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texasdave
06-20-2013, 08:00 PM
Louisville is at Durham.

Early on it is 1-0 Bulls. Armando Galarrage on the hill for the Bats. Billy Hamilton is back leading off. He has a single and a stolen base (46). Felix Perez, who is having a rough June, has singled and walked. Perez's monthly OPS numbers: .823/.842/.580.

Galarrage with an Arroyo-like performance. Eight hits and two walks in 4+ innings. But only two runners have crossed the plate.
Louisville hitters have been lethargic. Soto has two singles but there has not been a whole lot else.

Durham leads 2-0 in the fifth.

Durham hangs on 2-1.

Galarrage 6IP 8H 2R 2ER 2BB 3K.
Logan Ondrusek with two more scoreless innings. (Louisville relievers regularly go more than one inning.) In five innings of work since heading to AAA, Ondrusek has given up just one hit, no runs and two walks, while fanning five.

Neftali Soto had two singles.
Jason Donald doubled, walked and scored the lone Bats' tally.

texasdave
06-20-2013, 08:03 PM
Pensacola is at Montgomery. Ryan Dennick will be throwing for the 'Hoos. He has a nifty 3.13 ERA on the year. Looking for a little more Yorman Magic. Game will start shortly.

Dennick allows three singles and a run in the second but Theo Bowe's solo shot in the top of third ties the score at 1.

Dennick is out after six innings. He did not pitch poorly but received next to no support. 6IP 6H 3R 3ER 1BB 5K.

Bowe's solo blast is still the lone Blue Fish safety. They trail 3-1 after seven full.

Pensacola got a single from Brodie Greene in the eight but he was left stranded.
Yorman Rodriguez led off the ninth with a single. He is 1-3 on the night with a walk. He also is left stranded.

Pensacola was battered by the Biscuits 3-1.

texasdave
06-20-2013, 08:06 PM
High Desert is in Bakersfield for Throwdown Thursday. Indie league pitcher, Shane Dyer, will try to continue his masterful pitching for the Blaze. This will be his fourth start. His K/BB is an exceptional 14/1. His ERA sparkles at 1.86.

No score after one. Four Juans once again in the lineup for Bakersfield. If Dusty was managing the Blaze would he split up the Juans like he does the lefties?

Shane Dyer with another strong effort through four. He has pitched shutout baseball, allowing two hits and no walks. He has whiffed four.

Ryan Wright led off the game with a single and that is the only Blaze safety so far.

Shane Dyer was masterful tonight: 7IP 4H 0R 0ER 0BB 5K. ERA is now 1.37.

Blaze broke through with two runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh.

Kyle Waldrop has hit round tripper number 11. A number of Blaze hitters had a hit a apiece.

Pat Doyle came on in the 8th and walked the leadoff hitter. The next batter up went yard. Blaze take a slim 3-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth. Kyle Lotzkar on. And Lotzkar gets the job done striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his first Blaze save. Blaze undefeated in the second half.

Bakersfield 3 High Desert 2.

texasdave
06-20-2013, 08:09 PM
It got ugly early and often in Dayton.

Nick Travieso took the brunt of it. 2IP 8H 6R 6ER 1BB 3K 3 HR.
Joel Bender gave up two runs on four hits in his inning on the mound.

Beau Amaral led off the contest with a double but he was thrown out trying to advance to third on a fly ball to center.

Lake County 8 Dayton 0.

Lake County tacked on a run in the sixth. They lead 9-zip.
Diaz and Arias have singles. Jesse Winker has thrown a runner out at second.

Dayton fell behind early and never threatened, falling 11-3.

Jesus Adames pitched two spotless innings of relief.

Amaral went 2-3 with a single and a double.
Junior Arias was 2-4 with a single, a solo homer, two runs scored and one driven in.

Note: Jackson Stephens will be making his 2013 debut tomorrow. The 2012 will be starting for Dayton. He had some nice numbers last season.

texasdave
06-20-2013, 08:10 PM
Billings will be at home for their season opener. Amir Garrett is the Opening Day starter.

This is listed as the Billings' roster. http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ros&cid=513&stn=true&sid=t513

Phillip Ervin will bat second. Game will start shortly.

Amir strikes out the leadoff hitter on a change. Nice. Two Ks and a grounder to short. 1-2-3.
Jacob May with a full-out dive to rob Jon Matthews of a triple. Pat Kelly out to argue. LOL. They reverse the call. And guess who springs out of the opponents' dugout? Great Falls' manager Pete Rose Jr. Ervin walks in his professional plate appearance. Jonathan Reynoso singled in a run as the Mustangs post a three-spot in the first. Garrett allows an unearned run in the second, courtesy an Humberto Valor error.
Valor is hit by a pitch. Paula follows with a single and both race home on a Ty Washington single. Carlos Sanchez walked and scored on Daniel Paula's second hit of the night. Mustangs keep playing add-on. Ervin singles home Washington, who reached on an error.

