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OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Louisville - 6:35 - LHP Aroldis Chapman

Carolina - 7:05 - LHP Alexander Smit

Lynchburg - 7:05 - RHP James Avery

Dayton - 7:00 - RHP Pedro Villarreal

The VSL Reds were postponed and the DSL Reds boxscore isn't up yet.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 03:50 PM
Chapman is coming off his best pro start and has thrown 10.2 consecutive shutout innings. His last two starts: 10.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 14 K).

11larkin11
06-01-2010, 03:58 PM
I'll be down at beautiful Huntington Park for Chapman's start tonight. 12 rows behind the Bats dugout, so not a great vantage point to see his movement, but I'll give any updates I see as important, including speed.

Benihana
06-01-2010, 04:01 PM
I feel like two or three more dominating outings and we may see him in Cincy by the end of the month. However I would still like to see him get some more seasoning.

GIDP
06-01-2010, 04:08 PM
I feel like two or three more dominating outings and we may see him in Cincy by the end of the month. However I would still like to see him get some more seasoning.

I dont want to see him in Cincy until he throws past the 6th inning more than once every 10 starts.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 06:19 PM
Burke CF .238
Cozart SS .243
Alonso 1B .256
Balentien RF .242
Sutton DH .288
Terrero LF .288
Castillo C .250
Valaika 2B .304
Griffin 3B .310

Chapman P 3.55

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 06:47 PM
Chapman throws a 1-2-3 first inning using only 8 pitches. All three outs were groundouts.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 06:47 PM
Three ground outs for Chapman. He topped out at 99.

Pitches-strikes: Chapman 8-5

0-0 after 1

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 06:59 PM
Chapman walks the first hitter in the second inning and then K's the next batter. His first strikeout of the night.

GIDP
06-01-2010, 07:01 PM
I hear some chick i nthe background going "He just hit 100" rofl

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:01 PM
Another strikeout for Chapman. Runner on 2nd, two outs.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:03 PM
RBI double by Josh Phelps. That ends his 12 inning shutout streak.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:07 PM
Chapman K's the side in the second inning.

2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 3 GO/0 FO, 32 pitches

GOYA
06-01-2010, 07:07 PM
Harold walked the 1st batter of the 2nd on 4 pitches. Ball 4 was just above the batter's head.

Then a K

Then he hit 100 during a another K (the K was on a changeup)

Then a deep drive off the left center of the wall. (1-0 Clips)

Then a K

Pitches-strikes: Chapman 32-19

GOYA
06-01-2010, 07:11 PM
Bats without a baserunner after 3 innings.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:14 PM
Quick two pitch out for Chapman to begin the third inning.

reds44
06-01-2010, 07:14 PM
Harold walked the 1st batter of the 2nd on 4 pitches. Ball 4 was just above the batter's head.

Then a K

Then he hit 100 during a another K (the K was on a changeup)

Then a deep drive off the left center of the wall. (1-0 Clips)

Then a K

Pitches-strikes: Chapman 32-19
I think the names Harold and Henry need to stick for Chapman and Del Rosario.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:18 PM
Chapman gives up an infield single and then gets a double play to end the inning.

3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 5 GO/1 FO, 38 pitches

GOYA
06-01-2010, 07:20 PM
Mr. Chapman with a 6 pitch inning.

Still 1-0 Clips after 3 complete

GOYA
06-01-2010, 07:22 PM
Yonder gets the Bats' first hit.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:29 PM
Chapman walks Carlos Santana to begin the 4th inning.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:30 PM
Flyout to shallow RF on an 0-2 pitch. One out.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:32 PM
Another double play. Eight pitch inning for Chapman.

4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 7 GO/2 FO, 46 pitches

GOYA
06-01-2010, 07:33 PM
DP ends the inning.

Pitches-strikes: Chapman 46-27

Still 1-0 after 4

It looks like Chapman will get past the 6th tonight. Maybe.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 07:36 PM
Castillo HR

Tied up 1-1

texasdave
06-01-2010, 07:36 PM
DP ends the inning.

Pitches-strikes: Chapman 46-27

Still 1-0 after 4

It looks like Chapman will get past the 6th tonight. Maybe.

