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OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:16 PM
Use this thread to track how Reds draftees are doing in the College World Series/Super Regionals.

Clayton Shunick is about to pitch against Georgia on ESPN.

Yonder Alonso and Miami play Arizona at 7:00 on ESPN.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:19 PM
Shunick K's the first batter on three pitches. He's got nice stuff. His fastball seems to explode out of his hands and he's got a real nice curve/change. I haven't seen the splitter yet.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:20 PM
Shunick gets Gordon Beckham to GIDP on the first pitch.

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 01:28 PM
That breaking pitch to the first batter was nasty...Really had him fooled...

He seems to like to nip the corners well, and solid location...

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 01:38 PM
Is the pitch he is throwing with break his splitter or his curve?

Either way he seems to have a ton of movement on his Change, Curve, and Splitter, and he throws his fastball in great spots...

He has induced 2 double plays in 2 innings, 2k's making hitter look stupid, and gave up 1 hit in which he hung a breaking ball on an 0-2 pitch, and the guy shot it into RF for a single...Also given up a walk...

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 01:58 PM
Beckham 2-run double puts Georgia ahead 3-2.

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 02:03 PM
He has fell apart this inning...

Still he has very good stuff...

princeton
06-06-2008, 02:06 PM
Beckham 2-run double puts Georgia ahead 3-2.

Reds' SD suffers drafters' remorse

Grande Donkey
06-06-2008, 02:07 PM
I want to see Alonso make one go way over Yonder...

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 02:37 PM
Shunick got Beckham on a routine flyout to RF the next time up.

Beckham is a skinny dude.

6 K's in 5 IP for Shunick. That splitter is nasty. Brian Jordan said Shunick reminded him of Curt Schilling with the nasty splitter.

NDRed
06-06-2008, 02:44 PM
David Sappelt and Coastal Carolina are still in the tournament.

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 02:46 PM
Schunick with a very solid outing...He gave up the two out runs in the 3rd, but his coaches comments were you don't see that from him ever...

Really think right now he is going to get a look as a starter...His stuff is too good and he has lots of pitches...

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 02:47 PM
David Sappelt and Coastal Carolina are still in the tournament.

Yup they play tomorrow on ESPNU at 12...

11larkin11
06-06-2008, 02:50 PM
By the way the first two innings went, I think Shunick is better off as a reliever, especially with that splitter

crazyredfan40
06-06-2008, 03:07 PM
By the way the first two innings went, I think Shunick is better off as a reliever, especially with that splitter

It wasn't like he lost velocity, or anything...He has 4 good pitches, good location, and I think that he will get his first look as a starter...

penantboundreds
06-06-2008, 03:49 PM
I'm really glad we didn't draft Beckham...not because I know anything about him or am saying I don't think he will be a good pro or anything, I just don't like him. He seems like he is smug?

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 04:01 PM
Beckham just committed two error on the same play. He moved a few steps to his left and bobbled a groundball and then picked it up and threw the ball over the first baseman's head.

Buckeye33
06-06-2008, 04:23 PM
Buster Posey just hit a ball over the left field scoreboard. The scoreboard seems to be about 50 feet high to.

An absolute BOMB!

PuffyPig
06-06-2008, 04:38 PM
Beckham just committed two error on the same play. He moved a few steps to his left and bobbled a groundball and then picked it up and threw the ball over the first baseman's head.

Let me be the first to say it.

We should have drafted him.

He'd fit perfect with the Reds defense.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 04:40 PM
Reds Fans Have Reasons To Watch the Miami Super Regional

Posted Jun. 6, 2008 1:58 pm by Matt Blood
Filed under: Draft Day

The nation’s number one ranked Miami Hurricane’s play game one of their Super Regional this evening against the Arizona Wildcats. (I’ll actually be at game two so look for a live update on the college blog from Coral Cables tomorrow night). If the series were to go three games, Enrique Garcia would be the Canes’ starter of the rubber match, and he was just selected by the Reds in the 24th round. Reds fans will obviously be watching to get a glimpse of the team’s first rounder, first baseman Yonder Alonso, but if the series goes until Sunday, they’ll have another reason to watch.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 06:43 PM
Posey's younger brother, Freshman Jack Posey, coming to bat as a PH'er, with 2 on and 2 out in the bottom of the 9th down 10-7.

Wichita State led 10-5 to start the 9th over Florida State.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 06:47 PM
Anthony Capra (9-0 on th season), the A's 4th Round pick, is being brought in to pitch to him....it's his 1st relief appearance of the season.

