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dougdirt
04-23-2006, 02:08 PM
Dayton is playing at home against Kane County.
Carlos Fisher is on the hill for the Dragons. Kane County goes 1-2-3 in the top of the first.

Sarasota faces one of the best pitching propects in baseball today in the Tampa Yankees Philip Hughes. The Reds have Sam Lecure on the hill. Adam Rosales is not in the line up again, but I havent been able to find anything or get word as to if he is hurt, and or what it is.

Chattanooga plays at 2:15 against West Tennessee.

Louisville is currently playing and is down 4-0, 3 runs given up in the first by Mike Gosling in the first inning.

dougdirt
04-23-2006, 02:15 PM
Dayton
Mike Griffin hits a lead off double for Dayton in the first. Eric Eymann draws a walk to follow. Jay Bruce strikes out on a curve. Hernandez drives in a run on a single up the middle. Dragons lead 1-0.

Sarasota
Sarasota goes 1-2-3 against Hughes in the top of the first.

Chattanooga is about to get underway.

Louisville
Mike gosling has given up 6 runs, 5 earned through 3 innings on 6 hits.

dougdirt
04-23-2006, 02:21 PM
Dayton
Wild pitch advances Eric Eymann to third. Hernandez stays at first. BJ Szymanski does what he has done all year and strikes out on a bad pitch up and out of the zone. Bobby Mosby up with two on and two outs and strikes out looking on a fastball. Dragons up 1-0 after 1.


Sarasota
Sam Lecure sits them down 1-2-3 in the first, with 2 strikeouts. Tied at 0-0 after 1.

Chattanooga
still isnt underway.

Louisville
Down 6-0 in the 4th inning. The Bats have 3 hits so far.

dougdirt
04-23-2006, 02:33 PM
Dayton
Carlos Fisher back out for the second inning. Strikes out Steve Queen to lead off the second. Second batter comes up and hits one to third that goes under the glove of the third baseman Mike Griffin. Fisher strikes out the 3rd htiter of the inning on a curve. Padrone gets a single. Line drive to Jay Bruce to end the inning. 1-0 Dragons after 1 1/2.

Sarasota
Phillip Hughes sits the Reds down 1-2-3 again in the 2nd, with 2 more strikeouts for a total of 3 through his 2 innings pitched.
Sam Lecure likewise gets the 1-2-3 inning in the second and gets a strikeout to make 3 on the game.


Louisville
The Bats are struggling. 6-0 in the 4th. Stratton on second after a double.

dougdirt
04-23-2006, 02:45 PM
Dayton
Cabrera leads off the inning with a strikeout. Chris Denove hits a bullet of a grounder to the SS who made a nice play to get Denove. Dejesus goes 3-2 before taking a walk. A balk moves DeJesus to second base.

Sarasota
Phillip Hughes is human after all. In the 3rd the Reds get 3 hits off of him and 2 runs. Drew Anderson hit a double to drive in Brandon Roberts and Kroski who both had singles earlier in the inning. Brandon Roberts stole his 5th base of the season after his single.


Louisville
Stratton was stranded in the bottom of the 4th, still 6-0 after 4. Through 4 1/2, Louisville down 6-0.

dougdirt
04-23-2006, 02:59 PM
Dayton
Mike Griffin strikes out on the curve and strands DeJesus at 2nd. 1-0 Dragons after 2.
First Cougars hitter pops up to shallow CF to second baseman DeJesus. Base hit by Sellers. BJ Szymanski drops a line drive and now there are runners at first and second. Official scorer calls it a hit, announcers are baffled as to how it was scored as a hit. Check swing grounder to the pitcher. runners advance to second and third. Steve Queen pops up to second to end the inning. Dragons up 1-0 after 2 1/2.

Sarasota
Sam Lecure gives up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk in the 3rd inning. Phillip Hughes gets 3 outs without allowing a run in the top of the 4th, Reds down 3-2.

Chattanooga
For whatever reason, The Lookouts official site and milb.com is not showing updates of the game, so updates when they become available.

Louisville
Bats go quietly in the 5th. 6-0 going into the 6th inning. Ben Kozlowski comes out for the 6th to take over for Mike Gosling who got roughed up for 6 runs, 5 earned on 8 hits in 5 innings. Kozlowski gives up a single, gets the next two batters out, then gives up an RBI triple, which puts the Bats in a 7-0 hole.

dougdirt
04-23-2006, 03:00 PM
Dragons up 1-0 after 2 1/2.

Sarasota
Sam Lecure gives up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk in the 3rd inning and the Reds trail 3-2 after Phillip Hughes gets out the side in the 4th.

Louisville
Kozlowski allows a single, a double and a triple to lead to 2 runs, and an 8-0 deficit for the Bats.

dougdirt
04-23-2006, 03:08 PM
Dayton
Eric Eymann walks, but is erased on a Jay Bruce double play ball. Hernandez comes up with the bases empty and walks. BJ Szymanski strikes out to end the inning. 1-0 Dragons.

Louisville
Kozlowski gives up another single and its now 9-0. Bats are looking very bad today.

rdiersin
04-23-2006, 03:14 PM
Kozlowski hasn't looked good this year. He's been struggling in his move to the bullpen.

dougdirt
04-23-2006, 03:15 PM
Dayton
Official scorer changed the "hit" to an Error on Szymanski. Carlos Fisher gets them 1-2-3 in the 4th. Dragons still up 1-0.

