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GOYA
08-18-2010, 03:05 PM
Chiefs @ Bats - 7:05

Sappelt CF
Cozart SS
Alonso 1B
Frazier LF
Francisco 3B
Balentien RF
Valaika 2B
Mesoraco C
Reineke P

One serious lineup.

The Bats will be hitting off of Matt Chico, a 27 year old lefty with a 4.03 ERA in his last 10 games.

NorrisHopper30
08-18-2010, 03:22 PM
That is a big time hitting lineup if I've ever seen one.

Kingspoint
08-18-2010, 03:30 PM
They could beat the Orioles and Mariners on a regular basis.

texasdave
08-18-2010, 03:31 PM
CF hitting first. Check. SS hitting second. Check. Catcher hitting eighth. Check.

Kiss the Baby00
08-18-2010, 03:33 PM
CF hitting first. Check. SS hitting second. Check. Catcher hitting eighth. Check.

this gave me a nice laugh. thanks

icehole3
08-18-2010, 03:48 PM
CF hitting first. Check. SS hitting second. Check. Catcher hitting eighth. Check.

1B batting 3rd... check

GIDP
08-18-2010, 03:57 PM
RF batting 6th check

GOYA
08-18-2010, 03:58 PM
Just wait until they can add Dorn as a DH.

GIDP
08-18-2010, 04:02 PM
Seriously that line up might have better players than some major league line ups. I want to be exaggerating but I think it would out score the Seattle, Nationals, Pirates, Houston and Baltimore, and thats being conservative with my team picking.

Cedric
08-18-2010, 04:12 PM
I don't doubt for a minute that lineup would outscore some major league lineups. Most guys in this lineup would be in the bigs on lesser offensive teams.

GIDP
08-18-2010, 04:14 PM
Valaika and Cozart would start every day for the Pirates right now and they are the 2 weakest hitting guys on the team.

HokieRed
08-18-2010, 04:19 PM
Don't underestimate the Orioles. They're better than anybody in the NL Central except us and the Cardinals. There is some very good talent on that team.

GIDP
08-18-2010, 04:25 PM
Don't underestimate the Orioles. They're better than anybody in the NL Central except us and the Cardinals. There is some very good talent on that team.

http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss274/Darkraven909/Not_sure_if_serious.jpg

BuckeyeRedleg
08-18-2010, 04:36 PM
Would it be to safe to say that the Bats lineuip tonight has at least 6 of the cuurent top 10 Reds prospects?

GIDP
08-18-2010, 04:38 PM
Id say 5, but I'm not sure i put Sappelt in the top 10 and I'm guessing hes the 1 you are putting in instead of me.

BuckeyeRedleg
08-18-2010, 04:58 PM
Id say 5, but I'm not sure i put Sappelt in the top 10 and I'm guessing hes the 1 you are putting in instead of me.

Yeah, it's a stretch probably.

Currently though, he's playing like a top 10.

GIDP
08-18-2010, 05:09 PM
Yeah, it's a stretch probably.

Currently though, he's playing like a top 10.

Its so hard to make top 10 list anyways because guys like Yorman are clear cut top 10 guys to me, but odds are against him just because hes so far away. Like Yorman could be Sappelt plus in a few years but then again you look and say well Sappelt is Sappelt now.

I agree though those 8 other than maybe Balentin since he cant be a prospect list anymore are top 20 for sure, and only maybe Valaika wouldnt be in the top 15 if we didnt want to really get into it and were doing a quick list.

backbencher
08-18-2010, 05:57 PM
Chapman
Mesoraco
Alonso
Grandal
Y. Rodriguez
Cozart
Hamilton
Francisco
Frazier
Joseph

mdccclxix
08-18-2010, 06:03 PM
Chapman
Mesoraco
Alonso
Grandal
Y. Rodriguez
Cozart
Hamilton
Francisco
Frazier
Joseph

That's a good one.

nemesis
08-18-2010, 07:05 PM
It's almost going to be a crime to do the list next year. There will be guys in the 30 to 50 range that would be 1-10's 5 years ago. A-freaking-mazing.

