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dougdirt
04-22-2009, 12:01 PM
Carolina plays at 11:00
Louisville at 11:35
Dayton and Sarasota at 7:00

Gotta love education days.
Starters are - Jordan Smith, Daryl Thompson, Josh Ravin and Zach Stewart.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 12:12 PM
Carolina already down 1-0 after the first hitter reaches on a Francisco error and later scored on a double.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 12:16 PM
Chris Heisey starts the bottom of the first with a double to the wall.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 12:17 PM
Cozart doubles Heisey in. 1-1.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 12:18 PM
Zack Cozart then doubles down the line. Carolina game tied up at 1.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 12:18 PM
OBM, how did you beat me with that? I am listening to the game and literally typed that before Cozart even got to 2nd base! lol

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 12:20 PM
OBM, how did you beat me with that? I am listening to the game and literally typed that before Cozart even got to 2nd base! lol

I just knew what was going to happen. :cool:

Nah, I'm following via Gameday. Maybe the radio is on a slight delay or something?

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 12:22 PM
Francisco grounded out to move Cozart to third. Frazier got ahead 3-0, took a called strike and then lined a single to RF. 2-1 Carolina.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 12:22 PM
I just knew what was going to happen. :cool:

Nah, I'm following via Gameday. Maybe the radio is on a slight delay or something?

Gotta be lol.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 12:29 PM
After Logan Parker popped out, Frazier stole second base but Michael Griffin popped out to end the inning.

2-1 Carolina after one inning.

GOYA
04-22-2009, 12:41 PM
Maybe the radio is on a slight delay or something?The Internet Audio is about 6 seconds behind the actual radio broadcast. At least for Bats games.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 12:44 PM
Bolivar leads off the game with a double for Louisville. Valaika struckout. I'm very surprised by the early seasons struggles of Valaika. I saw him down in spring training with the Reds and he hit the ball hard in every atbat. He hit well to all parts of the field. After he was reassigned to Louisville, he continued crushing the ball, it just hasn't carried over to the regular season yet. I think he'll be fine, though. IIRC, he's always been a bit of a slow starter.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 12:46 PM
Bolivar was then picked off. Rosales followed with a single to extend his hitting streak to six games. Bankston walked. Two on and two outs for Gomes.

Gomes flied out.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 12:53 PM
Jordan Smith just gave up a HR. Carolina down 5-2, 4 of the runs are earned. The HR was just over the 309 wall, so it was certainly a cheapie.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 12:53 PM
Jordan Smith is getting roughed up. Carolina trails 5-2 in the third inning.

Doug beat me to it.

GOYA
04-22-2009, 12:57 PM
Daryl Thompson is getting roughed up to start the game. He was also hurt by an error by Castillo. The first 4 batters have reached and the Bats are down 1-0.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 01:04 PM
Logan Parker with an RBI single. Heisey scores. Mudcats cut it to 5-3.

GOYA
04-22-2009, 01:04 PM
Clippers score 5 runs on 5 hits in the first.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 01:24 PM
Heisey and Cozart are each 1-for-1 with a double and a walk.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 01:25 PM
Rosales drives in Bolivar with a RBI double. Rosales is 2-for-2.

HokieRed
04-22-2009, 01:27 PM
2 run shot for Bankston.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 01:27 PM
Wes Bankston hits a 2-run homer. Louisville has cut the lead to 5-3.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 01:34 PM
Frazier is 1-for-2 with a walk. He's walked in three straight games.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 01:39 PM
Daryl Thompson has retired eight in a row since the first inning.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 01:40 PM
Jordan Smith was just ejected from the game. David Bell also just got tossed about 3 minutes after that. Someone got their hat knocked off between the ump and Bell, didn't hear who. This ought to be fun.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 01:40 PM
Rigo Beltran and Ryan Jackson both had to physically carry David Bell away from the umpire.

BRM
04-22-2009, 01:43 PM
Can't wait to see the video.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 01:43 PM
Jordan Smith was just ejected from the game. David Bell also just got tossed about 3 minutes after that. Someone got their hat knocked off between the ump and Bell, didn't hear who. This ought to be fun.

Who had Jason Cooksey (HP ump) in their Umpire Ejection Fantasy League?

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 01:45 PM
Who had Jason Cooksey (HP ump) in their Umpire Ejection Fantasy League?

