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texasdave
06-14-2011, 06:54 PM
According to Jamie Ramsey:


LOTZKAR DEBUTS
RHP Kyle Lotzkar is scheduled to make his season debut today as he toes the rubber for Dayton in the second game of the Dragons’ doubleheader at Ft. Wayne…Lotzkar, 21, entered 2011 rated the 10th-best prospect in the Reds system, according to Baseball America…he was also recognized by that publication as having the best curveball and best control in the Reds organization.

VottoFan54
06-14-2011, 07:06 PM
Louisville Bats:

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

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 07:16 PM
lol i so saw "was scheduled" and I was about to be like "seriously?"

Anyway, Mudcats are off today so they do not lose. Ryan Bruan is returning to the Mudcats roster for tomorrow's game against he newly named Jackson Generals.

texasdave
06-14-2011, 07:30 PM
A Mudcat was named Player of the Week for the Southern League. Mike (?) Costanzo.

texasdave
06-14-2011, 07:39 PM
Dragons up 3-0 and still batting in the top of the first. Sliding Billy with a leadoff triple.
Josh Smith listed in the box score as starting for Dayton.

Edit: It's a double dip and Lotzkar will start the second game.

muddie
06-14-2011, 08:00 PM
A Mudcat was named Player of the Week for the Southern League. Mike (?) Costanzo.


Good for Mike. He pulled his BA up about 15 points the last week or so.

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 08:01 PM
Good for Mike. He pulled his BA up about 15 points in week or so.

So much for Campbell replacing Stanzo :)

muddie
06-14-2011, 08:03 PM
So much for Campbell replacing Stanzo :)

Campbell is the better third baseman. Bell should have put Mike at 1st Sunday and had Campbell at third with Soto off. Mike has the better stick right now.

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 08:09 PM
Campbell is the better third baseman. Bell should have put Mike at 1st Sunday and had Campbell at third with Soto off. Mike has the better stick right now.

Yea. I'm just giving you a hard time :)

muddie
06-14-2011, 08:11 PM
I'd like to see Mike get a call up but I don't know that that will work with everyone stuck where they are. He deserves it.

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 08:16 PM
I'd like to see Mike get a call up but I don't know that that will work with everyone stuck where they are. He deserves it.

Yea Mike's probably not going anywhere until someone gets called up to Cincy or traded.

reds44
06-14-2011, 08:26 PM
Me thinks Cozart will come up Friday.

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 08:38 PM
So here's my question. Would you rather designate Janish or Renteria for assignment to make room for Cozart? I know Cozart is on the 40 but they are likely going to have to get rid of one of the two if he comes up.

VottoFan54
06-14-2011, 08:48 PM
Louisville and Lehigh Valley are tied up at 1 after 2 innings

Cozart led off the game with a double
Sappelt singled
Alonso drove Cozart in with a single

Lehigh scored there run on a single, walk, then an RBI double.

reds44
06-14-2011, 08:49 PM
So here's my question. Would you rather designate Janish or Renteria for assignment to make room for Cozart? I know Cozart is on the 40 but they are likely going to have to get rid of one of the two if he comes up.
You could easily DFA Renicke, but I would just get rid of Renteria altogether.

texasdave
06-14-2011, 08:52 PM
Bump on the bump for the Iron Pigs. That needed to be said. :)

But maybe not twice.

texasdave
06-14-2011, 08:54 PM
Sliding Billy with two hits, two runs scored and stolen base # 51. Josh Smith has pitched 5 scoreless frames, giving up 4 hits, walking noone while striking out 7. His ERA is down to 1.61.

VottoFan54
06-14-2011, 09:00 PM
Louisville vs Lehigh Valley

Top of the Third:

Reineke walks
Cozart lines out
Sappelt doubles (Reineke to third)
Alonso K's swinging
Mes singles (both runners score, Mes to second on the throw)
Hermida grounds out

3-1 Bats

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2011, 09:09 PM
Dayton has a 5-0 lead after six innings in game one of their doubleheader.

Hamilton: 2-for-3 triple, SB #51
Yorman: 0-for-2 walk
Duran: 1-for-3

Josh Smith: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 09:22 PM
You could easily DFA Renicke, but I would just get rid of Renteria altogether.

You don't need to designate anyone. I was just saying that they would likely drop an infielder to add Cozart. I doubt they'd keep all three of Janish, Renteria, and Cozart at one time.

GOYA
06-14-2011, 09:32 PM
Pigs up 6-3 after 4.

Only 2 of the 6 runs are earned.

GOYA
06-14-2011, 09:42 PM
Bats get the lead back quickly:

# Chad Reineke singles on a ground ball to second baseman Josh Barfield.
# Zack Cozart strikes out swinging.
# Dave Sappelt homers (5) on a fly ball to right field. Chad Reineke scores.
# Yonder Alonso singles on a fly ball to left fielder Brandon Moss.
# Devin Mesoraco pops out to third baseman Jeff Larish in foul territory.
# Jeremy Hermida homers (5) on a fly ball to right center field. Yonder Alonso scores

GOYA
06-14-2011, 09:44 PM
Sappelt is 3 for 3 with a 2B and a HR

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 09:45 PM
I would hope that, even though he missed a decent chunk of time, if he continues to hit the Reds will give him a callup this year.

mace
06-14-2011, 09:50 PM
Dayton has a 5-0 lead after six innings in game one of their doubleheader.

