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OnBaseMachine
05-21-2008, 11:29 AM
Louisville plays at 11:00 with Justin Lehr pitching.

Chattanooga plays at 8:05.

Sarasota plays at 7:00 with Jordan Smith starting.

Dayton plays at 7:00.

OnBaseMachine
05-21-2008, 12:11 PM
Justin Mallett is starting instead of Lehr.

BRM
05-21-2008, 12:34 PM
Justin Mallett is starting instead of Lehr.

Is Lehr hurt? Being called up?

OnBaseMachine
05-21-2008, 12:35 PM
Is Lehr hurt? Being called up?

I'm not sure. MILB could've just had the wrong scheduled starter listed.

BRM
05-21-2008, 12:36 PM
I'm not sure. MILB could've just had the wrong scheduled starter listed.

That's probably all it was.

Luvsbaseball
05-21-2008, 12:52 PM
Sarasota is down to one catcher now.( Rodriguez) I wonder who they will bring up? They did use Tordi but he is in AA now and Denove that just came back from AA BUT... leaves today for AA again, because Kroski may have a torn ACL. :confused:

jmac
05-21-2008, 12:56 PM
Is Lehr hurt? Being called up?
Just been listening to game on Bats radio.
Kelch said Lehr was supposed to go but pulled by Sweet saying mngr's decision and said it was all he could say. Kelch said he would announce anything as soon as he found out.

BRM
05-21-2008, 01:10 PM
No score in the 4th. Andy Phillips has the lone hit for the Bats. Bruce is 0-2 with 2 K's. He needs another 6 or 8 weeks in AAA.

OesterPoster
05-21-2008, 01:14 PM
Sarasota is down to one catcher now.( Rodriguez) I wonder who they will bring up? They did use Tordi but he is in AA now and Denove that just came back from AA BUT... leaves today for AA again, because Kroski may have a torn ACL. :confused:

Maybe they can bring Tony Esquer back, though he might be a bit miffed about getting cut last week...unless he already found another team.

NC Reds
05-21-2008, 01:15 PM
Bruce does not need another 6-8 weeks of AAA.

BRM
05-21-2008, 01:16 PM
Bruce does not need another 6-8 weeks of AAA.

I was kidding.

NC Reds
05-21-2008, 01:18 PM
I was kidding.

Sorry. I am conditioned to some other unnamed people that post in the minor league game threads.

BRM
05-21-2008, 01:23 PM
Sorry. I am conditioned to some other unnamed people that post in the minor league game threads.

It's cool. I was just trying to get OBM spun up.

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 01:40 PM
Alvin Colina hit a 2 run HR and the Bats are leading 2-0 in the 6th.

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 01:42 PM
I have never seen a minor league team employ the shift before until today against Jay Bruce. So he takes the 0-2 pitches and lines it into left field.

NC Reds
05-21-2008, 01:43 PM
Bruce rules. Single. 1-3.

flyer85
05-21-2008, 01:49 PM
Bruce does not need another 6-8 weeks of AAA.He'll likely get it unless Jr gets hurt or traded.

OesterPoster
05-21-2008, 01:50 PM
I have never seen a minor league team employ the shift before until today against Jay Bruce. So he takes the 0-2 pitches and lines it into left field.

That's because baseballs hit by Jay Bruce create wormholes in the space-time continuum. No shift can defend a wormhole. :D

BTW, Doug...your post count is almost to 10,000. Let's not waste it on anything trivial, like a Jay Bruce triple or double.

BRM
05-21-2008, 01:54 PM
He'll likely get it unless Jr gets hurt or traded.

It sort of looks that way, doesn't it?

flyer85
05-21-2008, 02:04 PM
It sort of looks that way, doesn't it?If they bring him up to play CF with a struggling Jr in RF they set up the potential for a major problem.

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 02:19 PM
ho hum.... Bruce singles the other way.

2-4 today, both singles opposite field.

redhawk61
05-21-2008, 02:19 PM
another 2-4 day for Bruce, just unacceptable

BRM
05-21-2008, 02:22 PM
He's turning into a singles hitter.

BRM
05-21-2008, 02:32 PM
Majewski threw two shutout innings.

Matt700wlw
05-21-2008, 02:33 PM
Just another day at the office for Jay Bruce it seems...if he'd throw some walks in there, he may get a promotion

Cyclone792
05-21-2008, 02:36 PM
Majewski threw two shutout innings.

