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mace
08-28-2011, 05:00 PM
Soto with #29. Carolina trails 2-1 after five.

Blitz Dorsey
08-28-2011, 05:02 PM
Duran with #15 (solo) and Vidal with #19 (2-run) and Dayton leads 4-0 in the third behind Josh Smith.

Blitz Dorsey
08-28-2011, 05:11 PM
Dayton now up 6-0. Vidal has 80 RBIs on the year. Smith has given up just one hit (no walks) in 4 IP with 5 Ks.

JaxRed
08-28-2011, 06:40 PM
Bad game for Travis Wood 3 innings 6 runs. Yikes.

mace
08-28-2011, 06:51 PM
Josh Smith, who has recently regained his stride, went six scoreless. Doyle and Wolford completed the shutout for Dayton, 6-0.

I believe that Wolford has now thrown something like 34 consecutive scoreless innings. In the second half he is unscored upon in 27.2 IP.

muddie
08-28-2011, 06:53 PM
Carolina loses...again.

mace
08-28-2011, 07:14 PM
Heisey was 0-3 for Louisville. Valaika has been swinging really well lately; 2-4 today with a HR. Louisville trails 8-5 in the 7th.

mace
08-28-2011, 07:17 PM
Billings leads 4-1 after three with Guillon pitching. Spencer Dickinson and Ryan Wright, 1-2 in the order, are a combined 4-4.

rossid
08-28-2011, 07:37 PM
Live in I-Cub territory and need to search out the minor league teams before coming back.

I go back to when Louisville was the AAA farm team!

batsfan
08-28-2011, 07:48 PM
Live in I-Cub territory and need to search out the minor league teams before coming back.

I go back to when Louisville was the AAA farm team!

Louisville is still the AAA farm team, I am not sure what you mean?

JaxRed
08-28-2011, 08:15 PM
Louisville is still the AAA farm team, I am not sure what you mean?

He told you he needed to do some research !! :)

mace
08-28-2011, 08:35 PM
Nice to see Ismael Guillon starting to settle down: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K. Billings leads 7-4 after seven.

Robert Maddox is 3-4 with a HR, a 3B and 4 RBIs. The interesting thing about that lineup is that--at least since Sean Buckley has cooled off a bit--it seems to get good production from somebody different almost every night.

RedLegsToday
08-28-2011, 09:05 PM
Doyle and Wolford completed the shutout for Dayton, 6-0.

Congrats to the Dragons, that clinches a playoff spot

The DARK
08-28-2011, 09:24 PM
Heisey was 0-3 for Louisville. Valaika has been swinging really well lately; 2-4 today with a HR. Louisville trails 8-5 in the 7th.

Valaika likely fighting for his life. The rise of Frazier and Cairo as utility options and the need for a 40 man spot for Mesoraco have him on the ropes.

HokieRed
08-28-2011, 09:27 PM
Valaika likely fighting for his life. The rise of Frazier and Cairo as utility options and the need for a 40 man spot for Mesoraco have him on the ropes.

Agree. Hard to see Valaika on the 40 man at Rule 5 time.

AWA85
08-28-2011, 10:00 PM
Agree. Hard to see Valaika on the 40 man at Rule 5 time.

Wouldn't you think Valaika is slightly ahead of Negron right now for a 40 man spot? Could both be gone?

partisan
08-28-2011, 10:27 PM
Wouldn't you think Valaika is slightly ahead of Negron right now for a 40 man spot? Could both be gone?

I would think, and hope that both would be gone. They offer very little that we can't find elsewhere within the organization

The DARK
08-28-2011, 10:32 PM
Wouldn't you think Valaika is slightly ahead of Negron right now for a 40 man spot? Could both be gone?

Both could very well be. I highly doubt Negron will be on the list after this season, but Valaika has a chance, if only by virtue of a lack of other good candidates.

mace
08-28-2011, 11:36 PM
Carl Richburg homered twice, and Mark Fleury had half that many, as Bakersfield rolled 12-4. Sulbaran went 5 innings with 8 K.

mace
08-28-2011, 11:43 PM
Jon Matthews singled, stole (18), advanced on a throwing error and scored the game-winner on a hit by Gabriel Rosa in the bottom of the ninth as the AZL Reds won 4-3.

Joel Bender, the Oak Hills guy, had a good start: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K. Chacin picked up the win with a perfect ninth.

The victory clinches the wildcard playoff berth for the Reds.

cinreds21
08-29-2011, 12:25 AM
I think Valaika will stay but with Henry Rodriguez and Didi Gregorious in the system, it won't be too hard to let him go.

JaxRed
08-29-2011, 12:37 AM
Jon Matthews singled, stole (18), advanced on a throwing error and scored the game-winner on a hit by Gabriel Rosa in the bottom of the ninth as the AZL Reds won 4-3.

Joel Bender, the Oak Hills guy, had a good start: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K. Chacin picked up the win with a perfect ninth.

The victory clinches the wildcard playoff berth for the Reds.

Billings is in pretty good shape for playoffs also

"After an off-day Monday, the Mustangs hit the road for the final time this season when they begin a three-game series against North Division cellar dweller Helena on Tuesday before traveling to Great Falls for the teams' final two meetings of the season.

Billings holds a one-game edge over Great Falls in the second-half Pioneer League standings and holds all tiebreakers over the Voyagers for the league's final playoff spot.

"We're just taking it one game at a time," Maddox said. "We have a pair of big games against them coming up, but we're not going to be looking ahead. It doesn't matter what Great Falls does if we don't win. We can't be worried about who they're playing or what they're doing. The only thing we control is us."

HokieRed
08-29-2011, 08:39 AM
Wouldn't you think Valaika is slightly ahead of Negron right now for a 40 man spot? Could both be gone?

I'd probably put Valaika just ahead of Negron and there may be room for one or both on the 40. We'll know better after we see the whole list of people needing protection. I guess what I should have said is that I see no urgency about protecting either one.

Blitz Dorsey
08-29-2011, 09:23 AM
I can't believe anyone is even asking about Negron. Why in the world would the Reds keep that guy on the 40-man? Exactly.

Valaika at least has a chance, but a very small one IMO. Not only has his production drastically fallen off, the organization has PLENTY of talented second basemen in the organization such as Henry Rodriguez, Brodie Greene and Ronald Torreyes. Also, Billy Hamilton might be a secon*****ger at the MLB level. They also just drafted Ryan Wright, who is a long ways off, but is a very similar player as Valaika. Add it all up and I think this is Chris' final year in the Reds' organization. They don't even need him on the big club as the "utility" guy since they have Todd Frazier to fill that role. (And Cairo.)

cumberlandreds
08-29-2011, 11:29 AM
Louisville is still the AAA farm team, I am not sure what you mean?

Louisville used to be the Red Sox AAA team back in the early 70's. They were known as the Colonels back then. My grandmother and aunt used to get the Courier Journal by mail what back then and I used to go over to their house and read the sports page everyday. I can remember seeing their box scores when a young guy named Fisk was coming along.
This may not be what the person meant but I go back that far anyway.

medford
08-29-2011, 01:20 PM
Nice to see Ismael Guillon starting to settle down: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K. Billings leads 7-4 after seven.


I think that's like 3 straight solid outings for Guillon. I picked Guillon to break out in a big way nationally, including some dominate pitching for Dayton in the 2nd half of the season during ST. Then rumors starting leaking about his lack of focus, or coachability or such, rumors of poor outings in extended spring training, followed by a terrible start in Billings this year. Hopefully this season end stretch will propel him into a solid offseason and a spot in the Dayton rotation next year.