Grande Donkey
06-06-2008, 06:47 PM
It looks like its going to be the Miami game on TV and the Reds game on MLB.TV tonight. I'm excited to see Yonder.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 06:49 PM
Anthony Capra (9-0 on th season), the A's 4th Round pick, is being brought in to pitch to him....it's his 1st relief appearance of the season.


Controversy in Florida....Posey takes a 3-1 pitch that's letter high and Blue calls it a strike. Capra blows it by him with a sweet slider on the next pitch.

FSU faces elimination tomorrow. They're 3-0 on elimination games so far in this tournament.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 06:50 PM
It looks like its going to be the Miami game on TV and the Reds game on MLB.TV tonight. I'm excited to see Yonder.


With all the teams in Sunny Miami. :cool:

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 08:21 PM
REDS' 4th pick, RHP Clayton Shunick of North Carolina State today's final line vs. Georgia:

5.1IP, 26BF, 8ER, 8H, 3BB, 6K.

Georgia is one of the best hitting teams I've seen in a long time. Shunick won't see another team this loaded with hitters until he gets to AA.

Grande Donkey
06-06-2008, 08:24 PM
Alonso K'd in his first AB. Didn't look to comfortable.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 08:25 PM
Alonso struck out looking badly on a nasty breaking pitch, with a runner on base.

Sorry, Grande....didn't see your post. Go ahead and do the reports.

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 08:26 PM
Alonso K'd in his first AB. Didn't look to comfortable.

very rare for him

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 08:32 PM
These College World Series are won with depth in quality pitching (starters and bullpen), and Defense.

This is why I think Arizona will win the Series. It doesn't matter if they have to take out Miami to get there. I'm pretty sure they'll do it. As the announcers said, they have the best bullpen in the country.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 08:33 PM
Alonso just got hit in the face with a ball thrown to him by the SS.

Grande Donkey
06-06-2008, 08:33 PM
Alonso just got hit in the face with the ball after trying to make a really tough scoop.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 08:34 PM
It clipped the bill of his cap and then caught himon the bridge of the nose.

Ouch!

reds44
06-06-2008, 08:34 PM
Alonso just took one in the face

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 08:34 PM
Grande, I'm going to let you do this....sorry, but the excitement got to me.

Grande Donkey
06-06-2008, 08:35 PM
Nah you do it if you want to. I'm only watching a little bit of it at a time. I'm mainly watching the Reds game.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 08:38 PM
There's baseball all over the place. It's fun.

I love these College World Series games.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 08:40 PM
2-0 'Zona on a 2-run blast by CF Steele following the error by the Canes' SS. He hit it way out of the park.


'Tink!' (that strange sound of an aluminum bat)

Grande Donkey
06-06-2008, 08:45 PM
Did Yonder stay in the game?

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 09:06 PM
Yonder is up in a second.

Miami scored last inning...Bottom of the 4th, 2-1 Zona.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 09:11 PM
Yonder walks in his second PA.

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 09:16 PM
I hope Miami looses so that Yonder can get signed and get to work

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 10:29 PM
Yonder IBB his 3rd AB...coming up in the bottom of the 7th with a chance to break a 3-3 tie. Runner on 2nd and 1 out.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 10:32 PM
Alonso walks again. Three walks tonight.

flyer85
06-06-2008, 10:33 PM
Miami's coach is dumber than a box of rocks

NDRed
06-06-2008, 11:21 PM
Alonso could win it here.

redhawk61
06-06-2008, 11:24 PM
wow that sux

how was that not gone

NDRed
06-06-2008, 11:25 PM
Alonso almost had a walk off double instead he flew out and the runner got doubled off of second.

NorrisHopper30
06-06-2008, 11:28 PM
Wow, the wind must have been carrying that in, because it looked like he KILLED that.

Phhhl
06-06-2008, 11:28 PM
He smoked that ball. They say the wind kept it in the park, but I think he just squared it too well and didn't get that topspin. When the centerfielder caught it, he had almost overrun it.

Alonso really reminds me of Votto. Not so much how he sets up, but his hands and the way he drops the bat head on the pitch. Two Joey Vottos in a lineup is not a bad thing moving forward...

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 11:30 PM
Two Joey Vottos in a lineup is not a bad thing moving forward...


Vottoooooo's.....mmmmmmmm.

NDRed
06-06-2008, 11:38 PM
I thought Alonso's hit was gone right when he made contact.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 11:40 PM
Me, too, NDRed.

