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OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 11:48 AM
Louisville - 11:05 - LHP Matt Maloney

Carolina - 7:15 - RHP Zach Stewart

Sarasota - 7:00 - LHP Jeremy Horst

Dayton - 7:00 - RHP Juan Carlos Sulbaran

Grande Donkey
05-27-2009, 11:54 AM
Got some good pitchers going today. Should be interesting.

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 12:16 PM
Nice first inning for Maloney.

1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 12:32 PM
Maloney: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K

GIDP
05-27-2009, 12:35 PM
Watching the Maloney game so Ill try to give some updates on maloney when I can.

GIDP
05-27-2009, 12:37 PM
Dorn wants to crush the knuckle ball so hard.

GIDP
05-27-2009, 12:42 PM
Maloney does have a pretty nice curveball.

Strike out on a ball in the dirt. Terrible swing.

GIDP
05-27-2009, 12:43 PM
does Maloney have a change up now? I always thought he was a Curve, slider, fastball guy. Hes looks to be getting some batters off balance and ahead on swings so far.

GIDP
05-27-2009, 12:46 PM
Inning over 1 hit, 1k

GIDP
05-27-2009, 12:56 PM
Very good running catch by stubbs on a soft liner.

GIDP
05-27-2009, 01:04 PM
Some more brutal D for the Bats blowing a double play, but Maloney gets an infield fly and it ends the inning no harm done.

GIDP
05-27-2009, 01:12 PM
Oh look McDonald with a dribbler to the short stop. Where have I seen this before.

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 01:23 PM
Maloney: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 01:42 PM
Maloney: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K

Stubbs is 0-for-2 with a walk and his 16th stolen base.

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 01:56 PM
Maloney: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K

texasdave
05-27-2009, 02:30 PM
Through 8 Louisville down 2-0. Griffin has the only Bats hit (infield single to short) but they have coaxed 6 walks.

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 02:37 PM
Louisville lost 2-0.

Hopper: 0-for-2 two walks, SB
Stubbs: 0-for-2 two walks, SB #16
Bankston: 0-for-4
Dorn: 0-for-4
Griffin: 1-for-3 walk
Bolivar: 0-for-2 walk

Maloney: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K

Jukich: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Roenicke: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

TRF
05-27-2009, 03:47 PM
Louisville lost 2-0.

Hopper: 0-for-2 two walks, SB
Stubbs: 0-for-2 two walks, SB #16
Bankston: 0-for-4
Dorn: 0-for-4
Griffin: 1-for-3 walk
Bolivar: 0-for-2 walk

Maloney: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K

Jukich: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Roenicke: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Tough loss for Maloney. Seriously, pictures of Walt with a Kodiak bear.

Free Matt Maloney!

BRM
05-27-2009, 04:03 PM
Tough loss for Maloney. Seriously, pictures of Walt with a Kodiak bear.

Free Matt Maloney!

And do what with him? Put him in the pen?

NJReds
05-27-2009, 05:14 PM
And do what with him? Put him in the pen?

You could put him in the rotation and Owings in the pen. Open up a spot by removing Lincoln or sending Burton down or to the DL.

At this point, though, I think you let it ride with the starters. But Burton and Lincoln both need a break from the ML squad. They have been weak links in the bullpen this year.

TRF
05-27-2009, 05:32 PM
And do what with him? Put him in the pen?

was actually referring to the ill-timed call of Homer to replace Volquez for a start. Even though Maloney has completely outpitched Homer over the last 2 seasons.

BRM
05-27-2009, 05:52 PM
was actually referring to the ill-timed call of Homer to replace Volquez for a start. Even though Maloney has completely outpitched Homer over the last 2 seasons.

Gotcha. In that case, I agree.

traderumor
05-27-2009, 06:17 PM
Maloney should be next in line to get his chance if a spot starter is needed or an injury occurs in the rotation. Homer just needs to stay in AAA the rest of the year and wait for a possible Sept callup.

camisadelgolf
05-27-2009, 06:34 PM
The fact that Maloney would have been on such short rest probably has a lot to do with why Bailey was called up instead. I wouldn't criticize the organization for giving the spot start to Bailey.

SMcGavin
05-27-2009, 06:37 PM
The fact that Maloney would have been on such short rest probably has a lot to do with why Bailey was called up instead. I wouldn't criticize the organization for giving the spot start to Bailey.

I could be wrong on this, but I believe Maloney pitched in AAA the day before the spot start. He could have just been pushed back one day if they wanted to call him up. I don't think rest was a factor in the decision.

