Game recap (8/21/16): Nick Travieso strong, Taylor Trammell keeps hitting

louisville

Result: Louisville 5, Indianapolis 4

Starting Pitcher: Amir Garrett, LHP – 6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 6 K

Top Hitter: Juan Perez, 2B – 2-for-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Hernan Iribarren, 1B  – 3-for-4, 2B

Kyle Waldrop, LF – 2-for-4, R

Game Notes: A day after Robert Stephenson was called out by his manager for a lack of command, Amir Garrett showed much of the same.

In fact, only 53 of Garrett’s 96 pitches crossed the plate for a strike.

Garrett did have it rolling early though, as he struck out the first two hitters in a perfect first. After a hitter reached on an error, Garrett allowed an RBI single in the second. He also intentionally walked another.

He was perfect in the third and fourth as well, with another strikeout in each. However, in the fifth, Garrett ran into some trouble. He allowed a double and a RBI single to start it off, then a walk sandwiched in between strikeouts to put two on with two outs. He allowed another RBI single and another walk to push two across the plate in the frame.

Garrett allowed a double in the sixth, but pitched around it. Garrett walked two in the seventh, and was removed from the game. Two of his walks in the game were intentional, but he still only threw just over half of his offerings for strikes.

Jesse Winker went 0-for-2, but walked twice and has been on base at least once in the past 17 games.

Juan Perez picked up an inside the park home run, his second homer in as many games. He is is now 8-for-18 in his last four games.

pensacola

Result: Pensacola 6, Mississippi 3

Starting Pitcher: Nick Travieso, RHP – 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Top Hitter: Brandon Dixon, CF – 3-for-5, 2B, R, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Sebastian Elizalde, RF – 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI

Taylor Sparks, 3B – 1-for-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB

Game Notes: Nick Travieso saw his strongest start since returning from the DL earlier in the month on Sunday.

While he allowed eight hits and a pair of runs, he still tossed six quality innings.

After allowing just a single in the first and working around it, Travieso found himself in a two on and no out jam in the third after another single and a walk. This time, he was not as fortunate and he allowed a two-run single, before striking out the final two hitters to retire the side.

After a perfect third, Travieso allowed two more singles with just one out. However, this time, he was able to get a soft fly out and a ground out to get out of trouble. A double play nullified a single in the fifth, but he found another jam in the sixth. A single, a double, and an intentional walk loaded the bases with two outs, but Travieso was able to make a pitch when needed and induced a line out to end the threat.

Brandon Dixon picked up three hits and a double in the contest. He is hitting .441 over his last nine games.

Sebastian Elizalde matched Dixon’s three hits and added a double of his own. He is also hitting .419 over his last 10 games.

daytona

Result: Clearwater 15, Daytona 0

Starting Pitcher: Jonathon Crawford, RHP – 2.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

Top Hitter: Aristides Aquino, RF – 1-for-4, K

Other Notable Performers:

Shed Long, 2B – 1-for-3, BB

Jonathan Reynoso, CF – 1-for-3, 2 K

Game Notes: It was a long day for the Daytona pitching staff on Sunday.

Starter Jonathon Crawford was only able to last 2.1 innings, while tossing 65 pitches. Crawford allowed two runs in the first and another in the second.

However, the bullpen did not fare much better. It allowed a six-run fourth inning and a five-run seventh inning for the lopsided final.

The offensive side was only able to muster four hits and five total base runners in the contest.

dayton

Result: West Michigan 8, Dayton 7

Starting Pitcher: Wendolyn Bautista, RHP – 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Top Hitter: Mitch Piatnik, CF – 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Daniel Sweet, LF – 2-for-5, 2B, 3B, 2 R, RBI

Shane Mardirosian, DH – 3-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI

Game Notes: After starter Wendolyn Bautista allowed two runs in the bottom of the first inning, the Dayton hitters took charge and the Dragons took a 7-2 advantage into the bottom of the eighth inning.

However, that is when things went south. After three singles and two doubles, Ryan Hendrix was able to record an out via the strikeout. However, he allowed four runs to cross the plate. He was then replaced by closer Sarkis Ohanian, who picked up two strikeouts, but also allowed a double and single, leading to two more runs crossing the plate.

Prior to the collapse, both Hendrix and Ohanian had been pitching well. Hendrix had allowed just two hits and one run over his last nine innings, while Ohanian just one hit and no runs over his last four appearances.

Daniel Sweet broke a 1-for-21 slump with two hits, including a double and a triple in the contest.

billings

Result: Missoula 12, Billings 8

Starting Pitcher: Alfredo Mena, RHP – 1.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Top Hitter: Montrell Marshall, 1B – 3-for-5, HR, RBI, 2 R

Other Notable Performers:

Hector Vargas, SS – 1-for-4, HR, RBI, 2 R, BB

Taylor Trammell, LF – 2-for-5, 3B, BB, R

Game Notes: Taylor Trammell continued his hot play of late with two more hits, including a triple on Sunday.

Trammell is 11-for-23 in his last six games with two doubles and two triples.

Montrell Marshall also added a home run and is hitting .310 over his last 10 games.

Hector Vargas hit a home run and now has started a new two-game hit streak after seeing his 14-game streak come to an end on Friday night. Overall, Vargas has hit in 40 of his 46 games with Billings.

Michael Beltre added his first Billings home run in the game.

reds

AZL Diamondbacks 2, AZL Reds 0

Starting Pitcher: Luis Alecis, RHP – 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Top Hitter: Daniel Jimenez, CF – 1-for-4, 3B

Other Notable Performers:

Pabel Manzanero, PH – 1-for-1, 2B

J.D. Salmon-Williams, LF – 1-for-3, BB

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