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texasdave
04-30-2009, 02:38 PM
Louisville is on the road at Buffalo facing the 2-16 Bisons. (6:05 ET)
Matt Maloney will be heading out for his fourth start of the season. He currently sports a 2-0 with a crisp 1.86 ERA. In 19 1/3 innings he has punched out 15 and has yet to walk a batter in 2009.

Carolina is hosting the Chattanooga Lookouts tonight. (7:15 ET) The former Reds' AA affiliate comes into the game with a 6-14 record on the year, although they are currently riding a three-game win streak. Dallas Buck is looking to make that streak stop here. This will be his fifth start on the year. His record is 2-1 to go along with a 3.47 ERA. Buck has gone at least five innings in every one of his starts to date.

Sarasota will be visiting the Susan St. Lucie Mets on Thursday. (7:00 ET)
Sarasota hopes to snap St. Lucie's modest two-game streak and sends Matthew Klinker to the mound. Klinker has not had a decision in four previous outings. His 4.79 ERA indicates a bit of a rough start to the season, but he does sport a fine 17K/4BB ratio.

Dayton will hope to extend their two-game win streak tonight at Beloit. (7:30 ET) This battle of cellar-dwellars pits the 5-14 Dragons against the 6-12 Snappers. Dayton's starter has yet to be determined according to the Beloit website.

dougdirt
04-30-2009, 03:00 PM
Leonardo Astorga will be starting for Dayton.

OesterPoster
04-30-2009, 03:08 PM
Maloney should mow right through that Buffalo team.
I'll be more interested in seeing how Dallas Buck continues to improve. Love his GO tendencies.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2009, 03:19 PM
I was hoping Juan Carlos Sulbaran would start tonight. It looks like he'll go tomorrow night instead.

texasdave
04-30-2009, 03:30 PM
Leonardo Astorga will be starting for Dayton.

Talk about getting off to a rough start, Astorga has started three games for Dayton in 2009 and lasted a total of 10 innings. In those 10 innings he has given up 22 hits 21 earned runs walked eight batters and struck out only two.
This works out to a WHIP of 3.00 and an ERA of 18.90. I would think he is due for a little bounce back tonight.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2009, 03:34 PM
KEEP YOUR EYE ON…

LHP Travis Wood (Carolina)

The 21 year-old Arkansas native this season has allowed just 2 earned runs in 21.2 innings, giving him a microscopic 0.83 ERA (3rd in the Southern League)...he’s holding opponents to a .149 batting average but the lack of run support has blemished his record at 0-3 (Carolina has scored just 9 runs total over his 4 starts)...the 2009 season marks his 5th in the Reds organization since being selected by the club in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft. “Travis has really pitched well. Although his record may not indicate it, he has made major improvements.” - Terry Reynolds (Reds Senior Director of Player Development)

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%3a4a7acf17-f00d-4078-bcf2-76373c6011b7&sid=sitelife.cincinnati.com

GOYA
04-30-2009, 03:35 PM
I checked the weather in Buffalo and it doesn't look good for tonight.

medford
04-30-2009, 04:59 PM
Seems weird rooting vs the Lookouts. They've been a Reds affiliate as long as I can remember.

dougdirt
04-30-2009, 06:15 PM
Louisville is rained out.

GOYA
04-30-2009, 07:26 PM
Lookouts get a run in the 1st. Mudcats coming up.

_Sir_Charles_
04-30-2009, 07:44 PM
Lookouts get a run in the 1st. Mudcats coming up.

*sigh* This game is going to drive me crazy. I see "lookouts get a run" and my initial reaction is WooHoo! Until I remember that we ditched the lookouts last year and switched to the Mudcats. I've gotta focus on the players and not the team name. Still irritating though.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2009, 07:45 PM
Buck: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 3 GO/1 FO

GOYA
04-30-2009, 08:12 PM
Buck gets out of a bases loaded, one out jam with a double play ball.

The Dodger's AA team didn't score. :D

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2009, 08:20 PM
Frazier just singled in a run.

GOYA
04-30-2009, 08:48 PM
Buck is out with an unknown injury. Smit in to replace him.

dougdirt
04-30-2009, 09:39 PM
Dayton roster news - Tony Brown is back and Brandon Menchaca has been reassigned/released.

dougdirt
04-30-2009, 09:40 PM
Sarasota tied at 5 heading to the bottom of the 9th on the road.

dougdirt
04-30-2009, 09:40 PM
Dayton is down 5-3 in the 6th.

GIDP
04-30-2009, 09:54 PM
I was hoping Juan Carlos Sulbaran would start tonight. It looks like he'll go tomorrow night instead.

one good thing is the game might be on TV if dayton still plays their friday and saturday games on public access.

dougdirt
04-30-2009, 10:09 PM
one good thing is the game might be on TV if dayton still plays their friday and saturday games on public access.

They are on a roadtrip, so I doubt that is likely the case.

11larkin11
04-30-2009, 10:14 PM
Doug, totally random question, but what do you think of Ben Revere? Saw him play last year and all he does is hit hit hit. Not a lot of power, but had 28 XBH last year, including 10 triples. Lightning fast too.

dougdirt
04-30-2009, 10:15 PM
Sarasota loses when Ben Davis gives up a 2 run HR in extra innings.

dougdirt
04-30-2009, 10:17 PM
Doug, totally random question, but what do you think of Ben Revere? Saw him play last year and all he does is hit hit hit. Not a lot of power, but had 28 XBH last year, including 10 triples. Lightning fast too.

High floor, low ceiling. I think he is almost a guarantee to be a Major Leaguer, but I think his ceiling is that of a .310/.350/.425 hitter with good defense and lots of speed. He just won't ever hit for power because he just throws his hands at the ball to spray it around and run as fast as possible.

GOYA
04-30-2009, 10:50 PM
a .310/.350/.425 hitter with good defense and lots of speed.


I know a certain major league team that could use a few of those guys.

GOYA
04-30-2009, 10:52 PM
BTW, Carolina lost 3-1.

Lutz had another poor outing:

.2 IP - 2 H - 2 R - 2 BB

dougdirt
04-30-2009, 10:59 PM
I know a certain major league team that could use a few of those guys.

Thats his ceiling, I see a lot of .400 or lower slugging years from him in the majors. He is Willy Taveras with better plate discipline, which will result in a higher average/OBP and SLG, but not by a whole lot.

GIDP
04-30-2009, 11:25 PM
They are on a roadtrip, so I doubt that is likely the case.
yea i didnt check the schedule

cincyinco
05-01-2009, 02:34 AM
Anyone hear what happened to Dallas buck?