GOYA
08-18-2010, 07:41 PM
Mes Ks in his first AAA AB

Wlad has the only hit for the Bats

0-0 after 3

davereds24
08-18-2010, 07:42 PM
Bats scoreless through 3, only hit of the game a single by Wlad up the middle.

GOYA
08-18-2010, 07:50 PM
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Reineke 4.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.34

davereds24
08-18-2010, 07:58 PM
15 pitch K for Cozart. Still only 1 hit thru 4.

dougdirt
08-18-2010, 08:00 PM
Milb.tv subscribers, Dayton is playing Great Lakes the next few nights and can be seen online. I am watching both the Bats and Dragons currently. Glad I am a nerd with multiple computers.

davereds24
08-18-2010, 08:03 PM
Doug, do they send you money through paypal for every inning you watch the Dragons?

dougdirt
08-18-2010, 08:05 PM
Doug, do they send you money through paypal for every inning you watch the Dragons?

Ha, I wish. I would make a lot more money than I currently do if that were the case. Clayton Shunick is pitching tonight for Dayton and I haven't seen him this season other than a few clips, so I will be in for the long haul. Plus, Great Lakes doesn't archive their games, so you either watch them live or you don't get to see them.

GOYA
08-18-2010, 08:05 PM
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Reineke 5.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.31

Pitches-strikes: Reineke 60-40

GOYA
08-18-2010, 08:06 PM
Francisco doubles to open the bottom of the 5th

lidspinner
08-18-2010, 08:08 PM
Dave Sappelt is for sure a top 10 prospect for the Reds....maybe the magazines and the internet bloggers might not think so cause his contract does not state such....but anyone who has seen Dave play, will tell you the same....the kid just gets it done......night in and night out...I cant for the life of me compare him to anyone...but I would not count this kid out at all....next year will be his year to dominate both sides of the AAA game....then in 2012, I could see him forcing the Reds to make give him a spot.......again, dont know why I like him but he is the real deal..

And lets dont forget, we are loaded with talent in the lower levels....when I say talent, I mean guys that should produce but are young....Our front office is going to earn their keep these next few years making decisions on who stays and who moves up....feelings are going to get hurt thats for sure.

GOYA
08-18-2010, 08:11 PM
Wlad singled and Sweet held Francisco. Then the ball was bobbled ans Sweet sent Juan. He was out at the plate.

davereds24
08-18-2010, 08:11 PM
Is Mark Berry coaching 3b tonight?

dougdirt
08-18-2010, 08:12 PM
Is Mark Berry coaching 3b tonight?

Had Berry been the coach, Francisco would have scored because he would have been sending him the whole way so in a normal situation Francisco would have been out by 15 feet.

davereds24
08-18-2010, 08:18 PM
Had Berry been the coach, Francisco would have scored because he would have been sending him the whole way so in a normal situation Francisco would have been out by 15 feet.

lol very true. This bats team is too talented to be making the first out at home, oh well it's hard to question anything Sweet does.

Cursh14
08-18-2010, 08:22 PM
Leonard Davis breaks up the perfect game with a single to CF. Excited to see what Devin does tonight.
And now a HBP. Careful.

davereds24
08-18-2010, 08:24 PM
Wow that long to make your first post, welcome!

