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OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 11:11 AM
Louisville plays at 12:05 with Matt Maloney on the mound.

Chattanooga plays at 7:15.

Sarasota plays at 7:00 with Rafael Gonzalez pitching.

Dayton plays at 6:00 with Jamie Arneson making the start.

crazyredfan40
05-29-2008, 11:23 AM
Figured I would ask in here, instead of starting a thread, but what happened to Marcus McBeth hasn't thrown since the 18th of April...

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 12:29 PM
1-0 Louisville after one inning. Dickerson led off with a single and score on a Jolbert Cabrera RBI double.

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

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 12:38 PM
1-0 Louisville after 2.

Maloney: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 12:48 PM
Adam Rosales is 0-for-2 today as his disastrous start continues. What a shame. After hitting .286/.385/.519 with 70 XBH between Sarasota and Chattanooga last year, I really thought he had a chance to help the Reds sometime this year as a utility guy who can play 3B, SS, 2B, or 1B. He even hit well in spring training and impressed Dusty Baker but he's really struggling in AAA with a .562 OPS. There's still plenty of time for him to turn it around but what a disappointing start he's off to.

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 12:56 PM
Maloney begins the 3rd inning with a strikeout, his first of the game. He then walks a batter and allows a single. First and second with one out. He then gets a three pitch strikeout on a pitch in the dirt. Two outs. He falls behind 3-1 on Diaz. Two run double. Another K on three pitches as he K's the side.

Maloney: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 01:13 PM
Maloney: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K

dougdirt
05-29-2008, 01:23 PM
Maloney is having a decently good start today through 5. Seems his luck has been normalizing itself all May long. Very good to see.

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 01:24 PM
1-2-3 5th inning for Maloney on only seven pitches.

5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K...75 pitches.

Louisville trails 2-1.

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 01:27 PM
Maloney just doubled to lead off the 6th inning. Rosales HBP.

Caveat Emperor
05-29-2008, 01:33 PM
Rosales HBP.

Apparently he's choosing the Jason LaRue method for busting out of a slump.

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 01:34 PM
Kevin Barker just doubled to tie the game at 2.

dougdirt
05-29-2008, 01:35 PM
Apparently he's choosing the Jason LaRue method for busting out of a slump.

Better than the Jason Giambi method :eek:

Prf15
05-29-2008, 01:42 PM
Better than the Jason Giambi method :eek:



Beat me to it! Good one!

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 01:45 PM
Maloney walks the lead off man in the 6th but gets a sac bunt, ground out, and pop out.

6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K...89 pitches.

medford
05-29-2008, 01:47 PM
You know, no matter how well Frazier, Maloney, Thompson, Bailey, Mes, etc... do during any particular day, I must say that the daily minor league update threads are not nearly as fun to read w/o the anticipation of what The Boss will do next.

Of course the last 2 nights of Reds baseball has been much more fun to watch :)

medford
05-29-2008, 01:47 PM
Anyone know the answer to the MacBeth question above? I've been wondering myself.

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 01:54 PM
I'm not sure what's wrong with McBeth.

Former Red Chris Booker just threw a 1-2-3 inning. Yet another former Red in the Washington organization. Ray Olmedo is playing SS.

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 01:59 PM
Maloney back out there for the 7th inning. He gets a groundout on 2-2, and then a groundout on 1-2, and a groundout on 0-1.

Maloney: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K...100 pitches.

membengal
05-29-2008, 02:10 PM
That's yet another in a now long growing series of really good performances from Maloney.

texasdave
05-29-2008, 04:13 PM
Louisville scores two in the top of the 8th to make a winner out of Matt Maloney. An Adam Rosales triple was the big blow. Todd Coffey comes on in the 8th to make things interesting. With one out an error, a walk and a double leave the Bats up one with runners on second and third. Danny Herrera comes on to clean up the mess. After an intentional walk he gets a strike out and a pop up to end the threat. Louisville tacks on two insurance runs in the ninth and Herrera closes things out. Louisville wins 6-3. Herrera's ERA has now dipped below 1.00. Goodnight, America!

Homer Bailey
05-29-2008, 04:30 PM
To this day I can't believe the Phillies gave him up for a rental of Kyle Lohse. Another great trade by Krivsky.

Tornon
05-29-2008, 04:52 PM
On the McBeth thing, minorleaguebaseball.com has him on the 7-day DL but I haven't found any reports regarding it

Ben
05-29-2008, 04:57 PM
Anybody at LOU/CMB game this afternoon? What kind of fastball velocity did Maloney have? How were his secondary pitches?

If he keeps this up, we'll be seeing him very soon

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2008, 06:23 PM
Enerio Del Rosario is starting in place of Rafael Gonzalez for Sarasota.