I believe that was me.

Apparently the Bell and Cooksey were in eachothers faces yelling at eachother and their hats hit eachother and both lost their hats. It will be interesting to read the newspaper stories on this one....

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 01:48 PM
I bet they weren't really arguing. They're both huge Lou Pinella fans and were trying to remake the Aquafina commercial that Lou appears in.:D

crazyredfan40
04-22-2009, 01:48 PM
Valaika's just looked uncomfortable last night...Like the cold was bothering him...

HokieRed
04-22-2009, 01:55 PM
Thompson victimized again by bad defense. Bolivar got turned around on a play in CF and Columbus gets three more. 8-3

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 02:00 PM
Bolivar and Valaika single to begin the 5th inning.

crazyredfan40
04-22-2009, 02:15 PM
Is Stubbs hurt? He has not played for a couple days in CF...

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 02:15 PM
Ben Jukich threw a 1-2-3 5th inning in relief of Thompson.

AmarilloRed
04-22-2009, 02:27 PM
Carolina is now down 6-3 in the 7th.

HokieRed
04-22-2009, 02:30 PM
Top 7 Valaika and Rosales open with singles. Rosales three hits on the day.

AmarilloRed
04-22-2009, 02:32 PM
Frazier just doubled Cozart in , so Carolina is down 6-4 now.

GOYA
04-22-2009, 02:32 PM
Bolivar is swinging a hot bat. 6 for his last 8.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 02:35 PM
Is Stubbs hurt? He has not played for a couple days in CF...

He is nursing a banged up thumb and is supposedly day to day.

AmarilloRed
04-22-2009, 02:52 PM
Carolina is down 6-4 after 8. I have to go to work, so someone else will have to finish on the Carolina game.

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:01 PM
Heisey, Cozart and Francisco due up for Carolina in the bottom of the 9th. Mudcats are down 6-4.

Leadoff triple for Heisey. RBI single for Cozart. Score is now 6-5, no outs.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 03:02 PM
Heisey, Cozart and Francisco due up for Carolina in the bottom of the 9th. Mudcats are down 6-4.

Leadoff triple for Heisey.

Seriously, is anyone hotter than Chris Heisey to start the season in the system?

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:04 PM
Seriously, is anyone hotter than Chris Heisey to start the season in the system?

2-4 today with a double, a triple and a stolen base.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 03:04 PM
Cozart singles in Heisey. 6-5 now. Nice to see Cozart have another big game.

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:05 PM
Francisco singles. 1st and 2nd, no outs.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 03:05 PM
Francisco singles. First and second nobody out for Frazier.

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:05 PM
OBM is slow...

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:06 PM
Frazier pops out to 1B, 1 down.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 03:07 PM
OBM is slow...

Your computer is on steroids.

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:07 PM
Your computer is on steroids.

:laugh:

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:09 PM
Cozart steals third. Full count on Logan Parker.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 03:10 PM
Your computer is on steroids.

I am calling Bud Selig....

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:10 PM
Parker doubles in Cozart. Score is tied with one out and a runner at 3B.

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:12 PM
Michael Griffin pops out. Two down. It's now up to Shaun Cumberland.

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:14 PM
Francisco scores on a wild pitch. Carolina wins it 7-6.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 03:15 PM
Carolina wins on a wild pitch. Final score was 7-6.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 03:16 PM
Fantastic game.

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:17 PM
Louisville is getting pounded. They are down 13-4 in the bottom of the 8th. Thompson and Jukich's lines are ugly.

Make it 14-4 now.

membengal
04-22-2009, 03:19 PM
Seriously, is anyone hotter than Chris Heisey to start the season in the system?

No.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 03:21 PM
Carolina won 7-6.

Heisey: 2-for-4 double, triple, walk, SB (6-for-6 in stolen bases)
Cozart: 3-for-4 double, walk, 2 RBI, SB
Francisco: 1-for-5
Frazier: 2-for-4 double, walk, 2 RBI
Parker: 2-for-5 double, 2 RBI
Griffin: 1-for-4

Smith: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

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

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

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 03:24 PM
Adam Rosales is now 4-for-5 with a double.

membengal
04-22-2009, 03:27 PM
Going into today's game (stats BEFORE his latest barrage), here's Chris Heisey:


.308/.460/.615 for an OPS of 1.075 ... 3 hr 6 rbi 9 runs scored 5 stolen bases 9 walks to only 5 Ks

Make it 6 sbs and 10 bb to only 5 k after today's effort, and his OPS may be up over 1.100 when today's onslaught is figured in.

