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dougdirt
04-29-2010, 02:50 PM
Louisville just lost 3-2 thanks to a walk off HR on the 2nd pitch of the bottom of the 9th.


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Burke, C DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .208
Heisey CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .241
Dorn 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243
Francisco, J 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .123
Cozart SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .256
Valaika 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .333
Castillo, W C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .236
Frazier LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173
Balentien RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .063

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lehr 6.0 8 2 2 1 2 0 6.64
Ondrusek 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.25
Reineke (L2) 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.00

11larkin11
04-29-2010, 02:54 PM
Baby steps. At least the offense is somewhat starting to hit.

Kc61
04-29-2010, 02:55 PM
Two walks for Valaika and two hits for Frazier. Hopefully, a good sign for each.

batsfan
04-29-2010, 03:17 PM
The bats have lost four straight games by one run. Only two of their losses have been by more then three runs, and both were 6 -1 losses last weekend. 7 - 14 obviously is not good, but once they start hitting, they will win, as they have probably the best pitching in the league. A .216 team avg is impossible to maintain, especially with all the quality hitters (Fraizer, Francisco, Balentien, Sutton) in serious slumps that have to end soon. Keep in mind that Votto was .186 for april as a Bat in 2007.

mdccclxix
04-29-2010, 04:46 PM
I pity the team that gets the offensive eruption that is coming in Louisville. It won't be pretty.

dougdirt
04-29-2010, 10:27 PM
Minor league guys, where have we all been tonight?

Carolina is down 1-0 in the 5th. Klinker has 9 strikeouts and no walks through 5.
Dayton is down 4-1 in the middle of 8. They have no been below .500 this season, but will be after tonight if they lose.
Lynchburg is up 6-2 in the 7th. Everyone in the lineup has reached base at least once.

dougdirt
04-29-2010, 10:40 PM
Dayton lost 4-1.


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Gregorius SS 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .267
Rodriguez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Means RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321
Richburg 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260
Fleury, M DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .176
Contreras, E CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .178
Carlson, S 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .194
Oliveras LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .212
Wideman C 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Villarreal (L2) 6.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 4.33
Christiani 2.0 4 2 2 1 1 1 3.86
Infante, E 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38

dougdirt
04-29-2010, 11:08 PM
Whew, Lynchburg won 7-6, giving up a bunch in the 9th.


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Fellhauer RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .269
Sappelt CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282
Soto DH 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .236
Mendez, C 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .288
Mesoraco C 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .300
Buchholz 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 .232
Puckett 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Day LF 4 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 .275
Rojas SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Serrano (W2) 6.0 5 2 2 2 5 0 3.94
Janke 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.65
Jeffords 0.1 1 3 3 2 1 0 13.50
Freeman, J (S3) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 7.88

floridaredsfan
04-29-2010, 11:30 PM
Chris Heisey gets moved up to the majors tonight.

redhawk61
04-30-2010, 12:49 AM
Complete 180 for Mez this year

JaxRed
04-30-2010, 11:02 AM
Valiquette did Klinker no favors last night allowing all his inherited runners to score.

RedsUp
04-30-2010, 12:52 PM
Yes ONE!

There were 2 pass balls also off the catcher's mitt and one of the hits allowed was a comebacker off Valiquette's right leg.

Benihana
04-30-2010, 12:52 PM
Complete 180 for Mez this year

Very happy to see his early progress this year. Let's just hope he can sustain it once he gets the bump to Carolina.

mace
04-30-2010, 02:43 PM
RedsUp -- Seeing that you're from Montreal, I gather you're a Valiquette fan. Can you tell us if there's anything in particular that accounts for his excellent work this year? Or is it simply a matter of maturing and spotting that good fastball of his?

RedsUp
04-30-2010, 03:03 PM
Valiquette and my son played baseball together so we follow him day by day as opposed to many posters here. When in Montreal he hangs out quite a bit with my son and they talk to each other troughout the season.

As for his success this season I would guess maturity as to do a lot but confidence is surely a big factor.

Since he went to Billings in 2006 he never ceased to improve, that's the year he was turned into a reliever. He had success in every levels after that. Yes he had some control problems but nothing major. I'd say he throws an average of 65% strikes. The perception over here is what it is but if you pay attention it is not as bad as reported.

Did you know that last week he reached 100mph with the team's radar? The Mudcat scoreboard was showing 104mph. For the last 2 years he was trying to break the 99 barrier. That kind of speed can also be a big factor with his results. In my mind he works around 94-97mph when he pitches.

I hope that he did not get injured by that hard comebacker yesterday night.

If I can aswer more of your questions it will be a pleasure.

lollipopcurve
04-30-2010, 03:45 PM
Did you know that last week he reached 100mph with the team's radar?

Whoa. I had no idea he threw that hard. It's amazing to me it has not been reported he has that kind of velocity.

I guess I have a couple questions....

What's his primary secondary pitch?
How does he like relieving?

Merci!

dougdirt
04-30-2010, 04:09 PM
Whoa. I had no idea he threw that hard. It's amazing to me it has not been reported he has that kind of velocity.

I guess I have a couple questions....

What's his primary secondary pitch?
How does he like relieving?

Merci!

He did indeed hit it. I got in touch with someone who verified they too had heard about it. If Valiquette is throwing that extra 2 MPH consistently (last I had him at was 93-95 consistently), it certainly can make a difference. Toss in that he is a lefty and its even more exciting.

RedsUp
04-30-2010, 04:19 PM
Funny, I remember a post in 2005 when he was pitching in Dayton, Phil was 18, the poster said he did not believe that a kid a few years older than him could pitch that fast. Right Lollipopcurve.

That kind of velocity can also work against you : imagine the batter that did not see the pitch right, now how about the catcher and the umpire? Just think Chapman and the number of balls he gets.

His best pitch is surely the fastball, he told me a while ago that a pitching coach said his fastball has so much movement that it's like a knucle ball coming at 94-95mph.

His changeup is also effective but he added a slider 2 years ago that he uses a lot, he still need to control it better and find the proper speed to throw it for strikes consistently.

Philippe-Alexandre likes relieving but closing is his love. He said that he gets high on adrenaline when he closes a game. He also can give everything he's got since he does not have to go 6-7 innings. Phil is a winner and I guess relieving can reward him a ton.