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OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 12:23 PM
It's Minor League Opening Night!

Louisville kicks off the season this evening on the road at Toledo. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 as RHP Sam Lecure will make the start for the Bats. It should be a lot of fun following Louisville this season as they appear to be loaded with talent.

Carolina gets underway at 8:05 down in Birmingham. I haven't seen a starting pitcher listed yet but I'm expecting it to be Matt Klinker. I'm looking forward to seeing how Yonder Alonso handles left field.

Our new affiliate the Lynchburg Hillcats start their season off at home against the Frederick Keys. The game starts at 6:05 with LHP Matt Fairel making the start. Notable position players include Devin Mesoraco, Neftali Soto, and Josh Fellhauer.

Dayton opens up at home against Lansing with RHP Josh Ravin making the start. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00.

Here's hoping to healthy and productive seasons by the Reds prospects.

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 12:59 PM
I checked the weather. Lynchburg likely won't be playing today. It is supposed to rain all day and night. Everyone else looks good to go, though the weather in Toledo looks poor (mid 40 at the start and very windy).

I will be in Dayton and will try to bring some updates on things I see, but I will be spending a lot of my time getting pictures and video of everyone.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 05:52 PM
I'm looking forward to the games beginning. Hopefully Lynchburg doesn't get rained out but it's not looking good.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 06:27 PM
Louisville lineup:

Josh Anderson, CF
Chris Burke, DH
Chris Heisey, RF
Todd Frazier, LF
Danny Dorn, 1B
Drew Sutton, 3B
Zack Cozart, SS
Chris Valaika, 2B
Corky Miller, C

RHP Sam Lecure

muddie
04-08-2010, 06:29 PM
Mudcats open Wednesday here at home. Can't wait.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 06:35 PM
What's up with the new minor league scoreboards? Last year they had a link to the live boxscore and the Gameday feature. Now the boxscore link is gone, meaning you have to follow on Gameday to get updates. I don't get it.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 06:37 PM
Louisville went down in order in the first inning.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 06:57 PM
No score after two innings.

Lecure: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Valaika just doubled to begin the 3rd inning.

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 06:58 PM
Dayton Dragons lineup:

Gregorius - SS
H Rodriguez - 2B
Means - CF
Wiley - RF
Richburg - 1B
Fluery - DH
Coddington - C
Pfister - 3B
Oliveras - LF
Ravin - P

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 06:59 PM
What's up with the new minor league scoreboards? Last year they had a link the live boxscore and the Gameday feature. Now the boxscore link is gone, meaning you have to follow on Gameday to get updates. I don't get it.
Which really sucks because cell phones do not have flash yet, none of them, and so you can't follow the box scores through your cell phone.

REDblooded
04-08-2010, 07:01 PM
Dang... HRod already moved to 2b...

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 07:02 PM
Dang... HRod already moved to 2b...

Gregorius is considered a well above average defender at SS.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 07:07 PM
It appears as if MiLB.com is no longer providing in game updates for Single-A teams. Wow.

redsfan10
04-08-2010, 07:08 PM
My MiLB TV is not working? Anybody else having that problem?

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 07:09 PM
It appears as if MiLB.com is no longer providing in game updates for Single-A teams. Wow.

Where do you see that at?

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 07:10 PM
It appears as if MiLB.com is no longer providing in game updates for Single-A teams. Wow.

Nevermind. Sorry for the scare. I didn't see a link to Gameday on the Single-A scoreboards but if you click on a link to the team, the Gameday icon pops up.

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 07:11 PM
Nevermind. Sorry for the scare. I didn't see a link to Gameday on the Single-A scoreboards but if you click on a link to the team, the Gameday icon pop up.

Gotcha. I was about to go start asking around!

