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GOYA
04-28-2011, 05:54 PM
Bulls @ Bats Doubleheader starting at 6pm

Game 1

Lewis, F LF .500
Cozart SS .189
Sappelt CF .360
Alonso 1B .246
Mesoraco DH .264
Dorn RF .328
Frazier 3B .221
Negron 2B .250
Miller, C C .167

Matt Maloney v RHP Brian Baker 5.40 ERA

GOYA
04-28-2011, 06:05 PM
They've stopped for a rain delay after 3 minutes of play. It shouldn't take long.

muddie
04-28-2011, 06:12 PM
Jose Arredondo to Louisville. Not a surprise.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 06:33 PM
Mes broken bat singles scores Lewis in the 1st

1-0 Bats

GOYA
04-28-2011, 06:44 PM
Frazier HR in the 2nd

2-0 Bats

BTW, Cozart's first AB was a single to get him off the interstate.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 07:01 PM
Bulls get a run in the 3rd on a ball Yonder should have fielded.

2-1 Going to the bottom of the 3rd.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 07:05 PM
Yonder HR in the 3rd

3-1 Bats

Blitz Dorsey
04-28-2011, 07:05 PM
No way! Atta boy Yonder.

muddie
04-28-2011, 07:15 PM
Plugged in to internet audio...

According to David Bell, Medina is good to go after last nights come backer, a little sore.

Neftali Soto is very close to being back.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 07:16 PM
Back in a rain delay in Louisville

muddie
04-28-2011, 07:23 PM
Mudcats go in order top of the first. Costanzo drives one to the track for the third out.

Travis Webb on the hill with a plus 13.00 ERA for the 'Cats.

muddie
04-28-2011, 07:31 PM
Smokies up 1-0 already. Webb walks the 2nd batter and he scores on a double...never fails. No mystery why this guy is a plus 13.00 ERA.

Blitz Dorsey
04-28-2011, 07:34 PM
Muddie, you are a diehard! I like it.

Question: Do you root for the Reds this hard?

muddie
04-28-2011, 07:37 PM
Smokies up 2-0 after the first. Tennessee leads the league in home runs. This might get ugly.

klw
04-28-2011, 07:40 PM
They've stopped for a rain delay after 3 minutes of play. It shouldn't take long.

What happened? Did the Cardinals give the weather info to the umps again?

muddie
04-28-2011, 07:42 PM
Muddie, you are a diehard! I like it.

Question: Do you root for the Reds this hard?


I never was really a Reds fan until the Mudcats got hooked up with Cincy. Didn't take long for me to become a Reds fan and I have loved the affiliation. Last year was a lot of fun. I guess I'm really about the minors more than the majors. As far as a diehard goes, I must be crazy. My wife and I are headed out Saturday morning to see the Saturday and Sunday games against the Smokies in Tennessee. As bad as Carolina is playing, I am really looking forward to the road trip.

muddie
04-28-2011, 07:46 PM
Believe it or not, 4-2 game in the 2nd...Mudcats up!

muddie
04-28-2011, 07:57 PM
Webb strikes out the side as Carolina is still up 4-2 after two.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 08:03 PM
Tarp is off at Slugger Field. Probably another 30 minutes or so.

Negron is due to lead off in the bottom of the 4th.

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 08:04 PM
Mesoraco is 2-for-2.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 08:04 PM
No score in Dayton after 1

_Sir_Charles_
04-28-2011, 08:15 PM
Bulls get a run in the 3rd on a ball Yonder should have fielded.


Yonder HR in the 3rd


No way! Atta boy Yonder.

Until Yonder fixes the FIRST problem, it doesn't matter how many of the second things he does. He'll be in Louisville. Gotta figure out how to play LF before he'll ever find a spot up in Cincy. Hitting or not.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 08:18 PM
Yonder is playing 1B tonight.

muddie
04-28-2011, 08:18 PM
Tennessee up 5-4 after three innings.