It's too bad one of these two teams won't get to the World Series. They are both one of the 8 best in College right now.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 11:49 PM
3-run blast by Arizona in the top of the 11th.

OnBaseMachine
06-06-2008, 11:53 PM
I was shocked that ball Alonso hit wasn't a homerun. It looked long gone off the bat.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 11:56 PM
The one that Arizona hit had a low projectory and avoided the wind, but it WAS crushed.

Kingspoint
06-06-2008, 11:57 PM
Miami facing elimination.

Oustanding pitching by both teams.

Tomorrow's game should be just as close.

redhawk61
06-07-2008, 12:02 AM
Miami facing elimination.

Oustanding pitching by both teams.

Tomorrow's game should be just as close.

One more Miami loss till we can focus on signing Alonso and getting him going.

Kingspoint
06-07-2008, 12:15 AM
REDS' Draftees in the Tournament still:

1B Yonder Alonso of Miami University
P Clayton Shunick of North Carolina State
OF David Sappelt of Coastal Carolina
P Enrique Garcia of Miami University
P Matthew Fariel of Florida State

redhawk61
06-07-2008, 12:20 AM
REDS' Draftees in the Tournament still:

1B Yonder Alonso of University of Miami
P Clayton Shunick of North Carolina State
OF David Sappelt of Coastal Carolina
P Enrique Garcia of University of Miami
P Matthew Fariel of Florida State

there fixed

Kingspoint
06-07-2008, 12:34 AM
there fixed

Gracias.

Go Big Brown!

Blitz Dorsey
06-07-2008, 01:17 AM
Try using "Miami (Ohio)" when referring to the school in Oxford. ... Redskin grads, er, Redhawk grads love that one too.

Kingspoint
06-07-2008, 07:15 PM
1B Yonder Alonso of Miami University
playing later today

P Clayton Shunick of North Carolina State
started yesterday...may get in tomorrow's game if needed

OF David Sappelt of Coastal Carolina
Played CF, was 1-5 Single, 1 Run, 1 RBI, 1 K, 0 BB, 0 Errors

P Enrique Garcia of Miami University
playing later today

P Matthew Fariel of Florida State
Started today, 8IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 6K, 1HR, Got the Win. No errors defensively in
1 chance, did not bat.

Grande Donkey
06-08-2008, 07:00 PM
2007 Reds draftee Leon Landry that went to college instead of signing just made one of the most spectacular plays in CF that I have ever seen.

Homer Bailey
06-08-2008, 07:06 PM
1B Yonder Alonso of Miami University
playing later today

P Clayton Shunick of North Carolina State
started yesterday...may get in tomorrow's game if needed

OF David Sappelt of Coastal Carolina
Played CF, was 1-5 Single, 1 Run, 1 RBI, 1 K, 0 BB, 0 Errors

P Enrique Garcia of Miami University
playing later today

P Matthew Fariel of Florida State
Started today, 8IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 6K, 1HR, Got the Win. No errors defensively in
1 chance, did not bat.


As much as I wish they played for my Redhawks, its the University of Miami. Miami University was founded before Florida was even a state.

Blitz Dorsey
06-08-2008, 08:20 PM
Alonso just went yard for the second day in a row. First-inning shot the other way to give Miami a 3-0 lead. My goodness he is impressive. I am loving the pick more and more. He has a great approach, great swing and is a leader. Defensively, he looks pretty good to me, but it's hard to really tell. But hitting-wise, I have no doubt. This kid is a stud and I actually think we were lucky to get him at No. 7. They are saying he is "the best hitter in college baseball." That's pretty high praise, but that's exactly what he looks like. He is now batting over .370 with 23 HRs on the year.

And this is great experience for him playing in a Super Regional and then the CWS (if Miami holds on and wins this elimination game over Arizona... they're tied 1-1 right now in the series).

NorrisHopper30
06-08-2008, 08:21 PM
Alonso is a monster.

BTW, did anyone see LSU's comeback?

redhawk61
06-08-2008, 08:23 PM
Alonso just went yard for the second day in a row. First-inning shot the other way to give Miami a 3-0 lead. My goodness he is impressive. I am loving the pick more and more. He has a great approach, great swing and is a leader. Defensively, he looks pretty good to me, but it's hard to really tell. But hitting-wise, I have no doubt. This kid is a stud and I actually think we were lucky to get him at No. 7. They are saying he is "the best hitter in college baseball." That's pretty high praise, but that's exactly what he looks like. He is now batting over .370 with 23 HRs on the year.

