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04-23-2009, 06:00 PM
Louisville - 6:30 - RHP Ramon Ramirez

Carolina - 7:15 - RHP James Avery

Sarasota - 7:05 - LHP Jeremy Horst

Dayton - 7:00 - RHP Curtis Partch

04-23-2009, 06:43 PM
How the hell did Barker get ejected?

04-23-2009, 06:49 PM
Gomes with a solo HR. (~407 ft)

Bats up 1-0

04-23-2009, 07:23 PM
Valaika HR
Rosales Triple
and a Dorn RBI single makes it 3-0 Bats

Gomes opened the 4th with a single and got picked off. (Stubbs was picked off earlier)

(Where is Eric Davis coaching)

04-23-2009, 07:34 PM
Carolina down 1-0 in the first

Sarasota tied 1-1 in the first

Dayton down 2-0 in the second inning.

04-23-2009, 07:37 PM
Stubbs is back in the lineup. He's 1-for-2 so far.

04-23-2009, 07:39 PM
Ramirez's line through 4:

63 pitches
4 H
1 R
4 K
1 BB

Bats up 3-1

04-23-2009, 07:39 PM
Heisey leads off the Carolina game with a double.

04-23-2009, 07:45 PM
Cozart singled to score Heisey. 1-1 in the first inning.

04-23-2009, 07:45 PM
Cozart singled Helsey in, Cozart to second on the throw. Carolina tied 1-1.

04-23-2009, 07:56 PM
Dragons now down 4-0 in the third.

04-23-2009, 08:05 PM
Rosales doubled in in the 6th and is now 2 for 3 with a double and triple.

04-23-2009, 08:05 PM
Alonso is 0-for-0 with a sac fly and a walk. Buchholz is 1-for-1 with a HBP while Reed is 1-for-1 with a walk.

04-23-2009, 08:06 PM
Carolina now down 2-1 in the 2nd.

Louisville is now up 4-3, Bankston singled Rosales in.

04-23-2009, 08:07 PM
Up here in Dayton. 5-0 with runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs here in the 4th inning. Curtis Partch was working 91-94 with his fastball, but they weren't having much of a problem catching up to it.

Ethan Martin is very good. I heard some things about his fastball being straight earlier in the year. From what I saw tonight I will disagree with that one a lot. That kid is good.

Andrew Bowman is on for Dayton right now.

04-23-2009, 08:15 PM
Dave Sappelt can fly. He just ran one down deep in the gap.

04-23-2009, 08:26 PM
Sarasota just fell behind 2-1 in the fifth.

Louisville is now tied 4-4

Ramon Ramirez is out of the game

His line:5 2/3 IP, 6 hits, 4 runs, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Carlos Fisher is now in.

04-23-2009, 08:33 PM
7-0 now in Dayton

04-23-2009, 08:39 PM
Fisher: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

04-23-2009, 08:51 PM
Louisville has taken a 7-4 lead in the 8th inning on singles by Dorn, Bankston, Gomes, and Stubbs.

04-23-2009, 08:54 PM
Stubbs 2 for 4 w/ 2 RBI

For those worried about Valaika, I can say that many of his outs have been well hit this year. (according to Kelch) For example, his two outs tonight were: a rope right at the LF and a drive to the track. He will start getting them to fall. The Bats in general seem to be getting in the groove at the plate. The hits are coming much more often now. When they get it all together, they will be a real force.

04-23-2009, 09:00 PM
Pedro Viola threw a scoreless 8th. 7-4 Louisville after 7 1/2.

04-23-2009, 09:04 PM
Dorn wiht a couple hits is something I like to see...

NC Reds
04-23-2009, 09:11 PM
Alexander Smit gooit een scoreless inning voor Carolina aan. Mudcats omlaag 2-1 in hét vijfde.

04-23-2009, 09:12 PM
Bats - 7 Runs on 14 hits

Total bases:
Hopper 1
Valaika 5
Rosales 5
Dorn 2
Bankston 2
Gomes 5

Team RISP: 4 for 6

NC Reds
04-23-2009, 09:12 PM
Smit's ERA is down to 1.50. I think his experience with the Dutch National Team in the WBC was useful.

04-23-2009, 09:17 PM
Bats win and are tied for the lead in the IL West.

Viola finishes strong with 2 Ks in the 9th.

Viola : 2 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K

04-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Louisville won 7-4.

Valaika: 2-for-5 HR (#2)
Rosales: 2-for-5 double, triple
Dorn: 2-for-3
Bankston: 2-for-4
Gomes: 3-for-4 HR (#1), 2 RBI
Stubbs: 2-for-4 2 RBI

Ramirez: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 5 K

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

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

04-23-2009, 09:34 PM
Wes Bankston is crushing the ball with Louisville so far. He's currently hitting .333/.395/.641 - 1.036 in 39 atbats. He's only 25, so he's worth keeping an eye on.

NC Reds
04-23-2009, 09:40 PM
Another scoreless inning for Smit. Mudcats still down 2-1.

04-23-2009, 09:42 PM
Sarasota lost 2-1.

Reed: 1-for-2 two walks
Buchholz: 1-for-1 two walks, HBP
Alonso: 0-for-2 walk, sac fly
Soto: 0-for-4
Mesoraco: 0-for-4
Kainer: 2-for-3

Horst: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K

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

Soto and Mesoraco are really slumping right now.

04-23-2009, 10:56 PM
Dayton lost 10-0

Day:2-4, double
Coddington:2-4, double

04-23-2009, 10:59 PM
Carolina lost 2-1

Jose Castro:3-3, double
Helsey:1-4, double

04-24-2009, 12:10 AM
Dayton lost 10-0

Day:2-4, double
Coddington:2-4, double

And it wasn't pretty.

04-24-2009, 04:12 AM
Coddington is off to a decent start. Anyone know his story? Defene? Potential?

04-24-2009, 11:45 AM
Loons drub hapless Dragons
Team needs more talent; parent Reds are aware.

By Marc Katz
Staff Writer
1:16 AM Friday, April 24, 2009

DAYTON — Just three pitches into the game, the result was a foregone conclusion.

And once again, for the 11th straight day, it wasn’t good for the Dragons.

Curtis Partch’s first pitch went for a single. His second pitch was a ball, and his third sailed out of Fifth Third Field off the bat of Great Lakes batter Jaime Pedroza on the way to a 10-0 Loons victory Thursday, April 23.

It dropped the Dragons to 1-12 in the Class A Midwest League, and while the team has shown glimpses of ability, the parent Cincinnati Reds know changes have to be made, some of which might happen as early as today.

When Thursday’s game ended, manager Todd Benzinger met with some players in his office and probably was on the telephone to Reds farm director Terry Reynolds.

The bullpen has not been effective. The team has very little power. Additional arm strength is needed in the outfield.

Still, center fielder David Sappelt — one of the team’s bright spots — is confident.

“I can feel it coming,” said Sappelt, who is hitting .286 and playing a sensational outfield. “People’s heads are still up right now.”

An offseason trade of two minor-league infielders — Justin Turner and Brandon Waring — helped deplete the roster of the Dragons. Players that might have been sent here — such as Neftali Soto and Alex Buchholz — were instead bumped up to “high” Class A Sarasota.

Soto was a power-hitting third baseman for the Dragons last season. Buchholz, an infielder, led rookie Billings, Mont., with a .396 batting average.

At least three pitchers expected to start the season here — prospects Kyle Lotzkar and Juan Carlos Sulbaran as well as Clayton Shunick (a fifth-round draft pick last summer), are still in extended spring training getting ready.