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muddie
05-03-2010, 04:42 PM
The Mudcats played an early game in Mobile before heading home for an off day tomorrow. The Mudcats lost the 14th game out of the last 15. Recent call up from Lynchburg, Travis Webb, took the loss. Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette had his first really bad outing in relief of the season. Alonso did go 0 for 1 in a ph role.

The Mudcats are 10.5 games out of first on May 3rd.

mace
05-03-2010, 04:53 PM
Somehow, in a 5-game series, the Mudcats managed to lose 13 times to Mobile. Or so it seemed.

texasdave
05-03-2010, 05:03 PM
Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman makes his fifth start of the season Monday when the Louisville Bats take on Buffalo at 7:05 p.m. ET. You can follow every pitch on MiLB.TV.

Buckeye33
05-03-2010, 07:24 PM
1-2-3 1st for Chapman on only 12 pitches. 1 K and 2 GO.

1-0 Bats on a RBI single by Dorn.

GOYA
05-03-2010, 08:03 PM
6-0 Bats after 3

Release the hounds

mace
05-03-2010, 08:03 PM
Chapman is 2 for 2 with a double.

mace
05-03-2010, 08:12 PM
Neftali Soto continues to rake. Two hits tonight, with a HR. He's now over .300.

Meanwhile, Boxberger pitched six scoreless innings and Lynchburg leads 3-0 in the 7th.

Homer Bailey
05-03-2010, 08:41 PM
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chapman 4.0 7 5 5 1 7 0 2.88

GOYA
05-03-2010, 08:57 PM
Middle of the 5th

Bats up 13-5


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Burke CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217
Cozart SS 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .245
Valaika 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .341
Dorn 1B 4 2 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 .259
Balentien RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .119
Francisco, J LF 4 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 .178
Castillo 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .246
Miller C 3 2 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 .298
Chapman P 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .750

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chapman 4.0 7 5 5 1 7 0 2.88

Kc61
05-03-2010, 09:08 PM
Francisco hitting again.

mace
05-03-2010, 09:24 PM
A few people on here--probably Goya, among others--have observed that there will be hell to play when Louisville finally explodes. Well, Buffalo is paying tonight. In the sixth inning, it's 16-6. Seven Bats have multi-hit games.

mace
05-03-2010, 09:27 PM
Make that 18-6 in the 6th. Francisco has three doubles, Balentien two, Cozart a double and homer. Bats have 21 hits.

GOYA
05-03-2010, 09:47 PM
19 runs for the Bats after a Corky HR

OnBaseMachine
05-03-2010, 10:00 PM
Chapman gave up quite a few hits and runs but on the brightside, he posted a great 1 BB/8 K ratio.

GOYA
05-03-2010, 10:03 PM
20-7 after a Corky sac fly.

GOYA
05-03-2010, 10:10 PM
Chapman gave up quite a few hits and runs but on the brightside, he posted a great 1 BB/8 K ratio.

Chapman lost focus after hitting a batter and gave up hit after hit.

11larkin11
05-03-2010, 10:15 PM
All these hits/runs and Frazier is on the bench. He needs to get going.

GOYA
05-03-2010, 10:33 PM
Bats win 20-7


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Burke, C CF 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Cozart SS 5 4 2 1 0 1 2 2 1 .250
Valaika 2B 7 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .341
Dorn 1B 5 4 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 .268
Balentien RF 6 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 .159
Francisco, J LF 5 2 4 3 0 0 4 0 0 .189
Jukich P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Castillo, W 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 .242
Miller C 5 3 3 2 0 1 5 0 1 .306
Chapman P 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .750
Anderson PH-LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .128

BATTING
2B: Cozart (7, Stoner), Francisco, J 3 (5, Stoner, Calero, Calero), Chapman (1, Stoner), Miller, C 2 (5, Stoner, Pettyjohn), Balentien 2 (3, Pettyjohn, Calero), Dorn (6, Calero), Valaika (6, Calero).
HR: Cozart (3, 6th inning off Calero, 1 on, 2 out), Miller, C (3, 7th inning off O'Connor, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Burke, C 2; Cozart 6; Valaika 4; Dorn 5; Balentien 5; Francisco, J 7; Castillo, W; Miller, C 8; Chapman 3.
RBI: Dorn 3 (11), Chapman (1), Castillo, W (6), Miller, C 5 (12), Balentien 2 (3), Valaika (7), Francisco, J 4 (9), Cozart 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Dorn; Chapman; Balentien 2; Francisco, J 4; Cozart 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cozart; Francisco, J; Castillo, W 2; Anderson, J.
S: Castillo, W.
SF: Miller, C.
Team RISP: 13-for-25.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Balentien (1, fielding).
PB: Miller, C (2).


