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OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 10:31 AM
Louisville plays a doubleheader.

Game 1 - 6:05 - RHP Ramon Ramirez

Game 2 - LHP Matt Maloney

Carolina - 8:05 - RHP Jordan Smith

Sarasota - 6:00 - TBA

Dayton - 7:00 - Curtis Partch

SirFelixCat
04-11-2009, 12:54 PM
Doug, OBM, and others that update these threads all year...

I just wanted to give a preemptive THANK YOU! I follow the minors much more closely, thanks to you guys. Even though I don't say it much or post down here much, I want you all to know that it's really, really appreciated.

Thanks fellas!

JaxRed
04-11-2009, 12:59 PM
Looks like Zack Stewart for Sarasota

Mario-Rijo
04-11-2009, 01:58 PM
Doug, OBM, and others that update these threads all year...

I just wanted to give a preemptive THANK YOU! I follow the minors much more closely, thanks to you guys. Even though I don't say it much or post down here much, I want you all to know that it's really, really appreciated.

Thanks fellas!

I agree, it's because of their work down here that really makes this forum what it is. what other place can you go to get a virtual play by play with analysis on all minor league games, awesome!

HokieRed
04-11-2009, 02:19 PM
I'd like to join in the thanks to Doug and OBM. Some interesting starters tonight, particularly Smith and Stewart.

batsfan
04-11-2009, 02:36 PM
Pedro Viola is on the Temporarily Inactive list for "Family Matters", and Justin Mallett will join Louisville.

camisadelgolf
04-11-2009, 03:16 PM
For those who don't know, Viola's mother had a major surgery to remove a thyroid tumor. Here are the details: http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20090410/SPT04/304100091/

GIDP
04-11-2009, 04:18 PM
If only Louisville wasnt such a drive id head down tonight.

icehole3
04-11-2009, 04:57 PM
sad news about Viola, also want to echo what the other guys have said, I actually look forward to checking your updates everyday and it is much appreciated, minor league threads and a cup of coffee gets my morning started.

GOYA
04-11-2009, 05:03 PM
I can't vouch for the validity of the Bats site but they have Maloney in the first game and Ramirez in the second.

icehole3
04-11-2009, 05:08 PM
Im really pulling for Ramirez, I think he's a darkhorse canidate

lollipopcurve
04-11-2009, 05:45 PM
Stewart tanked when Texas Tech moved him (briefly) into their rotation last year. Will be interesting to see how he adjusts at the pro level.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 06:26 PM
Louisville is scoreless through 1 1/2.

Maloney: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 06:27 PM
Sarasota is also scoreless through 1 1/2.

Alonso: 1-for-1
Soto: 1-for-1 double

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

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 06:38 PM
Here are the lineups:

Louisville:

Norris Hopper, RF
Drew Stubbs, CF
Chris Valaika, SS
Kevin Barker, 1B
Jonny Gomes, DH
Adam Rosales, 3B
Wes Bankston, LF
Craig Tatum, C
Danny Richar, 2B

Matt Maloney, LHP

Where is Danny Dorn? He needs to play vs LHP and RHP.

Sarasota lineup:

Jacob Kahaulelio, 2B
Justin Reed, CF
Yonder Alonso, 1B
Alex Buchholz, SS
Neftali Soto, DH
Devin Mesoraco, C
Denis Phipps, RF
Dan Perales, LF
Justin Tordi, 3B

Zach Stewart, RHP

GIDP
04-11-2009, 06:42 PM
great catch by wes bankston

GIDP
04-11-2009, 06:43 PM
If only Maloney had a little more MPH he would be devastating.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 06:46 PM
Dayton lineup:

David Sappelt, CF
Miguel Rojas, SS
Jose Gualdron, 2B
Humberto Sosa, 1B
Byron Wiley, LF
Frank Pfister, 3B
Tony Brown, DH
Jordan Wideman, C
Brandon Menchaca, RF

Curtis Partch, RHP

GIDP
04-11-2009, 06:48 PM
I wonder if the Reds are going to try to get stubbs used to lead off any time this year.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 06:49 PM
Stubbs singled in his second atbat.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 06:56 PM
Maloney: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 06:57 PM
Stewart: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K

According to the game log, the run scored on an infield single followed by a bloop single to CF.

