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GOYA
07-24-2010, 05:32 PM
Bats @ Braves

Dickerson CF
Cozart SS
Francisco 3B
Frazier 1B
Balentien RF
Valaika 2B
Griffin LF
Miller C
Maloney P

Pitching for Gwinnett: Mike Minor

mth123
07-24-2010, 05:36 PM
No Yonder. Maybe Oswalt will be pitching for the Reds tonight:evil:

Seriously, is he dinged up a bit?

GOYA
07-24-2010, 05:44 PM
Just a night off for Yonder, more than likely.

Matthews Jr. opted out of his contract

Izzy and Corky were placed on the roster today.

Denove went back to Carolina

batsfan
07-24-2010, 05:44 PM
According to the Bats game notes, Micah Owings will be tomorrow's starter, taking the place of Klinker. I am not sure if Klinker will be sent to AA, put in the bullpen, or take the place of Chad Reineke. Also, I am not sure if this could change to LeCure, since he will not pitch for the Reds.

GOYA
07-24-2010, 05:48 PM
In a mystery move, 2 days ago the Reds placed Arredondo on their roster instead of the Bats.

muddie
07-24-2010, 06:24 PM
Daryl Thompson, (0-4; 3.97 ERA) will tee it up again tonight, this time in Montgomery. He has had to be removed from his last two starts through three innings because of being overcome by the heat. Currently in Montgomery it is 97 degrees with a heat index of 104. The RH is 41%.

If that isn't enough, he's facing Torres who is 9-3 with a 2.96 ERA.

Looks like showers could play a role in this one before it is over.

muddie
07-24-2010, 06:29 PM
Along those lines, I just got an email from the Durham Bulls informing me that they are moving their game time back tomorrow from 5:05 to 7:05 due to "excessive heat." It is supposed to be 103 in the area tomorrow, without factoring in the heat index. I guess Thompson should consider himself lucky.

membengal
07-24-2010, 06:47 PM
No kidding muddie. We are flat sweltering just to your north in Baltimore. Excessive heat warnings abound, and it is no joke crazy warm here.

cinreds21
07-24-2010, 06:48 PM
Yea, DT has been struggling with the heat. Two starts ago, he didn't drink enough water, then last start, he drank too much water (causing him to throw up on the mound)

Not sure about the Klinker move, I'm trying to find out. Also, trying to find out a corresponding move for Deno being sent down.

cinreds21
07-24-2010, 07:04 PM
Found out about the Deno move. The corresponding move is OF Sean Danielson on TI list.

GOYA
07-24-2010, 07:12 PM
Minor struck out the side in the Bats' first.

muddie
07-24-2010, 07:15 PM
Yea, DT has been struggling with the heat. Two starts ago, he didn't drink enough water, then last start, he drank too much water (causing him to throw up on the mound)

Not sure about the Klinker move, I'm trying to find out. Also, trying to find out a corresponding move for Deno being sent down.

My wife and I were at the second game he left early. I do not recall the guy throwing up. He turned and walked off the mound toward second base and that was it. He spit a couple of times and I still question his desire to be a starter. The next night he was in the pen chumming it up with everyone. I'm not going to go negative on the guy but I expect more out of him than I'm seeing. Like I posted back then, he played in the same environment everyone else did. That's two starts in a row now. The following night it was hot and Scott Carroll stayed in there.

batsfan
07-24-2010, 07:17 PM
Found out about the Deno move. The corresponding move is OF Sean Danielson on TI list.

How did you find this out? It sounds like Klinker will follow Owings after his first few innings, at least for his first few starts.

cinreds21
07-24-2010, 07:18 PM
My wife and I were at the second game he left early. I do not recall the guy throwing up. He turned and walked off the mound toward second base and that was it. He spit a couple of times and I still question his desire to be a starter. The next night he was in the pen chumming it up with everyone. I'm not going to go negative on the guy but I expect more out of him than I'm seeing. Like I posted back then, he played in the same environment everyone else did. That's two starts in a row now. The following night it was hot and Scott Carroll stayed in there.

