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Game 2 of 3 Diamondbacks vs SF Giants 9/26/12

The Giants shut out the Dbacks thanks to the beast Matt Cain. Matt Cain just locked up his starting role in the divisional series championship Game 1 with an outstanding performance today getting his 16th win going 7 innings allowing just 4 hits, 1 walk and 6 K’s. The Dbacks struggled at the plate tonight and could not really get the ball rolling as they go 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position and strand 9. The Giants gave them plenty of opportunity with 3 errors but the Dbacks just couldn’t string any hits together to get a run across. Wade Miley the rookie of the year candidate would go just 4 innings and give up 3 earned runs on 6 hits with 3 walks and 3 K’s and drop to 16-11 on the season.

Matt Cain Gets The Win

Matt Cain would not only beat the Dbacks with his arm but would also do it with his bat in the 3rd inning hit a single to centerfield that did not look like a pitchers swing. Angel Pagan would walk followed by a sac bunt by Marco Scutaro. Pablo Sandoval would hit a RBI single to score Matt Cain the only run that would be needed today to beat the Dbacks.

Buster Posey Collects RBI 100 On A Base Hit.

Buster Posey would hit a single in the next at bat to get his 100th RBI on the season and take a 2-0 lead in the game. In the 4th the Giants would get a triple out of Brandon Belt who went 3 for 4 on the night to lead the way for the Orange & Black. Marco Scutaro would get a RBI single to LF to score Brandon Belt and the Giants end the night beating the Dbacks by a score of 6-0. My game ball has to go to the lights out pitching of Matt Cain who got the win tonight with his arm and 2 for 2 performance in the batters box.

Notes: The Giants are expected to release a statement tomorrow that will end the season of Melky Cabrera as they decide to not bring him back this season in the playoffs after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

The Season Is Over For Melky Cabrera After The Giants Decision To NOT Add Him To The Playoff Roster

Preview: The series is even at one a piece and will be decided tomorrow night when the Dbacks send young gunner Patrick Corbin to the mound to Square off against Barry Zito.

Patrick Corbin VS Barry Zito

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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The Diamondbacks head into San Francisco to face the Playoff bound Giants in hopes to steal a few wins and gain a few games towards that hopeful wildcard spot.

Tyler Skaggs shut down for the season

The Dbacks who scratched Rookie Tyler Skaggs from his start due to a loss in velocity in recent starts has been shutdown by the Dbacks so they turn to Josh Collmenter.

Tim Lincecum

The Giants send Tim Lincecum to the mound to square off against a Dbacks team who has absolutely dominated him this year and had a loosing season so far this year. This outing for Lincecum would be reminiscent of his last against the Dbacks as he gets shelled by the man we will now refer to as “The Lincecum Killer” or TLK Paul Goldschmidtwho was 7 for 14 with 4 home runs batting .571 & 10 RBI’s before today is now 8 for 15 with 5 home runs.

The Lincecum Killer Paul Goldschmidt

Today was not a story about how Lincecum dominated hitters but how he got dominated by the Dbacks and Goldschmidt who went 1 for 2 with 5 RBI’s with a run scored. Tim Lincecum would start off the night with 4 straight balls to Adam Eaton for a walk, Aaron Hill would single on a line drive to LF followed by a Justin Upton ground ball that goes off of Lincecum’s shoulder for an infield base hit to load the bases. With 1 out Paul Goldschmidt would hit a sacrafice fly  to LF to score Eaton and Lincecum who could not command his fast ball would throw a wild pitch and Aaron Hill would score before a walk to Jason Kubel before getting Ryan Wheeler out. The 2nd inning would go by without a score but in the 3rd inning Lincecum would struggle again. Aaron Hill would lead off the 2nd with a single followed by a passed ball that would move Hill up 90′. Miguel Montero would walk and then Paul Golschmidt would step to the plate. The Lincecum Killer would take a breaking ball that missed high and drive it deep down the line and bounce it off the foul pole for his 5th home run against Lincecum and collect another 2 RBI’s to make it a 5-0 ball game. Into the bottom of the 4th and Josh Collmenter gives up a lead off double to Marco Scutaro to continue a 13 game hitting streak and Buster Poseywould swap places with him on a RBI double of his own as the crowd chanted MVP MVP.

