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mace
08-04-2011, 04:23 PM
Great start for the Oak Hills kid, Joel Bender, of the AZL Reds: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K.

Juan Francisco has hit a rehab homer, and it's 1-0 in the ninth, with Chacin in for the save.

mace
08-04-2011, 04:34 PM
Chacin gets it done for a 1-0 final.

muddie
08-04-2011, 06:25 PM
The Carolina Mudcats and Huntsville Stars game has been postponed due to field conditions for this evening. The game will not be made up.

Thursday's game also represented the last-ever meeting between the clubs, with the Mudcats winning the all-time series...130-129!

The Huntsville attendance has been very poor as in recent years. I'm surprised they manage to keep a team there, especially at AA level.

dougdirt
08-04-2011, 07:21 PM
Kyle Lotzkar is on the mound in Dayton. You can watch it online here: http://www.whiotv.com/7weathernow/index.html

mace
08-04-2011, 07:31 PM
Kyle Lotzkar is on the mound in Dayton. You can watch it online here: http://www.whiotv.com/7weathernow/index.html

Thanks, Doug. That's excellent.

Two quick observations on Lotzkar. I didn't realize his arm angle was so low. And it's surprising to me that, with that arm angle, he's able to get such a drop on his breaking ball. Also, he's a good-sized guy.

JaxRed
08-04-2011, 07:32 PM
Thanks Doug Lotzkar scoreless thru 2. He gave up 2 singles in the 2nd. Both grounders thru the right side. He's also got 5 K's in 2 innings. He's more of a "slinger" then I remember. Also throwing some nice breaking stuff.

dougdirt
08-04-2011, 07:35 PM
Thanks Doug Lotzkar scoreless thru 2. He gave up 2 singles in the 2nd. Both grounders thru the right side. He's also got 5 K's in 2 innings. He's more of a "slinger" then I remember. Also throwing some nice breaking stuff.

Lotzkar still gets his elbow higher than I would like, but it isn't nearly as bad as it used to be. Still a bit scary, but I feel better about it than I used to.

JaxRed
08-04-2011, 07:55 PM
Lotzkar has 8 K's thru 4. The announcers said he is on 50 pitch count so won't be in much longer. 2 hits no BB's

JaxRed
08-04-2011, 08:05 PM
In bottom of 4, Hamilton and Torreyes lead off with singles and Vidal gets hit in elbow. Bases loaded nobody out.

Lutz gets broken bat grounder to drive in 2. Lutz takes 2nd on throw. 2nd and 3rd no one out.

JaxRed
08-04-2011, 08:12 PM
Polk K's but Berset hits grounder to 2b who boots it. 4-0 Dragons.

Duran hits grounder off top of bat that becomes a double play. End of inning.

Gerson starts next inning.

JaxRed
08-04-2011, 08:29 PM
Nothing happened in the 5th for either team. WHIO likes you to refresh a lot.....

dougdirt
08-04-2011, 08:31 PM
Nothing happened in the 5th for either team. WHIO likes you to refresh a lot.....

If you have a windows computer, just right click the video, go to properties and copy the URL. Then open up Windows Media Player and hit ctrl U, then paste the link and hit enter. No longer do you have to acknowledge that you are still watching the stream.

_Sir_Charles_
08-04-2011, 08:32 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned from the Dayton game. In the first, Torreyes actually struck out. I KNOW! Stunning, isn't it. :O) 162 ab's...and he's got TEN. Sheesh!

dougdirt
08-04-2011, 08:34 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned from the Dayton game. In the first, Torreyes actually struck out. I KNOW! Stunning, isn't it. :O) 162 ab's...and he's got TEN. Sheesh!

He is now at 11. He came into the game with 10. He needs a walk tonight to even out his walks and strikeouts.

_Sir_Charles_
08-04-2011, 08:36 PM
He is now at 11. He came into the game with 10. He needs a walk tonight to even out his walks and strikeouts.

Yep. Sorry. I looked at his dragons' stat page..it hasn't updated yet.

GOYA
08-04-2011, 08:38 PM
At the stretch, Bats and Yankees are locked at 2.

Maloney gave up the 2 in the 1st inning and has dealt since.


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maloney 6.0 4 2 2 0 5 1 3.80

JaxRed
08-04-2011, 08:43 PM
Vidal left the game because of the HBP.... hope it's not broken it was right on the bone...

_Sir_Charles_
08-04-2011, 08:54 PM
Duran is freaking HUGE. How tall IS he now?

Horrible slide into 3rd. Just awkward.

dougdirt
08-04-2011, 08:56 PM
Duran is freaking HUGE. How tall IS he now?

Horrible slide into 3rd. Just awkward.

6' 7"

GOYA
08-04-2011, 09:03 PM
Dorn RBI single in the 8th and the Bats lead 3-2

_Sir_Charles_
08-04-2011, 09:06 PM
He is now at 11. He came into the game with 10. He needs a walk tonight to even out his walks and strikeouts.

There's your BB. Intentional walk to load 'em up.

GOYA
08-04-2011, 09:15 PM
Lutz with a slam. 10-1 Dayton.

GOYA
08-04-2011, 09:30 PM
Bats won 3-2

partisan
08-04-2011, 09:35 PM
Lutz with a slam. 10-1 Dayton.

