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reds44
06-21-2007, 12:41 PM
Louisville starts in about 20 minutes.

Keppinger LF
Lopez SS
Votto 1B
Herr 3B
Bellhorn 2B
Gutierrez DH
Bannon RF
Dickerson CF
Jorgesen C

BRM
06-21-2007, 12:43 PM
Tom Shearn starting for the Bats.

Carlos Fisher goes for the Lookouts tonight. Travis Wood for Sarasota.

Benihana
06-21-2007, 12:54 PM
nice. hopefully its fisher's last outing for chattanooga

BRM
06-21-2007, 01:08 PM
The Bats are trying to play small ball early. Keppinger hit a leadoff double and Pedro Lopez attempted to bunt him over. He fouled off the first two and pops up to the pitcher on the third attempt. Yes, he was still bunting with two strikes.

reds44
06-21-2007, 01:15 PM
Votto is 1-1

Prf15
06-21-2007, 01:39 PM
Louisville is up 1-0 after Chris Dickerson hit his 5th homerun.

11larkin11
06-21-2007, 01:40 PM
Votto at first. Should I be looking into this? ;)

11larkin11
06-21-2007, 01:41 PM
Any news on if Bruce and Rosales will start tonight for the Lookouts?

dougdirt
06-21-2007, 01:42 PM
Any news on if Bruce and Rosales will start tonight for the Lookouts?

It would not surprise me at all to see it happen. They made room for them on the roster.

reds44
06-21-2007, 02:07 PM
Dickerson is 1-1 with a HR.

For some reason Herr was pulled in the middle of the game. I have no idea idea why. Anybody know anything?

11larkin11
06-21-2007, 02:12 PM
Called up to Cincy;)

BRM
06-21-2007, 02:14 PM
Courtesy of Gameday.



Louisville Bats second baseman Aaron Herr left the game due to an injured foot/ankle.

Danny Serafini
06-21-2007, 02:34 PM
He fouled a ball off his ankle. Tried to walk it off a couple times but couldn't walk.

BRM
06-21-2007, 02:34 PM
Things are unraveling for Shearn in the 5th. A double, a walk, and a single have loaded the bases with no one out.

BRM
06-21-2007, 02:39 PM
Shearn does a good job pitching out of a jam. 1 run scores though and it's tied after 5. It could have been much worse.

Triples
06-21-2007, 03:27 PM
Seems that's the way it works, make'em jump in the deep end and swim. That's a tough challenge but it a.) gets them quickly over any jitters they may have and b.) lets the coaching staff/front office see how they react to a little pressure


It would not surprise me at all to see it happen. They made room for them on the roster.

BRM
06-21-2007, 03:37 PM
Louisville lost 2-1. Rick Sweet loves small ball apparently. The Bats attempted 3 sac bunts today, 2 were successful. No runs scored after any of them, including in the 9th. Votto lead off with a walk and Edwards bunted him over. Bellhorn K'ed and Machado grounded out to end the game.

Votto 2-3 with a walk
Dickerson 1-2 with a homerun
Keppinger 2-4

Kc61
06-21-2007, 03:39 PM
Team to watch in the second half is Chatanooga. Reds have a lot of prospects at AA and this team looks very strong.

reds44
06-21-2007, 03:41 PM
Team to watch in the second half is Chatanooga. Reds have a lot of prospects at AA and this team looks very strong.
Yep, and the funny thing is in the first half they were the team that got the least attention.

Triples
06-21-2007, 04:15 PM
The infusion of ptiching talent from Sarasota should help them win more games and having a couple more solid bats in the lineup will help those already there see a few more good pitches. I think you may see a significantly improved team the second half.


Yep, and the funny thing is in the first half they were the team that got the least attention.

Triples
06-21-2007, 04:23 PM
From the Lookouts website, no mention of Cueto or Ramirez...hmmmm. Hope that is just bad reporting....

Bruce Almighty: Heralded Prospect Jay Bruce Now a Lookout
Date Posted: 6/21/2007

The Cincinnati Reds have announced a flurry of moves affecting the Chattanooga Lookouts. As a result of the six-player transaction, Chattanooga will receive OF Jay Bruce, RHP Josh Roenicke, and INF Adam Rosales. All of whom are being promoted from Sarasota. To make room for the aforementioned players, LHP Luke Lockwood (released), OF Cody Strait (reassigned to Sarasota), and INF Tonys Gutierrez (reassigned to Sarasota) have been removed from the Lookouts’ roster.

