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GOYA
07-23-2010, 07:27 PM
Bats @ Braves

3-0 Bats in the first on a Balentien HR

Danny Ray gets a spot start with LeCure going back up to the Reds.

Matthews CF .320
Cozart SS .264
Alonso 1B .277
Frazier 3B .222
Balentien RF .232
Dickerson LF .500
Valaika 2B .299
Castillo C .259
Herrera P .000

davereds24
07-23-2010, 07:33 PM
Wow, I know I said it last night but Wlad is absolutely raking lately. 6 homers in his last 10 games

_Sir_Charles_
07-23-2010, 07:36 PM
LOL. That's great. Herrera now fighting for a role in the starting rotation! :O)

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 07:39 PM
For those with an Android or Blackberry phone, you can get a cool app to follow the Billings Mustangs called Pioneer Baseball. It is an app that has stories from local papers on each team (you can choose your team so you only get those) as well as pictures and schedules. Pretty cool and thought I would share it with you guys in case you wanted it. Its also free, which is always a plus.

muddie
07-23-2010, 07:39 PM
Mudcats at Montgomery tonight for a 8:05 start time. Matt Fairel (4-3 with a 5.09 ERA) gets the start. He didn't face the Biscuits when they swept Carolina here last week.

GOYA
07-23-2010, 07:52 PM
Wow, I know I said it last night but Wlad is absolutely raking lately. 6 homers in his last 10 games

Actually 6 in his last 11 but he's slugging .917 over his last 10.

And Francisco has 6 in his last 8 games.

GIDP
07-23-2010, 07:57 PM
Mathews apparently will opt out tomorrow

GOYA
07-23-2010, 07:57 PM
Where did you hear that?

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 08:03 PM
Where did you hear that?

I haven't heard it, but I bet it happens because he just isn't going to get moved to the Reds 40 man roster and he has played well enough that I bet some team is willing to give him another chance.

Edit: Jayson Stark is reporting this.

GOYA
07-23-2010, 08:08 PM
I see Stark is quoting Matthews' agent.

Balentien just hit another 3-run HR

6-1 Bats

AWA85
07-23-2010, 08:13 PM
Might be time to find a spot for Balentine on the big club. I don't think it will happen but he could easily replace Nix and bring a little pop to the bench. Don't think Dusty would ever just cut Nix though.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 08:14 PM
Lynchburg is getting pummeled 6-0 after 3 1/2.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 08:15 PM
Dayton is down 3-0. DiDi Gregorius has a double in 2 at bats.

GOYA
07-23-2010, 08:42 PM
Still 6-1 after 4


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Herrera 4.0 3 1 1 0 4 0 3.52

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 08:51 PM
Lynchburg is down 6-1 after 6 innings. Shane Carlson is 2-2 with a double for the Hillcats.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 08:52 PM
Dayton is down 4-0. Tyler Skaggs has struck out 8 Dragons through 5 innings.

GOYA
07-23-2010, 09:04 PM
Valiquette relieves Danny Ray and screams, "Send me to Carolina!"


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Valiquette 1.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 5.28

BTW, Owings, Izzy and Corky are all with the team now, although none are currently activated.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 09:05 PM
Jeff Jeffords has thrown 3 shutout innings of relief for Lynchburg who trails 6-1 after 6 /12.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 09:17 PM
Billings trails 1-0 in the first. Tuttle had 3 strikeouts, but also hit a batter and gave up a hit.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 09:18 PM
Billy Hamilton singled to lead off the first for the Mustangs. This kid is becoming one of my favorite prospects.

