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muddie
06-18-2011, 06:36 PM
Carolina will play two tonight and then go home for the AS break. James Avery currently has a 1-0 lead in game one as Soto has driven in Phipps in the 1st inning.

GOYA
06-18-2011, 06:53 PM
Hens @ Bats

Cozart
Sappelt
Hermida
Mesoraco
Francisco
Frazier
Dorn
Valaika
Griffin

Carroll

LeCure will pitch 3 innings / 45 pitches tonight.

muddie
06-18-2011, 06:55 PM
Carolina up 4-0 in the third. Soto with two RBI.

muddie
06-18-2011, 07:18 PM
End of four, Carolina up 4-0. Campbell starting in left field.

GOYA
06-18-2011, 07:34 PM
Bats get 2 in the 2nd on a Dorn HR

2-0 Bats

muddie
06-18-2011, 07:37 PM
Chapman relieved Avery after four innings. He has one inning with one K...solid. Mudcats up 5-1 top of sixth.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 07:45 PM
Wow, this can't be happening.

mace
06-18-2011, 07:46 PM
Chapman relieved Avery after four innings. He has one inning with one K...solid. Mudcats up 5-1 top of sixth.

So this is their chance to win their first series in nearly a year, right?

They do seem to be playing a little better lately. Campbell, Rodriguez, Skelton, Hamulack and Adkins have helped. Joseph's getting straightened out. Klinker's an asset. Webb's hot. Maybe there's some hope for their second half. A couple solid starting pitchers would go a long way. Any chance Hotchkiss will be back?

bubbachunk
06-18-2011, 07:49 PM
Wow, this can't be happening.

Huh?

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 07:50 PM
So this is their chance to win their first series in nearly a year, right?

They do seem to be playing a little better lately. Campbell, Rodriguez, Skelton, Hamulack and Adkins have helped. Joseph's getting straightened out. Klinker's an asset. Webb's hot. Maybe there's some hope for their second half. A couple solid starting pitchers would go a long way. Any chance Hotchkiss will be back?

DB is confident of a second-half run. As for Hotchkiss, he should be back this year, I'm not sure when, but I would guess August at the latest. That is all assuming he has/has had no setbacks.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 07:50 PM
Huh?

We might win a series.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 07:51 PM
The Mudcats have lost 21 straight series.

muddie
06-18-2011, 07:56 PM
Chapman has pitched two innings and struck out three with no BB or hits. DJ in now.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 07:59 PM
Lefty Donnie Joseph is in. 3 outs away.

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2011, 07:59 PM
Nice to see two perfect innings from Chapman.

2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 21 pitches/14 strikes

mace
06-18-2011, 08:00 PM
DB is confident of a second-half run. As for Hotchkiss, he should be back this year, I'm not sure when, but I would guess August at the latest. That is all assuming he has/has had no setbacks.

Well, Bell was confident when the roster was first announced . . . But I do think they're in much better shape now. I don't see them going over .500 as presently constituted, but I'd expect them to be competitive.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Well, Bell was confident when the roster was first announced . . . But I do think they're in much better shape now. I don't see them going over .500 as presently constituted, but I'd expect them to be competitive.

We shall see.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 08:03 PM
And of course the internet broadcast goes out.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 08:04 PM
One away

dougdirt
06-18-2011, 08:04 PM
Watch the Dragons game online tonight for free - http://www.whiotv.com/7weathernow/index.html

muddie
06-18-2011, 08:04 PM
And of course the internet broadcast goes out.

Go to 106.1 FM and you're golden.

muddie
06-18-2011, 08:05 PM
The team is celebrating on the field...a series win!!!

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 08:06 PM
YES! They did it!

Grande Donkey
06-18-2011, 08:08 PM
Is Torreyes starting tonight? Sorry if already posted.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 08:09 PM
lol a commercial during the Mudcats game was a moving crew called "College hunks hauling junk."

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2011, 08:09 PM
Is Torreyes starting tonight? Sorry if already posted.

Yep, he's batting second and playing second base.

dougdirt
06-18-2011, 08:09 PM
Is Torreyes starting tonight? Sorry if already posted.

