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OnBaseMachine
09-02-2007, 03:31 PM
Louisville plays later tonight. Matt Maloney is the scheduled starter.

Chattanooga is underway. Adam Rosales tripled in his first atbat for his 70th XBH this season.

11larkin11
09-02-2007, 03:32 PM
Is he tied with Bruce now?

OnBaseMachine
09-02-2007, 03:33 PM
Is he tied with Bruce now?

Bruce has 80 XBH.

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 03:55 PM
Sarasota is also playing.... but Milb.com is about as slow as can be right now and I can't get any of the pages to load. Last I saw they were up 3-1, but it was about 30 minutes ago.

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 03:56 PM
Also a note, The Pioneer League named its All-Star team and the Mustangs had 2 players named: Michael McKennon (DH) and Luis Montano (SP). Brandon Waring did not make the team.

The 3B AS was Jay Brossman who hit .345/.387/.481. Not quite the same as .304/.363/.612 I guess.....

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 04:01 PM
Sarasota is now tied 3-3 in the 7th inning.

11larkin11
09-02-2007, 04:08 PM
Once again, people are distracted by batting Average

kcjones
09-02-2007, 04:11 PM
Sarasota is now head 4-3 in the 8th.

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 04:48 PM
Homer Bailey will NOT be allowed to pitch for Sarasota in the playoffs due to his 'veteran' status, whatever that means. Probably has something to do with him being in the majors. He will stay in Sarasota to work and pitch though.

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 04:48 PM
Sarasota lost 5-4.

Degenerate39
09-02-2007, 06:14 PM
How many more games do the Bats have after today?

Blue
09-02-2007, 06:16 PM
1

GoReds33
09-02-2007, 07:13 PM
Homer Bailey will NOT be allowed to pitch for Sarasota in the playoffs due to his 'veteran' status, whatever that means. Probably has something to do with him being in the majors. He will stay in Sarasota to work and pitch though.Thats horrible. Why is he still down there then?:confused:

TOBTTReds
09-02-2007, 07:47 PM
Thats horrible. Why is he still down there then?:confused:

Because he has zero command over any pitch he throws???

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 07:48 PM
Jay Bruce not playing in Louisville again.

reds44
09-02-2007, 08:16 PM
Maloney: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Votto: 1-2
Coats: 1-2

mth123
09-02-2007, 08:18 PM
Singles for Votto, Herr and Machado. 1-0 Bats in the 4th

Edit: Votto reached on an error.

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 08:39 PM
Chattanooga won 10-8.

Box Score


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Henry CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .226
Anderson 2B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .248
Rosales 1B 5 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .279
Dorn DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 .311
Griffin LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .329
Cumberland RF 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .261
Cosme 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 .274
Perez C 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .269
Castro, J SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .280

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kelly, S 5.1 9 7 6 2 4 0 4.78
Till 0.2 2 1 1 2 0 0 3.56
Bohorquez (W,3) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.02
Viola (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.95

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 08:40 PM
Chris Dickerson hit a solo HR and is now 1-2 with a walk.

BearcatShane
09-02-2007, 08:44 PM
There has got to be a reason why Bruce is not playing on back to back days. Is he hurt? I don't think he's been in a slump of any kind, well he did make a couple outs over the week but still. Or maybe, just maybe, could he be on his way to Cincinnati?

mbgrayson
09-02-2007, 08:44 PM
Herr also homers, 3-0 Bats.

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 08:51 PM
I doubt Bruce is hurting, becuase CL Brown wrote an article on him for the Courier Journal today and he mentioned nothing of the sort, while having quotes from Jay about the possibility of getting a call up.

mbgrayson
09-02-2007, 08:54 PM
Maloney throws a scoreless 6th for the Bats. They said Saarloos is up in the bullpen, since pitcher bats 3rd in the bottom of the 6th.

What may be Maloney's final line today: 6 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 5 Ks, and 1 BB. He has a 3.18 ERA in AAA now.

