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OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 07:00 PM
Dayton is off.

Louisville (Justin Lehr), Chattanooga (Sam Lecure), and Sarasota (Jordan Smith) are about to get underway.

Redman15
04-24-2008, 07:18 PM
2-0 Sarasota. Turner doubles, Valaika singles RBI, Stubby doubles RBI. 1st rd draft pick Joe Savery (Rice Uni) is pitching for Clearwater.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 07:19 PM
After he doubled, Stubbs stole 3rd base. He's now 10-for-10 in the stolen base department.

SMcGavin
04-24-2008, 07:26 PM
He's now 10-for-10 in the stolen base department.

So this is pretty good evidence that Doug was right about turf toe being a legit problem last year, right?

Redman15
04-24-2008, 07:27 PM
How many times has Stubby swiped 3rd?

dougdirt
04-24-2008, 07:30 PM
So this is pretty good evidence that Doug was right about turf toe being a legit problem last year, right?

Nah. I was making that up.;)

dougdirt
04-24-2008, 07:32 PM
Chris Dickerson is really good defensively. Seriously.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 07:32 PM
Smith: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 07:33 PM
Chris Dickerson is really good defensively. Seriously.

I have always held out hope that he would learn to hit and develop into a Curtis Granderson type of player, but that doesn't appear likely. Still, he could be one heck of a 4th or 5th outfielder.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 07:49 PM
3-0 Sarasota bottom 3.

Heisey: 1-for-2
Turner: 1-for-2 double
Valaika: 2-for-2 2 RBI
Francisco: 0-for-2
Stubbs: 1-for-2 double, SB

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 07:53 PM
Bruce just singled on a 3-2 pitch. He's 1-for-2.

Screwball
04-24-2008, 07:56 PM
Bruce just singled on a 3-2 pitch. He's 1-for-2.

And he wastes a perfectly good chance to walk. ;)

Grande Donkey
04-24-2008, 07:58 PM
And he wastes a perfectly good chance to walk. ;)Yep. Should have fouled it off to wait on ball 4.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 08:03 PM
Lehr: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Dickerson: 1-for-2
Bruce: 1-for-2 SB (6-for-6 in SB)
Rosales: 0-for-0 HBP, walk

Redman15
04-24-2008, 08:06 PM
3-3 in Clearwater. Smith 1 ER. Francisco error leads to 2 un-earned runs.:eek:

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 08:25 PM
Lecure: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 08:29 PM
And he wastes a perfectly good chance to walk. ;)

:D

Bruce got ahead 3-1 in his first atbat and took a called strike before striking out on 3-2. Next atbat he also went 3-2 and singled.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 08:40 PM
Louisville is in a rain delay with two outs in the bottom of the 5th inning.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 08:42 PM
Chattanooga is tied 1-1 in the 6th.

Cumberland: 1-for-2
Gutierrez: 1-for-2

Lecure: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K...gave up a solo HR to the pitcher.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 08:51 PM
Stubbs doubles again and also steals 3rd base again.

Sarasota trails 4-3 after 6.

Heisey: 1-for-3
Turner: 1-for-3 double
Valaika: 2-for-3 2 RBI
Francisco: 0-for-3
Stubbs: 2-for-3 two doubles, 2 SB

Tommyjohn25
04-24-2008, 08:58 PM
Stubbs doubles again and also steals 3rd base again.

Sarasota trails 4-3 after 6.

Heisey: 1-for-3
Turner: 1-for-3 double
Valaika: 2-for-3 2 RBI
Francisco: 0-for-3
Stubbs: 2-for-3 two doubles, 2 SB

Stubbs is becoming interesting.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 09:39 PM
Jay Bruce hit a solo HR (#4) vs a LHP on a 1-1 pitch in his third atbat. He's 2-for-3 with a HR.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 09:41 PM
6-4 Sarasota after 8.

Heisey: 2-for-5
Turner: 1-for-3 double, walk
Valaika: 3-for-4 3 RBI
Francisco: 0-for-3 HBP
Stubbs: 3-for-4 two doubles, 2 SB

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 09:44 PM
Bruce just doubled on a 3-1 pitch. He's been in three 3 ball counts tonight. See, he constantly works the count deep but he puts the ball in play. That's why I'm not worried about his lacks of walks.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 09:49 PM
Cody Strait hits a walkoff homerun as Chattanooga wins 3-2.

Cumberland: 2-for-4
Gutierrez: 1-for-3
Strait: 1-for-3 walkoff HR

Lecure: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K

RedLegsToday
04-24-2008, 09:50 PM
why is Bill Bray still in Louisville?

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 09:51 PM
6-0 Louisville in the 8th.

Dickerson: 1-for-4
Bruce: 3-for-4 double, HR, SB
Rosales: 2-for-2 double, HBP, walk

Lehr: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

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

11larkin11
04-24-2008, 09:53 PM
Wow, nice to see the first round picks work their magic tonight. Glad I never gave up on Stubbs. The thing you still have to remember now, is that this guy is now hitting around .340 if my calculations are right and OPSing over .900in a pitchers league. Really, his ability to take a walk, defense, and speed have never been questioned, only his hitting, which he is showing right now he can do. I'm just afraid when he gets here he'll have to hit leadoff.

11larkin11
04-24-2008, 09:56 PM
Are Dorn and Perales still hurt?

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 09:59 PM
Are Dorn and Perales still hurt?

I believe so.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 10:07 PM
Bray: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 10:09 PM
Sarasota wins 6-4.

Heisey: 2-for-5
Turner: 2-for-4 double, walk
Valaika: 4-for-5 3 RBI
Francisco: 0-for-4 HBP
Stubbs: 3-for-5 two doubles, 2 SB

Smith: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Ondrusek: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Watson: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

reds44
04-24-2008, 10:15 PM
Bray: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
And Todd Coffey has a job, why?