He did throw up. I asked him about it after the game. He said that he was embarrassed about it. After his first start he started feeling weird and then he got a cold or the flu or something and dealt with that over the All-Star break. He was throwing up and couldn't keep anything down and lost some weight because of him being sick.

The reason for him throwing up during the second start was because he drank too much water, he was pounding them before the game so he wouldn't get dehydrated but he had too much.

dougdirt
07-24-2010, 07:23 PM
Neftali Soto has a double and HR (14) for Lynchburg who is up 2-0.

cinreds21
07-24-2010, 07:24 PM
How did you find this out? It sounds like Klinker will follow Owings after his first few innings, at least for his first few starts.

Texted the manager.

GOYA
07-24-2010, 07:27 PM
Frazier walked
Balentien doubled
Valaika sac fly

1-0 Bats

GOYA
07-24-2010, 07:32 PM
Griffin sac fly

2-0 Bats after 1.5

dougdirt
07-24-2010, 07:39 PM
Dayton is down 2-1 after 1. DiDi Gregorius singled, Henry Rodriguez followed with his own and then Ryan LaMarre singled to plate Gregorius an out later.

dougdirt
07-24-2010, 07:55 PM
Neftali Soto is 3-3 with 2 doubles and a HR. Lynchburg up 3-0. Partch threw 6 shutout with 6 strikeouts.

GOYA
07-24-2010, 07:59 PM
2-2 after 3

1 of the Braves runs is unearned

E5 (Cisco)

dougdirt
07-24-2010, 08:01 PM
Henry Rodriguez just hit his 10th HR of the season for Dayton.

muddie
07-24-2010, 08:04 PM
Really good pregame interview with Matt Fairel on the Mudcats radio network. The guy's voice sounds like he might be 18 tops! He's a Seminole so that's a good thing.

GOYA
07-24-2010, 08:13 PM
Cisco leadoff double
Flyout gets him to 3B
Wlad sac fly scored him

3-2 Bats

muddie
07-24-2010, 08:25 PM
As reported by Mudcats radio, Thompson may well have been suffering from mono the past couple of weeks. Interesting...

muddie
07-24-2010, 08:28 PM
Thompson has committed two errors in the first and is down 3-0.

cinreds21
07-24-2010, 08:31 PM
Damn, Mono is no fun.

muddie
07-24-2010, 08:39 PM
Middle of second, Biscuits up 3-2.

AWA85
07-24-2010, 09:10 PM
Soto is starting to heat up a bit. Getting back a little bit of the prospect excitement. Even with Mesoraco tearing it up, it would be nice if he could stick at catcher.

cinreds21
07-24-2010, 09:27 PM
Mudcats up 4-3. Mes and Perez with RBI

mace
07-24-2010, 10:21 PM
Nothing against Jon Adkins, but the Bats (3-2 winners) are seeing what a huge difference it makes when the back end of the bullpen locks it down. Tonight, it was Springer, who has been fairly spotless, and Burton, who's really coming around . . And of course, a very nice start from Maloney.

mace
07-24-2010, 10:27 PM
Neftali Soto is 3-3 with 2 doubles and a HR. Lynchburg up 3-0. Partch threw 6 shutout with 6 strikeouts.

Nice to see Curtis Partch turn in a great start. He kind of needed it. Lynchburg won 3-0. Soto finished 3 for 4, and Denis Phipps was also 3 for 4, all doubles.

kaldaniels
07-24-2010, 10:33 PM
Bats won 3-2. I personally witnessed Juan Francisco take a walk...it can happen! :)

cinreds21
07-24-2010, 10:43 PM
5-5 tie. Mudcats up to bat top 9, Henry, Mendez, Castro up.

