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dougdirt
06-12-2008, 07:28 PM
Dayton up 4-0 after half an inning thanks to a Logan Parker 3 run HR.

dougdirt
06-12-2008, 07:29 PM
Sarasota is in a rain delay

dougdirt
06-12-2008, 08:01 PM
Devin Mesoraco is 1-2. Dayton is up 5-2.

Louisville is tied at 0-0 after three.

highheat11
06-12-2008, 08:43 PM
anyone know why Mes got pulled? Injury or callup? I'd find it hard to believe he'd be getting called up.

redsof72
06-12-2008, 08:46 PM
Ejected about two pitches after Donnie Scott was ejected.

highheat11
06-12-2008, 08:46 PM
Thanks, i was hoping it wasnt injury.

Scrap Irony
06-12-2008, 08:50 PM
Before today's game, some numbers to note:

* 22-year-old (23 in the middle of August) SS Chris Valaika is hitting .294 after a rough start in AA. His AA OPS is up to 815 as well and his overall numbers may be the most impressive of any in the Red system. (330/375/525/900) He may be the second coming of Jeff Keppinger as a SS, but he's certainly become an intruiging option as early as September.

* CF Shaun Cumberland (24 on 8/1) has slumped to a 291 BA after a huge start, but his OBP is still excellent (389) and his pop (8 HR, 2 3B, & 7 2B) isn't all that bad. (He's leading the AA Chattanooga team in OPS for the season.) If he's a plus glove, he's another really nice suprise on the season and an option for a spot in CF assuming Junior, Dunn, or both aren't here next season. Another plus: 27 BB, 28 K.

* Will the real Daniel Perales stand up? In roughly the same number of at-bats in both low A Dayton and High A Sarasota, Perales has added almost 200 OPS points to the bottom line. It is a small sample size, though.

* Top Five OPS hitters in the Cincinnati pipeline?
1. Frazier (929 overall) [High A]
2. Valaika (900 overall) [AA]
3. Cumberland (873) [AA]
4. Tonys Gutierrez (858) [AA]
5. Daniel Dorn (842) [AA]

Not much pop or patience in the pipeline, IMO.

Blue
06-12-2008, 09:34 PM
Ejected about two pitches after Donnie Scott was ejected.

I don't know whether that makes him a firey competitor or a prima dona.

Kc61
06-12-2008, 09:42 PM
* Top Five OPS hitters in the Cincinnati pipeline?
1. Frazier (929 overall) [High A]
2. Valaika (900 overall) [AA]
3. Cumberland (873) [AA]
4. Tonys Gutierrez (858) [AA]
5. Daniel Dorn (842) [AA]

Not much pop or patience in the pipeline, IMO.

Pop/patience guys are Alonso and Frazier. These are your two big front line hitting prospects right now. Others could make it, but these are the two main guys.

HokieRed
06-12-2008, 09:52 PM
Cumberland is actually coming back strongly after a very weak May, when he fell off to .233 for the month. He was hitting .323 for the last ten games coming into tonight and is now 2-3. He should be in Louisville any day now, hopefully for what will be a brief stay before replacing you know who as our leadoff man and CFer when Bruce is not out there.

Blue
06-12-2008, 10:08 PM
Pop/patience guys are Alonso and Frazier. These are your two big front line hitting prospects right now. Others could make it, but these are the two main guys.

Valaika is really close to being there if he sticks at SS.

Kc61
06-12-2008, 10:17 PM
Valaika is really close to being there if he sticks at SS.


Definitely agree on Valaika.

Gutierrez has three walks tonight as his OBP heads back up near .450. Think the Reds could use a .400 OBP guy, even if he's not a power hitter?

Scrap Irony
06-12-2008, 10:23 PM
Not at 1B. If he could only play CF...


On another notes, Logan Parker's year has been horrible, so far. Started with the injury. Now, he's hitting a robust .202. Ugh. I thought he might go further than low A. Mesoraco has just under 100 at-bats in Dayton and is hitting as well as anyone there. (Talk about damning with faint praise.)

HokieRed
06-12-2008, 11:50 PM
Cumberland finished 4 for 5. If I were Walt, I'd have him on the train/bus/plane to L'ville. Makes no sense to wait longer.

