Game recap (8/7/16): Nick Senzel homers in third straight, Jackson Stephens tosses another gem

louisville

Result: Columbus 14, Louisville 5

Starting Pitcher: Alfredo Simon, RHP – 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Top Hitter: Seth Mejias-Brean, 3B – 2-for-4, 2B, R, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Ray Chang, 1B – 2-for-4, 2 RBI

Jose Peraza, SS – 1-for-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 K

Game Notes: In a game that featured two Major League rehab assignment pitchers and Rookie Davis making his Triple-A debut, it seemed that Louisville was destined to not give up many runs on Sunday.

However, that was not the case. Alfredo Simon started the game, and allowed three hits and a run in his inning of work.

Then, Davis took over and allowed a single and a walk to his first two hitters. A fielder’s choice got him one out, but moved the lead runner up a base in the second. A single scored a run before he picked up the second out via strikeout. However, a three-run homer opened up the flood gates to rudely welcome Davis to the new level.

A perfect third showed that Davis has the ability to get batters out at the level, but he once again allowed back-to-back one-out doubles in the fourth and then a RBI single for two more to cross the plate.

Davis allowed three more runs in the fifth. He surrendered 10 hits and nine runs for the game in four innings, while tossing 93 pitches.

A.J. Morris followed Davis and allowed three hits and three runs on a pair of homers in 0.2 innings of rehab work.

The only bright side was that Kevin Shackelford once again allowed no runs, and has given up just one in his last 20 innings of relief.

Jose Peraza and Seth Mejias-Brean each doubled in the contest.

pensacola

Result: Pensacola 4, Biloxi 1

Starting Pitcher: Jackson Stephens, RHP – 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

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

Other Notable Performers:

Alex Blandino, 2B – 1-for-4, 2B, RBI

Zach Vincej, SS – 1-for-4, R

Game Notes: Jackson Stephens dominated an opponent once again. That has been a theme for the most part this season with Pensacola.

He once against allowed just one run on Sunday, and has not yielded more than three runs in a game since June 5.

It was not completely smooth sailing for Stephens on Sunday, however. He allowed at least a hit in each of his first four innings in the contest. He then worked a perfect fifth and sixth, with two strikeouts in the latter frame.

Stephens allowed a one-out single in the seventh, but picked up a strikeout and a fly out to end his night.

Abel De Los Santos worked a perfect inning and still has not allowed an earned run in his 10.2 innings since being picked up by the Reds.

Alejandro Chacin worked a scoreless ninth for his 21st save of the season. Chacin has not allowed a run in his last four innings, and lowered his season ERA to 1.82.

Alex Blandino collected a double in the contest and is hitting .333 in his last 11 games. He has hit in nine of them.

daytona

Result: Daytona

 

Daytona was postponed due to rain on Sunday and will return to action on Monday.

dayton

Result: Lake County 7, Dayton 2

Starting Pitcher: Austin Orewiler, RHP – 4.1 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Top Hitter: Nick Senzel, 3B – 1-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Other Notable Performers:

James Vasquez, 1B – 2-for-4, K

Daniel Sweet, LF – 1-for-4, 3 K

Game Notes: Nick Senzel homered in his third straight game for Dayton on Sunday.

He smacked a fourth inning home run, his sixth of the season. He is 7-for-12 in his last three games and is hitting .324 in his last 10.

Daniel Sweet continued a five-game hit streak with a single.

Austin Orewiler struggled once again for Dayton and was a hit magnet on Sunday, allowing 11 more hits allowed in the contest. For Orewiler, that is 68 hits allowed in his last 49.2 innings over 10 starts.

 

billings

Result: Ogden 13, Billings 10

Starting Pitcher: Max Wotell, RHP – 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Top Hitter: Jose Siri, CF – 4-for-4, 3 HR, 5 R, 3 RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Hector Vargas, SS – 2-for-4, RBI, SB

Taylor Trammell, LF – 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, SB

Game Notes: It was the Jose Siri night in Billings.

Siri knocked three solo home runs in the contest and five hits total. He was on base five times and scored five runs in the game.

Siri has now hit in four games in a row and gone 8-for-15 over that span.

Taylor Trammell added two hits and snapped a 1-for-14 skid. He also added a stolen base and has 15 on the season in 19 attempts.

Hector Vargas added two hits of his own and has hit in six straight games and 13 of his last 15 games.

Max Wotell made his Reds system debut and struggled with command in his four innings. He allowed three walks, three hits, and three runs to score.

reds

Result: AZL Reds

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

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