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mace
07-11-2010, 05:16 PM
Lynchburg scored 5 in the first and 5 Hillcats pitchers made it hold up (barely), 5-4. Joseph fanned the side in the ninth, with a walk. Jeff Jeffords got the win with a hitless 2.1 innings, 3 K. Carlos Mendez was 3 for 3.

11larkin11
07-11-2010, 06:09 PM
Alonso is batting 3rd in the World Lineup, so that confirms, for me, that people in baseball DO think very highly of him.

dougdirt
07-11-2010, 06:41 PM
Alonso is batting 3rd in the World Lineup, so that confirms, for me, that people in baseball DO think very highly of him.

He was one of the most impressive guys in batting practice from multiple sources.

One scout I talked to noted that he is still compensating for the wrist by swinging with his arms a little much, but its less than it was earlier in the season.

GIDP
07-11-2010, 06:46 PM
That Castro guy that pitched in the first was not having the best day id say.

mth123
07-11-2010, 06:55 PM
Alonso K'd in his 1st AB.

Post 8000 on an Alonso K in the Futures game.

mth123
07-11-2010, 07:03 PM
Alonso with a deep FO to CF in his 2nd AB.

GIDP
07-11-2010, 07:04 PM
Looked like his hands slipped off the bat after he hit it. Maybe it was just a reflection off the label or something.

anyways I'm guessing that was his last AB. 0-2 Deepfly, and a K.

13 in hall
07-11-2010, 07:18 PM
What I like about this Futures game is that I have seen not one Cardinal sighting.

GIDP
07-11-2010, 07:25 PM
What I like about this Futures game is that I have seen not one Cardinal sighting.

:laugh:

GOYA
07-11-2010, 07:40 PM
Bats up 5-3 after 5

Dorn and Cozart with HR

Grande Donkey
07-11-2010, 07:40 PM
Is Valiquette supposed to make an appearance in the game?

mth123
07-11-2010, 07:51 PM
Alonso GO 3-1.

muddie
07-11-2010, 07:57 PM
Lynchburg scored 5 in the first and 5 Hillcats pitchers made it hold up (barely), 5-4. Joseph fanned the side in the ninth, with a walk. Jeff Jeffords got the win with a hitless 2.1 innings, 3 K. Carlos Mendez was 3 for 3.

mace,

We made it to this game. First time we'd been to the new WS park.

Mark Serrano started this game but sustained some kind of injury while pitching. I have no idea. I know during the bottom of the third Pat Kelly and the trainer headed for mound after one of his deliveries, conversed a few, and Serrano left the game. Pull, strain, no clue. Partch, Jeffords, Freeman and Joseph made it stand up after the five in the first. Freeman and Joseph impresssed me. I was hoping to get to see Joseph pitch and it worked out. After the five run first I was hoping the entire game that Lynchburg would stay in front so that Joseph would get the ball. He faced four batters, 3Ks and one BB as you stated.

Hot day under a beautiful blue NC sky but well worth it.

GIDP
07-11-2010, 08:20 PM
Valliquete is supposedly coming in for the World team.

mth123
07-11-2010, 08:29 PM
Valiquette faced 3 hitters. FO, BB and FC. Sutcliffe didn't seem real impressed in his comments.

GIDP
07-11-2010, 08:29 PM
He faced 3 batters, Flyouy, walk, FC. Only hit 93 on the gun.

mace
07-11-2010, 08:36 PM
Billings is up 9-4 after seven. Duran is the only guy with 2 hits, 2 for 3 with a 2B and 3 RBIs. He's lately showing a clear improvement, at least stat-wise. Daniel Wolford threw three scoreless innings of relief.

mth123
07-11-2010, 08:38 PM
Alonso ropes a single into CF.

mace
07-11-2010, 08:39 PM
Luis Gonzalez, a lefty who's only 17, continues to pitch well for the VSL Reds, who lost today, 5-1. But it wasn't his fault: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K. Obviously, the K total is not what you want to see. But in 46 IP, the kid has a 2.54 ERA as a virtual junior in high school.

GOYA
07-11-2010, 08:39 PM
Bats up 5-4 going to the 9th

GOYA
07-11-2010, 08:43 PM
Carlos Fisher blows the save on a HR.

5-5 in the 9th

OnBaseMachine
07-11-2010, 08:43 PM
Alonso's single was a frozen rope. I still think he's going to be a very good major league hitter for someone, probably not the Reds though.

GOYA
07-11-2010, 09:20 PM
Bats lose 7-5 in 10

mdccclxix
07-11-2010, 09:34 PM
Bats lose 7-5 in 10

I primarily just follow the minors nightly via this series of threads and by that measure, I'd think Louisville was 20-60 right now on account of blown leads. In fact, it's really just a matter of time that they blow any particular lead, in my mind. Unreal.

mace
07-11-2010, 09:51 PM
I primarily just follow the minors nightly via this series of threads and by that measure, I'd think Louisville was 20-60 right now on account of blown leads. In fact, it's really just a matter of time that they blow any particular lead, in my mind. Unreal.

The thing is, it's not just Louisville. The same applies in spades to Carolina. And, except for Joseph's games, it doesn't seem much better in Lynchburg or Dayton. It's organizational.

dougdirt
07-11-2010, 10:11 PM
Luis Gonzalez, a lefty who's only 17, continues to pitch well for the VSL Reds, who lost today, 5-1. But it wasn't his fault: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K. Obviously, the K total is not what you want to see. But in 46 IP, the kid has a 2.54 ERA as a virtual junior in high school.

There are a lot of guys playing in that league who are also 'high schoolers', so its not a huge deal that he is 17 with a strong ERA.

GOYA
07-11-2010, 10:18 PM
The thing is, it's not just Louisville. The same applies in spades to Carolina. And, except for Joseph's games, it doesn't seem much better in Lynchburg or Dayton. It's organizational.

Kinda makes you wonder about the value of a dime a dozen reliever.

corkedbat
07-11-2010, 10:40 PM
Kinda makes you wonder about the value of a dime a dozen reliever.

Yeah, I realie the wisdom in that type of thinking, but I swear I'd hate to part with Joseph.

GOYA
07-11-2010, 11:32 PM
So far, Joseph is anything but dime a dozen talent.

mace
07-11-2010, 11:45 PM
There are a lot of guys playing in that league who are also 'high schoolers', so its not a huge deal that he is 17 with a strong ERA.

Gonzalez is 3rd in the VSL in ERA. The two ahead of him are 18 and 19. The stats on MiLB.com list 17 leading pitchers in ERA. Only one other is 17, and he ranks 15th. That guy will be 18 in two weeks. Gonzalez will be 18 next March. So, at the moment, nobody his age is doing what he's doing in the VSL. I think that's worth noting.

corkedbat
07-11-2010, 11:46 PM
So far, Joseph is anything but dime a dozen talent.

I meant the reasoning that relievers, (no matter how good they seem to be) are a dime a dozen. I think frontend-type guys are very valuablle and I'd like to see Joseph take the next step. Get him to AA for a couple of months so he'll be ready for the Show sometime next year if he can continue his dominance.

I'd like to have he and Boxberger ready as L/R options by July of next year (if not sooner) for the Reds.