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OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 03:33 PM
Louisville - 7:00 - Ben Jukich

Chattanooga - 7:15

Sarasota - 7:00 - Matt Klinker

Dayton - 7:05...Dayton's magic number is two games. A Dayton win coupled with a Fort Wayne loss clinches a playoff berth for Dayton.

Billings - 9:00 - Clayton Shunick

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 07:47 PM
It looks like Jared Burton will start tonight for Louisville as he begins his rehab. My guess is he'll throw 1-2 innings and then Ben Jukich will come in to relieve him.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 07:51 PM
Todd Frazier and Juan Francisco aren't playing tonight. Yonder Alonso is DHing and hitting third.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 08:04 PM
Stubbs singles in his first atbat on a 3-1 pitch.

dougdirt
08-28-2008, 08:04 PM
Drew Stubbs with a bloop single in the first. OBM makes me look like the turtle in the cheetah race.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 08:07 PM
Drew Stubbs with a bloop single in the first. OBM makes me look like the turtle in the cheetah race.

Would you like me to reveal my secrets to building arm strength and improving quickness? ;)

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 08:08 PM
Matt Klinker throws a 1-2-3 first inning with 2 K's.

dougdirt
08-28-2008, 08:09 PM
Would you like me to reveal my secrets to building arm strength and improving quickness? ;)

Does it involve being logged into Redszone before the play happens? That usually helps me.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 08:11 PM
Does it involve being logged into Redszone before the play happens? That usually helps me.

Yes. ;) I keep mine set so that I'm always logged in when I view Redszone.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 08:23 PM
Yonder Alonso hits a sac fly in his first PA tonight.

dougdirt
08-28-2008, 08:24 PM
Yonder Alonso hits a sac fly in his first PA tonight.

Talk about an out making machine!

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 08:25 PM
Brandon Waring gives Dayton a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a RBI single.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 08:26 PM
Burton: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Jukich took over in the second inning.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 08:30 PM
Klinker throws a 1-2-3 second inning with two more K's.

2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

1-0 Sarasota

dougdirt
08-28-2008, 08:51 PM
Louisville ties the game up at 1 in the 3rd.

Redman15
08-28-2008, 08:52 PM
Eymann hits a Grand Salami to put the Looks up 6-4 in the B1.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 08:53 PM
Dayton is winning 1-0 after three innings.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 08:57 PM
Klinker: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 09:00 PM
Yonder Alonso is 1-for-1 with a single and a sac fly.

1-0 Sarasota after three innings.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 09:05 PM
Fort Wayne is losing 4-0 after four innings. If they lose it cuts Dayton's magic number to one, and a Dayton win would clinch the wild card.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 09:09 PM
Klinker: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 H, 0 BB, 7 K

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 09:20 PM
Klinker: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K

dougdirt
08-28-2008, 09:23 PM
Klinker having a very nice game. He had a rough stretch in Sarasota earlier, but having a very good showing tonight.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 09:26 PM
Neftali Soto doubles to begin the 6th inning to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.

Dayton is winning 1-0 after 5 1/2.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 09:38 PM
Klinker: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 09:41 PM
Dayton is winning 2-0 after 6 1/2 innings.

Kahaulelio: 2-for-3 walk
Cozart: 1-for-4
Soto: 1-for-3 double
Waring: 1-for-2 walk
Mesoraco: 0-for-3
Menchaca: 1-for-3 solo homerun (#5)

Del Rosario: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 09:45 PM
Fort Wayne now trails 11-0. It appears Dayton will clinch a playoff berth tonight if they can hang on and win this game.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 09:47 PM
Del Rosario: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K

2-0 Dayton after seven.

dougdirt
08-28-2008, 10:10 PM
Stubbs is 2-3 with a triple for Louisville and he scored on a sac fly to give the Bats a 3-2 lead.

dougdirt
08-28-2008, 10:39 PM
Dayton won 2-0


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Kahaulelio 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .269
Cozart SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275
Soto DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .332
Waring 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .267
Phipps RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .254
Mesoraco C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
McKennon 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .241
Menchaca LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .182
Reed CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239
Del Rosario P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

BATTING
2B: Soto (15, Farina).
HR: Menchaca (5, 7th inning off Gailey, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kahaulelio 2; Cozart; Soto 2; Waring; Menchaca 4.
RBI: Waring (68), Menchaca (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mesoraco; McKennon.
Team LOB: 6.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Del Rosario (W, 5-2) 9.0 5 0 0 0 10 0 1.16

Caveat Emperor
08-28-2008, 10:56 PM
Stubbs is 2-3 with a triple for Louisville and he scored on a sac fly to give the Bats a 3-2 lead.

