Left-hander Chris Reed, the Dodgers’ first-round pick this year out of Stanford, made his pro debut on Wednesday and looked solid for the Quakes against Bakersfield at the Epicenter.
Reed started and pitched two shutout innings. He threw 27 pitches, 19 for strikes and allowed one hit and struck out two. He had only one two-ball count to the eight batters he faced. He also commited an error, when he knocked down a line drive, but then bobbled it before throwing late to first.
Perhaps his performance was even more impressive when you look at one each of the next three pitchers did: allow a run.
Matt Magill, a regular starter, allowed five runs (four earned) in 2 2/3 innings. Normally reliable Josh Walter allowed four earned runs in 1 1/3 innings and Jordan Roberts (7-4) allowed one run in two innings but picked up the win.
Roberts got the win because the Quakes rallied from a 10-7 deficit in the eighth with five runs. In the inning, the Quakes drew three walks and two batters were hit by pitches. Angelo Songco (3 for 5, 2 doubles, a triple, four RBIs) hit a game-tying two-run double and Jaime Pedroza (four RBIs) added a two-run single that snapped a 10-10 tie.
Logan Bawcom entered in the ninth and walked a batter with one out to bring the tying run to the plate. But Jordan Wideman grounded into a spectacular 5-4-3 double play to end the game. Bawcom earned his ninth save in preserving the 12-10 win.