That guy has some pop.

batsfan
08-04-2011, 09:37 PM
For the third straight game, the Bats entered the bottom of the ninth leading 3 - 2. Jordan Smith (not Horst as shown on gameday) allowed the Yankees to get runners on 1st and 3rd with 1 out, and somehow, miraculously, it did not become the 3rd straight walk-off loss. That was almost physically painful for me to listen to, but a huge, huge moral win.

mace
08-04-2011, 09:47 PM
Junior Arias homers in the second to put Billings up 2-0. Cingrani fanned the side in the first.

dougdirt
08-04-2011, 10:01 PM
Junior Arias homers in the second to put Billings up 2-0. Cingrani fanned the side in the first.

Arias got off to a slow start, but over the past two weeks has been red hot.

RED VAN HOT
08-04-2011, 10:17 PM
Lotzkar still gets his elbow higher than I would like, but it isn't nearly as bad as it used to be. Still a bit scary, but I feel better about it than I used to.


Is he in the dreaded inverted 'w' territory?

mace
08-04-2011, 10:42 PM
Cingrani's finished: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K.

It's 3-1 Billings after six. Spencer Dickinson also homered. Ryan Wright is 2 for 2 with a double.

dougdirt
08-04-2011, 10:48 PM
Is he in the dreaded inverted 'w' territory?

He still is, but he used to be the worst offender I have ever seen. Now its just merely iffy.

batsfan
08-04-2011, 10:55 PM
Bats now 3.5 back in wild card. Bring up Soto and Francisco to replace two of Castro/Costanzo/Griffin/Negron, and they have a very good shot...

mace
08-04-2011, 11:17 PM
Matt Fairel had a tough start for Bakersfield: .1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K. It was his first after rehabbing in Arizona.

powersackers
08-04-2011, 11:21 PM
http://t.co/30JNgP9

I caught Donald Lutz's Dragons Grand Slam tonight at the game. He signed it afterwards for me. Also obtained autographs of David Vidal, Ronald Torreyes, Frank Pfister, Jaren Matthews and Whitecaps top prospect Alex Burgos. My son and I had the most amazing time ever! I've caught ton's of BP balls and 1 foul ball, but never a HR in a live game. Hope to find a video of it soon. If anyone finds it, please send a link.

corkedbat
08-04-2011, 11:25 PM
Coming into this season, the lack of decent starters between AA & Rookie Ball knd of worried me.

I'm starting to feel a little more optomistic with the seasons being posted by:

Sulbaran
Villarreal
Renken
Smith
Lotzkar
Corcino
Crabbe
Gerson

With the possible exception of Corcino, Lotzkar (if he can stay healthy) and Suibaran, they may not profile as more than back-of-the-rotation starters, but if one or two can just give the Reds an arm they can call up from L'Ville in the next year or two, I'll be happy. I'm hoping Fariel can put together a turnaround year next season.

I also noticed Josh Ravin K'ing a ton, but still giving up way too many BB's. With his arm and stuff, have they ever tried him from the pen? It seems like he's been in the system forever. I just wonder if the change of roles might help with his control issues.

Blitz Dorsey
08-04-2011, 11:37 PM
Cingrani's finished: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K.

It's 3-1 Billings after six. Spencer Dickinson also homered. Ryan Wright is 2 for 2 with a double.

Cingrani=STUD.

Kinda cool his last name begins with the same three letters as Cincinnati. (Oh, that's just me? Nevermind.)

Blitz Dorsey
08-04-2011, 11:39 PM
http://t.co/30JNgP9

I caught Donald Lutz's Dragons Grand Slam tonight at the game. He signed it afterwards for me. Also obtained autographs of David Vidal, Ronald Torreyes, Frank Pfister, Jaren Matthews and Whitecaps top prospect Alex Burgos. My son and I had the most amazing time ever! I've caught ton's of BP balls and 1 foul ball, but never a HR in a live game. Hope to find a video of it soon. If anyone finds it, please send a link.

Nice. Good for you and your son. (And keep that Torreyes autograph somewhere safe.)

mace
08-05-2011, 12:18 AM
Billings wins in ten, 5-4. Pinckard with the save. Cole Green also pitched well (in relief of Cingrani). Arias singled in the game-winner with two outs, scoring Wright, who was 3 for 3.

Benihana
08-05-2011, 11:15 AM
Cingrani should be in Dayton for the stretch run, assuming he's not shut down

Hypnotoad
08-05-2011, 04:20 PM
powersackers: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/multimedia/vpp.jsp?content_id=17664793&topic_id&c_id=t459&sid=t459&tcid=fb_video_17664793&v=3

Highlight from Lutz's homer - I'm having trouble getting it to load though.

klw
08-05-2011, 09:07 PM
http://t.co/30JNgP9

I caught Donald Lutz's Dragons Grand Slam tonight at the game. He signed it afterwards for me. Also obtained autographs of David Vidal, Ronald Torreyes, Frank Pfister, Jaren Matthews and Whitecaps top prospect Alex Burgos. My son and I had the most amazing time ever! I've caught ton's of BP balls and 1 foul ball, but never a HR in a live game. Hope to find a video of it soon. If anyone finds it, please send a link.


the homer is up on Milb.com, you are briefly seen starting to hold up the ball.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/multimedia/vpp.jsp

powersackers
08-06-2011, 06:18 PM
the homer is up on Milb.com, you are briefly seen starting to hold up the ball.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/multimedia/vpp.jsp

Thanks to both of you. I just went to the link and typed in Lutz in the search box and there's the slam video!