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A Huge week for the Diamondbacks organization as 3 minor league teams record championships in their respective divisions.

AAA Reno Aces vs Omaha Storm Chasers Championship Week

The Reno Aces dominate the Chasers and take game one of this series by the score of 13-1 in Reno with #1 pitching prospect Trevor Bauer going 6 2/3 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits.

Reno Aces Pitchers Trevor Bauer & Jensen Lewis

Ryan Budde with  2 home runs, and Tyler Kuhn, Ryan Strieby, & Mike Jacobs all record a long ball. Brent Clevlen with a 3 for 5 night leads the way as the Aces win the first game in dominant fashion. In game 2 the Aces would throw newcomer Daniel Cabrera who could not keep the ball down and struggled all night giving up 5 runs on 6 hits and would get yanked in the 4th inning. The Aces would loose game 2 to the score of 9-6 but wouldnt go quietly as A.J. Pollock, Mike Jacobs, and Tyler Bortnick all go 2 for 4 on the night.

Game 2 of the Reno Aces vs Omaha Storm Chasers series would be a ruff game for the Aces as they would loose the pivotal home game 9-6 and have to go to Omaha for the next 3 games to try and win this series. The Chasers would score 1 in the first and 1 in the 2nd innings and the Aces would answer with a run in the 2nd to keep it close. In the 5th inning the Chasers would open this game up and score 5 runs and start to celebrate a little too soon as the hearty Aces answer their 5 runs with 4 of there own. The Chasers would get 2 more runs in the 7th and the Aces would tack on their last run in the 8th and loose this game 9-6. Daniel Cabrerawould get the start for the Aces on the mound and would get the loss as he goes 4 1/3 innings and gives up 5 runs on 6 hits. 3 home runs would be hit by the Chasers on the night.

Mike Jacobs

The offensive player of the game for the Aces goes to Mike Jacobs who turns in a 2 for 4 performance scoring twice, with a home run and 3 RBI’s. A.J. Pollock, and Tyler Bortnick both record 2 hits and keep the Aces in striking distance but  the Aces fall short in game 2 and have their backs against the wall in un friendly grounds.

Tyler Bortnick

NOTE: Wladimir Sutil while batting appeared to take a batted ball off the knee cap and would go down in the batters box. He would try to walk on it but was unable to do so and Trainer Joe Metz would carry him off field. Sutil would later be placed on the 7 day DL.

Game 3 AAA Reno travels to Omaha Storm Chasers to try and steal game 3 in hopes to squeak out a win on foreign soil. Brett Butler said his team was up for the challange and when they are faced with adversity the true athletes come out and come up big. Depleated by September call ups the Reno Aces have lost their best players in Adam Eaton lead off guy who is the spark plug to this line up  got called up to AZ Dbcacks, Jake Elmore & Ryan Wheeler both called up along with Konrad Schmidt, and Tyler Graham all were starters for Reno now in big leagues. Reno lost some enormous arms in the bull pen to september be call ups in Tyler Skaggs, and Patrick Corbin are 2 of the pitchers who won a lot of games for the Aces but are now with the Dbacks. Even though the Aces lost their 1,2 & 3rd batters in the line up they continue to find ways to win ball games, a true testament to the depth of talent in the Dbacks organization. The Aces would go into game 3 knowing if they wanted to win that championship it would be in Omaha’s house in front of their fans, but that didn’t stop them as they go on to beat them in game 3 to the score of 3-0. The story of game 3 was Joe Martinez who pitched an outstanding shutout game through 7 innings allowing just 5 hits and 0 runs with 7 strikeouts.

Joe Martinez

Joe had everything going right for him, movement, location and some great defense from his teammates. Offensive player of the game goes to A.J. Pollock who went 2 for 4 with 1 run scored, 1 double, 1 home run and 2 RBI’s accounting for all of the teams scoring in this game. Tyler Kuhn and Ryan Budde the only other 2 to record 1 hit. The Aces were outhit 5-4 but outlast the Chasers embarrassing them in their own house 3-0. The Aces just one game away from a PCL championship take on the Chasers tomorrow in what could be the last game for one and a National title shot for the other.