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 08:20 PM
Yorman and Duran are both 1-for-1. Dayton has a 3-0 lead after two innings.

muddie
04-28-2011, 08:31 PM
Middle of four, Carolina and Tennessee are knotted at five. If nothing else, this game is entertaining.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 08:34 PM
With Arredondo warming in the Bats' pen, here's Maloney's line:


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maloney 4.0 3 1 1 1 2 0 2.25
Pitches-strikes: Maloney 59-35

muddie
04-28-2011, 08:38 PM
Through four innings Webb has K'd seven batters. Still 5-5.

muddie
04-28-2011, 08:40 PM
Neftali Soto is coaching first base again tonight for Carolina.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 08:57 PM
Going to the 6th, still 3-1 Bats

muddie
04-28-2011, 08:58 PM
Christiani relieves Webb in the bottom of the fifth as the Smokies have gone up 6-5.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 09:03 PM
Arredondo gets 'em 1-2-3 in the top of the 6th

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 09:12 PM
Arredondo: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 3 GO/1 FO, 35 pitches/23 strikes

muddie
04-28-2011, 09:18 PM
Carolina trails 7-5 through six innings.

muddie
04-28-2011, 09:22 PM
Soto projected to be about ten days from returning.

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 09:25 PM
Yorman Rodriguez is 3-for-3 with a triple and 2 RBI. Tucker Barnhart is 2-for-2 with two doubles. Duran is 1-for-3. Hamilton 0-for-3.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 09:26 PM
Jerry Gil just hit 100mph

Bases loaded, 2 outs Bats lead 3-2, top of the 7th

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 09:29 PM
Daniel Renken: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 10 K

Dayton has a 5-1 lead after 6 1/2 innings.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 09:30 PM
Gil closes it out and Bats win 3-2.

Ump was squeezing Gil hard on about 5 calls but he struck Ruggiano out swinging to end it.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 09:33 PM
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Lewis, F LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .444
Cozart SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195
Sappelt CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .351
Alonso 1B 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 .254
Mesoraco DH 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286
Dorn RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .311
Frazier 3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .225
Negron 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
Miller, C C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maloney 4.0 3 1 1 1 2 0 2.25
Arredondo (W, 1-0) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Herrera (H, 3) 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.86
Gil (S, 3) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.86

mace
04-28-2011, 09:49 PM
Carolina trails 7-5 through six innings.

Christiani didn't give up his first run of the season, but Boxberger did. It's now 8-5 Tennessee.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 10:05 PM
Game 2 underway in Louisville.

Lewis, F DH .444
Cozart SS .195
Sappelt CF .351
Alonso LF .254
Mesoraco C .286
Dorn 1B .311
Frazier 3B .225
Griffin, M 2B .257
Barton, B RF .088

Bulls get a run in the top of the first.

muddie
04-28-2011, 10:12 PM
Carolina loses this one 8-5 and falls to 5-16 on the year.

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 10:22 PM
Mesoraco finished 2-for-3 in the first game. He starts the second game with a single in his first atbat.

mace
04-28-2011, 10:22 PM
What a roll Dayton is on. Tonight, a 6-2 win, with big hitting from Yorman, David Vidal and Tucker Barnhart, and strong pitching from Daniel Renken and Chad "Sharky" Rogers, who struck out 14 in eight innings. That's 10 of 11 after a 2-8 start.

Question for people who have seen Dayton. The pitching has been so good lately, it makes me wonder whether part of the success might be the defense. There's a lot of speed with Hamilton, Sierra, Yorman and Lohman. Anybody have a take on that?

GOYA
04-28-2011, 10:27 PM
Griffin knocks in Mesoraco in the bottom of the 2nd.

Tied up 1-1

GOYA
04-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Bats now lead 4-1 after 2

HokieRed
04-28-2011, 10:44 PM
Alonso just doubled.

HokieRed
04-28-2011, 10:46 PM
Mes singles in Yonder, now 5-1.

redsof72
04-28-2011, 11:03 PM
Re: Question about Dayton defense.

Pitching has been outstanding. Weakness of the team has been the defense, particularly in the outfield. Sierra is their best defensive outfielder. Yorman has been very poor defensively for the most part (very tentative going after fly balls, letting balls fall in front of him that should be caught with a little hustle). Vidal is a very good defensive third baseman. Barnhart throws well. We have talked about Hamilton. Tremendous athleticism, makes some plays that almost no one will make. But has eight errors. Hands look a little suspect. Some project him more as a second baseman, some say he can play short. Too early to say for sure.

