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OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 05:04 PM
Louisville - 7:05 - LHP Matt Maloney

Carolina - 8:05 - RHP Misael DeJesus

Sarasota - 7:05 - TBD

Dayton is off today.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 05:04 PM
STUBBS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: OF Drew Stubbs (Louisville) today was named International League Player of the Week for 5/4-5/10...in 7 games for the week, Stubbs batted .423 with a .615 slugging pct...he led the league with 5 doubles and 6 steals (7 attempts)...for the season,he’s batting .329 (27-82) with 10 doubles, a .409obp and 10 stolen bases.

CO-CONSPIRACY? Birmingham’s C.J. Retherford today was named Southern League Player of the Week for 5/4-5/10 after batting .381 (8-21) with 2 HR, 11 RBI, 3 doubles, a triple and 4 runs scored in 5g...for the week he ranked among league leaders in RBI (1st), slugging (1st, .905), HR (T1st) and extra-base hits (2nd, 6)...Carolina’s Chris Heisey probably isn’t happy about it, as he batted .478 (4th) with 11 hits (T3rd), 4 doubles (T2nd), a .538obp (4th), a .783 slugging pct (4th) and 5 extra-base hits (T3rd) in 6g...it also should be noted that Carolina’s Eric Eymann led the league last week in batting average (.529).

QUOTE BOAT: “I’ve got to call (my mom) now.” - Wilkin Castillo, who won yesterday’s game vs. Scranton with a 3-run HR in the bottom of the 11th inning (Louisville Courier-Journal)

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%3a3fd28192-eaaf-4db6-bea7-6c3037e63910&sid=sitelife.cincinnati.com&GID=xGqoHZjFtdz87JHU0eBxOUSdZPCLrqWyYU06Wpk6m7Y%3D

redsof72
05-11-2009, 07:16 PM
Matt Klinker, back with Sarasota, is starting tonight. Other moves today included Luis Montano sent from Sarasota to Dayton. Leonardo Astorga from Dayton to Billings. David Shafer released.

camisadelgolf
05-11-2009, 07:34 PM
Thanks, redsof72. You really are a great asset to this forum.

GOYA
05-11-2009, 08:12 PM
Maloney looks sharp early. 3 straight Ks in the 1st inning. :D

dougdirt
05-11-2009, 08:18 PM
Yonder Alonso walks in his first PA, but Buchholz ended the inning.

Drew Stubbs reached on an error on a grounder to third, then stole third after getting to second on a FC.

GOYA
05-11-2009, 08:27 PM
Maloney picks up another K, gives up a single and gets a double play ball.

GOYA
05-11-2009, 08:44 PM
Two more Ks in the third for Maloney. They're starting to figure him out a bit though, two singles and a hit batter loads them but he gets a groundout.

Maloney's curve is working well. 6 Ks through 3.

GOYA
05-11-2009, 08:57 PM
Maloney - 7 K, 4 H, 0 BB through 4 innings.

GOYA
05-11-2009, 09:09 PM
5th inning - Yanks go 1-2-3 with one K

No score in the middle of the fifth.

Bats have 3 hits and two were wasted leadoff doubles. (Gomes and Tatum)

GOYA
05-11-2009, 09:11 PM
Dorn with a leadoff HR!

1-0 Bats in the bottom of the 5th.

GOYA
05-11-2009, 09:14 PM
Richar with another solo HR!

2-0 Bats

GOYA
05-11-2009, 09:19 PM
Stubbs gets a two bagger. Stubbs has now doubled in 5 straight games.

GOYA
05-11-2009, 09:23 PM
Louisville is leading the league in HRs with 34.

SWB and Durham have 32.

Bats pitchers have given up the fewest walks in the league.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 09:28 PM
Alonso is 0-for-0 with two walks.

Soto is 2-for-2. Don't look now but Soto is starting to heat up. He was awful in April but he entered tonight with an .872 OPS in May.

Kingspoint
05-11-2009, 09:32 PM
Way to go, Danny Dorn! Nice to see you get one.

GOYA
05-11-2009, 09:32 PM
Another 1-2-3 inning for Maloney.

2-0 Bats in the middle of the 6th.

Maloney

6 IP
4 H
0 R
0 BB
8 K

Kingspoint
05-11-2009, 09:35 PM
Alonso has walked twice in 2 PA's and Soto's singled twice in 2 PA's. Then Mesoraco's killling the rallies with grass-burners.

GOYA
05-11-2009, 09:37 PM
Dorn with another HR!!!

A looong one!!!!

It came off a leftie too.

Kingspoint
05-11-2009, 09:38 PM
On the positive about Mesoraco, his PB's are way down from last year...only 3 PB's in his 1st 21 games.