Game 4 AAA Reno Aces vs Omaha Storm Chasers would be a game where both teams leave it all out on the line. Brett Butler said he would pitch his ace Trevor Bauer if it came down to a one game situation game 5 but said he didn’t think this series had a chance of going a game 5 after game 4 performance.

Pitchers Trevor Bauer & Charles Brewer

In game 5 Butler went to the salty veteran Charles Brewer who would throw an outstanding 6 1/3 innings and give up only 2 runs on 5 hits before turning it over to the bullpen who has been nearly perfect over the past 6 games. Joe Patterson, Jensen Lewis and BIG Jonathan Albaladejo would combine to throw a 2 2/3 inning 2 hit shut out to give the Aces another great outing. The Aces hold the Chasers to 0 runs through 6 innings where they would score their only 2 runs of the game. The Aces would put up 3 crooked numbers on the score board and earn their first PCL Championship beating the Chasers 8-2 and earning that ring.

AAA Pacific Coast League Champions Reno Aces

The offensive player of the game goes to Tyler Kuhn who was brilliant going for 4 for 5 on the day scoring 3 runs with 3 doubles and 1 RBI marking his 2nd 4 hit post season effort.

Tyler Kuhn

A.J. Pollock would earn the MVP for the playoffs hitting a home run in his 2nd straight game. Mike Jacobs would also hit 4 home runs in the playoffs at crucial times to help the Aces win their championship.

A.J. Pollock

The Reno Aces now travel to Durham NC to face the Pawtucket Red Socks at 4:05 Tuesday the 18th for the AAA National Championship where the Aces will turn to their #1 prospect Trevor Bauer to get the win.

AA MOBILE BAYBEARS VS JACKSON GENERALS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

The Mobil Baybears repeat  as Southern League champions by beating the Generals on a score of 1-0 in game 4 of the 5 game series.

2012 AA Champions Mobile Baybears

The Baybears win the game 1-0 on a 3rd inning home run from Jon Griffin. Mobile gets 7 shutout innings from RHP Mike Bolsinger and the bullpen would remain perfect on the night to give the Mobile squad their 2nd streight ring. Matt Davidson was named the 2012 Southern League Champion Series MVP recording 3 hits, one of which was a 2 run walk off home run in game 3 that gave the Baybears a 4-2 win in the 10th inning.

A MISSOULA OSPREY VS OGDEN RAPTORS CHAMPIONSHIP

The single A Missoula Osprey team in a winner takes all vs the Ogden Raptors championship game where the Osprey would come out swinging and take this Championship by a score of 10-0.

Single A Missoula Osprey 2012 Champions

The Osprey throw 4 pitchers and give up 0 runs in 9 innings. The Osprey’s Jake Lamb finished with 4 RBI’s  and Yosbel Gutierrez each hit 2 run home runs to go up 9-0 and Lamb’s RBI single in the 8th would finish the slaughter of the Raptors. Yoimer Camacho gets the win for the Osprey and goes 5 innings and gives up just 3 hits and 0 runs.

THE DIAMONDBACKS ORGANIZATION MAKES IT A HAT TRICK AS ALL 3 DBACKS MINOR LEAGUE TEAMS WIN THEIR RESPECTIVE CHAMPIONSHIP.

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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MLB Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers Game 1

Today the Diamondbacks return home to Chase Field to face a LA Dodger team that has been under performing for their expectations after adding $170+ million dollars in salary to their roster. Today the Dodgers would start Reigning CY Young winner Clayton Kershaw 12-8 against the Dbacks  Ian P Kennedy12-11. Both pitchers would pitch one of their best games on the season.

Former Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw

Kershaw would go 7 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 5 strikeouts. IPKwould have an even better night going 7 1/3 innings allowing 4 hits and 0 runs with 6 strike outs.