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 07:15 PM
Lynchburg is in a rain delay but here is the lineup in case they play:

David Sappelt, CF
Josh Fellhauer, LF
Alex Buchholz, 3B
Carlos Mendez, 1B
Devin Mesoraco, C
Neftali Soto, DH
Cody Puckett, 2B
Justin Reed, RF
Miguel Rojas, SS

LHP Matt Fairel

GOYA
04-08-2010, 07:16 PM
My MiLB TV is not working? Anybody else having that problem?

Works fine here. Just got home.

Dorn and Valaika had hits for the Bats.

This inning Frazier singles and Dorn gets a HR

2-0 Bats

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 07:16 PM
Todd Frazier singled with one out in the 4th and scored on a Danny Dorn 2-run HR. Dorn is 2-for-2 with 2 RBI.

2-0 Louisville in the 4th.

mace
04-08-2010, 07:18 PM
I don't know what Dorn hit in the spring, but between the major- and minor-league games, it sure seemed like he was crushing the ball.

I guess nobody has mentioned that he just hit a 2-run homer to put Louisville up 2-0.

Edit: Guess my timing was off.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 07:22 PM
Lecure gives up his first walk of the game to lead off the bottom of the 4th

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 07:22 PM
2-0 Louisville after 3 1/2 innings.

Heisey: 0-for-2
Frazier: 1-for-2
Dorn: 2-for-2 HR (#1), 2 RBI
Sutton: 0-for-2
Cozart: 0-for-2
Valaika: 1-for-1 double

Lecure: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 07:23 PM
The wind up here in Dayton is getting it. If the ball flies tonight don't be surprised

GOYA
04-08-2010, 07:27 PM
Wind is whipping pretty hard in Toledo too. But it looks to be right to left.

Corky guns down the runner attempting to steal 2B to end the 4th.

The Bats look very hairy this year. Facial hair is allowed along with wearing pants legs down to the shoes.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 07:29 PM
Valaika with a leadoff single in the 5th. He's 2 for 2.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 07:30 PM
Corky HR

4-0 Bats

HokieRed
04-08-2010, 07:31 PM
Corky with a two run shot.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 07:31 PM
Wind is whipping pretty hard in Toledo too. But it looks to be right to left.

Corky guns down the runner attempting to steal 2B to end the 4th.

The Bats look very hairy this year. Facial hair is allowed along with wearing pants legs down to the shoes.

Rick Sweet is sporting a pretty awesome mustache.

GIDP
04-08-2010, 07:34 PM
Rick Sweet is sporting a pretty awesome mustache.

Dude scared me when I saw that.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 07:34 PM
Heisey doubles high off the LC wall.

Toledo starter Lugo is done for the night.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 07:39 PM
Fraizer inside outs it down the RF line for an RBI

5-0 Bats

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 07:40 PM
Frazier RBI double. The Reds top prospects in AAA are off to a great start. Hopefully a sign of things to come.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 07:41 PM
Dorn Ks on a breaking ball to end the inning.

batsfan
04-08-2010, 07:42 PM
I posted a thread with a minor league box score/game log fix in this forum.

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 07:43 PM
Lynchburg officially postponed.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 07:52 PM
LeCure pitches out of trouble and leaves them loaded to end the 5th.

Still 5-0 Bats

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 07:57 PM
Lynchburg officially postponed.

That sucks. It seems like one of the games always get postponed on Opening Night.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 08:00 PM
Valaika just walked. He's now 2-for-2 with a double and a walk.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 08:04 PM
Strieby with a first pitch HR for the Hens

5-1 Bats

Del Rosario warming

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 08:07 PM
Lynchburg will play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 6:05.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 08:07 PM
Larish goes back to back with another HR

5-2 Bats

Sweet goes to the mound

Del Rosario coming on

GOYA
04-08-2010, 08:14 PM
EDR gives up a double. They bunt the runner to 3B and he scores on a ground out to Dorn.

