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OnBaseMachine
05-26-2008, 01:55 PM
Louisville and Chattanooga play at 7:00 while Dayton gets underway at 2:00. Josh Ravin is set to make his second start with Dayton.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 02:02 PM
I really hope Dayton does well.... I need something to take my mind off the mind numbing that is Dusty Baker.

OnBaseMachine
05-26-2008, 02:04 PM
I really hope Dayton does well.... I need something to take my mind off the mind numbing that is Dusty Baker.

No kidding. That loss last night about killed me...I didn't sleep well after that.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 02:05 PM
No kidding. That loss last night about killed me...I didn't sleep well after that.

That was just the tip of the iceberg that was my last night.... but it surely didn't help much at all.

Justin Reed just singled to lead off the game for the Dragons.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 02:06 PM
Keltavious Jones lines a single and we now have guys at 1st and 2nd.

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 02:08 PM
Game starts at 4 here yesterday, I watch an inning or two then head to work at 5. Worst day of work ever, working in a small but very popular restraunt on Memorial Day Weekend at a center for stupid vacationers just because we have a lake. 10:00 rolls around, and a friend comes in, I'm dead tired and considering quitting, he says to me Reds are tied 9-9 top of the 18th. I was like wow, I know what they feel like right now. I turn it on and they lose. I suck.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 02:08 PM
The Dragons are facing a somewhat advanced almost 24 year old pitcher, Alfredo Figaro.


Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
WMI MID 6 1 1.09 9 9 1 1 0 58.0 33 10 7 0 21 55 1.77 .166

Brandon Waring singles, Reed scores and Jones goes to third. Dayton up 1-0.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 02:09 PM
Logan Parker with a sac fly to score Keltavious Jones. Dragons take a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

Joseph
05-26-2008, 02:10 PM
If he was in our system people would just call him old and a non prospect. :)

OnBaseMachine
05-26-2008, 02:11 PM
Devin Mesoraco enters the game with a seven game hitting streak and two homeruns in that span.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 02:11 PM
Devin Mesoraco flies out and Waring who advanced to second base on the throw to third earlier goes to third base on the out.

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 02:13 PM
Dayton's top 3 have been great lately, and doing what they should as the Top 3, getting on base for others to drive in.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 02:16 PM
Josh Ravin strikes out the first batter he faces. The second batter grounds out to first base. The third batter lines out to Michael McKennon at first base to end the inning.

Ravin - 1ip, 0h, 0r, 0bb, 1K.

redhawk61
05-26-2008, 02:18 PM
1,2,3 Ravin

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 02:21 PM
Just a little something I noticed, Drew Stubbs is hitting lefties much better than righties to a tune of .351 compared to .254, yet 12 of his 17 XBH, including both HRs were off righties. His OPS vs. lefties btw is .980.

OnBaseMachine
05-26-2008, 02:22 PM
Ravin has a quality arm and just turned 20 years old in January. Hopefully he can nip the command issues he had last year and put up some strong numbers in Dayton this season. With Johnny Cueto graduating to the majors and Homer Bailey and Daryl Thompson in AAA, Josh Ravin and Kyle Lotzkar are viewed as the next wave of power arms in the organization who could help the Reds sometime down the road.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 02:23 PM
Dragons go down 1-2-3 in the top of the 2nd. Dayton still up 2-0.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 02:27 PM
Josh Ravin allows a single to the leadoff man in the 2nd. The next batter flies out. The next batter singles by the first baseman on a grounder that almost hit the runner. Another fly out makes the 2nd of the inning. A pop up to the SS ends the inning.

Josh Ravin - 2ip, 2h, 0bb, 0r, 1K. Dragons lead 2-0 after 2.

reds44
05-26-2008, 02:29 PM
Boy I hope Bruce isn't in the lineup tonight for the Bats.

OnBaseMachine
05-26-2008, 02:32 PM
Boy I hope Bruce isn't in the lineup tonight for the Bats.

Yep, though he could still play tonight and then drive to Cincy tonight or tomorrow morning.

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 02:50 PM
Mez up. Ball 1 Low. Strike Looking. Ball Outside/Low. Ball Low. Strike. Logan Parker CS. Strike 3 Swinging.

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 03:07 PM
Anyone listening to the Dragons through MILB.com have them switch from the game to this sports talk show?

Blue
05-26-2008, 03:07 PM
any word on Ravin's velocity? He's got a pretty nice game line to this point.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 03:08 PM
Anyone listening to the Dragons through MILB.com have them switch from the game to this sports talk show?

Yeah, there was dead air for like 3 minutes. I wonder if they had something happen and they lost signal and switched quickly over to something else. I turned it off after about 3 minutes of racing talk.

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 03:12 PM
Yeah, there was dead air for like 3 minutes. I wonder if they had something happen and they lost signal and switched quickly over to something else. I turned it off after about 3 minutes of racing talk.

Yeah its still going on, I just have it on quietly in case they get the signal back.

redsof72
05-26-2008, 03:17 PM
Coming in fine at www.daytondragons.com

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 03:21 PM
Mesoraco with an infield single on a diving stop by SS then goes to 2nd on the throwing error.

