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muddie
05-19-2010, 10:17 AM
Guess Mr. Valiquette wasn't shooting me straight last night...this sounds bad.

Zebulon, NC --- The Cincinnati Reds have made one roster move impacting their Double-A affiliate Carolina Mudcats prior to tonight's series finale with the Jacksonville Suns.

RHP Daryl Thompson has been placed on the seven-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain. The move is retroactive to May 17th. Thompson was lifted from Sunday's start after pitching 4 2/3 innings.

No corresponding move has been announced.

A revised roster is attached.

DISABLE: RHP Thompson, Daryl (To 7-day DL)

GOYA
05-19-2010, 12:33 PM
He didn't miss his spot in the rotation the last time they did this, correct?

dougdirt
05-19-2010, 01:39 PM
He didn't miss his spot in the rotation the last time they did this, correct?

He did, just one start though.

Kingspoint
05-19-2010, 08:24 PM
Guess Mr. Valiquette wasn't shooting me straight last night...this sounds bad.



The 7-day DL's not bad.

GOYA
05-19-2010, 08:26 PM
21 pitches for Chapman in the 1st.

1 BB
0 H
0 K

Superdude
05-19-2010, 08:39 PM
Louisville radio guy said the stadium gun is 5MPH slow and Chapman just blew a guy away at 98MPH...you can do the math there.

GOYA
05-19-2010, 08:40 PM
Jared Burton has been activated for the Bats. Louisville Bats placed RHP Justin Lehr on the 7-Day disabled list retroactive to May 18, 2010. Right elbow inflammation.

HokieRed
05-19-2010, 08:51 PM
Jared Burton has been activated for the Bats. Louisville Bats placed RHP Justin Lehr on the 7-Day disabled list retroactive to May 18, 2010. Right elbow inflammation.


Excellent news about Burton. A revived Burton will likely be better than anybody we're able to acquire via trade, and we're going to need, IMO, at least one more bullpen arm.

Superdude
05-19-2010, 09:05 PM
2 hits 2K's and a walk through three for Chapman. Sitting in the mid 90's even on a slow gun according to PBP.

Superdude
05-19-2010, 09:07 PM
Oppo homer for Balentien (#5). Still intrigued by that guy.

GOYA
05-19-2010, 09:07 PM
The stadium gun is not likely 5mph slow. Otherwise, Chapman is consistently working at 99-100 mph.

HR Balentien

1-0 Bats

Superdude
05-19-2010, 09:13 PM
The stadium gun is not likely 5mph slow. Otherwise, Chapman is consistently working at 99-100 mph.

That's just what was supposedly reported to the radio dude form the Bats dugout. I agree it's probably 2-4MPH slow or else Chapman was throwing absolute smoke that last inning. It'd be nice to hear what Savery is throwing just to compare.

JaxRed
05-19-2010, 09:30 PM
Serranno got pulled after 2 hitless innings in Lynchburg. That doesn't sound good.

Benihana
05-19-2010, 09:32 PM
Oppo homer for Balentien (#5). Still intrigued by that guy.

Ditto. Maybe if Stubbs keeps straddling the Mendoza line they will send him back down, move Heisey to CF, and call up Balentien to be Gomes' platoon partner. I'd like to see the kid get a real shot.

Benihana
05-19-2010, 09:33 PM
Serranno got pulled after 2 hitless innings in Lynchburg. That doesn't sound good.

Hopefully he's getting promoted. He's definitely old enough to be pitching in AA.

reds44
05-19-2010, 09:51 PM
Chapman:
5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K

56 strikes
23 balls

Superdude
05-19-2010, 09:52 PM
Chapman struck out the side in the 5th, now sitting at 79 pitches. Good to see him bounce back after that last start.

mace
05-19-2010, 10:09 PM
Aaron Harang's outing tonight was the best in the family. Taking the loss for Lynchburg, Darryl went 3.1 innings and gave up 8 runs on 9 hits.

GOYA
05-19-2010, 10:10 PM
Chapman pulled after 96 pitches.

Matt Andrews thinks it's a blister.

Adkins coming on.


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chapman 5.2 3 0 0 3 7 0 3.98

Superdude
05-19-2010, 10:11 PM
Chapman seemed to lose control a little that inning, likely explained by the hand/blister issue, but had a great start outside of that.

GOYA
05-19-2010, 10:12 PM
Ditto. Maybe if Stubbs keeps straddling the Mendoza line they will send him back down, move Heisey to CF, and call up Balentien to be Gomes' platoon partner. I'd like to see the kid get a real shot.

Balentien has not earned a callup. Not even close. Not in the same state.

OnBaseMachine
05-19-2010, 10:12 PM
Nice start by Chapman. Nice to see him bounce back after his last start. Only one walk through five innings and then walked two in the 6th.

OnBaseMachine
05-19-2010, 10:15 PM
Adkins gets the final out.

Chapman's final line: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K, 96 pitches/63 strikes

GOYA
05-19-2010, 10:17 PM
The blister is confirmed.

GOYA
05-19-2010, 10:36 PM
Burton is warming in the pen for the Bats.


