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mace
05-18-2012, 09:52 PM
Felix Perez somehow has a HR, but Louisville, not as surprisingly, trails. It's 5-2 after eight. Francis went five, and Josh Judy had this curious line: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K.

mace
05-18-2012, 09:55 PM
Tim Gustafson turned in a nice start and Pensacola leads 2-1 after eight. Yordanys Perez drove in both runs with singles. Donnie J going for the save.

mace
05-18-2012, 09:58 PM
Dayton scored two in the top of the seventh to go up 3-2 at Bowling Green. Dan Jensen went six innings. Ryan Wright has a couple hits.

mace
05-18-2012, 10:05 PM
The final score of the latest Louisville defeat is 5-3. The rest of the lineup matched Perez's three hits.

mace
05-18-2012, 10:10 PM
Vidal makes a very, very nice barehand pickup (according to the Wahoos announcer) on a medium-hit grounder to third for the first out of the ninth.

mace
05-18-2012, 10:12 PM
1-2-3 ninth wraps it up for Joseph and Pensacola, 2-1.

mace
05-18-2012, 10:15 PM
McMyne looking for the Dayton save.

Tom Nichols pronounces it Mick-MIN. I had assumed it was Mick-MINE.

mace
05-18-2012, 10:20 PM
McMyne nails it down, 3-2.

dougdirt
05-18-2012, 10:58 PM
Bakersfield is up 2-0 through 3. Cingrani has 6 strikeouts.

dougdirt
05-18-2012, 11:01 PM
As soon as I say it, Cingrani gives up a solo HR off of the top of the wall. Blaze up 2-1.

dougdirt
05-18-2012, 11:38 PM
Cingrani with 10 strikeouts through 5. Heading back out for the 6th. Blaze up 2-1.

dougdirt
05-18-2012, 11:57 PM
Cingrani - final line: 6ip, 5h, 1er (HR), 0bb, 12k. 90 pitches.

Blaze up 2-1 in the 7th.

dougdirt
05-19-2012, 12:06 AM
Brooks Pinckard came in for Cingrani and has blown the lead. Blaze down 3-2 and Lake Elsinore is still threatening in the 7th.

dougdirt
05-19-2012, 12:07 AM
The guy who took Cingrani deep earlier in the game just hit a 3 run bomb off of Pinckard. Blaze down 6-2. This guy had 1 at bat on the season coming into tonight, 4 days ago.

dougdirt
05-19-2012, 12:53 AM
Bakersfield loses 6-3.

membengal
05-19-2012, 07:30 AM
My unsolicited Cingrani thought...I am puzzled why they haven't called him to AA, given that he is so completely destroying a hitters league at a slightly advanced age, and my off-the-cuff explanation?

They are shining him up to trade him a la Zach Stewart because they don't really believe in his long-term prospects as a starting pitcher as he moves up the ladder. So they leave him be to dominate and up his prospect status as a prelude to getting maximum value for him.

Just my random thought.

Scrap Irony
05-19-2012, 10:25 AM
I believe you're absolutely correct. (Lutz is another who might also be dealt despite hitting very well and needing another challenge.)

dougdirt
05-19-2012, 10:38 AM
My unsolicited Cingrani thought...I am puzzled why they haven't called him to AA, given that he is so completely destroying a hitters league at a slightly advanced age, and my off-the-cuff explanation?

They are shining him up to trade him a la Zach Stewart because they don't really believe in his long-term prospects as a starting pitcher as he moves up the ladder. So they leave him be to dominate and up his prospect status as a prelude to getting maximum value for him.

Just my random thought.

Could be. Also could be that they want him to work specifically with Rigo Beltran with a certain pitch. Right now, Cingrani needs to work with his secondary pitches. His fastball is outstanding and he can throw it just about anywhere he wants to. He can dominate with that pitch at this level almost without throwing anything else if he wanted to. His off speed pitches, he doesn't seem to trust that much even though they can be good. It will be interesting to see.

Edd Roush
05-19-2012, 11:25 AM
0-for Billy last night. Lutz had a couple singles last night, including an RBI. Bowe with a couple singles as well last night, bringing his BA down to .563.

Edd Roush
05-19-2012, 11:30 AM
Vidal picked up his first AA hit yesterday. He is still just 1 for 16 with 7 K, but at least he saw some success last night.

redsfandan
05-20-2012, 02:03 PM
My unsolicited Cingrani thought...I am puzzled why they haven't called him to AA, given that he is so completely destroying a hitters league at a slightly advanced age, and my off-the-cuff explanation?

They are shining him up to trade him a la Zach Stewart because they don't really believe in his long-term prospects as a starting pitcher as he moves up the ladder. So they leave him be to dominate and up his prospect status as a prelude to getting maximum value for him.

Just my random thought.


Could be. Also could be that they want him to work specifically with Rigo Beltran with a certain pitch. Right now, Cingrani needs to work with his secondary pitches. His fastball is outstanding and he can throw it just about anywhere he wants to. He can dominate with that pitch at this level almost without throwing anything else if he wanted to. His off speed pitches, he doesn't seem to trust that much even though they can be good. It will be interesting to see.

Maybe they just don't want to rush a promotion. He's only got 46 innings. The all-star game is June 19th. He could get up to 75 innings by then and be in AA the rest of the year.

membengal
05-23-2012, 06:34 AM
Maybe they just don't want to rush a promotion. He's only got 46 innings. The all-star game is June 19th. He could get up to 75 innings by then and be in AA the rest of the year.

Still advanced age-wise for his level. So, no, I don't agree a promotion now would be rushing things.

klw
05-23-2012, 08:46 AM
Still advanced age-wise for his level. So, no, I don't agree a promotion now would be rushing things.

Cingrani was drafted out of college a little shy of his 22nd birthday- started him at Billings. Leake was drafted out of college a little shy of his 22nd birthday- started him out in the bigs. (did he do the Arizona Fall league?) If Cingrani is ready, move him up. If he needs to work on his secondary pitches, have him where ever is best to do that and move him faster later if he gets the advanced secondary stuff.