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GOYA
06-01-2009, 01:00 PM
Bats @ Yankees

Maloney pitching a gem so far:

3 IP 6 K 1 H

Stubbs just homered for a 1-0 lead.
According to the Gameday picture, it travelled about 550 feet. :D

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 01:06 PM
Carolina - 7:15 - RHP Zach Stewart

Sarasota - 7:05 - LHP Jeremy Horst

Dayton is off today.

The DSL Reds played at 10:30.

Homer Bailey
06-01-2009, 01:07 PM
When does the GCL start?

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 01:08 PM
When does the GCL start?

The GCL and Billings start on June 23rd.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 01:10 PM
Maloney: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K

AmarilloRed
06-01-2009, 01:15 PM
Stubbs just homered for a 1-0 lead.
According to the Gameday picture, it travelled about 550 feet. :D

That must be the light tower-power Doug talked about before. I really didn't believe he had that power potential before. He'll really become a good prospect if Drew has developed that sort of power.

11larkin11
06-01-2009, 01:17 PM
I really believe Drew will make it into the majors as a Gold Glove, high OBP, hight strikeout doubles hitter. Then, after establishing himself as this teams CFer of the future, one year the power will just come out of nowhere and he'll be Mike Cameron

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 01:21 PM
Maloney: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K

SMcGavin
06-01-2009, 01:23 PM
Maloney: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K

They are playing Scranton/Wilkes-Barre too, one of the best offenses in the league.

How long are the Reds going to let this continue?

Dude Rock
06-01-2009, 01:26 PM
They are playing Scranton/Wilkes-Barre too, one of the best offenses in the league.

How long are the Reds going to let this continue?

I have to bite my tongue. I've been crying about the lack of promotions all month. It is driving me crazy.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 01:36 PM
Maloney: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K

GOYA
06-01-2009, 01:40 PM
That must be the light tower-power Doug talked about before. I really didn't believe he had that power potential before. He'll really become a good prospect if Drew has developed that sort of power.

I have a vid clip uploaded on my "site" that shows Stubbs' light tower power. Someone here might have the link handy. The power is obviously there it is just that Stubbs rarely uses the swing that gives it. I'm afraid that if he swung like that all the time, his K rate would be huge. It's bad enough with his short swing.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 01:50 PM
10 pitch 7th inning for Maloney.

7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K, 92 pitches.

Dude Rock
06-01-2009, 01:50 PM
Maloney
7 IP
2 hits
0 ER's
9 K's
0 Walks

2.07 e.r.a.

Bats up 3-0

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 02:10 PM
Eight pitch inning for Maloney.

8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K, 100 pitches

Homer Bailey
06-01-2009, 02:17 PM
The GCL and Billings start on June 23rd.

Are Duran and Y-Rod playing anywhere right now?

GOYA
06-01-2009, 02:17 PM
Somebody posted it to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZYH5vWsvDk

GOYA
06-01-2009, 02:19 PM
Are Duran and Y-Rod playing anywhere right now?

They'll be in the GCL.

icehole3
06-01-2009, 02:20 PM
wow, that was a moon shot

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 02:21 PM
Are Duran and Y-Rod playing anywhere right now?

No. They're opening the season in the GCL.

schmidty622
06-01-2009, 02:22 PM
Eight pitch inning for Maloney.

8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K, 100 pitches

Is there any doubt that he deserves a shot in the bigs?

TRF
06-01-2009, 02:24 PM
Eight pitch inning for Maloney.

8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K, 100 pitches

That should make him BA's prospect pitcher of the day.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 02:33 PM
Maloney has retired the first two batters in the 9th...

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 02:35 PM
Strike 3 called on Linden! Complete game shutout for Maloney.

9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K, 113 pitches

GOYA
06-01-2009, 02:35 PM
Maloney finishes it out for the CG shutout.

