Notes from some performances last night
Sunday afternoon saw Amir Garrett strike out 10 batters without walking anyone in 6.1 innings for Dayton. The Dragons left hander shattered his previous career high of seven strikeouts, which he had done three times previously this season. After a slow start to the season, Garrett has posted a 2.93 ERA over his last 15 starts that span 80.0 innings with 27 walks and 73 strikeouts. He’s gone from a thrower to a pitcher and Sunday may have been his best outing of his career.
Zack Weiss also threw for Dayton yesterday and fired a perfect inning of relief. The right hander lowered his ERA to 1.87 on the season with 52 strikeouts and 16 walks in 43.1 innings. He has had success against both righties and lefties, but his numbers against lefties stand out for a right handed reliever. He has just two walks and 17 strikeouts in 16.2 innings against lefties. His 1.01 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 26.2 innings against right handers are pretty good too.
Felix Perez finished the day 4-8 in the Louisville Bats double header, sort of. They picked up a suspended game and finished it on Sunday before playing their regularly scheduled game. He went 1-2 on Saturday, so on Sunday he actually was 3-6. Either way, the two games became official on Sunday and it was a good day for Perez
Billings executed a double steal in their win last night. One of the bases stolen was of home by Ty Washington, which was his 15th steal of the season. That total leads the Pioneer League by one, and he has only been caught twice this season. Washington is hitting .300/.325/.458 on the year with 10 doubles and three home runs.
Brennan Bernardino continues to dominate the Pioneer League as the Mustangs closer. The lefty has a 0.00 ERA in 16.0 innings that span 12 games with 22 strikeouts and 4 walks. Bernardino has dominated right handers, striking out 14 of them in 7.2 innings pitched with just two walks.
Speaking of dominating, Juan Martinez dominated for four innings last night for the Arizona League Reds. The left hander tossed four perfect frames with six strikeouts. That lowered his ERA to 2.73 on the season across 26.1 innings where he has just six walks and 30 strikeouts. The game also pushed his groundball rate over 70% on the season.