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Lefty Reed sparkles in Double-A outing

Lefty Reed sparkles in Double-A outing

Left-hander Chris Reed, the Dodgers' No. 6 prospect, allowed one hit in six scoreless innings Wednesday and Double-A Chattanooga defeated Pensacola, 6-0.

Reed threw 98 pitches in his first scoreless outing of the season. He struck out seven batters, walked one and recorded his second pickoff of the season.

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Reed, the 16th overall pick of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, leads the Southern League with 43 strikeouts in 43 innings this season. In seven starts, he has a 1.88 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP.

Second baseman Darnell Sweeney, the Dodgers' No. 19 prospect, led the Chattanooga offense Wednesday. He went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double. In 30 games this season, is hitting .278 with three homers.

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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