GIDP
04-11-2009, 07:03 PM
Wes Bankston 3 run Home Run

4 straight hits from the Bats to start the innings.

Double Barker, single Gomes, single Rosales that scored Barker, Bankston homer.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 07:03 PM
Louisville is winning 5-0 in the 4th inning.

Hopper: 0-for-2
Stubbs: 1-for-2
Valaika: 0-for-2
Barker: 1-for-1 double, walk
Gomes: 1-for-1 walk
Rosales: 1-for-2
Bankston: 2-for-2 HR (#1), 3 RBI
Tatum: 0-for-0 sac fly
Richar: 0-for-1

Maloney: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

camisadelgolf
04-11-2009, 07:05 PM
If only Maloney had a little more MPH he would be devastating.
I think the Reds have been trying to figure out ways to get more velocity out of him ever since he got in the organization.

GIDP
04-11-2009, 07:14 PM
I think the Reds have been trying to figure out ways to get more velocity out of him ever since he got in the organization.

heh

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 07:16 PM
Stewart: 4 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 07:22 PM
Matt Maloney allowed back to back triples to LaPorta and Aubrey to begin the fifth inning but escaped further damage with a strikeout and two flyouts.

5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 07:23 PM
Sarasota is tied 1-1 after 4 1/2 innings.

Reed: 1-for-2 SB
Alonso: 1-for-2
Buchholz: 1-for-2
Soto: 1-for-2 double
Mesoraco: 0-for-2
Phipps: 0-for-2

Stewart: 4 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K

That's Stewart's final line.

Gallen5862
04-11-2009, 07:29 PM
How would you rank Bankston as a prospect? How was he acquired? Was he a minor league free agent?

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 07:30 PM
How would you rank Bankston as a prospect? How was he acquired? Was he a minor league free agent?

The Reds signed him as a minor league free agent. He's only 25 years old. He was rated as the Rays #7 prospect a few years ago.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 07:32 PM
Rosales just doubled but Gomes was thrown out at the plate. Rosales is 2-for-3 with a double. He should be in the majors, IMO.

Gallen5862
04-11-2009, 07:32 PM
Thanks for the info OBM. Sounds like he could be a steal.

GIDP
04-11-2009, 07:40 PM
Thanks for the info OBM. Sounds like he could be a steal.

Him being a corner OF/1b guy Odds are stacked against him unless he improves his BB%

redhawk61
04-11-2009, 07:43 PM
Rosales just doubled but Gomes was thrown out at the plate. Rosales is 2-for-3 with a double. He should be in the majors, IMO.

Nah, we got McDonald

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 07:53 PM
Maloney: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 92 pitches.

5-1 Louisville after 6 1/2.

jmac
04-11-2009, 07:57 PM
Maloney: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 92 pitches.

5-1 Louisville after 6 1/2.

Isnt that the gameballgame ? I heard some of it on radio and thought it was at Louisville. 7 innings on a dh, right ?

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 07:57 PM
Carolina lineup:

Chris Heisey, CF
Zach Cozart, SS
Juan Francisco, 3B
Todd Frazier, 1B
Eric Eymann, 2B
Michael Griffin, LF
Chris Denove, C
Sean Henry, RF
Jordan Smith, RHP

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 07:58 PM
Isnt that the gameballgame ? I heard some of it on radio and thought it was at Louisville. 7 innings on a dh, right ?

Great point. I totally forgot about it being a double header.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 08:00 PM
Louisville won game one, 5-1.

Hopper: 0-for-3 SB
Stubbs: 1-for-3
Valaika: 0-for-3
Barker: 1-for-2 double, walk
Gomes: 1-for-1 walk, HBP
Rosales: 2-for-3 double
Bankston: 2-for-3 HR (#1), 3 RBI
Tatum: 0-for-2 sac fly
Richar: 0-for-3

Maloney: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 92 pitches.

Ramon Ramirez will start game two.

