Game recap (8/28/16): Ty Boyles, Jose Lopez toss gems, but get no decisions


Result: Columbus 4, Louisville 1

Starting Pitcher: Rookie Davis, RHP – 5 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Top Hitter: Jesse Winker, RF – 2-for-3, R

Other Notable Performers:

Ray Chang, 1B – 3-for-3

Juan Perez, CF – 2-for-4

Game Notes: After allowing a double and a RBI ground out in the first, it appeared that Rookie Davis might settled down in the next couple innings and get in a groove. However, that was not the case and he was in danger all night long.

He loaded the bases in the second with two outs, but was able to get out of the jam with no damage. Davis also allowed a lead off single in the third, but pitched around it.

Davis allowed four more hits and three more runs in the fourth inning. Two singles put runners at first and second with one out. After he retired the next two hitters, but then allowed a two-out RBI double. The next better hit a single to score two more.

He allowed another double in the fifth, but pitched around it before being replaced to start the sixth.

Jesse Winker added two hits in the contest and has hit in four straight games.



Result: Pensacola 7, Jacksonville 4

Starting Pitcher: Jackson Stephens, RHP – 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

Top Hitter: Zach Vincej, SS – 3-for-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Brandon Dixon, RF – 1-for-4, HR, R, RBI

Chad Wallach, C – 2-for-4, HR, 2B, R, 2 RBI

Game Notes: Jackson Stephens had been one of the most consistent starter in the Reds organization coming into his last three starts.

However, Stephens has hit a wall as his season is winding down. Sunday was by far his worst start of the season. Stephens struggled with command for one of the first times of the year.

Stephens retired just two batters for the game, and walked three. He also allowed three hits and four runs in the game. Stephens tossed 44 pitches in that inning, with only 25 strikes.

Brandon Dixon added another extra base hit on Sunday for the second straight game and now has a nine-game hit streak. Over that span, he is hitting .444 over that span. Saturday was Dixon’s first  home run since August 2.

Chad Wallach also homered and doubled on Sunday. Wallach is working on breaking a slump that has him hitting .167 in his last 10 games.


Result: Clearwater 6, Daytona 5

Starting Pitcher: Jose Lopez, RHP – 7.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Top Hitter: Blake Trahan, SS – 1-for-4, 2B, 2 R, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Shed Long, 2B – 1-for-4, 2 R, BB

Gavin LaValley, 3B – 1-for-3, RBI, BB

Game Notes: Jose Lopez was working on his strongest outing since joining Daytona on Sunday, before it all fell apart.

Lopez had a no-hitter going through five innings in the game and was absolutely dominant. Lopez struck out two in the second and two more in the fourth. Additionally, of those outs through the first five, Lopez induced six ground outs.

He finally allowed a single to start the sixth inning, but that runner was erased on a double play to keep Lopez at the minimum.

However, in the seventh, the wheels started to fall off. He allowed a double and a two-run home run. In the eighth, he struck out the lead off hitter, but was removed after allowing back-to-back singles.

Ismael Guillon replaced Lopez and allowed both of the inherited runners to score, contradicting his recent success.

Blake Trahan picked up another hit on Sunday. Trahan has hit in 13 of his last 14 games and has seven multi-hits games in that span. He is hitting .397 in those 14 games.



Result: Bowling Green 6, Dayton 3

Starting Pitcher: Ty Boyles, LHP – 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Top Hitter: Nick Senzel, 3B – 2-for-4

Other Notable Performers:

Brantley Bell, DH – 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI

Chris Okey, C – 1-for-4, RBI

Game Notes: Ty Boyles continued his success in August on Sunday, by tossing four strong innings.

The run allowed by Boyles came early, on a single and a RBI double in the first inning.

However, in the remainder of the start, he allowed just two more hits. Boyles was perfect in the second and the fifth. Running pitch counts up in other innings, though, prevented him from going any deeper in the game.

Lucas Benenati and Sarkis Ohanian had sideways outings, and Dayton fell after the bullpen collapse.

Nick Senzel added two hits in the game and is quietly still hitting .364 over his last nine games.


Result: Helena 5, Billings 4

Starting Pitcher: Moises Nova, RHP – 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Top Hitter: Michael Beltre, RF – 2-for-5, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

John Sansone, 3B – 2-for-4, 2B, R

Colby Wright, 1B – 1-for-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB

Game Notes: Michael Beltre had another strong game in his brief stint with Billings after being promoted earlier in the month.

Beltre added a double and a home run on Sunday and is hitting .328 in 15 games will Billings. He also has eight extra base hits, with six doubles and a pair of home runs.

It was not command that doomed Moises Nova, as it has been most of the season, it was hits allowed. He allowed five hits and three runs over four inning, but it is still encouraging that he did not walk a batter.


AZL Reds 7, AZL Indians 1

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Fossas, RHP – 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Top Hitter: Raul Wallace, RF – 2-for-4, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Steve Selsky, CF – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Bruce Yari, 1B – 2-for-5, 2B

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