IPK Ian Kennedy

IPK would get the win tonight when the only run the Dbacks would score would come off of a error from Hanley Ramirez  when he threw the ball away on a Paul Goldschmidt infield hit. So the story tonight was Pitching, Pitching, & more Pitching as the Dbacks win game one of the 2 game series 1-0. With JJ Putz out with lower back tightness the save would go to David Hernandez his 15th of the year.

AAA Reno Aces vs Omaha Storm Chasers game 1

The Reno Aces would open game one of the PCL Championship series with the most dominating playoff offensive performance in club history. The Aces would blow the Storm Chasers out of the ball park by winning this game 13-1. #1 pitching prospect Trevor Bauerwould start the night a little slow giving up a run in the 2nd and walking 5 guys by the 2nd inning but pitches out of a bases loaded jam in the 2nd.

#1 Pitching Prospect Trevor Bauer

Bauer would last 6 2/3 innings giving up 3 hits and 1 run to earn the win and improve to 2-0 in the post season. For Omaha their top prospect Wil Myers was held hitless in this game where his team needed him one of the most. The Aces had 5 home runs on the night as Ryan Budde hits 2 HR with 3 RBI’s. Mike Jacobs, Ryan Strieby, and Tyler Kuhn all hit home runs on the night.

Catcher Ryan Budde with 2 home runs

Every hitter in the Aces line up record at least one hit in tonights game as the Aces collect 15 hits on the night. The Storm Chasers Top Ace pitcher Jake Odorizzi looses the game giving up 9 runs on 9 hits. The Aces continue to find ways to win ball games without some of their top prospects.

AA Mobile Baybears vs Jackson Generals

The Baybears loose the first game of the AA championships to the Generals 8-1 in a game they were held scoreless for 8 innings tonight as James Paxton gets his 2nd win of the post season lasting 7 1/3 innings giving up 4 hits and 1 run. Chase Anderson goes 5 1/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and the loss. The star of this game has to be Generals Johermyn Chavez who goes 2 for 4 on the night scoring once and had 1 home run and 5 RBI’s on the night.

Rookie Affiliate Missoula Osprey vs Ogden Raptors

The Dbacks Rookie Affiliate Missoula Osprey send pitcher Chris Thomas to the mound to square off with Ogden’s Miguel Sulbaran and for the first 2 innings it would be a pitchers duel. Sulbaranwould get yanked early after giving up 3 doubles in the 3rd and a double and a home run in the 4th to loose the game 4-3.

Pedro Ruiz offensive player of the game

Offensivly the player of the game goes to Pedro Ruiz of the Osprey who went 2 for 4 scoring once with a double and 1 RBI on the night. The Osprey win the game in front of 1308 fans at home. a late push by Ogden would stall in the 7th as they go hitless in the final 2 innings.

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.

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.

MLB Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres

The Diamondbacks look like a completley different team late in the season as they push for a wild card spot in the playoffs with a late offensive push. The Dbacks get a huge contribution from new comer Adam Eatonwho didnt wait long to make an impact to his new team batting in the lead off position has added some spark to this order in production and speed.

Adam Eaton

Eaton’s speed is something to see and has gotten much attention lately by scouts and the social media world. The scouts now adapt a prevent defense for Eaton and basically put the infielders in bunt defense because if he hits a ball to an infielder who has to move for the ball they dont have time to throw him out. Eaton was clocked at 3.83 seconds from contact to first base by scouts yesterday in an at bat he wasnt in what they call “jail Break” mode. Nick Piecoro of azcentral.com says “EatonCan Fly”.

