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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.

The Nigh Of Walk Off’s

MLB Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers

Today’s match would be the last of the series and for sports fans it would not disappoint. the game would include 3 home runs and a walk off victory. The game got off to a quick start when Matt Kemp hit a home run in the 2nd 372 feet his 18th of the year. John McDonald would answer Kemp’s home run with one of his own hitting it slightly further for 390 feet in the 3rd inning to tie the game. The Dbacks would take the lead in the 4th on Miguel Montero’s 2 run home run to right field for 387 feet to take the lead 3-1. Andre Ethier would get the Dodgers within 1 when he would ground out to second scoring Matt Kemp to make it 3-2. John McDonald would get a base hit in the 7th to score Paul Goldschmidt from 3rd. Shane Victorino would score A.J. Ellison a single to center field. The magic would come in the 9th when the Dodgers who were down by 2 runs would get some production out of the $270 million dollars they spent 2 weeks

Adrian Gonzalez with a walk off hit to win.

ago. Adrian Gonzalez would hit a 2 RBI walk off double to win the game  5-4 in the bottom of the 9th. For the Dbacks would loose the game on a blown save from J.J. Putz, the winner would be Ronald Belisario who would go to 4-1. with a Dodger and Giants win the Dodgers remain 4 1/2 games back. it seams like they either both win or they both loose and LA just cant gain any ground on them

Preview: The Dbacks travel to San Francisco to take on the 1st place Giants. The Dbacks look to the young gunner Rookie Patrick Corbin 5-6 with a 3.93 ERA and the Giants turn to Barry Zito who is 10-8 with a 4.42 ERA.
The Dbacks may start Rookie Konrad Schmidt at catcher who was recently called up as part of the September call ups to catch his old teamate in Corbin.

CATCHER KONRAD SCHMIDT
College: University of Nevada Wolfpack

Konrad has been on a hot streak swinging the bat in Reno and looks to continue that hitting in SF.

AAA 2012 PCL CHAMPIONS RENO ACES vs Tucson Padres in game 2 of the 3 game series ends in epic fashion. The Reno Aces would jump out to an early lead when in the 2nd inning the hero from last night Brent Clevlen leads off with a triple, Ryan Budde would drive him in on a single to right field Aces 1-0. in the 3rd inning the bats come alive for the Aces as The seasons MVP Adam Eaton lights a spark in the order with a lead off single (League leading).  The speedy Eaton would steal 2nd base his 38th of the season (league leading) but he would tear his pants just under the thigh.  With Josh Bell batting and Eaton constantly in the pitchers head juking back and forth he cant concentrate and runs the count to 3balls no strikes. On the next pitch Eaton takes off running as Bell hits a single to right field scoring Eaton. Taylor Harbin would come up to bat with one on and 2 outs and hits a ball deep to center off the wall for a RBI double his (43rd) of the season. With Brent Clevlen batting Harbin breaks for 3rd and as the catcher tries to pick him off but throws the ball into left field scoring Taylor Habin the aces would lead 4-0. That lead would soon diminish when the padres hit 2 singles a double and a home run scoring 3  in the 4th making this game 3-4 Aces. The Padres would score a run in the 6th to tie the ball game for the padres. The Aces would mount a threat when Tyler Bortnick hit a double to right field with 2 outs.

2012 PCL ALL STAR, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR & MVP ADAM EATON

MVP Adam Eaton comes up to the plate and he is down in the count 2-2 with 2 out and the game winning run on 2nd, do they intentionaly walk him like they did last night? that back fired last nigh with a walk off walk so they choose to pitch to him and he hits a line drive to left center and Bortnick rounds 3rd he is coming home and he is thrown out at the plate for out #3, #ExtraInnings. The Aces would hold the padres to 0 runs as stud pitcher Jensen Lewis dominates the order 3 up 3 do

A.J. Pollock Hits A walk off home run in 10th

wn. On to bat for the Aces is A.J. Pollock who last night got the RBI Walk Off Walk to win the game in extra innings, A.J. Digs into the batters box and on the first pitch hits a ball deep WAAAAAY DEEEEEEEEP ITS GONE HOME RUN WALK OFF HOME RUN TO WIN THE GAME! A.J. Pollock AKA Captain Clutch gets a walk off win for the second game in a row to set the all time PCL wins in a single season to 80-63. Jensen Lewis gets the win making him 7-2

Preview: Tomorrows last regular season game features veteran pitcher z vs  Joe Martinez Thad Weber of the Padres.

