MLB Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers Game 1
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a new name as of yesterday after beating the Dodgers 4-3 in 11 innings, they will now be referred to as The “Dodger Killers”. The Dodgers have not beat the Dbacks in the last 8 games played between the two teams and have lost 5 of their last 6 games remaining 4 1/2 games behind the SF Giants. If the Dodgers who spent over $280 million dollars in the past 2 months adding Hanley Ramirez, Randy Choate, Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Becket, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto don’t start winning games they will be watching the playoffs from their couch. The Dodgers are now just 2-5 since the block buster trade begging the question: should we have just stuck with what got us here? Luis Cruz continues to carry the team going 2 for 5 on the night the only Dodger with 2 hits. However between Shane Victorino, Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez, and Andre Ethier they combine to go 1 for 20 this is not what Management expected from this star studded line up.

Jason Kubel home run in the 11th wins the game.

Jason Kubel on the night goes just 1 for 4 on the night but that 1 hit was the most important hit in the game. In the 11th inning he takes a pitch deep to right field for a home run to take the lead and win the game 4 to 3. Aaron Hill, Chris Johnson would both collect 2 hits as Miguel Montero goes 3 for 5 on the night for the Dbacks. Brad Bergesen would get the win for the Diamondbacks which would be his first win on the season. For the Dodgers Matt Guerrier gets the loss.
Preview: The Dodgers look to even the series by sending Josh Beckett to the mound for his second start as a Dodger.
The Diamondbacks will send the Young Composed rookie Tyler Skaggs to the mound who has pitched great in his 2 major league starts with a 2.92 ERA.

Rookie Tyler Skaggs Starting Pitcher

AAA 2012 PCL Champion Reno Aces vs Tucson Padres

The 2012 PCL Champions Reno Aces dominate the Tucson Padres in game 1 7-2 of the final home stand for the Aces. The Aces return home last night for the first game after being crowned the 2012 PCL Champions to a new look to Aces ballpark. A new sign painted into the grass of the infield reads 2012 champions. In the 2nd inning the Aces would score 3 runs on a walk and 2 doubles and a single.

Brent Clevlen

Brent Clevlen finally starting to feel comfortable in the Aces lineup tonight after being called back up from AA Mobile and goes 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored, and a home run with 1 RBI. Tyler Kuhn would end up 3 for 4 scoring 3 runs with 2 doubles and a RBI. But tonight it was about newcomer Wladimir Sutil who gets some playing time at SS and ends up 2 for 3 tonight with 4 RBI’s. Sutil with some clutch hitting with runners in scoring position is starting to come out of his shell. Young gunner Charles Brewer gets the win tonight going 7 innings and allowing 1 run on 4 hits. Andrew Cashner would get yanked after 4 innings giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and collect his first loss as a starter.

Preview: The 2012 Champion Reno Aces will continue the series tonight with LHP Zach Kroenke taking the mound to face LHP Josh Spence. Spence will have his hands full tonight as Adam Eaton returns from the 7 day DL from a concussion.

Eaton is the PCL Rookie of the year and the PCL MVP and is also leading all of baseball in batting average and should lock up a batting title this year. The Reno Aces will be without Konrad Schmidt and Tyler Graham as they were called up to the Dbacks as part of the September roster expansion. The Dbacks look to also call up Trevor Bauer, Adam Eaton and possibly A.J. Pollock but are reluctant to do so until the Aces complete their season so their team isn’t depleted completely.

AA Mobile Baybears vs Mississippi Braves

The Mobile Baybears would loose a close one to the Braves 4-3. Although the Mobile out hit the Braves 9-7 they left to many men on base (7) in a loss. Even Frey continues to tear it up at the plate for the Baybears and goes 3 for 4 scoring twice. Chris Owings would go 2 for 4 and Matt Mangini would collect 2 RBI’s on the night. Chase Anderson would get his 4th loss of the season as Brent Leach gets the win for the Braves.

A Visalia Rawhide vs Stockton Ports

Visalia would drop this game 6-2 as they just could not string very many hits together. Garrett Weber and Carter Bell had 2 hits a piece and Taylor Siemens gets his 7th loss dropping to 5-7 on the year.  The Rawhide would give up 2 home runs today as Sean Murphy gets the win for the ports and improves to 8-8.

Author: Nick Crawford SR

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