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chapman 5.2 3 0 0 3 7 0 3.98
Adkins 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.88

Bats lead 4-0 in the 8th

GOYA
05-19-2010, 10:38 PM
Syracuse
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Strasburg 6.1 3 0 0 2 9 0 0.00

Pitches-strikes: Strasburg 92-60
Groundouts-flyouts: Strasburg 7-2

GOYA
05-19-2010, 10:46 PM
Burton struck out the side in the 8th. :-)

mth123
05-19-2010, 10:48 PM
Burton struck out the side in the 8th. :-)

Highlight of the night (besides the comeback in the majors).

GOYA
05-19-2010, 11:23 PM
Bats Win 4-2

Ondrusek let 2 inherited runners score.


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Burke CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221
Cozart SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .261
Alonso LF 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .313
Balentien RF 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 .235
Valaika 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .319
Sutton 1B 3 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 .241
Frazier 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .186
Castillo C 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236
Chapman P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .429
Long PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chapman (W, 4-2) 5.2 3 0 0 3 7 0 3.98
Adkins (H, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.88
Burton 1.1 1 2 2 1 4 0 13.50
Ondrusek (H, 2) 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.81
Del Rosario (S, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.52

JaxRed
05-19-2010, 11:31 PM
Posts were "fixed"

membengal
05-19-2010, 11:37 PM
Posts were "fixed"

And rightfully so. Thanks, mods.

HokieRed
05-20-2010, 12:07 AM
Burton struck out the side in the 8th. :-)

Excellent news.

mdccclxix
05-20-2010, 03:35 AM
Somebody get Frazier drunk, he's scuffling bad. :beerme:

Tony Cloninger
05-20-2010, 10:18 AM
Somebody give us a drink....this guy was supposed the future Reds 2B or maybe 3B. :confused:

GoReds
05-20-2010, 10:25 AM
Chapman is hitting .429 after going 0 for 3 last night?

Why aren't we talking about him for our LF replacement??? :D

billy bob
05-20-2010, 11:20 AM
Can someone please tell me why the Reds are keeping Daryl Harang and his 12.15 era around? He gets dropped from AA to high A ball and is still getting lit up. Just don't see keeping a 27 year old in high A ball. At that age if he can't make at least AA then its time to cut ties with the guy. Or maybe its because he's just having some bad luck like his older brother! RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Benihana
05-20-2010, 12:47 PM
Somebody give us a drink....this guy was supposed the future Reds 2B or maybe 3B. :confused:

I'm sure he will rebound to some degree, but this is yet further proof why prospects are prospects, and should be considered very tradeable for the right proven major league talent.

GOYA
05-20-2010, 03:28 PM
Remind yourself that both Dorn and Valaika started their first seasons at AAA in a similar, seemingly over-matched funk. They got over it and look very good now.

HokieRed
05-20-2010, 09:16 PM
Hate to rain on what little parade the Bats offense has had, but Valaika's numbers are looking more and more everyday like those of a AAAA ballplayer. .755 OPS, with a .359 OBP that includes very few walks (just as in past, for him). 11 W in 144 AB. No power: 0 HRs in 144 AB, only 10 extra base hits out of his 45 hits.

Kingspoint
05-21-2010, 04:00 AM
Hate to rain on what little parade the Bats offense has had, but Valaika's numbers are looking more and more everyday like those of a AAAA ballplayer. .755 OPS, with a .359 OBP that includes very few walks (just as in past, for him). 11 W in 144 AB. No power: 0 HRs in 144 AB, only 10 extra base hits out of his 45 hits.

He'll come through.

He only has to have enough Offense to play 2nd Base in the Majors. That doesn't ask for a lot. He never has to have an OPS of .800 or anything at the Major League level for him to be successful for the REDS. He can take Brandon's place in 2011 at 2nd Base and a .750 OPS from 2011 through 2015 will be good enough. His defense should be fine for 2nd. You need guys like him that don't cost a lot, but just do their job and are consistent. That will be Valaika.

mth123
05-21-2010, 07:28 AM
He'll come through.

He only has to have enough Offense to play 2nd Base in the Majors. That doesn't ask for a lot. He never has to have an OPS of .800 or anything at the Major League level for him to be successful for the REDS. He can take Brandon's place in 2011 at 2nd Base and a .750 OPS from 2011 through 2015 will be good enough. His defense should be fine for 2nd. You need guys like him that don't cost a lot, but just do their job and are consistent. That will be Valaika.

Average to below OPS with ho-hum to shaky defense are just the kinds of regluar players that turn teams into the Pirates. Good teams have guys like that on the bench.

HokieRed
05-21-2010, 09:45 AM
Average to below OPS with ho-hum to shaky defense are just the kinds of regluar players that turn teams into the Pirates. Good teams have guys like that on the bench.


Agreed. Rosales was/is better, and I move, if I'm Walt, to restructure Brandon's contract.

Kingspoint
05-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Average to below OPS with ho-hum to shaky defense are just the kinds of regluar players that turn teams into the Pirates. Good teams have guys like that on the bench.

Where do you get "ho-hum to shaky defense"?

I don't see that in him as a 2nd Baseman. Maybe I'm missing something, but I think he's average at the minimum defensively.

Anyone else want to chime in here?

Seriously, mth123, do you really think he's that bad? I believe you've seen him more than I have, especially lately, so I'll defer to you on this if you really think he's that bad. From what I had seen of him, I just never saw that.