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dougdirt
08-13-2006, 02:18 PM
Like usual, I will do PBP for the Chattanooga Lookouts game as long as Homer is pitching.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 02:26 PM
Top of the 1st - Chattanooga PBP
1. Leadoff Hitter. Called strike. Foul ball for strike 2. Swing and a miss on a FB.
2. Breaking ball outside for ball 1. Foul ball to even the count. Down and in, ball 2.
Low, ball 3. Outside, ball 4.
3. Strike 1 looking on what sounded like a change up. Swing and a miss on a FB. 0-2 count.
Curve ball that "was wicked" according to the announcer for a swing and a miss.
4. runner on first and 2 outs for the clean up hitter. Swing and a miss for strike 1.
Low ball to even the count at 1-1. Swing and a miss for strike 2. Curve looking for strike 3.

Homer Bailey, 1ip, 0h, 1bb, 3k.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 02:37 PM
Chris Dickerson reached on an error to lead off the inning, then the pitcher walked the bases loaded. Aaron Herr singled in a run, and the bases were still loaded. Noochie Varner with a single that scores 2. Herr stays at third and Varner is at first. Lookouts lead 3-0. No outs and runners on the corners. Machado pops up for the first out of the inning. Missed something happening, but the Lookouts scored another one and lead 4-0 heading into the 2nd.

reds44
08-13-2006, 02:38 PM
Thanks for the PBP DD.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 02:54 PM
Top of the 2nd - Chattanooga leading 4-0
1. Foul ball, strike 1. Change up fouled off, 0-2. Low, ball 1. Mustve been strike 3.
Turned to look at the Reds turn a DP and missed something apparently. Smokies hitting
coach then tossed out of the game for argueing balls and strikes. This is strange,
hitting coach went to the bullpen in the outfield rather than the lockerroom...
2. Strike 1 looking. Strike 2 on a foul ball. Swing and a miss, strike 3. Baileys 4th
in a row, 5th on the day.
3. Strike 1. Foul ball for strike 2. Caught him looking, strike 3. 5 in a row for Bailey
6 on the game.

Homer Bailey, 2ip, 1bb, 0h, 6 strikeouts.

Matt700wlw
08-13-2006, 02:55 PM
6 Ks in 2 innings...

I like that!

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 03:02 PM
Chattanooga didnt score in the 3rd.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 03:07 PM
Top of the 3rd - Chattanooga leads 4-0
1. low ball 1. Pop up on the infield. 1 out.
2. Pitcher is up. Called strike 1. Single down the line past Votto.
3. Foul ball, strike 1. Low ball 1. In the dirt, ball 2. FB for strike 2.
High for a full count, 3-2. Swing and a miss for Homers 7th strike out of the game.
4. 2 outs and a runner on first base. Ball 1. Ball 2 low. I love Edwin Encarnacion, who
just smashed a HR. Called strike. High ball 3, 3-1 count. Strike 2. Swing and a miss.

3ip, 1h, 0r, 1bb, 8 strikeouts.

*between innings, CF was tossed out of the game. He was the batter who struck out
that resulted in the hitting coach being tossed out.*

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 03:14 PM
Chattanooga goes down 1-2-3 in the 3rd. Still lead 4-0.

reds44
08-13-2006, 03:14 PM
8 Ks in 3 innings? Wow.

Do you have any idea how many breaking balls he has thrown?

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 03:18 PM
Reds44, I can only type what the announcer says, but it does seem he is mixing it up quite well today.

Matt700wlw
08-13-2006, 03:19 PM
Reds44, I can only type what the announcer says, but it does seem he is mixing it up quite well today.

Good to hear.

Get 'em Homer.

Superdude
08-13-2006, 03:25 PM
3ip, 1h, 0r, 1bb, 8 strikeouts.

Holy crap! :eek: He's gonna reach his pitch count in the 4th inning...and it's not often that is good news!

