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OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 12:51 PM
Louisville 2:00 - RHP Justin Lehr.

Chattanooga 2:05 - LHP Ben Jukich

Sarasota 1:05 - LHP Travis Wood

Dayton 2:00 - RHP Scott Carroll

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 01:24 PM
Valaika singles in his first atbat.

Wood threw a scoreless first inning.

BigRed07
05-04-2008, 01:30 PM
Kainer and Louswma single 1-0 Sarasota B2.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 01:36 PM
Wood: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Edd Roush
05-04-2008, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the updates guys.

BigRed07
05-04-2008, 01:53 PM
Stubby is struggling right now. 0 for his last 16 ab's. 1-0 Reds B4

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 01:59 PM
Wood: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 02:09 PM
Wood: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

BigRed07
05-04-2008, 02:18 PM
Jay Bruce is getting the day off today.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 02:23 PM
Jay Bruce is getting the day off today.

He needed one, he's been in a bad slump lately.

BigRed07
05-04-2008, 02:23 PM
The slump is over, Stubbs with a lead off double in the 7th.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 02:25 PM
Wood: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 02:28 PM
BTW Chris Valaika has a 13-game hitting streak after his first inning single.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 03:26 PM
Sarasota won 2-1.

Valaika: 1-for-4 single...13-game hitting streak
Stubbs: 1-for-4 double

Wood: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 03:30 PM
2-0 Dayton in the 7th.

Justin Reed is 1-for-2 with a solo HR (#1).

Carroll: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K

roborobj
05-04-2008, 04:03 PM
Chattanooga is ahead 5-1
:beerme:

Grande Donkey
05-04-2008, 04:12 PM
Jukich is having a hell of a game. IP 6.0, H 5, ER 1, Walks 2, SO 4.

HBP
05-04-2008, 04:46 PM
Wood: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

If Wood can put up these numbers in Chatt later this year, I put him ahead of Thompson as the minors #2 SP.

fearofpopvol1
05-04-2008, 05:43 PM
If Wood can put up these numbers in Chatt later this year, I put him ahead of Thompson as the minors #2 SP.

Why? Thompson is succeeding (convincingly) at a higher level and with better stats than Wood.

Edd Roush
05-04-2008, 05:46 PM
2-0 Dayton in the 7th.

Justin Reed is 1-for-2 with a solo HR (#1).

Carroll: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K

I'm glad to see Carroll have a good start. If he can learn some control, he could be a decent pitcher.

*BaseClogger*
05-04-2008, 05:47 PM
Why? Thompson is succeeding (convincingly) at a higher level and with better stats than Wood.

He said IF Wood put up Thompson-like stats at Chattanooga. I imagine it has something to do with "scouts"...

Aronchis
05-04-2008, 06:16 PM
Would be nice for the Reds bp prospects to get it together. Their k/9 is pretty good so I suspect it is probably locational problems early in the year. It will be interesting as the season progresses if they get rushed up to the majors later on in the season so they can take their lumps.

fearofpopvol1
05-04-2008, 06:47 PM
He said IF Wood put up Thompson-like stats at Chattanooga. I imagine it has something to do with "scouts"...

Are you sure about that? He said "these numbers," referring to Wood's. Those numbers today were good, but they haven't been that way all year (far fewer strikeouts too).

Yeah, Wood could put up those kind of numbers in AA, but the odds are stacked against him. Outside of Bailey, I'd venture to say it's been quite some time since a Reds pitchers has compiled the kind of numbers Thompson has right now.

Basically, I think it's very unlikely that Wood will post similar numbers to Thompson.

Grande Donkey
05-04-2008, 07:41 PM
Also I noticed that Frazier was at 3B today.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 07:48 PM
Chattanooga won 10-4.

Cumberland: 2-for-5 homerun (#5), 3 RBI
Henry: 2-for-5 two RBI

Jukich: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Tabor: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K...4.1 scoreless innings with 5 K's since promotion to Chattanooga. He could be another bullpen sleeper, especially as a lefty.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 07:52 PM
Louisville lost 5-4 in 11 innings.

Bruce: 0-for-0 walk
Rosales: 2-for-5 triple, homerun (#1)

Lehr: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Herrera: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K...7 scoreless innings with 5 hits allowed and 0 BB/7 K since promotion to Louisville.

Grande Donkey
05-04-2008, 07:54 PM
Herrera = Teh awesomeness

Good to see Rosales have a good day. Even better to see Bruce have a walk.

mary
05-04-2008, 08:41 PM
Good to see Rosales' bat coming alive. He does get his share of walks

dougdirt
05-04-2008, 08:42 PM
Good to see Rosales' bat coming alive. He does get his share of walks

He gets his share of hits usually as well. By the end of the month, I figure no one remembers his April was bad.