5-3 Bats - after 6

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 08:24 PM
Heisey singles with two outs and is now 2-for-4 with a double.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Heisey with a 2 out opp field single

Frazier flies out

5-3 going to the bottom of the 7th

GOYA
04-08-2010, 08:27 PM
4 Bats have 2 hits apiece

Dorn, Valaika, Heisey and Frazier

AmarilloRed
04-08-2010, 08:29 PM
I'd put Valaika at the top of the batting order. It's not much doing much good if he goes 2 for 2 with a walk batting 7th or 8th.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 08:30 PM
EDR gives up a 1 out single and Viola is coming on to pitch.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 08:35 PM
Dayton had the bases loaded with two outs but failed to score as Mark Fleury flied out. Gregorius singled, Means doubled, and Richburg walked. 0-0 after one inning.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 08:38 PM
Viola holds them scoreless in the 7th

Reineke warming and might be in for the 8th

Bats 5-3 after 7

GOYA
04-08-2010, 08:44 PM
Bats go down 1-2-3 in the top of the 8th

GOYA
04-08-2010, 08:47 PM
Viola back for the 8th

Lefty Larish up for the Hens

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 08:48 PM
Carolina lineup:

Sean Danielson, RF
Kris Negron, SS
Eric Eymann, 3B
Yonder Alonso, LF
Denis Phipps, CF
Sean Henry, DH
Logan Parker, 1B
Chris Denove, C
Jose Castro, 2B

RHP Matt Klinker

GOYA
04-08-2010, 08:49 PM
Viola gets the K and Reineke comes on to face the righty

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 08:54 PM
Kevin Coddington hit a solo HR in the bottom of the 2nd inning to tie the Dayton game at 1-1.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 08:55 PM
Reineke gets single, long fly out and a K to end the bottom of the 8th

5-3 Bats

mdccclxix
04-08-2010, 09:00 PM
Carolina lineup:

Sean Danielson, RF
Kris Negron, SS
Eric Eymann, 3B
Yonder Alonso, LF
Denis Phipps, CF
Sean Henry, DH
Logan Parker, 1B
Chris Denove, C
Jose Castro, 2B

RHP Matt Klinker

Yonder isn't going to get much to hit in that lineup. Look for an OBP above .400.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 09:03 PM
Dayton is winning 3-1 after two innings.

Gregorius: 2-for-2
H. Rodriguez: 1-for-2 RBI
Means: 1-for-1 double, sac fly, RBI
Wiley: 0-for-2
Richburg: 0-for-0 walk
Fleury: 0-for-1
Coddington: 1-for-1 HR (#1)
Pfister: 0-for-1
Oliveras: 0-for-0 walk, SB

Ravin: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K

GOYA
04-08-2010, 09:08 PM
Bats get nothing in the 9th

Adkins will come on to close.

5-3 Bats

GOYA
04-08-2010, 09:17 PM
Bats win 5-3

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 09:18 PM
Louisville won 5-3.

Heisey: 2-for-4 double
Frazier: 2-for-4 double, RBI
Dorn: 2-for-4 HR (#1), 2 RBI
Sutton: 0-for-4
Cozart: 0-for-4
Valaika: 2-for-3 double, walk
Miller: 1-for-3 HR (#1), 2 RBI

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

Del Rosario: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K

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

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

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 09:19 PM
Carolina is scoreless after one inning. Klinker: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Yonder Alonso will lead off the 2nd inning.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 09:24 PM
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Anderson CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Burke, C DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Heisey RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Frazier LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500
Dorn 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 .500
Sutton 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Cozart SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Valaika 2B 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .667
Miller, C C 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
LeCure (W, 1-0) 5.0 7 2 2 2 4 2 3.60
Del Rosario (H, 1) 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.75
Viola (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Reineke (H, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Adkins (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 09:27 PM
Yonder Alonso doubled in his first atbat.

Sean Henry 2-run HR makes it 2-0 Carolina.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 09:31 PM
Great news - MiLB.com fixed the scoreboards. You can now follow the games via in-game boxscores.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 09:37 PM
Matt Klinker: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 09:39 PM
Josh Ravin's final line: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 7 K

Dayton is winning 3-2 after 3 1/2 innings.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 09:44 PM
Mariekson Gregorius is now 3-for-3 with a triple. He's an exciting young player.

