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GOYA
05-07-2011, 02:12 PM
Bats @ Bison


Negron 2B .200
Cozart SS .241
Alonso LF .295
Mesoraco C .301
Hermida RF .324
Frazier 3B .240
Dorn 1B .262
Barton, B CF .114
Cochran P .000

Bats up 1-0 in the top of the first

GOYA
05-07-2011, 02:27 PM
Barton has what appears to be a left hamstring injury and is out of the game. Griffin in.

2-0 Bats in the 2nd

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2011, 02:42 PM
Mesoraco is 2-for-2.

batsfan
05-07-2011, 03:42 PM
Cochran loses no-hitter on Alonso misplay with two outs in the 6th.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2011, 03:46 PM
Mesoraco is now 2-for-2 with a walk.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2011, 04:20 PM
Jose Arredondo with a 1-2-3 7th inning for the Bats.

mace
05-07-2011, 04:42 PM
Horst started the eighth, gave up a run, and Jordan Smith got the last out. It's 3-1 after eight.

GOYA
05-07-2011, 04:48 PM
Tom Cochran has never been someone I have liked very much but you have to give credit where credit is due.


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cochran 6.0 3 0 0 3 4 0 1.15

He has been the most consistently good pitcher for the Bats this season. He has really improved over his stints with the team over the last two years.

mace
05-07-2011, 04:57 PM
Smith saved it with a 1-2-3 ninth.

GOYA
05-07-2011, 04:59 PM
Bats won 3-1


Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Negron 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .193
Cozart SS 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Alonso LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .293
Mesoraco C 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .306
Hermida RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .317
Frazier 3B 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .245
Dorn 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Barton, B CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133
Griffin, M PR-CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .262
Cochran P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Eymann PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cochran (W, 4-0) 6.0 3 0 0 3 4 0 1.15
Arredondo (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
Horst (H, 3) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.02
Smith, J (S, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

LoganBuck
05-07-2011, 05:19 PM
How long until the drumbeat starts for Mesoraco's bat to be in Cincinnati begins?

mth123
05-07-2011, 05:33 PM
How long until the drumbeat starts for Mesoraco's bat to be in Cincinnati begins?

I started it in December.;)

Superdude
05-07-2011, 06:16 PM
How long until the drumbeat starts for Mesoraco's bat to be in Cincinnati begins?

Hanigan/Hernandez is still a very formidable tandem behind the plate. I'd rather let him work out any kinks in AAA for now and then cut him loose next year. No need to rush IMO.

GOYA
05-07-2011, 07:07 PM
Mes could still use time with Corky and Sweet learning how to call a game. And the great thing is, there's no rush to get him to the bigs.

Benihana
05-07-2011, 08:14 PM
How long until the drumbeat starts for Mesoraco's bat to be in Cincinnati begins?

I would see if the Sox would bite on the Hanigan-for-Iglesias deal. Makes a ton of sense for both sides. Between Iglesias, Cozart, and Janish, they should be able to not only address the SS position for the next few years but also perhaps BP's replacement if he gets too expensive after 2012. Sox need a catcher and Hanigan would fit the mold with his high OBP. I could also see the Sox making a play for Reyes which would make Iglesias expendable.

Team Mez with Hernandez for the rest of this season, and sign a veteran backup to a one year deal for 2012 until Grandal is ready or traded.

redsof72
05-07-2011, 08:14 PM
Hamilton batting RH vs. RHP tonight. Hitting .169 as LHH this season.

redsof72
05-07-2011, 08:18 PM
With a runner on third and two outs, Hamilton just fielded a ground ball with both feet on the outfield grass directly behind second base and threw out the hitter. Have not seen that one for a while. In fact, can't say that I ever have.

He was positioned in a normal shortstop location when the ball was hit.

cinreds21
05-07-2011, 08:22 PM
Buck couldn't record an out in the fourth. Jeffords in now. 5-0

mace
05-07-2011, 08:31 PM
Yorman tripled, Lutz double. 1-0 Dayton in the second.

redsof72
05-07-2011, 08:35 PM
After making a play that no one makes to end the first inning, Hamilton committed two errors on the same play in the second inning. That is Billy right now in a nutshell.

mace
05-07-2011, 09:50 PM
Dayton is back in it, 5-4, on homers by Vidal and Barnhart and a triple by Theo Bowe, who just joined the team a day or two ago. My understanding is that Bowe is extremely fast. He's batting ninth, ahead of Hamilton. Hamilton is followed by Jefry Sierra, whom I believe might also be very fast. 72, is Sierra exceptionally speedy? If so, those must be the fastest back-to-back-to-back hitters in baseball.

redsof72
05-07-2011, 10:25 PM
Down by two runs in the eighth with the tying run at the plate and no outs, Hamilton gets picked off second.

redsof72
05-07-2011, 10:27 PM
Sierra is fast but not exceptionally fast. Over the last two nights, he has thrown out three base runners from right field (two at third, one at home).

redsof72
05-07-2011, 10:40 PM
Tying run at the plate in the ninth, one out, Vidal at first. Barnhart flies out to right. Vidal apparently thinks there are two outs and runs around to third. Throws come back to first. Double play. Game over.

bellhead
05-07-2011, 11:04 PM
After making a play that no one makes to end the first inning, Hamilton committed two errors on the same play in the second inning. That is Billy right now in a nutshell.

