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JaxRed
04-20-2010, 03:54 PM
Didn't realize Carolina had a day game

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_04_20_tenaax_cmcaax_1

Buck hit hard again.

Who knew that Daryl would be the best Harang?

mace
04-20-2010, 04:26 PM
Buck hit hard again.

Who knew that Daryl would be the best Harang?

And who knew that Jerry Gil would be pitching better than Dallas Buck?

muddie
04-20-2010, 05:37 PM
Harang is doing really well at the outset. ERA under a Buck...(pun intended)

OnBaseMachine
04-20-2010, 08:14 PM
Travis Wood: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

OnBaseMachine
04-20-2010, 08:54 PM
Brian Pearl: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 5 GO/2 FO

OnBaseMachine
04-20-2010, 09:23 PM
1-0 Dayton in the 6th inning.

Pearl: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 10 GO/3 FO

mace
04-20-2010, 10:30 PM
Louisville, a 4-1 loser, continues to rack up outs at a dizzying pace.

Benihana
04-20-2010, 10:39 PM
Not a great outing for Wood. 7IP 4 ER.

GOYA
04-20-2010, 11:04 PM
Just back from the Bats game. Wood was not his usual self tonight. He was pretty easily hittable and gave up several long flyouts.


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Burke, C LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176
Heisey CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .208
Sutton 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .195
Dorn DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .293
Cozart SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Balentien RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Castillo, W 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207
Valaika 2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
Miller, C C 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .348

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wood, T (L, 0-3) 7.1 9 4 4 3 6 3 3.50
Baez, Fe 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.15

aubashbrother
04-21-2010, 12:43 AM
didnt frazier and francisco both sit last night as well ? just a couple days off or injury

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2010, 12:51 AM
It's time to promote Donnie Joseph to Lynchburg, or even Carolina. After throwing another scoreless inning tonight with three strikeouts, he now stands at 7.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB/14 K, 3.50 GO/FO. That's right, only three baserunners allowed and 14 K's in 7.2 innings, and most of his other outs have been via the groundball. He's simply dominating the Midwest League right now.

The Dragons have another reliever to keep an eye on too - Nick Christiani. He's a 22 year old righthander who the Reds drafted in the 13th round out of Vanderbilt last June. So far in 8.2 innings he's allowed only one run on two hits while walking none and striking out nine batters. His GO/FO ratio is a very solid 2.40.

Guacarock
04-21-2010, 01:29 AM
It's time to promote Donnie Joseph to Lynchburg, or even Carolina. After throwing another scoreless inning tonight with three strikeouts, he now stands at 7.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB/14 K, 3.50 GO/FO. That's right, only three baserunners allowed and 14 K's in 7.2 innings, and most of his other outs have been via the groundball. He's simply dominating the Midwest League right now.

Get him up to Lynchburg. He needs a bigger challenge.

I wouldn't bump him up to Carolina just yet. The Mudcats are loaded with southpaw relievers -- Harang, Krebs, Valiquette -- who are putting on their own display of Flashy Potential. I'd let them rise or fall on their own merits before adding Joseph to the mix.

His talent needs to be recognized, but he also needs to be placed where he can get his work done and succeed.

mace
04-21-2010, 01:41 AM
Joseph's line is indeed dazzling. One advantage of keeping him at Dayton, though, is allowing him to close. They've apparently kept Mace Thurman at Lynchburg for that reason, and I wouldn't like to see Thurman displaced. On the other hand, though, it appears that Christiani is pushing for a shot to close, too. It's a nice problem.

Christiani would seem to rank as one of the top surprises in the organization so far--in terms of guys catapulting themselves into relative prominence. I'd put Brian Pearl in the same category. And Andrew Means. And Doug Salinas. Pedro Villarreal is close. Curiously, they're all with Dayton.

Guacarock
04-21-2010, 02:16 AM
Joseph's line is indeed dazzling. One advantage of keeping him at Dayton, though, is allowing him to close. They've apparently kept Mace Thurman at Lynchburg for that reason, and I wouldn't like to see Thurman displaced. On the other hand, though, it appears that Christiani is pushing for a shot to close, too. It's a nice problem.

Christiani would seem to rank as one of the top surprises in the organization so far--in terms of guys catapulting themselves into relative prominence. I'd put Brian Pearl in the same category. And Andrew Means. And Doug Salinas. Pedro Villarreal is close. Curiously, they're all with Dayton.

Dayton is looking stacked and stoked -- not only with fine hurlers but also a great mix of positional players needing the right training to push them forward. With Benzinger, Griffey and Fossas running the show, I'm optimistic we'll see positive results, and at least a few prospects forged into genuine players with the potential to shine brightly for a long time.

If Joseph gets called up to Lynchburg, Thurman wouldn't get displaced but he would have to outperform a legitimate competitor. That's what should be happening up and down the system, at every level, at every position. Dayton is awash with talent this season, Carolina and Louisville as well, and Lynchburg also is improving.

Does beat last year when the cupboards were more barren and all of our farm teams posted losing records. Now, the surplus of talent just needs to percolate to the top, so those of us diehard fans who have endured the Reds' decade-long drought can say we persevered for a reason.

TRF
04-21-2010, 10:47 AM
It's time to promote Donnie Joseph to Lynchburg, or even Carolina. After throwing another scoreless inning tonight with three strikeouts, he now stands at 7.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB/14 K, 3.50 GO/FO. That's right, only three baserunners allowed and 14 K's in 7.2 innings, and most of his other outs have been via the groundball. He's simply dominating the Midwest League right now.

Really? Was he at Dayton last year? because if not, that seems to be rushing things a bit.

Let him enjoy the success and gain confidence from it.

Benihana
04-21-2010, 12:13 PM
Really? Was he at Dayton last year? because if not, that seems to be rushing things a bit.

Let him enjoy the success and gain confidence from it.

College relievers should move quickly, especially those drafted in the first 100 picks. I'd like to see him in Lynchburg by June if not sooner.

TRF
04-21-2010, 12:22 PM
June I could see. 7.2 innings? Not so much.

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2010, 01:14 PM
June I could see. 7.2 innings? Not so much.

He pitched 20.1 innings in Dayton last season with a 4.35 ERA and 10 BB/31 K, a 13.5 K/9. The ERA was a bit deceiving too, as his ERA was very good up until his final appearance where they stretched him out and ended up allowing four runs. Judging from his K rate last year and so far this season, he's more than ready for Lynchburg.