And then someone will dog him for not striking out enough batters. :D

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:37 PM
Chapman entered tonight with an 11.0 K/9 rate in 45.2 innings. Impressive.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:42 PM
Chapman gets a four pitch pop out to begin the 5th inning.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:43 PM
Josh Phelps doubles again, both times on a 1-2 pitch.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:44 PM
One pitch flyout to shallow LF. Two outs.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 07:45 PM
Chapman is mixing speeds much more than the first inning.

Flair single scores the guy from 2nd

2-1 Clips

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:46 PM
Bloop single scores a run. Again on a 1-2 pitch. Chapman's BABIP against coming into this game was .336. It's not going down this game.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 07:48 PM
Chapman picks the runner from first.


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chapman 5.0 4 2 2 2 3 0 3.58


Pitches-strikes: Chapman 59-36

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:49 PM
Chapman's pitch count by inning:

1st - 8
2nd - 24
3rd - 6
4th - 8
5th - 13

muddie
06-01-2010, 07:51 PM
Mudcats down 4-1 top of third. Carolina has very little luck at all in Jacksonville. Smit has been less than impressive this year so I'm realistic about this one.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 07:52 PM
Cozart lines one off the wall for a double. 2-out

Just missed the HR

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:52 PM
Mesoraco has walked in his only plate appearance.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 07:54 PM
Yonder grounds out to strand Cozart

muddie
06-01-2010, 07:55 PM
Mesoraco has walked in his only plate appearance.


and scored.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 07:59 PM
Chapman K's Michael Brantley to begin the 6th inning. 4th K for Chapman.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 08:01 PM
Bixler flied out to CF. Two outs.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 08:03 PM
Chapman walks Carlos Santana on a 3-2 pitch for the second time today.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 08:05 PM
Chapman: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 8 GO/5 FO, 75 pitches

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 08:10 PM
Mesoraco hit a sac fly in his second PA.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 08:11 PM
Neftali Soto is catching tonight and is 2-for-2 with a double.

Screwball
06-01-2010, 08:11 PM
I think the names Harold and Henry need to stick for Chapman and Del Rosario.

I don't.

Thanks for the updates, OBM and GOYA. Nice to see Chapman pitching well. :thumbup:

GOYA
06-01-2010, 08:14 PM
Castillo RBI groundout as Sutton scores

2-2

Vakaika RBI single

Bats up 3-2

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 08:14 PM
The DSL Reds lost 7-4.

Cuban signee Felix Perez started in CF and went 2-for-4. He's 3-for-8 so far in two games this season.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2010_06_01_drdrok_drorok_1

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 08:26 PM
Flyout and ground out to begin the 7th inning for Chapman. Two outs.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 08:27 PM
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chapman 7.0 4 2 2 3 5 0 3.42

Columbus
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tomlin, Jo 7.0 5 3 3 1 2 1 2.45



Pitches-strikes: Chapman 88-51, Tomlin, Jo 99-70.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 08:27 PM
Chapman K's Josh Phelps to end the inning. 1-2-3.

7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K, 9 GO/6 FO, 88 pitches

GOYA
06-01-2010, 08:32 PM
Cozart just missed one again. Caught at the wall.

2 outs in the Bats 8th

muddie
06-01-2010, 08:35 PM
Mudcats have tied the score at 4-4. Negron has a HR.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 08:36 PM
Burton in for Chapman

Still 3-2 Bats

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 08:44 PM
Neftali Soto is now 3-for-3 with a double.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 08:46 PM
Jared gives up a walk but hold them at 2 runs.

Bats up 3-2 going to the 9th

Jon Adkins warming in the Bats' pen.

Our bullpen is 2 men short tonight. Fisher should be available tomorrow.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 08:56 PM
Going to the bottom of the 9th, still 3-2 Bats.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 09:00 PM
Santana bounces to Alonso and he boots it. Homebrew scorer says it's a double.

