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HBP
07-08-2007, 02:33 PM
Elizardo going for the Bats vs. Toledo (Espinosa is playing with his .520 OPS)
1 IP, 1 SO

BigRed07
07-08-2007, 02:45 PM
Dragons lead 1-0 on a Turner HR in the 1st. Travis Webb is on the bump for Dayton.

South Bend 2-1. Webb gives up a 2 run bomb in B1.

Dayton 2-2. Kainer hits his 1st HR of the year.

HBP
07-08-2007, 03:28 PM
Good game for Ramirez so far. 4 IP, 5 SO, 3 H, 1 HR, 1 BB

Joseph
07-08-2007, 03:36 PM
Does EZ deserve a shot at the bigs anytime soon? He wasn't great, but he wasn't atrocious aside from how Narron jerked him around last season

AmarilloRed
07-08-2007, 04:15 PM
He deserves consideration. He was invaluable to the Reds in the starting rotation last year, and was a major reason they were contending in the first half. He fell of a bit in the second half, but he could work in the back of the rotation.

dougdirt
07-08-2007, 04:15 PM
I have always been a fan of Ramirez. He is an ideal #4/5 guy. He wont eat you up a ton of innings, mainly because he is just a small dude. But he throws strikes.

I dont know if he is ready yet, he has been fairly short in his outtings. He probably is still building up arm strength.

BigRed07
07-08-2007, 04:18 PM
Dragons 5-5 thru 5.

dougdirt
07-08-2007, 04:22 PM
Jay Bruce will be batting 7th and playing RF for the US in the Futures Game.

Yes, arguably the best prospect in the minors will be hitting 7th.

OnBaseMachine
07-08-2007, 04:25 PM
Is Votto starting?

HBP
07-08-2007, 04:29 PM
Ramirez ended up giving up 3 ER in 5.1.
Janish 0-4
Medlock 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 SO

dougdirt
07-08-2007, 04:33 PM
Is Votto starting?

Havent seen the world line up yet.

dougdirt
07-08-2007, 04:36 PM
Votto is starting and hitting cleanup for the World Squad.

corkedbat
07-08-2007, 04:43 PM
nm

Degenerate39
07-08-2007, 05:09 PM
I'm hyped to see Votto and Bruce I haven't gotten to see them play yet.

Buckeye33
07-08-2007, 06:55 PM
I'm hyped to see Votto and Bruce I haven't gotten to see them play yet.

Well, neither one has disappointed.

Aronchis
07-08-2007, 08:00 PM
Travis Wood was pulled.............didn't seem to be of ineffectiveness, hopefully something minor.

OnBaseMachine
07-08-2007, 09:03 PM
Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with two singles and a HBP today as the GCL Reds lost 6-2. Mesoraco is hitting .333/.412/.367 through 34 plate appearances with three walks and only two strikeouts.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2007_07_08_rdsrok_pirrok_1

Aronchis
07-08-2007, 09:07 PM
Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with two singles and a HBP today as the GCL Reds lost 6-2. Mesoraco is hitting .333/.412/.367 through 34 plate appearances with three walks and only two strikeouts.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2007_07_08_rdsrok_pirrok_1

Mesoraco is better than Jay Bruce;)

OnBaseMachine
07-08-2007, 09:14 PM
Pedro Viola: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K as he continues his dominance of the FSL. He's now thrown 10.2 innings of scoreless baseball with 15 strikeouts since his promotion to the Sarasota Reds.

Travis Wood: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

reds44
07-08-2007, 10:40 PM
Recap

Louisville Won 4-3 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_08_tolaaa_louaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


Machado: 2-2, RBI, 2 BB, 2 R
Janish: 0-4
Dickerson: 1-3, R, 2 K
Hanigan: 0-3, K
Ramirez: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Medlock: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Santos: 1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Majewski: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K


Sarasota Lost 1-0 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_08_sarafa_lakafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


Griffin: 0-4
Valaika: 0-4, K (.050 A+ BA)
Symanski: 0-4, 3 K
Wood: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
Pauly: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Viola: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K


Dayton Lost 7-5 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_08_dayafx_souafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


Heisey: 1-5
Turner: 4-5, HR, 2B, RBI, R
Kainer: 2-4, HR, RBI, 2 R, K
Cozart: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K
Webb: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Tabor: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K


