Game recap (7/30/16): Schebler continues hot streak, Garrett struggles with command

louisville

Result: Durham 6, Louisville 5

Starting Pitcher: Amir Garrett, LHP – 4.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 6 K

Top Hitter: Scott Schebler, CF – 2-for-3, 3B, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, SB

Other Notable Performers:

Tony Renda, 2B – 2-for-5

Jesse Winker, DH – 2-for-4, R, RBI

Game Notes: In easily his worst start of the season so far at Triple-A, Amir Garrett really struggled with command much of the night.

He did get off to a strong start, after two perfect innings with three strikeouts. However, the wheels began to fall off in the third. He allowed three runs on four walks, a single, a triple, and a throwing error on a pickoff attempt.

After a perfect fourth inning, trouble returned in the fifth. Garrett allowed a single, two walks and a double before he was pulled and ejected from the game.

The Louisville offense was able to battle back and tie the game to take it to extra innings.

Jesse Winker added two hits, and has now hit in two straight after an 0-for-11 mini-slump.

Scott Schebler also picked up two hits and has hits in 10 of his last 11 games. In his last 10 games, Schebler is hitting .475.

pensacola

Result: Montgomery 4, Pensacola 3

Starting Pitcher: Barrett Astin, RHP – 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

Top Hitter: Zach Vincej, SS – 2-for-3, R, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Jeff Gelalich, CF – 1-for-3, 2 BB

Eric Jagielo, DH – 1-for-4

Game Notes: After a long stint in the bullpen, Barrett Astin has been nearly un-hittable in his last two starts. On Saturday, Astin tossed six shutout innings to go along with the five with one run that he threw on July 24.

Between the two starts, Astin has worked 11 innings, allowing one run, three hits, two walks, and struck out 11.

In the first, Astin allowed a single, but pitched around it before striking out the side in the second inning.

Astin also got into trouble in the third, allowing a single and two walks to load the bases with two outs. However, he was able to get out of it with a strikeout. That was the last hit that he would allow and was just dominant in his last three innings of work.

The main issue was that the Pensacola offense only backed him with six hits and the bullpen blew the lead.

Zach Vincej picked up a pair of singles and is now riding a five game hit streak. He is hitting .333 over his last 10 games.

daytona

Result: Bradenton 12, Daytona 6

Starting Pitcher: Keury Mella, RHP – 4.1 IP, 9 H, 10 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 3 K

Top Hitter: Reydel Medina, LF – 2-for-3, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Ronald Bueno, 3B – 2-for-4, R

Gavin LaValley, 3B – 2-for-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Keury Mella struggle tremendously with command on Saturday night, both with walks and finding too much plate. He allowed nine hits and walked six in just 4.1 innings of work. This resulted in 10 runs crossing the plate against him.

Mella has shown the ability to lose control at times this season like he did on Saturday, and the result is generally the same.

With the contact and base runners, Mella allowed three in the first and four in the third. He also allowed at least one run in each inning that he worked.

Gavin LaValley launched a first inning home run to get some runs back, but it was not enough. LaValley has now hit in eight straight games and has two home runs over the span.

dayton

Result: Bowling Green 7, Dayton 2

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

Top Hitter: Shane Mardirosian, LF – 2-for-4, 2 2B, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Nick Senzel, 3B – 1-for-3, 2B, BB

Brantley Bell, 2B – 2-for-3, 2B, BB

Game Notes: The story was the same for Tanner Rainey on Saturday. Struggled with command led to an average of a walk an inning. The contact has not been great off Rainey most of the time this season, but walks have led to an elevated WHIP and extra runners.

After five strong innings of pitching around it for the most past, Rainey allowed a double and walk in the sixth inning before being lifted. Both runners came around to cross the plate.

Nick Senzel added another single and is now hitting .357 over his last 10 games.

billings

Result: Billings 7, Great Falls 4

Starting Pitcher: Ian Kahaloa, RHP – 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Top Hitter: John Sansone, 2B – 1-for-4, 3B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alberti Chavez, RF – 2-for-3, RBI

Avain Rachal, DH – 2-for-3, 2 R

Game Notes: After allowing 13 hits in his last two starts, spanning 8.1 innings, Kahaloa returned to his usual form and allowed just three over 5.1 innings on Saturday.

However, a double and a walk allowed in the sixth led to two runs against him after the bullpen could not get out of the jam.

reds

Result: AZL Reds 3, AZL Padres 2

Starting Pitcher: Keenan Kish, RHP – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Top Hitter: J.D. Salmon-Williams, LF – 1-for-4, 3B, R

Other Notable Performers:

Leandro Santana, 3B – 1-for-4, 2B

 

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