On the negative, he couldn't throw out his grandmother trying to steal, having thrown out only 3 of 33 basestealers so far. I'm guessing those 3 players must all be Catchers or Pitchers.

Kingspoint
05-11-2009, 09:39 PM
Dorn with another HR!!!

A looong one!!!!

It came off a leftie too.

Sweet.

Way to go, Danny!

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 09:40 PM
Hopefully Dorn is coming out of his slump. He could be a nice bat off the bench later in the season for the Reds.

Kingspoint
05-11-2009, 09:46 PM
Hopefully Dorn is coming out of his slump. He could be a nice bat off the bench later in the season for the Reds.


This was an upward move for him this year. There's supposed to be adjustments and it's only been about 4-5 weeks. Hopefully, something clicked and that's why he's doing what he's doing tonight.

What's really great about tonight is that he's the only one hitting (other than Richar's HR) Louisville. So, it's not like he's doing it off of someone who's not pitching well or something.

Kingspoint
05-11-2009, 09:47 PM
I really wonder that if Mesoraco wasn't a 1st Round pick, if he wouldn't still be at Dayton this season. They only have so many years to get him to the Majors (or to see if he's worth it) otherwise, they risk losing him to the Rule V draft, I suppose.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 09:49 PM
What a gem by Maloney:

7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K, 108 pitches

GOYA
05-11-2009, 09:49 PM
Maloney's likely final line on 108 pitches:

7 IP
4 H
0 R
1 BB
10 K

Fisher is warming in the pen.

11larkin11
05-11-2009, 09:55 PM
I have no idea why they kept him down in Sarasota, there was no reason to move him from Dayton. The only thing I can think of is that there are more instructors down there to work on his defense

GOYA
05-11-2009, 10:05 PM
Fisher 1-2-3 with a beautiful K on a changeup.

3-0 Bats, middle of the 8th.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 10:10 PM
Another nice game by Stubbs as he's 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and his 11th stolen base.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 10:21 PM
Soto is now 2-for-2 with a walk.

GOYA
05-11-2009, 10:23 PM
Bats win 3-0!

Great series by the Bats to take 3 of 4 from SWB.

Louisville pitching held the Yankees scoreless for the last 26 innings of the series.

SMcGavin
05-11-2009, 10:25 PM
What a gem by Maloney:

7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K, 108 pitches

Beautiful line. 33 K and 5 BB now on the year, that is domination. It's still early in the season, but if he's still doing this in mid-June it will be pretty hard for the front office to ignore him.

Also excited to see Dorn have a big day, with the way he has hit during his career you had to figure it was just a matter of time before he got it going.

GOYA
05-11-2009, 10:27 PM
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Richar 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .234
Stubbs CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .329
Sutton SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261
Gomes RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .242
Barker DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Bankston LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242
Castillo, W 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Dorn 1B 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 .204
Tatum C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .254

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 11:01 PM
Alonso is 0-for-1 with three walks.

Soto is 3-for-3 with a home run (#4) and a walk.

AccordinglyReds
05-11-2009, 11:02 PM
Went to the Bats' game tonight (just got home).

Fisher looked great in his 2 innings of relief. Switching from 83 to 93, 84 to 94. His fastball looked nice.

Maloney kept the hitters off balance all night long, which was nice to see.

Gomes made a nice diving catch in RF.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 11:23 PM
Alonso singled in the 9th inning to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.

HokieRed
05-11-2009, 11:34 PM
Carolina now down 9-2 after 8. Another bad start for DeJesus, whose ERA is now 10.36.

dougdirt
05-11-2009, 11:34 PM
Sarasota lost 6-5.


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Reed CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Kainer LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .292
Alonso DH 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 .283
Feiner 1- PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Buchholz 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .233
Soto 3B 3 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 .256
Phipps RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Mesoraco C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167
Louwsma 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .225
Tordi SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
Perales a- PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Klinker (L) 2.0 4 4 4 2 2 0 6.28
Gonzalez, R 2.0 5 2 2 1 1 1 9.00
Krebs 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.60
Freeman 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7.56
Ondrusek 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.02

HokieRed
05-12-2009, 12:06 AM
Carolina loses 9-2. Not much good to report. Heisey 1 for 4, Frazier with a double and an RBI.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 02:13 AM
Maloney mows down Baby Bombers
Lefty strikes out 10 over seven four-hit innings

By John Torenli / Special to MLB.com

05/11/09 10:25 PM ET

Matt Maloney had his best performance of the season against the International League's best hitting team.

The 2005 third-round pick struck out 10 and allowed four hits over seven dominant innings Monday as the Louisville Bats continued to shut down the previously hot-hitting Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, 3-0, at Louisville Slugger Field.

"They have a pretty good lineup over there," Maloney said after helping the Bats take the final three of a four-game series from the club with the best batting average (.299) and most runs scored (207) on the Triple-A circuit.