GOYA
07-23-2010, 09:19 PM
Braves with another run off Valiquette in the 6th (unearned)

6-4 Bats

Chapman warming

davereds24
07-23-2010, 09:26 PM
I guess they are going to let Owings rot on the bench in Lousville too, lol

GOYA
07-23-2010, 09:27 PM
Frazier HR

7-4 Bats in the 7th

mace
07-23-2010, 09:32 PM
Luis Gonzalez, the 17-year-old lefty, had another strong start for the VSL Reds, who won 5-1: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (ERA 2.59). The estimable Ronald Torreyes, who normally bats leadoff, was inserted in the 3-hole, and responded with a typical game: 2 for 4 with a triple. He played SS today. More often, he's at 3B.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 09:37 PM
Mark Fleury is 3-3 for the Dragons. He has been absolutely on fire for the last 3 weeks or so.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 09:40 PM
Billy Hamilton just doubled in the 3rd. He is now 2-2.

GIDP
07-23-2010, 09:45 PM
Mark Fleury is 3-3 for the Dragons. He has been absolutely on fire for the last 3 weeks or so.

Good good sign.

GIDP
07-23-2010, 09:46 PM
Carolinas game should be starting soon.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 09:46 PM
Carolinas game should be starting soon.

Good to hear. I was starting to think it was going to be rained out.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 09:48 PM
Billings is down 2-0 in the 4th inning.

GOYA
07-23-2010, 09:52 PM
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chapman 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.10

Pitches-strikes: Chapman 13-11

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 09:53 PM
Lynchburg is down 11-2. Nick Christiani has given up 5 runs in 2 innings on 3 HR's. Not a good day for a guy who has been pretty dominant all season.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 09:54 PM
Dayton lost 4-1.


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Means CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .264
Gregorius SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .264
Rodriguez 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .290
Satterwhite RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .297
LaMarre DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244
Pfister 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264
Kaskow 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Fleury, M C 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Feiner LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .159

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Crabbe (L2) 4.0 6 4 4 4 5 1 3.23
Infante, E 5.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.85

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 09:56 PM
Billings gets one back after Duran reaches on a FC, goes to 2B on a passed ball/wild pitch and scored on an Oliver Santos double. Mustangs down 2-1 with Santos now on third and Tucker Barnhart on first after a bloop single.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 10:01 PM
Billings takes a 3-2 lead.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 10:02 PM
Billy Hamilton with a bunt single and is now 3-3.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 10:03 PM
Lynchburg lost 11-2.


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Fellhauer LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Puckett 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Soto 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256
Richburg DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Phipps CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .353
Greene SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .252
Day RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .276
Coddington C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
Carlson, S 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Janke (L 8) 4.0 8 6 6 1 4 0 6.66
Jeffords 3.0 3 0 0 0 3 0 3.89
Christiani 2.0 6 5 5 0 3 3 3.75

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 10:04 PM
Also, the Billings Mustangs are wearing Reds uniforms tonight.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 10:14 PM
Billings down 4-3 after a 2 RBI double by the new youngest player in the league (2 months younger than Yorman).

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 10:31 PM
AZL Reds drop a 3 spot in the first inning. David Vidal and Kurtis Muller each had a double in the inning.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 10:35 PM
Louisville won 7-4.


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Matthews CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .317
Cozart SS 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .264
Alonso 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .274
Frazier 3B 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 .228
Balentien RF 5 2 2 0 0 2 6 0 1 .232
Dickerson LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .438
Griffin, M LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316
Valaika 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .299
Valiquette P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Chapman P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
Del Rosario P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Castillo, W C 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259
Herrera P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Sutton 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Herrera 4.0 3 1 1 0 4 0 3.52
Valiquette 2.0 4 3 2 1 2 0 4.96
Chapman (W, 7) 1.2 3 0 0 0 3 0 4.07
Del Rosario (S4)1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.30

RED VAN HOT
07-23-2010, 10:36 PM
Mitchell Clarke is one of the rare pitchers who throws left and bats right. Unless he is one hell of a slugger, I think I would try to turn him around and bat left. No good can come from exposing your pitching arm as a batter.

GIDP
07-23-2010, 10:37 PM
Mes up with a guy on 3rd 1 out.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 10:38 PM
Mitchell Clarke is one of the rare pitchers who throws left and bats right. Unless he is one hell of a slugger, I think I would try to turn him around and bat left. No good can come from exposing your pitching arm as a batter.
Travis Wood does it as well.

