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OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 02:52 PM
Louisville - 7:00 - LHP Matt Maloney

Carolina - 7:15 - RHP Misael DeJesus

Sarasota - 7:00 - RHP Jerry Gil

Dayton - 7:00 - RHP Leonardo Astorga

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 02:55 PM
High Class A Sarasota 1B Yonder Alonso (Reds) homered in the 2009 season opener and doubled in the next game, but he then went seven games without an extra base hit. He's made up for that this week, going .364/.423/.773 (8-for-22) with two home runs and three doubles and 11 RBIs .

BLAST FROM THE PAST

• Ben Davis, rhp, Sarasota (Reds). Yes you have read that correctly, that's Ben Davis, rhp. The Padres 1995 first-round pick hung up his catcher's mitt last summer, then worked at making a comeback as a pitcher in the Atlantic League. The Reds signed him this offseason, and he's now working on learning the trade as a pitcher, striking out one in one inning in his Sarasota debut. Davis is joined in Sarasota's bullpen by a fellow former big league position player Jerry Gil.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/prospect-hot-sheet/2009/268006.html

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 08:02 PM
Hopper struckout to begin the Louisville game. Valaika and Rosales followed with singles.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 08:34 PM
Carolina is off to a good start.

Heisey homered (#4)
Cozart singled
Francisco doubled
Frazier walked

Bases loaded and nobody out.

HokieRed
04-24-2009, 08:39 PM
Now showing a RBI for Parker, not sure how he got it. Probably sac fly.

HokieRed
04-24-2009, 08:43 PM
Sarasota's up 3-0 going to bottom of the 2nd. Gil with two scoreless.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 08:45 PM
Parker hit a sac fly but the next two batters made outs. 2-0 Carolina in the second inning.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 08:48 PM
Oscar Castro is off to a nice start: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Dayton is scoreless after three innings.

HokieRed
04-24-2009, 08:48 PM
Louisville still down 1-0. Rosales now 2 for 2 with a double.

GOYA
04-24-2009, 08:50 PM
Rosales with a double and he's 2 for 2 and now hitting .431.

AAA pitching is just no match for Rosie.

Barker and Gomes follow up with their own doubles and Bats lead 2-1.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 08:52 PM
Chris Kroski homers to begin the second inning. 3-0 Carolina.

GOYA
04-24-2009, 08:53 PM
Stubbs with an RBI single and Bats are up 3-1.
(Dorn moved Gomes over to 3rd with a groundout to the right side)

HokieRed
04-24-2009, 08:56 PM
Sarasota 3-2 going to bottom third. Gil gave up 2 in the 3rd.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 08:56 PM
Cozart is 2-for-2.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 08:59 PM
Juan Francisco 2-run homer (#3) makes it 5-0 Carolina in the second inning.

HokieRed
04-24-2009, 09:09 PM
Maloney's through 4, 1 run, 0 BB's, 5 K's.

GOYA
04-24-2009, 09:10 PM
Valaika lines one out of the park. 2 HR in 2 days. Bats up 4-1

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 09:20 PM
Soto is 2-for-2.

AmarilloRed
04-24-2009, 09:22 PM
Dragons down 5-3 in the fourth

Wiley has a triple

AmarilloRed
04-24-2009, 09:25 PM
Carolina up 6-4 in the third inning

Cozart and Francisco are both 2-2

GOYA
04-24-2009, 09:38 PM
Maloney keeps rolling along.

6.0 IP
3 H
1 R
7 K
0 BB
99 Pitches

ERA for the year is 1.86 and he hasn't walked anyone yet.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 09:52 PM
Carolina has four homers in three innings: Heisey, Francisco, Parker, Kroski. They trail 9-6after 3 1/2.

AmarilloRed
04-24-2009, 09:52 PM
Carolina is losing 9-6 in the fourth

Dayton is losing 5-4 in the fifth

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 09:53 PM
Cozart is now 3-for-3 with a double.

SMcGavin
04-24-2009, 09:56 PM
Maloney gave up a couple of singles in the 7th, but Manuel came in and shut them down.

So Matt Maloney has started his season like this:

3-0 (assuming they hold on tonight), 19.1 IP, 1.86 ERA, 15 K, 0 BB

AmarilloRed
04-24-2009, 10:00 PM
Sarasota down 4-3 in the fifth

Buchhoz:2-3
Soto:2-3

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 10:21 PM
Dayton is winning 7-5 after six inning.