Yes he is. At 2B.

Reds Freak
06-18-2011, 08:21 PM
Scott Carroll off to a solid start. Doug, I read your thoughts on him in another thread. I have higher hopes for Carroll than you do. I think he can be a starter in the bigs.

dougdirt
06-18-2011, 08:26 PM
Scott Carroll off to a solid start. Doug, I read your thoughts on him in another thread. I have higher hopes for Carroll than you do. I think he can be a starter in the bigs.

I think he could be, but I don't think its going to happen with the Reds because of how far down the depth chart he is. Which is why I would like to see them give him a shot to be a higher leverage bullpen arm.

KittyDuran
06-18-2011, 08:30 PM
Watch the Dragons game online tonight for free - http://www.whiotv.com/7weathernow/index.html

In person here with a big ole rain cloud over the ballpark.. Dragons down 0-1 B2.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 08:39 PM
Derrik Lutz has been moved to Billings.

Reds Freak
06-18-2011, 08:40 PM
I think he could be, but I don't think its going to happen with the Reds because of how far down the depth chart he is. Which is why I would like to see them give him a shot to be a higher leverage bullpen arm.

I know what you're saying, but as the Reds have found out this year, you can never have enough starting pitching. I guess I'd rather see Scott Carroll get spot starts than Chad Reineke.

muddie
06-18-2011, 08:42 PM
Mudcats have first two batters on base in nightcap. Campbell starting at third.

KittyDuran
06-18-2011, 08:45 PM
In person here with a big ole rain cloud over the ballpark.. Dragons down 0-1 B2.Testing camera pic upload w/Tapatalk...

http://tapatalk.com/mu/c6e4e27f-3871-3653.jpg

muddie
06-18-2011, 08:49 PM
Tim Gustafson starting for Carolina in game two. Mudcats left two on in the top of the first.

muddie
06-18-2011, 08:51 PM
The Carolina Mudcats pitching staff has given up only 5 runs in the previous 41 innings.

KittyDuran
06-18-2011, 08:53 PM
In person here with a big ole rain cloud over the ballpark.. Dragons down 0-1 B2.

Robles not foolin too many... 0-4 B3.

muddie
06-18-2011, 08:56 PM
End of one, no score in Jackson, TN.

Grande Donkey
06-18-2011, 09:03 PM
First time I've got to watch the Dragons this year. Hamilton is very very fast. Just hit a stand up triple and you could tell he was thinking about pushing it to home. Torreyes is little. I know this isn't breaking news to anyone but it is shocking how little he is. He just lined a single to left.

dougdirt
06-18-2011, 09:06 PM
First time I've got to watch the Dragons this year. Hamilton is very very fast. Just hit a stand up triple and you could tell he was thinking about pushing it to home. Torreyes is little. I know this isn't breaking news to anyone but it is shocking how little he is. He just lined a single to left.

I timed Hamilton on the triple in 10.42 seconds. He was slowing as he got to third. Freaking incredible speed. By comparison, Didi Gregorius, who is quite fast, I timed last season at 11.5 seconds on a similar triple.

muddie
06-18-2011, 09:06 PM
Mudcats up 2-0 on Phipps' triple.

Grande Donkey
06-18-2011, 09:12 PM
I timed Hamilton on the triple in 10.42 seconds. He was slowing as he got to third. Freaking incredible speed. By comparison, Didi Gregorius, who is quite fast, I timed last season at 11.5 seconds on a similar triple.
I was amazed. Do you have a time for Stubbs on a triple?

muddie
06-18-2011, 09:12 PM
End of two, Carolina up 2-0. Mike Costanzo is DH' ing in this one. Gustafson doing the job. Phipps is 2-2.

GOYA
06-18-2011, 09:13 PM
Dorn doubled and Griffin singled him in.

Bats lead 3-1 in the 8th.

Lecure 2 hits and 3 K in 2 IP.

muddie
06-18-2011, 09:16 PM
Puckett doubles in two to give Carolina a 4-0 advantage.

dougdirt
06-18-2011, 09:16 PM
I was amazed. Do you have a time for Stubbs on a triple?