And this is great experience for him playing in a Super Regional and then the CWS (if Miami holds on and wins this elimination game over Arizona... they're tied 1-1 right now in the series).

I want Miami to lose to we can get the kid signed and start winning some ball games for us

Grande Donkey
06-08-2008, 08:23 PM
Alonso is a monster.

BTW, did anyone see LSU's comeback?
I saw most of it. I watched until I saw that Yonder was up to bat. UGA just closed out the ass whoppin' they gave NCST.

Grande Donkey
06-08-2008, 08:24 PM
Reds draft pick is pitching for the U too. It will be good to see what he's got.

NorrisHopper30
06-08-2008, 08:25 PM
Reds draft pick is pitching for the U too. It will be good to see what he's got.

Was just about to post this, everyone turn on to ESPN2 to check out Enrique Garcia.

He's got a fastball and splitter from what I can see (he was a closer last year..now is a starter), i'm sure they'll try to get him to develop another pitch over time.

redhawk61
06-08-2008, 08:26 PM
keeping the ball down. bad hop to Yonder

Grande Donkey
06-08-2008, 08:26 PM
That ball just ate Yonder up. That was a tough play but one that he probably should have made.

DTCromer
06-08-2008, 08:27 PM
The SEC was grossly overrated this year for some reason. Getting 9 teams into the field with a possibility of only 1 getting into the CWS.

THen you have the ACC who might get 3 teams in the CWS. Why the slurpfest for the SEC?

NorrisHopper30
06-08-2008, 08:29 PM
This is the first year i've ever watched college baseball (didn't get cable till a month ago) and I really enjoy it. The atmosphere is great and there is a ton of emotion.

OnBaseMachine
06-08-2008, 08:30 PM
This is the first year i've ever watched college baseball (didn't get cable till a month ago) and I really enjoy it. The atmosphere is great and there is a ton of emotion.

You haven't seen anything yet. Just wait until they get to Omaha next weekend.

Blitz Dorsey
06-08-2008, 08:30 PM
That ball took a bad hop... can't fault my boy Yonder too much for that one.

NorrisHopper30
06-08-2008, 08:33 PM
So all 3 super regional games are at the higher seeded team, they just switch off who gets top and who gets bottom of the inning?

1IP for Garcia with 1 run and a K.

Blitz Dorsey
06-08-2008, 08:36 PM
Yep, you got it Norris. 3-game series, all games at the higher-seed's site, game one the real home team is the home team, game two the visiting team is the home team and game three the home team is back to the home team.

Blitz Dorsey
06-08-2008, 08:38 PM
It's too bad college baseball is skewed heavily to favor Southern schools and West Coast schools. Would be nice to see teams like Ohio State and Cincinnati have more of a realistic chance of getting to Omaha.

redhawk61
06-08-2008, 08:48 PM
two Ks for Garcia, when he is keeping it down he looks pretty good

Grande Donkey
06-08-2008, 08:48 PM
Garcia looks pretty dang good.

redhawk61
06-08-2008, 08:53 PM
Another strong inning for Garcia, Yonder up next inning

Grande Donkey
06-08-2008, 09:00 PM
Yonder should have walked on four pitches but the ump made a terrible call on pitch #1. Foul ball 3-2 count, Fly out about 350 to left center.

OnBaseMachine
06-08-2008, 09:23 PM
Yonder should have walked on four pitches but the ump made a terrible call on pitch #1. Foul ball 3-2 count, Fly out about 350 to left center.

Yep. That called first strike was right around the ankles. I find it amazing Alonso has walked 70+ times this season because college strikezones are huge. The higher you move the tighter the strikezone gets.

Buckeye33
06-08-2008, 09:45 PM
Another K to end the 5th inning for Garcia. He looks really solid...

Tommyjohn25
06-11-2008, 11:12 AM
So when is the next Miami game?

11larkin11
06-11-2008, 11:17 AM
Yep. That called first strike was right around the ankles. I find it amazing Alonso has walked 70+ times this season because college strikezones are huge. The higher you move the tighter the strikezone gets.

Ha, that is my problem. My teammates and coaches say I have a Major League eye but the umpires aren't major league umps, so I can't take those pitches.

OesterPoster
06-11-2008, 05:36 PM
So when is the next Miami game?

The Series starts this Saturday at 1:00 with FSU vs. Stanford. I think the Seminoles have one Reds' draftee.