Byron Wiley is 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and 4 RBI.

AmarilloRed
04-24-2009, 10:44 PM
Sarasota lost 10-3

Bucholz:2-4
Reed:1-4, double
Soto:2-4
Perales:2-4, double
Montano: 1 1/3 IP, 1 hit, 1 K
Valiquete: 1 IP, 1 hit, 1 K

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 10:48 PM
Dayton is winning 7-5 after eight innings. Can they snap that 11-game losing streak?

AmarilloRed
04-24-2009, 10:54 PM
It's going to extra innings in Louisville, 4-4 after 9.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 11:08 PM
Heisey ties the Carolina game up at 9-9 with a 2-run single. Heisey is 3-for-5 with a homer and 3 RBI.

AmarilloRed
04-24-2009, 11:10 PM
Louisville lost 5-4 in 10 innings

Hopper:2-5, triple
Valaika:2-5, HR
Rosales:2-5, double
Barker:3-5
Gomes:1-4, double

Manuel: 1 hold, 1 1/3 IP, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 ER

Will M
04-24-2009, 11:11 PM
Maloney gave up a couple of singles in the 7th, but Manuel came in and shut them down.

So Matt Maloney has started his season like this:

3-0 (assuming they hold on tonight), 19.1 IP, 1.86 ERA, 15 K, 0 BB

is it time to send Volquez to AAA for a wake up call & promote Maloney?

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 11:12 PM
is it time to send Volquez to AAA for a wake up call & promote Maloney?

Um, no. Not hardly.

OnBaseMachine
04-24-2009, 11:16 PM
Dayton won 7-5.

SMcGavin
04-24-2009, 11:35 PM
is it time to send Volquez to AAA for a wake up call & promote Maloney?

Demote Volquez... no way. But if I was in charge I'd be thinking hard about Owings vs. Maloney.

AmarilloRed
04-24-2009, 11:49 PM
Carolina lost 12-9

Helsey:3-6, 3 RBI
Cozart:3-5, double
Francisco:2-5, double, HR, 2 RBI
Parker:2-2, HR, 2 RBI, 2 walks
Frazier:1-4, double
Kroski:2-4, HR, 2 RBI

mth123
04-24-2009, 11:54 PM
Demote Volquez... no way. But if I was in charge I'd be thinking hard about Owings vs. Maloney.

I'd be thinking of dealing Maloney for a bat before calling him up and exposing him.

HokieRed
04-25-2009, 12:25 AM
Usually agree with you, mth, but I don't think we're to the point yet where we can think of trading a starter for anything. If we have any chance of contending, we're going to need at least 7 before it's over--and right now Maloney looks like number 6 or 7.

SMcGavin
04-25-2009, 12:50 AM
I'd be thinking of dealing Maloney for a bat before calling him up and exposing him.

I see... the ole "this guy is no good, let's trade him for someone good" approach?

Maloney appeared on nobody's Reds top ten prospects, he's 25 and has never even had a cup of coffee in the bigs, if you are looking for a situation where perceived value > actual value you've come to the wrong guy.

mth123
04-25-2009, 01:30 AM
I see... the ole "this guy is no good, let's trade him for someone good" approach?

Maloney appeared on nobody's Reds top ten prospects, he's 25 and has never even had a cup of coffee in the bigs, if you are looking for a situation where perceived value > actual value you've come to the wrong guy.

Possibly true. Maloney would have to be a part of a package. Add Bray, Stubbs and another arm if necessary. Maybe Valaika as well. To get anything, the Reds package will need to include a Starter who is close to the majors. I'd rather keep Bailey and Thompson over Maloney. Nobody else really qualifies. I think some combination of those guys could get a guy like Willingham. The Nats are desperate for arms and with Dunn, Johnson and Kearns, Willingham is an expensive luxury for them.

OnBaseMachine
04-25-2009, 02:22 AM
Dragons Wiley comes up big in win
DH knocks in four runs to help end Dayton’s 11-game losing skid with 7-5 victory.

By Marc Katz
Staff Writer
Updated 12:37 AM Saturday, April 25, 2009
Heater never heard cheering like that.

