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GOYA
05-12-2009, 08:47 PM
Bats @ Durham - LeCure faces David Price

Bolivar SS
Stubbs CF
Sutton 2B
Gomes LF
Barker DH
Banston RF
Castillo 3B
Dorn 1B
Tatum C

2-0 Bats in the top of the 3rd

Stubbs has now doubled in 6 straight games

Gomes with his 7th HR

GOYA
05-12-2009, 08:52 PM
Carolina @ Birmingham 8:05 (Travis Wood, 1-3, 1.38)

Sarasota is leading Ft. Myers 1-0 in the 3rd (Travis Webb, 1-2, 4.62)

Dayton hosting West Michigan

GOYA
05-12-2009, 08:55 PM
Soto doubles in Kainer. 2-0 Sarasota

Yonder singled in Kainer in the 1st.

GOYA
05-12-2009, 08:56 PM
Bulls get a run in the 3rd.

2-1 Bats

dougdirt
05-12-2009, 09:01 PM
Up here in Dayton. Sulbaran pitching well. Struggled in the first inning, hitting two batters, but since then has been dominant.

Fastball was 87-89 early, hitting 90 every now and again. Last inning he was 89-90 and hitting 91. Curveball has looked outstanding tonight. As I say that, 92 MPH fastball goes long for a HR down the line.

dougdirt
05-12-2009, 09:01 PM
BTW, Dayton up 2-1 in the 5th.

Gallen5862
05-12-2009, 09:09 PM
In the Terrell Young thread it was posted he was returned to the Reds? If so where will he be assigned in the Reds system?

dougdirt
05-12-2009, 09:13 PM
In the Terrell Young thread it was posted he was returned to the Reds? If so where will he be assigned in the Reds system?

I just heard he was heading to Louisville. That would surprise me a lot, but thats what I heard.

Also on the Kyle Lotzkar front, he will be in Dayton soon, likely within the next two weeks.

dougdirt
05-12-2009, 09:14 PM
Sulbaran is done for the night here in Dayton. He pitched pretty well, wild early on and the HR was on a first pitch fastball up in the zone, but other than that he was on top of things.

Gallen5862
05-12-2009, 09:19 PM
Thanks for the info Dougdirt on Terrell Young. It's good we get him back into the system. Where does he rank now in the Reds prospect list. It's also good news about Kyle Lotzkar.

HokieRed
05-12-2009, 09:20 PM
Doug,
Can you tell us a little more about Sulbaran's curve ball? How fast? sharp? What sort of arm slot does he throw from? Some of us haven't seen him at all. Thanks.

dougdirt
05-12-2009, 09:22 PM
Doug,
Can you tell us a little more about Sulbaran's curve ball? How fast? sharp? What sort of arm slot does he throw from? Some of us haven't seen him at all. Thanks.
I took some video of him pitching tonight, so you can see it for yourself tomorrow probably (depending on how busy I am when I get home tonight). He was throwing it in the 74-78 MPH range.

There is actually some video on youtube of him pitching in the WBC.... nasty curveball in there.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUloViM6o6k

HokieRed
05-12-2009, 09:24 PM
I took some video of him pitching tonight, so you can see it for yourself tomorrow probably (depending on how busy I am when I get home tonight). He was throwing it in the 74-78 MPH range.

Great. Thanks.

HokieRed
05-12-2009, 09:26 PM
Just looked at the Pudge strikeout. The bottom drops out of that thing! it's very much a 12-6 pitch. I hope they don't fool with him like they did with Homer.

GOYA
05-12-2009, 09:29 PM
Ray Olmedo ties it up for the Bulls with a solo HR. 2-2 in Durham

GOYA
05-12-2009, 09:31 PM
3-2 Bulls on back-to back HRs.

Chris Nowak with the 2nd.

dougdirt
05-12-2009, 09:31 PM
Sulbarans season line:
15ip, 9h, 7bb, 20K, 4.50 ERA and 5 HR allowed.

dougdirt
05-12-2009, 09:34 PM
Carolina jumps out to a 2-0 lead with a Frazier double and an Eymann HR.