Stubbs is a mystery to me -- I'm struggling to figure out how he gets better as the competition around him gets more advanced.

Part of me wants to just throw out small sample size, but the optimist in me wants to believe that he's responding to coaching and tapping into potential that was already there when the Reds drafted him.

The other interesting theory I've been kicking around a bit with fellow Reds fans at work is that he's benefiting from seeing more "consistent" pitching at the high minors. I imagine that some hitters, perhaps Stubbs being one, get better when they're not being forced to face wild flamethrowers and guys who can't keep a consistent arm slot or release point from pitch to pitch. Lots of those kinds of players in A/A+ ball -- not so much in the upper levels.

Maybe seeing lots of pitches around the plate has helped his recognition skills.

BigRed07
08-28-2008, 11:03 PM
Heisey hits a Grand Slam. That's 2 for the Lookouts.
They lead 11-5.

dougdirt
08-28-2008, 11:04 PM
Heisey hits a Grand Slam. That's 2 for the Lookouts.
They lead 11-5.

Man, its like when guys leave the FSL they turn it up another notch. Heisey is killing it.

BigRed07
08-28-2008, 11:06 PM
He has made 4 more great catches in CF. He needs a triple for the cycle again.

OnBaseMachine
08-28-2008, 11:07 PM
Dayton clinched a playoff berth with their win and Fort Wayne's loss.

Billings, Dayton, and Louisville are all going to the playoffs.

dougdirt
08-28-2008, 11:08 PM
Stubbs is a mystery to me -- I'm struggling to figure out how he gets better as the competition around him gets more advanced.

Part of me wants to just throw out small sample size, but the optimist in me wants to believe that he's responding to coaching and tapping into potential that was already there when the Reds drafted him.

The other interesting theory I've been kicking around a bit with fellow Reds fans at work is that he's benefiting from seeing more "consistent" pitching at the high minors. I imagine that some hitters, perhaps Stubbs being one, get better when they're not being forced to face wild flamethrowers and guys who can't keep a consistent arm slot or release point from pitch to pitch. Lots of those kinds of players in A/A+ ball -- not so much in the upper levels.

Maybe seeing lots of pitches around the plate has helped his recognition skills.
I have argued all year that he has been a good hitter all year, but the FSL was hiding some of it in his overall stat line, but he carried over last years second half to this year. No clue if thats right or not, but his last 500+ Ab's have been pretty darn good.

dougdirt
08-28-2008, 11:37 PM
Chattanooga won 11-7


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
DeJesus 2B 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .282
Heisey CF 5 2 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 .339
Dorn LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .284
Gutierre 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .282
Valaika SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .302
Henry RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .291
Eymann 3B 5 2 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 .299
Rodrigu C 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227
Vazquez P 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .455
Manuel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Szymanski 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226
Geronimo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

BATTING
2B: Heisey (5, Jeffress), DeJesus, Mic (9, Jeffress), Eymann (28, Ryan).
HR: Eymann (8, 1st inning off Jeffress, 3 on, 1 out), Heisey (2, 7th inning off Bray, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus, Mic 3; Heisey 7; Valaika; Henry; Eymann 7; Rodriguez, E; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Dorn (60), Valaika (50), Eymann 4 (68), Vazquez (3), Heisey 4 (9).
2-out RBI: Heisey 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Heisey 2; DeJesus, Mic; Eymann 2.
SF: Vazquez.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gutierrez, T (8, 2nd base off Jeffress/Salome).

FIELDING
E: Gutierrez, T (10, fielding).

a-Grounded into a forceout for Manuel in the 7th.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vazquez 5.0 5 5 5 5 4 1 6.05
Manuel (H) 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.34
Geronimo 2.0 2 2 2 2 3 0 3.91



HBP: Henry (by Jeffress), Parejo (by Geronimo).
Groundouts-flyouts: Jeffress 1-1, Ryan 4-4, Bray 3-7, Vazquez 4-7, Manuel 1-4, Geronimo 2-1.
Batters faced: Jeffress 10, Ryan 15, Bray 18, Vazquez 26, Manuel 7, Geronimo 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Ryan 2-0.