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 10:15 PM
Bruce is now OPSing .950 after tonight.

Tommyjohn25
04-24-2008, 10:21 PM
Bruce: 3-for-4 double, HR, SB



Nah, the Reds can't use this guy right now at all.

HBP
04-24-2008, 10:22 PM
I'm just afraid when he gets here he'll have to hit leadoff.

Well yeah...he runs fast ;)

Seriously though, if he keeps the OBP up and continues to progress as a hitter, there's no reason he shouldn't be able to handle it.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2008, 11:09 PM
Louisville wins 6-4.

Dickerson: 1-for-5
Bruce: 3-for-4 double, HR, SB
Rosales: 2-for-2 double, HBP, walk
Phillips: 2-for-3 two doubles, walk
Barker: 2-for-3 walk, 2 RBI

Lehr: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Bray: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Brower allowed fours runs in the 9th and allowed the tying runs to reach base before being replaced by Gary Majewski with two outs. Majewski walks the first to load the bases but then gets a groundout to end the game.

Bray's updated stats:

8.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 14 K, 1.04 ERA

KoryMac5
04-25-2008, 12:00 AM
Based on some good results we have seen from the farm, and some not so good results we have seen from the big club. I would expect some changes to happen when the Reds get back home. Bray and Bruce should start packing. One guy to keep an eye on is Lehr, I keep waiting for him to get lit up but he has been a nice find.

Cedric
04-25-2008, 12:12 AM
Stubbs had struck out 24 times in 74 at bats. How we lookin? Good, but some major improvement left obviously.

OnBaseMachine
04-25-2008, 01:29 AM
Chattanooga: Strait’s shot gives Lookouts 4 straight

By: David Paschall
(Contact)

The Carolina Mudcats entered Thursday night’s series opener at AT&T Field with the best record in the Southern League, but they’re not as hot as the Chattanooga Lookouts.

The Lookouts defeated the Mudcats 3-2 for their fourth consecutive victory and their third straight by one run. Left fielder Cody Strait became the latest hero with a walk-off home run to left-center field.

“I’ve never had a walk-off home run in my life,” Strait said. “That’s my dream right there and my biggest highlight by far.”

Chattanooga (12-9) pulled within three games of Carolina (15-6) before a season-high crowd of 5,893.

Strait went to the plate with the Lookouts trailing 2-1 and facing Mudcats closer Todd Doolittle, who in nine appearances had yet to allow a run. He was hoping to get Mike Griffin home from second base, but Doolittle did that with a wild pitch that ricocheted against the Lookouts dugout.

After fouling off two 3-2 pitches, Strait produced the game-winner.

His blast overshadowed the pitching duel between Carolina’s Chris Volstad and Chattanooga’s Sam LeCure. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound Volstad, rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect in the Florida Marlins organization, allowed two hits and one run while striking out six batters in seven innings.

Volstad also recorded his first professional homer with a fifth-inning blast off the scoreboard in left that tied the game 1-1.

“That kid is the best I’ve seen, without a doubt, this year,” Lookouts manager Mike Goff said. “He is pitching in the wrong league right now, but Sam matched him pitch for pitch and gave us exactly what we needed.”

LeCure allowed one run on four hits and struck out five.

Carolina broke the tie in the eighth off Lookouts reliever Derrik Lutz when John Raynor’s triple to left-center scored Lorenzo Scott, but Lutz retired the next three Mudcats to leave Raynor stranded.

“That was huge,” Goff said. “This was a momentum builder, and we’ve had several on this homestand.”

Tonight’s 7:15 matchup may provide another showdown, with Daryl Thompson (2-0, 0.76 ERA) scheduled for the Lookouts and Ryan Tucker (1-1, 1.64) for the Mudcats. Tucker is the No. 4 prospect in Florida’s organization.

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2008/apr/25/chattanooga-straits-shot-gives-lookouts-4-straight/

Screwball
04-25-2008, 02:53 AM
Great stuff as always, OBM.

Newman4
04-25-2008, 03:40 AM
“That kid is the best I’ve seen, without a doubt, this year,” Lookouts manager Mike Goff said.

Tonight’s 7:15 matchup may provide another showdown, with Daryl Thompson (2-0, 0.76 ERA) scheduled for the Lookouts /[/url]

Hmm, Daryl's not too shabby either, skip. Pretty strong words, kid must be good.

membengal
04-25-2008, 08:42 AM
Nice to see LeCure looking more solid this year. I still think he can be a factor in a major league rotation, but he had to get his control dealt with. So far some improvements this year.

As for Stubbs, I am thrilled with what he is doing in a pitcher's league this year, and expect to see him in AA by July. And, no matter what he does or how solid/good he is, at least 15 people will ***** about it, I am sure.

OnBaseMachine
04-25-2008, 11:11 AM
Great stuff as always, OBM.

Thanks. And great avatar btw. ;)

Sea Ray
04-25-2008, 11:20 AM
And Todd Coffey has a job, why?

I think a better question is why are Majewski and Brower still in our organization clogging up the minors? What purpose do they serve?

Matt700wlw
04-25-2008, 02:52 PM
So for the second time in less than 2 weeks, Jay Bruce is one hit short of the cycle...


....and Corey Patterson is playing CF for the Reds.

camisadelgolf
04-26-2008, 02:19 AM
I think a better question is why are Majewski and Brower still in our organization clogging up the minors? What purpose do they serve?

I believe, as well do many others, that hanging on to Majewski is just a matter of clinging to the small hope that he could rebound. As for Brower, I think he's still around because Dusty Baker is.