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 03:27 PM
Top of the 4th - Chattanooga leads 4-0
1. Foul ball straight back, 0-1. Ball 1. Offspeed pitch, fouled off, 1-2. Single off
a diving Noochie Varners glove.
2. Foul ball, strike 1. Foul ball, 0-2. Swing and a miss, strike 3. 9K's.
3. Change up, high for ball 1. Swing and a miss on a FB. 1-1. Curve ball swung on and
missed. Offspeed pitch away, 2-2. Foul ball straight back. Ball 3, and a stolen base.
Runner on 2nd now. Foul ball again, count still full. Another foul straight back.
Offspeed, apparently missed but the announcer says "I dont know where that missed,
those calls have gone both ways today". Walk.
4. Runners on first and second. Swing and a miss, strike 1. Swing and a miss on a FB,
strike 2. Foul ball, still 0-2. Foul ball again. Swing and a miss on the curve. 10 k's.
5. Runners on first and second, 2 outs. Low ball 1. Low again, ball 2. Low again, ball 3.
Dont want to walk the bases loaded. Ball 4 high, bases loaded.
6. Visit from the pitching coach prior to the batter. First pitch ground ball to SS,
Machado steps on the bag to end the inning.

Homer Bailey
4ip, 2h, 3bb, 0r, 10k.

reds44
08-13-2006, 03:32 PM
Reds44, I can only type what the announcer says, but it does seem he is mixing it up quite well today.
Very good to hear! Thanks for all the updates, I would give you rep but it says I have to spread it around before giving it to you again.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 03:35 PM
Ive said it before when doing this, the Lookouts have two announcers. One sounds quite a bit younger than the other one. The older sounding announcer is much better at telling you what pitch was thrown, while the younger guy talks quite a bit more about things and usually will just call ball or strike, hit or out type of stuff.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 03:45 PM
Top of the 5th - Chattanooga winning 4-0
1. Pitcher to the plate. Swing and a miss. 0-1. Outside for a ball, 1-1. Swing and
a miss, 1-2. Low ball 2. Fouled back. 2-2. Fouled again. 2-2 still. Outside ball 3.
Announcer just saying "give em the heater ricky" in reference to Major League. Good
Stuff. Another foul. 3-2. Swing and a miss, 11 strikeouts on a sinking fastball.
2. Leadoff hitter to the plate. Low ball 1. Foul ball, 1-1. Ball, 2-1. Fly ball to
Chris Dickerson in CF, 2 outs.
3. Ground ball up the middle for a single.
4. High ball 1. Foul ball, 1-1. Punched into RF on a curveball. Runners on 1st and
2nd with 2 outs.
5. Low ball 1. Breaking ball, grounder to Machado up the middle who flipped it while
on the ground to second to get the out.

Homer Bailey
5ip, 4h, 3bb, 11k, 0r.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 03:50 PM
Joey Votto singled to extend his hit streak to 7 games, then stole 2nd for his 20th of the year. Puts him in the 20/20 club as a first baseman. Not shabby.

Votto scores on an Aaron Herr single, but Herr is caught in a run down and tug out.

Lookouts lead 5-0.

Matt700wlw
08-13-2006, 03:54 PM
I would say with 11 Ks, Homer has to be throwing off-speed stuff along with his heat, and quite well...

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 03:56 PM
Homer needs 1 more strikeout to have his best game of the year strikeout wise. May 8th he had 11ks...he also went 6 innings and allowed just 1 baserunner. A walk.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 03:57 PM
Well I guess I spoke to soon. Bailey is out of the game.
Final line
5ip, 4h, 0r, 3bb, 11k

Season ERA in Chattanooga 1.03
Season ERA overall 2.34

RedsFanatic
08-13-2006, 04:04 PM
I would love to see Homer issue a few less walks but his strikeout numbers are fantastic.

Aronchis
08-13-2006, 04:08 PM
Bailey with now 40 walks on the year, lets say he ends up with 45. Beckett only walked about 15-20 during his 2nd full year. So if next year Homer is "comparable" as Beckett was in 2001 as a 20 year old(year behind in development), his raw ability will be further refined into above average control in 2007. That is another factor on Homer's Major league timetable barring injury.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 04:10 PM
Why do we need to compare Bailey to Beckett?

Oh and Beckett was 21 years old in his 2nd full season. He also had 34 walks in the minors that year.