MVP Candidate Buster Posey

Buster Posey is in a tight race for MVP with Pirates Andrew McCutchen, McCutchen who may have the lead right now because of the slugging numbers is barely holding on to a lead in numbers but Posey is Gaining on him. In the 5th Lincecum would serve up a single to Aaron Hill and a Justin Upton Walk would be yanked off the mound by Bruce Bochy after 4 innings and 7 runs on 5 hits and be replaced by Dan Runzler. Runzler like Lincecum would struggle to find the strike zone and would walk his first batter before falling victim to The Lincecum Killer Paul Goldschmidt who would hit a sac fly  to center to score Aaron Hill to give the Dbacks a 6-1 lead. Things would seam to get worse when 1 batter later while Jason Kubel was batting another wild pitch would be thrown and would cost the Giants another run. The Dbacks pitching would record 10 straight groundouts in the next 3 innings while Aaron Hill recorded 4 straight outs at 2nd. The Giants would add a run on the board on a single by Xavier Nady single and a pinch hit double by Ryan Theriot to score a run in the 8th. The run in the 8th would be their last scoring opportunity and the Giants fall short on a night where Paul Goldschmidt could do no wrong. My Game Ball goes to The Lincecum Killer Paul Goldschmidt for hit Home Run and 5 RBI’s. The Honorable mention goes to Aaron Hill who went 3 for 5 scoring 3 times.

2012 Rookie Of The Year Candidate Wade Miley

Preview: The Dbacks look to Rookie of the year candidate Wade Miley who is 16-10 with a 3.25 ERA against the Giants Ace Matt Cain who is a staggering 15-5 with a 2.86 ERA. The Dbacks who have won 7 out of 9 games recently has scored 5 or more runs in 6 of the last 7 games will have a tuff task trying to hit one of the most dominant pitchers in MLB today.

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.

The Dbacks pack their bags and head to Colorado to face the last place rockies in a 4 game series at Coors Field. The Dbacks mathematically can still make the second wild card slot in the playoffs with a little help from  some loss by other divisional teams. All the Dbacks can do is take care of their own buisness and keep winning to give them a chance and the rest will work itself out. The Dbacks would throw some haymakers in this game swinging for the fences and would jump out to a lead on a Justin Upton walk followed by a Paul Goldschmidt RBI double to get the lead 1-0.  The Rockies would answer with a single by Dexter Fowler and a double by Josh Rutledge to make it 1-1. 2 batters later Wilin Rosario hits an RBI single to left field to score Rutledge. The Dbacks would strand the bases loaded in the 2nd with a single and 2 walks. In the 3rd the Dbacks would get a walk from Justin Upton and he would steal 2nd base so the Rockies walk Paul Goldschmidt.

Justin Upton 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored and 2 walks

With 2 on Miguel Montero would double to score both Upton and Goldy to make it 3-2. The dbacks were not done in the 3rd as Gerardo Parra hits a sacrafice fly to score Montero to end the inning ahead 4-2. The Rockies continue to battle adding 2 runs in the 4th to tie the game on a single a double and a sac fly. into the 4th the Dbacks start to blow this game open when Upton singles followed by a walk by Goldschmidt and a RBI single by Montero. Chris Johnson would hit a double to score Goldy and Parra would get walked intentionally to get to John McDonald who would make them pay with a 2 RBI single to make it a 8-4 game. The Rockies go quietly in the 4th as the Dbacks add another run in the 5th on a walk and a single with an error. The onslaught continues for the Dbacks with a Parra single, John McDonald single and Parra thrown out at home. Adam Eaton would get to the plate in the 6th and hit his 2nd home run in 2 days and increases the score to 11-4 SEE VIDEO HERE: 

The Rockies would add their last run of the night on a double by Chris Nelson and a RBI single by Jonathan Herrera. Chris Johnson would hit a home run in the 7th with  1 man on to take a 13-5 lead and in the 8th Adam Eaton would single and Aaron hill would hit a double and then watch Adam Eaton score from 1st easily to make it 14-5. http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=25007197&c_id=ari&partnerId=aw-6209403727802402940-1028#/copy

Elmore would hit a sac RBI in the 9th to cap a 19 hit night for the Dbacks and a blow out 15-5 score. 7 Dbacks players record 2+ hits in this game as they score in every inning but the 2nd.

Todays Game Ball Goes To Miguel Montero

Todays Game Ball goes to Miguel Montero who finished the night 3 for 5 scoring 3 times with 3 RBI’s, a double and a great game behind the plate calling balls and strikes. Wade Miley gets the win tonight and pretty much locks up the rookie of the year award for the season going 16-10 with a 3.25 ERA.

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.


AAA National Champions Reno Aces Win The Title 10-3 Over The Pawtucket Paw Socks

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE………..

Today we switch it up and throw the AAA up top as what they did today is something that may only happen to a team once if ever. The Reno Aces not only won their PCL Division Tittle this season but they also won their first ever conference Title, A Pacific Coast League Title and They also won the AAA National Championship Title By beating the Pawtucket Paw Socks 10-3 Tuesday night.