10 K
0 BB
3 H
0 R

His ERA is now 2.00

TRF
06-01-2009, 02:38 PM
Yeah, he absolutely should have been passed over in favor of Homer for that spot start.

blech. classic tools over results argument. When are they going to acknowledge that "knowing" how to pitch is a tool too?

PuffyPig
06-01-2009, 03:20 PM
Yeah, he absolutely should have been passed over in favor of Homer for that spot start.

blech. classic tools over results argument. When are they going to acknowledge that "knowing" how to pitch is a tool too?

I think it had as much as Homer's rotation spot lining up as much as anything else.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 03:50 PM
PLAYER OF THE WEEK

OF Chris Heisey (Carolina) was named Southern League Player of the Week today. He hit safely in all 7 games (15-27, .555), scored 7 runs, belted 2 homers and drove in 9. Heisey is currently riding a 9-game hitting streak (20-35, .571, 3hr, 12rbi, 12r) and has 3 hits in each of his last 3 games. He leads the SL in batting average (.378), hits (70), extra-base hits (26), slugging pct. (.616) and runs scored (40) and ranks among offensive leaders in doubles (16, T4th) and on-base pct. (.458, 2nd).

MAY LEADERS

International League:LHP Matt Maloney (2.54era, 10th)

Southern League:OF Chris Heisey (led SL with.404ba, 46h and 70TB), IF/OF Todd Frazier (.343, 8th), OF Sean Henry (.323, T11th), RHP James Avery (1.93, T3rd), LHP Travis Wood (1.93, T3rd; 4 wins, T1st), RHP Jordan Smith (1.98, 5th).

Florida State League:1b Yonder Alonso (.362, 4th; 51TB, 4th), IF Neftali Soto (.351, 6th), RHP Zach Stewart (1.52, 8th), LHP Jeremy Horst (2.59, 14th), LHP Travis Webb (31k, 3rd), LHP Phil Valiquette (4sv, T4th).

Midwest League: IF Cody Puckett (.350, 7th; 73TB, 2nd), LHP Matt Fairel (2.27, 9th; 35k, T4th), RHP J.C. Sulbaran (36k, T2nd).

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090601/SPT04/306010058/1071/Reds+Farm+Report++June+1

Doc. Scott
06-01-2009, 03:59 PM
That Stubbs homer is from 2008, not today's game. Just clarifying.

TRF
06-01-2009, 04:11 PM
I think it had as much as Homer's rotation spot lining up as much as anything else.

push Homer up a day, and Maloney back a day.

Maloney has earned a shot. Homer hasn't.

dougdirt
06-01-2009, 04:17 PM
Somebody posted it to YouTube:



I don't know who that MikeRivers30 guy is or why he would use an alias to post copyrighted videos of Reds prospects on youtube, but I hear he is really awesome.

RED VAN HOT
06-01-2009, 04:38 PM
Maloney finishes it out for the CG shutout.

10 K
0 BB
3 H
0 R

His ERA is now 2.00

I believe the Reds will have to show their hand soon. I like Maloney, but have felt that the Reds see him primarily as a trade chip. Yet, his performance definitely merits a promotion. A failure to do so would indicate a reluctance to spoil his trade value with a poor ML performance. The obvious move to me is to DFA Lincoln, send Owings to the pen, and give Maloney at least three starts. Owings seems to be very strong for short stints.

Mario-Rijo
06-01-2009, 04:59 PM
I don't know who that MikeRivers30 guy is or why he would use an alias to post copyrighted videos of Reds prospects on youtube, but I hear he is really awesome.

I just hope he keeps it up. ;)

Mario-Rijo
06-01-2009, 05:01 PM
I believe the Reds will have to show their hand soon. I like Maloney, but have felt that the Reds see him primarily as a trade chip. Yet, his performance definitely merits a promotion. A failure to do so would indicate a reluctance to spoil his trade value with a poor ML performance. The obvious move to me is to DFA Lincoln, send Owings to the pen, and give Maloney at least three starts. Owings seems to be very strong for short stints.