10.88. Stubbs was a sliding triple. But also came from the right side of the plate.

muddie
06-18-2011, 09:20 PM
Perez drives in Puckett, 5-0 Carolina. Bullpen action for Jackson.

KittyDuran
06-18-2011, 09:30 PM
I timed Hamilton on the triple in 10.42 seconds. He was slowing as he got to third. Freaking incredible speed. By comparison, Didi Gregorius, who is quite fast, I timed last season at 11.5 seconds on a similar triple.

No comparison to last night's game but the hits are flying... Robles is out and Infante in. Lugnuts still batting T4 w/3 runs in. 3-7.

GOYA
06-18-2011, 09:32 PM
Bats win 3-1


Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Cozart SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .318
Sappelt CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .350
Hermida RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .356
Mesoraco C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .323
Francisco 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .297
Frazier DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273
Dorn 1B 3 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 .286
Valaika 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234
Griffin LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .225

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carroll 6.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 4.29
LeCure 3.0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1.35

muddie
06-18-2011, 09:38 PM
End of three innnings, Carolina up 5-2. Phipps has doubled and tripled tonight. He has been heating up the last two weeks.

KittyDuran
06-18-2011, 09:42 PM
No comparison to last night's game but the hits are flying... Robles is out and Infante in. Lugnuts still batting T4 w/3 runs in. 3-7.

"There's room for all God's creatures... right next to my mashed potatoes".

Seen on back of t-shirt here in Dayton. ;)

KittyDuran
06-18-2011, 09:46 PM
"There's room for all God's creatures... right next to my mashed potatoes".

Seen on back of t-shirt here in Dayton. ;)

Has anyone watching the game on TV counted up the walks given up by Dragons pitchers tonight? Seems like a lot... :(

KittyDuran
06-18-2011, 09:47 PM
Has anyone watching the game on TV counted up the walks given up by Dragons pitchers tonight? Seems like a lot... :(

Ouch... there's another one... :(

dougdirt
06-18-2011, 09:49 PM
Ouch... there's another one... :(

I believe it is now at 8.

KittyDuran
06-18-2011, 09:50 PM
I believe it is now at 8.

Whew... Got out of it...

dougdirt
06-18-2011, 09:57 PM
Theo Bowe is every bit as fast as Billy Hamilton is. Just timed him in the low 3.7's. I usually get Hamilton in the 3.7-3.9 range.

muddie
06-18-2011, 10:02 PM
Carolina up 7-2 in the fifth. Mudcats have 12 hits to this point and have chased the Jackson starter.

This is the last game the Carolina Mudcats will ever play in Jackson, TN. as they leave the SL after this year.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 10:10 PM
Who the hell are these guys and what have they done with the Double-A Southern League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds?

muddie
06-18-2011, 10:24 PM
James Adkins in to pitch the bottom of the sixth for Carolina. Real nice work from Gustafson tonight as he stands to get his first win as a Mudcat. Carolina still up 7-2.

mace
06-18-2011, 10:29 PM
Dayton pitchers have walked 11 in six innings. Ezequiel Infante walked 7 in 2.1.

Grande Donkey
06-18-2011, 10:33 PM
Torreyes with a single up the middle. Kid can hit.

Grande Donkey
06-18-2011, 10:34 PM
and he steals second easily.

mace
06-18-2011, 10:37 PM
and he steals second easily.

That would be his second of the evening.

muddie
06-18-2011, 10:38 PM
Eric Campbell is 2-4 tonight with a .294 average and Henry Rodriguez is 3-4 tonight with a.297 average. Thank you Bakersfield.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 10:41 PM
8-2 now.

muddie
06-18-2011, 10:44 PM
Jason Braun on to hopefully close this game out. Mudcats have a season high 16 hits tonight.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 10:46 PM
Everyone in the Mudcats lineup has a hit.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 10:47 PM
8-3 now.

muddie
06-18-2011, 10:47 PM
Braun puts the first guy on and then gives up a triple. It ain't over yet.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 10:50 PM
One away.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 10:52 PM
Two away, but another runner scores. 8-4.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 10:53 PM
Another base hit. Runner on second, still two outs. Bullpen stirring.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 10:54 PM
Mudcats win 8-4! They take 4 of 5 in Jackson. Wooooo.

