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OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 06:29 PM
Sarasota is currently underway with Sean Watson pitching. Watson has retired the first six batters of the game.

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 06:31 PM
Chattanooga is also underway.

Sam Lecure: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 06:32 PM
Jay Bruce doubles for the 31st time this season. He's 1-for-1. The hit was off a lefty btw.

Chi-Town Red
07-03-2007, 06:47 PM
Jay Bruce doubles for the 31st time this season. He's 1-for-1. The hit was off a lefty btw.looks like he has his stroke back after a rough weekend:thumbup:

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 07:07 PM
The GCL Reds won 5-2 today.

Nefi Soto went 1-for-3 with a single and walk. Devin Mesoraco was 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk. Mesoraco is hitting .316/.381/.368 through 21 PA's with two walks and only one strikeout. Chiu allowed two runs in 4.1 innings with five strikeouts.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2007_07_03_pirrok_rdsrok_1

reds44
07-03-2007, 07:24 PM
What has gotten into Pedro Lopez?

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 07:26 PM
Travis Webb: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Juan Francisco, after having four hits last night, singles in his first atbat tonight.

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 07:28 PM
Jay Bruce doubles again, making him 2-for-2 on the night with two doubles. Bruce now has 32 doubles this season and 52 extra-base hits in only 317 atbats. That's one XBH per 6.1 atbats, which is amazing.

reds44
07-03-2007, 07:33 PM
Dickerson: 0-0, BB, RBI

Aronchis
07-03-2007, 07:39 PM
Watson struggling in high A. The drop in K's is the most noticeable thing.

TOBTTReds
07-03-2007, 07:42 PM
I always love the updates bc if I look at the actual box scores, he see other players that are 0'fer on the night. Always nice to see the good stuff.

reds44
07-03-2007, 07:45 PM
Watson: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

Symanski is 1-2 with 2 RBI, BB, K

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 07:46 PM
It looks like it takes Watson a while to adjust to new levels. He struggled mightily in Dayton last season after being promoted there from Dayton, only to see him bounce back this season and dominate the league. Now, after a promoton to the FSL, he is once again struggling. I look for him to turn it around before long if last year was any indication.

reds44
07-03-2007, 07:46 PM
Watson: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

That's actually his best Sarasota start.

Aronchis
07-03-2007, 07:51 PM
Watson: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

That's actually his best Sarasota start.

Hopefully a sign he is improving at this level.

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 07:59 PM
Votto is 1-for-2 with a single.

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 08:25 PM
Jay Bruce walks in his third plate appearance. Bruce is now 2-for-2 with two doubles and a walk on the night. Jay has walked in three consecutive games.

dougdirt
07-03-2007, 08:29 PM
Jay Bruce walks in his third plate appearance. Bruce is now 2-for-2 with two doubles and a walk on the night. Jay has walked in three consecutive games.

they are beginning to fear 'The Boss'

Redman15
07-03-2007, 08:54 PM
Turner still in 2 slot. Francisco in the 3 slot. Cozart in the 9 hole.
Dragons score 11 runs bottom of 4. How is this line for 1 inning.

Dayton Bottom 4th

* Chris Heisey singles on a line drive to left fielder Matt Berezay. Chris Heisey advances to 2nd, on fielding error by left fielder Matt Berezay.
* Carson Kainer singles on a line drive to center fielder Trayvon Robinson. Chris Heisey scores.
* Jason Louwsma flies out to right fielder Scott Van Slyke.
* Anthony Esquer singles on a ground ball to right fielder Scott Van Slyke. Carson Kainer to 3rd.
* With Zachary Cozart batting, wild pitch by Steven Johnson, Carson Kainer scores. Anthony Esquer to 2nd.
* Zachary Cozart walks.
* Drew Stubbs walks. Anthony Esquer to 3rd. Zachary Cozart to 2nd.
* Justin Turner doubles (16) on a fly ball to center fielder Trayvon Robinson. Anthony Esquer scores. Zachary Cozart scores. Drew Stubbs scores.
* Juan Francisco triples (2) on a fly ball to right fielder Scott Van Slyke. Justin Turner scores.
* Pitcher Change: Matthew Gomez de Segura replaces Steven Johnson.
* Denis Phipps out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Scott Van Slyke. Juan Francisco scores.
* Chris Heisey walks.
* Carson Kainer singles on a ground ball to second baseman Preston Mattingly. Chris Heisey to 2nd.
* Jason Louwsma walks. Chris Heisey to 3rd. Carson Kainer to 2nd.
* Anthony Esquer reaches on fielding error by second baseman Preston Mattingly. Chris Heisey scores. Carson Kainer scores. Jason Louwsma to 3rd.
* Zachary Cozart walks. Wild pitch by pitcher Matthew Gomez de Segura. Jason Louwsma scores. Anthony Esquer to 2nd.
* Drew Stubbs walks. Anthony Esquer to 3rd. Zachary Cozart to 2nd.
* Pitcher Change: Yulkin German replaces Matthew Gomez de Segura.
* Justin Turner hit by pitch. Anthony Esquer scores. Zachary Cozart to 3rd. Drew Stubbs to 2nd.
* Juan Francisco strikes out swinging.

