MLB Diamondbacks vs Padres in game 3

The Diamondbacks would loose this game in the 7th inning when42 year old   Takashi Saito

Saito gives up grand slam

gave up a grand slam and a solo home run to put the game out of reach for the Dbacks. At 42 years old and very troubling numbers from Siato i don’t know why the Dbacks don’t cut him and go to some of the young gunners they have like Jensen Lewis of AAA Reno or  bring back Sam Demel who both have been very consistent this year.

The game wouldn’t really start until the 2nd inning as both starting pitchers work quickly through the 1st inning. in the 2nd the Dbacks Patrick Corbin would give up a lead off double, a walk, and another double to Cameron Maybin who would record the first run for the Dbacks. Andy Parrino would hit a sacrifice fly to get a RBI in and score Jesus Guzman and break out to an early 2 -0 lead. In the 3rd the SPARK PLUG known as Adam Eatonwould lead off with a double to left field.

Adam Eaton Scorching the base path

With the open base the Padres walk Aaron Hill and decide to pitch to Jason Kubel. The walk would backfire when Eaton and Hill would pull off the double steel marking Eaton’s first stolen base. Jason Kubel would hit a ground ball to first and on contact Eaton breaks for home plate to score. It wouldn’t be until the 5th that we would see another hit in this game as Corbin and Andew Werner settle in. Chris Denorfia would lead off the 6th with a home run to left field to make it a 3 run ballgame. After Corbin gave up a single to Logan Forsythe and a walk to Carlos Quintin the Dbacks would relieve Corbin of his duties on the mound going 5 1/3 with 3 runs on 6 hits. Mike Zagurskii would give up a walk in the 7th to John Baker before handing the ball over to 42 year old Takashi Saito. Siato would give up a Walk to Forsythe and then Back to Back home runs. Chase Headley’s home run was a grand slam and Carlos Quintin a solo shot. In the 8th Adam Eaton would collect his second hit of the night on a ball that rolled just 5′ in front of home plate but with his Redonkulous speed would get his 5th infield single and his 10th hit in only his 5th game in the big leagues. Adam Eaton would raise his AVG to .400 on the day going 2 for 4 with a run and a walk in this game. Eaton would not only show case his wheels on the base path but on defense as well. John Baker would hit a ball way over Eaton’s head to the warning track but with his speed i don’t think anything is officially over his head unless its a home run because Eaton tracks this ball down and catches it 2′ from the warning track. If making the best catch in the game wasn’t enough Adam Eaton would showcase the 4th dimension to his game when he spins and throws an absolute strike from 200+ feet away to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to double up Andy Parrino.

Andy Parrino doubled up by Adam Eaton

Parrino glances over his shoulder to look at Eaton and say to himself “WOW”….. Listen to the announcers all across  MLB who describe the Cannon of 5’8” 185 LBS Adam Eaton in this Video Clip:

Adam Eaton recalls the play after the game saying “The ball was a pretty good shot out there to left center and i happened to come down with it, i saw that Parrino was decently far off, usually a few steps to second is kind of a gauge and i happened to make a good throw, Goldschmidt made a good snag over there and it happened to work out”. Now i saw this play live and Eaton is being a little modest and humble in his choice of words , it wasn’t a “good throw” as he says or a “good snag” it happened to be a perfect throw and an effortless catch to Goldy….. With this play Adam Eaton would not only earn the #1 WEB GEM on ESPN that night but would earn player of the week from the Diamondbacks and solidify a starting position in next years starting outfield. Trade rumors already begin to stir on a trade of Chris Young or Justin Upton all around Major League Baseball as the Dbacks could add Eaton to the roster and possibly get another good pitcher for the money they owe Upton/Young.