Amir Garrett may be done for the night. 4IP 3H 1R 0ER 1BB 4K. I was wrong. Garrett pitched the fifth and struck out two more. Werleen Taveras has come on to register two perfect innings in relief. Nolan Becker with a scoreless frame. Abel De Los Santos on to close things out. And close it out he does, in superlative fashion. He strikes out the side.

Billings' pitchers gave up just one unearned run on four hits. They walked two and struck out 12. Does LaRosa's have a franchise in Billings?

Jon Matthews was 1-2. He tripled and walked three times.
Phillip Ervin was 1-3. He also walked and was hit by a pitch.
Daniel Paula went 2-4. He singled twice.


Mustangs win 7-1.

texasdave
06-20-2013, 08:11 PM
AZL Reds will be at Goodyear against the AZL Indians to get their season underway.

I am not sure if this is a tentative roster or what. http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ros&cid=3430

Cory Thompson is 2-2 with two runs scored. Kevin Garcia drilled a three-run shot in the second. He just turned 20 yesterday and played in the DSL in 2012. Jose Fernandez, a 19-year old Dominican, is also 2-2. Thompson is hit by a pitch his third at-bat.

Jeremy Kivel is pitching and has hurled two hitless frames to start the game. He gives up a single in a scoreless third. Kivel wild pitches a run home. 4-1 Reds through four.
Jeremy Kivel's line for the evening: 4.2IP 3H 2R 1ER 3BB 6K.
Juan Martinez has retired all four batters he has faced, two on strikes. It seems as though Kivel and Martinez did some tandem starting. Martinez's final line: 4.1IP 4H 2R 2ER 0BB 4K.

Cory Thompson ended up 2-3, he singled, doubled. got hit by two pitches, scored three runs.
Aristides Aquino was just 1-5. But that one was a three-run bomb.
Jose Fernandez was 2-3. Two singles, a walk, two runs scored.
Kevin Garcia was 2-4. He singled, homered, scored once and drove in four.

Shin-Soo Thompson is by a pitch for the second time tonight. He rides home a two-run dinger off the bat of Aristides Aquino. 7-2 good guys in the seventh.

Final score AZL Reds 9 AZL Indians 4.

texasdave
06-20-2013, 08:12 PM
No news from the Dominican Leagues yet.

DSL Rojos jumped out to a 3-0 lead through five. Wendolyn Bautista was on cruise control at that point, having not allowed a hit. And then the Evil Empire DeathStar'ed everything in its path, winning 9-3.

Bautista: 6.1IP 5H 6R 4ER 4BB 7K. Two Rojos came on in relief and provided anything but.

Francis Azcona went 2-4. He singled, doubled and scored a run. A number of Rojos' hitters had one hit each.

DSL Evil Empire 9 DSL Rojos 3.

OnBaseMachine
06-20-2013, 09:31 PM
Yorman is 0-for-1 with a walk so far tonight in his second AA game.

OnBaseMachine
06-20-2013, 09:51 PM
Phillip Ervin walked in his first plate appearance, and was HBP in his second PA after getting ahead 3-0.

OnBaseMachine
06-20-2013, 09:57 PM
Junior Arias went 2-for-4 with his 8th HR of the season tonight for Dayton. He's starting to become intriguing. He had an awful April (.185/.233/.321 - .554 OPS) but has since followed it up with a .322/.347/.478 - .825 OPS in May, and .321/.356/.589 - .945 OPS in June entering tonight, and that will go up after tonight's game. He has a long, long way to go in the BB/K department but he's only 21.

dougdirt
06-20-2013, 10:02 PM
Junior Arias went 2-for-4 with his 8th HR of the season tonight for Dayton. He's starting to become intriguing. He had an awful April (.185/.233/.321 - .554 OPS) but has since followed it up with a .322/.347/.478 - .825 OPS in May, and .321/.356/.589 - .945 OPS in June entering tonight, and that will go up after tonight's game. He has a long, long way to go in the BB/K department but he's only 21.

And something you don't often see.... he gained plenty of value by switching positions.

OnBaseMachine
06-20-2013, 10:12 PM
Cory Thompson doubled and scored in his first professional atbat.

kaldaniels
06-20-2013, 10:38 PM
It is so foreign to have your #1 pick playing so soon. And I love it.

PepperJack
06-20-2013, 10:42 PM
Yorman finished up 1-3 with said walk.

Is lone hit did come in the 9th so Clutch?;)

PepperJack
06-20-2013, 10:46 PM
Amir Garrett so far: 5 IP 1 unearned run, with 6 ks and just 1 bb. I hope he quits basketball soon.

PepperJack
06-20-2013, 10:50 PM
In early AZL action: Cory Thompson is now 2-2, Jose Fernandez is also 2-2, and Kevin Garcia is 1-1 with a 3 run bomb.

Also the seemingly now healthy Jeremy Kivel has pitched 2 innings of no run baseball.