Adam Eaton great catch

Adam Eaton can be found on twitter @AdamSpankyEaton where he has got much attention in regards to his speed, like teamate Ryan Wheeler with his Parody Twitter account for his Hair @WheelersMane and JJ Putz @JJsSoulPatch or @ZagurskisBelly Eaton has a Parody Account called @SpankySpeed6 dedicated for his speed. In Eaton’s first at bat he would showcase his hitting skills driving a ball up the middle for a base hit. 2 batters later Jason Kubel would blast his 28th home run on the year scoring Adam Eaton. Eaton has a 4 game hitting streak and has scored 5 runs.The Padres would answer with 2 runs of their own in the 1st on 2 singles and a double tying the game at 2-2. The hitting would continue in the 2nd for the Dbacks as well as the scoring when Justin Upton singles to CF and Chris Johnson doubles. Jake Elmore would ground out but would get the RBI when Johnson scored making it a 3-2 ballgame. In the 3rd Aaron Hill would launch home run #22 on the year and Jason Kubelwould go BACK to Back with his 29th home run and his 2nd of the game make it a 5-2 game.

Kubel HR Swing

After Kubel clears the bases the Dbacks put 2 more on with Paul Goldschmidt single and Justin Upton single. Jake Elmore with a single to left field scores Goldschmidt to break this game open 6-2. In the 3rd inning the Padres would go quietly. Adam Eaton would single on a ground ball to CF in the 4th but that would be the only hit of the inning for the Dbacks. the Padres would get 2 runs on a single and a home run by Logan Forsytheto bring the Padres within 2.

Justin Upton HR Swing

Juston Upton would hit a monster home run over the batters eye in center field to get 1 run back and go up 7-4. Chris Johnson would single before Jake Elmore would collect another hit on the night. with 2 singles by the Padres in the 6th would get another run after Chris Denorfia hits a double making it a 7-5 game. in the 7th for the Dbacks Upton singles on a line drive to CF and Chris Johnson would walk but would get stranded on base. in the top of the 8th Gerardo Parra would lead off with a single to LF and then Adam Eaton would do what he does best. Eaton would take a 2-1 pitch and slap bunt it toward 3rd base and scorch the base path and get a single his 3rd hit of the night boosting his average to .381. After Kubel was walked Miguel Monterowould get a RBI on a walk making this a 8-5 ball game. The Dbacks would go on to win this game on a score of 8-5 on the night.

How does the smallest man in baseball out jump 2 guys?

Behind the numbers: Adam Eaton 3 for 5 1 run scored, Jason Kubel 2 for 4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI’s, Justin Upton 4 for 5 with 2 runs scored. Jake Elmore 2 for 5 with 2 RBI’s. Wade Miley goes 5 1/3 innings giving up 5 runs on 8 hits gets the win. JJ Putz with 29th save.

AAA Reno Aces vs Sacramento Rivercats

In game 4 the Reno Aces could clinch a spot in the Championship game but it would not go as planned. The Rivercats would jump out to a 3 run lead in the 2nd inning on 2 singles and a home run from Blake Lalli. The Aces would battle back in the 4th by adding 2 runs on a Josh Bell double followed by a Mike Jacobs single and Brent Clevlen single. The Aces would tie it up in the 7th on 2 singles and a sac ground out by AJ Pollock.  This game would remain scoreless until the 10th when Jonathan Albeladajo gave up a home run to Daric Barton which would not be answered by the Aces. The Rivercats force a season ending Game 5 on sunday. The Aces look to Brett Tomko to get the Aces to the Championship series while the Rivercats turn to Sonny Gray.

AA Mobil Baybears vs Mongomery Biscuits

The Mobile Baybears would dominate this game from start to finish adding 2 runs in the 1st, 1 in 3rd, 2 in 4th, 3 in 6th and 2 more in the 7th to finish this game winning 10-2. the Biscuits never in this game loose but live to see tomorrow. Every player for the Baybears record a hit and 6 players record 2 hits. Matt Davidson goes 2 for 4 with 1 double and a home run leads the Baybears. Bradin Hagens gets the win 7 innings pitched 0 runs and 6 hits.

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.