Talk about knocking down the door he and Heisey have said, look let us in or we ain't gonna stop the madness! These 2 have earned some recognition from above.

GOYA
06-01-2009, 05:11 PM
I know a lot of people don't care but as a Bats fan, today's win was great. Not only did we gain a split in this away series after losing the first two, we won the season series against SWB 5-3. Now if we could do that against Norfolk and Durham...

GIDP
06-01-2009, 05:56 PM
Finally Yonder promoted.

He will hit AAA before the season ends.

Mario-Rijo
06-01-2009, 05:58 PM
Finally Yonder promoted.

He will hit AAA before the season ends.

Yeah I'd like to see him at least get a month in AAA before his inevitable call up in September. That means he has almost exactly 8 weeks to impress in AA.

GIDP
06-01-2009, 07:30 PM
Yeah I'd like to see him at least get a month in AAA before his inevitable call up in September. That means he has almost exactly 8 weeks to impress in AA.

I really doubt they call him up.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 07:53 PM
Alonso is in the Carolina lineup tonight.

Chris Heisey, CF
Zach Cozart, SS
Yonder Alonso, 1B
Todd Frazier, LF
Juan Francisco, 3B
Eric Eymann, 2B
Logan Parker, RF
Chris Kroski, C
Zach Stewart, SP

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 08:01 PM
that lineup should strike some fear in AA pitching

redhawk61
06-01-2009, 08:01 PM
Alonso is in the Carolina lineup tonight.

Chris Heisey, CF
Zach Cozart, SS
Yonder Alonso, 1B
Todd Frazier, LF
Juan Francisco, 3B
Eric Eymann, 2B
Logan Parker, RF
Chris Kroski, C
Zach Stewart, SP
Tonight is the beginning of the end, of Hung-Wen Chen's(Tennessee's starter) baseball career. The depression tonight will bring upon him, will send him into a downward spiral.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 08:12 PM
Maloney shuts out Yankees in complete game
Reds prospect strikes out 10 in three-hitter
By Josh Jackson / Special to MLB.com

06/01/09 4:14 PM ET

Reds prospect Matt Maloney was concentrating on putting together another quality start when he took the mound on Monday, and he didn't disappoint himself.

Maloney tossed a complete-game, three-hit shutout while racking up 10 strikeouts as the Louisville Bats topped the first-place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, 4-0. He hit one batter but didn't walk anyone in the win.

"I was able to throw a lot of pitches for strikes and found the zone with all my pitches pretty much," said Maloney.

The 25-year-old righty, who's in his second full season in the Reds organization, was fourth in the International League with 132 strikeouts last year while posting a 4.68 ERA. He made several strong outings, but also gave up five or more runs in six starts, twice giving up seven in fewer than seven innings.

So far this season, however, things are going a little more smoothly.

"I've been feeling good lately. I've been consistent," said Maloney, the Phillies' 2005 third-round pick. Through Monday's start, he's allowed just three earned runs over his previous 37 innings pitched, fanning 35 and issuing five walks during that time.

"I've been keeping hitters off balance," said Maloney, who was named International League Pitcher of the Week on may 18. "I'm throwing strikes and my team is stepping up and playing great defense, making all the big plays for me when I need it."

Monday's game did not appear to be destined from the beginning to end as a three-hitter, though. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's Austin Jackson, the second batter Maloney faced, knocked a one-out double to left field in the first inning. Maloney said he didn't reevaluate his approach after Jackson's at-bat because he didn't feel he'd made a mistake.

"The pitch that he hit a double on... was a good pitch. It was a fastball on the inside of the plate where I wanted it," he said. "He got a good swing and hit a ground ball down the line. He's a good hitter, and these guys can do that to you."

After striking out Todd Linden, he faced Shelley Duncan, who is tied for first among all Minor Leaguers with 18 home runs.

"Duncan, he stands fairly close to the plate," said Maloney, who hit Duncan with the 1-2 pitch. "I wanted to work the inside corner and it just got away from me a little bit."