TRF
05-27-2009, 06:41 PM
I could be wrong on this, but I believe Maloney pitched in AAA the day before the spot start. He could have just been pushed back one day if they wanted to call him up. I don't think rest was a factor in the decision.

Yep. pitched really well the day before Bailey pitched too.

GIDP
05-27-2009, 06:41 PM
I could be wrong on this, but I believe Maloney pitched in AAA the day before the spot start. He could have just been pushed back one day if they wanted to call him up. I don't think rest was a factor in the decision.

I think that Matt going a day late, then having someone fill his spot, then dealing with moving the guys back around at AAA to get them back in order might have somethin to do with it.

I do think they just called up Bailey because it was going to be 1 start and wouldnt throw off anyones schedule.

SMcGavin
05-27-2009, 06:43 PM
I think that Matt going a day late, then having someone fill his spot, then dealing with moving the guys back around at AAA to get them back in order might have somethin to do with it.

I do think they just called up Bailey because it was going to be 1 start and wouldnt throw off anyones schedule.

It's possible. I think trying to win the MLB game trumps all other concerns though, really I think they called up Bailey because they think he's better.

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 08:10 PM
Sulbaran threw a 1-2-3 first inning.

1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 08:25 PM
Stewart: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 GO/1 FO

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 08:26 PM
Cody Puckett hit a 2-run double in his first atbat. Man is he on fire. 4-0 Dayton after one inning.

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 08:35 PM
Stewart: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3 GO/3 FO

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 08:36 PM
Sulbaran: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 08:38 PM
19-year old Mariekson Gregorius is playing SS tonight for Sarasota. He was signed by the Reds out of the Netherlands last year.

Tony Brown gives Sarasota a 2-1 lead with a HR.

Kingspoint
05-27-2009, 08:47 PM
2-Run Double for Cody Puckett in the 1st.

He remains sizzling hot!!!

Now a 1.600+ OPS (and 1.100+ SLG) over his last 7 games plus this at-bat.

The baseball looks like a basketball to him right now.

Sorry, OBM....didn't see you post.

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 08:47 PM
Stewart: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 5 GO/4 FO

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 08:48 PM
Solo HR by Miguel Rojas makes it 5-0 Dayton after two innings.

Means is 2-for-2

membengal
05-27-2009, 08:57 PM
This is Stew's AA debut tonite, right?

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 08:59 PM
This is Stew's AA debut tonite, right?

No. He made his AA debut in his last start. His line: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K, 11 GO/0 FO

membengal
05-27-2009, 09:02 PM
That's right. Thanks. Lost track over the holiday weekend.

He clearly doesn't seem bothered by the jump in level...

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 09:05 PM
Stewart: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 5 GO/5 FO

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 09:07 PM
Sulbaran: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K

5-1 Dayton after 3 1/2 innings.

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 09:13 PM
Stewart: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 5 GO/5 FO

For some reason, Stewart was pulled after four innings. That was his final line.

mrpotamus
05-27-2009, 09:14 PM
Stewart out after 4. Only 69 pitches. What is that about?

membengal
05-27-2009, 09:15 PM
Maybe they're managing his innings and pitch count now as he moves into a starting role and racks up innings?

CTA513
05-27-2009, 09:16 PM
For some reason, Stewart was pulled after four innings. That was his final line.

I hope its just because hes tired and not because hes hurt.

thorn
05-27-2009, 09:21 PM
Maybe they're managing his innings and pitch count now as he moves into a starting role and racks up innings?

Sounds right, otherwise, at the rate he's going, they would have to shut him down in July.

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 09:21 PM
Maybe they're managing his innings and pitch count now as he moves into a starting role and racks up innings?

As soon as I made my post, that's the first thing that popped into my head. That's a smart strategy if that's what they're doing.

RED VAN HOT
05-27-2009, 09:36 PM
2-Run Double for Cody Puckett in the 1st.

He remains sizzling hot!!!

Now a 1.600+ OPS (and 1.100+ SLG) over his last 7 games plus this at-bat.

The baseball looks like a basketball to him right now.

Sorry, OBM....didn't see you post.

and tied for the Reds minor league lead in HRs with 9. I don't recall his getting a single mention when we were doing our top 40 prospects in the off season. He is hitting better than he did at Billings.

CTA513
05-27-2009, 10:07 PM
7th inning and Carolina has 0 hits

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 10:07 PM
Nice start by Sulbaran tonight:

6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 7 K

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 10:12 PM
Chris Heisey tripled to breakup the no-hitter in the 7th inning.