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chapman (W,2-1) 5.0 9 6 6 1 8 0 3.12
Jukich (S, 1) 4.0 3 1 1 0 3 0 3.00

HBP: Martinez, F (by Chapman), Dorn (by Calero).
Pitches-strikes: Chapman 99-65, Jukich 67-47, Stoner 56-42, Pettyjohn 50-26, Calero 34-25, O'Connor 43-24, Parnell 13-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Chapman 3-3, Jukich 4-5

dougdirt
05-04-2010, 01:15 AM
Dayton won 10-5


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Rodriguez 2B 4 1 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 .289
Coddington DH 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .327
Means RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .309
Richburg 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273
Garton LF 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400
Pfister 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Contreras, E CF 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .208
Carlson, S SS 3 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 .256
Wideman C 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .208

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Walker (W,2) 6.0 8 5 4 1 4 1 6.12
Salinas (H,1) 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1.88
Infante 1.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 3.14
Joseph 1.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0.73

fearofpopvol1
05-04-2010, 03:51 AM
Haven't taken a closer look at the Dayton cats, but those batting averages look pretty good. Is this team underrated?

Benihana
05-04-2010, 09:07 AM
Joseph should be in Lynchburg, if not Carolina. No reason for college relievers drafted that high to be toiling in Low A a year later- especially when they're sporting an ERA under 1.00.

lollipopcurve
05-04-2010, 09:15 AM
Joseph should be in Lynchburg, if not Carolina. No reason for college relievers drafted that high to be toiling in Low A a year later- especially when they're sporting an ERA under 1.00.

He'll be up soon enough. No reason to rush him -- he's not going to be in Cincy this year. I like the idea of Dayton winning games, and he's a big part of that.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2010, 09:25 AM
I just looked at the game recap of Chapman's start last night. By my count, five of the hits off Chapman were of the groundball variety. I'm not even worried about the hits, what I'm focusing on the most is his BB/K ratio. He posted a 1 BB/8 K ratio last night after walking only two and striking out four in his previous start. So in his last two starts, he's got 3 BB/12 K in 11 innings. Hopefully he can continue making strides with his control. Judging from the very small clips I saw of his start last night, he appeared to have his secondary pitches working.

GOYA
05-04-2010, 09:48 AM
The biggest thing about Chapman last night was his abrupt change in effectiveness. It was purely mental. If he's going to be a big leaguer, he's got to learn to stay in his game.

1st inning: K, GO, GO on 14 pitches
2nd inning: FO, BB, Popup, line out on 13 pitches
3rd inning: K, K, Double, K on 18 pitches
4th inning: HBP, K, single, single, K, single, single, single, single, K on 33 pitches

Scrap Irony
05-04-2010, 10:22 AM
To be fair, I'd find it hard to focus if I were up fifteen runs or so as well.

Benihana
05-04-2010, 10:37 AM
He'll be up soon enough. No reason to rush him -- he's not going to be in Cincy this year. I like the idea of Dayton winning games, and he's a big part of that.

I'd like to have him ready to step in at the big league level in some capacity by the time Cordero moves on. To get him ready, he needs to start facing real competition. Highly drafted college relievers move faster than anyone. That is a big part of the appeal of spending a high draft pick on them, especially when you consider the fact that they have a shorter shelf-life than just about anyone else.

camisadelgolf
05-04-2010, 10:58 AM
I noticed that Jukich got the save last night. Let the conversion to closer commence!

GOYA
05-04-2010, 11:34 AM
To be fair, I'd find it hard to focus if I were up fifteen runs or so as well.

He wasn't up 15 runs. He was up 7 runs. He was up only 2 runs after the 4th.

But the Bats scored 6 in the 5th and 5 in the 6th.

GOYA
05-04-2010, 11:35 AM
I noticed that Jukich got the save last night. Let the conversion to closer commence!

Sure, just your average 4 IP save. :)

Scrap Irony
05-04-2010, 12:14 PM
He wasn't up 15 runs. He was up 7 runs. He was up only 2 runs after the 4th.

But the Bats scored 6 in the 5th and 5 in the 6th.

Sorry, the hyperbole that was inside my head apparently didn't transfer to the computer keyboard.

What I'm saying is that it's perfectly understandable and reasonable that he might "drift" and that you shouldn't read anymore into it than that as of now.

Now, if he struggles a great deal over the next couple of starts, perhaps this might be important.