Game recap (8/25/16): Robert Stephenson sees improvement, Dilson Herrera goes deep


Result: Louisville 9, Indianapolis 2

Starting Pitcher: Robert Stephenson, RHP – 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, 2B – 2-for-5, HR, R, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Jesse Winker, RF  – 3-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI

Carlos Triunfel, SS – 2-for-5, 2B, RBI

Game Notes: After the critical comments from manager Delino DeShields last time out, Robert Stephenson had a bit of a chip on his shoulder coming into Thursday night’s start.

He saw some mixed reviews in the start, but overall it was successful.

Stephenson walked a batter in the first, but saw just the minimum after a strikeout and a caught stealing. He allowed another single in the second, but still was able to get out trouble fairly easily.

In the third and fourth, Stephenson allowed three hits, a walk, and a run. However, he also struck out four of his seven batters for the game in the two frames.

Stephenson allows a walk in the fifth and a solo home run in the sixth. Overall, the amount of base runners allowed was actually an improvement overall from recent outings, but he still pitched around damage much of the night.

For the game, Stephenson tossed 102 pitches with 62 for strikes.

Jesse Winker picked up three hits and a double on Thursday night, to break a 2-for-12 slump over his previous four games. Dilson Herrera added his first home run as a member of the Reds’ organization in the game and has a hit in three of the four games since he returned from the regular lineup.


Result: Mobile 5, Pensacola 3

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

Top Hitter: Brandon Dixon, 2B – 3-for-4, K

Other Notable Performers:

Sebastian Elizalde, RF – 1-for-4, HR, R, 3 RBI

Zach Vincej, SS – 1-for-4, K

Game Notes: Sal Romano has been outstanding for nearly the last two months and that success carried over into Tuesday night’s game.

Romano got off to a nice start in the contest, but striking out the first two hitters. He allowed a two-out single in the first, but nothing was made of it.

Romano was perfect through the second, but a lead off double and some small ball led to a run in the third. He also ran into some trouble in the fourth. After allowing two singles, Romano found himself with two on and two out. He responded nicely and ended it with a strikeout.

He allowed another run in the fifth after a lead off double resulted in a two-out RBI single. A walk and a single put two on with one out in the sixth, but he retired the last two and ended his night on a high note.

Abel De Los Santos allowed his first runs with the Reds’ organization in over a month. He allowed three hits and three runs in his inning of work to take the loss.

Brandon Dixon added three hits and is hitting .500 over his last 8 games.

Sebastian Elizalde hammered a three-run homer in the fourth inning to put Pensacola ahead at the time. Elizalde has hit .442 over his last 10 games, but it was his first home run since July 23.


Result: Daytona 5, Lakeland 4

Starting Pitcher: Tejay Antone, RHP – 7 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

Top Hitter: Blake Trahan, SS – 4-for-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Juan Duran, DH – 2-for-4, 2B, R, BB

Jonathan Reynoso, CF – 3-for-5, R, RBI

Game Notes: Blake Trahan has been white hot over the last week. He picked up four hits and a home run on Thursday night after a double and a triple in his two hits on Wednesday night.

Trahan has hit in 10 of his last 11 games and has five multi-hits games in that span.

Jonathan Reynoso added three hits and is 5-for-8 in his last two games with two runs and a pair of RBI.

Tejay Antone allowed 10 hits for his third straight start. He has lasted six, six and seven innings in those starts, but he is not averse to contact. The difference is that he allowed no runs his last time out despite all of the base runners. On Thursday night, four runs crossed the plate.


Result: Lansing 7, Dayton 2

Starting Pitcher: Austin Orewiler, RHP – 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Top Hitter: Luis Gonzalez, SS – 2-for-3, R, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Nick Senzel, 3B – 0-for-5, 4 K

Brantley Bell, DH – 1-for-3, RBI, 2 BB

Game Notes: Austin Orewiler continued his slide over the past month and a half on Thursday night.

Lasting six innings in the game was an improvement, but his WHIP was over one for the contest and some bad luck came into play.

Orewiler allowed lead off doubles in the first three innings, and each of those runners eventually crossed the plate against him.

He was perfect in the fourth, but walked the lead off hitter in the fifth as well. That runner also came across to score and those accounted for the four runs allowed by Orewiler. Each time the lead off hitter reached, they scored.

Dayton was only able to muster six hits in support and that was not nearly enough.


Result: Billings 15, Missoula 5

Starting Pitcher: Scott Moss, RHP – 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Top Hitter: Taylor Trammell, LF – 3-for-5, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

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

T.J. Friedl, DH – 2-for-5, 2B, R, RBI

Game Notes: Thursday night was an offensive explosion for Billings, as they added 15 runs on 17 hits.

One those was Taylor Trammell’s first career home run. Trammell picked up three hits in the contest and is 15-for-35 in his last nine games with seven extra base hits and six multi-hit games.

Scott Moss was strong again in his ninth professional start, working five innings once again. Moss has worked into the fifth in six of his last seven starts.


AZL Reds 9, AZL White Sox 3

Starting Pitcher: Matt Blandino, RHP – 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Top Hitter: Bruce Yari, 1B – 4-for-5, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Andy Sugilio, CF  – 1-for-3, 3B, R, 2 RBI

Carlos Rivero, SS – 3-for-5, 2 R


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