Life on the Farm: Diamondbacks Minor League Weekly Report

By Chuck Jackson
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Visalia Rawhide, A

The Rawhide went 3-4 last week to bring them to a cumulative 40-23 as they finished the first half of the season in first place.

For those of you who don’t know, the California League has two halves of the season. In each half they announce the winner of the first and second half titles. The Rawhide came away with their first First Half title in 25 years. This title allows them a bye in the playoffs and puts them into the Division finals automatically. Quite an accomplishment.

The highlight of the week on the field was Tuesday’s team shutout of the Lancaster Jethawks (Houston Astros affiliate and one of the coolest names in baseball). Zack Godley (one of the best names in baseball as well), Joey Krehbiel, Daniel Gibson, and Nickolas Sarianides combined to give up four hits, five walks, and 13 strikeouts in the shutout.