OF Jay Bruce, the second ranked prospect in the Reds’ organization per Baseball America, was selected as the Florida State League Player of the Week on Monday, capping an impressive stint at High-A ball. The 2005 first round pick (12th overall) hit .325 with 11 homers and 49 RBI during his time with Sarasota this season. Among his numerous accolades, Bruce was named Low Class-A Player of the Year and Minor League All-Star by Baseball America after hitting for a .291 average to go with 16 home runs and 81 RBI for Dayton last season.

RHP Josh Roenicke served as the closer for Sarasota before being promoted. The former UCLA football and baseball player notched 16 saves in 27 appearances, placing him at second in saves in the Florida State League. He put together a 3.25 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 27.2 innings of work. Roenicke, whose father Gary and uncle Ron both played in the Majors, was a 10th round selection in the 2006 draft.

INF Adam Rosales, a 12th round selection from the 2005 draft, is currently tied for third in the Florida State League in doubles with 23. He is hitting at a .294 clip with five homers and 48 RBI.

LHP Luke Lockwood appeared in 14 games for the Lookouts this season. The lefty amassed a 1-7 record with a 5.53 for the season.

OF Cody Strait hit .216 for the Lookouts with seven homers and 11 steals. INF Tonys Gutierrez hit at a .274 clip with the Lookouts. He also hit two homers and drove-in 17 runs on the season for the Lookouts.

Kc61
06-21-2007, 04:46 PM
GCL team won 6-2 today. Lot of guys from this draft and '06 draft now on GCL team. Mr. Soto, one of the Reds high picks this year, got three hits and three RBIs. Chiu, 19 year old pitcher, with 4 scoreless innings. Team has a number of recognizable names.

reds44
06-21-2007, 04:51 PM
From the Lookouts website, no mention of Cueto or Ramirez...hmmmm. Hope that is just bad reporting....

Bruce Almighty: Heralded Prospect Jay Bruce Now a Lookout
Date Posted: 6/21/2007

The Cincinnati Reds have announced a flurry of moves affecting the Chattanooga Lookouts. As a result of the six-player transaction, Chattanooga will receive OF Jay Bruce, RHP Josh Roenicke, and INF Adam Rosales. All of whom are being promoted from Sarasota. To make room for the aforementioned players, LHP Luke Lockwood (released), OF Cody Strait (reassigned to Sarasota), and INF Tonys Gutierrez (reassigned to Sarasota) have been removed from the Lookouts’ roster.

OF Jay Bruce, the second ranked prospect in the Reds’ organization per Baseball America, was selected as the Florida State League Player of the Week on Monday, capping an impressive stint at High-A ball. The 2005 first round pick (12th overall) hit .325 with 11 homers and 49 RBI during his time with Sarasota this season. Among his numerous accolades, Bruce was named Low Class-A Player of the Year and Minor League All-Star by Baseball America after hitting for a .291 average to go with 16 home runs and 81 RBI for Dayton last season.

RHP Josh Roenicke served as the closer for Sarasota before being promoted. The former UCLA football and baseball player notched 16 saves in 27 appearances, placing him at second in saves in the Florida State League. He put together a 3.25 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 27.2 innings of work. Roenicke, whose father Gary and uncle Ron both played in the Majors, was a 10th round selection in the 2006 draft.

INF Adam Rosales, a 12th round selection from the 2005 draft, is currently tied for third in the Florida State League in doubles with 23. He is hitting at a .294 clip with five homers and 48 RBI.

LHP Luke Lockwood appeared in 14 games for the Lookouts this season. The lefty amassed a 1-7 record with a 5.53 for the season.

OF Cody Strait hit .216 for the Lookouts with seven homers and 11 steals. INF Tonys Gutierrez hit at a .274 clip with the Lookouts. He also hit two homers and drove-in 17 runs on the season for the Lookouts.
Neither of them are on the Lookouts roster, and Medlock and Gardner are still on the Lookous roster.

http://www.lookouts.com/team/players.asp

The Bats do return home tomorrow and the Reds could be waiting to promote Medlock and Gardner until tomorrow when the team returns home, then the Ramirez and Cueto promotions would follow.

dougdirt
06-21-2007, 05:20 PM
I think maybe that since Roenicke is a reliever and the other two guys aree position players that they are announced now and placed on the roster because they can play ASAP. The other guys are starters, or have been starters at times in Ramirez's case. Maybe they won't be making the roster until its their day to go, or other moves are made over the next 48 hours.