He whiffed Juan Miranda, the next batter, to end the inning. Jackson came to the plate again in the third, and this time Maloney got the best of him.

"I didn't make any major adjustments," he said. "I used a different pitch sequence on him. I threw him a change [with two strikes] and caught him off-balance."

Maloney coasted through the rest of the game, shaking off Duncan's double in the fourth, the last Yankees batter to reach base.

Eric Duncan, who bats left-handed, began the eighth inning with a hard-hit single to right.

"That was a solid hit," Maloney said, who instantly recognized he'd made a physical slip up and wasn't worried about losing his groove. "That was a bad pitch. It was a changeup. I was trying to get it low and away and it stayed up and over the plate, and he got a good swing on it."

Maloney got Major League veteran Kevin Cash, the next hitter, to dribble a grounder to shortstop Luis Bolivar.

"I was pretty happy about that," he said. "I knew I needed a ground ball. I worked him inside and I kind of jammed him, and my defense turned two behind me."

Linden, who struck out looking twice previously, came to the plate with two outs in the ninth. Maloney got ahead in the count 0-2, and then Linden fouled off a pitch on the outside corner, working the count to 2-2. The Mississippi University product put him away to end the game.

"That felt great," he said. "It was a slider right down the middle. I think he was looking for a changeup, and the slider kind of froze him a little. It was a great way to get out of the game."

Although Maloney recognizes he's been pitching well lately, he's keeping one major goal in mind.

"There's always stuff I can improve on. The main thing now is working on being consistent," he said. "Or I guess I should say, staying consistent. I need to make sure I keep going out there and pitch like I've been pitching."

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090601&content_id=5087006&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 08:20 PM
Stewart nice 1st

1ip , 1 hit , 1 k , 0 walks . 2 GO / 0 FO . 14 pitches 12 strikes

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 08:26 PM
Alonso's first AB. RBI single after a Cozart double

Carolina up 1 to 0 bottom 1st

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 08:26 PM
Heisey takes a ball, ball 2, ball 3, called strike, foul, strike three swinging.

Cozart: called strike, ball, double.

Alonso: Ball, line drive single to CF, Cozart scores.

GIDP
06-01-2009, 08:29 PM
That line up is stupid good right now.

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Stewart thru 2

2 ip , 2 hits , 0 walks , 2 k's , 25 pitches - 18 strikes

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 08:47 PM
Eymann led off the second inning with a double but was stranded. 1-0 Carolina after two innings.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 08:55 PM
Stewart: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 4 GO/2 FO, 41 pitches

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Heisey doubles to begin the bottom of the third inning.

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 09:01 PM
2 - 2 for alonso after hitting one off the wall in left cozart scores

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 09:03 PM
Frazier lines a single to left to score Alonso. 3-0 Carolina.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 09:04 PM
Francisco follows with a single.

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 09:07 PM
Logan singles Frazier home

4 - 0 Carolina

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 09:07 PM
Croski singles Francisco scores

5 - 0 Carolina

GOYA
06-01-2009, 09:15 PM
I hope the Carolina lineup stays just like it is for a little while. Let those guys gel together and have some fun. They should be a real force.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 09:20 PM
A passed ball by Kroski allows a run to score. That's the first run Stewart has allowed with Carolina. That run should be unearned I would think.

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 09:23 PM
Heisey just hit a bomb

6 - 0

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 09:23 PM
Heisey homers to lead off the bottom of the 4th inning. He's 2-for-3 with a double and solo HR (#9).

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 09:24 PM
Stewart's line so far, btw: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 7 GO/2 FO

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 09:28 PM
Cozart reaches on error . Alonso now 3 - 3 after an rbi double

GOYA
06-01-2009, 09:28 PM
Yonder seems to like AA. :D

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 09:30 PM
Another RBI double by Alonso!

3-for-3 with two doubles and 3 RBI in his AA debut.

11larkin11
06-01-2009, 09:30 PM
I love the jump from High A to AA now, like in the past it was from AA to AAA.

