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OnBaseMachine
04-12-2011, 06:00 PM
Louisville is playing a doubleheader...game one gets underway in a few minutes. LHP Tom Cochran will start game one while RHP Scott Carroll will start game two.

Carolina is off today.

Bakersfield plays at 10:05 with RHP Josh Ravin making the start.

Dayton gets underway at 7:00 with RHP Josh Smith making his second start.

dougdirt
04-12-2011, 06:27 PM
Tom Cochran gave up two solo HR's in the second inning and the Bats trail game 1, 2-0 in the 2nd.

texasdave
04-12-2011, 07:07 PM
Bottom of the 4th:

Cozart continues to struggle popping out. Now 1 for 15 on the season.
Yonder singles down the left field line.
Frazier, robbed by the wind of a homer his first time up, grounds to the 3rd baseman who makes a diving stop and then throws wild and hits Frazier. Runners on the corners with one down.
Hermida strides to the plate. Wild pitch scores Alonso and my radio feed just died.
Hermida in the hole to right. Frazier moves on to third. Runners on first and third for Devin Mesoraco.

dougdirt
04-12-2011, 07:12 PM
Billy Hamilton led off the first with a single and then stole second base easily for Dayton. They aren't getting no hit tonight!

texasdave
04-12-2011, 07:12 PM
Mesoraco walks to juice the sacks for Danny Dorn.

dougdirt
04-12-2011, 07:14 PM
Billy Hamilton scores (missed what Yorman did, but he did get him in) to give Dayton a 1-0 lead.

GOYA
04-12-2011, 07:15 PM
Dorn with a sac fly

2-2

texasdave
04-12-2011, 07:15 PM
This Bats' announcer is better than a lot of major league announcers IMO. (including Cowboy)

dougdirt
04-12-2011, 07:28 PM
The Bats are up 3-2 after a routine fly ball was dropped with 2 outs and allowed a run to score.

Josh Smith (Dayton) struck out 2 in the first inning.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2011, 07:31 PM
Sappelt leads off the bottom of the 5th with a line drive single to LF. He's got a hit in all five games this season.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2011, 07:47 PM
Jeremy Hermida is 3-for-3 with a HR (#2). 4-2 Bats in the 6th.

dougdirt
04-12-2011, 07:51 PM
Dayton is still up 1-0, now in the 4th inning.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2011, 07:52 PM
Josh Smith: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2011, 08:05 PM
Another hitless inning by Smith.

4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2011, 08:08 PM
Louisville won game one, 4-2, to extend their winning streak to four games.

Sappelt: 1-for-3
Cozart: 0-for-3 SB #1
Alonso: 1-for-3
Frazier: 1-for-3
Hermdia: 3-for-3 HR (#2)
Mesoraco: 0-for-2 walk
Dorn: 1-for-2 sac fly
Valaika: 0-for-3
Negron: 0-for-2

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2011_04_12_colaaa_louaaa_1

thorn
04-12-2011, 08:11 PM
Another hitless inning by Smith.

4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Just curious, I don't see Smith on the top 50 list anywhere, is he overlooked or just having a couple of good games?

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2011, 08:24 PM
Smith: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2011, 08:26 PM
Just curious, I don't see Smith on the top 50 list anywhere, is he overlooked or just having a couple of good games?

Supposedly has a good fastball/curve combo. He only pitched 33.2 innings last season and that was as a reliever which is probably why he didn't receive any recognition around here. If he keeps this up he'll definitely jump up the rankings.

dougdirt
04-12-2011, 08:32 PM
Just curious, I don't see Smith on the top 50 list anywhere, is he overlooked or just having a couple of good games?

Last year Smith was used as a reliever after being drafted. He has a good fastball and a very good curveball that is a legit out pitch. Also throws two other pitches, but is mainly a FB/CB guy. The strikeouts aren't a surprise. He has quality stuff. His mechanics are a tad bit of a concern though. They are a bit max effort IMO. Could lead to him heading back to the bullpen in the long run. But either way, his arm is legit.

dougdirt
04-12-2011, 08:32 PM
Smith lost his no hitter to the first batter of the 6th inning on a single.

dougdirt
04-12-2011, 08:48 PM
Louisville is down 3-0 in the first of game #2.

mace
04-12-2011, 08:50 PM
Just curious, I don't see Smith on the top 50 list anywhere, is he overlooked or just having a couple of good games?

The first time I recall seeing him touted on this board was when redsof72 posted the position previews for Dayton a few weeks ago. For a lot of us, he was probably lost in the shuffle last year among the many lower-level relievers who put up nice numbers. He's been quite the nice surprise.

PuffyPig
04-12-2011, 08:56 PM
Thanks again for all those who keep the rest of us lazy people informed about the minors games.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2011, 09:04 PM
Josh Smith's final line: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K

1-0 Dayton after 7 innings.

dougdirt
04-12-2011, 09:05 PM
Dayton takes a 2-0 lead as Tucker Barnhart singled in Jaren Matthews.

dougdirt
04-12-2011, 09:29 PM
Dayton is in some potential trouble. They are up 2-1 in the 9th with 2 outs. Runners on 2nd and 3rd.

dougdirt
04-12-2011, 09:30 PM
Dayton wins 2-1. They are now 2-4 on the season.

GOYA
04-12-2011, 10:06 PM
Bats strand 2 in the 5th and trail 3-1.

redsof72
04-12-2011, 10:44 PM
Smith has made two starts and in 12 innings, allowed 3 hits, three walks, 15 strikeouts. Two runs (one came on a dropped fly by Duran). ERA of 0.75. FB 88-92, very good curve. Also note that they picked him to get the opening night start on a staff with some pretty good other options.

redsof72
04-12-2011, 10:52 PM
Hamilton is so quick and can cover so much ground in a short time that sometimes he winds up in some unusual places (for a shortstop) with the ball. He will field a ball in a place that you don't normally see a shortstop. He had a play tonight where he went to his backhand side into shallow left field, fielded a ball with both feet on the outfield grass in the hole, and threw out the hitter with a strong throw. He had another play where he went hard in and to his right, fielded the ball, dodged the third baseman, who was trying to go to his left to field the ball, and threw across his body to first to get the hitter.

Arm strength is good.

GOYA
04-12-2011, 10:52 PM
Bats down 4-3 in the 7th with the bases loaded and 1 out.

Valaika up

GOYA
04-12-2011, 10:55 PM
Valaika lines a single and they're still loaded for Griffin

Tied up 4-4

11larkin11
04-12-2011, 10:57 PM
Surprised Alonso isn't PHing for Griffin?

GOYA
04-12-2011, 10:58 PM
Griffin hits to RF and the fielder dropped it. Cozart out at the plate. 9-2 fielder's choice.

Still loaded with 2 outs for Barton

GOYA
04-12-2011, 10:58 PM
Barton Ks

Extra innings in Louisville

GOYA
04-12-2011, 11:05 PM
Krebs gets a 1-2-3 inning and Dorn will lead off the bottom of the 8th.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2011, 11:10 PM
Mesoraco walk-off HR! Bats win!

GOYA
04-12-2011, 11:10 PM
Dorn Ks and Mesoraco ends it with a HR

Bats take the lead in the IL West

batsfan
04-12-2011, 11:23 PM
WOW!!!!! An absolute BOMB by Mesoraco. I don't think he wanted any part of the mob at the plate - he ran right through it and straight to the clubhouse!

GOYA
04-12-2011, 11:26 PM
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Sappelt 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .381
Cozart 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .150
Hermida 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .389
Frazier 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .190
Valaika 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333
Griffin, M 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Barton, B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091
Dorn 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .529
Miller, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Negron 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Mesoraco 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .294

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carroll 6.0 10 4 4 2 5 0 4.63
Krebs, J (W, 1-0) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 8.10

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2011, 12:01 AM
Josh Ravin tonight: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 8 K

Bakersfield is winning 3-1 after 5 1/2.

dougdirt
04-13-2011, 01:41 AM
Bakersfield lost 5-3.

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2011, 01:59 AM
Stats on Mesoraco and Sappelt thru six games...

Mesoraco:
.294/.368/.882 - 1.251 OPS, 2 BB/5 K, 17 atbats, 3 HR

Sappelt:
.381/.480/.429 - .909 OPS, 4 BB/2 K, 21 atbats

GOYA
04-13-2011, 07:36 AM
Dorn:
.529/.529/.765 - 1.294 OPS, 0 BB/ 4 K, 17 AB, 1 HR

.375 against LHP
.667 against RHP

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2011, 12:26 PM
From the Louisville Courier-Journal:


I'd never faced him or heard anything about him, Mesoraco said. I said, I'm going to do what I do best.' That's sit on a first-pitch fastball and get a good swing on it. That's exactly what happened.

Mesoraco said sweeping a doubleheader takes some heart. The thing is that the pitching kept us in the game.


http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110412/SPORTS07/304120123/1002/SPORTS/Mesoraco-s-shot-eighth-gives-Bats-sweep-Clippers-5-4?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2011, 12:32 PM
Mesoraco and Rick Sweet talk about the doubleheader sweep.

YouTube - Bats Catcher Devin Mesoraco Talks Walk-Off HR 4/12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIiRznAadQI)

YouTube - Bats Manager Rick Sweet on Sweeping DH over Columbus 4/12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igzffI9iSno&feature=player_embedded)

http://www.thebatssignal.com/