Adkins in trouble early. His pitches are up

GOYA
06-01-2010, 09:01 PM
Groundout

Santana to 3B with 1 out

Infield in

GOYA
06-01-2010, 09:04 PM
Single and runner thrown out at 2nd

Santana scored to tie it up at 3

Adkins with ANOTHER blown save

GOYA
06-01-2010, 09:09 PM
A walk and a double and the Bats lose 4-3

Mercy.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 09:11 PM
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Burke CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Cozart SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243
Alonso 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Balentien RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235
Sutton DH 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .281
Terrero LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Castillo C 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .252
Valaika 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .305
Griffin 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chapman 7.0 4 2 2 3 5 0 3.42
Burton (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.00
Adkins (BS, 5)(L, 0-4) 0.2 3 2 2 1 0 0 7.58

Scrap Irony
06-01-2010, 09:14 PM
Alonso hasn't exactly been great with the glove or the bat in Louisville.

fearofpopvol1
06-01-2010, 09:25 PM
Looks like a pretty good game for Chapman.

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2010, 09:46 PM
Donnie Joseph: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Now has 47 K's in 26.1 innings.

sabometrics
06-01-2010, 09:47 PM
Donnie Joseph: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Now has 47 K's in 26.1 innings.
Goodness, he's the minor league version of Carlos Marmol!

Kingspoint
06-01-2010, 09:54 PM
Bats without a baserunner after 3 innings.

That's sure happening a lot lately.

Kingspoint
06-01-2010, 09:54 PM
Mr. Chapman with a 6 pitch inning.

Still 1-0 Clips after 3 complete

An 8 and a 6.

He's learning.

Kingspoint
06-01-2010, 09:55 PM
Yonder gets the Bats' first hit.

Good. I'd like to see Yonder hit .300+ in June.

Kingspoint
06-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Chapman's pitch count by inning:

1st - 8
2nd - 24
3rd - 6
4th - 8
5th - 13

That is fantastic.

To me, this is his best pitching performance by far this season.

Kingspoint
06-01-2010, 09:58 PM
Neftali Soto is catching tonight and is 2-for-2 with a double.

Nice recovery after the day he had yesterday.

Kingspoint
06-01-2010, 09:59 PM
Burton in for Chapman

Still 3-2 Bats

Let's see if Burton can go two innings tonight.

Kingspoint
06-01-2010, 10:01 PM
A walk and a double and the Bats lose 4-3

Mercy.

I would have thought that they'd try to stretch Burton to two innings tonight. His type of injury must be something they have to be very careful with when it comes to his workload.

Kingspoint
06-01-2010, 10:02 PM
Alonso hasn't exactly been great with the glove or the bat in Louisville.

No, he hasn't.

He needs to step up his game during June.

mace
06-01-2010, 10:23 PM
Mudcats down 4-1 top of third. Carolina has very little luck at all in Jacksonville. Smit has been less than impressive this year so I'm realistic about this one.

I'd sure like to see them switch Smit and Horst--Smit to the pen and Horst to the rotation.

mace
06-01-2010, 10:28 PM
Lynchburg won 4-0. James Avery started the shutout with 5.1 innings.

mace
06-01-2010, 10:33 PM
Gregorious had four hits for Dayton tonight in a 9-2 victory. Chase Ware has been nails in relief. Tonight, he went 4 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 4 K.

11larkin11
06-01-2010, 11:10 PM
Thoughts from the Bats game.

Chapman was nasty. Earlier in the year, reports were that his numbers were better than he was pitching. Tonight was the opposite. The first run, the runner should have been gone when Chapman picked him off, but Yonder dropped the ball so he was safe at 2nd. He scored on a double off the wall (one of 3 hard hit balls all night). The other, the runner was clearly out stretching a single into a double, but the ump missed the call. He scored on a broken bat blooper into right that Valaika probably should have had.

He threw nothing but fastballs the first time through the order, then mixed in the slider, then later on mixed in the change as well. Really, Phelps had to hard hit balls, and he was tedious and nibbling (you could tell, he was mostly around 92) when he faced Santana, and rightfully so, that kid can rake.