He's going to end up back in Cincinnati at some point this year, I just know it. And unless he's doing something completely different than he's done every other time in a Reds uniform, I'm not interested in seeing that happen.

Matt700wlw
05-21-2008, 02:42 PM
He's going to end up back in Cincinnati at some point this year, I just know it. And unless he's doing something completely different than he's done every other time in a Reds uniform, I'm not interested in seeing that happen.

Another AAAA player.

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 02:42 PM
Bats win 2-0.

BRM
05-21-2008, 02:43 PM
Herrera pitched a scoreless 8th with 2 K's. Adkins pitched the 9th and got the save.

Slap hitter Jay Bruce went 2-4 with a pair of singles and 2 K's.

flyer85
05-21-2008, 03:02 PM
He's going to end up back in Cincinnati at some point this year, I just know it. And unless he's doing something completely different than he's done every other time in a Reds uniform, I'm not interested in seeing that happen.he's the same guy he has always been, too few Ks and too many BBs. Putting a GB pitcher in front of the Reds infield defense, where everyone save Votto has a Rate well under 100, is a recipe for disaster.

Any reliever that doesn't miss bats is always skating the razors edge, Majewski may come up and be mildly effective but he is the definition of replacement level.

NC Reds
05-21-2008, 03:15 PM
At one point does Herrera have to be taken seriously? All he does is get hitters out. I know his stuff may not project for major success, but a sub 4.00 ERA in MLB would certainly be acceptable.

osuceltic
05-21-2008, 04:46 PM
Just been listening to game on Bats radio.
Kelch said Lehr was supposed to go but pulled by Sweet saying mngr's decision and said it was all he could say. Kelch said he would announce anything as soon as he found out.

Makes it sound like he's either being called up or traded, doesn't it? And I can't imagine he's being called up (not after Belisle finally pitched OK). Unless someone is hurt -- and we've heard nothing about that.

Interesting ...

Kc61
05-21-2008, 04:56 PM
Makes it sound like he's either being called up or traded, doesn't it? And I can't imagine he's being called up (not after Belisle finally pitched OK). Unless someone is hurt -- and we've heard nothing about that.

Interesting ...


Always have to wonder about injuries to pitchers. Belise's back; Weathers hasn't really looked as good as last year. Or there's always a possibility of a Fogg deal with Lehr taking over as long man. (Not that I think the Reds should have a long man who basically pitches once every two weeks, but that's for another thread.)

Matt700wlw
05-21-2008, 05:05 PM
Weathers hasn't really looked as good as last year. )

I'm going to play the luck game.

Since the popular argument on Belisle has been he's been unlucky, and not bad....I'm going to say David Weathers was lucky last year, and not all that good.

There.

:)

Kc61
05-21-2008, 05:12 PM
I'm going to play the luck game.

Since Belisle's been unlucky, and not bad, more often than not....I'm going to say David Weathers was lucky last year, and not all that good.

There.

:)


In 2005, 2006, and 2007 Weathers WHIP was below 1.3. That's a pretty extended period of good luck. Not buying it.

I think it's a combination of three things -- wear and tear/health/change in role. But he's not the same pitcher.

DTCromer
05-21-2008, 05:22 PM
He's going to end up back in Cincinnati at some point this year, I just know it. And unless he's doing something completely different than he's done every other time in a Reds uniform, I'm not interested in seeing that happen.

Well, he deserves in. He started out rough at the beginning of the year, but his last 10 appearances have been pretty good.

14.1 IP
9 H
3 BB
9 K's
1.26 ERA

SMcGavin
05-21-2008, 05:35 PM
At one point does Herrera have to be taken seriously? All he does is get hitters out. I know his stuff may not project for major success, but a sub 4.00 ERA in MLB would certainly be acceptable.

He should be taken seriously right now. He is only 23 years old and 15 innings into his AAA career though, I don't mind him getting some seasoning for a while before getting a chance in the bigs. Let him show that the screwball still works the second and third times through the IL.

Blue
05-21-2008, 06:25 PM
I guess its time for the yearly parade of career minor leaguers through Cincinnati to fill the fifth spot. I wish Homer was ready.

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 08:35 PM
Justin Reed just homered to give the Dragons a 5-3 lead. It was a no doubter. Not sure who had the other runs/RBI as I just walked in and turned it on.