SirFelixCat
05-27-2009, 10:26 PM
Very good to see Sulbaran w/ ZERO BB's tonight. Fluke or is he learning?

dougdirt
05-27-2009, 10:31 PM
Very good to see Sulbaran w/ ZERO BB's tonight. Fluke or is he learning?

We will see over his next few games. With pitchers, especially young guys, there is often a lot of inconsistency.

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 10:38 PM
Carolina lost 3-0.

Henry: 0-for-4
Cozart: 0-for-4
Heisey: 1-for-3 triple
Francisco: 0-for-3
Frazier: 1-for-3 double
Parker: 0-for-3

Stewart: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 5 GO/5 FO

Watson: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

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

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 10:41 PM
Sarasota lost 3-2.

Reed: 0-for-4
Kainer: 1-for-4
Alonso: 1-for-3 walk
Soto: 1-for-4
Phipps: 1-for-4 double
Mesoraco: 0-for-2 walk
Brown: 1-for-3 HR (#1), 2 RBI
Gregorius: 0-for-3

Horst: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K

Del Rosario: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Valiquette: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K

OnBaseMachine
05-27-2009, 10:46 PM
Dayton won 14-4.

Sappelt: 2-for-5 two doubles
Rojas: 3-for-5 HR (#2), 3 RBI
Means: 2-for-5
Puckett: 1-for-4 double, walk, 2 RBI
Mendez: 4-for-5 double, 3 RBI
Coddington: 1-for-4
Kuo: 2-for-4 double, 2 RBI

Sulbaran: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 7 K

tbball10
05-27-2009, 11:30 PM
Sulbaran seems to be a major flyball pitcher. He has given up 8 HR's in only 31 innings so far, so hopefully he can cut those down. Despite the HR's, he is still pitching well.

Superdude
05-28-2009, 12:22 AM
I went to the Dragons game tonight. Sulbaran looked good, especially late in the game. His fastball was around 90-92 and he threw that pitch the majority of the time in the early part of the game. Later on he started mixing in the offspeed stuff and really had guys chasing.

GIDP
05-28-2009, 01:05 AM
Sulbaran seems to be a major flyball pitcher. He has given up 8 HR's in only 31 innings so far, so hopefully he can cut those down. Despite the HR's, he is still pitching well.

Its probably because hes pitching high in the zone because most young dudes cant lay off that stuff.

mace
05-28-2009, 02:16 AM
Sarasota lost 3-2.


Horst: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K



Horst is a horse, of course, of course.

Seriously, he may be the most unappreciated pitcher in the system. Over two seasons now, the guy has produced on an extremely consistent basis.

GOYA
05-28-2009, 03:25 AM
Its probably because hes pitching high in the zone because most young dudes cant lay off that stuff.

Maybe, but they can't hit many HRs on pitches at their knees.

GIDP
05-28-2009, 10:50 AM
Maybe, but they can't hit many HRs on pitches at their knees.

I mean as a young guy hes probably been able to pitch up in the zone and get away with it.

Id expect adjustments with time.

dougdirt
05-28-2009, 01:03 PM
I mean as a young guy hes probably been able to pitch up in the zone and get away with it.

Id expect adjustments with time.

I think we should at least expect him to start trying to make them now. He is giving up HR's at an incredibly bad pace.

icehole3
05-28-2009, 01:12 PM
any report on Stewart???

HokieRed
05-28-2009, 01:15 PM
Maybe, but they can't hit many HRs on pitches at their knees.

Lefthanders can notoriously hit the ball out of the park when it's at their knees. You can also hit breaking pitches at the knees out of the ballpark, especially when they are thrown from a pretty high angle like Sulbaran apparently does--(based just on my looking at the video of him Doug posted). Has anybody seen Sulbaran enough to know what kinds of pitches he's getting taken out on?

GIDP
05-28-2009, 01:27 PM
I think we should at least expect him to start trying to make them now. He is giving up HR's at an incredibly bad pace.

Well yea im sure it has to do with his control though. Its been a knock on him having bouts with wildness. If hes trying to pitch low in the zone and it missing up hes still probably going to be getting Ks due to his movement but still giving up bombs because its in the middle of the power zone for most hitters.

Its something to keep an eye on for sure. Im just trying to suggest why the bombs are happening. I have no pitch FX or anything to back what I think might be happening up.

It would be interesting to look at what the counts are in the ABs that hes given up some of those homers.