On the mound, the whole staff has been unbelievable. Josh Smith has been the best. But there has been no weak link since P. Martinez was sent down. Tuttle looks very, very promising. Howell, Hayes, they all look very good. Rogers has, at times, looked dominant. Renken struck out 10 tonight in six innings.

Not sure how many people saw the game on TV tonight but we are starting to see Yorman's offensive potential for the first time this season. He ran the bases well tonight, showed some things we had not seen yet.

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 11:12 PM
Josh Ravin so far: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Grandal is 1-for-1.

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 11:18 PM
Dave Sappelt just hit a 3-run HR to extend Louisville's lead to 8-3 in the bottom of the 4th inning in the second game.

mace
04-28-2011, 11:29 PM
Re: Question about Dayton defense.

Pitching has been outstanding. Weakness of the team has been the defense, particularly in the outfield. Sierra is their best defensive outfielder. Yorman has been very poor defensively for the most part (very tentative going after fly balls, letting balls fall in front of him that should be caught with a little hustle). Vidal is a very good defensive third baseman. Barnhart throws well. We have talked about Hamilton. Tremendous athleticism, makes some plays that almost no one will make. But has eight errors. Hands look a little suspect. Some project him more as a second baseman, some say he can play short. Too early to say for sure.

On the mound, the whole staff has been unbelievable. Josh Smith has been the best. But there has been no weak link since P. Martinez was sent down. Tuttle looks very, very promising. Howell, Hayes, they all look very good. Rogers has, at times, looked dominant. Renken struck out 10 tonight in six innings.

Not sure how many people saw the game on TV tonight but we are starting to see Yorman's offensive potential for the first time this season. He ran the bases well tonight, showed some things we had not seen yet.

Thanks, 72. Sounds like the pitching has been every bit as good as the results, if not better. Smith, Renken, Rogers, Hayes and, to some extent, Tuttle, have all been extremely pleasant surprises. And nice to hear about Vidal's defensive prowess, although the report on Yorman's defense is a bit disappointing.

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 11:31 PM
Mesoraco is 2-for-2 with a walk in game two. He's now hitting .310 with a .975 OPS in roughly 70 PA's.

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 11:36 PM
Todd Frazier just hit a 2-run HR to CF, his second HR of the night. 10-3 Louisville in the 5th inning.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 11:36 PM
Frazier has another HR with Mes on

10-3 Bats

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 11:55 PM
Another hit for Sappelt. He's 2-for-4 with a HR (#4) and 3 RBI in game two.

GOYA
04-28-2011, 11:56 PM
Yonder knocks in Cozart

11-3 Bats in the 6th

2 on, no outs, Mes up

OnBaseMachine
04-28-2011, 11:56 PM
Alonso RBI single makes it 11-3 Bats in the bottom of the 6th.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2011, 12:00 AM
Mesoraco just drew a nine pitch walk. He's 2-for-2 with two walks. Bats are up 11-3 and have the bases loaded with no outs.

HokieRed
04-29-2011, 12:05 AM
Nice AB for Mes; unfortunately Dorn and Frazier K and Griffin is out too. L'ville 11-3.

reds44
04-29-2011, 12:05 AM
Sappelt is 2-4 with a HR in game two. Now htting .358.

Anytime now...

mace
04-29-2011, 12:10 AM
Bakersfield is being shut out on two hits through six, 4-0.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2011, 12:11 AM
Todd Frazier is now OPSing around .825 despite only hitting .227. He entered today with a .235 BABIP, and his walk rate (11.4%) and K rate (20.6%) are both solid. He's now got 5 HR in 75 atbats. Once his BABIP normalizes, if his power and K/BB remain where they are, we could see his OPS get back in the .900 area.

I think he's a better bet to provide value to the Reds as Rolen's backup than Francisco at this point.