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 03:22 PM
Thats an 8 game hitting streak, BTW.

OnBaseMachine
05-26-2008, 03:32 PM
Ravin: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

OnBaseMachine
05-26-2008, 03:40 PM
Ravin's final line:

5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

3-0 Dayton after 6.

Ben
05-26-2008, 03:40 PM
I'm going to **hopefully** see Jay Bruce and the Bats play in Columbus tonight barring the weather/call up (which needs to happen ASAP anyways). I'll take some photos of the Man assuming the Nazis (Clippers seat ushers) don't confiscate my camera.

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 03:48 PM
Dragons announcer says Valiquette will be promoted to "another club" after this game.

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 03:58 PM
Mez gets down 0-2 early, then fouls a couple off before working the count 3-2, then drawing a walk. I think the kids a ballplayer.

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 04:01 PM
Daniel Perales, the return from, I believe the Salmon trade?, maybe Coutlangus, has a 3 hit game.

HBP
05-26-2008, 04:11 PM
Dragons announcer says Valiquette will be promoted to "another club" after this game.

Josh Fogg's replacement :D

camisadelgolf
05-26-2008, 04:37 PM
Daniel Perales, the return from, I believe the Salmon trade?, maybe Coutlangus, has a 3 hit game.

Coutlangus. I think the Reds will end up with cash for Salmon.

CTA513
05-26-2008, 04:44 PM
Dayton won 6-0

Ravin: 5.1 Innings, 3 Hits, 0 Runs, 1 BB, 4 K
Horst: 3.2 Innings, 2 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BB, 1 K

Mesoraco: 1 for 3 with a single and walk
Perales: 3 for 4 with 2 singles, a double and 2 RBIs
Reed: 2 for 5 with 2 singles and RBI
McKennon: 2 for 4 with a single and double
Waring: 1 for 4 with a single, walk and RBI

camisadelgolf
05-26-2008, 04:59 PM
I would love to see a lineup with Kel Jones, Sean Henry, and Danny Perales, Drew M. Anderson, Jose Castro, and a few others (i.e. Mike DeJesus). That's a heck of a lot of short guys who may be Major Leaguers one day. I know the chance of that happening is close to non-existent, but just let me dream.

OnBaseMachine
05-26-2008, 05:15 PM
Boy I hope Bruce isn't in the lineup tonight for the Bats.

We got our wish!!! Jay Bruce has been called up!

Matt700wlw
05-26-2008, 05:18 PM
I wonder if he'll still play tonight?

OnBaseMachine
05-26-2008, 05:19 PM
I wonder if he'll still play tonight?

Doubtful.

mth123
05-26-2008, 06:01 PM
I wonder if Cumberland or Strait go to AAA to take Bruce's spot.

mbgrayson
05-26-2008, 06:22 PM
Just a little something I noticed, Drew Stubbs is hitting lefties much better than righties to a tune of .351 compared to .254, yet 12 of his 17 XBH, including both HRs were off righties. His OPS vs. lefties btw is .980.

The really weird Stubbs split is his home/road splits (http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Drew%20Stubbs&pos=LF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=453211).

At home he is hitting .190/.289/.286 for an OPS of .574
On the road he hits .352/.449/.538 for an OPS of .987

Why would this be? Ed Smith stadium is not THAT bad of a hitters park, is it? Does he have a newborn baby that cries all night? After 200 plate appearances, this is not a real small sample size. Any ideas folks?

reds44
05-26-2008, 06:28 PM
I wonder if he'll still play tonight?
I really doubt it. Cumberland to AAA to take his spot?

reds44
05-26-2008, 07:01 PM
Bruce is not playing, and Kent Mercker is starting for the Bats.

CTA513
05-26-2008, 07:29 PM
Im listening to the Bats game and I think I heard the announcer say that Shearn is going to pitch in Korea.

sh0619
05-26-2008, 07:29 PM
I wonder if Cumberland or Strait go to AAA to take Bruce's spot.

Theres more guys in AA that could get the call up besides those two...

Grande Donkey
05-26-2008, 07:33 PM
Im listening to the Bats game and I think I heard the announcer say that Shearn is going to pitch in Korea.
Shearn in addition to Lehr? Lehr was sold to the Korean League a day or 2 ago.

Spring~Fields
05-26-2008, 07:40 PM
We got our wish!!! Jay Bruce has been called up!

:jump:

safer to show some emotion over here, you guys understand the Jay Bruce excitement.........Kudos to each of you for pushing and pulling for Jay Bruce. :thumbup:

CTA513
05-26-2008, 07:50 PM
Mercker started and Ramon Ramirez is now pitching.

