Game recap (7/11/16): Strong offense throughout the organization


Result: Louisville

Louisville is off for the All-Star break.



Result: Biloxi 3, Pensacola 1

Starting Pitcher: Jackson Stephens, RHP – 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Top Hitter: Alex Blandino, 2B – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Joe Hudson, C – 2-for-4, 2B, R

Game Notes: After a long slump that has him now under the Mendoza line, Alex Blandino is hopeful that Monday night was a breakout.

Coming into the contest, Blandino was 6-for-36 in his previous 11 games, with all of those being singles. His double on Monday marked Blandino’s first extra-base hit since June 25, when he hit a home run.

Jackson Stephens shut down Biloxi at the plate as well, until the bullpen blew the lead. While Stephens was credited with all three runs allowed, the final two were inherited runners by the bullpen with two outs in the seventh.

Stephens showed strong command all night, with over two-thirds of his offerings crossing for strikes. He also worked down in the zone with a 10:0 ground ball to fly ball ratio.



Result: Daytona 9, Charlotte 2

Starting Pitcher: Wendolyn Bautista, RHP – 5.1 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Top Hitter: Gavin LaValley, 3B – 3-for-4, R, 4 RBI, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Yorman Rodriguez, LF – 2-for-2, R

Aristides Aquino, RF – 1-for-4, HR, R, RBI

Game Notes: Daytona broke the game open with a five-run fifth inning to put the game on ice.

Gavin LaValley had quite a night at the plate, picking up three hits and driving in four runs. Since being promoted in May to Daytona, LaValley has not struggled at all in High-A. In fact, in his last 10 games, he has 13 hits, 14 RBI, five doubles, and a home run. Overall at the level, he is hitting .282 with an .846 OPS.

Aristides Aquino remained hot at the plate with a solo home run in the fourth for his 13th of the season. Aquino now has three homers in his last four games and four in his last 10. Additionally, he has hits in eight of his last 10 games to raise his average to .288. In those 10 games, he has five multi-hit efforts also.

Yorman Rodriguez picked up a pair of singles in his  rehab appearance.



Result: Dayton 4, Great Lakes 0

Starting Pitcher: Jose Lopez, RHP – 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Top Hitter: Nick Senzel, 3B – 2-for-3, 2B, 2 R

Other Notable Performers:

James Vasquez, 1B – 2-for-4, 2  2B, 3 RBI

Reydel Medina, RF – 1-for-4, HR, R, RBI

Game Notes: Jose Lopez once again was strong on Monday night, pacing the way to a Dayton victory.

Lopez, the former sixth round pick despite just having Tommy John, has paid dividends for the Reds since the selection. In his last eight outings, Lopez has allowed no more than two earned runs. He has also at least worked into the sixth inning in all but two of those games.

First round pick Nick Senzel continued his tear of professional baseball on Monday, as he added his sixth double already at Low-A. Monday marked Senzel’s 10th game with Dayton, and he is hitting .350 with a .935 OPS at the level.

James Vasquez added his 13th and 14th doubles of the season as well in the victory. Though the season average has not been kind to Vasquez at the level this season, he does have 24 extra base hits in 291 at bats through Monday.



Game 1:

Result: Billings 8, Helena 2

Starting Pitcher: Scott Moss, RHP – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Top Hitter: Colby Wright, 1B – 1-for-3 , HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Hector Vargas, SS – 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Satchel McElroy, RF – 2-for-3, R,

Game notes: Every player in the Billings lineup except two picked up a hit in the victory.

Scott Moss made his professional debut and left after an inning, reaching his pitch count. He allowed a pair of hits and a run, but made it out of the frame.

Game 2:

Result: Billings 10, Helena 0

Starting Pitcher: Ian Kahaloa, RHP – 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Top Hitter: Montrell Marshall, 1B – 2-for-3 , 2 2B, R, RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Alejo Lopez, 3B – 2-for-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI

Mitch Trees, C – 1-for-3, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Game Notes: There is no doubt that Billings played a complete game on Monday night’s game two victory.

Nine of the 10 players who had an at bat in the game picked up a hit.

Ian Kahaloa worked five strong innings and has still yet to give up a run in 17 innings this season. He has also walked just three, allowed only eight hits, and stuck out 18.



Result: AZL Reds 14, AZL White Sox 7

Starting Pitcher: Jonathon Crawford, RHP – 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Top Hitter: Leandro Santana, 3B – 3-for-5, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Raul Wallace, RF – 3-for-4, 2 2B, 4 R, 2 RBI, BB

Jesse Winker, LF – 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI, BB

Game Notes: In a game of rehabbing starters from other levels, the AZL Reds slugged out a victory.

Jesse Winker, who is on a rehab assignment from Louisville picked up a pair of hits. Tyler Stephenson, from Dayton went 1-for-5, but caught the entire game.

Jonathon Crawford, who has battled injuries since being acquired with Eugenio Suarez from the Tigers for Alfredo Simon, worked a pair of innings. This was the third outing of the season for Crawford, who has yet to allow a run in five innings. However, he has allowed four hits and three walks, while striking out six.

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