Game recap (8/23/16): Ty Boyles’ best start of the year, Cody Reed and Jackson Stephens pitch around damage


Result: Toledo 8, Louisville 1

Starting Pitcher: Cody Reed, LHP – 6 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Top Hitter: Raffy Lopez, C – 1-for-2, 2B

Other Notable Performers:

Hernan Iribarren, 2B  – 1-for-4

Ray Chang, 1B – 1-for-3, 2B

Game Notes: Cody Reed made his first start since being optioned last week for Louisville and pitched around a lot of contact and trouble, similar to what he was attempting to do in the big leagues.

Reed allowed a walk and a single to lead off the game, but got some defensive help in the first to get out of it with no damage. He also allowed a pair of two-out singles in the second, but still held Toledo scoreless.

Toledo added another single in the third against Reed, but three ground outs got him out of the jam. A single and a double put two on with two outs in the fourth, but Reed got another ground out when he needed it.

However, the fifth was the inning that Toledo finally broke through. This time, Reed was not able to get the key batter with two outs and allowed a two-run double. He rebounded in the sixth with a double play to recover from a lead off single.

For the game, Reed picked up nine ground outs to just five fly outs.

Louisville was only able to add four hits for the game to support Reed.


Result: Pensacola 3, Mobile 2

Starting Pitcher: Jackson Stephens, RHP – 5 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Top Hitter: Phillip Ervin, LF – 2-for-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Alex Blandino, 2B – 1-for-4, R

Jeff Gelalich, CF – 1-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: Phillip Ervin broke through with an eighth inning, two-run home run to center to put Pensacola ahead for good in the contest.

It was Ervin’s 12th homer of the season and his third in his last 12 games.

Coming off his worst start of the season, Jackson Stephens rebounded, but he still got out of a lot of trouble and left runners stranded.

After a perfect first, Stephens allowed three singles in the second, but still allowed just one unearned run to cross the plate with damage control.

He also allowed a walk and a single in the third, and two singles in the fourth. However, each time he was able to get out of the jam.

Two ground outs made the fifth looks like it would be an easy frame, but Stephens then allowed a walk and a single to put two more on with two outs. A line out ended the inning though.

Stephens tossed 90 pitches for the game, with 58 being strikes.


Result: Daytona 2, Lakeland 1

Starting Pitcher: Ismael Guillon, LHP – 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Top Hitter: Reydel Medina, 1B – 1-for-2, 2B, R, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Blake Trahan, SS – 1-for-2, RBI

Juan Duran, DH – 1-for-2, R

Game Notes: Ismael Guillon continued the tear that he has been on this season, with seven more strikeouts in five strong innings.

While it is rare for Guillon to allow a run, he allowed just one on four hits on Tuesday night.

The only trouble all night for Guillon was allowing a single and a triple in the first to push the only run of the night across the plate. He also allowed two on with no outs in the second, but picked up two strikeouts and a pick off to get out of it.

He faced two over the minimum in the third, fourth, and fifth. Guillon finished his night by striking out the side in the fifth.

Over his last four starts, Guillon has struck out 10 batters twice, then nine, and then seven on Tuesday. In those outings, he has allowed just nine hits and two runs in 21 innings.


Result: Dayton 5, Lansing 3

Starting Pitcher: Ty Boyles, LHP – 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

Top Hitter: Zack Shields, RF – 2-for-3, 3B, R, RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Nick Senzel, 3B – 1-for-3, 2 RBI

Brantley Bell, 2B – 2-for-3, 2 RBI, R, BB

Game Notes: Ty Boyles has been on a role just when it looked like things could not get any worse for the lefty.

He was relegated to the bullpen in Dayton with some new starters coming in earlier in the month. However, he earned another start in a double header and made the most of it.

Since then, Boyles has done nothing but get hitters out. The last three starts for Boyles have been the only three outings all season that he has not allowed a run in. Over that span, in 17.1 shutout innings, Boyles has allowed 11 hits and struck out 17.

Brantley Bell added two more hits on Tuesday, and is 10-for-21 in his last seven games.


Result: Billings 7, Missoula 3

Starting Pitcher: Ian Kahaloa, RHP – 4.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Top Hitter: Alejo Lopez, 2B – 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, R

Other Notable Performers:

John Sansone, 3B – 3-for-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI

T.J. Friedl, LF – 2-for-4, BB

Game Notes: T.J. Friedl broke a 7-for-38 slump with a double and three hits on Monday night. On Tuesday, he added two more hits and a walk.


John Sansone added three hits of his own and is hitting .361 over his last 10 games.

Ian Kahaloa made his first start since August 10 and did not disappoint. He struck out six hitters in 4.2 innings of work. He also allowed just two hits and one run on a lone solo home run.

He tossed 77 pitches with an efficient 53 strikes.


AZL A’s 4, AZL Reds 2

Starting Pitcher: Tim Melville, RHP – 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Top Hitter: Raul Wallace, RF – 1-for-2, 2B, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Carlos Rivero, SS – 1-for-3, R, BB

Bruce Yari, 1B – 1-for-4

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