The downside is he's a work in project unfortunately. The upside is though he would only be a sophomore in college right now and he's playing against guys who are 2 to 4 years older than him. The same with Duran and Yorman, they are playing against guys who have played a lot more baseball than they have.

Blitz Dorsey
05-07-2011, 11:43 PM
Hanigan/Hernandez is still a very formidable tandem behind the plate. I'd rather let him work out any kinks in AAA for now and then cut him loose next year. No need to rush IMO.

I agree. If the Reds didn't have one of the best catching tandems in MLB, then it would be a discussion. As is, I say let Mes stay in Louisville the entire year unless Hernandez or Hanigan get hurt ... which very well might happen at some point. Corky got the call up last year when one of the catchers went down; this year the call will go to Devin.

However, I like the idea of leaving him in AAA as long as possible for two main reasons:

1. The catching situation is in very good hands with the Reds right now.

2. Prevent Mesoraco from being arbitration-eligible too early.

Also, as well as Mes is playing this year, it's not like he's completely tearing the cover off the ball. He's not going to "force" a call-up like Eric Hosmer did with the Royals, for example. Also, I hear Mesoraco is solid defensively, but he still has a lot of work to do in that area. So, I look for him to stay at AAA all year unless there is an injury to Hanigan or Razor Ramon.

redsof72
05-07-2011, 11:59 PM
Your point about the youth is valid but it should be noted that of the four starting infielders on the team they were playing tonight (West Michigan), Hamilton was older than any of the four.

Still, no arguing that he is one of the most interesting prospects in minor league baseball.

muddie
05-08-2011, 07:38 AM
Aside from the debacle itself last night, an interesting tidbit surrounding the Mudcats team. After last night's game, the teams equipment was loaded onto a bus, per Mudcats radio, and headed out to Birmingham, minus the players. For the first time in about 12 years, the Carolina Mudcats will fly to a road series. They're leaving out this evening on a five o'clock flight. They will bus from Birmingham to Mobile, their next series on this trip, and then fly back home from there. The Reds are picking up the tab for the the flights. This is one of the reasons the team was sold to the Pensacola interests. The location here demands way too many hours on the road during the course of the full season.

lollipopcurve
05-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Hamilton batting RH vs. RHP tonight. Hitting .169 as LHH this season.

Interesting. Please keep us posted on this one.

72, who has impressed you through the 1st month?

GOYA
05-08-2011, 11:05 AM
Bakersfield won 6-5. Eric Campbell went 2 for 3 with a walk and 2 HR. Henry Rodriguez and Ryan LaMarre also had HRs.

Blitz Dorsey
05-08-2011, 11:34 AM
Wow, time to promote Campbell to AA ASAP. Is there anyone else in any minor league system with a 1.300 OPS? This guy is tearing the cover off the ball. He should have been in Carolina a week ago.

GOYA
05-08-2011, 12:31 PM
Well, there's a guy with a 1.400 OPS. Stephen Hunt. The guy who keeps going 2 for 4 and lowering his batting average.

mace
05-08-2011, 02:04 PM
Well, there's a guy with a 1.400 OPS. Stephen Hunt. The guy who keeps going 2 for 4 and lowering his batting average.

And didn't play last night. I wonder if there's a lingering injury issue with him. He started the season late. He's often employed as the DH. He hits in the lower end of the order. And he doesn't seem to play every day, in spite of ridiculous production.

GOYA
05-08-2011, 02:11 PM
He has played:

Apr 26
Apr 27
Apr 28
Apr 29
Apr 30
May 01
May 02
May 03
May 05
May 06

Except for 2 of the last 4 games off, there doesn't seem to be evidence of a lingering injury.

mace
05-08-2011, 02:30 PM
Maybe not. It's the two-out-of-the-last-four that had me wondering. Doesn't seem quite right for a guy hitting 5-something. Plus, the late start and the fact that he's been kept off the field on defense a few times. Could just be a case of being a left-handed hitter and not a particularly good fielder. Dunno. It just seems like something might not quite add up.