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dougdirt
07-09-2010, 07:30 PM
No thread yet? We are slacking tonight guys!

dougdirt
07-09-2010, 07:31 PM
Bats got singles Matthews (CS) and Alonso in the first, as well as a walk from Frazier. Couldn't score though.

Jordan Hotchkiss has allowed 2 runs (1 earned) through 6 for Lynchburg who has yet to score.

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 07:41 PM
Volquez 2 K's 1 BB no hits through 2. Didn't he face Porcello like 2 starts ago?

Kingspoint
07-09-2010, 07:41 PM
I see Hotchkiss has retired 12 straight.

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 07:54 PM
Edinson being Edinson:

3 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 3 K's.

49 pitches, 27 strikes.

dougdirt
07-09-2010, 07:55 PM
Hotchkiss gave up a solo HR in the 7th. The Hillcats trail 3-0.

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 08:07 PM
Strike out, fly out, HBP so far for Volquez in the 4th. Still no hits. At 57 pitches now.

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 08:09 PM
Casper wells walks. Volquez getting himself into a bit of trouble after getting two quick outs to start this inning.

Kingspoint
07-09-2010, 08:10 PM
I assume they sent the Coach out there to tell Volquez to stop trying to win this game by himself and to pitch to contact...to trust his Defense.

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 08:13 PM
Edinson bears down and gets Wilkin Ramirez to strike out to end the threat.

4 IP, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 5 K

66 pitches, just 35 strikes (o_O)

Kingspoint
07-09-2010, 08:25 PM
Valaika homers again!

GIDP
07-09-2010, 08:29 PM
Mes up lets see what happens

GIDP
07-09-2010, 08:30 PM
Mesoraco with a deep double over the head of the CFer.

Kingspoint
07-09-2010, 08:30 PM
Mesoraco with a double.

Did it bounce over the wall in Center?

Kingspoint
07-09-2010, 08:32 PM
Anybody know what Volquez is hitting on his fastball tonight?

GIDP
07-09-2010, 08:36 PM
Did it bounce over the wall in Center?

No

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 08:40 PM
Ground out, Strike out, Fly out for Volquez in the 5th.

5 IP, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 6 Ks.

80 pitches, 44 strikes. Effectively wild Edinson. Seems safe to say his stuff is good but same as always, his control is iffy.

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 08:47 PM
Error by Cozart puts one on, then they wipe the bases clean with a DP.

Kingspoint
07-09-2010, 08:50 PM
Volquez at 90 pitches.

Is he done, or do they stretch him out to 100+?

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 08:50 PM
Larish singles for the first hit of the day off of Volquez and Jeff Frazier pops out to end the inning.

6 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 6 K

90 pitches, 51 strikes. I figure they'll try to push him to 100 pitches this time out?

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 08:58 PM
They'll send him out there to go for 100 pitches in the 7th.

AWA85
07-09-2010, 09:01 PM
Yorman Rodriguez MIA from the start lineup again.... day to day has turned into a little bit more.

GIDP
07-09-2010, 09:01 PM
Mesoraco up again.

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 09:01 PM
Casper Wells strikes out on 3 straight swinging. 7 ks for Edinson.

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 09:02 PM
Wilkin Ramirez strikes out on 3 straight swinging. Wow. Edinson heating up now.

Kingspoint
07-09-2010, 09:02 PM
Edison has thrown 6 straight swinging strikes to start the 7th inning on pitches 91-96.

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 09:06 PM
12 pitches, 10 strikes, 7 swings and misses, 3 swinging strike outs. What a 7th inning!

7 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 9 Ks

102 pitches, 61 strikes. It appears he just got better as the game went on today. I know he'll get one more start, but I'd say he's ready, wouldn't you?

GIDP
07-09-2010, 09:06 PM
Mesoraco singles on a line drive to left.

AWA85
07-09-2010, 09:07 PM
Put me in the group that say Volquez is ready to take his show to the Reds!

Kingspoint
07-09-2010, 09:11 PM
I'd like to wait 5 days first and see what the results are of him having thrown 102 pitches in a game for the first time in who knows how long. Let him make his next start in AAA and see what happens. See if he can go 100+ pitches again.

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 09:12 PM
I'd like to wait 5 days first and see what the results are of him having thrown 102 pitches in a game for the first time in who knows how long. Let him make his next start in AAA and see what happens. See if he can go 100+ pitches again.

I think regardless of what the results are, unless he has a staggering set-back he will be up 2 starts from now.

Kingspoint
07-09-2010, 09:13 PM
I think regardless of what the results are, unless he has a staggering set-back he will be up 2 starts from now.

That's what it's looking like.

I would think they'd put him on a 100-pitch count the rest of the season (let him finish a batter where he reaches the 100 pitches).

HokieRed
07-09-2010, 09:23 PM
Put me in the group that say Volquez is ready to take his show to the Reds!

Agree. Time to do it.

juvey21
07-09-2010, 09:38 PM
Mesoraco is just straight raking!

GIDP
07-09-2010, 09:40 PM
Mesoraco strikes out swinging.

Kingspoint
07-09-2010, 09:45 PM
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juvey21
07-09-2010, 09:56 PM
Mesoraco strikes out swinging.

DoH! Spoke too soon. Anyways I would like to hear some of your opinions on juan francisco. Does he have a future with the reds? Replacement when Rolen retires? or is he eventually gonna be traded for a big name player. to me he is quite the enigma.

sabometrics
07-09-2010, 10:00 PM
Fisher closes out a 2 hit shutout for the Bats. They win 3-0.