GOYA
08-18-2010, 08:30 PM
2-0 Chiefs after 5.5

Cursh14
08-18-2010, 08:35 PM
Haha. Yeah, I literally lurk every night. And read every game thread, well every thread in the ORG and minor league forums. Since I can't post on the ORG and the sun deck is all too reminiscent of reds.com forum, I refrained from posting until now. However, our minor league system is just too exciting to remain silent! :D

davereds24
08-18-2010, 08:52 PM
Reineke with a solid night, just the 3 singles in the 6th

7IP, 3H, 2ER, 5K, 1BB, 95 Pitches, 63 Strikes

GOYA
08-18-2010, 08:53 PM
Still 2-0 Chiefs after 6.5


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Reineke 7.0 3 2 2 1 5 0 3.41

Cursh14
08-18-2010, 09:00 PM
John Wilkie Ks the side on 13 pitches. 2-0 Syracuse after 7 complete.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 09:22 PM
Bats down 3-0 in the ninth. Mesoraco doubled earlier for his first AAA hit.

dougdirt
08-18-2010, 09:24 PM
Dayton won 4-2.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 09:30 PM
Carolina tied 0-0 in the bottom of the second in a rain delay.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 09:31 PM
Lynchburg tied 2-2 in the eighth.

BakoTheTako
08-18-2010, 09:32 PM
Alonso homers on an 0-2 pitch to make it 3-1 Bats in the bottom of the ninth, no outs.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 09:32 PM
Billings just underway. No Duran or Hamilton in the line-up tonight.

dougdirt
08-18-2010, 09:33 PM
Alonso homers on an 0-2 pitch to make it 3-1 Bats in the bottom of the ninth, no outs.

Alonso has hit the ball hard all 3 times I have watched tonight (missed his first at bat), but he lined out twice and smashed that HR just now.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 09:34 PM
Looks like Yorman gunned a runner out at the plate in the first.

mace
08-18-2010, 09:34 PM
Lynchburg tied 2-2 in the eighth.

Josh Ravin appears to be on the rebound: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K.

mace
08-18-2010, 09:38 PM
The DSL Reds won 3-2 with the same old formula--Carlos Sanchez (2 for 4, .351) and good pitching. Eliezer Beard (6-2): 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K (he doesn't strike out many) . . . ERA 1.84.

davereds24
08-18-2010, 09:40 PM
2 on, 1 out for Valaika

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 09:41 PM
Frazier singled after Alonso's homer. Then Francisco grounded out moving Frazier to second and Balentin just walked on five pitches. Tying run is at first for Valaika.

dougdirt
08-18-2010, 09:44 PM
Josh Ravin appears to be on the rebound: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K.

He looked real good in his last start. Good curve ball and his fastball was located most of the night.

davereds24
08-18-2010, 09:46 PM
loaded for Mes

Cursh14
08-18-2010, 09:46 PM
Bases loaded for your 2007 1st round draft pick: Devin Mesoraco on a single by Valaika.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 09:49 PM
Walk off grand slam for Mes!!!

davereds24
08-18-2010, 09:49 PM
my god, grand slam

BakoTheTako
08-18-2010, 09:49 PM
Wow!

dougdirt
08-18-2010, 09:50 PM
That was a bomb. Opposite field onto the roof of the patio deck. He is good.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 09:52 PM
Nice team win for the Bats. Valaika saw pretty much every pitch Severino had in his at bat right before Mes and then Mes fought off a pitch with a full count before his bomb.

Eric the Red
08-18-2010, 09:52 PM
Great start to AAA for Mesoraco. He and Alonso homering in the 9th! Wow, the future is bright.

reds44
08-18-2010, 09:52 PM
Mes is a man.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 09:54 PM
Yorman with a hit and run scored in his first plate appearance tonight.

muddie
08-18-2010, 09:57 PM
Good for Mez. Doesn't surprise me at all. The kid is for real.

batsfan
08-18-2010, 10:01 PM
I was at the Bats game - wow!!!!! Get exited - this Mesoraco kid looks like the real deal! What a finish!!!

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 10:02 PM
I was at the Bats game - wow!!!!! Get exited - this Mesoraco kid looks like the real deal! What a finish!!!

What were your opinions of him behind the dish? Did he have any opportunities to stand out defensively?

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2010, 10:03 PM
Mesoraco. Unbelievable. This guy is one of the top 25 prospects in the game, IMO.