OnBaseMachine
06-20-2013, 11:00 PM
Ervin is 1-for-2 with a single, walk, and HBP so far.

JaxRed
06-20-2013, 11:06 PM
I see Ronald Bueno is back. To quote myself from last year: Bueno is good. :D

texasdave
06-20-2013, 11:22 PM
Amir Garrett so far: 5 IP 1 unearned run, with 6 ks and just 1 bb. I hope he quits basketball soon.

They had Amir on the pregame show, and he said he is going to play both sports as long as possible. Or words to that effect.

PepperJack
06-20-2013, 11:40 PM
They had Amir on the pregame show, and he said he is going to play both sports as long as possible. Or words to that effect.


I can understand him wanting to live the dream as long as possible. But from everything I've read baseball seems to be where his future is.

He has, I think two years left before he has to make his mind up, because I doubt the Reds would put up with him pursuing basketball professionally.

It really is just a tease what his talent could be if he pitched full time. He might even be in Dayton right now.

RED VAN HOT
06-20-2013, 11:59 PM
Can anyone comment on Alberti Chavez? OPS'd .743 last year in the DSL as a 16 yo.

kearns and dunn
06-21-2013, 12:14 AM
I was at the Billings game tonight, lots of fun. I think they said it was the 2nd largest crowd ever.

Garret looked really good. Looked like he was throwing mostly fastballs, but the hitters couldn't quite catch up to it. A few of the hits off of him would have been outs with better defensive players. Needs to work on his composure IMO, you could see him get rattled on occasion.

I don't know much about him, but I really liked watching Ty Washington play. Seems like a pretty good defender, and a nice little slap hitter. I think he could be a player someday.

Ervin has a great plate approach. Waits for the pitch he wants, and then goes after it. Played pretty solid in the outfield, although he was never really challenged. He won't be in Billings for very long...I don't think Garrett will either.

texasdave
06-21-2013, 12:25 AM
Can anyone comment on Alberti Chavez? OPS'd .743 last year in the DSL as a 16 yo.

I found this blurb on Baseball America:


Alberti Chavez, 15, is a 5-foot-9 Venezuelan shortstop with good hands, a solid-average arm and a contact-oriented swing from the right side.

dougdirt
06-21-2013, 01:03 AM
I don't know much about him, but I really liked watching Ty Washington play. Seems like a pretty good defender, and a nice little slap hitter. I think he could be a player someday.



I am a Ty Washington fan. Real athletic kid. Good bat speed. Not a ton of size, but he has some real tools.

texasdave
06-21-2013, 08:00 AM
DSL Reds nipped the DSL Diamondbacks by a score of 6-5.

Starter Junior Arias struck out seven in his five innings on the hill. He allowed two runs, just one earned, on four hits and a walk.
Josue Castellano earned the save by striking out five in two innings.

Miguel Mendez singled, doubled, scored once and pushed his average up to .352.
Hector Vargas was perfect at the dish with a walk, two singles and a double. He scored twice and is hitting .348.
Jose de Luna singled and doubled in four at-bats.

DSL Reds 6 DSL Diamondbacks 5.

lollipopcurve
06-21-2013, 08:23 AM
Great start by the short season clubs. Excellent starting by two interesting arms and a lot of baserunners out of what look like pretty athletic lineups. Add Matthews, who's super athletic -- though a little old for the level -- to that Billings OF and you've got the potential for some exciting offensive nights in Montana.

What a game for Cory Thompson in the leadoff spot for the AZL Reds. On base 4 times with a couple HBP, 3 runs scored and two errors at SS. Active. Looking forward to seeing how Kevin Franklin works into that lineup and infield.

Tom Servo
06-21-2013, 09:33 AM
Junior Arias went 2-for-4 with his 8th HR of the season tonight for Dayton. He's starting to become intriguing. He had an awful April (.185/.233/.321 - .554 OPS) but has since followed it up with a .322/.347/.478 - .825 OPS in May, and .321/.356/.589 - .945 OPS in June entering tonight, and that will go up after tonight's game. He has a long, long way to go in the BB/K department but he's only 21.




Starter Junior Arias struck out seven in his five innings on the hill. He allowed two runs, just one earned, on four hits and a walk.


Hold up, the Reds have two Junior Arias'? 'The hell are the odds of that?

texasdave
06-21-2013, 10:01 AM
Hold up, the Reds have two Junior Arias'? 'The hell are the odds of that?

I wish they had two Joey Vottos; no matter how much they had to spend on fancy coffee. :)

TOBTTReds
06-21-2013, 12:40 PM
Nothing great, but some video from Billings Gazette.

Garrett K at 0:47
Ervin's RBI single at 1:03

http://billingsgazette.com/sports/baseball/professional/minor/pioneer-league/mustangs/mustangs-put-together-complete-game-in-beating-great-falls/article_1672cc67-ca53-5884-adf8-e78a077263fb.html