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 09:08 PM
Joey Votto is 2-for-3 with two singles and his 9th stolen base of the season. Billy Bray threw a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout and two groundouts.

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 09:13 PM
Jay Bruce RBI single. Bruce is 3-for-3 with two doubles, a single, a walk, and 2 RBI. Bruce is hitting .320/.382/.660 - 1.042 OPS since his promotion.

Ben
07-03-2007, 09:44 PM
Jay Bruce RBI single. Bruce is 3-for-3 with two doubles, a single, a walk, and 2 RBI. Bruce is hitting .320/.382/.660 - 1.042 OPS since his promotion.
:beerme:

Off Topic: Thanks to OBM, reds44, dougdirt (how could I forget...shame on me) and all other contributors to this forum! You guys do a terrific job!

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 09:45 PM
Pelland: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Chattanooga trails 6-5 heading to the 9th. Jay Bruce is due up 5th in the inning.

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 09:49 PM
Medlock fires a scoreless inning of relief with no hits, a walk, and two strikeouts. Medlock has pitched well since his promotion to Louisville:

4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 09:56 PM
Sarasota Reds won 6-3.

Sean Watson: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Pedro Viola: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Pedro Viola is a guy to keep an eye on. He's a 6'1" lefty from the Dominican Republic who has did nothing but dominate hitters the last two seasons. In 2006, he posted a 2.04 ERA in 61.2 innings with 20 walks and 77 strikeouts (11.32 K/9). This year he began the season in Dayton and threw 43.1 innings of 1.87 ERA ball, with only 29 hits allowed and a 17 bb/49 K ratio. A couple weeks ago he was promoted to Sarasota and he has picked right back up where he left off in Dayton. After tonight, his updated stats in Sarasota look like this: 8.1 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 12 K.

camisadelgolf
07-03-2007, 09:58 PM
I've always wondered why people don't talk more about Viola. Is he pretty old for his level or something?

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 10:03 PM
Jay Bruce hits a walkoff RBI double! Bruce is amazing. He finishes the night 4-for-4 with three doubles (#31, 32, and 33 for the season), a single, a walk, and 3 RBI.

OesterPoster
07-03-2007, 10:09 PM
Bruuuuuuuuuuuce!

Aronchis
07-03-2007, 10:12 PM
Bruce's AA run has been more impressive than his high A run so far.

Chi-Town Red
07-03-2007, 10:13 PM
Jay Bruce hits a walkoff RBI double! Bruce is amazing. He finishes the night 4-for-4 with three doubles (#31, 32, and 33 for the season), a single, a walk, and 3 RBI.WOW:bowrofl:

indy_dave00
07-03-2007, 10:28 PM
Jay Bruce thru his 1st 12 AA games .333 (17/51) ,6-2b, 4-hr , 15 rbi's, 35 total bases , .686 slug pct., .393 ob%

reds44
07-03-2007, 10:40 PM
Interesting that Votto was taken out in the 7th.

dougdirt
07-03-2007, 10:49 PM
Bruce's AA run has been more impressive than his high A run so far.

Just wanted to quote this so he couldnt edit it! :p:

Joseph
07-03-2007, 10:55 PM
Bruce is impressive. Now I'm not suggesting moving him up now, but whats the protocol before moving a guy up again if he's doing this well? I remember Dunns meteoric rise a few years back, does Bruce force his way to AAA soon with this progress?

