Game recap (7/18/16): Amir Garrett tosses six strong innings, Nick Senzel has a huge night


Result: Louisville 4, Columbus 1

Starting Pitcher: Amir Garrett, LHP – 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Top Hitter: Jesse Winker, RF – 3-for-3, 2B, R, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Hernan Iribarren, CF – 1-for-3, HR, 2 R, RBI, BB

Jermaine Curtis, DH – 2-for-3, 2 RBI

Game Notes: The old adage that you have to jump on good starters early or never was true on Monday night for Amir Garrett. After allowing two hits in each of the first two innings, Amir Garrett was nearly flawless the rest of the way.

Still, in the fifth, Garrett faced a situation with runners at the corners and no outs. He responded nicely, showing grit to pick up two strikeouts and a ground out to leave with no damage done.

Jesse Winker reached base in all four of his trips to the plate. While it extended his hit streak to four games, he is also 6-for-16 since returning from Louisville from the DL.

Kevin Shackelford extended his Triple-A scoreless streak to 10 innings, adding the save.


Result: Jacksonville 3, Pensacola 2

Starting Pitcher: Nick Travieso, RHP – 4.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Top Hitter: Sebastian Elizalde, RF – 3-for-4, 2 2B, R, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alex Blandino, SS – 2-for-4, 2B, R

Eric Jugielo, 1B – 1-for-4

Game Notes: While it was clear that Nick Travieso did not have his best stuff, he battled through 4.2 innings and 81 pitches. Travieso eventually gave way to the bullpen after suffering a minor injury covering first base on the back end of a double play.

The start was the fourth time in the past 10 outings that Travieso was not able to escape the fifth. However, he also went six or greater in the other four. The eight hits he allowed was the most Travieso has allowed since May 28, when he allowed 11.

Sebastian Elizalde picked up multiple hits for the first time since July 9. Since that day, he was in a 2-for-26 slump.

Jimmy Moran finished off the game with a scoreless frame and has allowed just three runs in his last 14.1 innings. More importantly, he has walked just three over that span as well.



Result: Daytona 11, Jupiter 5

Starting Pitcher: Keury Mella, RHP – 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Top Hitter: Jonathan Reynoso, CF – 2-for-4, 2B, BB, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Garrett Boulware, C – 2-for-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

Chad Tromp, DH – 2-for-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

Game Notes: While he allowed seven hits for the second straight start, Keury Mella limited the damage to just one run allowed. Mella also finished strong, as four of his five strikeouts came in his last two innings of work.

Angelo Gumbs extended his now 11-game hit streak for Daytona, with a first inning home run. In the first three innings Daytona had three long balls.

Jonathan Reynoso is now 5-for-13 in his last four games with a double and hitting over .300 in his last 10 contests.


Result: Dayton 8, Wisconsin 3

Starting Pitcher: Tanner Rainey, RHP – 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 4 K

Top Hitter: Nick Senzel – 4-for-5, 3B, HR, R, 4 RBI, SB, 2 R

Other Notable Performers:

Tyler Stephenson, C – 4-for-4, 2B, R, RBI

Shed Long – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R

Game Notes: Monday night was a highlight reel for former first round pick hitters.

The most recent, Nick Senzel, finished just a double short of the cycle. He hit his first professional home run in the sixth and drove in four for the game. Senzel also stole a base in the contest.

Fellow former first round catcher Tyler Stephenson also added four hits, including a double. Since returning from the DL on July 13, Stephenson is 8-for-18 with a double and a home run.

Tanner Rainey struggled with his command again and walked six hitters in five innings.


Result: Billings 16, Orem 7

Starting Pitcher: Moises Nova, RHP – 1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

Top Hitter: John Sansone, 2B – 3-for-5,  2 R, 2B, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Beau Amaral, CF – 3-for-4

Alberti Chavez, SS – 2-for-3, R, RBI

Game notes: Beau Amaral added three more hits on Monday night and is scorching hot with Billings. In his last 10 games, Amaral is hitting .382, but he is 8-for-12 in his last three games.

Going hitless, Hector Vargas broke his 14-game hit streak. Taylor Trammell added another hit for Billings, and is now has 12-for-30 in his last eight games, with four of those games having multiple hits.


Result: AZL Reds


The AZL Reds were off on Monday night and return to action on Tuesday.

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