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OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 07:37 PM
All four teams play at 7:00.

Scheduled starters:

Louisville - TBA
Chattanooga - James Avery
Sarasota - Daniel Guerrero
Dayton - Matt Klinker

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 07:38 PM
Dayton was postponed earlier today.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 07:45 PM
Well that sucks. That's the only way Todd Frazier and Brandon Waring can be stopped. ;)

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 07:49 PM
Looking at the radar, I'd say Chattanooga gets postponed also.

Tommyjohn25
04-11-2008, 08:00 PM
I attended the Dragons game last night. Frazier had a bad night at the plate until his final at bat, when he laced an opposite field double. I'm not sure who the starting pitcher was last night, never heard of him. Maybe someone here could help me out with that. He looked pretty good,

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 08:11 PM
The Bats game is not loading at all for the video. I am not overly happy about that, as its supposed to be on. The audio however is working. TJ25, Luis Montano was the Dragons starter last night. What impressed you with him? Always love in person details about a player.

Redman15
04-11-2008, 08:16 PM
Francisco hits a bomb in the 1st. 2-0 Reds

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 08:16 PM
Valaika walks and Francisco follows with a 2-run HR (#2).

He's got 9 XBH in 36 atbats (7 doubles, 2 homers).

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 08:19 PM
Bats are currently being delayed, which is probably why my video feed won't load.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 08:21 PM
Bats are currently being delayed, which is probably why my video feed won't load.

Boxscore says it being delayed due to some sort of ceremony.

Aronchis
04-11-2008, 08:26 PM
For all the hype on Stubbs, the guy simply isn't impressive. He can't hit to opposite field and his bat speed is slow. Maybe we can merge Francisco and Stubbs to create the super-player: Stubcisco.

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 08:26 PM
Boxscore says it being delayed due to some sort of ceremony.

It is opening night in Louisville, so maybe the celebration went a little long.

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 08:28 PM
For all the hype on Stubbs, the guy simply isn't impressive. He can't hit to opposite field and his bat speed is slow. Maybe we can merge Francisco and Stubbs to create the super-player: Stubcisco.

Very misguided post. Stubbs last year hit 56 balls into left field, 61 into center and 62 into right. As for his bat speed, I am going to disagree with that one.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 08:36 PM
Chattanooga is in a rain delay.

SarasotaFan
04-11-2008, 08:45 PM
wonder if Hansack came out hurt....

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 08:47 PM
Chris Dickerson 2-run triple. 5-0 Louisville in the first.

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 08:47 PM
That must have happened when I ran off to the bathroom. The Bats video looks fine, but the audio is not working at all, so there is no talk.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 08:47 PM
wrong thread

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 08:49 PM
wrong thread

slacker. :D

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 09:04 PM
5-3 Louisville.

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 09:06 PM
Jay Bruce just absolutely murdered a baseball for a HR.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 09:07 PM
Bruce!

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 09:09 PM
Things are ugly down in Sarasota where Daniel Guerrero has allowe 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk in 2 innings.

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 09:15 PM
Make that 10 runs in 2.2 innings for Guerrero before the exit.

Benihana
04-11-2008, 09:29 PM
Sheesh!

OSURedLeg
04-11-2008, 09:54 PM
For all the hype on Stubbs, the guy simply isn't impressive. He can't hit to opposite field and his bat speed is slow. Maybe we can merge Francisco and Stubbs to create the super-player: Stubcisco.

Although I have to say I feel Stubbs is going to bust, my impression of him is that his bat speed isn't necessarily slow, it's just that he often tends to lengthen his swing too much. Hopefully this is the case, as the latter is the one thing that can be fixed with experience.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 10:02 PM
Sarasota trails 11-4 in the 6th.

Valaika: 0-2 walk
Francisco: 2-3 homerun (#2), 2 RBI
Stubbs: 1-3

Aronchis
04-11-2008, 10:06 PM
Although I have to say I feel Stubbs is going to bust, my impression of him is that his bat speed isn't necessarily slow, it's just that he often tends to lengthen his swing too much. Hopefully this is the case, as the latter is the one thing that can be fixed with experience.

Hopefully. But at 23, time is running out. Now or never for Stubbs.

Bruce just got owned by Kolb. While I will be in the minority, Jay has been disappointing so far this year. Just a hacking machine.

reds44
04-11-2008, 10:39 PM
Jerry Hairston Jr. is hitting .467 at AAA. I'd like to see him called up for Castro or Freel.

reds44
04-11-2008, 10:44 PM
Bray: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 10:58 PM
Sarasota lost 11-4.



Sarasota
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Henry LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .270
Turner 2B 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .353
Valaika SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .359
Francisco 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 .385
Stubbs CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .281
Heisey RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294
Louwsma 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .343
Kainer DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .071
Rodriguez C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176
Guerrero P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
DeJesus, Mis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Medina P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

BATTING
2B: Henry (2, Aceves, A).
HR: Francisco (2, 1st inning off Aceves, A, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Henry 2; Turner 3; Francisco 5; Stubbs 2; Heisey; Kainer; Rodriguez.
RBI: Francisco 2 (9), Turner (1), Henry (5).
2-out RBI: Francisco 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valaika 2; Kainer.
GIDP: Louwsma.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Henry (2, throw), Valaika (3, fielding).
DP: (Francisco-Turner-Louwsma).