Why you may ask? Because now I can follow Yonder on Gameday :D

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 09:30 PM
7 - 1 Carolina in the bottom of the 4th. pitching change for Tenn.

Final line for the Tenn. Pitcher

3 + ip , 11 hits , 8 runs , 8 er , 0 walks , 3 k's , 1 hr

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 09:33 PM
Ground Rule double from Frazier scores Alonso

GOYA
06-01-2009, 09:33 PM
I love the jump from High A to AA now, like in the past it was from AA to AAA.

Why you may ask? Because now I can follow Yonder on Gameday :D

And I love all that talent in Carolina because I know it won't be long before it is here in Louisville.

11larkin11
06-01-2009, 09:34 PM
When Frazier's doubles start to turn into HR's, watch out

GOYA
06-01-2009, 09:36 PM
You just know that Francisco is going get caught up in this murderer's row lineup and start hitting like we all hope he can.

11larkin11
06-01-2009, 09:39 PM
You just know that Francisco is going get caught up in this murderer's row lineup and start hitting like we all hope he can.

I would switch him and Frazier. He would get a lot better pitches with Frazier behind him than Parker, no offense to Parker, who I think could be a decent bench guy in the future.

11larkin11
06-01-2009, 09:40 PM
Mesoraco, trying to pick up the slack from Yonder leaving, is 3-3 with 3 singles to get up over the Mendoza Line. Soto, however, is 0-3, now being plugged into the 3 hole

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 09:40 PM
Mesoraco is 3-for-3 tonight.

JaxRed
06-01-2009, 09:44 PM
He has 5 straight hits (a BB in there also) in last 2 days

GOYA
06-01-2009, 09:45 PM
Good. What is missing in this whole minor league system is a stud catcher. Maybe Mesoraco will finally fill that void.

BTW, what's the scoop on Logan Ondrusek? Is he the real deal? His stats sure look good.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 09:45 PM
1-2-3 5th inning for Stewart.

5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 9 GO/2 FO, 75 pitches.

11larkin11
06-01-2009, 09:48 PM
With the innings limit the Reds are enforcing on Stewart, i think that may be his last. They have a comfortable lead, I'd save up his innings now.

11larkin11
06-01-2009, 09:50 PM
Well, Stewart batted, so I guess not

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 09:50 PM
i agree . the announcers said his limit tonight would probably be around 80 to 85. right now hes at 75 and with the lead like you said i doubt they risk it

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 09:50 PM
Wow. Another double by Heisey. He is 3-for-4 with two doubles and a HR. That's four straight three hit games for him.

11larkin11
06-01-2009, 09:51 PM
Maloney may get his shot. Volquez out after 1 inning

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 09:52 PM
heisey ground rule double , cozart walks , alonso now up

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 09:55 PM
Alonso K's swinging on a 3-2 pitch.

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 09:55 PM
alonso k's..... he needs to be sent back down :)

GIDP
06-01-2009, 09:58 PM
Hope Maloney is ready to start next week.

Id proibably just DFA Yonder.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 09:59 PM
Frazier walks. Bases loaded for Juan Francisco.

aubashbrother
06-01-2009, 10:00 PM
Hope Maloney is ready to start next week.

Id proibably just DFA Yonder.


Without a doubt

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 10:10 PM
Stewart: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 10 GO/3 FO, 84 pitches

11larkin11
06-01-2009, 10:17 PM
Stewart just keeps moving up the Reds prospect list. I'd say he's gotta be in the top 5 now. I'd put him 3rd behind Alonso, Stubbs, and right before Frazier

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 10:17 PM
Logan Parker solo HR makes it 9-1 Carolina in the 6th inning.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 10:19 PM
Stewart's night is over: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 10 GO/3 FO, 85 pitches

His AA stats:

17 IP, 15 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 14 K, 0.00 ERA, 26 GO/8 FO

tripleaaaron
06-01-2009, 10:21 PM
Stewart: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 10 GO/3 FO, 84 pitches

Wow! Stewart is really moving up the rankings. The only question is, how many innings do we allow him to go? He already has 59 this season while only amassing 33 last season (plus 47 while at Texas Tech). Stewart is only 3+ starts away from surpassing last seasons total (including college). With a 20 inning increase as the standard, do we only give him 6 more starts before shutting him down?

