Game recap (9/1/16): Big nights at the plate for Nick Senzel and Aristides Aquino


Game One:

Result: Indianapolis 4, Louisville 1

Starting Pitcher: Amir Garrett, LHP – 5.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Top Hitter: Hernan Iribarren, 2B – 2-for-3, R

Other Notable Performers:

Seth Mejias-Brean, 1B – 1-for-2, BB, RBI

Jesse Winker, RF – 0-for-1, 2 BB

Game Two:

Result: Indianapolis 4, Louisville 1

Starting Pitcher: Drew Hayes, RHP – 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Top Hitter: Hernan Iribarren, 1B – 2-for-3

Other Notable Performers:

Dilson Herrera, 2B – 1-for-2, R

Kyle Waldrop, LF – 2-for-3

Game Notes: Amir Garrett ended his season on a marginal note on Thursday night in his final start with Triple-A Louisville in the opening game of the double header. Garrett worked into the sixth inning, but allowed runs in three separate frames.

In the first, Garrett allowed a lead off double and then back-to-back fielder’s choices to score the run.

After two perfect innings with three strikeouts in the second and third, Garrett hit trouble again in the fourth. He allowed a solo home run to the rehabbing Jung Ho Kang.

He tossed another perfect frame in the fifth, but then allowed a lead off walk and a two-run homer in the sixth before being removed from the game.

Hernan Iribarren added two hits in each game of the double header, and his hitting .350 over his last 10 games.


Result: Pensacola 11, Birmingham 8

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Mahle, RHP – 3.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Top Hitter: Jeff Gelalich, CF – 2-for-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Brandon Dixon, DH –2-for-5, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 R

Alex Blandino, 2B – 2-for-4, BB, 2R

Game Notes: After a promising start last time out, Tyler Mahle reverted back to his typical August self in his start on Thursday night.

Though he allowed hard contact on a double and single in the first two inning, Mahle was able to avoid trouble. However, he was not able to do the same in the third. In that frame, Mahle allowed back-to-back lead off singles and a one-out, two-run double.

The fourth was much of the same story, as he allowed a double and two singles in a row with one out. After picking up a fly out, Mahle allowed a three-run homer and a single before being replaced by Nick Routt.

Brandon Dixon continued his white hot stretch with a double and a triple in the game. He had a 10-game hit streak broken on Wednesday night, but turned around and smacked his 15th home run of the season on Thursday night to start a new streak.

Over his past 18 games, Dixon is hitting .439 with eight doubles, a triple, and two home runs.

Sebastian Elizalde added chipped in two hits as well and is now hitting .389 in his last 12 games with seven multi-hit efforts.


Result: Daytona 10, Brevard County, 0

Starting Pitcher: Nolan Becker, LHP – 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Top Hitter: Aristides Aquino, RF – 1-for-3, 2B, 3B, 3 R, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Juan Duran, DH – 1-for-4, HR, R, 3 RBI

Shed Long, 2B – 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R

Game Notes: In a hurricane shortened game, Daytona still managed to pick up 13 hits in just seven innings. All but one player who appeared in the game picked up a hit for the Tortugas, and four had multi-hit efforts.

Aristides Aquino was the star of the offensive explosion with a double and a triple with three hits. Aquino is 9-for-28 in his last nine games.

Nolan Becker made his first start of the season and went four strong innings, allowed just three hits and no runs.


Result: Dayton 6, Lake County 2

Starting Pitcher: Wendolyn Bautista, RHP – 5.2 IP, 11 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

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

Other Notable Performers:

Mitch Piatnik, RF – 2-for-3, 2B, 2 R

James Vasquez, 1B – 1-for-4, HR, R, RBI

Game Notes: Thursday night was certainly not as clean for Wendolyn Bautista as the last time out with his complete game shutout.

However, the results with the win were the exact same.

After getting through the first three innings by facing two over the minimum, Bautista allowed four singles in a row and a run in the fourth inning.

He allowed two more hits and a walk in the fifth, but picked up a double play to end it. In the sixth, a one-out double and back-to-back singles ended the night for Bautista.


Nick Senzel added two more doubles, for his 19th and 20th of the season in just over two months with Dayton. His fifth inning double drove in two and gave Dayton the lead for good.

In his last 11 games, Senzel is hitting .385 with five two-hit games. He has also walked eight times in his last 10 games. The only game in the span he did not reach was an 0-for-5 effort with four strikeouts on August 25.


Result: Great Falls 8, Billings 6

Starting Pitcher: Andrew Jordan, RHP – 0.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Top Hitter: Hector Vargas, SS – 2-for-5, 3B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Michael Beltre, RF – 2-for-4, 2 2B, R, BB

Taylor Trammell, LF – 3-for-4, 3B, R, BB

Game Notes: The Billings offense had plenty of explosion on Thursday night, the issue was the pitching put it in a big hole to start with.

Andrew Jordan retired just one hitter in his start, allowing four hits and four runs. Jordan has allowed 24 hits and 16 runs in his last four starts, as he has hit the wall for the season.

Michael Beltre added two more hits, Jose Siri hit his 10th home run of the season, Taylor Trammell picked up three hits, and Hector Vargas added a double and triple, but it was not enough due to the pitching issues on Thursday night.

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