Reynolds, Quinn each reach base five times

BOX SCORES: SAC / RIC / SJ / AUG

The outfield duo of Bryan Reynolds and Heath Quinn stepped to the plate a combined 11 times Sunday afternoon in Modesto, and the Nuts sent one of them back to the dugout only once — and it came in the ninth inning.

Reynolds, marred by an early-season slump that has kept his isolated slugging percentage much lower than one might have anticipated in the power-friendly California League, went 5-for-6 with a double and a triple. He increased his OPS by 56 points with the five-hit performance, now slashing .281/.337/.399. Reynolds still has a ways to go, as that line still looks quite underwhelming for him. Hopefully this game pushes him into a hot June and rest of the summer.

Though one bright spot or Reynolds is that he's striking out in four percent fewer plate appearances than he did in his debut season a year ago.

For Quinn, he reached base in all five of his plate appearances, recording a home run, a double, a single, and two walks. Quinn, who led the Northwest League last year in wRC+, owns a 231 mark through his first six games.

OTHER NOTES

— It's been a rough season thus far for flame-throwing right-hander Rodolfo Martinez. He's allowed at least one baserunner in each of his first five outings and has thrown 18 or more pitches in all five of them. All totaled, he's given up nine hits (three doubles) and five walks in five innings while only recording two strikeouts.

Stephen Woods reached double digits in strikeouts in his Sunday start, punching out 10 Charleston River Dogs in his seven innings of work. His 26.2 percent strikeout rate is spectacular for a starting pitcher, though his 12.8 percent walk rate needs drastic improvement. Thankfully, at .189, his opposing batting average is the best among starters in the system.

TOMORROW'S STARTERS

TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP

  1. Tyler Beede: DNP
  2. Christian Arroyo: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 SO
  3. Bryan Reynolds: 5-for-6, R, 2B, 3B
  4. Steven Duggar: DNP
  5. Chris Shaw: 1-for-4, SO
  6. Sandro Fabian: 1-for-3, BB, SO
  7. Heath Quinn: 3-for-3, 2R, HR, 2 BB
  8. Joan Gregorio: DNP
  9. Jordan Johnson: 6.1 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
  10. Andrew Suarez: DNP
  11. Sam Coonrod: DNP
  12. Matt Krook: DNP
  13. Aramis Garcia: 0-for-4, BB, SO
  14. C.J. Hinojosa: 1-for-2
  15. Reyes Moronta: DNP
  16. Rodolfo Martinez: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  17. Austin Slater: 0-for-3, SO
  18. Kelvin Beltre: 0-for-4, SO
  19. Dan Slania: DNP
  20. Cory Taylor: DNP
  21. Chris Stratton: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K
  22. Chase Johnson: DNP
  23. Jalen Miller: 2-for-6, 2 R, 2 SO
  24. Melvin Adon: DNP
  25. Garrett Williams: DNP
  26. Dylan Davis: 1-for-4
  27. Ryder Jones: DNP
  28. Hunter Cole: DNP
  29. Miguel Gomez: 1-for-4
  30. Ryan Howard: 1-for-5, 2 R, BB, 2 SO

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