Game preview (8/14/16): Cody Reed looks to build on solid start

Overview: Cody Reed and Amir Garrett look to build on strong starts following rough stretches. Nick Travieso makes his second start after missing nearly a month.


Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Cody Reed (0-6, 6.36 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 42 K, 16 BB)

Notes: Last time out, Cody Reed had easily has best start of the season. He was moving the ball around and changing speeds well. Prior to that start, the first inning has been something that has been difficult for the lefty to overcome. Then, once he settles in, he is able to pitch to the level that he is capable of, just how he did in the last start. Reed will look to build on that outing after a slow start and take that into the rest of the season, starting Sunday.


Louisville at Gwinnett, 2:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Amir Garrett (2-4, 3.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 32 K, 21 BB)

Notes: Command has been the biggest issue for Garrett of late, and that appears heavily two starts ago. Garrett walked four hitters and allowed three runs, while retiring just two hitters and leaving the bases loaded in the first when removed from the game. He has been on and off with those hiccups over the past month, but his last start was quite good. He allowed just three hits and two runs over seven innings. When he is commanding his pitches, Garrett is unhittable.


Tennessee at Pensacola, 5:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Nick Travieso (4-6, 4.00 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 70 K, 41 BB)

Notes: Nick Travieso returned from the DL on August 9 for his first start in nearly a month. In the start, Travieso reached his pitch limit after 3.1 innings of work, where he allowed three hits and walked three more. Prior to the injury, Travieso had posted a 2.05 ERA in four July starts, walking just three in 22 innings of work.


Daytona at Brevard County, 5:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

Notes: The starter is listed as TBD on the Daytona website, but it would be Tejay Antone’s turn in the rotation. Tejay Antone was named Pitcher of the Month for Daytona for July. For the month, Antone started five games and posted a 2.32 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP. After average numbers for the first two months, and struggling his way though June with an ERA near six. In two August starts, he has been just as solid, posting a 2.08 ERA and struck out nine in 13 innings.


South Bend at Dayton, 2:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Ty Boyles (3-9, 5.79 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 73 K, 40 BB)

Notes: Ty Boyles’ seasonal struggles landed him in the bullpen with a new influx of starters to Dayton late last month, but doubleheader earned him another start. He made the most of it to get another opportunity, and has received two starts since. In his last outing, Boyles took a step back, allowing seven hits and five earned runs in six innings. He did strike out seven hitters though.


Billings at Ogden, 6:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Andrew Jordan (1-2, 2.43 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 41 K, 14 BB)

Notes: Andrew Jordan will make his ninth start of the season for Billings on Sunday. Jordan has worked into the fifth in all but one of his starts in the 2016 season. In his last start, he allowed one walk and one hit in six shutout innings, while striking out five. Through those eight starts, Jordan has posted a 1.16 WHIP and struck out 41 in 40.2 innings.


AZL Cubs at AZL Reds, 9 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

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