Sarasota
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guerrero (L, 0-1) 2.2 10 10 10 1 2 3 18.41
DeJesus, Mis 3.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.26
Medina 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 8.31

WP: DeJesus, Mis 2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Guerrero 1-5, DeJesus, Mis 3-6, Medina 4-1, Aceves, A 6-5, Henn 1-1, Valdez 1-3.
Batters faced: Guerrero 19, DeJesus, Mis 12, Medina 9, Aceves, A 26, Henn 4, Valdez 9.
EjectionsSarasota Reds Manager Joe Ayrault ejected by HP umpire Travis Carlson. (2nd).

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 11:01 PM
Chattanooga is tied at 1 through 4 innings.

cincyinco
04-11-2008, 11:15 PM
Really liking what Francisco and Stubbs are doing in a pitchers league so far. Keep it up.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 11:23 PM
Carlos Fisher struckout both batters he faced after coming in in the 5th inning. He's yet to allow an ER in 3.2 innings.

LouisvilleCARDS
04-11-2008, 11:27 PM
Bray doing well in recovery it looks like. If you're gonig to send him up though, who do you send down in his place - Todd Coffey maybe? Most of the bullpen has been pretty darn solid.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 11:29 PM
Fisher: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Benihana
04-11-2008, 11:37 PM
Sarasota is really the fun minor league team to watch this year, especially once Frazier joins them. Stubbs, Francisco, Valaika, Turner, Wood, Watson, and soon hopefully Frazier.

Surprisingly, Chattanooga is the team that bores me, with the exception of Daryl Thompson.

Benihana
04-11-2008, 11:38 PM
Bray doing well in recovery it looks like. If you're gonig to send him up though, who do you send down in his place - Todd Coffey maybe? Most of the bullpen has been pretty darn solid.

Weathers? :rolleyes:

dougdirt
04-11-2008, 11:43 PM
Sounds like Fisher is working in the low 90s... heard a bunch of 91 MPH's so far.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2008, 11:50 PM
Fisher: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2008, 12:14 AM
Fisher's updated season stats:

5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

dougdirt
04-12-2008, 12:33 AM
Fisher's updated season stats:

5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

hmm, is that good? :cool:

SteelSD
04-12-2008, 01:15 AM
Really liking what Francisco and Stubbs are doing in a pitchers league so far. Keep it up.

Coming into today:

Francisco: .367 BA/.367 OBP/.667 SLG
Stubbs: .217 BA/.379 OBP/.304 SLG

Hopefully, Francisco can eventually smell a Walk and Stubbs can grab some extra-base hits.

Kc61
04-12-2008, 02:38 AM
Coming into today:

Francisco: .367 BA/.367 OBP/.667 SLG
Stubbs: .217 BA/.379 OBP/.304 SLG

Hopefully, Francisco can eventually smell a Walk and Stubbs can grab some extra-base hits.

I have zero worries about Francisco's walks. Soon he'll have the opportunity to draw plenty of them -- when opposing pitchers realize that he is to be feared as a hitter. His prolific power bat is particularly impressive since he is a 20-year old in High-A ball, where the average player is probably around 23.

This kid may not become an OBP king, and given his raw defense and lack of plate discipline he will probably develop gradually. But I think he is a top Reds minor leaguer right now, behind Bruce, Bailey, Frazier and -- I think nobody else.

It would be interesting soon to look at Francisco's numbers since the middle of last season when he exploded at Dayton.

Only problem is Francisco hits lefty. Still one more.

icehole3
04-12-2008, 08:49 AM
Sarasota is really the fun minor league team to watch this year, especially once Frazier joins them. Stubbs, Francisco, Valaika, Turner, Wood, Watson, and soon hopefully Frazier.

Surprisingly, Chattanooga is the team that bores me, with the exception of Daryl Thompson.

I agree, my guy Turner is quietly tearing it up down there, Im very happy about that.

Tommyjohn25
04-12-2008, 11:16 AM
TJ25, Luis Montano was the Dragons starter last night. What impressed you with him? Always love in person details about a player.

Hey Doug, sorry about the slow response. Regarding Montano (thanks for clearing that up for me btw), I saw a few things I liked. The radar gun wasn't working so I have no idea how hard he was bringing it, though if I had to guess I'd say around 90-92. His breaking stuff looked pretty darn good, and he seemed to have good command of it, especially as the game went on. He also seemed to possess great poise, the Dragons defense was like a circus act the first couple of innings and Montano just continued to go about his business, he looked very confident. I don't know if he'll ever amount to anything, but he was very good on this night. Keeping hitters off balance and nipping the corners, only allowing one unearned run in 6(?) innings.

SMcGavin
04-12-2008, 12:01 PM
Bray doing well in recovery it looks like. If you're gonig to send him up though, who do you send down in his place - Todd Coffey maybe? Most of the bullpen has been pretty darn solid.

It doesn't much matter, as I think Bray is the second best reliever on the Reds behind Cordero. Any one of Coffey, Lincoln, Mercker should be in Louisville to make room for Bray (and not because I have a problem with what any of those guys have done). I have a feeling though that we will have to wait until somebody in the pen starts to implode, and then Bray will get his shot.

camisadelgolf
04-12-2008, 12:48 PM
For all the hype on Stubbs, the guy simply isn't impressive. He can't hit to opposite field and his bat speed is slow. Maybe we can merge Francisco and Stubbs to create the super-player: Stubcisco.

Bat speed and bat control are two different things. You could easily make an argument for Stubbs not having the latter, but what's your argument for Stubbs not having the former?