GOYA
04-29-2011, 12:16 AM
Bats win 11-5


Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Lewis, F DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .400
Eymann PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Cozart SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .188
Sappelt CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 .358
Alonso LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .269
Mesoraco C 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .310
Dorn 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .297
Frazier 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .227
Griffin, M 2B 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .263
Barton, B RF 2 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .139

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carroll (W, 1-0) 6.0 7 3 3 1 4 1 3.82
Horst 1.0 2 2 2 2 3 0 1.80

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2011, 08:02 AM
Yonder is playing 1B tonight.

My appologies. But the LF comment still stands. Until he can prove that he can carry his own weight in left, he won't see a starting job in Cincy. Heck, he also needs to hit more consistently in AAA too.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2011, 08:04 AM
Todd Frazier is now OPSing around .825 despite only hitting .227. He entered today with a .235 BABIP, and his walk rate (11.4%) and K rate (20.6%) are both solid. He's now got 5 HR in 75 atbats. Once his BABIP normalizes, if his power and K/BB remain where they are, we could see his OPS get back in the .900 area.

I think he's a better bet to provide value to the Reds as Rolen's backup than Francisco at this point.

Totally agree. He's just a more well rounded player IMO.

HokieRed
04-29-2011, 08:10 AM
Todd Frazier is now OPSing around .825 despite only hitting .227. He entered today with a .235 BABIP, and his walk rate (11.4%) and K rate (20.6%) are both solid. He's now got 5 HR in 75 atbats. Once his BABIP normalizes, if his power and K/BB remain where they are, we could see his OPS get back in the .900 area.

I think he's a better bet to provide value to the Reds as Rolen's backup than Francisco at this point.

I was thinking this same thing last night. Anybody got anything on his defense at 3b?

The DARK
04-29-2011, 08:22 AM
I was thinking this same thing last night. Anybody got anything on his defense at 3b?

Most everything I've read has put it at slightly below average.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2011, 11:19 AM
This is a day old but Kevin Goldstein mentioned Yorman Rodriguez in his minor league report yesterday.

•Yorman Rodriguez, OF, Reds (Low-A Dayton): 2-for-4, HR (3), 2 R, 3 RBI, K, SB. 18-year-old tool shed is hitting just .206/.250/.382, but power is starting to blossom an upside remains tremendous.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/minorleagueupdate/

Yorman now has a seven game hitting streak and is OPSing .808 in his last 10 games.

batsfan
04-29-2011, 11:21 AM
Most everything I've read has put it at slightly below average.

He has been very good at 3rd this year. Way better then Francisco.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2011, 11:24 AM
From the DDN:


COMING AROUND: Prized Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect Yorman Rodriguez brought a .206 batting average into the Fort Wayne series, but he leads the team with 15 RBIs. The 19-year-old blasted a three-run homer Wednesday, then followed up with three hits Thursday, including two RBI singles and a triple.

“He’s coming out of (an early slump),” DeShields said. “Slowly but surely.”

Rodriguez has a seven-game hitting streak going.



http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/deshields-rooting-for-newton-family-1148003.html

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2011, 11:25 AM
The DDN also has an update on Mariekson Gregorius.


STILL WAITING: Didi Gregorius, last year’s Dayton shortstop, remains in Arizona awaiting results of tests to determine the severity of a kidney issue. “We should have a plan of attack (soon),” Benavides said. “There’s been a setback. We’re praying for him.” Gregorius would join high-A Bakersfield (Calif.) when pronounced healthy, Benavides said.



http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/dayton-dragons/deshields-rooting-for-newton-family-1148003.html

corkedbat
04-29-2011, 12:50 PM
My appologies. But the LF comment still stands. Until he can prove that he can carry his own weight in left, he won't see a starting job in Cincy. Heck, he also needs to hit more consistently in AAA too.

I agree. Yonder is said to have all the hitting tools, but hasn't shown nearly the actual production with the bat that Sappelt has and Sappelt is a true OF - might even make a plus LF defender.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2011, 01:36 PM
Yorman Rodriguez was mentioned in Kevin Goldstein's minor league report again today.

•Yorman Rodriguez, OF, Reds (Low-A Dayton): 3-for-4, 3B, R, 2 RBI. Seven-game hitting streak has him up to .236/.276/.431; has plenty of time to convert the tools into skills.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/minorleagueupdate/