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08-30-2008, 05:22 PM
Louisville - 6:00 - Daryl Thompson

Chattanooga - 7:15

Sarasota - 6:00

Dayton - 7:00 - Juan Rafael

Billings - 9:05 - Jamie Arneson

08-30-2008, 05:57 PM
Gil could get some innings tonight for SAR as he is now on their roster

08-30-2008, 05:59 PM
Ondrusek on the mound for SAR; gives up a HR to the leadoff hitter

08-30-2008, 06:12 PM
Louisville is scoreless after one inning.

08-30-2008, 06:16 PM
Sarasota is in a rain delay in the top of the first inning. I wouldn't be surprised if this game gets suspended... the rain from Hurricane Gustav is starting to stretch into Florida.

08-30-2008, 06:25 PM
Thompson: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

08-30-2008, 06:37 PM
Thompson: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

No score after three.

08-30-2008, 06:38 PM
Thompson: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

No score after three.

Good to see Thompson looking good.

08-30-2008, 06:39 PM
Sarasota has resumed.

08-30-2008, 06:43 PM
Yonder Alonso walks in his first PA.

08-30-2008, 06:56 PM
Thompson: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Louisville is hitless through 4.2

08-30-2008, 07:13 PM
Louisville is getting no hit through six innings.

08-30-2008, 07:23 PM
Stubbs ends the no hit bid with a single

08-30-2008, 07:49 PM
Yonder with an RBI single 1-1 with an RBI and a walk

08-30-2008, 07:51 PM
Thompson's final line: 6innings, 5 hits, 1ER, 0BB's, 5K's

08-30-2008, 07:58 PM
Burton throws a scoreless inning

08-30-2008, 08:00 PM
now he gets it going...Alonso with his 2nd walk. 1-1, 1 RBI, 2 BB's

08-30-2008, 08:02 PM
now he gets it going...Alonso with his 2nd walk. 1-1, 1 RBI, 2 BB's


And good to dee DT putting it back together today! :thumbup:

08-30-2008, 08:06 PM
Fisher with a scoreless inning and a "K"

08-30-2008, 08:16 PM
Richar hits an RBI triple, came in in the 8th, 1-1 triple, RBI, and a walk

08-30-2008, 08:17 PM
Bolivar doubles in Richar, 3-1 LOU

08-30-2008, 08:19 PM
Bolivar steals 3rd then scores on a wild pitch, 4-1 LOU bottom 9

08-30-2008, 08:26 PM
Travis Wood thus far tonight: 4innings, 3 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

08-30-2008, 08:30 PM
Dayton down 5-3 in the 4th.

Soto is not playing tonight

Cozart 1-2 triple
Phipps 1-2 RBI
Waring 1-1 double, walk
McKennon 1-2 double, RBI
Bour 0-1 RBI, walk

08-30-2008, 08:32 PM
Gil with a scorless inning for Sarasota; they're losing 7-1

08-30-2008, 08:39 PM
Louisville won 4-1.

Bolivar: 1-for-4 double, walk, SB
Stubbs: 1-for-5
Cumberland: 0-for-2 two walks, SB
Castillo: 1-for-4
Janish: 0-for-2 two walks

Thompson: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K

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

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

08-30-2008, 08:41 PM
Chattanooga is tied 1-1 after 4 1/2 innings.

Henry: 0-for-2
Heisey: 0-for-2
Turner: 1-for-1 walk
Valaika: 1-for-2

Wood: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K

08-30-2008, 08:44 PM
Really good to see that line from Thompson again. Bit of a bounceback too for Wood. He's been up-down all season; it's good to remember he's only 21.

08-30-2008, 08:44 PM
Sarasota trails 7-1 after seven innings.

Castro: 2-for-4 double
Alonso: 1-for-1 two walks
Frazier: 0-for-3
Parker: 0-for-3
Long: 2-for-3
Contreras: 1-for-3 double

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

08-30-2008, 08:48 PM
Dayton trails 6-3 after five innings.

Cozart: 1-for-3 triple
Phipps: 2-for-3 SB
Waring: 1-for-2 double, walk
Mesoraco: 0-for-2 walk
Reed: 0-for-1 walk

08-30-2008, 08:49 PM
Gil 2 innings, 2BB's, 2 K's, 0ER

08-30-2008, 09:12 PM
Sarasota lost 7-1.

Castro: 2-for-4 double
Alonso: 1-for-2 two walks
Frazier: 0-for-4
Parker: 0-for-4
Long: 2-for-4
Contreras: 1-for-3 double

Gil: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

08-30-2008, 09:15 PM
Cody Puckett gives Billings a 1-0 lead with a lead off homerun, his 8th homer of the season.

08-30-2008, 09:26 PM
Chatt leads 5-1

Turner and Valaika are both 1-2 with a BB
D.M. Anderson 1-3 RBI
Eymann 1-2 double 2 RBI's, a walk
Rodriquez 1-2 HR 2RBI's

Wood- 6innings 3 hits, 1 ER, 2 BB's, 2 K's
Manuel- 1inning 1 K

08-30-2008, 10:00 PM
Chattanooga won 5-2.

Henry: 0-for-3 walk
Heisey: 0-for-4
Turner: 2-for-3 walk
Valaika: 1-for-3 walk
Eymann: 1-for-3 double, walk

Wood: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Manuel: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K

08-30-2008, 10:03 PM
Dayton lost 7-3.