GOYA
08-18-2010, 10:03 PM
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Sappelt CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
Cozart SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .263
Alonso 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .299
Frazier LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252
Francisco 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .287
Balentien RF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .278
Valaika 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306
Mesoraco C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 2 .500
Reineke P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083
Dorn PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Reineke 7.0 3 2 2 1 5 0 3.41
Valiquette 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.78
Gil (W, 1-0) 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 10:07 PM
Don't like Cozart's hat trick, but I like that every Bat starter got a hit tonight.

Balentin all the way up to .278

davereds24
08-18-2010, 10:11 PM
I know it won't happen but I don't see the downside to DFA Gomes and bringing up Balentien. Gomes' veteran presence isn't getting the job done.

GOYA
08-18-2010, 10:19 PM
SWB just beat Columbus and the Bats gain a game in the IL West. Now 1.5 games out of 1st.

Btrester151
08-18-2010, 10:30 PM
How about Gil's line. 1 IP 1H 3K

RiverRat13
08-18-2010, 10:37 PM
I know it won't happen but I don't see the downside to DFA Gomes and bringing up Balentien. Gomes' veteran presence isn't getting the job done.

I agree.

corkedbat
08-18-2010, 10:41 PM
Just got home. Mes is having an amazing season. Setting the DVR to record the Bats' replay tomorrow afternoon just to see his walk-off!

corkedbat
08-18-2010, 10:42 PM
I agree.

Yeah, the Bats would still have Dorn for their playoff drive.

GIDP
08-18-2010, 10:54 PM
That was a bomb. Opposite field onto the roof of the patio deck. He is good.

That is a really long homer.

membengal
08-18-2010, 10:56 PM
I have fallen in love with the idea of Mesoraco. What a year for him, and, by extension, for the Reds farm system.

BA going to finally admit their mistake???

GIDP
08-18-2010, 10:56 PM
Mesoraco. Unbelievable. This guy is one of the top 25 prospects in the game, IMO.

Ive said it once, and I'll say it again. A strong finish and he could possibly win minor league player of the year. His season is freaking incredible so far.

NorrisHopper30
08-18-2010, 10:57 PM
Holy crap..Mesoraco is on fire. Where do you all think him and Alonso will end up in the next Baseball America prospect rankings?

GIDP
08-18-2010, 10:57 PM
I have fallen in love with the idea of Mesoraco. What a year for him, and, by extension, for the Reds farm system.

BA going to finally admit their mistake???

They will admit it, and use injuries as an excuse, which will be really really funny.

dougdirt
08-18-2010, 10:58 PM
Theo Bowe hit his first career HR tonight.

11larkin11
08-18-2010, 10:59 PM
I have fallen in love with the idea of Mesoraco. What a year for him, and, by extension, for the Reds farm system.

BA going to finally admit their mistake???

Nope. Saw someone from there the other day (Callis maybe?) name off the top 3 for MiLB POY and then named off 3 or 4 others with outside shots. No mention of Thumbs.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 10:59 PM
Holy crap..Mesoraco is on fire. Where do you all think him and Alonso will end up in the next Baseball America prospect rankings?

I hope they are both top 50. I personally think Mesoraco is a much better prospect right now, but wouldn't be surprised to see Alonso ranked higher because he was top 100 coming into the year.

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:01 PM
Gotta admit... Mes' is starting to make a believer out of me. I've been proceeding with trepidation on him, as he hasn't done this before and I need to see it consistently. But I'm starting to arrive on this being the real deal. I've never questioned his upside, even through the rough patches, but seeing and believing are very different.

Caveat Emperor
08-18-2010, 11:03 PM
Gotta admit... Mes' is starting to make a believer out of me. I've been proceeding with trepidation on him, as he hasn't done this before and I need to see it consistently. But I'm starting to arrive on this being the real deal. I've never questioned his upside, even through the rough patches, but seeing and believing are very different.

