PDA

View Full Version : Thursday 5/17/2012 Minor League Updates



texasdave
05-17-2012, 08:51 PM
Louisville trails 2 zip early. Tomko vs. Thompson. Cody Puckett playing 2b for the Bats. Phipps on the 7-day DL. Negron in center. Corky leads off the third with a double.

mace
05-17-2012, 08:53 PM
That's our old friend Daryl Thompson pitching for Rochester.

And of course, for Dayton, Jacob Johnson gets the start in his first appearance since 2010.

texasdave
05-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Dayton juuuuust getting underway.
Pensacola showing it is in a delay. Game hasn't started yet. J.C. Sulbaran on the hill.

mace
05-17-2012, 09:10 PM
Johnson returns with a 1-2-3 first, no walks or Ks. 1-0 Dragons.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 09:29 PM
Johnson actually getting some run support tonight. Dragons up 2-0 after 2.5. Still no hits allowed by Johnson.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 09:30 PM
Pensacola has two reach on errors in the first, but get nothing out of it.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Bats tied at 2 at after 5. 6 hits so far by 6 seperate Bats. Only 3 hits allowed by Tomko.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 09:35 PM
Johnson allows a hit in the bottom of the third, but allows no runs. Dragons still up 2-0 after 3.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 09:36 PM
Sulbaran struggling in the bottom of the first. He struck out the first batter of the game, and then allowed back to back singles.

mace
05-17-2012, 10:11 PM
Johnson is now finished with a very encouraging return: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K. Dragons lead 2-1 in the sixth.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 10:45 PM
Unfortunately, James Allen gave up the entire lead in the bottom of six allowing a three run bomb. The Dragons got one back in the top of the seventh, but still trail 4-3 after 7. Only five hits in seven innings for the Dragons.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 10:46 PM
Blue Wahoos up 4 3 in the bottom of the fourth despite a very shaky outing from JC Sulbaran. He has allowed 3 earned in 3 and 2/3.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Bats tied at 2 in the middle of the ninth. Puckett is the only Bat with two hits.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:04 PM
Dragons get nothing after a lead-off double in the 8th.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:05 PM
Sulbaran's fifth starts walk, balk, walk. Runners on first and second with no outs. Blue Wahoos still up 4-3.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:05 PM
Louisville gets a lead-off single from Corky to start the top of the 10th.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:07 PM
Dragons give up one more in the bottom of the 8th. 5-3 after 8.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:12 PM
After walking the bases loaded, Sulbaran gets pulled in the bottom of the 5th. Clay Tanner now into pitch for the Blue Wahoos. The score is currently tied at 4.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:13 PM
Negron strikes out and Harris flies out for the first two Bats outs in the 10th. BTW the demotion has not helped Willie Harris' bat at all as he is hitting .160 in his small sample size in Louisville.

mace
05-17-2012, 11:27 PM
Dayton lost 5-4. Kyle Waldrop had a pair of doubles and Yovan Gonzalez hit a 9th-inning HR.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:28 PM
Soto grounded into a forceout after a walk moved a runner into scoring position with two outs for the Bats.

Now in the bottom of the 10th, the Red Wings have a runner on second with two outs.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:28 PM
Pensacola now trails 5-4 in the bottom of 6.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:32 PM
The Dragons get one back in the top of the 9th on a Yovan Gonzalez lead-off home run but still end up losing 5-4.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:46 PM
Miguel Rojas continues his hot stint in Louisville with an RBI single to put the Bats up 3-2 in the top of the 11th. Runners still on the corners with only one out for the Bats.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:55 PM
Blue Wahoos are still down 5-4 in the bottom of 7.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:55 PM
The Bats added another in the top of the 11th on a Peacock RBI groundout.

Jordan Smith now has two outs in the bottom of 11 with the two run lead.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:56 PM
The Bats just went final. Finally get a W.

Edd Roush
05-17-2012, 11:57 PM
Bakersfield has three hits through three innings, but neither of them are from Billy. Lohman is two for two and Josh Smith has turned in a great first two innings of work.

mace
05-18-2012, 12:52 AM
Puckett had three hits for Louisville. Pretty fair AAA debut.

Transitions aren't always so smooth. Vidal has struck out four times tonight for Pensacola.

NeilHamburger
05-18-2012, 12:54 AM
I try to be positive, but man, there just doesn't appear to be any impact bats in the Reds system. I just don't see anyone who jumps out at me as someone who could really help this team in the middle of the order in a year or two. And with the contracts given out there isn't any hope of a big free agent. I don't know, maybe it was just today's dissapointing loss, but I'm not real confident about this organizations long term offense (meaning through 2014).

Even prospects like HRod and Didi don't really project to be star type of players or middle of the order types.

mace
05-18-2012, 12:55 AM
Josh Smith has 9 K in 6 innings. Hamilton has his 39th steal. Bakersfield is 1-1 after six.

mace
05-18-2012, 12:58 AM
Curtis Partch, who had been doing very well in his transition to relief, coughed up a 3-run walkoff HR and Pensacola lost 8-5. The rest of the bullpen--especially Manno--was excellent.

mace
05-18-2012, 01:02 AM
Theo Bowe, who couldn't handle Dayton, is 6 for 10 since being promoted to Bakersfield.

dougdirt
05-18-2012, 01:33 AM
Theo Bowe, who couldn't handle Dayton, is 6 for 10 since being promoted to Bakersfield.

With two home runs. He had 2 home runs in 797 pro PA's before the promotion. When guys don't hit for power in the California League, it is a concern. When guys do, wait until they do it at another level. I want the Reds to be in the Carolina League so badly it hurts. The Cal League inflates offense and kills pitching. The Florida State League is the exact opposite. Just crazy.

RED VAN HOT
05-18-2012, 04:22 PM
Went to the Blaze game last night and sat just behind the radar gun..some impressions.

First, I suspect that the gun was registering low. I only saw one pitch reach 90 all night for either team. Josh Smith worked mostly between 77 to 89. One curve ball registered 71. Good movement in both planes on virtually all of his pitches. He gave LH hitters a hard time with a slider down and in and a fastball that tailed away (cutter?). Many swinging strikes. His stuff remained solid for all six innings.

Hamilton reached base once on an infield error and continued on to second without a play. There were four attempts to pick him off second and one to pick him off third following a steal. His speed and quickness enable him to take exceptionally long leads and still get back to the bag on pick off attempts.

Bowe is puzzling. His hits were not leg hits or bloops. One was a liner over short and the other was a double into the RF corner that he might have been able to stretch into a triple. I know most fans like power, but it is surely fun to see Hamilton and Bowe fly around the bases.

Cal league guy or not, the ball jumps off Lutz's bat. The Reds have to find him a place to play.

Unfortunately, I won't get to see Cingrani tonight as another trip to Lake Elsinore has been preempted by my granddaughter's school play.