GIDP
04-11-2009, 08:02 PM
Just watching the game Maloney seems very good at controlling the curve.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 08:48 PM
Sarasota won 4-2.

Reed: 2-for-3 HR (#1), walk, SB
Alonso: 1-for-4
Buchholz: 1-for-4
Soto: 1-for-4 double
Mesoraco: 0-for-4
Phipps: 2-for-4 double, triple

Stewart: 4 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Guerrero: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Carnevales: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 08:51 PM
Dayton trails 2-0 after 5 1/2.

Sappelt: 0-for-2
Rojas: 1-for-2
Wiley: 0-for-1 walk
Brown: 0-for-2
Wideman: 1-for-2

Partch: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 6 K

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 08:57 PM
It looks like a bully locked the Carolina scoreboard update guy in the bathroom again.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 09:00 PM
Alright, it's working again. Todd Frazier just hit a 2-run ground rule double. Carolina is winning 3-0 after 2 1/2.

Frazier is 2-for-2 with a double. Todd is 5-for-10 on the season with three doubles.

corkedbat
04-11-2009, 09:12 PM
Thanks guys! You ll do a great job!

I'm seeing several hispanic surnames I'm not familiar with, are they coming out of our VSL & DSL teams? Who are a couple we should keep an eye on? Thanks.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 09:16 PM
Dayton lost 2-0.

Sappelt: 0-for-4
Rojas: 1-for-4
Wiley: 0-for-2 walk
Brown: 0-for-3
Wideman: 1-for-3

Partch: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 6 K

Janke: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

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

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 09:19 PM
Thanks guys! You ll do a great job!

I'm seeing several hispanic surnames I'm not familiar with, are they coming out of our VSL & DSL teams? Who are a couple we should keep an eye on? Thanks.

I assume you're talking about Rojas, Gualdron, and Sosa? The first two are known more for their glove. Neither provide much with the bat. Sosa hit decent in the GCL last year but he's already 23 years old.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 09:28 PM
Carolina is winning 4-0 after 4 1/2.

Heisey: 1-for-2 double, walk
Cozart: 1-for-2
Francisco: 0-for-3
Frazier: 3-for-3 double, 3 RBI
Eymann: 0-for-3
Griffin: 1-for-2
Denove: 0-for-1 sac fly
Henry: 0-for-1 walk

Smith: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 7 GO/3 FO

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 09:36 PM
Jordan Smith just threw a 1-2-3 5th inning using only five pitches.

5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 10 GO/3 FO, 48 pitches.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 09:38 PM
Adam Rosales continues to hit. He's 1-for-1 with a 2-run single and a walk in game two.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 09:47 PM
Smith throws a 1-2-3 sixth inning with 2 K's and a ground out.

6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 11 GO/3 FO, 62 pitches

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 09:59 PM
Carolina is having a big 7th inning:

Smith struckout. Heisey walked, Cozart singled, Francisco drove both runners in with an opposite field 2-run double. Frazier followed with a single. He's now 4-for-4. Eymann just singled to score Francisco.

7-0 Carolina.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 10:07 PM
Sean Henry singles in a run after Denove grounded out to drive a run in. 9-0 Carolina.

jmac
04-11-2009, 10:10 PM
I have been away from computer. I dont see a score on Louisville game two unless I am overlooking it. I get their games on radio till sun goes down and I lose signal.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 10:11 PM
I have been away from computer. I dont see a score on Louisville game two unless I am overlooking it. I get their games on radio till sun goes down and I lose signal.

It's 4-4 in the bottom of the 5th inning.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 10:22 PM
Smith gave up a couple runs in the seventh after sitting in the dugout for roughly 30 minutes.

7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 13 GO/4 FO, 82 pitches.

Still a good start.

9-2 Carolina after 7.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 10:25 PM
Louisville is tied 4-4 after 5 1/2.

Hopper: 3-for-3 SB
Richar: 1-for-2
Rosales: 1-for-2 walk, 2 RBI
Barker: 0-for-2 2 RBI
Gomes: 0-for-2
Dorn: 0-for-2
Bankston: 0-for-2
Castillo: 1-for-2

Ramirez: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 10:27 PM
Heisey and Cozart hit back to back doubles to begin the 8th inning. 10-2 Carolina.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 10:41 PM
Louisville is still tied 4-4 after 6 1/2 innings.