Ditto -- I had this kid left for dead a few seasons ago when he couldn't hit in rookie ball or Dayton.

It's been fun to watch his meteoric rise.

backbencher
08-18-2010, 11:10 PM
They will admit it, and use injuries as an excuse, which will be really really funny.

BA has to love Aroldis right now. Will save them from ranking Mesoraco as the top Reds prospect.

GIDP
08-18-2010, 11:15 PM
BA has to love Aroldis right now. Will save them from ranking Mesoraco as the top Reds prospect.

Yea but Chapman is probably going to be ranked number 1 no matter what.

mace
08-18-2010, 11:18 PM
Mugarian looking good tonight for the AZL Reds: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K. It's 0-0. Torreyes and Waldrop are both 1 for 2.

bigredmechanism
08-18-2010, 11:28 PM
Good. Gomes coming out, Nix in.

wow wrong thread sorry guys :p

sabometrics
08-18-2010, 11:30 PM
How can I see that Mesoraco homer? Will it be on MiLB.com or is it being re-aired on TV or anything?

GIDP
08-18-2010, 11:41 PM
it probably will be on MILB at some point, who knows when.

mace
08-19-2010, 12:06 AM
Waldrop is 2 for 4 for the AZL Reds and has driven in the only run of the game. Wes Mugarian and El'Hajj Muhammad have pitched six innings of two-hit ball with 9 K.

mace
08-19-2010, 12:09 AM
Well, Joe Krebs' stats are shot. He gave up 7 in the ninth for Carolina.

cinreds21
08-19-2010, 12:21 AM
Here's some things you guys might be interested to hear. A inside look, if you will:

So I went into the clubhouse during the rain delay and Henry had his new iPad out, messing with it. He was talking trash to me, saying his iPad was better than my iPhone 4. So then he asked me some fun Apps to get so I showed him a couple and then Jake got in on it and started playing with some of my games on my phone. Jake wasn't too good and neither was Negron. However, the best part was when Jake asked about the "I am T-Pain" App and I told him I have it. So he Negron busted out the Beats By Dre and started signing for probably ten minutes on the App, with Jake the lead and Negron the hype man. They had a blast with it.

In other news, I talked with two people from the Mudcats about if we'll resign and one person said that they (the Mudcats) had made a decision, but could not tell me what it was. Then the other person said he was pretty sure they would resign.

mace
08-19-2010, 01:18 AM
Nathan Driessen--I think I like that guy--finishes off a 2-1 win for the AZL Reds. Bit of an odd line for Torreyes: 1 for 2 with 2 sacs and a HBP.

batsfan
08-19-2010, 11:20 AM
it probably will be on MILB at some point, who knows when.

The game is already archived on MILB.tv, but it will not play, for some reason. It will be on http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/multimedia/video_highlights.jsp soon, I'd think, and also replayed on Wazoo.

batsfan
08-19-2010, 11:46 AM
How can I see that Mesoraco homer? Will it be on MiLB.com or is it being re-aired on TV or anything?

Actully the game is being reaired right now - on Wazoo Sports network, Insight 524.

mdccclxix
08-19-2010, 12:09 PM
Anybody else have problems with MiLB.com video? It always kills my router and I have to unplug it. I guess I'll need a new router if I want to watch video there.

dougdirt
08-19-2010, 12:56 PM
Anybody else have problems with MiLB.com video? It always kills my router and I have to unplug it. I guess I'll need a new router if I want to watch video there.

Do you mean the full games or just the highlights? I have never watched the highlights, but the games themselves don't cause me any issues at all. I watched two at the same time last night.

mdccclxix
08-19-2010, 02:10 PM
Do you mean the full games or just the highlights? I have never watched the highlights, but the games themselves don't cause me any issues at all. I watched two at the same time last night.

Seems to be both. I think it's just me. My router is a cheapy. :thumbdown