11larkin11
05-12-2009, 09:38 PM
Nice to see AAA guys getting some XBH vs. the man known as David Price

Gomes 7 HR could really be of use up here vs. McDonald's .... wait, what does he do?

dougdirt
05-12-2009, 09:41 PM
Game getting away here in Dayton. Andrew Bowman had a weak grounder with two outs back to him and he threw it away to extended the inning and allow the tying run to score. He hit the next batter to load the bases and then hit the next batter to go down 3-2.

GOYA
05-12-2009, 10:00 PM
Jukich in for LeCure.


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
LeCure 5.2 8 4 4 2 3 2 4.19

dougdirt
05-12-2009, 10:00 PM
Dayton now down 6-2. With two outs there were 2 hits batsman, an error (probably should have been two) and a ball that landed 2 feet foul with three players looking at it, all of whom should have caught it. 5 unearned runs with 2 outs.

GOYA
05-12-2009, 10:03 PM
Going to the top of the 7th, Bats down 4-2.

GOYA
05-12-2009, 10:05 PM
Dayton now down 6-2. With two outs there were 2 hits batsman, an error (probably should have been two) and a ball that landed 2 feet foul with three players looking at it, all of whom should have caught it. 5 unearned runs with 2 outs.

Benzinger has a lot of work to do. Good thing he loves his job.

dougdirt
05-12-2009, 10:18 PM
Byron Wiley just got tossed out of the game. He thought he was walked, but the ump called strike 2. The next pitch was called strike three and he threw the bat and almost hit Tyler Stovall in the on deck circle. He then threw his helmet and the ump tossed him.

dougdirt
05-12-2009, 10:25 PM
3 HR's allowed by Dayton here in the 9th to a team that had a total of 10 HR's coming into the game.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 10:27 PM
Alonso is 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.

GOYA
05-12-2009, 10:41 PM
Tatum with a one out RBI in the 9th.

Bats still down 6-3.

GOYA
05-12-2009, 10:44 PM
Now bases loaded for Stubbs, still one out.

GOYA
05-12-2009, 10:46 PM
Infield single and an RBI for Stubbs.

Loaded for Sutton. 6-4 Bulls

GOYA
05-12-2009, 10:48 PM
Ground out and an RBI - 6-5 Bulls

It's up to Gomes

GOYA
05-12-2009, 10:52 PM
Gomes with a two RBI double!!!!

Bats lead 7-6!

Great AB for Jonny

GOYA
05-12-2009, 10:53 PM
Barker ends the inning and Viola will come in for the save,

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 10:54 PM
Soto is 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 10:56 PM
Nice night for Mesoraco too. He's 2-for-3 with a double, triple, two walks, and two RBI.

11larkin11
05-12-2009, 10:56 PM
Gomes>McDonald

GOYA
05-12-2009, 11:03 PM
Bats win!!!

Viola gives up a single and gets the final out with a K.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 11:04 PM
Frazier is 2-for-4 with two doubles.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 11:15 PM
Carolina is winning 11-1 in the 7th inning.

Heisey: 3-for-5 double
Frazier: 2-for-4 two doubles

Wood: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K

DTCromer
05-12-2009, 11:23 PM
Looks like a great night for ALL of our top hitting prospects.

GOYA
05-12-2009, 11:26 PM
Sarasota whoops Ft. Myers 11-2


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Reed CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .241
Kainer DH 5 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 .307
Alonso 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .282
Soto 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .262
Buchholz 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .233
Phipps RF 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248
Mesoraco C 3 2 2 1 1 0 2 2 0 .183
Perales LF 5 1 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 .206
Tordi SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .129

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Webb 4.2 7 2 2 3 3 0 4.50
Del Rosario (W, 2-1) 2.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.23
Valiquette 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.84
Davis, Be 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.61

Kingspoint
05-12-2009, 11:50 PM
Great to see Mesoraco get on base 4 times today with 2 Walks, a Double, and a Triple, and also be a part of one of 4 Double-plays on the night for the Defense.