MLB Diamondbacks VS San Diego Padres

The Dbacks sent rookie Tyler Skaggs to the mound today to square off against a Padres team that seams to have the Dbacks number this year. Skaggs would go head to head Against Andrew Cashner but Skaggs would get pulled early in the 3rd after giving up 5 runs on 5 hits. Skaggs who after the game said was battling a flue bug that has been floating around the club house “it wasn’t the illness i felt fine out there i just didn’t pitch well”. Adam Eaton would get the start for the Dbacks in center field and bat lead off for the Dbacks, Eaton called up due to Chris Youngs calf injury, Eatonwould go 1 for 5 and would score a run marking his 3rd straigt game scoring a run and 3 game hitting streak.

AAA RBI Leader Ryan Wheeler

The bright spot of the night would go to rookie Ryan Wheeler who went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s on the night a career high in MLB shows why he was called up. Wheeler while in AAA Reno led all of AAA in RBI’s and got called up to MLB to help a struggling Diamondbacks team. Chase Headley would hit 2 home runs in this game one left handed and then one right handed, he said after the game “usually you dont see the ball very well from both sides of the pate, its usually one side or the other”. The diamond backs will send Rookie of the year canidate Wade Miley to the mound and look to get his 15th win of the season. For the Padres sends Right hander Casey Kelly to the mound to try and get his 2nd win.

Notes: Tyler Graham made his MLB debut with a pinch hit appearance for Cashner in the 9th after being called up from AAA Reno Aces.

AAA PCL Champions Reno Aces vs Sacramento Rivercats In Game 3 of 5

2012 PCL Champions Reno Aces

The PCL Champions Reno Aces team return to Aces ballpark and to the best fans in baseball welcome them home….Well some of them… 7 PLAYERS  Missing from the Aces teams that they had at end of july: Patrick Corbin. Tyler Skaggs, Ryan Wheeler. Jake Elmore, Konrad Schmidt, Tyler Graham and Adam Eaton.

The team continues to win without the stars with stellar play from guys like Taylor Harbin, Mike Jacobs, Wladimir Sutil, Ryan Budde, Brent Clevlen and Tyler Bortnick who continue to get great pitching from guys like Joe Martinez and Trevor Bauer.With a win tonight the Aces will advance to the championships if Sacramento wins they force a game 5. The Rivercats would jump out first and go 2-0 on a home run from Jermaine Mitchell. The Aces answer back in the 4th inning with Brent Clevlensingles,

Taylor Harbin AAA Reno SS

Taylor Harbin singles, Tyler Bortnick walks, Ryan Budde with a sac RBI, Tyler Kuhn fly out, Josh Bell doubles, Wladimir Sutil would score making it a 6-2 game. The aces would add 4 more runs in the 8th after the Rivercats had tied the game in the 8th. The Aces would score 4 runs on a homerun and 2 walks from Josh Bell to take the league. AJ Pollock finishe 2 for 5 with 2 runs & 1 RBI, Tyler Kuhn was the hero today going 4 for 5 and scoring 3 RBI’s. Josh Bell and Taylor Harbin both record 2 hits a piece. The Aces would all reach base at some point in this game a true team win. Jensen Lewis would get the blown save and the win increase to 1-0. Rich Thompson gets the loss 0-1 on the season.

Preview: Aces send Veteran pitcher Joe Martinez to toe the rubber for the Aces VS Brad Peacock.

AA Mobile Baybears vs Montgomery

Mobile jumps to an early lead 2-0 off of Chris Owings home run and then Matt Davidsonwould homer in the 3rd then 2 more runs score in the 7th on bunch of small ball on 4 singles.Montgomery would add 1 run in the 8th and one in the 9th but would run out of time and fall to Mobile Baybears 10-2. All batters would record a hit tonight and 6 record a 2 hit night.

Dbacks Top Prospect Chris Owings

Chris Ownings goes 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored, 1 home run and 2 RBI. Brandin Hagens gets the win for Mobile and Jacob Thompson gets the loss.

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.

MLB Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Game 3

The story of the day today in San Francisco is all about Trevor Cahill and Rookie sensation Adam Eaton of the Diamondbacks. Trevor had a NO No going into the 6th inning that was threatened when Adam Eaton flashed some leather and speed to go back on a ball hit deep by Xavier Nadyand make a SportsCenter Top 5 Web Gem diving catch on the most difficult type of catch to make.