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 08:48 PM
Daytons 2nd inning was nice, here is the recap:

* Brandon Waring flies out to center fielder Eric Eiland.
* Denis Phipps singles on a ground ball to center fielder Eric Eiland.
* Michael McKennon singles on a ground ball to right fielder Moises Sierra. Denis Phipps to 3rd.
* Devin Mesoraco walks. Michael McKennon to 2nd.
* Kevyn Feiner hit by pitch. Denis Phipps scores. Michael McKennon to 3rd. Devin Mesoraco to 2nd.
* Zachary Cozart grounds out to third baseman Kevin Ahrens. Michael McKennon scores.
* Justin Reed homers (5) on a fly ball to right field. Devin Mesoraco scores. Kevyn Feiner scores.
* Keltavious Jones walks.
* With Logan Parker batting, Keltavious Jones steals (9) 2nd base.
* Logan Parker strikes out swinging.

New Fever
05-21-2008, 08:50 PM
Justin Reed just homered to give the Dragons a 5-3 lead. It was a no doubter. Not sure who had the other runs/RBI as I just walked in and turned it on.

Doug, how high has Justin Reed's stock risen this year?

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 08:52 PM
Doug, how high has Justin Reed's stock risen this year?

He had a terrible April but has been lighting it up for May so far. I think it really depends what he does the rest of the way, but its certainly up from last year (although he had a good year last year).

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 09:09 PM
Devin Mesoraco draws his second walk in as many PA's.

Blue
05-21-2008, 09:16 PM
He had a terrible April but has been lighting it up for May so far. I think it really depends what he does the rest of the way, but its certainly up from last year (although he had a good year last year).

He's hitting for a lot more power than I ever expected. Must be hitting the weights.

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 09:19 PM
Stubbs is 1-2 with his 16th steal. Heisey is 1-2. Louwsma is 1-2 and Rodriguez is 1-1. Sarasota is trailing 5-0 though.

Will M
05-21-2008, 09:22 PM
He's going to end up back in Cincinnati at some point this year, I just know it. And unless he's doing something completely different than he's done every other time in a Reds uniform, I'm not interested in seeing that happen.

i agree. Majik is one guy i never want to see in Cincinnati again.
if he pitches well in AAA then he gets traded, if he pitches poorly he gets released.

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 09:40 PM
Brandon Waring just went deep to give Dayton a 6-5 win.

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 09:46 PM
Devin Mesoraco with a double and 2 walks tonight in 3 PA.

dougdirt
05-21-2008, 09:50 PM
Kevyn Feiner reaches on an error but gets the RBI and the Dragons have runners on the corners with a 7-5 lead.

BigRed07
05-21-2008, 09:58 PM
Turner 2 run homer to tie it at 2-2 for the Lookouts.

OnBaseMachine
05-21-2008, 10:13 PM
Frazier is in a mini funk. He's 0-for-3 tonight and something like 0-for-his last 10 or 11.

Tommyjohn25
05-21-2008, 10:14 PM
Devin Mesoraco with a double and 2 walks tonight in 3 PA.

Very nice...

OnBaseMachine
05-21-2008, 10:16 PM
That homerun tonight is Waring's 10th. I believe he's tied with Bruce for the second most in the Reds minors with 10 homers and only trails Frazier who has 11.

OnBaseMachine
05-21-2008, 10:21 PM
Frazier walks. He's 0-for-3 with the walk.

Blue
05-21-2008, 10:46 PM
Stubbs pulled from the game. What's up with that?

LoganBuck
05-21-2008, 10:57 PM
Stubbs pulled from the game. What's up with that?

Say goodbye to Corey Patterson?

One can dream. One can dream.....

11larkin11
05-21-2008, 11:10 PM
If not mistaken, I believe Mez's last four hits have been a single, then triple, then HR, now a double.

MEZ HIT FOR THE CYCLE!!!!


....over the past week haha.

Cedric
05-22-2008, 02:03 AM
Stubbs needs to be promoted. He's not learning anything in A ball that can help him if he wants to be in the Bigs sometime this century. It's time to promote him even after his major slump. See what the kid can do against better competition and maybe polish him up for a trade this off season. Hopefully he got pulled because of a chain reaction with Jay Bruce coming up on the 24th. Isn't that the super two date?