Carlos Fisher entered in the 7th inning with runners on first and second and only one out and he struckout both batters he faced.

Grande Donkey
04-11-2009, 10:46 PM
Is it just me or should Cozart be skyrocketing up prospect lists right now?

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 10:49 PM
Is it just me or should Cozart be skyrocketing up prospect lists right now?

If he keeps hitting like he is now, definitely. He's a legit plus defender from what I've read.

GIDP
04-11-2009, 10:50 PM
Ive never heard anything other than that OBM.

Louisville winning run on 3rd after Castillo and Hopper back to back hits

GOYA
04-11-2009, 10:51 PM
I have been away from computer. I dont see a score on Louisville game two unless I am overlooking it. I get their games on radio till sun goes down and I lose signal.

Listen to the broadcast over the net for free:

http://louisville.bats.milb.com/multimedia/audio.jsp?sid=t416

Also available are the Mudcats and Dragons.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 10:54 PM
Danny Richar walks. Louisville has the bases loaded and only one out for Adam Rosales.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 10:57 PM
Rosales hits a game-winning sac fly.

GOYA
04-11-2009, 10:57 PM
WOOO Rosales!

Sac fly and the WIN.

HokieRed
04-11-2009, 10:59 PM
Rosales is going to make them bring him up. Good for him!

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 10:59 PM
Louisville won game two, 5-4.

Hopper: 3-for-4 SB
Richar: 1-for-2 walk
Rosales: 1-for-2 sac fly, walk, 3 RBI
Barker: 0-for-2 2 RBI
Gomes: 0-for-3
Dorn: 0-for-3
Bankston: 0-for-3
Castillo: 2-for-3

Ramirez: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

Pettyjohn: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Fisher: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Louisville swept the doubleheader.

GOYA
04-11-2009, 11:10 PM
Fisher blew them away to hold the game even.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2009, 11:12 PM
Carolina won 10-3.

Heisey: 2-for-3 two doubles, two walks
Cozart: 3-for-4 double
Francisco: 1-for-5 double, 2 RBI
Frazier: 4-for-5 double, 3 RBI
Eymann: 1-for-5
Griffin: 1-for-4 walk
Denove: 0-for-4 sac fly, 2 RBI
Henry:1-for-4 walk

Smith: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 13 GO/4 FO, 82 pitches

Smit: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K

GIDP
04-11-2009, 11:26 PM
Frazier with the monster game

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2009, 12:20 AM
It's very early in the season, but you have to be pleased with the way Zach Cozart is hitting right now. Through three games, he's 6-for-12 with a double, two walks, and only one strikeout. He was also robbed of a homer last night by the left fielder or else his numbers would look even better. Cozart, IMO, is one of the most important prospects in the Reds system. He's a plus defender at shortstop, the question is whether he will hit enough to be an everyday player at the big league level.

Last season he hit .280/.330/.457 - .787 in Low-A Dayton. His power developed nicely as he had 40 extra-base hits (14 homers) in 418 atbats and slugged .457. However, his plate discipline was below average, as he posted a 24 BB/77 K ratio in 418 atbats. Improving his plate discipline would go a long way toward helping him develop into a better hitter. So far, he's off to a positive start with two walks and only one strikeout in 14 plate appearances. Let's hope he continues that.

If he has a big season in Double-A (.800+ OPS), I think there's a chance he could get an invite to spring training in 2010 with a chance at making the roster, unless the Reds acquire a young shortstop.

icehole3
04-12-2009, 06:44 AM
he was a number 3 hitter on his college team, so I suspect he will be nails as he gets more experience

lollipopcurve
04-12-2009, 09:30 AM
Heisey produces to little notice, per usual. Best leadoff prospect in the system.

mth123
04-12-2009, 11:23 AM
Heisey produces to little notice, per usual. Best leadoff prospect in the system.

Agree. Heisey and Dickerson should platoon in CF. Alonso at 1B and Votto in LF. Deal Stubbs in a SS deal.