Game recap (8/26/16): Blake Trahan continues to mash, Wendolyn Bautista tosses a shutout


Result: Louisville

The Louisville Bats were rained out on Friday and will return to action on Saturday.


Result: Pensacola 3,  Mobile 2

Starting Pitcher: Nick Travieso, RHP – 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

Top Hitter: Phillip Ervin, LF – 2-for-3, R, RBI, 2 BB

Other Notable Performers:

Sebastian Elizalde, RF – 2-for-4

Taylor Sparks, 3B – 1-for-4, R

Game Notes: Nick Travieso continued his struggles with command since returning to the DL earlier in the month.

Travieso walked four hitters in five innings of work on Friday night and has 11 walks in his four starts since returning to action. Those walks have occurred over a span of 19.1 innings.

On Friday night, he tossed 84 pitches and only 47 strikes. He had walked just 38 batters in his previous 84.1 innings before the injury.

Brandon Dixon added another hit on Friday night and now has a seven-game hit streak. Over that span, he is hitting .483 over that span.

Sebastian Elizalde picked up two more hits in the contest. Elizalde has hit .447 over his last 11 games.


Result: Daytona 11, Clearwater 4

Starting Pitcher: Keury Mella, RHP – 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Top Hitter: Blake Trahan, SS – 3-for-4, 2B, 3 R, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Shed Long, 2B – 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI

Gavin LaValley, 3B – 2-for-5, 2B, 2 R

Game Notes: Blake Trahan continued his tear over the last week on Friday night. He picked up three more hits and a double in the contest. In his last three games he had a home run on Thursday night after a double and a triple in his two hits on Wednesday night.

Trahan has hit in 11 of his last 12 games and has six multi-hits games in that span. He is hitting .408 in those 12 games.

Every player in the Daytona line up had a hit and five players had more than one it. As a team, Daytona picked up six doubles for the contest.

Shed Long added four hits and broke a 6-for-29 skid in his previous eight games.

Keury Mella allowed seven hits for his second straight start, but only allowed three runners to score in six innings for a quality start. He has improved of late and allowed 11 runs in his last 24 innings of work in his last five starts. One of those starts was shortened by rain though.


Result: Dayton 9, Bowling Green 0

Starting Pitcher: Wendolyn Bautista, RHP – 9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

Top Hitter: Nick Senzel, 3B – 2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Chris Okey, C – 2-for-4, R

Daniel Sweet, LF – 2-for-4, 3B, R, 2 RBI, BB

Game Notes: It is hard to find a more dominant performance throughout the Reds system this season than Wendolyn Bautista put together on Friday night.

In tossing a complete game shutout, Bautista allowed just four hits and struck out seven. He was just two over the minimum for the game.

Bautista was perfect through the first 3.1 innings and struck out two in the second inning, and four overall in that span.

He finally allowed a single in the fourth, but the runner was stranded after a ground out and a caught stealing.

He allowed two more singles in the fifth, and the runners went to second and third after a wild pitch with one out. However, a strikeout and a ground out and the damage was averted.

Bautista was perfect in the sixth, seventh, and eighth as well. He allowed a single to start the ninth, but a double play erased that runner and he picked up a strikeout to end the game.

He tossed exactly 100 pitches in the shutout and 70 were strikes.

Nick Senzel added two doubles in the contest. Senzel is hitting .308 in his last 10 games, and has reached base 17 times and driven in nine more runs over that span.


Result: Billings 3, Missoula 2

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Quillen, RHP – 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

Top Hitter: Jose Siri, RF – 1-for-4, 3B, R, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Michael Beltre, CF – 1-for-1, 2B, R

Morgan Lofstrom, DH – 2-for-4, 2B, R

Game Notes: In his first start of the season, Aaron Quillen was tremendous for Billings.

He had made 13 relief appearances coming into the game, but the five innings that he tossed on Friday night was by far a season high. However, the seven strikeouts were by far a season high as well.

Coming into the game, Quillen had allowed nine hits and six runs in his previous three outings, spanning 4.1 innings. However, he was much better on Friday night.


Game one:

AZL Reds 7, AZL Giants 2

Starting Pitcher: Tim Melville, RHP – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Top Hitter: Ernesto Libertatore, C – 2-for-3, 2 2B, R

Other Notable Performers:

Leandro Santana, 3B – 1-for-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI

Mauro Conde, RF – 1-for-3, 2B, RBI

Game two:

AZL Reds 4, AZL Giants 2

Starting Pitcher: Isaac Anesty, RHP – 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Top Hitter: Pabel Manzanero, DH – 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Raul Wallace, RF  – 1-for-3, 2B, R

Daniel Jiminez, RF – 1-for-3, RBI

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