GIDP
07-23-2010, 10:40 PM
Mes strikes out for the 2nd time.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 10:41 PM
Junior Arias just went deep for his 5th HR of the year. AZL Reds up 5-0.

mace
07-23-2010, 10:43 PM
Lynchburg is down 11-2. Nick Christiani has given up 5 runs in 2 innings on 3 HR's. Not a good day for a guy who has been pretty dominant all season.

Christiani has had a good year, but he's actually been struggling badly for the past 10 days or so. In his four most recent appearances, including tonight, he's given up 14 runs in 12 innings. It should be noted, 4 of those runs have been unearned.

Meanwhile, Lance Janke has been getting hit hard. In his last three starts, he's surrendered 13 earned runs in 14 innings, pushing his ERA to 6.66.

Spazzrico
07-23-2010, 11:24 PM
Mes strikes out for the 2nd time.

So he's human after all.

BakoTheTako
07-23-2010, 11:26 PM
So he's human after all.

And a 3rd

reds44
07-23-2010, 11:30 PM
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chapman 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.10

Pitches-strikes: Chapman 13-11
He's coming soon.

bellhead
07-23-2010, 11:39 PM
Bill Bray's days are numbered this year..

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 11:40 PM
Billings down 6-3 in the bottom of the 9th. Dayne Read reaches to lead off the inning with a single. Theo Bowe follows with a bloop single.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 11:42 PM
Billy Hamilton singles and its now 6-4 with the two fastest guys arguably in the league on first and second base with no outs.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 11:44 PM
Carolina is up 4-0. Sappelt has 2 hits and is up to .347 in AA. Sean Henry hit a 2 run HR.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 11:45 PM
AZL Reds are tied at 5 currently.

mace
07-23-2010, 11:46 PM
Billy Hamilton singles and its now 6-4 with the two fastest guys arguably in the league on first and second base with no outs.

Bowe and Hamilton just pulled a double steal, putting the tying run on second with no outs.

The announcer said that Hamilton scored from second last night on an infield single.

mace
07-23-2010, 11:49 PM
Bases loaded, no outs for Yorman. The man on first--Lohman--represents the winning run.

mace
07-23-2010, 11:50 PM
Yorman is hitting .625 with runners in scoring position.

I didn't realize it's pronounced Yor-MON, according to the announcer.

dougdirt
07-23-2010, 11:53 PM
Billings wins on a bases loaded double.

mace
07-23-2010, 11:53 PM
Rodriguez swung at ball four. Dominic D'Anna up.

D'Anna doubles to clear the bases and win the game. First pitch. He hit it over the center fielder's head.

mace
07-23-2010, 11:59 PM
Doug, thanks for the broadcast links on your web site. (For anyone interested, they're always included with the day's schedule, at the tail end of the daily game review from the previous night.) It's easy as can be, and they bring up the games immediately.

mace
07-24-2010, 12:02 AM
Luis Terrero is 5 for 5 tonight for Carolina, with two doubles.

LoganBuck
07-24-2010, 12:08 AM
Who pitches for Dayton Saturday night? JCS? I am going, and will try to snap a few pictures.

mace
07-24-2010, 12:13 AM
Matt Fairel goes the distance for a 4-hit shutout. Carolina wins 5-0.

GOYA
07-24-2010, 12:16 AM
Fairel with a gem and a 5-0 Carolina win


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Negron SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .261
Perez, F CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .306
Terrero DH 5 0 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 .290
Costanzo 1B 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 .264
Mesoraco C 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .304
Sappelt LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .346
Henry RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .298
Kahaulelio 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .257
Castro 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Fairel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Fairel 9.0 4 0 0 1 5 0 4.25

Pitches-strikes: Fairel 100-70
Groundouts-flyouts: Fairel 13-6

CrackerJack
07-24-2010, 12:22 AM
Ouch, Mez with 4 K's and an 0 for 5 night? Rare.