"I made some adjustments during my bullpen session with [pitching coach] Ted Power. And it really helped."

Maloney (3-1), who went 11-5 with a 4.68 ERA in 25 starts for the Bats last season, appears to have picked up where he left off.

The 25-year-old left-hander, who ranked fourth in the International League with 132 strikeouts in 2008, has yielded two earned runs or fewer in four of his first six outings. But he was at his best Monday before a partisan crowd of 6,206.

After facing the minimum through the first two frames, Maloney gave up two singles and hit a batter in the third to load the bases. However, he induced Todd Linden into an inning-ending groundout and cruised thereafter, retiring 10 of the final 11 hitters he faced.

"I just tried to just throw fastballs and get ahead and keep mixing up with my changeup," Maloney said. "I tried to keep them off-balance and pound the strike zone and was able to get out of [the third inning] with no runs."

The 10 strikeouts were one shy of Maloney's career best, established on Aug. 17, 2007, as a member of the Chattanooga Lookouts against the Tennessee Smokies. But this effort has to rank as one of the best of his four-year professional career, especially when considering the opposition.

"It's definitely one of my top [performances]," Maloney said. "Keeping my fastball down was the key for me. I can't get away with my fastball being up in the zone. But we really tightened things up against arguably the best team in the league right now."

After yielding season highs of five runs, eight hits and three walks over six innings in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Rochester, Maloney snapped back into form by throwing 72 of his 108 pitches for strikes.

"I think consistency is the key for me right now," said Maloney, who is still awaiting the opportunity to make his Major League debut. "If I keep pitching like this, I think good things will happen for me."

Carlos Fisher worked around two hits over the final two innings to complete Louisville's fourth win in five games and fourth shutout of the season.

The Bats outscored the Yankees, 9-2, over the final three games after suffering an 11-5 defeat in Friday's series opener. Maloney fallowed strong starting efforts by Daryl Thompson and Ramon Ramirez as Louisville handed Scranton/Wilkes-Barre its first back-to-back shutout losses of the campaign.

"We just tried to go out there and put up scoreless innings and keep the team in it," Maloney said. "We played well enough to take three of four from them."

Daniel Dorn belted a pair of solo homers and Danny Richar added another for the Bats, who chased Major League veteran Josh Towers after 4 1/3 frames.

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090511&content_id=4679930&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin

Mario-Rijo
05-12-2009, 02:58 AM
I'll tell what, Maloney may or may not be a big leaguer at the end of the day that is debatable. That said he sure doesn't have anything left to prove in AAA.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 03:12 AM
Is Neftali Soto starting to adjust to High-A?

April: 80 atbats, .213/.222/.275 - .497 OPS, 0 BB/10 K

May: 37 atbats, .351/.405/.649 - 1.053 OPS, 3 BB/3 K

Mario-Rijo
05-12-2009, 03:35 AM
Is Neftali Soto starting to adjust to High-A?

April: 80 atbats, .213/.222/.275 - .497 OPS, 0 BB/10 K

May: 37 atbats, .351/.405/.649 - 1.053 OPS, 3 BB/3 K

It was always just a matter of time. :cool:

icehole3
05-12-2009, 05:41 AM
Dorn at 1st base, hmmm

Danny Serafini
05-12-2009, 10:01 AM
Dorn at 1st base, hmmm

He's played a good amount of 1B lately. I saw him when he came up to Toledo a couple of weeks ago. Nothing really stood out positive or negative about him there, just an average night.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 02:27 PM
Neftali Soto - 3B May. 12 - 2:56 am et

Neftali Soto went 3-for-3 with a homer and a walk Monday for Single-A Sarasota.

Soto had a dreadful April while getting acclimated to FSL pitching, hitting just .213/.222/.274 in 80 at-bats. However, he's started off May by hitting .351/.405/.649 in 37 at-bats. Just 20, he rates as one of the Reds' most intriguing prospects.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/clubhouse_news.aspx?sport=MLB&majteam=CIN

Kingspoint
05-12-2009, 06:29 PM
"I made some adjustments during my bullpen session with [pitching coach] Ted Power. And it really helped."



I made a comment that I wouldn't be surprised if Rick Sweet had come up with some adjustments for Maloney, and that it was part of the reason for his improvement so far this season. It turns out it was Ted Power.

Great job, Power, Maloney, Sweet, and the rest of all who have been involved with helping to further along Matt Maloney's development.

GOYA
05-12-2009, 06:46 PM
Not to mention, Ramon Ramirez credited Power with his abrupt turn for the good recently.

NorrisHopper30
05-12-2009, 07:49 PM
How are Yorman and Duran doin?

11larkin11
05-12-2009, 09:49 PM
How are Yorman and Duran doin?

They're still in extended spring training, we'll be able to follow them once the GCL season starts