HokieRed
07-24-2010, 10:48 PM
Carolina goes to bottom 9, tied 5-5.

texasdave
07-24-2010, 10:54 PM
AZL Reds are hitless after 3 1/2 but still lead 1-0. A walk, a hit by pitch, an error and a wild pitch. Minor League baseball is always an adventure.

cinreds21
07-24-2010, 11:00 PM
Mudcats lose 6-5. Former Mudcat Chris De La Cruz scores winning run off of Jerry Gil

mace
07-24-2010, 11:38 PM
Tucker Barnhart is having a nice little year. He's 2 for 2 tonight to take his average to .306 and his OBP over .400. Billings is tied 4-4 after seven.

mace
07-24-2010, 11:40 PM
AZL Reds starter Radhames Quezada threw five no-hit innings tonight with 1 walk and 8 K. It was his second appearance after being moved from the DSL Reds. The Goodyears lead 1-0 after seven.

LoganBuck
07-24-2010, 11:42 PM
Went to Dragons game tonight. Will post more tomorrow. They really only put four guys with potential on the field tonight. That team is a collection of mismatched parts.

mace
07-24-2010, 11:54 PM
Went to Dragons game tonight. Will post more tomorrow. They really only put four guys with potential on the field tonight. That team is a collection of mismatched parts.

Yeah, that team really needs help.

mace
07-24-2010, 11:59 PM
Don't know where he's been, but Luca Panerati, the lefty from Italy, made his first appearance of the year tonight for the AZL Reds. He threw one perfect inning with 2 K.

Also, Wes Mugarian, the 5th-rounder this year out of high school in Pensacola, Fla., made his professional debut, I think. His line matched Panerati's, plus a walk.

Reds pitchers have 14 K in that game, through eight innings.

mace
07-25-2010, 12:11 AM
In a 4-4 game, Porfirio Martinez pitched the top of the 9th for Billings. With no outs and runners on second and third, he went K, K, fly to Duran in left.

mace
07-25-2010, 12:29 AM
In the bottom of the ninth, the AZL Reds lost both the no-hitter and the lead. It's 1-1 with the inning still going. Patrick Quinn pitching. Is that yet another professional debut? I believe so. And it's an awfully tough one, in that situation. He's the 46th-round draft choice from a Florida JC.

Update: The AZL Reds lost it in the bottom of the 9th, 2-1.

mace
07-25-2010, 12:33 AM
And Billings loses 5-4 in 10. In the top of the inning, manager Delino DeShields and pitching coach Bob Forsch were both ejected.

muddie
07-25-2010, 08:07 AM
And Billings loses 5-4 in 10. In the top of the inning, manager Delino DeShields and pitching coach Bob Forsch were both ejected.

Recalling Bob Forsch from his playing days, I'm still trying to get a picture in my mind of him going off the handle. He always seemed so composed. Guess somebody hit the right button...

texasdave
07-25-2010, 08:34 AM
Recalling Bob Forsch from his playing days, I'm still trying to get a picture in my mind of him going off the handle. He always seemed so composed. Guess somebody hit the right button...


Bob Forsch was the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter at Busch Stadium. Less than a year later his brother, Ken, also tossed one. Only brother combination to turn that particular trick. Early morning trivia for the day.

texasdave
07-25-2010, 08:40 AM
In the bottom of the ninth, the AZL Reds lost both the no-hitter and the lead. It's 1-1 with the inning still going. Patrick Quinn pitching. Is that yet another professional debut? I believe so. And it's an awfully tough one, in that situation. He's the 46th-round draft choice from a Florida JC.

Update: The AZL Reds lost it in the bottom of the 9th, 2-1.