AA Mobile Baybears Vs Mississippi Braves

As the season comes to an end the Braves rattle off another win beating the Baybears by 8-5. the top 4 in the order account for 8 for 18 with 3 runs and a double. Jonathan Griffin with 3 home runs in 3 games is killing it and may get called up to AAA.

A Visalia Rawhide vs Stockton Ports

The Rawhide let this game slip away in the 8th when they let the ports score 4 runs late in the 8th. for the Rawhid

A Garrett Weber

e Garrett Weber was 3 for 5, scoring 3 runs, a triple, a home run, and 5 RBI’S. that is REDONKULOUS!!!!!!!!!

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.

August 27th, 2012

MLB Diamondbacks VS Reds Game 1 Recap

The Dbacks go back to Chase field to take on the Visiting Cincinnati Reds in game 1 of 3. The Dbacks would call on rookie pitcher Tyler Skaggs to make his 2 MLB start after winning his first start. Justin Upton would get the Dbacks an early lead in the 2nd when he jumped all over a pitch from Bronson Arroyo and hit a ball 391′ for a home run and the lead 1-0. Brandon Phillips would Asnswer that run with a RBI double to deep canter field. to tie the game. Wilson Valdez would reach on an Error by Paul Goldschmidt allowing Scott Rolen to score and the Reds would take a 2-1 lead. Justin Upton would come through in the 4th as well for a RBI single scoring Aaron Hill. The game would be won in the 6th when Bronson Arroyo would square up a pitch from Tyler Skaggs and hit a home run 363′. Bronson Aaroyo would also get the win on the night and  go 6 innings on 2 runs on 5 hits. Tyler Skaggs also with a great night goes 5 2/3 innings on 5 hits, 3 runs but will get the loss tonight.

AAA Reno Aces VS  Fresno Grizzlies game 1  of 3

The Aces steal another one from the grizzlies in the 10th inning.The Reno Aces were down 3-0 early in this game due to a couple home runs given up by Aces starter Brett Tomko who gave up 3 runs on 7 hits and lasted 5 innings before handing it to the bullpen who was Phenominal .  Joe Patterson pitched one solid inning, Mike Demark was perfect in 2 innings and Jensen Lewis was dominant in his 1 inning giving us the lead and earning the win so Jonathan Albaladejocould get the save.

Taylor Harbin with a 3 run home run blast to left center field ties the game for the Reno Aces.

Down 3-0 in the 4th inning Taylor Harbin would hit a monster bomb to left center to tie the game at 3 a piece. The score would remain 3-3 for 5 straight innings until the 10th when Tyler Kuhn lead off with a single to a diving second baseman Brock Bond who would rush his throw and throw the ball away into the dugout. Tyler Kuhn moves to 2nd on the error. Wladimir Sutil would sacrifice bunt and move Tyler Kuhn over to 3rd base. The next batter A.J. Pollock would get hit by the pitcher. Brilliant manager Brett Butler would give Tyler Borrnick the Safety Squeeze signal and Tyler executes is perfectly to get the Aces the lead. Jonathan Alabadejo would have a perfect 10th inning to get the save.

Jensen Lewis with the win tonight improving his record to 6-2

Jensen Lewis would get the win for the Aces and improve his record to 6-2 as Grizzlies pitcher Dan Otero gets the loss and drops to 5-5 on the season. #MagicNumberIs3

Preview: Tuesdays game features the pitching Phenom Trevor Bauer 5-1 vs Boof Bonser for the Grizzlies.Injury update: Cole Gillespie was put on the 7 day DL to have surgery on his hip. Adam Eaton is on the 7 day DL retroactive on 8/24 with a slight concussion and is scheduled to return Friday in Reno VS Tucson. I talked with Adam after the game and he said “he got his bell rung pretty good and is getting better every day and that he would take BP with the team Wednesday and cardio on Thursday before returning to the starting order.”
Brent Clevlen was called up from AA Mobile to take Adams place while on the DL.AA Mobil Baybears vs Tennessee

Tennessee edges Mobile out in a 5-3 win at home on the arm of Dae-Eun Rhee who improved to 9-8.  Tennessee would jump out with an early lead with a Home run from Jae-Hoon Ha a 3 run blast over the left field wall. The Baybears would give up 2 more runs in the 2nd on 3 hits. After the 2nd the Baybears would shut down the offense of Tennessee but their 5 run deficit would be to much to overcome. 2 would score on a Matt Mangini single to right field. Even Frey would single in the 7th and steal 2 & 3rd base and later score on a Matt Mangini walk. The Baybears will finish this series tonight if weather permits.