Hamilton: 2-for-3 triple, SB #51
Yorman: 0-for-2 walk
Duran: 1-for-3

Josh Smith: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K

And 5-0 is the final. Walczak pitched the seventh for the Dragons, giving up two hits and striking out the side.

Edit: Might I add that Josh Smith is a stud. At least for this league.

davereds24
06-14-2011, 10:08 PM
All this talk of Alonso, Cozart, and Sappelt when he's been healthy and Hermida has been the most consistent and might be the first call up the way Walt likes the vets. Didn't really get a fair shot his first time.

texasdave
06-14-2011, 10:09 PM
I would hope that, even though he missed a decent chunk of time, if he continues to hit the Reds will give him a callup this year.

All he seems to do is hit and hit and hit.

camisadelgolf
06-14-2011, 10:09 PM
Janish is cheaper and provides value off the bench as a defensive replacement. I'd trade Renteria for whatever I could get for him. Maybe Tampa Bay would be willing to give up something for him. I could even see Detroit trying to plug him in at 2B.

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 10:11 PM
Janish is cheaper and provides value off the bench as a defensive replacement. I'd trade Renteria for whatever I could get for him. Maybe Tampa Bay would be willing to give up something for him. I could even see Detroit trying to plug him in at 2B.

I agree that Renteria is likely the odd man out because of Janish's defense. I don't know if the Reds could get anything at all for Renteria. And if they just designated him for assignment and lost him for nothing, I'd be fine with it.

camisadelgolf
06-14-2011, 10:18 PM
I agree that Renteria is likely the odd man out because of Janish's defense. I don't know if the Reds could get anything at all for Renteria. And if they just designated him for assignment and lost him for nothing, I'd be fine with it.
Yeah, I named pretty much the only two teams I could imagine even offering a ptbnl for him.

texasdave
06-14-2011, 10:20 PM
A walk, stolen base, stolen base put the leadoff runner on third with nobody out but Lotzkar strands him on third. Scoreless after one.

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 10:21 PM
Yeah, I named pretty much the only two teams I could imagine even offering a ptbnl for him.

I don't know if he's even worth that. But I'm probably wrong.

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2011, 10:21 PM
Lotzkar: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

It's hard to believe he's still only 21 years old.

camisadelgolf
06-14-2011, 10:29 PM
I don't know if he's even worth that. But I'm probably wrong.
If you were disagreeing with me, I'd say you're wrong--we've been over that--but I think we're on the same page here. It's just that if the Mets were willing to offer Sean Henry and Jose Castro for Jeff Conine, I could see the Rays offering Greg Sexton for Edgar Renteria.

Kingspoint
06-14-2011, 10:29 PM
With all of this hitting talent, it's interesting to see how Rick Sweet envisions the lineup each night.

Generally, your best hitter bats 3rd....Alonso.

Generally, your best power bat/RBI bat hits 4th.....Mesoraco.

Best contact-bat, hits 2nd.....Sappelt.

There are other things to take note of with the daily lineup.

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 10:33 PM
If you were disagreeing with me, I'd say you're wrong--we've been over that--but I think we're on the same page here. It's just that if the Mets were willing to offer Sean Henry and Jose Castro for Jeff Conine, I could see the Rays offering Greg Sexton for Edgar Renteria.

You are way too cocky for your own good. I don't get your beef with me and always trying to out do me or prove me wrong, but whatever make you sleep at night.

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2011, 10:34 PM
Dave Sappelt: 4-for-4 double, HR (#5)...now batting .358 with a 1.018 OPS.

camisadelgolf
06-14-2011, 10:35 PM
You are way too cocky for your own good. As for Surkamp, he is a top 10 prospect and has a sub 2 ERA in Double-A this year.No way they get him for Edgar Renteria. So I believe you are wrong. I don't get your beef with me and always trying to out do me or prove me wrong, but whatever make you sleep at night.
Cage match. 10:00. Get ready.

texasdave
06-14-2011, 10:38 PM
Dragons playing like....well Class A ballplayers. Runners on first and third...runner attempts to steal second and nobody covers the base. Then ground ball to the right side and Lotzkar is late covering first. 1-0 Tincaps.

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 10:40 PM
Cage match. 10:00. Get ready.

I'll send someone. They handle my light work.

texasdave
06-14-2011, 10:43 PM
First two Dragons reach here in the top of the third. Oops. Umps are huddling. Call stands. 2 Dragons on with nobody out.

camisadelgolf
06-14-2011, 10:44 PM
I'll send someone. They handle my light work.
I'd appreciate it if you sent your hottest intern. It's lonely at the top.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2011, 10:45 PM
Dave Sappelt: 4-for-4 double, HR (#5)...now batting .358 with a 1.018 OPS.

That's nutty, but I still have a tough time believing this five-foot nothing former 9th round pick suddenly figured out how to be Albert Pujols.