Sarasota
Sam Lecure gives up another run in the 4th. Through 4 he has given up 6 hits, 2 walks and 4 runs to go with 5 strikeouts. Reds trail 4-2.

Louisville
Still 9-0 Indianapolis over the Bats in the top of the 7th inning.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:45 PM
Great outing by Charles Fisher: 6 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 9 strikeouts

icehole3
04-23-2006, 03:51 PM
Isnt that 2 in a row for Mr Fisher?

Danny Serafini
04-23-2006, 04:31 PM
Nothing better than seeing a position player pitch. Buchanon pitched the ninth for Louisville today. Gave up a solo HR, but managed to stike out some poor soul too.

Shaknb8k
04-23-2006, 04:40 PM
Nothing better than seeing a position player pitch. Buchanon pitched the ninth for Louisville today. Gave up a solo HR, but managed to stike out some poor soul too.

Ohhhh how that brings back the memories of Derek Bell aka. Operation Shutdown. I could never forget seeing that man on the mound with his sunglasses. How could I almost forget Mark Grace.

KittyDuran
04-23-2006, 05:24 PM
Got back from Dayton - Fisher was bringing it - but so was the Kane County pitcher... it was definitely a pitcher's duel. The game winner was a Mosby HR (he has to be the biggest player I have ever seen in a Dragons uni) in the 7th. Good win for Dayton - Vanderwood, the Dragons announcer, said that Kane County was the best hitting team in the MWL. I think there was only 9 hits between both of the teams.

BTW, Birdzerk was the entertainment for the day.

Will be there on Wednesday to see Wilson pitch - then on Friday.

Buckeye33
04-23-2006, 06:19 PM
Louisville 10-0 L

Bergolla 2-4
Olmedo 2-4
GOOKIE DAWKINS! 4-5 2 2Bs

Chattanooga

Winning 6-2

Pelland 4 IP 4 H 2 R 3 K 1 BB

Sarasota 7-5 L

LeCure 5 IP 6 H 4 R 5 K 2 BB
Anderson 3-4 2 RBIs

Dayton 2-1 W

Fisher 6 IP 2 H 0 R 9 K 0 BB
Szymanski 0-3 3 Ks

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 06:31 PM
Isnt that 2 in a row for Mr Fisher?

Yup, Carlos has fired 12 consecutive shutout innings. In those 12 innings: 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 13 strikeouts.

Superdude
04-23-2006, 09:01 PM
Is it just me or is Ben Kozlowski's TJ comeback looking like a bust right now?

rdiersin
04-23-2006, 09:56 PM
The game winner was a Mosby HR (he has to be the biggest player I have ever seen in a Dragons uni) in the 7th.


I saw him last year when Dayton was up here, and he scored from 1st, IIRC. It was pretty funny watching the 3rd base coach waving him around and him chugging toward home. Good stuff. Nice to see him with a HR today.

Outshined_One
04-24-2006, 01:36 AM
Just as an FYI, West Tenn and Chattanooga played a doubleheader because of Friday's game being suspended due to rain. West Tenn won Game 1 5-4 Box Score (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2006_04_21_wtdaax_cngaax_1).

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2006, 09:03 AM
Dragons' pitching shows plenty of promise in 2-1 victory
Carlos Fisher, an 11th-round draft pick, has second straight scoreless outing.
By Marc Katz

Staff Writer

DAYTON | Suddenly, what has been a pitcher-poor Reds organization looks to be top-heavy in pitchers.

At least that was the impression left by two excellently pitched games by the Dayton Dragons the last two days, topped by right-hander Carlos Fisher's gem Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Field.

Fisher produced the longest Dragons' outing of the season, going an out and three batters into the seventh inning, of what became a 2-1 Dayton victory over Kane County in a Class A Midwest League game.

Not only was Fisher excellent three singles, one walk and nine strikeouts Blake Hendley, just in from Sarasota, closed out the game allowing only one run, that scoring on a ground out.

For Fisher an 11th-round pick from last summer's free-agent draft it was a second straight scoreless outing.

He went six innings at Quad City five days before, also earning the victory.

"I'm just getting comfortable," Fisher said. He had allowed nine runs in 91/3 innings over his first two starts.

"And the weather is better, too," he said.

If the weather is warmer, the Dragons are hot. Not only did they win their second straight game, but they have five victories over their last seven games. Much of it is due to the pitching, which has allowed 18 runs over the seven games.

"Our starters are real strong," Fisher said. "Every guy is quality. From what I've seen around the league, we're as good as any team."

Pitching at Billings, Mont., last year, Fisher was stuck in the tandem pitching rotation, throwing from the bullpen every other game and being held to 75 pitches as a starter.

As an everyday starter and without the hard pitch count, it's easier, he said.

"In the back of your mind, you want a chance to get the win," Fisher said.

Dragons tales

Unable to get a backup catcher in time for the game, it was decided to wait to see how long Craig Tatum would be out with a slight concussion from Saturday. If he's okay, he'll be available tonight. ... For the second straight game, the Dragons used only two pitchers. ... At 2:26, it was also the shortest game of the season so far.

Contact this reporter at (937) 225-2157

http://www.daytondailynews.com/sports/content/sports/daily/0424dragons.html