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mace
08-06-2011, 05:32 PM
Cody Puckett homered in his rehab start for the AZL Reds today. They won 8-5.

I kinda wish they'd go ahead and bring him back to Carolina, because he's taking Brandon Dailey's place.

Eliezer Beard wasn't great, but he did strike out seven in five innings. Chacin had another scoreless ninth. 18-year old catcher Julio Morillo was 2-4, two doubles, bringing him to .323.

muddie
08-06-2011, 07:07 PM
The Mudcats are in a short rain delayed start in Mississippii. Josh Ravin will get his first start for Carolina. Matt Klinker will be in the Mudcats radio booth through out the game. This should be fun. He is a class act.

batsfan
08-06-2011, 07:14 PM
The Mudcats are in a short rain delayed start in Mississippii. Josh Ravin will get his first start for Carolina. Matt Klinker will be in the Mudcats radio booth through out the game. This should be fun. He is a class act.

Any idea who is going to AAA to replace Sappelt? Soto would be the obvious choice (Dorn can be LF/DH) but guessing Quintin Berry, since he is not in the lineup.

muddie
08-06-2011, 07:42 PM
Any idea who is going to AAA to replace Sappelt? Soto would be the obvious choice (Dorn can be LF/DH) but guessing Quintin Berry, since he is not in the lineup.

Your guess is as good as mine. Just realized that Sappelt had been called up.

I did not realize that Chris Denove had announced his retirement. Tough luck for him but wish him well.

batsfan
08-06-2011, 07:43 PM
Your guess is as good as mine. Just realized that Sappelt had been called up.

I did not realize that Chris Denove had announced his retirement. Tough luck for him but wish him well.

Where did you hear that about Denove?

mace
08-06-2011, 07:57 PM
With a two-run, first-inning double, David Vidal is up over .300. We're also getting good reports about his defense. Pretty nice prospect, it appears.

Hamilton has a triple and SB. Dayton leads 3-0 in the third. Josh Smith is trying to regain his form.

muddie
08-06-2011, 07:58 PM
batsfan,

Pregame Mudcats radio. Rain delay a little longer than had been anticipated so Klinker and Kinas are rolling.

mace
08-06-2011, 08:04 PM
Jefry Sierra is not playing tonight, but when he does, Dayton has a fascinating foursome of speedsters. When Bowe and Sierra bat at the bottom of the lineup, with Hamilton and Torreyes at the top, I'd have to think that no other team in the game can match that run of speed.

What's additionally interesting, though, is the contrast between that lineup and Carolina's. With Costanzo back and Puckett soon to return, Carolina can string together a pretty impressive run of power hitters: Soto, Grandal, Rhinehart, Campbell, Costanzo and Puckett, in whatever order. Trouble is, first base is probably the best position for Soto, Rhinehart and Costanzo. But Rhinehart has been playing the outfield and Costanzo third base, which moves Campbell to the outfield.

I'm pretty sure the organization hasn't deliberately put the speed in Dayton and the power in Carolina, but it's a notable development.

AWA85
08-06-2011, 08:20 PM
The Bats are PPD tonight, playing 2 tomorrow.

JayBruceFan
08-06-2011, 08:24 PM
Jefry Sierra is not playing tonight, but when he does, Dayton has a fascinating foursome of speedsters. When Bowe and Sierra bat at the bottom of the lineup, with Hamilton and Torreyes at the top, I'd have to think that no other team in the game can match that run of speed.



Not only is Sierra fast, he is flat out ridiculous in the outfield. His defense is awesome and he has a cannon.

He has a really quick bat and decent power too, he just doesn't get enough at bats.

He needs to be playing everyday, somewhere

mace
08-06-2011, 08:39 PM
Drew Poulk has driven in four runs and Dayton now leads 6-0 in the fifth. Hamilton has a double to go with his triple. If one of the outfielders can fall down, he'll have a chance for the cycle.

JayBruceFan
08-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Hamilton has a double to go with his triple. If one of the outfielders can fall down, he'll have a chance for the cycle.

Haha! :D

camisadelgolf
08-06-2011, 09:08 PM
Any idea who is going to AAA to replace Sappelt? Soto would be the obvious choice (Dorn can be LF/DH) but guessing Quintin Berry, since he is not in the lineup.
It wouldn't surprise me if it were Mike Costanzo again. Between Dorn, Griffin, Hermida, Phipps, and Perez, the Bats don't necessarily need another outfielder.

mace
08-06-2011, 09:19 PM
Hamilton has his single, and it's still 6-0 after six.

mace
08-06-2011, 09:44 PM
Now 12-0 Dayton. Looks like Hamilton will have one more shot. Somebody tie the left fielder's shoes together.

mace
08-06-2011, 11:55 PM
Grandal hits a 2-run, pinch-hit HR in the eighth, Joseph picks up his second straight save, and Carolina wins 5-4. The other three runs came on a HR by Rhinehart.

mace
08-06-2011, 11:57 PM
Hamilton finished 4-6, no HR.

corkedbat
08-07-2011, 12:12 AM
Great day for Blazin' Billy! How many SBs niow? 72? 73?

I know Reinhardt is not really considered a propsect, but his bat has sure helped the Mudcats since coming over.

JayBruceFan
08-07-2011, 02:36 AM
78 I believe