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OnBaseMachine
04-04-2008, 11:49 AM
-Louisville plays at 2:00 PM again today...big lefty Matt Maloney with start for Louisville.

-Chattanooga plays at 8:05...not sure who is starting that game.

-Sarasota plays at 7:05...lefty Alexander Smit is pitching.

-Dayton also plays at 7:05 with another lefty in Jamie Arneson starting.

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2008, 02:17 PM
Well, crap. Louisville has been postponed due to rain. They will play a doubleheader tomorrow.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 03:00 PM
Well thats a bummer, I was just getting ready to tune into the game.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 08:09 PM
I missed what happened before Chris Valaika doubled, but it drove someone in. Sarasota jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead.
*edit*
David Ross walked then Valaika doubled him in. Francisco struck out to end the inning.

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2008, 08:13 PM
I missed what happened before Chris Valaika doubled, but it drove someone in. Sarasota jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead.

Ross walked and scored on the Valaika double.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 08:22 PM
Drew Stubbs works a 6 pitch walk to lead off the second for Sarasota. He already has 3 walks.

Chris Heisey gets an infield single.

Wild pitch advances both runners.

Soto and Louswma both strike out looking, but Sean Henry hit a ground rule double to score them both.

Sarasota leading 3-0 in the middle of 2.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 08:39 PM
Bases loaded against Alexandre Smit with no outs.

Line drive out that scores the run on a sac fly. 3-1 Sarasota in the second, 1 out with 2 runners on.

A single scores another, 3-2 with runners still on here in the second.

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2008, 08:42 PM
Nice start to the season for Stubbs. A single and three walks in five plate appearances.

FIRELEFT
04-04-2008, 08:44 PM
Is anyone else have trouble with audio from Sarasota.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 08:44 PM
A double against Smit scores another and we now have a tie game. David Ross out to talk with Smit to try and calm him down. Liner out to Stubbs, but its another Sac fly. Miracle now leading 4-3.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 08:45 PM
Is anyone else have trouble with audio from Sarasota.

I had problems about 15 minutes ago, but no problems since then.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 08:47 PM
Valaika dives and makes a good stop but threw the ball away and another run scored, 5-3 Sarasota trails.

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2008, 08:47 PM
Waring singled and scored a run in the 2nd. 1-0 Dayton.

11larkin11
04-04-2008, 08:50 PM
Whats up with Waring and these singles so far? I expected him to have about 150 hits this year, 149 of them HRs with one double

OesterPoster
04-04-2008, 08:52 PM
Whats up with Waring and these singles so far? I expected him to have about 150 hits this year, 149 of them HRs with one double

He got the wrong memo about clogging bases.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 08:54 PM
Chris Valaika takes a walk in the third inning but is erased on a Francisco DP to end the inning.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 09:04 PM
Drew Stubbs tired of walking, pops up the first pitch he sees to lead off the 4th inning.

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2008, 09:24 PM
Chattanooga is in a rain delay.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 09:29 PM
Juan Francisco ends another inning with a double play, although this was on a hit and run and he lined out to CF. Chris Denove (pinch running for David Ross) was doubled up at first.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 09:38 PM
Chattanooga has been postponed.

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 09:48 PM
Drew Stubbs with a leadoff double in the 7th. Sarasota trailing 6-3.

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2008, 09:50 PM
Terrell Young come out of the bullpen and threw a scoreless inning for Dayton:

1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

dougdirt
04-04-2008, 10:01 PM
Brandon Waring finally (sarcasm) hits a HR. 2 run variety. Todd Frazier doubled prior and scored on the HR.

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2008, 10:42 PM
Brandon Waring is now 3-for-4 with two singles and a homerun (#1).

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2008, 10:45 PM
Sarasota lost 6-3.

Juan Francisco finished 1-for-4 with his 4th double in two games.

Drew Stubbs was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Aronchis
04-04-2008, 10:56 PM
Hopefully Terrell Young is the Pedro Viola of 2008.

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2008, 01:57 AM
Waring clubs a home run, but Dragons lose
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By Marc Katz

Staff Writer

Saturday, April 05, 2008

MIDLAND, Mich. Brandon Waring took up where Juan Francisco left off as the Dayton Dragons third baseman, although the team could use a few more like him.

Waring clubbed the first Dragons homer Friday night, April 4, just over the 375-foot sign in left center, in the team's second game of the Class A Midwest League season.

It just wasn't enough to prevent the Dragons from losing again, this time 5-4 as the Great Lakes Loons scored an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth in front of 2,873 at Dow Diamond.

"I wasn't sure I got all off it," said Waring, who hit a combined 47 in college and at rookie Billings, Mont., last season while Francisco, in high A at Sarasota, was hitting 25 for the Dragons. "It was cold, and your muscles don't want to move the right way when it's cold."

Waring, who appeared with the Dragons in the final game of the regular season last year, then played in all three playoff games, didn't hit a homer in any of them. He wasn't worried.

"It's early," Waring said. "It's only the second game of (this) season."

Dragons manager Donnie Scott figures he'll see a lot of Waring homers this summer.

"He's got a very smooth swing," Scott said, "and a great path to the ball."

Not only did Waring hit his two-run homer in the sixth when the Dragons were down 4-1, the team scored again for a tie on a Denis Phipps double. Great Lakes reached Dayton starter Jamie Arneson in only one of his four innings, scoring all four runs in the third on five hits.

In the bottom of the sixth, reliever Terrell Young walked two, and on a double steal, catcher Jason Bour's strong throw to third went into left field to score the winning run. That, and a few other situations, led Scott to briefly address the 0-2 team after the game.

"I told them right now, they're out there playing careful," Scott said. "I'm proud of the way we battled. But I feel they're trying not to make a mistake. They're trying to be too perfect. We need to get more confidence, to just play baseball."

http://www.daytondailynews.com/s/content/oh/story/sports/pro/dragons/2008/04/04/ddn040508spdragons.html