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NorrisHopper30
04-03-2010, 10:41 PM
Anyone know when his first game will be?

Thanks!

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2010, 02:22 AM
From C. Trent:


Aroldis Chapman will make his professional debut in Ohio, but it'll be up the road in Toledo, not in Cincinnati.

Chapman is scheduled to start for the Class AAA Louisville Bats in the team's fourth game of the season, one week from Sunday, April 11 at Fifth Third Field, according to Bats manager Rick Sweet.

The Bats' rotation should start with Sam LeCure, followed by Travis Wood, Matt Maloney, Chapman and Justin Lehr.


rest of article:
http://cnati.com/spring-training-2010/chapman-to-debut-in-toledo-001681/

C. Trent also says Chapman's first home start will be on Friday, April 16.

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2010, 03:15 AM
BTW, the longest minor league game thread in Redszone history is 224 posts, on June 17th of 2009 when Homer Bailey threw eight shutout innings in a game against Norfolk. What's the chances of the game thread on Sunday breaking the previous high of 224 posts? I'm going to say the chances are pretty good. I'll be watching the Reds game on TV and at the same time following Chapman's first start.

Here's that game thread from last June:
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76532

dougdirt
04-04-2010, 03:22 AM
BTW, the longest minor league game thread in Redszone history is 224 posts, on June 17th of 2009 when Homer Bailey threw eight shutout innings in a game against Norfolk. What's the chances of the game thread on Sunday breaking the previous high of 224 posts? I'm going to say the chances are pretty good. I'll be watching the Reds game on TV and at the same time following Chapman's first start.

Here's that game thread from last June:
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76532

Going to be interesting. I am going to go to the Reds game, but going to be following along online here for the Bats game I guess from the ballpark.

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2010, 03:32 AM
Going to be interesting. I am going to go to the Reds game, but going to be following along online here for the Bats game I guess from the ballpark.

Wow, I just remembered that will be the day Mike Leake makes his major league debut. With Chapman and Leake both pitching that day, it's probably going to be very busy around here. Should be fun.

Kingspoint
04-04-2010, 03:58 AM
Wow, I just remembered that will be the day Mike Leake makes his major league debut. With Chapman and Leake both pitching that day, it's probably going to be very busy around here. Should be fun.

If the starting pitchers for the REDS not named Leake or Chapman pitch anything like their last Spring starts, the REDS could be looking for their 1st Win of the season.

11larkin11
04-04-2010, 09:14 PM
Well this sucks. I figured the Reds would throw us a bone and let Chapman start in Columbus, as either the #1 or #5 of the staff. I live in C-Bus, and the Bats come for a 2 game series, and according to the lineup, I miss Maloney, Chapman, and Wood, and get to see Lehr and LeCure, Yippee!

medford
04-05-2010, 12:47 PM
BTW, the longest minor league game thread in Redszone history is 224 posts, on June 17th of 2009 when Homer Bailey threw eight shutout innings in a game against Norfolk. What's the chances of the game thread on Sunday breaking the previous high of 224 posts? I'm going to say the chances are pretty good. I'll be watching the Reds game on TV and at the same time following Chapman's first start.

Here's that game thread from last June:
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76532

My guess would be no. IIRC that game was a mid-day work week game, while Homer was on a series mean streak pitching and the hype was high. No doubt that Chapmania is as big, and probably bigger than Homermania at that time, but I would think a sunday afternoon thread would limit the amount of posts. Probably lots of review posts either way, but I doubt there will be much batter by batter, inning by inning commentary as people will have other things going on and won't be around a computer as much as they would be sitting in an office or out of school in the middle of the summer.

RiverRat13
04-05-2010, 02:41 PM
Nooooooo!!!!! I have tickets for the Bats/Clippers game the 11th!

Matt700wlw
04-05-2010, 07:46 PM
I wish I wasn't busy this weekend, I'd make the drive up 75.

Redsfan320
04-06-2010, 10:42 AM
Does anyone know if there's any sort of Gameday for the minor league games, so I can follow Chapman.

320

GOYA
04-06-2010, 11:30 AM
Yes, there's gameday for AAA and AA

There is also MiLB.TV if you want to watch a video stream of the AAA games.

Redsfan320
04-06-2010, 11:36 AM
There is also MiLB.TV if you want to watch a video stream of the AAA games.

Is this free? (yeah right)

320

GOYA
04-06-2010, 02:49 PM
Is this free? (yeah right)

320

Nope. It's 30 bucks for the season.

Redsfan320
04-06-2010, 02:56 PM
Nope. It's 30 bucks for the season.

