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OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 01:16 PM
Busy day.

Louisville and Carolina both play doubleheaders tonight.

Louisville:

Game one - 6:15 - RHP Sam Lecure

Game two - RHP Homer Bailey

Carolina:

Game one - 5:30 - RHP Justin Mallett

Game two - LHP Travis Wood

Sarasota - 7:00 - RHP Jerry Gil

Dayton - 7:05 - LHP Matt Fairel

lollipopcurve
05-18-2009, 01:45 PM
Would be nice to see Jerry Gil turn in a solid performance. Anybody heard what kind of velo he's got, or what secondary pitches?

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 01:57 PM
Chris Heisey is 10th in all of the minors in OBP at .462 and Matt Fairel is 9th in the minors with a K/9 of 11.81.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=4027#more-4027

RED VAN HOT
05-18-2009, 04:16 PM
Can anyone comment on the Reds' view of the potential of Mallett and Avery? Both have been around for a while now. It also seems as if Mallett pitches every other day.

medford
05-18-2009, 04:49 PM
I took a liking to Mallett when I saw him pitch for Dayton a couple of times. He falls into the late bloomer label, after transferring to a new school his senior year of HS, he failed to make the baseball team (perhaps politics, or "issues" don't know the story, just that he didn't make it), and while shining in summer ball he got an offer to a JUCO program.

A pretty tall kid w/ what appeared at the time to be a great changeup and so-so fastball. I'm sure the hope/belief was that he could keep the changeup, and develop the fastball to match his height and frame and turn into a solid reliever in the bigs. I think he got suspended for breaking the drug policy (not sure if it was PEDs or something illicit, or what) a couple of seasons ago. At this point, one has to think his chances of ever making the reds, or any other major league club is slim, but perhaps he gets a late season call up, or injury fill in and gives the big league club every reason to keep him around.

Luvsbaseball
05-18-2009, 05:06 PM
Busy day.

Louisville and Carolina both play doubleheaders tonight.

Louisville:

Game one - 6:15 - RHP Sam Lecure

Game two - RHP Homer Bailey

Carolina:

Game one - 5:30 - RHP Justin Mallett

Game two - LHP Travis Wood

Sarasota - 7:00 - RHP Jerry Gil

Dayton - 7:05 - LHP Matt Fairel

Wood is pitching the first game and Mallett the second, or that's was i've been told....:)

Shawn_RedsFan
05-18-2009, 05:15 PM
Looks like Homer isn't getting called up to replace Masset

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 05:43 PM
Wood is pitching the first game and Mallett the second, or that's was i've been told....:)

You are correct. Travis threw a 1-2-3 first inning with 2 K's.

Heisey walked in his first plate appearance.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 05:56 PM
Wood: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 06:11 PM
Wood: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

No score after 2 1/2 innings.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 06:18 PM
Todd Frazier continues to be a doubles machine after hitting another one just now. That's his 17th double of the season.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 06:33 PM
Wood: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 06:39 PM
Louisville is losing 3-2 in the first inning of game one. Louisville is facing the highly touted Chris Tillman.

Richar led off with a single. Stubbs reached on a fielders choice. One out. Sutton struckout. Stubbs stole third base (#14) and scored on a Jonny Gomes 2-run HR (#9).

GOYA
05-18-2009, 06:45 PM
So far Tillman seems pretty hittable. Unfortunately, so does LeCure.

Brian Peterson is back on the Bats roster and he's catching tonight.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 06:47 PM
Wood: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K

2-2 after 4 1/2.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 07:17 PM
Wood's final line: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K

2-2 after six innings.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 07:24 PM
Dayton is winning 1-0 after one inning. Sappelt doubled and scored on a Rojas RBI single.

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

GOYA
05-18-2009, 07:26 PM
Still 3-2 Tides after 4 1/2 innings.

Gomes 2for2, HR (9) and double (9)

Tillman 72 pitches through 4

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 07:33 PM
Fairel: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

CTA513
05-18-2009, 07:41 PM
Frazier hit a RBI single in the 7th to win game #1 for Carolina.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 07:45 PM
Carolina won game one, 3-2.

Heisey: 0-for-3 walk
Eymann: 1-for-4 double
Francisco: 0-for-2 two walks
Frazier: 2-for-4 double
Parker: 0-for-2 walk
Henry: 1-for-3

Wood: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K

Lutz: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 07:48 PM
Fairel: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 08:04 PM
Jonny Gomes is 3-for-3 with a double, HR (#9), and two RBI. All against a RHP.

Kingspoint
05-18-2009, 08:15 PM
Fairel: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

Nice. Also nice to see Gomes hitting Tillman. Gomes is either going to get a chance with the REDS or with someone else.

Benihana
05-18-2009, 08:21 PM
Fairel should be in Sarasota.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 08:32 PM
Louisville lost game one, 6-2.

Richar: 2-for-3 triple
Stubbs: 0-for-4 SB #14
Sutton: 0-for-2 walk
Gomes: 3-for-3 double, HR (#9), 2 RBI
Barker: 1-for-3 double
Bankston: 1-for-3
Dorn: 1-for-3 SB

Lecure: 5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 4 K

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

RED VAN HOT
05-18-2009, 08:43 PM
I took a liking to Mallett when I saw him pitch for Dayton a couple of times. He falls into the late bloomer label, after transferring to a new school his senior year of HS, he failed to make the baseball team (perhaps politics, or "issues" don't know the story, just that he didn't make it), and while shining in summer ball he got an offer to a JUCO program.