GIDP
06-01-2009, 10:22 PM
Id bring him up and use those 20 innings in the majors. Of course this is totally not going to happen but one could dream right?

tripleaaaron
06-01-2009, 10:25 PM
Id bring him up and use those 20 innings in the majors. Of course this is totally not going to happen but one could dream right?

Not I. He has just made the transition to starter, a jump to the MLB would add even more stress to his arm. Let him take his time in stretching out his arm. Maybe he makes the MLB jump next season at the earliest.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 10:29 PM
Alonso just walked. He's 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and 3 RBI tonight in his AA debut.

11larkin11
06-01-2009, 10:33 PM
Alonso just walked. He's 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and 3 RBI tonight in his AA debut.

They fear him already!

GOYA
06-01-2009, 11:03 PM
Tennessee had 5 errors but all 9 of Carolina's runs were earned. That seems odd.

flyer85
06-01-2009, 11:11 PM
Reds offense would probably look a lot better with Heisey, Alonso and Frazier

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2009, 11:13 PM
Carolina won 9-2.

Heisey: 3-for-5 two doubles, HR (#9)
Cozart: 1-for-4 double, walk
Alonso: 3-for-4 two doubles, walk, 2 RBI
Frazier: 2-for-4 double, walk
Francisco: 1-for-5
Eymann: 1-for-4 double, HBP
Parker: 2-for-5 HR (#3), 2 RBI

Stewart: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 10 GO/3 FO, 84 pitches

Cochran: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K

Blitz Dorsey
06-01-2009, 11:48 PM
Boy the Mudcats are a lot of fun to follow right now. Just dripping with prospects with the addition of Alonso.

Wow did we get a steal in the draft last year with Stewart in the third round. I thought he was the Reds' closer of the future, but I am liking the move to a starter.

Tommyjohn25
06-02-2009, 12:00 AM
Hope Maloney is ready to start next week.

Id proibably just DFA Yonder.

That literally made me laugh out loud. I have to thank you because I haven't been in much of a laughing mood since Volquez got hurt. I think it was the delivery. They always say 80% of a successful joke is the delivery. Well played. :)

OnBaseMachine
06-02-2009, 12:39 AM
The DSL Reds lost 4-3.

J. Arias: 0-for-5
B. Arias: 0-for-4 HBP
Baez: 0-for-2 walk, HBP
Sanchez: 1-for-3 double
Ortuno: 1-for-2 double, walk
Pineda: 0-for-2 two walks

Martinez: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Marizan: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

OnBaseMachine
06-02-2009, 01:10 AM
Your nightly Chris Heisey update. After tonight, he's now hitting .384/.461/.642 - 1.103 with 29 extra-base hits (18 2B, 2 3B, 9 HR) in 190 atbats. 25 BB/15 K and 10-for-11 in stolen base attempts.

fearofpopvol1
06-02-2009, 01:31 AM
Reds offense would probably look a lot better with Heisey, Alonso and Frazier

It sure is nice to have some real projectable offensive prospects in the upper minors. It would appear that SS is the only gaping hole...though some catching help will eventually be needed too.

corkedbat
06-02-2009, 01:50 AM
Maloney shuts out Yankees in complete game
Reds prospect strikes out 10 in three-hitter
By Josh Jackson / Special to MLB.com

06/01/09 4:14 PM ET

Reds prospect Matt Maloney was concentrating on putting together another quality start when he took the mound on Monday, and he didn't disappoint himself.

Maloney tossed a complete-game, three-hit shutout while racking up 10 strikeouts as the Louisville Bats topped the first-place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, 4-0. He hit one batter but didn't walk anyone in the win.