Frankly, there cannot be too many guys hotter or with better stats in the entirety of minor league baseball than what Heisey is currently doing...

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 03:36 PM
Louisville lost 14-4.

Bolivar: 3-for-5 double
Valaika: 2-for-5
Rosales: 4-for-5 double
Bankston: 2-for-4 HR (#3), walk, 2 RBI
Gomes: 2-for-4 walk
Dorn: 0-for-4
Castillo: 1-for-3 walk

Thompson: 4 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Jukich: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 0 K

Roenicke: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:38 PM
I really hope Dorn gets it going soon.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 03:39 PM
Going into today's game (stats BEFORE his latest barrage), here's Chris Heisey:



Make it 6 sbs and 10 bb to only 5 k after today's effort, and his OPS may be up over 1.100 when today's onslaught is figured in.

Frankly, there cannot be too many guys hotter or with better stats in the entirety of minor league baseball than what Heisey is currently doing...

One of the things I like about Heisey is, he's a great baserunner. Last season he was 32-for-34 in stolen base attempts, and this season he's 6-for-6 so far.

BRM
04-22-2009, 03:41 PM
One of the things I like about Heisey is, he's a great baserunner. Last season he was 32-for-34 in stolen base attempts, and this season he's 6-for-6 so far.

Any chance we see Heisey and Stubbs playing together in the Louisville outfield at some point this summer?

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 03:54 PM
If my math is right, and it should be, Heisey is hitting .326/.472/.674

My math was wrong. forgot the 2 HBP's. Doh.

membengal
04-22-2009, 03:55 PM
That is right strong.

GOYA
04-22-2009, 04:30 PM
Rosales - .409/.460/.750

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 04:47 PM
Zach Cozart is at .320/.404/.460 - .864 OPS with a solid 7 BB/8 K ratio in 50 atbats.

Frazier is hitting .367/.400/.510 - .910 OPS in 49 atbats.

Superdude
04-22-2009, 04:48 PM
I'm kinda giddy about Cozart right now. A legit shortstop with a solid bat would be awfully nice

crazyredfan40
04-22-2009, 05:39 PM
Another year or two in the weight room and the power numbers could go up, but it sounds like he is really stinging the ball, and he is not striking out very much, and has pretty good patientience...

Would love to see him stay around .875 OPS all year or higher...

HBP
04-22-2009, 05:41 PM
I'm kinda giddy about Cozart right now. A legit shortstop with a solid bat would be awfully nice

It seems like he's been on fire since the middle of last season. That got me thinking, does anyone know of a site that keeps split stats for the minors, year by year? Milb.com only has them for the current season.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 05:45 PM
It seems like he's been on fire since the middle of last season. That got me thinking, does anyone know of a site that keeps split stats for the minors, year by year? Milb.com only has them for the current season.

www.Minorleaguesplits.com The data isn't always complete, missing a PA here or there, but for the most part its as accurate as you are going to get.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 06:38 PM
A few Reds related questions from an ESPN.com chat:

Mac (PHilly): Chris Valaika or Zach Cozart?

SportsNation Jim Callis: (2:50 PM ET ) Valaika.


Trace (Fairfax, VA): long term - Michael Stanton or Jay Bruce?

SportsNation Jim Callis: (2:50 PM ET ) Bruce.


Joe (NYC): Kemp, Rasmus, Bruce, or Fowler?

SportsNation Jim Callis: (2:51 PM ET ) Bruce.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/online/majors/espn-chat/2009/268000.html

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 08:20 PM
Dayton is losing 2-0 after one inning.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 08:30 PM
Sarasota is scoreless after two innings.

Stewart: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 3 GO/0 FO

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 08:46 PM
Dayton is losing 2-0 after 2 1/2 innings.

Ravin: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 08:47 PM
Stewart: 3 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Six singles, one double.

Sarasota is losing 1-0 after three innings.

