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OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 12:54 PM
Today is the last day of the regular season for Louisville, Chattanooga, and Dayton. Sarasota's season ended yesterday. Billings still has five games remaining.

Louisville - 1:05 - Bobby Livingston

Chattanooga - 2:15

Dayton - 2:00

Billings - 9:05 - Leonardo Astorga

dougdirt
09-01-2008, 02:17 PM
Drew Stubbs takes three strikes. Two of them were downright terribly called. Stubbs was 5 steps to first base before being called out on strikes. The Bats bench was yelling at the ump and Rick Sweet ended up having a discussion with him. Both of the 'questionable' strikes were literally at his ankles.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 02:35 PM
Bobby Livingston is perfect through three innings.

HokieRed
09-01-2008, 02:43 PM
Sounds, from Doug's comment, that the ump must have a big strike zone and Bobby's apparently loving it.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 02:47 PM
Livingston allowed a lead off homerun in the 4th inning. 1-0.

AmarilloRed
09-01-2008, 03:11 PM
Viola is the starter for Chattanooga; Guerrero got the start for Dayton.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 03:22 PM
Brandon Waring gives Dayton a 2-0 lead with a 2-run double.

KittyDuran
09-01-2008, 03:24 PM
Here in Dayton ... team has new unis? Well I haven't seen them before.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 03:25 PM
You going to the playoff games Kitty?

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 03:55 PM
Dayton is winning 5-0 after three innings.

Soto is 1-for-2.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 03:56 PM
Chattanooga is scoreless after 2 1/2.

Viola: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 04:09 PM
Viola: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 04:13 PM
Soto is 2-for-3.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 04:28 PM
Stubbs just singled to drive a run in. Louisville trails 5-2 in the 8th.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 04:35 PM
Viola: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 04:47 PM
Viola: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K

AmarilloRed
09-01-2008, 04:51 PM
Dragons up 5-4 in the sixth

Soto:2-3

Waring:2-3, double, 2 RBI

Cozart:1-1, double

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 04:53 PM
Louisville lost 5-2.

Richar: 1-for-4
Stubbs: 1-for-4
Rosales: 1-for-4 SB
Griffin: 2-for-4
Cumberland: 2-for-4
Janish: 1-for-3

Livingston: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 05:05 PM
Viola's final line: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 11 K

Superdude
09-01-2008, 05:09 PM
Viola's final line: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 11 K

That's pretty solid.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 05:13 PM
Viola pitched much better after he was moved to the rotation. Maybe it was a coincidence but another theory is maybe he was relying too much on just one pitch as a reliever and the started mixing up his pitches more after he converted to a starter. Check out his stats as a starter:

33 IP, 27 H, 9 BB/30 K, 2.45 ERA

I like his stuff a lot. He could help the Reds bullpen sometime next season.

redhawk61
09-01-2008, 05:21 PM
Viola pitched much better after he was moved to the rotation. Maybe it was a coincidence but another theory is maybe he was relying too much on just one pitch as a reliever and the started mixing up his pitches more after he converted to a starter. Check out his stats as a starter:

33 IP, 27 H, 9 BB/30 K, 2.45 ERA

I like his stuff a lot. He could help the Reds bullpen sometime next season.
Or rotation....

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 05:28 PM
Dayton won 5-4.

Cozart: 1-for-1 double
Soto: 2-for-5
Waring: 2-for-3 double, 2 RBI
Phipps: 1-for-4 double
Bour: 2-for-4 homerun (#7), 2 RBI

Gonzalez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

mace
09-01-2008, 05:36 PM
Why not the rotation (at some point)? Given the thin ranks of starting pitchers in the system and the apparent surplus of relievers, it would seem that they might contemplate stretching out at least a few of the bullpen guys. They had short-term success with Viola, Jeremy Horst and Enerio Del Rosario for the last month or so. Any other candidates? Herrera? Manuel (who seemed to have quite a few stints of three innings or so)? Lutz? Geronimo? Valiquette? Aguido Gonzalez? Terrell Young? Even if all those guys were switched (which I wouldn't necessarily advocate), the relief prospects would still include Roenicke, Fisher, Watson, Stewart, Thurman, Beal, Krebs, Jeffords . . . virtually all of the top guys.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 05:40 PM
Chattanooga won 2-1.

Heisey: 1-for-4 SB
Turner: 1-for-4
Gutierrez: 2-for-3 walk
Henry: 0-for-2 walk
Eymann: 1-for-2 double
Valaika: DNP

Viola: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 11 K

bellhead
09-01-2008, 06:12 PM
Wow Soto,

Is he on the fast track now?

OBM,

Next year at Sarasota then to Chat if he warrants it?

Imagine Chat next year with Soto at 3rd, Yonder at 1st.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2008, 06:15 PM
I think we'll see Soto in Sarasota to begin next season and possibly spend the whole year there unless he dominates the league and forces a promotion.

KittyDuran
09-01-2008, 07:19 PM
You going to the playoff games Kitty?Yeppers... Section 203, Row 1, Seat 7 (all games). We'll see if they get past the first round...:pray:

CTA513
09-01-2008, 08:56 PM
The Billings game has been postponed according to MILB.com

Kingspoint
09-02-2008, 01:18 AM
That is some slump Henry has been going through.

SirFelixCat
09-02-2008, 02:02 AM
I saw that Valaika didn't play today...getting called up?

OnBaseMachine
09-02-2008, 02:18 AM
I saw that Valaika didn't play today...getting called up?

Doubt it. He's not on the 40-man roster.