"I was able to throw a lot of pitches for strikes and found the zone with all my pitches pretty much," said Maloney.

The 25-year-old righty, who's in his second full season in the Reds organization, was fourth in the International League with 132 strikeouts last year while posting a 4.68 ERA. He made several strong outings, but also gave up five or more runs in six starts, twice giving up seven in fewer than seven innings.

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090601&content_id=5087006&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin

Thought Maloney was a lefty?

OnBaseMachine
06-02-2009, 01:51 AM
Thought Maloney was a lefty?

He is. Just a mistake by the writer.

reds44
06-02-2009, 03:04 AM
Alonso is going to be the Reds Opening Day 1st baseman. One of the best pure hitters I've ever seen come through the Reds system. What that means for Votto, I don't know. If he's not going to LF it will probably means he is traded. I hope he can man LF and the Reds can have Votto, Alonso, and Bruce in the same lineup. If the Reds can get a guy like Dye for Bailey at the deadline, it'd be a perfect stop gap.

Speaking of Homer
Homer:
51 IP, 4.38 ERA, 57 H, 20 BB, 47 K,

Maloney:
67 IP, 2.00 ERA, 60 H, 9 BB, 58 K

I fully understand the thought that Maloney may not have the stuff to be a major league pitcher, but he's a 25 year old 6-4 lefty dominating AAA hitters. Eventually you have to see what he has. IMO, he should be the next call up to get a start.

GIDP
06-02-2009, 03:07 AM
Maloney kinda reminds me of Sean Marshall. Another guy that never really gets a chance.

OnBaseMachine
06-02-2009, 03:25 AM
Dayton playing better, but they’re ‘not quite there yet’

By Marc Katz
Staff Writer
2:22 AM Tuesday, June 2, 2009

DAYTON — It has turned around, a little, for the Dayton Dragons.

The Dragons have won 10 of their last 16 games, although the results are a bit misleading. During the turnaround, they have winning records only against teams with losing records.

Since the start of the season, Dayton has acquired a new first/third baseman in Carlos Mendez, who is leading the team in hitting; two new outfielders with power promise and better defense in Stephen Chapman and Andrew Means; and a top pitching prospect in J.C. Sulbaran, who is 2-0 with a 3.48 ERA.

Tonight, Sulbaran is scheduled to take the mound as the Dragons begin a four-game series with South Bend, important because not only are the Silver Hawks .500, they are 2-2 against the Dragons. South Bend is one of the teams Dayton will have to beat out to make the playoffs.

“Subtle differences have added up to something,” Dragons manager Todd Benzinger said. “We did have a couple of nice additions. It all started with the first change, having Carlos coming here. That was under the radar and didn’t make waves. He’s not a showy type of player.”

Mendez is leading the team with a .316 batting average after being summoned from extended spring training 32 games ago. He also is second to teammate Cody Puckett with three homers and 19 RBIs.

“At the start of the season, we were getting blown out,” Puckett said. “Everybody was nervous with these big crowds. Now, we’re trying not to press. Relax, do what got you here.”

Center fielder Dave Sappelt feels the team is ready to win.

“We’ve seen every team in the league, and I don’t think we’ve been overpowered,” Sappelt said. “We play hard. We have a new feeling late in the game we can win.”

Having the feeling and actually winning are two different things. Against Cedar Rapids, a team strong on fundamentals in the Angels’ chain, the Dragons made late-inning comebacks in three games over the weekend, but lost them all. The Dragons are fifth in the Midwest League’s Eastern Division, six games behind South Bend.

“We’re playing better, but we’re not quite there yet,” Benzinger said.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/dayton-playing-better-but-theyre-not-quite-there-yet-143303.html

icehole3
06-02-2009, 05:40 AM
Stewart is starting the same night that Volquez starts, hmmm.

RedLegsToday
06-02-2009, 09:08 AM
Stewart's not on the 40-man roster, is he? Maloney is and Saturday seems like it would be the right day for him to start.