BearcatShane
09-02-2007, 08:54 PM
I doubt Bruce is hurting, becuase CL Brown wrote an article on him for the Courier Journal today and he mentioned nothing of the sort, while having quotes from Jay about the possibility of getting a call up.



Ya, I guess it's possible the Buck Coats acqusition sent Bruce to the Bench...

BearcatShane
09-02-2007, 08:55 PM
Maloney throws a scoreless 6th for the Bats. They said Saarloos is up in the bullpen, since pitcher bats 3rd in the bottom of the 6th.

What may be Maloney's final line today: 6 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 5 Ks, and 1 BB. He has a 3.18 ERA in AAA now.



Call him up.

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 08:56 PM
Ya, I guess it's possible the Buck Coats acqusition sent Bruce to the Bench...

Not even the Reds are that dumb.... maybe yesterday was a scheduled day off and today he just isn't feeling well.

mbgrayson
09-02-2007, 09:09 PM
In Dayton, back to back to back HRs in the 2nd: Frazier (1, 2nd inning off Romero, 0 on, 0 out), Louwsma (7, 2nd inning off Romero, 0 on, 0 out), Phipps (9, 2nd inning off Romero, 0 on, 0 out).

BearcatShane
09-02-2007, 09:10 PM
Not even the Reds are that dumb.... maybe yesterday was a scheduled day off and today he just isn't feeling well.




Lol, I was being sarcastic.

Aronchis
09-02-2007, 09:11 PM
Homer's time in Sarasota almost seems like a 2nd spring training which gives us another indication of his rough summer. He is probably working out with alot of intensity hopefully and will be back in full gear soon. I would like to see him get some time with the Reds real late in the season to see if these thoughts are true.

I re-watched his start against the Cards, very impressive first inning. He gave up a run, but that was mostly bad luck. Threw a 94-97mph fastball consistantly and looked electric. But he lost it after that inning and his raw secondary stuff go exposed. Last year, it seemed he was holding onto that top speed longer before tiring.

OnBaseMachine
09-02-2007, 09:33 PM
Dayton is winning 8-2 in the 4th inning. The Dragons have hit five homers in only three innings - Louwsma hit one, Phipps one, Francisco hit #25, and Todd Frazier has hit two homers and driven in four runs.

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 09:34 PM
Frazier seems to be adjusting fine....

GoReds33
09-02-2007, 09:34 PM
Homer's time in Sarasota almost seems like a 2nd spring training which gives us another indication of his rough summer. He is probably working out with alot of intensity hopefully and will be back in full gear soon. I would like to see him get some time with the Reds real late in the season to see if these thoughts are true.

I re-watched his start against the Cards, very impressive first inning. He gave up a run, but that was mostly bad luck. Threw a 94-97mph fastball consistantly and looked electric. But he lost it after that inning and his raw secondary stuff go exposed. Last year, it seemed he was holding onto that top speed longer before tiring.I hope to see him back too. I don't know if we will though. The bickering about Bailey not having the mid to high nineties fastball was crap. When he pitched against Cleveland he was throwing 95 to 96 and 97 when he needed it. Granted its not 98 to 99 consistantly like we wanted but who cares?

OnBaseMachine
09-02-2007, 09:36 PM
Brandon Waring is 3-for-4 tonight with three singles.

Blue
09-02-2007, 09:37 PM
I think Maloney will be taking Phil Dumatrait's spot in the rotation next time around.

GoReds33
09-02-2007, 09:39 PM
Dayton is winning 8-2 in the 4th inning. The Dragons have hit five homers in only three innings - Louwsma hit one, Phipps one, Francisco hit #25, and Todd Frazier has hit two homers and driven in four runs.Francisco and Frazier are beasts. I love this clubs future.:cool:

dougdirt
09-02-2007, 09:40 PM
Brandon Waring is 3-for-4 tonight with three singles.

Probably mad that a singles hitter was named to the PL AS team over him, so he is changing his game tonight.

