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BearcatShane
08-06-2007, 07:13 PM
Matt Maloney on the mound for Chattanooga.

BearcatShane
08-06-2007, 07:23 PM
1-2-3 first for Maloney with 2 K's. According to the Lookouts announcer he should have K'd the side but the ump completely missed the call.

Blue
08-06-2007, 07:24 PM
Maloney, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 2K

Blue
08-06-2007, 07:24 PM
Bah. I quit!

Screwball
08-06-2007, 07:29 PM
1-2-3 first for Maloney with 2 K's. According to the Lookouts announcer he should have K'd the side but the ump completely missed the call.

Are the announcers saying anything about Maloney's stuff on his breaking pitches? I remember reading that last time they were raving about his curve and slider.

And BTW, thanks for the updates BearcatShane (and everyone else who contributes as well). :thumbup:

Blue
08-06-2007, 07:32 PM
Well, the announcer said on one pitch that his fastball was 88 mph, and moved from off the plate to the corner.

CTA513
08-06-2007, 08:52 PM
Chattanooga is winning 4-3 in the 6th inning
Maloney: 6 Innings, 2 Hits (2 home runs), 3 Runs, 1 BB, 6 K
Rosales: 1 for 2 with a double, walk and 2 RBIs
Cumberland: 1 for 2 with a single
Dorn: 0 for 1 with 2 walks


Sarasota is tied 1-1 in the 7th inning
Jukich: 6 Innings, 2 Hits, 1 Run, 2 BB, 4 K
Valaika: 2 for 3 with a single and double


Dayton is winning 3-2 in the 6th inning
Smit: 5 Innings, 5 Hits, 1 Run (unearned), 2 BB, 5 K
Donaldson: 1 Inning, 1 Hit, 1 Run, 2 BB, 0 K
Turner: 2 for 3 with 2 singles
Parker:1 for 1 with a single and walk
Phipps: 1 for 2 with a 3-run home run

Chi-Town Red
08-06-2007, 08:55 PM
Maloney not to bad...i sure hope he progresses like we all hope

AmarilloRed
08-06-2007, 08:56 PM
I see good things ahead for Smit and Maloney

Az. Reds Fan
08-06-2007, 08:59 PM
One thing ya gotta give WK credit for is picking up three lefties with quite a bit of upside in Smit, Jukich and Maloney. All three have been pitching lights out since coming to the Reds.

It took Jukich a few starts, but he's now throwing great.

Caveat Emperor
08-06-2007, 09:14 PM
I see good things ahead for Smit and Maloney

Unless his fastball is much better than advertised, I see a guy that will probably struggle against better hitters in AAA.

BearcatShane
08-06-2007, 09:28 PM
Unless his fastball is much better than advertised, I see a guy that will probably struggle against better hitters in AAA.



IDK about that. From what I hear he has pretty good control and lefties typically don't throw very hard anyway.

BearcatShane
08-06-2007, 09:37 PM
Maloney's final line:


8 innings 3 hits 1 bb 9 K's 3 runs

uoduck1017
08-06-2007, 10:09 PM
19 K's in his first two starts for the Lookouts. Great job by Matt, hopefully he keeps it up.

indy_dave00
08-06-2007, 10:13 PM
Pretty nice 2 game stats for Matt Maloney . 1-1 15-1P, 9 HITS , 4 RUNS , only 2 WALKS and 19 STRIKEOUTS, 2.40 era

corkedbat
08-06-2007, 10:18 PM
I don't think Browning threw all that hard and he crafted a pretty decent career. Most lefties get by more on movement and location and a loose screw or two. Keeping BBs down may be as important as the strikeouts up for Maloney. A change-of-pace lefty ot two amongst harder throwers like Harang, Bailey and Cueto in a year or two, might not be a bad thing.

Blue
08-06-2007, 10:27 PM
He's giving up a home run about every 10 innings, which is a little high for AA. Still, 19 K and 2 BB in 15 IP says a lot.

corkedbat
08-06-2007, 10:38 PM
He's giving up a home run about every 10 innings, which is a little high for AA. Still, 19 K and 2 BB in 15 IP says a lot.

If a pitcher averages 6 or 7 innings a start, that's about one every other start. I can handle that if he doesn't walk many or allow many runners ahead of the moonshots. I recognize though that that number may rise a bit as he steps up to AAA and especially at the GAB.

Aronchis
08-06-2007, 10:39 PM
Maloney may or may not make it. With these guys, it depends on how well they pinpoint their control.

CTA513
08-06-2007, 11:14 PM
Sarasota won 13-7 after scoring 6 runs in the 12th inning.

Jukich: 6 Innings, 5 Hits, 5 Runs, 3 BB, 4 K
Medina: 1 Inning, 2 Hits, 2 Runs, 1 BB, 3 K
Gressick: 1 Inning, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 2 BB, 1 K
Tabor: 3 Innings, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BB, 3 K
Lutz: 1 Inning, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BB, 1 K

Szymanski: 3 for 6 with 2 singles, a grandslam, 1 walk and 6 RBIs
Valaika: 3 for 6 with 2 singles and a double
T. Gutierrez: 0 for 2 with 5 walks
DeJesus: 1 for 5 with a single and 2 walks (78 walks this season)
Strait: 2 for 7 with 2 doubles
Heisey: 1 for 5 with a homerun and 2 RBIs

Box Score: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2007_08_06_sarafa_jupafa_1

CTA513
08-06-2007, 11:19 PM
Billings Mustangs are winning 6-2 in the 7th

Del Rosario: 1 Inning, 2 Hits, 1 Run, 0 BB, 0 K
Valiquette: 4 Innings, 6 Hits, 1 Run, 0 BB, 2 K
Horst: 1 Inning, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BB, 3 K

Waring: 2 for 3 with a single and home run
Long: 2 for 3 with 2 singles and 1 RBI

CTA513
08-06-2007, 11:22 PM
GCL Reds lost 5-1

The GCL Reds only had 2 hits this game.

Rice: 6 Innings, 7 Hits, 4 Runs (3 Earned), 2 BB, 0 K
Marizan: 2 Innings, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BB, 2 K
Beal: 1 Inning, 0 Hits, 1 Run (unearned), 3 BB, 1 K

Oliveras: 1 for 3 with a double and walk
Mesoraco: 0 for 2 with 2 walks
Soto; 1 for 4 with a single
Cech: 0 for 2 with a walk and 1 RBI

Box Score: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2007_08_06_orirok_rdsrok_1

AmarilloRed
08-07-2007, 12:49 AM
Unless his fastball is much better than advertised, I see a guy that will probably struggle against better hitters in AAA.

He is a left-hander. There is a long tradition of crafty left-handers and I hope he is one. It would seem he has good control, and that will be important as he continues his minor league career. I will wait and see how he doe further down the line.

Mario-Rijo
08-07-2007, 12:58 AM
I don't think Browning threw all that hard and he crafted a pretty decent career. Most lefties get by more on movement and location and a loose screw or two. Keeping BBs down may be as important as the strikeouts up for Maloney. A change-of-pace lefty ot two amongst harder throwers like Harang, Bailey and Cueto in a year or two, might not be a bad thing.


That's a pretty decent comparison and if he can hit the corners consistently he could be similar. Except here's the problem

Browning was a Flyball pitcher in a bigger park where groundball pitchers were at a slight disadvantage with the turf.

Maloney would be a groundball pitcher who is giving up an awful lot of flyballs in a park where flyball pitchers can often be at an disadvantage.

The command will be almost the single biggest issue he may face. He can get away with averaging a HR a ball game assuming he isn't walking a lot of guys and isn't allowing many hits. So that future defense better be up to par as well.

Superdude
08-07-2007, 01:00 AM
It would seem he has good control, and that will be important as he continues his minor league career.

His walk rates really aren't all that great. He sure racks up the K's though for someone with supposedly modest stuff.