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Tuesday April 30th, 2013

Arizona-Diamondbacks

Codey Harrison (Lead Editor & President/Ceo) – The Arizona Diamondbacks are known for their depth at virtually every position in the organization. While depth is a great thing to have, The Diamondbacks would likely admit they wish they didn’t have to use their depth so early in the 2013 season. Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers made some noise in the off-season with some big name trades, starting with trading veteran center fielder Chris Young, For shortstop Cliff Pennington, and veteran reliever Heath Bell in the 3-Team trade. Shortly there after Towers finished a trade sending 2011 1st round pick Trevor Bauer to Cleveland in a three team trade that sent Reds shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius to the Dessert. What has also turned into a great trade for the Dbacks was the addition of LHP Matt Reynolds, in exchange for third baseman Ryan Wheeler. The most scrutinized trade however was the last trade Kevin Towers pulled the trigger on, sending 25-year old superstar Justin Upton, along with Chris Johnson to the Braves for Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, and 3 prospects.

During the off-season K.T. also signed veteran slugger Cody Ross to once again load up the Diamondbacks outfield. unfortunately the Diamondbacks have been rattled with injuries throughout this still very young season. Starting with injuries in spring training to Adam Eaton, Willie Bloomquist, Ross, and Gregorius, followed by early season injuries to Jason Kubel, and Aaron Hill. Not to mention the injury starter Daniel Hudson suffered in 2012 (expected back shortly before All-Star break,) most teams would have crumbled under such injuries, however the Diamondbacks are sitting at 15-11 and in 2nd place in the National League West.

Between all of the injuries and struggling veterans the Dbacks could see a number of prospect being promoted this season.

Good chance of promotion –

Tyler Skaggs LHP

Chris Owings SS/ 2B

Matt Davidson 3B

Tony Campana CF

Joe Patterson LHP

Not likely but possible promotion –

Randall Delgado RHP

Jake Barrett RHP

Evan Marshall RHP

Eury De La Rosa LHP

Long shots for 2013 MLB promotions –

Nick Ahmed SS

Kevin Munson RHP

There are some other prospects could debut sometime in 2013, but these are the ones that we feel most likely. Think any other prospects are worthy of promotions? Well feel free to comment below with other promotion candidates you can think of.

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Today’s article was prepared by Codey Harrison, MiLB Prospects Analyst. We would like your feedback, so please feel free to comment on the article below, and share in discussion with our readers.

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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.

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.

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 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 Diamondbacks VS Cincinnati Reds

Today’s matchup featured Dbacks Wade Miley vs Reds Johnny Cueto in a game where Johnny Cueto pitched 7 innings and gave up 2 runs scored. Wade Miley would go 7 innings giving up 3 runs on 6 hits. Wade Miley struggled in the first couple innings in keeping the ball down in the zone, every time he left one up the Reds would make him pay for it. Miley threw 54 pitches in the first 2 innings and ran up his pitch count but settled in pitching another 53 innings over his last 5 innings. Gerardo Parra had a 2 hit night along with  rookie Ryan Wheeler who went 2 for 3 on the day. Johnny Cueto improves to 17-6 on the year as Aroldis Chapmanrecorded his 33rd save and his 25th save in a row.

Rookie Patrick Corbin

Tonight the Dbacks throw rookie Patrick Corbin who has brought some life to this pitching staff over the past couple weeks. A young fresh pitcher with his 6th straight start looks to even this series up. Mat Latos who is 10-4 toes the slab for the Reds and looks to get back to his winning ways after his last start.

AAA Reno Aces vs Fresno Grizzlies

The Reno Aces take the Fresno Grizzlies deep in extra innings for the 2nd night in a row. Trevor Bauer started on the mound for the Reno Aces and lasted 6 innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits. Trevor allowed one run when Fresno pitcher Boof Bonser hit a home run to deep center field, a pitch Bauer wishes he had back. I was very impressed with Bauer’s strength during his warm ups and on the mound. I sat down by the bullpen to watch his warm up routing and long toss and actually caught one of his long toss balls that was slightly thrown over Jensen Lewis into the seats. As he got loose he was stretched out from right field to the left field foul pole throwing 100 yards or so before slowly shortening his depth till at 60′. Talking with Mike Parrott the Aces pitching coach before the game he said “Bauer has actually shorten up his long toss routine a little lately & that he used to throw foul pole to foul pole.” Parrott said “I get tired just watching his routine” it does help that he is 21 years old.

AA Mobil Baybears vs Tennessee Smokies

The Baybears close this series with the Smokies with a loss in extra innings.  The Baybears are without one of their top offensive producers in Brent Clevlen who was called up to AAA Reno to replace an injured Adam Eaton who is on the 7 day DL. The Baybears take this game into the 10th inning and would loose the game on a walk off solo home run by Logan Watkins. This walk off home run would mark the second Dback farm team to loose in extra innings tonight with a walk off home run. Jonathan Griffin continues to Rake the ball going 3 for 5 with a RBI and a HR. Even Frey with a 2 hit night as well. ALL GAMES FOR TOMORROW HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DO TO THE HURRICANE ISAAC NEAR THE MOBILE AREA UNTIL FRIDAY AUGUST 31st.

A Viaslia Rawhide vs  Bakersfield

Blaine Howell of the Bakersfield Blaze gets the win in this matchup after Stalin Gerson gets pulled after 4 innings and 6 runs scored. Victor Capellan would get the loss for the Rawhide after he takes over in the 7th giving up 4 runs on 4 hits. The Blaze win this game 10-6 on the bats of Steve Selsky, Juan Duran, and Dominic D’Anna who all collect 3 hits a piece and account for 5 RBI’s.

Author: Nick Crawford SR

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