GoReds33
09-02-2007, 09:48 PM
Probably mad that a singles hitter was named to the PL AS team over him, so he is changing his game tonight.Yeah. I guess. That was horrible he didn't make it. He has been awesome this year.:)

ochoa30
09-02-2007, 09:59 PM
I just dont understand why bruce has sat 2 games in a row. Hopefully he is just sick because there could be no other good reason. I dont remember seeing an injury but who knows.

OnBaseMachine
09-02-2007, 10:57 PM
Juan Francisco is 3-for-3 with a double, single, walk, and his 25th HR.

Todd Frazier is 2-for-3 with 2 HR, 4 RBI, and a walk.

mound_patrol
09-02-2007, 11:02 PM
Thanks for the updates tonight OBM.

OnBaseMachine
09-02-2007, 11:14 PM
No problem. I love doing updates on the minor leagues, unfortunately the regular season ends tomorrow.

OnBaseMachine
09-02-2007, 11:25 PM
Billings actually has five regular season games remaining after looking it up. The Pioneer League HR record is 23. Brandon Waring has 20 with five game left. Can he break the record?

corkedbat
09-02-2007, 11:38 PM
Juan Francisco is 3-for-3 with a double, single, walk, and his 25th HR.

Todd Frazier is 2-for-3 with 2 HR, 4 RBI, and a walk.

Outside of Bruce and Votto, I thought our farm system looked pretty bleak. As much as I dislike their handling of things at the major league level, I really have to give kudos to the current and previos GMs (and their Minor league/player development personnel).

The turnaround has been pretty dramatic.

Mario-Rijo
09-02-2007, 11:53 PM
Juan Francisco is 3-for-3 with a double, single, walk, and his 25th HR.

Todd Frazier is 2-for-3 with 2 HR, 4 RBI, and a walk.

Nice to see Juan take a BB. And Frazier is looking like a very solid guy right now.

Mario-Rijo
09-02-2007, 11:55 PM
Billings actually has five regular season games remaining after looking it up. The Pioneer League HR record is 23. Brandon Waring has 20 with five game left. Can he break the record?

Normally I would say no but I think he can and will. :thumbup:

Cannot wait to see him and Frazier next year in Dayton assuming Todd stays there if for nothing else a short time frame to get his legs under him to start the season.

AmarilloRed
09-03-2007, 01:23 AM
I am not sure how serious any of you are about calling up Maloney in September. He is not on the 40 man roster, so it could be difficult. He has had only 3 starts at Louisville, but he has been impressive in those 3 starts. I would imagine the Reds will put him on the 40-man roster in the off-season, however, and he will get a chance to make the Reds in spring training.

GoReds33
09-03-2007, 01:26 AM
Normally I would say no but I think he can and will. :thumbup:

Cannot wait to see him and Frazier next year in Dayton assuming Todd stays there if for nothing else a short time frame to get his legs under him to start the season.I don't think Frazier will stay. He may spend a couple weeks there. Waring is a beast. I love getting excited about the future. It makes me so much less resistant of the past.:)

Blue
09-03-2007, 02:05 AM
I am not sure how serious any of you are about calling up Maloney in September. He is not on the 40 man roster, so it could be difficult. He has had only 3 starts at Louisville, but he has been impressive in those 3 starts. I would imagine the Reds will put him on the 40-man roster in the off-season, however, and he will get a chance to make the Reds in spring training.