GIDP
07-09-2010, 10:24 PM
DoH! Spoke too soon. Anyways I would like to hear some of your opinions on juan francisco. Does he have a future with the reds? Replacement when Rolen retires? or is he eventually gonna be traded for a big name player. to me he is quite the enigma.

I'm not very high on him.

OnBaseMachine
07-09-2010, 11:04 PM
Ismael Guillon: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

GIDP
07-09-2010, 11:14 PM
Frazier has a .935 OPS in July
Alonso 1.167 also

GIDP
07-09-2010, 11:15 PM
I hope Cozart can finish the year really strong.

OnBaseMachine
07-09-2010, 11:18 PM
Guillon: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Juan Duran is 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in the Billings game.

mace
07-09-2010, 11:50 PM
Yet another very strong start for Scott Carroll, in a 3-1 Carolina win: 8 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K. Nice to see his strikeouts picking up again. His ERA is 2.73.

mace
07-09-2010, 11:55 PM
Dayton won 6-0. Alexis Oliveras had a grand slam. Cameron Satterwhite back on the beam with 3 hits. The starter, Ryan Bowen, only went 2/3 of an inning, for whatever reason, but the relief was spectacular (well, except for the walks). Jason Braun: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K. Ezequiel Infante: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K. Junior Martinez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K.

mace
07-09-2010, 11:59 PM
Clayton Shunick had, I believe, the first impressive outing of his career. He was working on a no-hitter through five and finished: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K. Billings won 10-2. Jonathan Kaskow had three hits to raise his average to .354.

Quite a night for the organization's starting pitchers.

mace
07-10-2010, 12:06 AM
In a 2-0 loss in the first game (I think) of a doubleheader, the VSL Reds' starter, Franderlin Romero (19), had this line: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.

In an 8-0 victory in the second game, the starter was Jean Lopez: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K.

mace
07-10-2010, 12:35 AM
Ismael Guillon's great start was noted earlier. He was followed in the ASL Reds' 1-0 victory by Canadian lefty Mitchell Clarke: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K. For the season (five appearances), Clarke's now fanned 14 in 9 innings, with 3 BB.

OnBaseMachine
07-10-2010, 01:06 AM
After getting off to a horrible start in June (.411 OPS in 37 atbats), Juan Duran is hitting .296/.424/.481 - .905 OPS in 37 atbats in July.

corkedbat
07-10-2010, 01:21 AM
After getting off to a horrible start in June (.411 OPS in 37 atbats), Juan Duran is hitting .296/.424/.481 - .905 OPS in 37 atbats in July.

Duran starting to "get it." One of the things I most wanted to see down on the farm when the year started.

GOYA
07-10-2010, 03:30 AM
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Matthews CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .339
Cozart SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252
Alonso 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266
Frazier LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .236
Francisco 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .284
Dorn RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321
Sutton DH 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .288
Valaika 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .293
Denove C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Volquez (W, 3-0) 7.0 1 0 0 3 9 0 1.96
Fisher (S, 3) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.73

Volquez was not as impressive as his line would indicate. He's still having control problems. Many pitches were up. He hit 97 on the gun. He may have gone higher but I didn't notice.

fearofpopvol1
07-10-2010, 04:48 AM
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Matthews CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .339
Cozart SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252
Alonso 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266
Frazier LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .236
Francisco 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .284
Dorn RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321
Sutton DH 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .288
Valaika 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .293
Denove C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Volquez (W, 3-0) 7.0 1 0 0 3 9 0 1.96
Fisher (S, 3) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.73

Volquez was not as impressive as his line would indicate. He's still having control problems. Many pitches were up. He hit 97 on the gun. He may have gone higher but I didn't notice.

3 walks is kind of high...but those numbers look awfully good to me even with that. I say 1 more start in AAA and he should be ready to pitch for the Reds.

sabometrics
07-10-2010, 05:01 AM
Volquez was not as impressive as his line would indicate. He's still having control problems. Many pitches were up. He hit 97 on the gun. He may have gone higher but I didn't notice.

Anything truly concerning? 97 sounds good. How was his change-up? He seemed to be getting a lot of swings and misses, especially towards the end of his outing. Considering his history I'm not overly concerned about some control problems. As long as his stuff looks good enough to be effective then get him up after his next start.

GOYA
07-10-2010, 11:05 AM
Anything truly concerning? 97 sounds good. How was his change-up? He seemed to be getting a lot of swings and misses, especially towards the end of his outing. Considering his history I'm not overly concerned about some control problems. As long as his stuff looks good enough to be effective then get him up after his next start.

Pitches-strikes: Volquez 102-61

That's a little concerning. Not terrible at all, but not good. And his misses were often high.

Aside from missing a lot with his change, it seemed pretty good.

icehole3
07-10-2010, 02:36 PM
if he pitched any better it wouldve been a perfect game, Im hoping his next start is in Cincy

Benihana
07-10-2010, 02:47 PM
Pitches-strikes: Volquez 102-61

That's a little concerning. Not terrible at all, but not good. And his misses were often high.

Aside from missing a lot with his change, it seemed pretty good.

That's just typical for Volquez.

Even at his best he's always been a little wild/high pitch-count pitcher. He should be in the rotation after the break. I'd like to see a 6 man rotation of:

Arroyo
Cueto
Leake
Wood
Volquez
Maloney/Bailey

Keep everyone's innings down- Leake and Wood because they're young, Bailey and Volquez because of their health issues, and Arroyo and Cueto so they can be fresh for the playoffs. :thumbup: