MLB Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers Game 2 9/1/12

Today’s game was all about the long ball, all 3 runs in this game came by way of a home run. The Dodgers would strike first when Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run off of rookie Tyler Skaggswho said ” i made one mistake and it seems to happen every outing, i wanted the throw to go outside but it ran down the middle and he hit it out.”

Rookie Tyler Skaggs

Rookie Ryan Wheeler

Justin Upton would answer that home run with one of his own in the 3rd inning hitting it 451′. In the 6th inning Andre Ethier would hit a long ball 398′  and break out of his own slump being the only guy in the game with 2 hits. Tyler Skaggs would last 5 innings and give up 1 run on 5 hits but got the no decision as Matt Albers would get the loss. Josh Becket bounces back after a rough start with his first win in a Dodger uniform going 6 2/3 giving up 1 run on 6 hits. Not a bad day to be a pitcher in this game but both clubs need to wake up the bats. Rookie Ryan Wheeler with a hit in the 6th would take Josh Becket out of the game, after the game Becket said “i was hoping to go 7 innings but i made a dumb pitch to their 3rd baseman”.

Game Notes: The Dodgers snap a 8 game loosing streak to the Dbacks. Matt Kemp who is 10 for 36 in past 10 games. Adrian Gonzalez goes 0-4  The Dbacks call up Tyler Graham and Konrad Schmidt from AAA Reno. INF Cody Ransom was claimed off waivers by the Dbacks.

AAA PCL Champions Reno Aces vs Tucson Padres

ANOTHER WALK OF WIN FOR THE ACES: but this walk off win would be a little more on the unconventional side. A walk off walk to win the game. The Reno aces get their rookie of the year and league MVP back for tonight’s game after suffering a concussion over a week ago. Adam Eatonwould not waist any time getting back in the swing of things hitting a single in his first at bat.

Adam Eaton PCL Rookie Of The Year & PCL MVP

Adam Eaton would finish the night 2 for 3 with a double and 2 walks, one walk was an intentional walk in the 9th inning that would come back to bite the Padres in the butt. The hero for today was that of Brent Clevlen who would go 2 for 4 on the night. Clevlen would step into the box with the Aces down 3-0 in the bottom of the 9th with 2 men on. Clevlen would  hit a game tying home run with 0 outs to get the Aces back in the game. The Padres would give Ryan Budde a base on an error, a wild pitch moves him to 3rd. Adam Eatonwould be intentionally walked and the bases would be loaded by another walk.

AJ Pollock with a Walk Off Walk to win the game

A.J. Pollock would then come up with the bases loaded and battle to a full count and draw a walk off walk to win the game.

AA Mobile Baybears vs Mississippi Braves Game 1 Of DBL HDR
In game one of the double header there would be a pitchers duel between Mobile’s Jose Lugo & David Holmberg. Mobile’s Jose Lugo would get the complete game but would give up a run in the 5th when Even Frey lead off with a walk followed by 2 singles and a ground ball double play that Frey would score on. The game would be won 1-0 and was only scheduled for 7 innings due to the double header.

GAME 2: The Baybears just could not get anything going offensively scoring 1 run in seven innings leaving 7 left on base. The Braves would score 5 in this game with 2 home runs. Derek Eitel would get the loss for Mobile.

A Visalia Rawhide VS Stockton Ports

Visalia Rawhide lit up the score board in this game winning the game 8-1 on 15 hits. 6 players end up with 2 hits or more, led by Michael Freeman 3 for 5 scoring 2 runs and a RBI. For Visalia Raymond Hernandez gets the win improving 6-9 allowing just 1 run.

Author: Nick Crawford SR

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Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball
Nick Crawford joined BHP Baseball in the 2012 baseball season as the websites beat writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I am a baseball and softball player that plays over 200 games a year traveling all over to play in tournaments on the weekends. I have coached baseball for over 10 years at various levels including my son’s team. My passion for this game we all love is unmatched. I am a huge Florida sports fan across the board Marlins Dolphins Heat are my favorite teams. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan & since Nevada doesn’t have a pro team I follow the AAA Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks farm system. If you ever want to talk Diamondbacks, or Marlins you can find Nick on Twitter @DonkeyPuncher74.

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