I recorded the pitches in the 3 ABs to Santana, here they are:

98 fastball high
96 fastball low
95 groundout 6-3

82 slider down in ball
93 fastball up ball
93 fastball juuuuuust outside ball
95 fastball juuuuust inside ball

81 slider dirt ball
83 slider dirt ball
93 fastball inside corner strike
92 fastball outside ball
88 change outsider corner strike
79 slider got away, up and outside ball

He was down around the knees most of the game. Lots of GB's. Two GIDP's. Two pickoffs. Held runners nicely, aside from the two pickoffs, one runner tried to steal, Wilkin gunned him from his knees but was called safe (umpire at second was ATROCIUS for both sides. literally was 0-4 on calls at second tonight).

Even saw Chapman backing up third a couple times. K's weren't there, but he was quite efficient. I echo what Jocketty said. Basing him on the one start I saw, he's close. Not quite, but close.

11larkin11
06-01-2010, 11:15 PM
Other thoughts. Wilkin was crushing the ball. Before his HR, he hit one out of the ballpark foul. His HR was nearly out as well. Had a flyout, IIRC, that was nearly out as well.

Cozart looked good up at the plate and smooth in the field. Nice level line drive swing. Hits the ball hard.

Yonder looked bad at 1B, hoping to see him in LF if I go tomorrow. Still a sweet stroke at the plate, just wasn't finding holes today.

Wlad looked in shape, and quite muscular. Just got under one or two, but his numbers have drastically improved since that horrific start.

Burton looked OK. Was around 89-90, and wasn't in great view to see his slider. So either he's still recovering his fastball or it was a slow fun, which helps Chapmania as he only topped out at 100 twice(only!).

I left in the Top of 9, because I saw Jon Adkinds warming up. Nice guy on Twitter, bad guy on the field. Looks like I was right in assuming what he'd do.

Edd Roush
06-01-2010, 11:23 PM
Mes ends the night 0 for 2 with that walk and the sac fly.

Mudcats lose 5-4.

GOYA
06-01-2010, 11:57 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100601&content_id=10699332&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb


When it will be enough to get to Cincinnati? Only time will tell.

"In my opinion, we've got a couple pitchers who are much more ready to go to the big leagues. We sent Sam LeCure last time," Sweet said. "Is he ready? Absolutely. He could go. But is he ready to really go up there? No. That's why he's still here.

"When we determine he's ready, I'm sure everybody is going to be wanting to get him up there, and we have people come through regularly, our scouts and coordinators and not just to see him, to see all the pitchers. And they all agree. He's getting better, but he's got a ways to go."

fearofpopvol1
06-02-2010, 12:03 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100601&content_id=10699332&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Interesting. I wonder if Jocketty sees it the same way? It sounds like Sweet and Jocketty are not completely on the same wavelength.

Javy Pornstache
06-02-2010, 12:23 AM
Also went to the Bats-Clippers game, and hilariously, I also got up to leave when I saw Gascan Adkins coming in. I also was impressed with Aroldis' ability to stay down in the zone as larkin mentioned. The Clippers' pitcher Tomlin was impressive to me as well, seemed to have a real good sinker, or at least 2seamer with late life, that the Bats hitters absolutely could not get on top of. Lots of weird missed calls and balls/strikes. The stadium live was a really weird dynamic, as it seemed a fairly evenly split crowd between Reds fans and Tribe fans/general fans of the hometown team.

GOYA
06-02-2010, 12:54 AM
For those of you at the park tonight, could you see what Chapman was doing before the 7th that made Power make a visit to the mound?

11larkin11
06-02-2010, 01:10 AM
For those of you at the park tonight, could you see what Chapman was doing before the 7th that made Power make a visit to the mound?

One inning he started down in the count 2-0 and I think Power just wanted to make sure he wasn't gassed, because I don't think he's been that deep before, even with the low pitch count. I think he just wanted to tell him even if his pitch count is low, he's gotta get through that inning relatively unscathed. I believe Burton was up the inning before stretching and soft tossing.

muddie
06-02-2010, 06:13 AM
Mudcats are 0-7 in Jax this year.

Mike Stanton, who connected for a pair of solo homers against Carolina starter Alexander Smit (L, 1-4), now leads professional baseball with 20 home runs, including seven against Carolina pitching. It was his third multi-homer game in 12 contests against the Mudcats in 2010.