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 11:06 PM
Jay Bruce thru his 1st 12 AA games .333 (17/51) ,6-2b, 4-hr , 15 rbi's, 35 total bases , .686 slug pct., .393 ob%

And to think he began his AA campaign with an 0-for-5 effort with a recent 0-for-10 skid also sprinkled in there.

dougdirt
07-03-2007, 11:06 PM
Bruce is impressive. Now I'm not suggesting moving him up now, but whats the protocol before moving a guy up again if he's doing this well? I remember Dunns meteoric rise a few years back, does Bruce force his way to AAA soon with this progress?

I don't think he will move up this season anymore. Dunn went nuts in 2001, but he was also a year older than Jay is when he went AA, AAA, MLB. I would expect Jay to finish out in AA, begin next season in AAA and then it all depends on what happens at the major league level.

OnBaseMachine
07-03-2007, 11:11 PM
Almost a walk-off HR for Jay...

Jay Bruce's double off the right field wall scored Drew Anderson with the winning run as the Chattanooga Lookouts defeated the Carolina Mudcats, 7-6, before a sellout crowd of 6,458 crammed into AT&T Field. Bruce was mobbed by teammates following the walk-off double.

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_109697.asp

dougdirt
07-03-2007, 11:13 PM
Almost a walk-off HR for Jay...

Jay Bruce's double off the right field wall scored Drew Anderson with the winning run as the Chattanooga Lookouts defeated the Carolina Mudcats, 7-6, before a sellout crowd of 6,458 crammed into AT&T Field. Bruce was mobbed by teammates following the walk-off double.

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_109697.asp

Is he supposed to be good? I haven't heard of him before.... :thumbup:

SirFelixCat
07-03-2007, 11:16 PM
:beerme:

Off Topic: Thanks to OBM, reds44, dougdirt (how could I forget...shame on me) and all other contributors to this forum! You guys do a terrific job!

I don't post a whole lot, esp in here, but I do read it daily. Just wanted to say thanks to that group as well. You guys really do a great job!:thumbup::beerme:

Thank you!

Aronchis
07-03-2007, 11:16 PM
Bruce looks like the classic no.3 hitter.

dougdirt
07-03-2007, 11:17 PM
Bruce looks like the classic no.3 hitter.

http://images.chattanoogan.com/article_images/article_109697_large.jpg

mary
07-03-2007, 11:18 PM
Bruce's AA run has been more impressive than his high A run so far.

It's a shame that Jay Bruce is the only player on the team! I've heard he is a very nice young man, but so are the other guys.

reds44
07-03-2007, 11:25 PM
It's a shame that Jay Bruce is the only player on the team! I've heard he is a very nice young man, but so are the other guys.
I think we've heard plenty of talk about Johnny Cueto. Those are the 2 studs in AA, and they will be talked about the most.

Also, Rosales went 2-3 with a double and a pair of walks tonight. Inserting him to the leadoff spot appeared to work.

dougdirt
07-03-2007, 11:26 PM
Fisher, Cueto, Bruce, Tatum, Pelland, Asadoorian, Anderson and Janish are all solid or better ball players.

Aronchis
07-03-2007, 11:52 PM
Fisher, Cueto, Bruce, Tatum, Pelland, Asadoorian, Anderson and Janish are all solid or better ball players.

I don't know about Pelland, what that guy is thinking at times makes me wonder. He has that pure bs performance is last time out and tonight he blows everyone away, mercy man. Must be the crazy lefty thing;).

Dickerson is a guy I would like to be a late bloomer and put together enough bat with that glove. Best CF in the Reds system.

reds44
07-04-2007, 12:07 AM
Recap

Louisville Won 13-4 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_03_indaaa_louaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


Keppinger: 3-6, 2 RBI, R
Lopez: 3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 R
Votto: 2-4, 2 RBI
Dickerson: 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB
Ramirez: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
Bray: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Medlock: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Majewski: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K


Chatanooga Won 7-6 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_03_cmcaax_cngaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


Rosales: 2-3, 2B, 2 BB, 4 R
Bruce: 4-4, 3 2B, 3 RBI, BB, R
Cruz: 1-3, 3 RBI
Janish: 0-3, BB
Tatum: 0-4, 3 K
Lecure: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
Asadoorian: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Till: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Pelland: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K


Sarasota Won 6-3 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_03_dunafa_sarafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