OnBaseMachine
04-22-2009, 08:54 PM
Buchholz is 2-for-2 with a double in the Sarasota game. He has the only two hits for Sarasota through four innings.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 09:06 PM
Dave Sappelt led off with a double for Dayton, but was thrown out stealing 3rd base. Cody Puckett followed with a HR. Dayton down 2-1.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 09:32 PM
Dayton just tied it up on a wild pitch. 2-2, Dragons have a runner on second.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 09:42 PM
And just like that, Dayton back down by 2 runs.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 09:42 PM
Yonder Alonso just hit a HR for Sarasota and Buchholz is now 3-3 with a double and a triple.

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 09:51 PM
Dayton climbing back Byron Wiley just singled in Cody Puckett. Dragons now down 1.

mth123
04-22-2009, 09:56 PM
Yonder Alonso just hit a HR for Sarasota and Buchholz is now 3-3 with a double and a triple.

Move over Logan. Yonder will have your spot by Memorial Day (but probably leave it behind for you by July 4th).

dougdirt
04-22-2009, 10:38 PM
Dayton loses 4-3 and now has a 10 game losing streak.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 12:14 AM
Sarasota lost 7-4.

Reed: 0-for-5
Buchholz: 3-for-5 double, triple
Alonso: 1-for-4 HR (#3), 2 RBI
Soto: 1-for-4
Mesoraco: 0-for-3 walk

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 12:16 AM
Dayton lost 4-3.

Sappelt: 1-for-4 double
Puckett: 2-for-4 HR (#2)
Day: 0-for-3 walk
Sosa: 1-for-4
Wiley: 1-for-4
Wideman: 1-for-4 double

Ravin: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 8 GO/5 FO

11larkin11
04-23-2009, 12:16 AM
Nice to see Buchholz have a good game

JayBruceFan
04-23-2009, 02:25 AM
Saw Keltavious Jones at the game tonight

We might see some roster moves here pretty soon

SirFelixCat
04-23-2009, 03:14 AM
Great googly moogly, Heisey, Cozart, and Rosales are just tearing the cover off of the ball.

Seriously, at this point, what does Rosales have to do to get called up?

Scrap Irony
04-23-2009, 09:47 AM
Early May, if he continues his hot streak. I'm guessing Gonzalez, should he continue to struggle, would be DL'ed with Janish taking over at SS. Rosales would play some SS and give the infield a blow, a la Keppinger in 07.

I'd love to see if he could also play LF and RF. RF to give Bruce a break occasionally against a tough southpaw and LF as an ersatz platoon partner with Dickerson.

mth123
04-23-2009, 02:08 PM
I like Rosales, but he may not be a good platoon candidate.

Career Splits:

Vs LH - .273/.357/.480/.837 in 458 PA
Vs. RH - .294/.365/.505/.870 in 1222 PA.

In 2008 against more advanced pitching:

Vs LH - .215/.277/.411/.688 in 119 PA
Vs RH - .312/.360/.482/.842 in 358 PA

Some BABIP difference in there, but I wonder if its luck or just weaker contact.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 02:14 PM
COMING UP ROSES: IF Adam Rosales (Louisville) yesterday at Columbus went 4-for-5 with a double, RBI and a run scored, raising his batting average to .409 (18-44, 4hr, 11rbi)...he’s hit safely in 11 of his 12 games and leads the International League in slugging (.750).

WAY OUT YONDER: 1b Yonder Alonso (Sarasota) last night in Port Charlotte homered for the second consecutive game...Alonso has hit safely in each of his last 5 games (8-20, .400, 10rbi) to raise his batting average 107 points.

IN TODD WE TRUST: IF/OF Todd Frazier (Carolina) is currently riding a 5-game hitting streak (7-19, .368) and ranks among Southern League leaders in doubles (1st, 7) and batting average (6th, .367)...in addition to his 5-game hit streak, he’s doubled in each of his last 3 games and has hit safely in 10 of his 12 games.

KEEP YOUR EYE ON: Zack Cozart (Carolina): The 23 year-old Tennessee native is currently batting .320 with 10 RBI in 12 games with the Mudcats (.404obp, .460slg)...last season he was recognized by Baseball America as the Midwest League’s best defensive shortstop and was named to their Low Class-A All-Star Team...he played collegiately at Ole Miss.

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=blog07&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3ae57bcc87-152a-4f72-96fb-cc08b1f396efPost%3af120bd60-84cc-4ad5-8e9b-2a2e3c7a267a&sid=sitelife.cincinnati.com