The U plays at 6:00 on Saturday against Georgia on ESPN. If they lose, they play Monday at 1:00 on ESPN2. If they win, they play Monday at 6:00 on ESPN2.

Tommyjohn25
06-11-2008, 05:41 PM
The Series starts this Saturday at 1:00 with FSU vs. Stanford. I think the Seminoles have one Reds' draftee.

The U plays at 6:00 on Saturday against Georgia on ESPN. If they lose, they play Monday at 1:00 on ESPN2. If they win, they play Monday at 6:00 on ESPN2.

Thanks! :thumbup:

Blitz Dorsey
06-14-2008, 10:42 PM
Yonder just went yard (24th of the year) to give Miami a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 7th in their game against Georgia in the first round of the CWS.

Yonder is a BMF.

MasonBuzz3
06-15-2008, 12:05 AM
Yonder just went yard (24th of the year) to give Miami a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 7th in their game against Georgia in the first round of the CWS.

Yonder is a BMF.

Don't forget to mention that it was a bomb to left-center off of a lefty. Yonder is the real deal

malcontent
06-15-2008, 01:44 AM
The first time up against the same lefty, Yonder flew out to the track in LCF.

I don't think he'll need to sit against LHP.

:)

Mario-Rijo
06-15-2008, 02:18 AM
Don't forget to mention that it was a bomb to left-center off of a lefty. Yonder is the real deal

Alex Mcree (Ga.) was the pitcher and he's not a bad LHP but he's given up (coming in) 46 Hits in 44 IP but only 5 of those were XBH's 2 Dbl's and 3 HR's. The pitch was supposed to be a FB on the outer corner and was close but left it a bit short of the corner and Alonso swung like he knew it was coming. If he hit's his spot there Alonso swings and misses, but he didn't and Alonso made him pay.

It was the go ahead run late in the game (7th) at the time, but Alas UM went down and hopefully for the sake of Alonso's development and the Dayton Dragons 2nd half Fla. St. beats them next. The game ended w/ Alonso on deck and Josh Fields on the mound getting Jemile Weeks to pop out for the final out.

DTCromer
06-15-2008, 02:37 AM
Yeah, because if UM loses 1 week earlier than if it went to the Finals, Alonso's development would seriously be hindered.

I'll never get that argument from many of the fans on this board.

OnBaseMachine
06-15-2008, 03:19 AM
The more I watch Alonso hit the more I like the pick. I absolutely love his approach at the plate. He very rarely chases a bad pitch and he's not afraid to hit to the opposite field. I think he's going to develop into a .300+ hitter who walks 100+ times and hits 30-35 homeruns and gets on base at a .400 clip. Alonso, Bruce, and Votto will form a great trio in the middle of the lineup. Now we just gotta hope EdE or Todd Frazier can become the big right handed power bat we need to stick in between the lefties.

redhawk61
06-15-2008, 03:20 AM
i'm just praying for Miami to lose Monday so we can get to getting him signed already

Mario-Rijo
06-15-2008, 04:59 PM
Yeah, because if UM loses 1 week earlier than if it went to the Finals, Alonso's development would seriously be hindered.

I'll never get that argument from many of the fans on this board.

DT that remark from me was made somewhat in jest. I think we all know a week, a month, etc isn't going to make a difference, just ready for him to start helping out Dayton hopefully. And also to start to get a read on his future with a wood bat in hand.

icehole3
06-15-2008, 05:09 PM
The more I watch Alonso hit the more I like the pick. I absolutely love his approach at the plate. He very rarely chases a bad pitch and he's not afraid to hit to the opposite field. I think he's going to develop into a .300+ hitter who walks 100+ times and hits 30-35 homeruns and gets on base at a .400 clip. Alonso, Bruce, and Votto will form a great trio in the middle of the lineup. Now we just gotta hope EdE or Todd Frazier can become the big right handed power bat we need to stick in between the lefties.

I think EdE isnt the right handed answer, Frazier maybe...EdE is to much of a free swinger for my taste, just my 2 cents.

Blitz Dorsey
06-15-2008, 05:51 PM
I LOVED seeing Yonder's fire in the dugout after the game was over. He was pissed, but it wasn't for show and he didn't take it too far. This guy has some natural fire which is going to bode well for the Reds. I love his approach at the plate and how he takes a hard (but never wild) swing at every pitch he decides to rip at. This guy was a great pick IMO after seeing both him and G.Beckham play multiple games. You NEVER draft for need or you are going to be looking for a job soon. Best player available, period. Kudos to the Reds for doing just that.