I count 42 guys on the 40 man roster, with 3 on the 60-day DL, plus a few guys we could release or put through waivers. By my count there's at least 1 spot open, and the potential for several more.

dougdirt
09-03-2007, 02:12 AM
I count 42 guys on the 40 man roster, with 3 on the 60-day DL, plus a few guys we could release or put through waivers. By my count there's at least 1 spot open, and the potential for several more.

yes, but how many of those are needed to protect guys from the upcoming rule V draft? Something that we as fans don't always look at when wanting to make these moves. To be honest though, I don't know who all is eligible for the rule V with the changes in the rules this past year.

camisadelgolf
09-03-2007, 09:52 AM
I think these are the most likely guys to go on the 40-man roster to be protected from the Rule V draft (and obviously, a few of them have no chance):

Rick Asadoorian
Jeff Bannon
Dan Denham
Richie Gardner
Carlos Guevara
Ryan Hanigan
Aaron Herr
Steve Kelly
Anderson Machado
Ty Pelland
Miguel Perez

OnBaseMachine
09-03-2007, 10:55 AM
Check out the estimated distance on Chris Dickerson's homerun last night. I bolded that part.

Bats clinch second place with victory over Indians

By Josh Cook
Special to The Courier-Journal

The Louisville Bats might just be hitting their stride again.

The Bats beat the Indianapolis Indians 3-0 last night in front of 12,119 fans at Louisville Slugger Field. It was their third straight win and seventh in their past eight games.

The victory clinched second place in the International League's West Division for the Bats (73-70), who are three games above .500 for the first time since mid-July. Their season finale is today.

"We've probably hit our stride about four times this season," Louisville manager Rick Sweet said. "It's not first place, but I'm happy with that with all the changes we've had Our whole starting pitching staff is in the big leagues."

But the Bats didn't seem any worse for the wear last night. Three Louisville pitchers limited the Indians to five hits, including four singles.

Left-hander Matt Maloney gave up three of those hits and struck out five over six innings. Maloney got the win and is now 2-1 since joining the Bats after the parent Cincinnati Reds acquired him in a July 30 trade with the Philadelphia Phillies.

"Matt threw very well. I've been very impressed with him," Sweet said.

Sweet was also happy with the solo home runs of Chris Dickerson and Aaron Herr in the fifth inning that gave Maloney a nice cushion.

"Those were a couple of very good at-bats," Sweet said. "Dickerson's was probably a 10-pitch at-bat before he finally got one. (And) Herr, you don't see right-handers go on top of that deck (in right-center field) very often."

Herr, recent addition Buck Coats and Anderson Machado each had two hits to lead Louisville's nine-hit attack.

Machado knocked in the Bats' first run in the fourth. The inning started with Joey Votto reaching on an error by Indianapolis shortstop Brian Bixler. Herr followed with an infield single.

Then, after Coats and Luis Bolivar each flied out to the warning track in center field, Machado singled past the glove of diving second baseman Russ Johnson to score Votto.

Dickerson led off the fifth with a home run to right field off Indianapolis starter John Van Benschoten (10-7) that measured an estimated 448 feet. Then, with two out, Herr hit a home run into the Party Deck in right-center field. It was his 19th of the season.

Kirk Saarloos followed Maloney with two innings of relief, and Ricky Stone dispatched the Indians (70-72) in the ninth to earn his 16th save of the season.

"It's nice to be in second and finish up strong like we have," Sweet said.

The Bats end their season at 1:05 p.m. today. Probable starters are Louisville right-hander Elizardo Ramirez (3-3, 3.75 ERA) and Indianapolis righty Marty McLeary (5-7, 4.36).

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070903/SPORTS07/709030452/1002/SPORTS

KittyDuran
09-03-2007, 11:52 AM
Frazier seems to be adjusting fine....I was at the last three games and Todd is so new he only has a silhouette with his name and number on the screen when he comes to bat.

BTW... Good lookin' kid! :)

Prf15
09-03-2007, 12:54 PM
I think these are the most likely guys to go on the 40-man roster to be protected from the Rule V draft (and obviously, a few of them have no chance):

Rick Asadoorian
Jeff Bannon
Dan Denham
Richie Gardner
Carlos Guevara
Ryan Hanigan
Aaron Herr
Steve Kelly
Anderson Machado
Ty Pelland
Miguel Perez

Hopefully they put Asadoorian, Guevara, Pelland, and Perez on it, the rest I can live with being in danger of going to a new team.