Game recap (8/6/16): Tim Adleman strong, Nick Senzel homers again

louisville

Result: Louisville 2, Columbus 1

Starting Pitcher: Tim Adleman, RHP – 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K

Top Hitter: Jose Peraza, SS – 3-for-5, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jesse Winker, LF – 0-for-2, 2 BB

Beau Amaral, CF – 2-for-5

Game Notes: Tim Adleman has been good since returning to Louisville, initially on a rehab, and then after being optioned earlier in the week.

Adleman allowed 18 hits and three runs in five of his six starts coming into Saturday.

He did nothing to break the streak in the Saturday start. Adleman allowed just six hits over seven strong innings and allowed very limited contact each time he did.

He also struck out a season-high eight hitters, with two coming in the first inning.

Adleman allowed a double and a single in the second, but no runs in the frame. That was the toughest jam that he was in all night. He struck out two more each in perfect third and fourth innings. After a third straight perfect inning in the fifth, Adelman allowed a two out single, but got out of it.

Adleman had two on and one out in the seventh as well, but finished strong with a strikeout and ground out.

Jose Peraza had his best game since being optioned to Louisville, with three hits and two runs driven in. This included a walk off single in the bottom of the 10th inning. The game extended a four-game hit streak for Peraza since returning.

 

pensacola

Result: Biloxi 7, Pensacola 2

Starting Pitcher: El’Hajj Muhammad, RHP – 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Top Hitter: Alex Blandino, 2B – 3-for-4, BB, R

Other Notable Performers:

Kyle Skipworth, C  – 2-for-3, 2B, R, BB

Ronald Bueno, CF – 2-for-2, RBI

Game Notes: El’Hajj Muhammad took the ball in a spot start for Pensacola after Rookie Davis was promoted to Triple-A Louisville.

Muhammad worked three strong innings, allowing just an unearned run. He then yielded to the bullpen and Jimmy Moran.

However, Moran did not have the same success he was accustomed to, with six hits and four runs in three innings of work. It is the third straight outing that Moran has allowed a run, after allowing just four in his previous 14 outings.

Alex Blandino collected three hits in the contest and is hitting .341 in his last 10 games. He has hit in eight of them.

daytona

Result: Daytona 3, Tampa 1

Starting Pitcher: Seth Varner, LHP – 7 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

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

Other Notable Performers:

Garrett Boulware, C – 2-for-3, BB

Yorman Rodriguez, DH – 1-for-3

Game Notes: Shed Long has absolutely been on fire since his promotion to Daytona.

In 10 games with Daytona, Long is hitting .353 with two home runs. One of those were part of his four-hit effort on Saturday night. Long also had a RBI triple in the ninth for an insurance run that iced it.

Seth Varner had likely his best start of the season, going seven strong frames. The seven innings tied Varner’s longest outing of the season, which he did on June 15 as well.

Varner struck out the first two hitters that he faced and was perfect through the first.

In the second, he loaded the bases on two singles and a walk, but got out of the jam. He also started the third with two singles, but got out of that as well with two strikeouts to end the inning.

The fourth was the second straight inning that Varner allowed two hits, but still no runs. He was perfect in the fifth, and allowed just one singles in the sixth. He struck out his final two batters in a perfect seventh as well.

Jimmy Herget worked the final 1.1 innings for his 20th save of the season. He has allowed just one run in his last nine outings, with just eight hits allowed.

dayton

Result: Dayton 7, Lake County 2

Starting Pitcher: Antonio Santillan, RHP – 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

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

Other Notable Performers:

Daniel Sweet, LF – 2-for-5, 2B, HR, R, 4 RBI

Brantley Bell, 2B – 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R

Game Notes: Antonio Santillan had a nice bounce back start after getting roughed up in his first Low-A start earlier in the week.

He returned to the form with seven strikeouts in six strong innings of work that he had seen much of the season with Billings.

After retiring the first five hitters of the game, Santillan surrendered a walk and a single in the second, but pitched out of it.

However, he did allow some solid contact in the start that led to the runs. In the third, he allowed a solo homer. Then in the fourth, he allowed a triple and a single to plate another.

He also allowed lead off singles in the fifth and sixth, but pitched around each.

Nick Senzel once again showed off his offensive prowess with Dayton on Saturday night.

He smacked a fourth inning home run, his fifth of the season and second consecutive game with a long ball. He added three hits total in the game and is now 9-for-21 with four extra base hits in his last six games.

Daniel Sweet added some insurance with a grand slam in the top of the ninth inning. This continued a four-game hit streak and was his second home run in three games.

billings

Result: Ogden 8, Billings 5

Starting Pitcher: Moises Nova, RHP – 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Top Hitter: T.J. Friedl, CF – 2-for-3, 2 2B, 2 R, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Montrell Mitchell, 1B – 2-for-4, RBI

Satchel McElroy, LF – 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI

Game Notes: A night after homering twice in his professional debut, Ogden was finally able to retire T.J. Friedl in an at bat.

However, this was after he doubled in his first two at bats on Saturday in his second professional game as well.

Montrell Marshall added two hits as well for Billings, and has collected two hit each in four of the last seven games. However, he went hitless in the other three.

reds

Result: AZL Reds 5, AZL Diamondbacks 2

Starting Pitcher: Matt Blandino, RHP – 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

Top Hitter: Pabel Manzanero, 1B – 2-for-4, 2B, R, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Edgar Herrera, 3B – 3-for-4, R, RBI

Andy Sugilio, LF – 1-for-4, 2B, R, RBI

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