11larkin11
06-12-2008, 11:51 PM
Minor League Threads don't seem as fun as they were since the Boss got called up

Az. Reds Fan
06-13-2008, 12:23 AM
Minor League Threads don't seem as fun as they were since the Boss got called up


Don't worry, they'll get fun again once the rookie leagues start and once Mr. Alonso makes his entrance into the Reds system.

dougdirt
06-13-2008, 01:11 AM
Minor League Threads don't seem as fun as they were since the Boss got called up

I have also noticed that. The lack of participation from others has gone down the crapper. I am excited for tomorrow's game thread when maybe Kyle Lotzkar making his debut on the season will draw some interaction and hopefully some excitement from the minor league followers.

11larkin11
06-13-2008, 01:17 AM
I have also noticed that. The lack of participation from others has gone down the crapper. I am excited for tomorrow's game thread when maybe Kyle Lotzkar making his debut on the season will draw some interaction and hopefully some excitement from the minor league followers.

If I didn't have a game myself I would be here to watch. I was really high on Lotzkar coming in and am excited to see him. Maybe he will dominate and force the Reds hand to keep him there like Mez this year and Bruce last year in AAA, but I am sure no matter how well he does he will be back down in Billings on the 19th to start the season. Doug, any word on how he has looked in Extended ST?

dougdirt
06-13-2008, 01:22 AM
If I didn't have a game myself I would be here to watch. I was really high on Lotzkar coming in and am excited to see him. Maybe he will dominate and force the Reds hand to keep him there like Mez this year and Bruce last year in AAA, but I am sure no matter how well he does he will be back down in Billings on the 19th to start the season. Doug, any word on how he has looked in Extended ST?

I haven't heard much on him from EST since in April, which doesn't tell us a whole lot. It will be interesting to see what they do with Lotzkar regardless of how he does. I think he could succeed in Dayton if they choose to keep him there. No offense to the current Dragons starters, but they aren't exactly getting the job done right now. Matt Klinker is the only starter on the staff with an ERA under 5 (and he is sitting pretty with a 3.14 ERA) while the rest of the starters are at 5.02, 5.32, 6.20 and 8.76.

11larkin11
06-13-2008, 01:27 AM
I haven't heard much on him from EST since in April, which doesn't tell us a whole lot. It will be interesting to see what they do with Lotzkar regardless of how he does. I think he could succeed in Dayton if they choose to keep him there. No offense to the current Dragons starters, but they aren't exactly getting the job done right now. Matt Klinker is the only starter on the staff with an ERA under 5 (and he is sitting pretty with a 3.14 ERA) while the rest of the starters are at 5.02, 5.32, 6.20 and 8.76.

I was just wondering after tonight how much longer they were going to keep Partch in the rotation. With the rotation in shambles, you think Shunick could start here?

AmarilloRed
06-13-2008, 01:45 AM
Louisville recap: Bats won 4-3

Justin Mallett: 5 2/3 IP, 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 ER, 2 bb, 8k, 1 hr, 3.31 ERA
Coffey: 1 1/3 IP, 1 walk
Roenicke:1 IP, 1 hit, 1 K, ERA at 1.13
Pelland: 2 IP, 2 hits, 1 bb, 4 K
Bolivar 5-6

Incidentally, anyone know what happened to Chris Dickerson? Gil has been playing CF in his place since Dickerson went 3 for 5 on 6/8.

AmarilloRed
06-13-2008, 01:48 AM
Chattanooga recap: Lookouts win 5-1

Lecure : 7 IP, 4 hits, 1 BB, 6 K
Cumberland: 4-5, 1 run, BA at .305
Eymann 2-5, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Henry: 2-5, 1 double 1 RBI

AmarilloRed
06-13-2008, 01:51 AM
Sarasota wins 8-7

Helsey: 4-5, 2 doubles, 3 runs, 1 RBI
Frazier: 2-4, 2 runs, 1 double, 3 RBI
Francisco: 3-4, 1 run, 1 double, 1 RBI
Stubbs: 1-4, 3 RBI

OnBaseMachine
06-13-2008, 02:38 AM
Frazier is heating up again.

Hoosier Red
06-13-2008, 01:24 PM
Good Sam came out last night then eh?

OnBaseMachine
06-13-2008, 02:15 PM
Doug, where did you hear that Lotzkar was starting for Dayton tonight?

dougdirt
06-13-2008, 04:11 PM
Doug, where did you hear that Lotzkar was starting for Dayton tonight?

Two places actually. Someone mentioned it here and then a family member of another player in the system told me about his call up.

crazyredfan40
06-13-2008, 05:00 PM
Really hope that Lotzkar does well...

He is in line behind Thompson, Maloney, and Wood...He might actually have more potential than them...