OnBaseMachine
08-13-2006, 04:15 PM
Bailey with now 40 walks on the year, lets say he ends up with 45. Beckett only walked about 15-20 during his 2nd full year. So if next year Homer is "comparable" as Beckett was in 2001 as a 20 year old(year behind in development), his raw ability will be further refined into above average control in 2007. That is another factor on Homer's Major league timetable barring injury.

Beckett walked 45 batters between three levels in 2001, his second year.

tbball10
08-13-2006, 04:19 PM
Bailey with now 40 walks on the year, lets say he ends up with 45. Beckett only walked about 15-20 during his 2nd full year. So if next year Homer is "comparable" as Beckett was in 2001 as a 20 year old(year behind in development), his raw ability will be further refined into above average control in 2007. That is another factor on Homer's Major league timetable barring injury.

why cant you accept the fact that the reds have the best pitcher in the minor leagues. you either hate homer bailey or have absolutely no clue about the game of baseball. either way it always gives something to chuckle about when i read your posts about bailey.

Redhook
08-13-2006, 04:22 PM
Joey Votto singled to extend his hit streak to 7 games, then stole 2nd for his 20th of the year. Puts him in the 20/20 club as a first baseman. Not shabby.

Votto scores on an Aaron Herr single, but Herr is caught in a run down and tug out.

Lookouts lead 5-0.

Great play by play Dougdirt. Much appreciated! :thumbup:

I had no idea Votto had the ability to steal that many bases. That's incredible. Have you anyone else seen him play much this year? I only saw him in that all-star game. He looked good to me, but very small sample size. His numbers are obviously great. What's he look like live? Any chance to see him in the majors next year, not counting September, or is he a 2008 guy?

Another great game by Bailey. Nice to see him throwing more off-speed stuff.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 04:26 PM
I have only seen Votto play twice live this season, I like what I see. Some people are worried about a long swing with him in the majors, I am not overly worried about it. Before Hatteberg signed an extension I thought Votto would have a decent shot at making the team out of ST next year, but I think if Hatteberg struggled next year at all, Votto will only be a phone call away down in Louisville.

As for Votto stealing bases, he hired a trainer in the offseason and wanted to get faster and quicker this season. It has paid off apparently for him, his previous career high in SB was 9.

CTA513
08-13-2006, 04:40 PM
Belisle is starting for the Bats today.

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2006_08_13_louaaa_dubaaa_1

Aronchis
08-13-2006, 04:41 PM
Beckett was 20 his 2nd full season:
1999: 18
2000: 19
2001: 20
2002: 21

Thanks on the walks, I forgot he pitched some in high A that year as well. Nevertheless, Beckett got some time in the majors that year and looked mediocre and his number across the board were better than Bailey's.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 04:43 PM
Except Josh Beckett was 19 when he was drafted.

Aronchis
08-13-2006, 05:18 PM
Except Josh Beckett was 19 when he was drafted.

Thanks. That was a big part of Beckett's quick rise. Nevertheless, the moral of the story is, wait to your 21 lol.

RedsFanatic
08-13-2006, 06:07 PM
What is Homer's pitch count, 95?? If so, there is no way you can call him up right now. I mean he has only been getting to the 5th inning in double A. I'm just speculating here, but do to the fact that he is starting to walk more batters and is only getting into the 5th, he should start attacking them more. Sounds as if he is nibbling on the corners.

dougdirt
08-13-2006, 06:58 PM
I believe it is 95 pitches.

I am in the boat that this year should be 'Homer is staying in the Minor Leagues' year. I think he could serve a useful purpose for the Major League team yesterday, but I believe its better for the franchise and for Homer that he stays in the minors for now.

reds44
08-13-2006, 07:12 PM
I believe it is 95 pitches.

I am in the boat that this year should be 'Homer is staying in the Minor Leagues' year. I think he could serve a useful purpose for the Major League team yesterday, but I believe its better for the franchise and for Homer that he stays in the minors for now.
I wouldn't mind seening us bring him up as a reliever, but not as a starter. Still needs work on his breaking ball before I do that.

captainmorgan07
08-13-2006, 10:03 PM
just throwing this in there norris hopper was a hit shy of the cycle not bad