A pretty tall kid w/ what appeared at the time to be a great changeup and so-so fastball. I'm sure the hope/belief was that he could keep the changeup, and develop the fastball to match his height and frame and turn into a solid reliever in the bigs. I think he got suspended for breaking the drug policy (not sure if it was PEDs or something illicit, or what) a couple of seasons ago. At this point, one has to think his chances of ever making the reds, or any other major league club is slim, but perhaps he gets a late season call up, or injury fill in and gives the big league club every reason to keep him around.

Thanks, good information. Teams seem to be more patient with tall pitchers. Mallett has had occasional strong performances, but has lacked consistency.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 08:52 PM
Fairel: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Dayton is winning 5-2 in the 7th inning.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 08:54 PM
Carolina is winning game two 1-0 in the third inning thanks to a Sean Henry homer.

Mallett: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

dougdirt
05-18-2009, 09:08 PM
Bunt single, SB, ground out and ground out lead to a run against Bailey in the first.

1ip, 1h, 0bb, 1K.

GOYA
05-18-2009, 09:09 PM
Game 2

Sutton 2B
Griffin CF
Barker 1B
Gomes RF
Bankston DH
Dorn LF
Castillo 3B
Bolivar SS
Tatum C
Bailey P

Homer gives up a leadoff single.
Steal of 2nd and 2 groundouts scores him
Then a K to end the inning.

1-0 Tides

GOYA
05-18-2009, 09:28 PM
For those not following the game, playing for the Tides are Jolbert Cabrera and former farmhand, Justin Turner.

Grande Donkey
05-18-2009, 09:32 PM
Homer: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 Ks

GOYA
05-18-2009, 09:33 PM
Homer has 3 Ks through 2 innings.

Homer had been pitching at a 67% strike rate and suddenly threw 5 balls in a row. Ted Power went to the mound and Homer struck the batter out on the next 3 pitches.

dougdirt
05-18-2009, 09:34 PM
Homer has 3 Ks through 2 innings.

Homer had been pitching at a 67% strike rate and suddenly threw 5 balls in a row. Ted Power went to the mound and Homer struck the batter out on the next 3 pitches.

Sounds like mechanics to me.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 09:40 PM
Sarasota lost 6-1.

Reed: 0-for-4
Alonso: 1-for-4
Soto: 0-for-4
Buchholz: 1-for-3
Mesoraco: 1-for-2 double, HBP

Gil: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Krebs: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K

Beal: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K...season debut

Josh Beal pitched in Billings last season and posted a 2.60 ERA and 9 BB/43 K in 27.2 innings. He's only 21 years old, so he's a relief propsect worth keeping an eye on.

GOYA
05-18-2009, 09:41 PM
Sounds like mechanics to me.

Absolutely. Since that visit, Homer has thrown 9 strikes and 1 ball. He gets a 1-2-3 3rd inning.

OnBaseMachine
05-18-2009, 09:43 PM
Dayton won 11-2.

Sappelt: 2-for-5 two doubles
Rojas: 2-for-4 triple, walk
Day: 1-for-3 walk, sac fly
Sosa: 2-for-4 HR (#1), walk
Chapman: 3-for-4 two HR (#2, 3), walk, 4 RBI
Gualdron: 2-for-4 two doubles, 3 RBI

Fairel: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K

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

GOYA
05-18-2009, 09:57 PM
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bailey 4.0 3 1 1 1 4 0 4.57

42 strikes, 21 balls

Grande Donkey
05-18-2009, 09:59 PM
last 2 innings have been beautiful.

GOYA
05-18-2009, 10:23 PM
Homer gives up a run on a single, a walk and a double that should have been ruled a single and an error. He also picked up another K.

2-0 Tides

A little offense would be nice.

GOYA
05-18-2009, 10:42 PM
Well Homer gives a solid outing and picks up a complete game loss on zero run support. 62 strikes on 90 pitches


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Sutton 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222
Griffin CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Barker 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245
Gomes RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .280
Bankston DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .240
Dorn LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .195
Castillo 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .220
Bolivar SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253
Tatum C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bailey 6.0 6 2 2 2 6 0 4.57

Scrap Irony
05-19-2009, 08:22 AM
Is it time to start worrying about Danny Dorn? He's had as bad a start to the season as I could imagine.

BuckeyeRedleg
05-19-2009, 09:32 AM
If Fairel would have gone back to FSU instead of signing with the Reds, does anyone have a guess of where he'd be projected to go in this year's draft?

RichRed
05-19-2009, 09:59 AM
Louisville lost game one, 6-2.

Richar: 2-for-3 triple


I was at the game last night and Richar got hurt on that triple and had to come out of the game. Not sure exactly what happened but he slid into 3rd base head first, called time and was writhing on the ground in quite a bit of pain. After a few minutes, he got up but was limping pretty badly. Hope it's nothing too serious.

camisadelgolf
05-19-2009, 12:29 PM
If Fairel would have gone back to FSU instead of signing with the Reds, does anyone have a guess of where he'd be projected to go in this year's draft?
He was given a signing bonus worthy of a fourth-rounder, and if he showed improvement from his 2008 numbers, I think he would be a mid-2nd round draft pick this year.