Scrap Irony
05-12-2009, 11:53 PM
Carson Kainer has quietly had a good start to the season.

11larkin11
05-13-2009, 12:02 AM
Carson Kainer has quietly had a good start to the season.

Was just about to say that. Wasn't he the one with the kidney problem before playing in Dayton?

GOYA
05-13-2009, 12:06 AM
Yes, Kainer has been a very pleasant surprise for me this year.

medford
05-13-2009, 12:25 AM
Was just about to say that. Wasn't he the one with the kidney problem before playing in Dayton?

IIRC that is the case, and many thought he'd be a late 1st, early 2nd round pick if it were not for the kidney problem.

HokieRed
05-13-2009, 12:30 AM
Very nice line for Travis Wood tonight with the win: 7 innings, 7 hits, 1 ER, 2 W, 7 K's. ERA now 1.36.

dougdirt
05-13-2009, 01:27 AM
IIRC that is the case, and many thought he'd be a late 1st, early 2nd round pick if it were not for the kidney problem.

I don't think he was going to go that high, but he wouldn't have lasted as long as he did. Coming back from a kidney transplant is kind of a new thing for a baseball player.... hope everything continues to go well for him.

AmarilloRed
05-13-2009, 01:40 AM
Carolina won 12-5

Helsey:3-5, double. His BA is now at .374
Cozart:2-6, double, RBI
Frazier:2-5, 2 doubles. He now has 15 doubles on the season.
Parker:2-5
Eymann:3-5, double, HR, 2 RBI

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 01:44 AM
Great start by Sulbaran: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K. He's got 20 strikeouts in 14 innings. I'm very excited about his future.

dougdirt
05-13-2009, 01:45 AM
Here are two photos I took of Sulbaran tonight. Video will have to wait until tomorrow.
http://redsminorleagues.com/images/jcs02.jpg
http://redsminorleagues.com/images/jcs01.jpg

GIDP
05-13-2009, 02:00 AM
You should create a better water mark

:laugh:

dougdirt
05-13-2009, 02:02 AM
You should create a better water mark

:laugh:

Quick and easy lol

AmarilloRed
05-13-2009, 02:22 AM
Cody Puckett went 4-4 with 2 doubles in the Dragons game tonight.

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 02:26 AM
Rojas at bat

For more than a year, Dragons shortstop Miguel Rojas has struggled to hit .200.

A year ago at rookie Billings, Mont., he was considered such a talent in the field, he stayed in the lineup despite hitting just .183.

He was hitting .133 for the Dragons this year, but over the previous eight games, was 10-for-28 (.357).

“I go up to the plate and think I’m a good hitter,” Rojas said, “a .300 hitter. In Venezuela, when I was in Little League, I hit in the top of the lineup.”

Rojas extended his hitting streak to nine games with a single in the second inning.

Pitching change

Luis Montano, 12-8 with the Dragons last year, was on the roster for a day. Unfortunately for the Dragons, it was Monday, their day off. On Tuesday, when Matt Klinker was put on the Sarasota Reds disabled list, Montano stayed with Sarasota, and Steven Otterness (2-6 the last two years in the minors) was shipped to Dayton.

Otterness, who allowed two runs in his only two innings of work at Sarasota, Fla., this year, replaces Leonardo Astorga, 1-3 with a 15.43 ERA with the Dragons. Astorga goes to extended spring training.

The parent Cincinnati Reds also announced the release of former Dragons reliever David Shafer and the return of Terrell Young from Washington (he was a Rule 5 pick). Young was assigned to Class AAA Louisville.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/off-day-allows-fresh-start-for-dragons-117311.html

Scrap Irony
05-13-2009, 02:27 AM
Is this the first time all year everybody down the line won?

I think it may be.