Adam Eaton diving NONO saving catch

Adam Eaton 3rd out diving catch to save Cahill NO NO in 6th

Adam Eaton did it all in this game for the Dbacks. He started the game for them with a much needed spark when he took the first pitch of the game up the middle for a base hit . Aaron Hill would be out on  a ground ball to SS Brandon Crawford, with Eaton’s speed Crawford had no chance of the double play. Justin Upton would then Walk and Paul Goldschmidt would line out to Crawford. Miguel Montero would reward Eaton’s hustle with a RBI base hit to center field, Eaton would score and the inning would end 1-0 Dbacks on a strike out by Chris Johnson. Eaton would come up again in the 3rd and would hit a soft grounder to the Pitcher Bumgarner and nearly gets a hit out of it with his wheels. This at bat for Eaton would change the way the Giants would play defensively on him the rest of the game. The Giants would basically play Eaton as if he were bunting because they know he will beat out a hit to the infield with his speed, i have never seen a team do this on a guy who wasn’t obviously bunting. Chris Johnson would triple on a ball smashed to center field and 2 batters later John McDonald would score him on a sac fly. In the 6th inning Eaton would prove his worth defensively for the Dbacks tracking a ball by Xavier Nady fly out and would save the No hitter that Cahill had going by the diving catch shown in the picture above. In the 7th inning Adam Eaton would strike again when he hit a infield single to SS Brandon Crawford Who was playing in a little but still couldn’t get Eatonout at 1st.

Adam Eaton Slides into home scoring from 1st MLB run #3

Aaron Hill is going to love having the Speedy Eaton hitting in front of him because after Eaton’s single Hill would hit a double to left field and Eaton would show all of MLB just how fast he is scoring from 1st and Hill would advance to 3rd on a throwing error by Brandon Crawford. Paul Goldschmidt would collect a RBI single as Hill Scores from 3rd and the Dbacks would lead 4-0. After a pitching change Chris Johnson would double and score Goldschmidt and Montero making it a 6-0 ballgame after 7 innings. Brandon Belt would belt a single into right field that would score Marco Scutaro and Buster Posey which would be the only productive offense this game for San Francisco. In the 8th things would get interesting as John McDonald would single followed by a Ryan Wheeler single. Adam Eaton would come up to the plate and with the infield playing “Bunt Defense” because of Eaton’s speed he hits a high chopper to first baseman Brandon Belt, Belt knowing he isn’t going to double up the Scorching Eaton decides to try and throw out the lead runner at 3rd base, Pablo Sandoval would be in the base path and McDonald stumbled when he got caught between a head first dive and a foot first slide and ran into Sandoval.

Pablo Sandoval rushes McDonald for sliding into him, benches clear

Pablo Sandoval thought McDonald went in high with elbows intentionally and and charged McDonald in the 3rd base coach box area. This reaction ended up clearing both benches into a 2 minute scuffle on the field. No punches were thrown just some chest bumping and some colorful language was used and the players return to the dugouts. Meanwhile Eaton is on 1st and Ryan Wheeler is on 2nd with 1 out, Aaron Hill and Justin Upton would both fly out to end the inning. The game would end 6-2 without any more offense from either side. The Giants were 4 for 28 on the night and left 3 men on base. Marco Scutaro would go 2 for 4 while Brandon Belt was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. For the Dbacks Adam Eaton was 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored making him 4 for 11 with 3 runs scored in his first 2 Major League games batting .364. four players would collect 2 hits a piece (Goldschmidt, Montero, Johnson, and McDonald) and the Dbacks collectively go 13 for 41 on the night.

Trevor Cahill

Trevor Cahill would improve to 10-11 on the year and go 6 1/3 innings allowing 2 runs on 2 hits. Madison Bumgarner  gets the loss for the Giants and drops to 14-10 on the season.