Cozart: 3-for-5 triple
Soto: DNP
Phipps: 2-for-5 SB
Waring: 1-for-3 double, walk
Mesoraco: 1-for-3 walk
Reed: 0-for-3 walk

Thurman: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K

08-30-2008, 10:05 PM
Billings is winning 4-2 after 3 1/2 innings.

Puckett: 2-for-2 homerun (#8), 3 RBI
Buchholz: 2-for-3 double, SB
Brown: 1-for-2 walk
Konstanty: 0-for-2 walk
Sappelt: 0-for-2
Coddington: 2-for-2 double

08-30-2008, 10:05 PM
Turner really looks like Jeff Keppinger: 2.0 version, hits for a slight less AVG, but takes more walks, and hits with a tad more power, and comes with Kung Fu grip

08-30-2008, 10:14 PM

And good to dee DT putting it back together today! :thumbup:


08-30-2008, 10:36 PM

And good to dee DT putting it back together today! :thumbup:

Cromer's back? :D

08-30-2008, 10:41 PM
Alex Buchholz is 3-for-4 with a double and is back up over .400 at .407.

08-30-2008, 10:52 PM
Alex Buchholz is 3-for-4 with a double and is back up over .400 at .407.
good I was getting worried there for a second, I was about to write him off as a prospect with that .397 AVG:thumbup:

08-30-2008, 11:20 PM
Billings is winning 9-3 after 7 1/2 innings.

08-31-2008, 01:13 AM
Billings won 10-3.

Puckett: 3-for-5 homerun (#8), 3 RBI
Buchholz: 4-for-6 double, SB, 2 RBI...hitting .409
Brown: 2-for-5 double, walk
Konstanty: 1-for-5 walk
Sappelt: 2-for-5 homerun (#7), 2 RBI
Coddington: 3-for-5 double

Bohana: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Grande Donkey
08-31-2008, 01:24 AM
Buchholz should have skipped Billings all together this year.

08-31-2008, 01:39 AM
Dragons ailing heading into playoffs

By Marc Katz

Staff Writer

Sunday, August 31, 2008

DAYTON Even before the game began, the Dragons were in trouble Saturday, Aug. 30.

First, during routine end-of-season physicals, it was discovered left fielder Keltavious Jones was suffering from a so-far unknown ailment, and he was put on the disabled list.

Jones, who said he had not felt well for the last two weeks and lost 10 pounds during that time (he's 5-foot-9 and now weighs 150), was replaced on the roster by Anthony Gressick, who has not played since July 5 with a wrist injury.

Meanwhile, Jones went to the doctor's office for blood tests.

While he was gone, third baseman/designated hitter Neftali Soto was scratched from the starting lineup because he felt ill.

Then Dayton starter Juan Rafael walked two ahead of Alex Avila's three-run homer in the first, and the Dragons as a team didn't feel so well on the way to a 7-3 loss to West Michigan's Whitecaps at Fifth Third Field, a not-so good tuneup for the playoffs, which begin Wednesday.

"We're trying to win these ball games, but we're also trying to win the playoffs," Dragons manager Donnie Scott said. "I didn't think (starting pitcher Juan Rafael) was into it. I know we clinched a playoff spot, and who cares about these (last regular-season) games? But I don't think you can turn the switch on and off.

"I expected a day of being flat (Friday), but we don't have time for that. We have to get ready."

Only two games remain for that, tonight and Monday afternoon. Then the Dragons take a day off before the playoffs begin Wednesday.

Dragons tales

As expected, left-hander Jeremy Horst will be held back from his final start Monday so he can lead the Dragons into the playoffs Wednesday. Horst, who began the season in the bullpen, has been the team's best pitcher of late, finishing the regular season at 8-2 with a 2.38 ERA.

Enerio Del Rosario will pitch the second game of the playoff series with Lansing, followed by Luis Montano if the team keeps winning.

West Michigan would have rights to two games in the second playoff round if the Whitecaps face Dayton, but wants to play the first game at their suburban Grand Rapids location if that happens, with the Dragons hosting Game 2 and the third game, if necessary.

Jones, who began the season as an extra outfielder and became a starter, finished with a .251 batting average, five homers and 25 RBIs. Gressick, who was a pitcher last season, converted to outfield and was hitting .224 with three homers and four RBIs in limited action earlier this year.


08-31-2008, 09:57 AM
OK, I attended the Sarasota game last night to get my only glimpse of Yonder for the year. I was also hoping I might see Buck or Carrol starting, and Stewart in relief. Only the Yonder part came thru. Although I did get to see Gil which was interesting.

Yonder - Stocky kid. I'd be shocked if they ever tried him at any position other than 1st. As evidenced by his 2 walks, he makes the pitcher work. His one hit was sharp ground ball. His one out was a deep line drive to straight center that CF make outstanding catch on. After the catch, Yonder stood between 1st and 2nd and stared at him, doing that "can't believe you caught that" look.

As far as fielding I don't recall any fair ground balls that he fielded. There were 2 scoops needed on throws to 1st and he got both, and a foul ground ball he made a nice play on. There was also a smash down the 1st base line that went for a double. Not sure if anyone could have gotten to it.

Jerry Gil was interesting. Best I could tell, all he was throwing was fastballs and changeups. And he was very fast and when he threw strikes the hitters were having trouble hitting him. But.......................

He was wild. Crazy wild, Nuke Laroosh wild. He'd throw one perfect and the next would be so high and wide the catcher could only tip it as it went by and it shot up into the stands. I think he'll still be in High A to start next season.

08-31-2008, 10:09 AM
Thanks for the report Jax!:thumbup:

08-31-2008, 11:09 AM
Thanks for the report Jax.