2012 AAA Nation Champions Reno Aces

The Aces win the National Championship by sending Trevor Bauer The #1 pitching prospect  in the Nation and the 3rd overall pick of the draft to the mound at 21 years old. On the other end of the spectrum the Paw Socks send their Ace a 38 year old Nelson Figueroa who wants to end his career on a high note with a National Title. Theres one problem with that equation…. Figueroa never had to face a star studded line up like the Reno Aces and at 38 years old this may not have been the time to test himself.

Reno Aces Pitcher Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer would make quick work of the 1st inning by recording 2 ground outs and a strike out to end the first. The Aces would jump all over Figueroa in the first inning when PCL champion MVP AJ Pollock stepped in the box as the first batter and took the 2nd pitch deep to center for a triple. Tyler Kuhn would get a RBI single to score Pollock and Josh Bell and Mike Jacobs strike out.

Mike Jacobs

With 2 outs Brent Clevlen steps up to the plate and absolutly smashes a ball over the center field fence for a 2 run home run and a 3-0 lead. In the 2nd for the Paw Socks Danny Valencia would hit a lead off double but would be stranded on base after Bauer would get a strike out and two pop ups to end the 2nd for Pawtucket. The Reno Aces were not done swinging the bats just yet as Tyler Bortnick would single, Ryan Budde would line out to center for out #1. AJ Pollock would hit a RBI double to CF scoring Bortnick, Tyler Kuhn singles to score Pollock and Josh Bell singles to score Kuhn and make it a 6-0 game.

Tyler Kuhn

Bauer would have some trouble in the 3rd with his command walking 2 men but gets out of it by striking out 2 and getting a ground ball to keep the game scoreless. Brett Butler keeps the foot on the throttle in the 3rd and scores 2 more runs on a single by Brent Clevlen, a Taylor Harbin walk, Ryan Budde RBI Sac fly,  Keon Broxton singles to 2nd to end the 3rd.    In the top of the 4th the Paw Socks would get on the board with a Danny Valencia walk, Dan Butler single, Jonathan Hee walk, and a 3rd walk of the inning by Bauer walking Che Hsuan Lin would push across Valencia. in the 4th Reno would go quietly for the first time to keep the score 8-1. The Paw Socks would snag another run in the 5th when Tony Thomas uncorks on a fast ball and hits a solo home run making it 8-2.  Before the top of the 5th was over Trevor Bauer would be relieved of his duties after walking the bases loaded and Mike Demark would get the 3rd out on 2 pitches. Trevor Bauer would get a no decision on the night and go 4.1 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits with 7 walks and 6 K’s. In the bottom of the 5th the Aces would get that run back on a Tyler Bortnick hits a lead off double and Keon Broxton hit a 2 run Home run to tack on 2 more runs making it a 10-2 game. With exception to the 1 run in the 7th by Pawtucket the rest of the night would be handed to the bullpen as the reno aces send Sam Demel in for a 1 run inning.

Trevor Bauer & Jensen Lewis celebrate championship

Jensen Lewis has been Reno’s set up man all year and has really been lights out for the Aces all year having a perfect 8th inning to cap off his season before handing the ball over to the closer Big Jonathan Albaladejo who came in and blew the ball right past everyone. The Aces cap an amazing season with an amazing performance to prove that in fact they are the best team in AAA baseball this year as they blow through the competition and win their first AAA National Championship. Congrats to the Aces ball club on a spectacular performance and making it fun to cover you all year. The sacrifices these guys make day in and day out to play the game we all love so much often goes un-noticed and on behalf of the Fans and Behindhomeplatebaseball.com we Thank You for all your time and efforts. Good luck to those who get called up and we will see you in the spring, only 196 days till we return let the countdown begin.

GAME NOTES:

Reno Aces PCL championship MVP and National Championship MVP A.J. Pollock

AJ Pollock would be selected as the National Championships MVP going 2 for 5 scoring twice with a double, a triple and1 RBI.Pollock was also selected as the leagues PCL Championship MVP.

Tyler Bortnick

Honorable mention goes to Tyler Bortnick 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored. 6 players had 2 hits or more: Pollock, Kuhn, Bell, Clevlen, Bortnick, and Broxton. CALL UPS: AJ Pollock and Mike Jacobs were called up today to the Dbacks and both are class acts that should add some depth to the bench for pinch hitting for the rest of the year.

MLB Diamondbacks vs Padres Game 1

The Dbacks place themselves in the wild card race with their last 2 wins and look to keep the winning streak going and end this season on a high note. With 17 games left in the season and the way this division is shaping up they may need to win at least 10 of those games and may need some help from others to get in. To do that they would send their young 27 Year old Ace IPK Ian Kennedy to the mound to square off against 33 year old Eric Stults. The fans were excited to see Chris Youngs return to the line up after his recent injury but it would be short lived when the first pitch was hit deep to center he tracked the ball to the warning track and made the catch but came up limping. You could read his lips as he looked to the dugout and said “im done” giving the signal to Gibby. after the game he said ” i felt good before the game and i put in a lot of work but as soon as i got it, it grabbed on me”. Chris Young likely wont return this season and comes out of the game and Adam Eaton takes over center field as Gerardo Parra takes Left Field.