Kingspoint
04-08-2010, 09:46 PM
I hope the light turns on for Sean Henry this year. I think it's his last chance to show he can start in the Majors for a couple of years. He still has a chance.


Thanks, everyone, for all of the updates.

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Mariekson Gregorius is now 3-for-3 with a triple. He's an exciting young player.

Got video of them all

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 09:49 PM
Carolina is winning 3-0 after three innings.

Negron: 0-for-2
Eymann: 0-for-2
Alonso: 1-for-2 double
Phipps: 0-for-1
Henry: 1-for-1 HR (#1), 2 RBI
Parker: 0-for-1
Denove: 0-for-0 walk
Castro: 1-for-1

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

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 09:50 PM
Got video of them all

Cool. Can't wait to watch them.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 10:00 PM
Klinker: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Caveat Emperor
04-08-2010, 10:03 PM
Mariekson Gregorius is now 3-for-3 with a triple. He's an exciting young player.

With a name like that, you either need to be a James Bond villain or a internationally famous athlete.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 10:15 PM
Klinker: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 53 pitches.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 10:18 PM
Dayton up 5-2 after 6

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 10:23 PM
Yonder Alonso is 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 10:24 PM
Dayton now tied after a bomb given up by Justin Walker after a single and HBP. 5-5.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 10:46 PM
Dayton is tied 5-5 after 7 innings.

Gregorius: 3-for-4 triple
H. Rodriguez: 1-for-4 RBI
Means: 1-for-3 double, sac fly, RBI
Wiley: 0-for-3 walk
Richburg: 1-for-3 double, walk, 2 RBI
Fleury: 0-for-2 walk
Coddington: 1-for-3 HR (#1)
Pfister: 0-for-3
Oliveras: 0-for-2 walk, SB

Ravin: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 7 K

Walker: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 10:49 PM
The Carolina boxscore is still frozen up in the 6th inning.

Guacarock
04-08-2010, 10:55 PM
The Carolina boxscore is still frozen up in the 6th inning.

That it is, but before the Deep Freeze, Carolina added another run to go up 4-0. Alonso and Phipps helped to set up the run with a double-steal, Alonso taking third and Phipps 2nd base. Alonso came in score his second run of the game on a groundout by Henry, collecting his third RBI so far this evening.

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 10:56 PM
Heading to extras here in Dayton tied at 5.

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 11:15 PM
Now in the 11th in Dayton

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 11:21 PM
Either Daytons gun is way off all of a sudden or Donnie Joseph lost serious velocity. Throwing mid 80's, hit 87 once. Still got a weak grounder and 2 k's

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 11:26 PM
Carolina is winning 4-1 in the top of the 7th inning.

Klinker: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 73 pitches

dougdirt
04-08-2010, 11:30 PM
Gregorius walk off single. Four hits on the night

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 11:31 PM
4-1 Carolina after 7 innings.

Klinker: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 11 GO/6 FO, 84 pitches.

Guacarock
04-08-2010, 11:35 PM
Mudcats still up 4-1 going into the bottom of the 8th.

Valiquette replacing Klinker on the mound. Matt finished the night with 4 K. He hurled 84 pitches, surrendered 4 H, 2 BB and 1 R for a sporty 1.29 ERA.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 11:37 PM
Dayton won 6-5 in 11 innings.

Gregorius: 4-for-6 triple, RBI
H. Rodriguez: 1-for-5 RBI
Means: 1-for-4 double, SB, sac fly, RBI
Wiley: 0-for-4 walk
Richburg: 2-for-4 double, walk, 2 RBI
Fleury: 0-for-4 walk
Coddington: 2-for-5 HR (#1)
Pfister: 0-for-5
Oliveras: 0-for-4 walk, SB

Ravin: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 7 K

Walker: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K

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

Guacarock
04-08-2010, 11:39 PM
Valiquette struck out the side to preserve the Mudcats' 4-1 lead in the 8th. Game now entering the final frame.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 11:39 PM
Philippe Valiquette relieved Klinker in the 8th inning and dominated by striking out all three batters.