Too, Travis Wood and JC Sulburan are similar in that they don't throw hard and have had success. I wonder if Wood is also similar to Maloney, in that Cincinnati brass haven't exactly made a spot available for the kid.

In year's past, Maloney would be Cincinnati's erstwhile #2 starter. (And I'd probably be telling anyone who'd listen about his potential.)

Now, he's-- what-- the second option in AAA?

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 02:29 AM
Dragons standout Sulbaran wildly effective
Despite some mysteries, he has ‘finishing touch’

By Marc Katz
Staff Writer
1:07 AM Wednesday, May 13, 2009

DAYTON — Well before the game, Dragons manager Todd Benzinger was looking over a mysterious stat pack containing pitcher J. C. Sulbaran’s line.

Among other incongruous numbers were five hit batsmen, seven walks, four homers — and 12 strikeouts in nine innings.

Sulbaran, a 19-year-old native of Curacao who already has pitched for The Netherlands in the 2008 Olympics and ’09 World Baseball Classic — in which he struck out major-league star Pudge Rodriguez — had a 6.00 ERA. He’s obviously hit or miss.

“We’ve seen him without his best stuff,” Benzinger said, “and he was pretty good. He was effectively wild. He hit five guys in two games. It’s a little alarming, not only to the manager of the team, but also the batters. He’s not afraid to pitch inside.”

Tuesday, May 12, Juan Carlos Sulbaran — who prefers to go by his first two initials — almost didn’t pitch.

During warm-ups, he broke the nail on his right pitching finger, a nail he keeps long so the finger won’t blister.

In the training room, he had it clipped, and just as Benzinger was about to announce a pitching change, Sulbaran appeared out of the dugout.

He hit two batters in the first, and gave up a homer in the fifth — old stuff. And also this: He struck out eight in five innings, leaving a 2-1 lead for Dayton’s relievers, an impossible situation.

The Dragons have not held many leads this spring, and certainly not this one. A two-out throwing error by reliever Andrew Bowman led to five unearned runs in the seventh and a 9-4 victory for West Michigan, all in front of Reds farm director Terry Reynolds.

At least he saw Sulbaran.

“He doesn’t get rattled on the mound,” pitching coach Tony Fossas said. “It’s hard to teach that. He’s got finishing pitches.”

It was of little consequence to Sulbaran, who left Curacao for Davie, Fla., with his older sister when he was 16 to complete two years of high school and add to his baseball knowledge. He was University of Florida-bound when the Reds drafted him in the 30th round, offering $500,000, the most ever for that round.

He signed late, and Tuesday was only his third pro game, all with the Dragons.

“All will come with teaching and game experience,” Fossas said.

Benzinger likes the little things Sulbaran does.

“He manages the running game well,” Benzinger said. “He keeps the runners close (among other things). It’s what I call the finishing touches.”

Sulbaran has them. As yet, the rest of the Dragons do not.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/dragons-standout-sulbaran-wildly-effective-117300.html

Mario-Rijo
05-13-2009, 02:33 AM
Is this the first time all year everybody down the line won?

I think it may be.

Too, Travis Wood and JC Sulburan are similar in that they don't throw hard and have had success. I wonder if Wood is also similar to Maloney, in that Cincinnati brass haven't exactly made a spot available for the kid.

In year's past, Maloney would be Cincinnati's erstwhile #2 starter. (And I'd probably be telling anyone who'd listen about his potential.)

Now, he's-- what-- the second option in AAA?

I could be wrong but I thought Wood could get it up to about 92 or so, pretty good for a guy with a nasty change. Maloney I thought was up to about 89-90.

dougdirt
05-13-2009, 02:35 AM
Is this the first time all year everybody down the line won?

I think it may be.


Dayton didn't win....

Scrap Irony
05-13-2009, 09:47 AM
Ah. Whoops.

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 11:27 AM
Updated stats on Travis Wood:

39.2 IP, 27 H, 0 HR, 24 BB/28 K, 1.36 ERA

His BB/K went in the right direction last night as he only walked two batters and struckout seven.