HBP
05-04-2008, 09:26 PM
Are you sure about that? He said "these numbers," referring to Wood's. Those numbers today were good, but they haven't been that way all year (far fewer strikeouts too).

Yeah, Wood could put up those kind of numbers in AA, but the odds are stacked against him. Outside of Bailey, I'd venture to say it's been quite some time since a Reds pitchers has compiled the kind of numbers Thompson has right now.

Basically, I think it's very unlikely that Wood will post similar numbers to Thompson.

Yes I meant "if" he put up numbers similar to how he's pitching in Sarasota. I don't see why you think it's unlikely Wood could do that. Remember, he's a second round draft pick with the systems best change up with a decent fastball.

Concerning Thompson's stats, they're great, but there's been plenty of pitchers recently with just as impressive numbers. Cueto last year, Bailey in '06. Wood had ridiculous number in '05. IMO, I just think that Wood has a higher ceiling than Thompson and will end up the better pitcher.

Screwball
05-04-2008, 09:42 PM
Saberscouting.com did a little piece on Travis Wood, and they don't seem too impressed with him (granted it was based on just one game). Here's what they had to say:



Wood sat at 86 mph for the game with good sink on his fastball. His go-to pitch was a 72-73 mph changeup that flashed plus at was at least average every time he threw it, which was very often. His third pitch was a loopy curve at 70 with good depth that flashed average, but lacked bite, and was also thrown at a slightly higher arm angle at times and was easy to spot. Wood’s command was fringy as he had no choice but to throw the changeup very frequently, but it was good enough that FSL hitters still had trouble squaring it up. He has a maxed-out smallish frame, similar to Greg Maddux, and hides the ball well in the back of his delivery. His big league prospects, based on this look, are limited to a #5 starter if his command plays at higher levels, but more likely as a high-minors pitchability starter and extra big league arm.


Link (http://www.saberscouting.com/2008/05/01/news-notes-the-last-week-pt1/#more-166)

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2008, 09:48 PM
From the date of the article, it looks like they caught him during his rough outing last week. IMO it's pretty dumb to judge his ceiling after only seeing him one time. His fastball is usually anywhere from 89-92 and his change is considered to be among the best in the minors.

fearofpopvol1
05-04-2008, 10:38 PM
Yes I meant "if" he put up numbers similar to how he's pitching in Sarasota. I don't see why you think it's unlikely Wood could do that. Remember, he's a second round draft pick with the systems best change up with a decent fastball.

Concerning Thompson's stats, they're great, but there's been plenty of pitchers recently with just as impressive numbers. Cueto last year, Bailey in '06. Wood had ridiculous number in '05. IMO, I just think that Wood has a higher ceiling than Thompson and will end up the better pitcher.

Plenty of pitchers with the kind of stats Thompson is putting up? In AA? And in the Reds system? I don't think so. Bailey did and while Cueto's numbers were very good, they were not this good through the 1st 37 innings. That's not to say that I think Thompson will be better than Cueto, but rather, Thompson's numbers at AA are freakishly good. I think Wood could put up solid numbers, but I don't see him putting up the kind of numbers Thompson has.

Also, just because Wood was a 2nd round pick doesn't mean he's going to be great. There have been plenty of 2nd round busts, both with the Reds and around the league. Wood may have a higher ceiling than Thompson, but that doesn't mean he'll reach it.

mary
05-05-2008, 12:44 PM
He gets his share of hits usually as well. By the end of the month, I figure no one remembers his April was bad.

Adam wasn't hitting in April, but his defense was awesome. May will be his month, and june, and July, etc.

HBP
05-05-2008, 01:44 PM
Plenty of pitchers with the kind of stats Thompson is putting up? In AA? And in the Reds system? I don't think so. Bailey did and while Cueto's numbers were very good, they were not this good through the 1st 37 innings. That's not to say that I think Thompson will be better than Cueto, but rather, Thompson's numbers at AA are freakishly good. I think Wood could put up solid numbers, but I don't see him putting up the kind of numbers Thompson has.

Also, just because Wood was a 2nd round pick doesn't mean he's going to be great. There have been plenty of 2nd round busts, both with the Reds and around the league. Wood may have a higher ceiling than Thompson, but that doesn't mean he'll reach it.

Yes I know, Szymanski is a great example of that. Just IMO, Wood has a decent chance to reach his level as long as he keeps the BB down.