennedy would improve to 12-11 on the season.  The Dodgers are slowly letting their play off hopes slip away as they now trail the Giants 4 ½ games as the Diamondbacks look to play spoilers.
Preview: Today is game 2 of this series and the pitching match up will be Dbacks Trevor Cahill 9-11 3.99 ERA VS Aaron Harang 9-8 3.70 ERA. The line ups are not out as of yet as the Dodgers are waiting to see if Matt Kemp will be able to play or miss his 3rd consecutive game. The dodgers who are just 2-4 after acquiring Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Becket, Nick Punto and Carl Crawford look to find a way to beat the Dbacks tonight or they will be watching the playoffs from their couch.

Transactions: Diamondbacks claim Cody Ransom off of waivers because of concerns of Willie Bloomquist back problems.


AAA Reno Aces VS Fresno Grizzlies
The Reno Aces are now the 2012 PCL championsafter Beating the Fresno Grizzlies on Thursday night in a 5-4 win.


The Reno Aces Daniel Cabrera

Reno Aces Pitcher Daniel Cabrera

would the victory giving up 3 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings after Brent Clevlen hit a 2 run double to claim the lead. Tyler Kuhn would add a much needed insurance run in the 8th to increase the lead for the Aces. Sam Demel would retire all 6 of the batters he faced and Jensen Lewis would pitch a scoreless 8th inning. Big jonathan Albeladajo would come in to close the game in the 9th would give up a solo home run in the 9th to pull the Grizzlies within 1 run but would Slam the door on them and earn his 25th save of the season. A.J. Pollock,  Taylor Harbin, & Brent Clevlen all record 2 hits in this game and account for all of the Aces RBI’s.
Preview: The 2012 PLC Champions Reno Aces return home for their final home stand against the Tucson Padres tonight. On the mound for the Aces is the young Charles Brewer who is 10-7 with a 6.25 ERA VS Andrew Cashner who makes his first start with the Padres.


AA Mobile Baybears vs Mississippi Braves

After game 1 was postponed do to Hurricane Isaac game 2 is scheduled to play as of Right now. Chase Anderson of the Baybears 5-3 2.66 ERA goes against Mississippi’s Ezekiel Spruill who is 9-11 with a 3.69 ERA.


A Visalia Rawhide vs Bakersfield Blaze

The Visalia Rawhide could not get anything going today as they get blanked by the Blaze 4-0 in a 5 hit contest leaving 8 runners on base. For the Blaze Stephen Hunt would hit a home run and Steve Selsky would have a 2 hit night to beat the Rawhide.
Preview: Visalia travels back to Stockton to finish their season. As of now the line ups are not out.

Author: Nick Crawford SR

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