AAA Reno Aces vs Sacramento Rivercats

The whole season comes down to one game for both these teams, the winner advances to the Pacific Coast League Championship and will come down to RHP Brett Tomko for the Aces and Sonny Gray for the Rivercats. Brett Tomko would start off a little slow when he would give up 2 runs on a walk and two hits in the first inning. Kila Ka’aihue would hit a double to center scoring Jermaine Mitchell and Michael Taylor would single on a line drive to right field that would score Ka’aihue. the next 3 innings would be lights out pitching for both pitchers each giving up a few hits over 3 innings but 0 runs would score. At the beginning of the 5th inning the Rivercats would score another insurances run on the Aces when Josh Horton would single, Jermaine Mitchell would ground out but move Mitchell over. Grant Green would come up with a clutch hit to center field that would score Josh Horton making it 3-0.

In the bottom of the 5th inning Brett Butler would light a fire in this order when Taylor Harbin AKA Mighty Mouse hits a deep fly ball to left field back, back way back GONE! HR (5) the little guy 5′ 9″ 171 LBS goes yard proving #LittleGuysHitBombsToo. Things would become troublesome for Sacramento with the walk Tyler Bortnick, Ryan Budde singled to right field. Wladimir Sutil with 2 on gets on base. AJ Pollock fly out, Tyler Kuhn And Josh Bell both hit a single and score. The game would remain  a 3-3 game with great defense all game Merkin Valdez would replace Sonny on the mound. His first pitch was drilled to center field by AJ Pollock, Tyler Kuhn a Sacrifice out. Josh Bellwould be intentionally walked.

Mike Jacobs

Mike Jacobs digs into the batters box and hits a monster 3 run home run to tie the ball game at 3 a piece. The Aces get 4 more runs on another Mike Jacobs home run which would seal the fate of the rivercats. Taylor Harbin finishes the night 3 for 4 with a HR. 4 other players collect 2 hits a piece. Reno had 12 hits and 7 runs. Zach Kroenke gets the Win for the Aces and Merkin Valdez gets the loss.

2012 PCL Champions Reno Aces
AAA Diamondbacks

The PCL Champions Reno Aces will face the Omaha Storm Chasers to a best of 5 games to win the Pacific Coast League Championship. The Aces will throw pitching phenom Trevor Bauer.

AA Mobile Baybears vs Montgomery Biscuits

Another Dbacks team has a chance to play  for a championship when the Baybears take on the Biscuits. The Baybears work hard to get 1 in the 1st inning on a double from Chris Owings and a sac from Mat Davidson. Montgomery would add 3 in the second inning on 2 singles and a triple. the rest of the game would be dominated by the Baybears as they score 2 in the 4th, 3 in the 5th 1 in the 6th, 3 in the 7th and one more in the 8th to beat the Biscuits 11-4.  Leading the way for the Baybears is top prospect Chris Owings who went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 doubles. Jonathan Griffin and Yazy Arbelo also add a home run a piece with 2 RBI’s each. Michael Bolsinger would get the win for the Baybears lasting 5 2/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits. Merrill Kelly would get the loss for the biscuits and their chance at a 2012 Southern League Championship is squandered as the Baybears come into there house and take it from them. The Baybears will face Jackson Generals for the Championship.

Rookie Affiliate Missoula Osprey vs Great Falls

The game would get to a low start as the teams are scoreless in the first 3 innings. in the 4th Missoula would score 2 runs on 2 singles and a double to take the lead. Great Falls would answer that with 1 run in the 4th a double and 2 errors. Missoula would erase the error in the 5th on a lead off triple from Andrew Valasquez and a single from Daniel Pulfer. The pitching staff from Missoula would hold off Great falls as Starter Yoimer Camacho goes 5 innings giving up 2 hits and 1 run and win the game 4-2. Daniel Pulfer would go 4 for 5 with a triple and a RBI to win the game for the Osprey who advance to the 2012 Pioneer Baseball League Championship to face the Ogden Raptors.

CHAMPIONSHIP BOUND, the Reno Aces, Mobile Baybears and the Missoula Osprey all advance to their respective championship series to mark 3 different Diamondbacks Affiliates to play for a title.

Author: Nick Crawford SR

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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