Griffin: 2-5, 2B
Symanski: 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, K, R
Watson: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Viola: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Lutz: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K


Dayton Won 18-2 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_03_swmafx_dayafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


Stubbs: 0-3, RBI, 3 BB, K, R
Turner: 2-3, 2B, 4 RBI, R
Francisco: 3-6, 3B, RBI, K, 2 R
Kainer: 4-6, 2 RBI, 4 R
Cozart: 1-3, RBI, 2 BB
Webb: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K


Billings Lost 10-7 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_03_bilrok_misrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


Menchaca: 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 K, 2 R
Waring: 0-4, 3 K
Mike Jones (who): 0-3, RBI, BB, R
Bowman: 4 IP, ,3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K
McKennon: 1-4


GCL Reds Won 5-2 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_03_pirrok_rdsrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


Reed: 1-4, BB, 3 K, R
Moreta: 2-4, 2B, RBI, R
Soto: 1-3, RBI, R
Mesoraco: 2-3, RBI, BB, K
Chiu: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Rodriuez: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K


VS; Reds/Rays Won 8-4 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_03_vdrrok_vctrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


Rodriguez: 2-6, R
Contreras: 1-6, 2 R
Cedeno: 2-5, 2 RBI, R
Omana: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB
Hernandez: 1-4, BB, R
Rodriguez: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K

AmarilloRed
07-04-2007, 01:32 AM
No one else mentioned how well Bray and Majewski did tonight. I thought I would be the first. 1 scoreless iining for both sounds pretty good. I am willing to concede its only AAA.

reds44
07-04-2007, 01:45 AM
No one else mentioned how well Bray and Majewski did tonight. I thought I would be the first. 1 scoreless iining for both sounds pretty good. I am willing to concede its only AAA.
For some reason, I don't think that's what Krivsky had in mind when he traded for him. Fact of the matter is, they should pitch like that every night in AAA.

I think Bray will be back with the Reds soon though. After his first shaky outing, he's been lights out. Majewski, on the other hand, I have given up on.

Kc61
07-04-2007, 01:48 AM
Kudos to Carson Kainer for 4 hits tonight. Looks like the Reds may have found themselves a good young hitter there.

Also, good to see Dickerson get some hits. I think the Reds plan for him to be with the big club soon, if only for defense. I've heard that he really covers some ground out there and I would love to see him patrolling centerfield in the late innings of close games. He certainly looks like a top athlete.

reds44
07-04-2007, 02:31 AM
Kudos to Carson Kainer for 4 hits tonight. Looks like the Reds may have found themselves a good young hitter there.

Also, good to see Dickerson get some hits. I think the Reds plan for him to be with the big club soon, if only for defense. I've heard that he really covers some ground out there and I would love to see him patrolling centerfield in the late innings of close games. He certainly looks like a top athlete.
After struggling mightly when first being called up to AAA (.215/.319/.354), he rebounded nicely in June posting a .261/.381/.455/.833 line. He's started off well in July too (albeit in 3 games). He certainly has flaws, he's never really hit for a high average, and strikes out aton (97 times in under 300 ABs). However, he has 3 componets that do not slump: defense, speed, and walking. Even in his awful May, his BA/OB split was still over .100. Adding in his 2 walks tonight, in only 173 AAA ABs he has 31 walks. He has good wheels, and he is simply a joy to watch play CF. I just don't know if he will ever hit for a high enough average to warrant playing everyday in the majors. If he could just manage to hit .240-.250, with his OBP and defense he would be an assest to a team in CF.

Another interesting guy I've been following in AAA in Pedro Lopez. We acquired him off waivers this year, and since we have acquired him he hasn't stopped hitting. Coming into tonight, he had been hitting .295 with a .348 OBP in 105 ABs with the Bats (including a .312/.357 line in June). Add in his 3-4 night with 2 BB his numbers will look even better in the morning (probably around .305-.310 with an OBP around .360). He's another guy known as all glove no stick, but if he can hit for a decent average he could stick in the majors. Unlike Dickerson, Lopez has only struck out 11 times in 109 ABs with the Bats (yes I know that doesn't make you a good hitter), which probably means Krivsky loves him. Also, Lopez is barely 23 years old.

