Game recap (7/27/16): Another huge night for Nick Senzel

louisville

Result: Louisville 4, Charlotte 3

Starting Pitcher: John Lamb, LHP – 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Top Hitter: Jermaine Curtis, DH – 2-for-3, R, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Chris Berset, C – 2-for-3, R

Seth Mejias-Brean, 3B – 2-for-4

Game Notes: After a wild first inning, where he was struggling to throw a strike, John Lamb settled down nicely and made his second Triple-A start since being optioned a success.

In the first, Lamb walked and hit a batter, but battled back to get through the inning scoreless. He walked another in the second, but worked around that as well.

In fact, Lamb still had not give up a hit after four innings, as the third and fourth frames went 1-2-3.

In the fifth, Lamb got into a bit of a jamb with back-to-back singles putting runners at second and third with two outs. However, he was able to get out of that again.

He struck out his final two batters in the sixth and made what looked like a disaster early into a strong start.

A day after hitting for the cycle, Scott Schebler went 1-for-3 and extended his nine-game hit streak.

Jesse Winker has entered a cold spell, going 0-for-4 on Wednesday night. He is now 0-for-11 in his last three games following a 10-game hit streak.

pensacola

Result: Pensacola 3, Montgomery 1

Starting Pitcher: Rookie Davis, RHP – 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Top Hitter: Phillip Ervin, LF – 1-for-4, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Zach Vincej, SS – 1-for-2, 3B, RBI

Eric Jagielo, 1B – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Game Notes: After his three best starts of the season, Rookie Davis did little to disappoint in an encore on Wednesday night.

Davis allowed two hits in the first, but a caught stealing helped save him a run in the frame. He was perfect in the second and the third innings, while striking out a pair on the second.

He ran into a little more trouble in the fourth, allowing a walk and a single. This put runners at first and second with one out. However, another caught stealing aided Davis’ effort and he was able to get out of it.

He struck out two more in the fifth and was removed with one out in the sixth after allowing a lead off home run, a single and a walk. Abel De Los Santos replaced Davis and got out of the jam. De Los Santos has now worked five scoreless innings since being claimed by the Reds with just one hit allowed and six strikeouts.

Alejandro Chacin worked a perfect ninth for his 20th save of the season and has now struck out 12 in his last 12 innings of work.

Phillip Ervin played in his first game since Sunday and picked up a pair of RBI.

daytona

Result: Daytona 2, Clearwater 0

Starting Pitcher: Tejay Antone, RHP – 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Top Hitter: Aristides Aquino, RF – 1-for-3

Other Notable Performers:

Angelo Gumbs, DH – 1-for-4, 2 RBI

Gavin LaValley, 3B – 1-for-3, BB

Game Notes: Tejay Antone continued his current roll, as he struck out seven in six shutout innings of work.

Antone got into trouble early, as back-to-back singles put runners at the corners with no outs. He was able to pick up a strikeout and a double play to get out of the jam.

He struck out three more in perfect second and third innings. In the fourth, he found himself in another tough spot after a lead off strikeout. A walk and a single put runners at first and second with one out, but Antone got out of it with a pop out and a pick off from Chad Tromp.

Antone struck out two more in the fifth and got a double play to end his night in the sixth.

In Wednesday’s game, Aquino stretched his hitting streak to seven games, and in that span he has seven extra base hits.

Gavin LaValley added a hit on Wednesday for the second straight game to break out of a slump that saw him hitting just .135 over his last 10 games coming in.

dayton

Result: Dayton 7, Great Lakes 5

Starting Pitcher: Ty Boyles, LHP – 5 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

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

Other Notable Performers:

Chris Okey, C – 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI

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

Game Notes: Once again, Nick Senzel hammered the ball on Wednesday night. He picked up a monster home run in the fifth to left center for his third home run of the season.

In the fourth, he hit a RBI triple over the centerfielder’s head to continue a four-run rally.

Senzel is 11-for-24 with five extra base hits and 13 RBI in his last eight games.

Chris Okey hit his fifth home run of the season since being promoted to Dayton in the fourth on a line shot to left field. That is Okey’s third home run in the last seven games, and continues a seven game hit streak.

Ty Boyles worked around some trouble, allowing nine hits, but still seeing one of his more promising outings in a while.

billings

Result: Billings 7, Orem 5

Starting Pitcher: Scott Moss, RHP – 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Top Hitter: Hector Varga, SS – 2-for-4, HR, R, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alejo Lopez, 3B – 3-for-4, R

Taylor Trammell, LF – 2-for-5, R, RBI

Game Notes: A night after Hector Vargas had his five-game hit streak broken, he responded with a pair of hits and a sixth inning home run. The shot proved to be the game winner.

Taylor Trammell picked up two knocks and is hitting .297 over his last 10 games, with three multi-hit efforts.

Montrell Marshall added two hits for the third time in his last four games.

Scott Moss labored to throw 64 pitches in three innings of work. However, he still only allowed one earned run.

reds

Result: AZL Reds 10, AZL Angels 6

Starting Pitcher: Luis Alecis, RHP – 4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Top Hitter: Leandro Santana, 3B – 4-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Michael Beltre, CF – 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI

J.D. Salmon-Williams, LF – 2-for-5, 2B, 3B, R, RBI

Game Notes: Leandro Santana entered Wednesday with just four hits in his previous 23 at bats. However, he rebounded nicely with four hits and finished just a triple short of the cycle.

J.D. Salmon-Williams added two more hits and has added a hit in eight of his last 10 games.

Michael Beltre matched the two hits and has hit .270 over his last 10 games. He also have two hits each in three of his last five games.

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