BRM
06-21-2007, 05:21 PM
Jordan Smith is the scheduled starter for Dayton. Luis Montano is listed for Billings.

Doc. Scott
06-21-2007, 05:25 PM
Louisville lost 2-1. Rick Sweet loves small ball apparently. The Bats attempted 3 sac bunts today, 2 were successful. No runs scored after any of them, including in the 9th. Votto lead off with a walk and Edwards bunted him over. Bellhorn K'ed and Machado grounded out to end the game.

Votto 2-3 with a walk
Dickerson 1-2 with a homerun
Keppinger 2-4


They always do that with the bunting. First and no outs, second and no outs, three-run lead, tie game, doesn't matter. I've taken to calling it "Sweetball" in my blog's Tuesday Minors reports.

Pretty much the only Louisville hitters that I don't think I've seen bunt are Joey Votto and maybe Mark Bellhorn.

BRM
06-21-2007, 05:28 PM
Sweet is definitely a fan of giving away outs.

OnBaseMachine
06-21-2007, 06:59 PM
Jay Bruce is batting third and playing centerfield tonight for Chattanooga. Rosales is batting fifth and playing first base.

reds44
06-21-2007, 07:07 PM
Jay Bruce is batting third and playing centerfield tonight for Chattanooga. Rosales is batting fifth and playing first base.
Playing center? Do you think he'll play that in the majors? I've always seen him as a corner outfielder.

Meanwhile, Jay and Rosales get to face Gio Gonzalez in their first game. Welcome to AA boys.

Fisher goes for the Lookouts.

reds44
06-21-2007, 07:15 PM
Travis Wood pitching for the SaraReds.

1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K

Sarasota's lineup really took a hit losing Bruce and Rosales [/captain obvious].

pahster
06-21-2007, 07:18 PM
Playing center? Do you think he'll play that in the majors? I've always seen him as a corner outfielder.


Bruce and Syzmanski split time in CF last year. I'm not sure that I've ever read anything leading me to believe that he'd be anything other than a COF in the majors, though.

reds44
06-21-2007, 07:20 PM
Lookouts announcer says Cueto and Ramirez will be called up tomorrow.

reds44
06-21-2007, 07:21 PM
Bruce throws the runner out trying to tag going from 2nd to 3rd.

That a boy Jay! Sounded like a great throw.

reds44
06-21-2007, 07:23 PM
Fisher: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

reds44
06-21-2007, 07:30 PM
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_06_21_twirok_rdsrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb

GCL Reds won 6-2.
Reed: 1-3, 2 BB, SB
Soto: 3-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Sanchez; 3-4, 3 R
Chui: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

reds44
06-21-2007, 07:32 PM
Bruce: 0-1, K

OnBaseMachine
06-21-2007, 07:34 PM
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_06_21_twirok_rdsrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb

GCL Reds won 6-2.
Reed: 1-3, 2 BB, SB
Soto: 3-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Sanchez; 3-4, 3 R
Chui: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

According to Baseball America, Rafael Sanchez has a ton of power potential. They said last year he was a potential steal when the Reds drafted him in the 15th round of the 2006 draft. Nice to see him and Soto off to good starts.

reds44
06-21-2007, 07:34 PM
Rosales: 0-1

Doc. Scott
06-21-2007, 07:39 PM
Travis Wood pitching for the SaraReds.

The Sarasota paper insists on calling them that and I just think "S-Reds" sounds a lot better.

reds44
06-21-2007, 08:21 PM
Rosales: 0-2, K

HBP
06-21-2007, 08:25 PM
Fisher just gave up 4 ER in the 3rd. Bruce 0-2, 2 K

Aronchis
06-21-2007, 08:43 PM
Fisher slumping back to reality, though I expected it at some point.

reds44
06-21-2007, 09:02 PM
Bruce: 0-3, 3 K

reds44
06-21-2007, 09:05 PM
Rosales: 0-3, 2 K

OnBaseMachine
06-21-2007, 09:05 PM
Fisher has a couple bad starts after totally dominating the whole season and now he's coming back to reality. Good grief. How about he's going through a rough two starts?!? A dominating half season is a much bigger sample size than two measly starts. With Bruce having a bad night I bet some will be calling for his release, too.

reds44
06-21-2007, 09:08 PM
Keep in mind Bruce is going against Gio Gonzalez, one of the top pitchers in all of AA. He is 2nd in the entire minors in Ks this year. Not an easy task for your first game.