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 10:46 PM
I'd appreciate it if you sent your hottest intern. It's lonely at the top.

She'll be "busy."

camisadelgolf
06-14-2011, 10:48 PM
She'll be "busy."
Yeah, I'd imagine it's a lot of work being the world's best intern while simultaneously taking care of all her motherly duties as well.

:duel:

cinreds21
06-14-2011, 10:49 PM
lol

texasdave
06-14-2011, 10:50 PM
Sac bunt and RBI groundout. Dragons now tied up at 1.

texasdave
06-14-2011, 10:55 PM
Hamilton steals third and scores on a wild throw.....but it is all wiped out by a batter interference call on Yorman Rodriguez.

dougdirt
06-14-2011, 10:57 PM
That's nutty, but I still have a tough time believing this five-foot nothing former 9th round pick suddenly figured out how to be Albert Pujols.

http://redsminorleagues.com/2010/12/28/looking-at-dave-sappelt-then-and-now/

Go see the before and after of him. The changes are legit. As for him being Pujols, well no, that isn't going to happen. He will never hit for the power Pujols does. But the guy is about 195 pounds of athletic muscle who swings with very bad intentions and has a short swing that makes a lot of contact. He can hit. No doubt about it.

texasdave
06-14-2011, 10:58 PM
Lecure with a scoreless frame. He should be back up with the big club shortly.

mace
06-14-2011, 11:47 PM
Lotzkar: 8 K in 4 IP. My oh my.

Then Pat Doyle fanned the side in the fifth. That's 11 K in 5 innings for Dayton, which trails 2-1 in the second game.

mace
06-14-2011, 11:51 PM
Sappelt finishes 5 for 5 (now at .364), but Louisville falls 8-7.

cinreds21
06-15-2011, 12:04 AM
Glad that Sapp didn't drop off after being out with the oblique.

mace
06-15-2011, 12:34 AM
Dayton only had four hits and two walks, but managed four unearned runs to win the second game 4-2 and sweep the doubleheader. Drew Hayes struck out the side in the ninth. Lotzker, Doyle and Hayes fanned 15 over the seven innings.

mace
06-15-2011, 12:41 AM
After issuing his sixth walk, Josh Ravin gave way in the fourth inning to Tim Crabbe, who walked the next guy. Bakersfield trails 2-0 after four. No Grandal tonight.

cinreds21
06-15-2011, 12:44 AM
After issuing his sixth walk, Josh Ravin gave way in the fourth inning to Tim Crabbe, who walked the next guy. Bakersfield trails 2-0 after four. No Grandal tonight.

Callup???



Probably not. But maybe next week.

cinreds21
06-15-2011, 12:45 AM
And an earlier correct, it's Jason Braun, not Ryan. However there is a pitcher named Ryan Braun. Anyway, sorry for that.

GOYA
06-15-2011, 12:59 AM
Valaika is now hitting .228. Not sure what's going on with him but he has fallen off the map. He had 2 errors tonight too.

Brutus
06-15-2011, 01:39 AM
She'll be "busy."

I'll take responsibility for that. If it's any consolation, it was quick.

Brutus
06-15-2011, 01:40 AM
http://redsminorleagues.com/2010/12/28/looking-at-dave-sappelt-then-and-now/

Go see the before and after of him. The changes are legit. As for him being Pujols, well no, that isn't going to happen. He will never hit for the power Pujols does. But the guy is about 195 pounds of athletic muscle who swings with very bad intentions and has a short swing that makes a lot of contact. He can hit. No doubt about it.

I'm geek'd about Sappelt. I think he's the real deal. Loved what he did in spring, and he's showing no signs of slowing down that's for certain.

lollipopcurve
06-15-2011, 08:12 AM
I'm geek'd about Sappelt. I think he's the real deal.

He's going to hit. No doubt about that, IMO.

RiverRat13
06-15-2011, 12:47 PM
http://redsminorleagues.com/2010/12/28/looking-at-dave-sappelt-then-and-now/

Go see the before and after of him. The changes are legit. As for him being Pujols, well no, that isn't going to happen. He will never hit for the power Pujols does. But the guy is about 195 pounds of athletic muscle who swings with very bad intentions and has a short swing that makes a lot of contact. He can hit. No doubt about it.

Doug - if you had such power, what one person already in the organization would you make the left fielder the rest of the way in Cincinnati?

texasdave
06-15-2011, 01:50 PM
Did anyone get to actually see Lotzkar pitch? How were his mechanics? Was he still hyperabducting or whatever the term is?

dougdirt
06-15-2011, 06:53 PM
Doug - if you had such power, what one person already in the organization would you make the left fielder the rest of the way in Cincinnati?

Tough to say. It would clearly be between Sappelt and Alonso for me. I think the two would post similar AVG/OBP but I think Alonso would eventually show a solid advantage in power. Sappelt clearly would get the advantage defensively. With that said, perhaps you just trade Alonso (who presumably with is pedigree has much more trade value) and start Sappelt and get something of need for Alonso.

OnBaseMachine
06-15-2011, 08:35 PM
Corcino with a scoreless first inning.

1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

wrong thread