The first half is over. See you in the second half :)

muddie
06-18-2011, 10:55 PM
Kyle Seager, a UNC draftee was 3-4 tonight and is hitting over .300 for Jackson, TN.

Matt Klinker will kick off the second half Thursday night at home.

cinreds21
06-18-2011, 10:57 PM
Cheers, Muddie.

Scrap Irony
06-18-2011, 11:54 PM
Carroll in AAA hit the mid 90s throughout the game, according to the radar gun in Louisville. Pitched well against a Toledo team that fielded a couple major leaguers (Timo Perez, Brandon Inge) in the order.

First time I've seen Carroll-- nice arm. Nice delivery. Compact and a 12 -15 mph difference between fastball and offspeed/ change. He also has a nice cutter, I think. (Quite a few swing and misses on high 80s- low 90s pitches.

LeCure pitched fairly well. His stuff didn't show as well as Carroll's, actually. But he got the rare three inning save. Two hits, IIRC.

mace
06-18-2011, 11:55 PM
Bakersfield scored 6 in the second. Big hit was a 2-run HR by Brodie Greene.

VottoFan54
06-19-2011, 02:32 AM
Bakersfield won 11-6

Grandal (DH), Kahaulelio, Fleury, Means all had 2 hits and Hunt had 3 hits.

Gregorious had 2 errors and a double.

Janke went 3 innings and allowed 7 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 2 BB, 3 K.

Blitz Dorsey
06-19-2011, 02:40 AM
Fleury is really playing well of late. Man do we have some serious catching depth in the organization. They need to promote Grandal to AA (both catchers at Carolina are horrible IMO) and let him play everyday there. Then Fleury could play everyday at Bakersfield. What am I missing here?

cinreds21
06-19-2011, 03:13 AM
It may happen in the next few days.

mace
06-19-2011, 10:32 AM
In the Bakersfield win, Clayton Shunick threw four scoreless with 6 K, lowering his ERA to 1.60. He's been a nice surprise (to me, at least) this year.

muddie
06-19-2011, 10:45 AM
In the Bakersfield win, Clayton Shunick threw four scoreless with 6 K, lowering his ERA to 1.60. He's been a nice surprise (to me, at least) this year.

His very brief stint here isn't a fair measure of what he's capable of. I'm glad to see he's helping Bakersfield. He is a product of N.C. State.

muddie
06-19-2011, 10:50 AM
Fleury is really playing well of late. Man do we have some serious catching depth in the organization. They need to promote Grandal to AA (both catchers at Carolina are horrible IMO) and let him play everyday there. Then Fleury could play everyday at Bakersfield. What am I missing here?

Carolina has been forunate to have a James Skelton this year with Denove being out and Coddington's inconsistency at the plate. In 22 games here Skelton has hit.278 which is well beyond acceptable. Defensively, he isn't a liability. I wouldn't call either of these guys AAA prospects right now but I would never label Skelton as horrible. He makes contact at the plate and is, for the most part, a line drive hitter.

Orenda
06-19-2011, 10:52 AM
Fleury is really playing well of late. Man do we have some serious catching depth in the organization. They need to promote Grandal to AA (both catchers at Carolina are horrible IMO) and let him play everyday there. Then Fleury could play everyday at Bakersfield. What am I missing here?

he is quietly producing in limited time.

AAA- Mesoraco
AA- Grandal
A+- Fleury
A- Barnhardt

Chris Buckley is getting it done when it comes to drafting catchers.

cinreds21
06-19-2011, 12:30 PM
I'm not too sure why Bruan was brought back up to Carolina the other day and Shunick was not. I would only guess that it's just a temporary move and that they'd have someone else ready for the second half.

camisadelgolf
06-19-2011, 06:28 PM
I'm not too sure why Bruan was brought back up to Carolina the other day and Shunick was not. I would only guess that it's just a temporary move and that they'd have someone else ready for the second half.
It's definitely temporary. Braun is 24-year-old organizational filler who puts a lot of people on base, even in the Midwest League where he is consistently 2-4 years older than the typical competition.