A Visalia Rawhide vs Stockton

The Rawhide would loose their last home game of the season to Stockton 8-3. This game was pretty much over in the first inning when Dusty Robinson hit a two out grand slam in the first inning and the Rawhide would never catch the Ports. The Rawhide would score 3 runs on 10 hits leaving 11 left on base. Raymond Hernandez gets the loss dropping to 5-9. On the season

Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball

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MLB Diamondbacks VS Padres

The Diamondbacks and Padres both record 7 hits tonight but the difference tonight is 3 of the Padres hits were in the form of the long ball. For the Padres Yonder Alonso, Chase Headley, and Carlos Quentin all hit a home run and beet the Diamondbacks 9-3. For the Diamondbacks Justin Upton celebrated his 25th birthday with a RBI in the park home run and Aaron Hill would get a 4 bagger the easy way. Ian Kennedy would drop to 11-11 on the season as Clayton Richard improved to 11-12. tomorrow the Dbacks will throw Joe Saunders 6-10, 4.22 ERA and the Padres look to Edinson Volquez 8-9, 4.18 ERA. The Dbacks look to avoid a series sweep at home as the Padres look for their 7th win in a row.

AAA Reno Aces VS Fresno Grizzlies

Walk Off Fashion: In today’s game the Reno Aces would need 2 runs in the 8th inning and 1 in the 9th to send this game into extra innings. in the 9th inning the Aces Mike Jacobs would get a 2 out walk and would get a pinch runner (Wladimir Sutil). Cole Gillespie would hit a 2 out Double to left field that would travel all the way to the corner scoring Sutil from 1st.Taylor Harbin would get an infield single moving Gillespie to 3rd but the inning would stall there at a tie to send the game into the 10th. Jensen Lewis would pitch the 9th and 10th innings and would give up 1 run in the 9th and slam the door on the Grizzlies in the 10th to get the win. So now it would be up to the Aces to make a comeback in the 10th. The inning starts with a perfect bunt single by Tyler Kuhn, followed by a sac bunt from pinch hitting Brett Tomko to move Kuhn to 2nd. A.J. Pollock would be intentionally walked by the Grizzlies in what would be a fatal error. In walks second baseman Tyler Bortnick battles to a 2-1 count and with ice water flowing through his veins turns on a fast ball from Dan Runzler and hits a ball past a diving 3B Conor Gillaspie that would roll all the way to the corner for a WALK OFF RBI single. As Tyler Bortnick rounds 1st base he jumps in the air with a fist pump as the Aces dugout storms the field and celebrates at 2nd base with an ecstatic Bortnick. The Aces get the W coming back to win it in extra innings.

Konrad Schmidt would continue his outstanding hitting display going 2 for 5 with 2 RBI.

Taylor Harbin would finish 2 for 5 scoring twice with a double and a RBI.

Cole Gillespie would go 2 for 2 with 2 doubles, 1 run, and a RBI.

Aces will close the series tomorrow with LHP Zach Kroenke 6-4, 5.78 ERA against RHP Yusmeiro Petit 6-6, 3.48 ERA.

AA Mobile Baybears VS Tennessee Smokies

The double A Baybears take a page out of the AAA Reno Aces playbook and come back in the 9th to score 1 run and force the game into extra innings. Down by 1 run in the top of the 9th the man child known as Brent Clevlen would hit a solo home run(HIS 2ND OF THE GAME) over the center field wall to send this game into extra innings tied 3-3. With a RBI double from Matt Mangini Alfredo Marte would score to take the lead. Bo Shultz would strand the winning run in the 10th slamming the door on the home team to win the game. The 5 game series continues tomorrow.

Even Frey, Brent Clevelen, Matt Mangini all record multiple hits and continue to carry the team combining to go 9 for 13, 3R, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, & 3 RBI’s. #REDONKULOUS

A Visalia Rawhide VS Stockton
The Visalia Rawhide would get dominated 13-5 in a loss at home VS Stockton. Two of the 5 runs from Visalia would come from home runs from DH Jonathan Griffin and CF Keon Broxton. Griffin 1 for 4 would score once with2 RBI’s. Stockton would outhit Visalia 16-9.

Author: Nick Crawford SR

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