Of course, the Dragons mascot never knocked in two runs on consecutive at-bats, either, as Byron Wiley did Friday, April 24, at Fifth Third Field.

The second time Wiley did it — on a two-out single in the sixth — the two runs gave the Dragons a 6-5 lead which became a 7-5 victory over Great Lakes, Dayton’s first after 11 straight defeats.

“I didn’t even notice,” said Wiley of the standing ovation from 9,001 fans on the first perfect-weather night of the season. “It was good to be put in that situation. Sooner or later, it (a victory) was going to happen.”

Wiley, an outfielder, was the designated hitter this night, and batting cleanup.

His team was already down 5-0 when he walked to the plate with two on in the fourth and good buddy Kyle Russell playing right field as if he were in a softball game. A few feet closer and he would have been playing deep second base.

“I’ll have to call him about that,” said Wiley, who grew up with Russell in Tomball, Texas. Wiley batted third in the order in high school. Russell was fourth. Wiley was drafted by the Reds; Russell the Dodgers. “He’s my best friend.”

Friendly or not, Wiley blasted a pitch over Russell’s head for a two-run triple, and the comeback was on.

Even if Wiley didn’t notice the ovation, Dragons manager Todd Benzinger did.

“In the eighth and ninth innings, those are the longest six outs for us,” Benzinger said. “The crowd seemed more relaxed than we were.”

Maybe it helped and maybe it didn’t, but two roster moves were made with Carlos Mendez arriving from extended spring training to take the spot of outfielder Tony Brown, disabled with a strained hamstring. Mendez played first base and collected two hits.

The other move was sending reliever Mike Bohana to extended spring in favor of Jesus Carnevale, who was pitching for Sarasota, Fla., in the Florida State League.

Carnevale didn’t pitch, but didn’t have to as three Dragons pitchers struck out seven of the final nine batters.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/dragons-wiley-comes-up-big-in-win-95369.html

lollipopcurve
04-25-2009, 08:49 AM
Maloney would have to be a part of a package. Add Bray, Stubbs and another arm if necessary. Maybe Valaika as well. To get anything, the Reds package will need to include a Starter who is close to the majors. I'd rather keep Bailey and Thompson over Maloney. Nobody else really qualifies. I think some combination of those guys could get a guy like Willingham.

Josh Willingham? You'd put Stubbs, Valaika and Maloney in a package for Josh Willingham, the one with the bad back? Makes no sense to me. If you're desperate for a little punch in the LF platoon, you have to give the in-house options a look first, starting with Gomes. Peddling a handful of prospects for a guy with a health question who does not defend well -- before even looking in-house -- is pure desperation.

NJReds
04-25-2009, 09:12 AM
I'd be thinking of dealing Maloney for a bat before calling him up and exposing him.

I'd keep him where he is in case someone on the big team gets hurt. It's not a bad thing to have help waiting in the minors. As for Owings. I want to see more than two starts, one in sub-40 degree weather, before giving up on him. I think he'll be at worst a serviceable 5th starter.

mth123
04-25-2009, 10:01 AM
Josh Willingham? You'd put Stubbs, Valaika and Maloney in a package for Josh Willingham, the one with the bad back? Makes no sense to me. If you're desperate for a little punch in the LF platoon, you have to give the in-house options a look first, starting with Gomes. Peddling a handful of prospects for a guy with a health question who does not defend well -- before even looking in-house -- is pure desperation.

Obviously I'd try to take on his deal for as little as possible. I actually think Maloney and Bray would be realistic given the Nats excess of 1b/LF types and need for arms. I'd add Stubbs or Valaika if they would take Lincoln or Hairston off the Reds hands. I might add Lecure as well if they'd add Milledge. (These are all guys I'm skeptical of).

I'd stick Willingham in LF and bat him 4th. EdE would hit 2nd and Phillips would hit 6th. Dickerson would spot in LF and CF against certain righties when these guys need rest. One thing I'm sure of is that this team has no chance with Taveras in CF and Dickerson/Hairston in LF. Its just not enough offense.

camisadelgolf
04-25-2009, 03:55 PM
Edinson Volquez doesn't have any options left anyway, so sending him to AAA isn't an option unless he goes on the DL and does a rehab assignment.