Mercker: 1 Inning, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BB, 0 K
Ramirez: 2 Innings, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BB, 3 K

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 07:51 PM
So the question is.... do I wear this tomorrow or not?

http://www.redsminorleagues.com/images/brucejerey.jpg

Tommyjohn25
05-26-2008, 07:55 PM
So the question is.... do I wear this tomorrow or not?

http://www.redsminorleagues.com/images/brucejerey.jpg

If tomorrow isn't the time to wear it, then the time doesn't exist. Here's to Jay! :beerme:

Grande Donkey
05-26-2008, 07:56 PM
So the question is.... do I wear this tomorrow or not?

http://www.redsminorleagues.com/images/brucejerey.jpgThat has to be a rhetorical question.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 08:41 PM
Chattanooga underway.

Jordan Smith - 1ip, 1h, 0r, 0bb. Not sure if he struck anyone out. I was on the phone and trying to listen to the game at the same time.

CTA513
05-26-2008, 08:46 PM
Louisville is tied 1-1 in the 7th

Ramirez: 5 Innings, 4 Hits, 1 Run, 0 BB, 5 Ks

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 08:47 PM
Andy Green hit a solo HR, his 3rd in 2 games, to tie the game up at 1 for the Bats.

Caveat Emperor
05-26-2008, 08:52 PM
So the question is.... do I wear this tomorrow or not?

http://www.redsminorleagues.com/images/brucejerey.jpg

I'd laugh hysterically if he gets assigned a different number. ;)

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 08:55 PM
Jordan Smith get them 1-2-3 with a strikeout in the 2nd. The K was his first.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 08:56 PM
I'd laugh hysterically if he gets assigned a different number. ;)

It was a worry, but he didn't. Press release has him wearing #32. I figured he got 32 in ST, so they pretty much knew it was his number and weren't giving it to anyone else.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 09:02 PM
Tonys Gutierrez doubled.

mth123
05-26-2008, 09:04 PM
Theres more guys in AA that could get the call up besides those two...

Who? They need an OF. Dorn is off to a poor start, Szymanski is now a non-prospect IMO and Henry has promise but is in line behind the other two. I think Tonys Gutierrez would be a good guy to promote, but Andy Phillips and Kevin Barker leave little room at 1B at the moment.

Cumberland is not in the line-up tonight.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 09:07 PM
Jordan Smith throwing in the 90-94 range with his fastball tonight so far.

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 09:08 PM
Ramon Ramirez - 6ip, 5h, 1bb, 1r, 6K.

*BaseClogger*
05-26-2008, 09:20 PM
Could Ramirez help in the bullpen this year, or is he slated for starting?

dougdirt
05-26-2008, 09:21 PM
Andy Phillips hit a solo HR to give the Bats a 2-1 lead

11larkin11
05-26-2008, 09:45 PM
I like Jocketty's plans so far. If a guy is ready to move up, move him now. If there is a prospect blocking him, move him up. If there is a non-prospect blocking him, sell the non-prospect to Korea.

We should probably hire a Korean translater for Corey Patterson.

JaxRed
05-26-2008, 10:16 PM
what's the Korean word for "automatic out"?

_Sir_Charles_
05-26-2008, 10:16 PM
Im listening to the Bats game and I think I heard the announcer say that Shearn is going to pitch in Korea.

Has anybody heard anything else concerning this? I'm guessing that CTA513 misheard and they were talking about Lehr. But you never know.

It IS getting close to the time that we'll have to be clearing out the aging dead wood in Louisville to make room for the young guns. But I think Shearn could help the big club....certainly more than some of the guys up there now.

LoganBuck
05-26-2008, 10:32 PM
So the question is.... do I wear this tomorrow or not?

http://www.redsminorleagues.com/images/brucejerey.jpg

I have seven. I wear them constantly. It is like my Batsuit.

HBP
05-26-2008, 10:36 PM
what's the Korean word for "automatic out"?


자동으로 아웃

Also, "zero for eight" translates to: 제로에 8

Screwball
05-26-2008, 10:44 PM
But I think Shearn could help the big club....certainly more than some of the guys up there now.

Shearn would actually be Josh Fogg v. 2.0. He strikes out too few, walks too many, and is prone to the long ball. I think the Reds correctly view him as a AAA lifer only to be used in an emergency situation - the kind where you really don't have any other choice.

Ben
05-26-2008, 10:52 PM
I got back from the Clippers/Bats game a few minutes ago and there wasn't much to report on the prospect front. Ramon Ramirez was impressive, hitting 93 a few times and throwing a good changeup that allowed him to get most of his Ks. I'm hoping Andy Phillips will be on his way to Cincinnati as well after Hatteberg gets traded/DFA, the guy can hit. Rosales looks absolutely lost at the dish...I don't think he got the ball out of the infield all night. Pelland pitched a 1-2-3 8th. Otherwise, it was dime a dog night which is quite possibly the sickest promotion in all of sports. A guy in front of us ate 26 by my count :eek:

OnBaseMachine
05-26-2008, 11:11 PM
Jordan Smith's final line: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K in his AA debut.

OnBaseMachine
05-26-2008, 11:13 PM
Tyler Pelland may finally be putting it together. He's been very, very good in his last four outings: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K.

He could reach Cincy later this season.