mth123
07-04-2007, 05:53 AM
After struggling mightly when first being called up to AAA (.215/.319/.354), he rebounded nicely in June posting a .261/.381/.455/.833 line. He's started off well in July too (albeit in 3 games). He certainly has flaws, he's never really hit for a high average, and strikes out aton (97 times in under 300 ABs). However, he has 3 componets that do not slump: defense, speed, and walking. Even in his awful May, his BA/OB split was still over .100. Adding in his 2 walks tonight, in only 173 AAA ABs he has 31 walks. He has good wheels, and he is simply a joy to watch play CF. I just don't know if he will ever hit for a high enough average to warrant playing everyday in the majors. If he could just manage to hit .240-.250, with his OBP and defense he would be an assest to a team in CF.

Another interesting guy I've been following in AAA in Pedro Lopez. We acquired him off waivers this year, and since we have acquired him he hasn't stopped hitting. Coming into tonight, he had been hitting .295 with a .348 OBP in 105 ABs with the Bats (including a .312/.357 line in June). Add in his 3-4 night with 2 BB his numbers will look even better in the morning (probably around .305-.310 with an OBP around .360). He's another guy known as all glove no stick, but if he can hit for a decent average he could stick in the majors. Unlike Dickerson, Lopez has only struck out 11 times in 109 ABs with the Bats (yes I know that doesn't make you a good hitter), which probably means Krivsky loves him. Also, Lopez is barely 23 years old.

Not sure about Dickerson, but I hope you are right. With his size I still expect some power to show up. He may end up being Reggie Taylor who seems like he should be able to do anything on a ball field but simply doesn't. He can be a role player for cheap though.

Lopez may be the sleeper. This kid has had some OBP problems but has always been a little young for his level. He was good last year in AA but struggled in AAA. This year he develops in AAA. Maybe if Krivsky "loves him" as you say, he can come up and signal the end of the "Juan Castro era" in Cincy. Time for Juan to become a coach IMO. With Dent gone, maybe he's the guy to coach the infielders. I'd like to see Lopez up soon.

Reds Freak
07-04-2007, 11:46 AM
What else does Jeff Keppinger have to do to get a call to the bigs? A lot of folks bemoan dumping Harris for Keppinger but look at Jeff's stats this year: .373/.426/.475 with 21 BBs and only 13 Ks. Granted, he's never going to be a starter on this team, but I wouldn't mind seeing Jeff Keppinger given the chance to be the backup infielder the next few years. He's not going to give you any power off the bench but is a guy that can play all 3 positions and you can plug him in once every two weeks or so and not lose much. There's no reason for Castro to be on the team at this point, they need to see if Keppinger might be able to fill that role...

reds44
07-04-2007, 01:48 PM
Not sure about Dickerson, but I hope you are right. With his size I still expect some power to show up. He may end up being Reggie Taylor who seems like he should be able to do anything on a ball field but simply doesn't. He can be a role player for cheap though.

Lopez may be the sleeper. This kid has had some OBP problems but has always been a little young for his level. He was good last year in AA but struggled in AAA. This year he develops in AAA. Maybe if Krivsky "loves him" as you say, he can come up and signal the end of the "Juan Castro era" in Cincy. Time for Juan to become a coach IMO. With Dent gone, maybe he's the guy to coach the infielders. I'd like to see Lopez up soon.
Lopez line after last night: .312/.372/.394/.766

The thing that concerns me about him even though I love his line so far (albeit in only 109 ABs), is his home/raod splits.

Home: .397/.432/.485
Away: .171/.277/.244

Considering his past of not hitting, I'm afraid Louisville's park is inflating his numbers. Although, I don't think Louisville is some extreme hitters park so it could just be a coincidence. Either way, I hope he keeps hitting. When you consider his age, like you said, he could be a sleeper.

Dickerson's line sits at .249/.369/..422/.791

Mario-Rijo
07-05-2007, 12:15 PM
This is the guy that has caught my eye recently. He seems to look pretty solid.


Viola: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Have to keep an eye on him.

lo ryder
07-05-2007, 09:56 PM
For some reason, I don't think that's what Krivsky had in mind when he traded for him. Fact of the matter is, they should pitch like that every night in AAA.

I think Bray will be back with the Reds soon though. After his first shaky outing, he's been lights out. Majewski, on the other hand, I have given up on.

Maybe Krivsky was out of his mind when he traded for him or them!