Tough way to lose. Quinn got five outs in the inning but looks like he misplayed a sacrifice attempt into a bunt single and shortstop Junior Arias made two errors behind him:

AZL Athletics Bottom 9th


Pitcher Change: Patrick Quinn replaces John Mugarian.
Elvis Garcia reaches on throwing error by shortstop Junior Arias. Elvis Garcia to 2nd.
Jensi Peralta singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Patrick Quinn. Elvis Garcia to 3rd.
With Royce Consigli batting, Patrick Quinn picks off Jensi Peralta at 1st on throw to Robert Maddox.
Royce Consigli singles on a ground ball to right fielder Drew Poulk. Elvis Garcia scores.
Miguel Marte reaches on force attempt, fielding error by shortstop Junior Arias. Royce Consigli to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch runner Rashad Ramsey replaces Miguel Marte.
Mitch LeVier lines out to second baseman Adam Muenster.
Ramon Soto singles on a ground ball to center fielder Kurtis Muller. Royce Consigli scores. Rashad Ramsey to 2nd.

LoganBuck
07-25-2010, 12:19 PM
As I mentioned earlier went to the Dragons versus River Kings game last night. I wasn't impressed with the overall collection of talent they had there, but there were some nice pieces. I haven't been to one of their games this year, mainly because of scheduling, but I normally see them quite a bit. This team has a bunch of organizational guys on it imo. My observations

-Ryan Lamarre, athletically he sticks out. He reminds me of a right handed BJ Syzmanski a little. Lets just hope his bat develops. He had a very nice line drive double off the wall to the right of the 402 sign in right center. Nice speed, and shows a decent arm. During player introductions, they had the little kids run on the field. Once Lamarre got to his position, he talked with this little girl a little. Then he turned his back to her and adjusted his cup, for what seemed like along time. My wife was laughing. You know that little girl's parents had the video camera on him during that.


-Henry Rodriguez hit a homer above the line in the right field corner that was originally ruled a double. After some arguing the umps got together, and reversed to call to make it a homer. He has a nice short stroke that looks like it will play at higher levels. He was sure handed at second, but I wasn't too impressed with his footwork or range.

-DiDi Gregorious, this kid is very athletic, and made one very nice back handed stab spinning throw combo to nail a runner at first. That play made you take notice. He made a lot of contact at the plate fouling many pitches. He made an error on a ball that took a weird bounce and stayed low just under his glove. He was in the Dragon's gift shop after the game signing autographs, and my kids got his signature. I wanted to see what he looked like close up. He walked in right next to me and I was struck by how "long" he is. Long arms with a slender build, I would say a legit 6'2". He seemed to have a nice personality, a posed for a picture with my kids.

-Albert Means has been a player that intrigued me since the Reds drafted him. I came away thinking he has Ryan Freel type upside. If he is scrappy enough, as he develops I think he can develop into that type of player. Fast enough but not enough jumps out at you with the bat in his hands, based on one game.

-Mark Fleury looks like a catcher. I know some have been down on him, but he strikes you as the kind of guy that every team in the big leagues has, with the bat. He DH'd last night so I have no scouting report on him behind the plate. I will start paying closer attention to him, because I think he has some potential.

-Blair Carson was the starting pitcher for the Dragons. Very hittable, not much in the way of stuff.

-The River Kings had a few players I noticed. Matt Adams their first baseman looks like a nice young bat, and their third baseman Alan Ahmady looked good on a couple plays at third, he had a nice looking approach as well. I was looking for Shelby Miller, and the player I believe was him was walking along the first baseline during warm ups. He had a warm up on, not a jersey, and he did say hi to my son who was watching closely. Looked like a big stout kid. Jorge Rendon the starting pitcher featured a 94 MPH fastball all night but was very hittable, and if not for the poor lineup he faced should have been tagged for many more runs. Pedestrian off speed stuff.

GOYA
07-25-2010, 01:23 PM
Belated Box


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Dickerson CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .400
Dorn LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304
Cozart SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .262
Francisco 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .276
Frazier 1B 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .232
Balentien RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .234
Valaika 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .298
Alonso PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
Griffin LF-CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .306
Miller C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Maloney P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .083
Sutton 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maloney (W, 8-5) 6.2 8 2 1 1 5 1 3.13
Springer (H, 2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Burton (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.48