Billings Lost 13-1 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_08_bilrok_helrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


K. Jones: 1-4, 2B
Menchaca: 0-3, 2 K
Waring: 0-3, 2 K
McKennon: 1-3, 2B, R
Bowman; .1 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K


GCL Reds Lost 6-2 (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2007_07_08_rdsrok_pirrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb)


Reed: 1-5, K
Moreta: 0-2, BB, K
Soto: 0-4, K, R
Mesoraco: 2-3, R
Otterness: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Fiebeg: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB
Made 6 more errors: (E: Otterness (2, pickoff), Moreta 2 (5, fielding, throw), Mesoraco (2, throw), Sanchez (3, pickoff), Pullen (1, throw).]


-Lookouts DNP
-VSL Reds/Rays DNP
-Votto had a HR in the futures game
-Bruce tripled in the futures game
-Janish was called up to Louisville (for the time being) to replace Pedro Lopez

Benihana
07-09-2007, 12:03 AM
Wow, Valaika is really struggling. Maybe that's why they aren't promoting Turner? That's about the only reason I can think of...

reds44
07-09-2007, 12:06 AM
Wow, Valaika is really struggling. Maybe that's why they aren't promoting Turner? That's about the only reason I can think of...
He was in a funk in Dayton before even being promoted to Sarasota. I think it's just a combination of a slump, plus a new level. He'll adjust and snap out of it.

Patrick Bateman
07-09-2007, 12:07 AM
Wow, Valaika is really struggling. Maybe that's why they aren't promoting Turner? That's about the only reason I can think of...

I don't find it very surprising. Form what I can tell, he doesn't have a very good plate approach. Something that more advanced pitchers will take advantage of.

Aronchis
07-09-2007, 12:12 AM
Turner's numbers suggest he would be more successfull than the overvalued Valaika.

reds44
07-09-2007, 12:15 AM
Problem with Valaika is he's not overly fast, not really a power hitter, doesn't walk alot, and probably doesn't have the range to play SS at a high level.

He's just kind of a tweener who doesn't have a talent that sticks out at you. I don't know how much different Turner is either.

Grande Donkey
07-09-2007, 12:20 AM
Problem with Valaika is he's not overly fast, not really a power hitter, doesn't walk alot, and probably doesn't have the range to play SS at a high level.

He's just kind of a tweener who doesn't have a talent that sticks out at you. I don't know how much different Turner is either.
He sounds like Freddy Sanchez.

11larkin11
07-09-2007, 12:29 AM
Kind of like Dustin Pedroia, he just gets hits.

Orenda
07-09-2007, 11:02 AM
Problem with Valaika is he's not overly fast, not really a power hitter, doesn't walk alot, and probably doesn't have the range to play SS at a high level.

He's just kind of a tweener who doesn't have a talent that sticks out at you. I don't know how much different Turner is either.

sounds a tad like brendan harris, no? give it time, we will see

RedsManRick
07-09-2007, 01:58 PM
Kind of like Dustin Pedroia, he just gets hits.

Pedroia is hitting .310/.400/.450 at the major league level, with a 22/30 K/BB ratio at age 23. He was in AA in his first full professional year (age 22) and hit .324/.409/.508 with a 26/34 K/BB ratio. He destroyed A Ball.

Valaika is just a year younger and hit .324/.387/.520 with a 61/24 K/BB ratio in rookie ball. This year in A+, he hit .307/.353/.493 with 17 BB to 72 K in 300 AB. That low IsoOBP is sort of scary unless he's got Howie Kendrick type contact ability. Striking out that much in rookie ball after a 3 year college career is sort of unnerving as well. Based on the walk totals, it's not like he's simply working deep counts. I wonder what his BABIP looks like. The IsoSLG is quite nice from a middle infielder.

He is most definitely NOT like Dustin Pedroia though. Looks like more like a Brandon Phillips without the speed. Not a guy who profiles well at a corner position unless that power continues to grow.

11larkin11
07-09-2007, 02:02 PM
I just meant that he doesnt really have many, if any "tools", but he just continues to get hits.

Patrick Bateman
07-09-2007, 03:12 PM
I wonder what his BABIP looks like. The IsoSLG is quite nice from a middle infielder.


Here's a good website for this type of stuff:

http://firstinning.com/players/Chris-Valaika-a/