11larkin11
05-29-2008, 09:54 PM
Nothing really to report down on the farm today aside from Maloney. Valaika and Stubbs had hits, Waring had two doubles, and Mez was 3-4 with 3 singles.

HBP
05-29-2008, 11:15 PM
Mez was 3-4 with 3 singles.

Nice, avg up to .283 now

AmarilloRed
05-30-2008, 12:56 AM
Danny Herrera comes on to clean up the mess. After an intentional walk he gets a strike out and a pop up to end the threat. Louisville tacks on two insurance runs in the ninth and Herrera closes things out. Louisville wins 6-3. Herrera's ERA has now dipped below 1.00. Goodnight, America!

I realize we should never evaluate relievers by ERA,but an ERA under 1.00 at Louisville is very impressive. I think with a couple more appearances like this and Herrera should be getting the call up to Cincinnati. We can at least see how he handles major league hitting.

mth123
05-30-2008, 06:30 AM
Some other things to note:

Tonys Gutierrez 2 for 3 with a double and a HR. Guy needs a promotion. .337/.456/.464/.920
Pedro Viola 2IP, 1H, 5K.

With the obvious need in the major league OF, lets take a look at the high minors guys.

Sean Henry 1 for 2 with 2BB. Another interesting OF at Chatt. .301/.394/.504/.898
Cody Strait 0 for 4 with 3K's. He's cooled a bit. .291/.330/.500/.830.
Shaun Cumberland 1 for 4. .286/.382/.497/.879.

That is three OF candidates for that CF/RF spot in Cincy all doing pretty well in AA. I don't think the Reds have an answer at AAA for that role and I'd like to see one or more of these guys moved along to AAA. Cumberland should be the first in line IMO.

Speakimg of the AAA OF:

Chris Dickerson 2 for 5 with a 3B. Having a bad year. .236/.319/.340/.659 ugh!
Drew Anderson 0 for 4. .250/.333/.250/.583. Why is he still clogging up the system when at least one of the guys at AA ought to be promoted?
Cory Patterson DNP.

Cut Anderson, promote Cumberland and get more PT for Danny Dorn in AA.

medford
05-30-2008, 07:13 AM
I don't think Danny Herrera's chances of making the bigs matters much on how he does, but more on how those above him due.

ie, as long as Bray/Affeldt/Mercker/Burton are healthy and performing well, I don't think it matters much what Danny does. Perhaps he'll get a late season call up, or some mid-season trades would open up a spot for him. But for now, I assume even if he continues to post 0s every time out, management will be content to let him sit down in AAA for the next 2+ months baring an injury.

He will/should get a solid look in ST next year w/ a legit shot at making the squad out of camp. You have to figure Bray gives you 1 lefty out of the pen, assuming he's healthy. Danny would give the Reds another Lefty opton. I doubt Affeldt returns for next season (unless the Reds get themselves into the race, I assume Affeldt will be flipped for some prospects at the deadline). I assume Mercker will retire again. What other lefty options out of the pen do the Reds have?

crazyredfan40
05-30-2008, 09:19 AM
Cut Anderson, promote Cumberland and get more PT for Danny Dorn in AA.

I agree with this...Time for Cumberland to get a look at AAA, and I really have some hope for Dorn...

NJReds
05-30-2008, 09:51 AM
Nice, avg up to .283 now

Wow, he's really bounced back from that early career bust label. Perhaps he should win the "Comeback Player of the Week" award. ;)

membengal
05-30-2008, 11:20 AM
They should create a "Comeback Player of the Career" award...

OnBaseMachine
05-30-2008, 11:31 AM
Pedro Viola had another great outing last night: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K. After getting off to a horrible start (8.71 ERA in 10.1 innings in April), he's really starting to heat up now. In his last six appearances he's thrown 6.1 innings, allowed only one run on four hits, and has a 1 BB/10 K over that span. In May he has a 3.46 ERA and 4 BB/16 K ratio in 13 innings. His struggles were hard to explain because he's got great stuff, but nonetheless it's great to see him pitching well again. I think he's got a chance to replace Affeldt as the other lefty in the Reds bullpen next year.

OnBaseMachine
06-04-2008, 12:30 PM
Figured I would ask in here, instead of starting a thread, but what happened to Marcus McBeth hasn't thrown since the 18th of April...

Reliever Logan Ondrusek was transferred from Class A Sarasota yesterday. Bats manager Rick Sweet said Marcus McBeth, who has been on the disabled list since April 21, might rejoin the club "in a couple of days."

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080603/SPORTS/806030456/1002/SPORTS