Side Note: The Giants loose the series 2-1  and the LA Dodgers loose as well so the 4 1/2 game lead remains as the Diamondbacks look to climb back into the wild card race with a few more wins and some help. The Diamondbacks have the day off today and face the Padres in their next Series.

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.

A struggling Diamondbacks team loosing their last 3 games would make things worse by loosing their starting center fielder Chris Young to a calf strain probably out 3-7 games… Or was it a blessing in disguise? In light of the injury to Chris Young the Diamondbacks would call up Adam C Eaton from AAA Reno Aces a left handed center fielder with some of the most impressive numbers the Pacific Coast League has ever seen. Fresh off of a All-Star Selection, PCL Rookie Of The Year Honors, PCL Most Valuable Player Honors, and the PCL Batting champion Adam Eaton comes in as an Underdog. Underdog you say?

Adam Eaton PCL Rookie Of The Year And MVP

Adam was always told he was to small to play in the big leagues but that didnt stop him from trying to prove them all wrong. Listed at 5′ 8″ tall and 185 LBS he has always been the smallest guy on the team as far as he could remember. Eaton could not have ended up under a better coach than the long time great Brett Butler in AAA Reno who was also the guy ruled out to be to small for MLB, Brett would take Eaton under his wing and Would teach him all he knew and Eaton would soak it up. To make up for his size Eaton would use his speed and Adapt a hitting style that would work to his advantage. A career .360 hitter since 2010 Eaton has proven the doubters wrong year after year, or did he? I read a report the other day and the direct quote was “so he hit .381 in the PCL its a hitters league and the pitching isnt great, he wont equate to anything more than a .250 hitter in the Bigs”. For now i will leave you with that to stew on……

Adam gets a call on sunday from the Farm Director Mike Bell To tell him he was getting called up Adam was ecstatic running through the house. He was told to report to the team immediately as he would be in tuesday nights game. Adam could not catch a flight out of Reno so he jumped in a car with his Fiancee Katie and they drove to San Francisco just in time for team batting practice. Adam was told he would be batting lead off and playing center field, all his hard work finaly paid off, his dream of becoming a pro baseball player was finely a reality. The one thing people told him he couldn’t do because of his size he proved them wrong but they still doubted him saying ” he wouldn’t be able to hit MLP Pitchers”.

Gametime: Adam Eaton steps into the batters box the first time as a MLB baseball player and faces Giants Ryan Vogelsong a 12-6 pitcher in MLB and Adam would strike out swinging in the first matchup. In the 4th he would get another chance at Vogelsong and Adam would prove the doubters wrong once again smacking the ball deep to left field for a stand up double for his 1st MLB hit. As he got to second he called time and looked up into the stands saw his family & Fiancee and had the biggest smile on his face.

Adam Eaton Smiles after his first MLB hit, a double.

he said “it just seamed like it all flashed in front of my eyes” my dreams came true….. The next batter Aaron Hill would hit a home run and would score Eaton. In Adam’s 3rd at bat he would hit a ground ball to 2nd base and Adam who is extremely fast dives head first into 1st base to try and beat the throw in a play that could have gone either way. Kirk Gibson said after the game “Eaton has come into the big leagues sporting only one gear and thats overdrive”. in the top of the 8th Eaton would hit a chopper to the first baseman as he is backing up and the wheels of Eaton would be showcased once again as he beats the throw to 1st by a long shot. Adam Eaton MLB debut he would finish the night 2 for 6 with a Double & a run scored with a .333 AVG. The Giants would go on to win game  1 in extra innings 9-8 Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill

would go 5 for 5 with 2 RBI;s to lead all hitters in this game. Josh Collmenter  4-3, would get the win for the Dbacks today and for the Giants George Kontos would be charged with a loss and drop to 1-1 on the Season.

Preview Game 3 would showcase Trevor Cahill 10-10 VS Madison Bumgarner who is 14-10 on the season. Adam Eaton will return as the lead off batter in place of the still injured Chris Young who is out with a calf strain.

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.