Klinker: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K

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

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 11:45 PM
Jordan Smith is coming in to pitch the bottom of the 9th. Carolina is still winning 4-1.

OnBaseMachine
04-08-2010, 11:49 PM
Carolina won 4-2

Danielson: 2-for-4
Negron: 1-for-4 double
Eymann: 0-for-4
Alonso: 1-for-3 double, walk, SB
Phipps: 2-for-4 double, SB, RBI
Henry: 2-for-4 HR (#1), 3 RBI
Parker: 0-for-4
Denove: 0-for-2 two walks
Castro: 1-for-4

Klinker: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 11 GO/6 FO, 84 pitches

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

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

Guacarock
04-08-2010, 11:50 PM
Mudcats win 4-2. Smith collects the save but has a shaky relief stint -- issuing two walks and a base hit to allow Birmingham to threaten before shutting them down.

GOYA
04-08-2010, 11:56 PM
A good day. :D

Guacarock
04-08-2010, 11:57 PM
Great night for the Reds' farm teams with all three squads playing (Louisville, Carolina and Dayton) emerging victorious. Overall, strong pitching and offense combined with solid defense.

The only negative thread for the night: None of the 3B at any level managed to eke out a hit. The O'fers included Sutton (0 for 4) for Louisville, Eynmann (0 for 4) for Carolina and Pfister (0 for 5) for Dayton. If this trend continues, how long before the Reds decide they better just leave Soto occupying the Hot Corner instead of working him out behind home plate?

OnBaseMachine
04-09-2010, 01:14 AM
Great game thread tonight. Close to 100 posts with only three games being played. Hopefully Lynchburg gets there game in tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing how Mesoraco and Soto and some of those guys do.

OnBaseMachine
04-09-2010, 01:15 AM
From the DDN - Gregorius great in his Midwest League debut


DAYTON — In his first game as a Dayton Dragon, shortstop DiDi Gregorius showed a sellout crowd at Fifth Third Field — and the Lansing Lugnuts — why there’s been such a buzz about him this spring.

Included in Gregorius’s four-hit night was the RBI single to left field in the 11th inning that gave the Dragons a 6-5 win in their Midwest League opener Thursday, April 8.


http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/gregorius-great-in-his-midwest-league-debut-643520.html

11larkin11
04-09-2010, 03:32 AM
Looks like Jordan Smith is being groomed as a closer. I had figured Valiquette would be in that role after a solid year last year. That's nice to see.

Also, nice to see DiDi get off to a good start. I have a feeling he's in for a real breakout this year.

lollipopcurve
04-09-2010, 09:31 AM
SS of the future competition off to a percolating start. Cozart better watch his back.

mace
04-09-2010, 03:33 PM
4-8-10, minor-league opening night, following Bronson Arroyo's six scoreless innings (to start out) for the Reds:

AAA: Sam Lecure, five scoreless innings (to start out) for Louisville.
AA: Matt Klinker, five scoreless innings (to start out) for Carolina.
A: Josh Ravin, not as good. But still, 7 K in 3.2 IP.

Nice.

OnBaseMachine
04-09-2010, 05:38 PM
BTW, the MiLB.com scoreboard screwed up the Carolina boxscore last night. Matt Klinker only pitched five innings. His line was: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 7 GO/5 FO, 53 pitches. Jesus Delgado pitched the 6th and 7th innings and allowed one run.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_04_08_cmcaax_biraax_1

OnBaseMachine
04-09-2010, 05:42 PM
Go check out Doug's website. He's got some great video and reports from last night's Dayton game.

http://redsminorleagues.com/2010/04/09/friday-news-and-notes-7/