NorrisHopper30
08-28-2008, 11:39 PM
Soto took 6 innings to get his hitting streak extended? He must be in a slump.

dougdirt
08-28-2008, 11:53 PM
I have argued all year that he has been a good hitter all year, but the FSL was hiding some of it in his overall stat line, but he carried over last years second half to this year. No clue if thats right or not, but his last 500+ Ab's have been pretty darn good.

Just to expand further on this.... Over his last 436 PA outside of the FSL Drew Stubbs has hit .305/.388/.483 with 29 doubles, 7 triples and 8 HR.

bubbachunk
08-29-2008, 12:20 AM
Stubbs is a mystery to me -- I'm struggling to figure out how he gets better as the competition around him gets more advanced.



As long he keeps mystifying his way to the big leagues i dont mind :D

AmarilloRed
08-29-2008, 01:50 AM
Sarasota lost 2-1

Hale:1-2, double

Alonso:1-3, RBI

Klinker:6 IP, 2 hits, 1 BB, 10 K

Young: 2 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs

AmarilloRed
08-29-2008, 01:54 AM
Mustangs lost 9-0

Bucholz: 1-4, double

Sappelt:1-3, double

Edd Roush
08-29-2008, 11:39 AM
Does any body know why Tyler Stovall hasn't gotten into a game for Billings since August 23? He's put up a pretty strong line all year long .348/.406/.478 and he's a local product from Moeller so I was wondering if anyone knew what was up.

OnBaseMachine
08-29-2008, 11:42 AM
Evan Hildenbrandt made an appearance out of the Billings bullpen last night: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K.

OnBaseMachine
08-29-2008, 11:49 AM
Dragons are in the playoffs

Staff Report

Friday, August 29, 2008

LANSING, Mich. The Dayton Dragons are playoff-bound.

Enerio Del Rosario fired a five-hit, complete-game shutout and struck out 10 as Dayton defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 2-0 on Thursday, Aug. 28. Meanwhile, the Fort Wayne Wizards were manhandled by South Bend 17-6, putting the Dragons five games ahead of the Wizards with four to play in the wild-card race to qualify the Dragons for the postseason.

This marks the fifth time in the Dragons nine-year history that they have qualified for the playoffs. The club reached the postseason in its first three years, 2000, '01 and '02, then again in '07. This is the first time the Dragons have been a second-half qualifier since 2002. The Dragons have also posted their highest victory total in the second half of a season since 2002 as they improved to 37-29 in the second half.

Del Rosario became the first Dragons pitcher to go beyond seven innings as he threw 94 pitches while allowing only one runner past first base. He walked no one and established a Dragons' team 2008 high with 10 strikeouts. The game lasted just one hour and 59 minutes.

The Dragons scored the only run they would need in the top of the first inning. Jake Kahaulelio walked to start the game and went to second on Zack Cozart?s infield single. One batter later, Brandon Waring singled to center to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead.

Brandon Menchaca drilled a leadoff home run in the seventh, his fifth homer of the year, to give Dayton a 2-0 lead.

Del Rosario allowed a leadoff double in the bottom of the seventh but struck out the next three batters and then closed out the game by retiring the side in order in both the eighth and ninth innings. It was the first complete-game performance of the season for a Dragons pitcher.

Individual playoff tickets are available at the Fifth Third Field box office, (937) 228-2287, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Box office hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon-5 p.m. weekends. See the Web site daytondragons.com for more information.

Next game

The Dragons will open a best-of-three series at Fifth Third Field at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, against Lansing, which won the Eastern Division first-half title.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/s/content/oh/story/sports/pro/dragons/2008/08/29/ddn082908spdragons.html

OnBaseMachine
08-29-2008, 12:16 PM
Chris Heisey is now hitting .339/.369/.548 - .918 in 62 atbats with AA Chattanooga. Overall he's OPSing .831 between Sarasota and Chattanooga. This kid is becoming more and more interesting by the day.