Aronchis
06-21-2007, 09:09 PM
Sounds like Bruce and Rosales could stand a bit less adrenaline right now;).

I suspect Wood will be back on the DL soon. His command has been awfull outside 1 start.

OnBaseMachine
06-21-2007, 09:15 PM
Billings is now underway. Brandon Waring is 1-for-1 with his first career pro double.

reds44
06-21-2007, 09:37 PM
Bruce: 0-4, 3 K

reds44
06-21-2007, 09:39 PM
Rosales: 0-4, 2 K

corkedbat
06-21-2007, 10:02 PM
The Sarasota paper insists on calling them that and I just think "S-Reds" sounds a lot better.

I prefer the SaRedsotans myself. :D I don't know why. :evil:

Triples
06-21-2007, 10:23 PM
Welcome to AA Adam and Jay, collective 0-8, 6ks. Tough way to start. Drive 300+ miles hop out of the car and go play. Give'm a day or two to get settled and they'll come around.

OnBaseMachine
06-21-2007, 11:10 PM
Billings is winning 7-4 after 6. Brandon Waring is 1-for-2 with a double and two walks.

HBP
06-21-2007, 11:22 PM
Wow, the Great Falls pitcher vs. Billings had four wild pitches in the 5th inning and then two more in the 6th.

Aronchis
06-21-2007, 11:38 PM
Bleak night on the farm.

JaxRed
06-21-2007, 11:45 PM
You must be very happy

reds44
06-22-2007, 12:05 AM
Recap

Louisville Lost 2-1
Votto: 2-3, BB
Dickerson: 1-2, HR, RBI, R
Lopez: 0-4

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_06_21_louaaa_bufaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb

Chatanooga Loses 8-3
Bruce: 0-5, 4 K
Rosales: 0-4, 2 K
Cruz: 2-4, 2B
Fisher: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
Pelland: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Roenicke: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_06_21_biraax_cngaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb

Sarasota Loses 9-7
Dorn: 2-5, RBI
Symanski: 0-4, 3 K
Wood: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Medina: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_06_21_ftmafa_sarafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb

Dayton loses 7-6
Stubbs: 0-3, 2 BB, K
Turner: 1-5, 2B. 3 K
Valaika: 2-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB
Francisco: 1-1, PH 3-run HR
Smith: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Viola: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_06_21_wmiafx_dayafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb

Billings Wins 9-4
Jones: 0-5, 3 K
Menchaca: 2-3, 2B, 3B, RBI
Waring: 1-3, 2B, 2 BB
Rhoden: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_06_21_bilrok_grfrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb

GCL Reds Won 6-2
Reed: 1-3, 2 BB, SB
Bartles: 2-5, 2 R
Sanchez: 3-4, 3 R
Soto: 3-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Chui: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_06_21_twirok_rdsrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb

-VSL Reds were PPD

Aronchis
06-22-2007, 12:27 AM
You must be very happy

Hardly. That was about as bad as performance as you could get out of prospects. That doesn't mean there are not reasons. Fisher may be going through some deadarm and elevating, Bruce/Rosales jacked up a little to much and hacking away ete ete ete.

icehole3
06-22-2007, 06:47 AM
nice job Rhoden, saw him pitch in College WS, his stuff moves all over the place. Keeps the ball down

Doc. Scott
06-22-2007, 02:57 PM
No one seems to be excited at the great pro debut of third-round pick Neftali Soto. Or Tzu-Kai Chiu, for that matter.

(Icehole, you beat me to the Rhoden mention.)

reds44
06-22-2007, 03:12 PM
No one seems to be excited at the great pro debut of third-round pick Neftali Soto. Or Tzu-Kai Chiu, for that matter.

(Icehole, you beat me to the Rhoden mention.)
I was very excited to see the great game for Soto. I loved the pick at the time, and this just makes me love it more. Granted, it was only one game.