Adam Eaton

Kennedy would struggle in the first giving up a single, a walk and a single to get to Yonder Alonso who would hit a sac fly to score Logan Forsythe to make it a 1-0 ball game in 1st. Starting it off for the Dbacks would be the spark plug known as Adam Spanky Eaton who would draw a 9 pitch walk, Eaton would steal his 2nd base swiping 2nd. The stolen base by Eaton would prove to be huge for the Dbacks as Paul Goldschmidt singles to right field Eaton easily trots in. Miguel Montero would double to score Goldschmidt and the Dbacks now lead 2-1. the game would be relativley quiet for a few innings until the 5th when Justin Upton walks and Montero hits a double to score Upton 3-1 Dbacks. a few more scoreless innings and Kennedy goes 8 innings of outstanding pitching giving up 1 run on 7 hits with 6 K’s, before handing the ball over to J.J Putz to get the save to win the game 3-2.

Game Ball to IPK 8 innings 1 run.

GAME BALL: My game ball has to go to IPK for pitching one hell of a game with some of his best pitching in the 8th striking out 2 men. Honorable mention: Montero goes 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s  and Adam Eaton doing what a lead off guy is supposed to do with 2 walks and a stolen base scoring a run.

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.

The Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Game 3

If i told you the Giants were going to loose to a Dbacks hitter who had gone 2 for 4 with a run scored, a triple and 4 RBI’s you would think oh boy Jason Kubel did it again, or Dang That Aaron Hill struck again wouldn’t you? What if i told you your wrong! If i said he was also a rookie, would you say Wow Adam Eaton again? Now what would you say if i told you it was a rookie pitcher? You would say Get out of town!…….. Well i got 2 words for you Patrick Corbin…..

The Diamondbacks avoid a series sweep by the Giants by beating them 10-2 on Sunday afternoon On a day that Rookie Patrick Corbin could do no wrong. Corbin had great stuff all day and would pitch 8 innings giving up 2 runs on 8 hits. Corbin pleaded his case for a complete game to coach Kirk Gibson but Gibby said “no, and that he had been stretched beyond where he’d been this season and Josh Collmenter needed the work in the 9th. In the 1st Buster Posey would get it started with a RBI single to score Angel Pegan. The Dbacks would counter that when Adam Eaton leads off with a walk in the 3rd followed by a single by Aaron Hill and a 2 RBI double by Justin Upton to make it 2-1. The Giants would tie it up in the 4th on a RBI double from Brandon Belt.

Patrick Corbin Base Clearing 3 RBI Triple

Patrick Corbin single handedly beet the playoff bound Giants not just with his Arm but with his bat too when Ryan Vogelson loads the bases and decides to pitch to Corbin, this would turn out to be a huge mistake. Patrick Corbinwould turn on a ball and hit it down the right field line for a base clearing triple as he slides head first into 3rd.

Pitcher Patrick Corbin getting dirty helping himself out with a 3 RBI Triple.

Next up was Adam Eaton who would draw another walk on 9 pitches. Aaron Hill would step to the plate and hit a 2 RBI double to left field and the Dbacks would take a 7-2 lead, if you haven’t seen Eaton run the bases yet you should see this guy fly, he nearly caught Corbin who was trying to score from 3rd.

Adam Eaton scores

In the 6th Justin Upton would hit home run number 15 to make it 8-2. Onto the 7th where Ryan Wheeler and Gerardo Parra both walk Patrick Corbin would strike again hitting a broken bat single to score Wheeler. Adam Eaton would come up next and while he was hitting there would be a passed ball that scores Parra 10-2 Dbacks. Eaton would walk for the 3rd time today and finish 1 for 2 scoring twice with 3 walks for an on base percentage of .800 for the day, exactly what you want out of a lead off hitter. Chris Young is cleared to play tuesday and now Kirk Gibson has to make a decision go with the hot rookie or sit him and give Young a start, Eaton has started the last 10 games but is used to playing everyday with 2 days a month off in Reno so maybe he sits Upton… have to wait and see.

Game Ball Goes To Rookie Pitcher Patrick Corbin

My game ball for the day goes to Rookie Patrick Corbin who today was brilliant on the mound and devastating in the batters box who gets the win and improves to 6-7 on the year and drops his ERA to 4.02 Honorable Mentions: Justin Upton who went 2 for 4 scoring once with a double, 3 RBI’s and a HR.

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 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.

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.