I'll be sticking to Gameday then. Thanks for the info.

320

GIDP
04-06-2010, 03:26 PM
I'll be sticking to Gameday then. Thanks for the info.

320

yea man you arent really missing much considering most of the video quality for teams is a kin to a mid 90s home video recorder.

dougdirt
04-06-2010, 04:39 PM
yea man you arent really missing much considering most of the video quality for teams is a kin to a mid 90s home video recorder.

Its not always that bad. But for $30 a year you can watch 1000 games. Its the best deal in sports.

GIDP
04-06-2010, 07:52 PM
Its not always that bad. But for $30 a year you can watch 1000 games. Its the best deal in sports.

I just find it much harder to watch. Im being cheap but just getting the audio is just as good.

dougdirt
04-06-2010, 09:59 PM
I just find it much harder to watch. Im being cheap but just getting the audio is just as good.

I can't accept that the audio only is just as good as getting video with the audio, even if its not always the best, it is still pretty good for the internet.

GIDP
04-06-2010, 11:08 PM
I can't accept that the audio only is just as good as getting video with the audio, even if its not always the best, it is still pretty good for the internet.

Well Im talking about me personally. I feel like the quality isnt good enough that I actually enjoy watching it. Much easier to just listen and continue on my way.

Tommyjohn25
04-07-2010, 01:04 AM
Yeah. I kinda just found out that I'm going to Toledo this Sunday, and I kinda got tickets to the game. This is going to kinda rock.

NorrisHopper30
04-07-2010, 01:22 AM
Nice TJ25!!!

Joseph
04-07-2010, 01:44 PM
As noted in some places, his first start in Louisville will be on Friday the 16th of April. I'm looking forward to that very muchly. Just got my tickets yesterday.

GOYA
04-07-2010, 03:45 PM
As noted in some places, his first start in Louisville will be on Friday the 16th of April. I'm looking forward to that very muchly. Just got my tickets yesterday.

I have tix for that game too. But I think it's likely there will be a rainout before then and delay the rotation.

Weather for Toledo tomorrow looks threatening.

Tommyjohn25
04-07-2010, 05:10 PM
I have tix for that game too. But I think it's likely there will be a rainout before then and delay the rotation.

Weather for Toledo tomorrow looks threatening.

Oh good lord I didn't even think about that.

SullyGator
04-07-2010, 11:39 PM
According to weather.com there's supposed to be AM shower's tomorrow, and it's a 40% chance. Only worrisome day for the rest of the week. Please God let it stay dry.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 12:52 AM
From John Fay:


CHAPMAN UPDATE: Aroldis Chapman will be a on pitch count for his debut Sunday for Louisville in Toledo.

But he could go as high 100.

“He threw 85 pitches in a camp game in Arizona,” Walt Jocketty said. “The reports were good.”


http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2010/04/07/baker-dismisses-carpenters-complaints/?GID=piG9/subDfuURgmJ4FMvvKTZbZeLkt6Jv3X4LkVshEI%3D

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 01:55 AM
Bats' Aroldis Chapman could pitch here April 16


The Louisville Bats have had familiar names, big stars and top prospects before. They haven't had a baseball luminary quite like Aroldis Chapman.

The Cuban defector is arguably the most eagerly anticipated player the Triple-A franchise has had on its roster. Manager Rick Sweet and outfielder Chris Heisey called Chapman “special.” General manager Dale Owens said his team hasn't had another player of this caliber.


http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100407/SPORTS07/4070386/1036/Bats++Aroldis+Chapman+could+pitch+here+April+16

Joseph
04-08-2010, 12:27 PM
Anyone think they'll coddle him a bit and keep him on schedule regardless of rain etc?

Tommyjohn25
04-08-2010, 04:45 PM
Anyone think they'll coddle him a bit and keep him on schedule regardless of rain etc?

I hope so, for my sake. Coddle me. :D

OnBaseMachine
04-09-2010, 11:44 PM
In Sunday's start, Chapman will be limited to 75-85 pitches.

Speaking of Louisville, the Bats have a pretty formidable five-man rotation this season. After Thursday starter Sam LeCure, it has 2009 Reds Minor League Pitcher of the Year Travis Wood


http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100409&content_id=9175330&notebook_id=9175334&vkey=notebook_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin

redsfandan
04-11-2010, 09:11 AM
Leake makes his major league debut at 1:10 while both Chapman and Strasburg make their pro debut at 2. Should be interesting.

Danny Serafini
04-11-2010, 01:00 PM
I'll be at the Bats/Hens game today. Weather was a little dreary this morning but improving, shouldn't be a problem.