GIDP
07-24-2010, 12:23 AM
Ouch, Mez with 4 K's and an 0 for 5 night? Rare.

A night after he went 4-6. Funny how those things work some times.

mace
07-24-2010, 12:31 AM
AZL Reds, after leading 5-0 early, lose 7-5. They made six errors, including two each by Arias and first baseman Robert Maddox. Kurtis Muller had three hits.

dougdirt
07-24-2010, 12:51 AM
Who pitches for Dayton Saturday night? JCS? I am going, and will try to snap a few pictures.

Sulbaran is on the DL. Tomorrow night is Blair Carson.

tbball10
07-24-2010, 02:28 AM
was at the louisville game... balentien got fooled on his first hr and kind of reached out and hit one 415 feet. his second hr must have just snuck in the rf foul pole because i lost sight of it... frazier's hr was just mashed to lf!... herrera made the aaa hitters look foolish and then valiquette and chapman came in throwing smoke. valiquette was throwing 93-95 and hit 97 a couple times. when he got hit, he got burned on his offspeed stuff. chapman couldn't find the plate in the bullpen, but came in throwing strikes. the leadoff double was the only ball hit really hard off him and it would have been caught if matthews wasnt shaded way over to rf. chapman followed that batter by k'ing freddie freeman on 3 straight fastballs at 96,97 and 98. he worked 94-98 and hit 100 twice. i think bruce would have had both of the hits to rf in chapman's 2nd inning of work, as balentien almost caught them both diving. he seemed to have decent command of his slider, as he threw alot of strikes with it, but the braves werent swinging at it. he tried a few changups (90-91)that were no where close.

tbball10
07-24-2010, 02:30 AM
also, del rosario came in and threw well. he was sitting 92-94 and hit 95,96 a few times. hes either throwing harder than he was in cincy or the gun was hott

davereds24
07-24-2010, 02:33 AM
Thanks for the info. Any opinion on how Dickerson looked?

muddie
07-24-2010, 03:12 AM
My current work hours dictate I get in the bed pretty early each evening as I have to be at work at 3 in the morning. As a result, I miss being able to listen to some games. To log on and see what Fairel accomplished is absolutely Christmas in July, wow! Torrero with a huge night at the plate. This team is so unpredictable. The additions of Torrero and Perez have helped this team to the up side. Can't wait until they get home.

aubashbrother
07-24-2010, 03:19 AM
Just looking at Billy Hamiltons player page ( not sure when it was last updated , I guess after tonights game ) but for someone as fast as he is is sb % is not that great. 12 steals to 7 caught stealing. Doug I know you have seen some of the games whats your take

Scrap Irony
07-24-2010, 10:03 AM
Not doug, but it's usually just technique. He hasn't yet mastered the art of when to go. (Mor pitcher motion than pitch.) This results in really poor jumps, oftentimes.

Eric Davis was an absolute beast at getting great jumps, as was Larkin. That entire generation of players were very, very good. Whoever taught them should be brought in to teach Hamilton for a couple of weeks. It could mean the difference between 35 and 75 steals.

CrackerJack
07-24-2010, 11:37 AM
A night after he went 4-6. Funny how those things work some times.

Not sure what your point is. Mine was that I haven't seen him have a night like that in a long time.

You seem to assume that I know nothing about baseball, thanks for the pretentious comment though.

GIDP
07-24-2010, 11:50 AM
Not sure what your point is. Mine was that I haven't seen him have a night like that in a long time.

You seem to assume that I know nothing about baseball, thanks for the pretentious comment though.

Umm no, I was just saying that its funny how things even out some times.

klw
07-24-2010, 12:59 PM
Ouch, Mez with 4 K's and an 0 for 5 night? Rare.

Bust :D

REDblooded
07-24-2010, 04:35 PM
Not sure what your point is. Mine was that I haven't seen him have a night like that in a long time.

You seem to assume that I know nothing about baseball, thanks for the pretentious comment though.


Somebody had a big plate of toasted misconStreudal's for breakfast...