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mace
05-29-2012, 12:25 PM
Kurtis Muller (.438) is 2 for 2. The rest of the Dragons, not so much. Dayton trails 6-0 after four. Tough start for Dan Jensen.

mace
05-29-2012, 12:26 PM
The good news: Louisville is only half that bad, trailing 3-0 after four.

With a pair of singles against Zach Duke, Willie Harris skyrockets to .222. Jeff Francis struggles.

texasdave
05-29-2012, 12:54 PM
Louisville with 10 hits through 5.2 innings and still only one run. They trail 3-1. Jeff Francis has settled down, giving up the three runs in six innings of work. Negron, Gathright, Dorn with two hits apiece. Willie Harris is three for three. Cody Puckett with one hit. Bats scored on a Negron double and a Gathright single.

texasdave
05-29-2012, 12:56 PM
James Allen with two perfect innings in relief. He has struck out three opposing hitters.

mace
05-29-2012, 01:32 PM
Interesting that Dayton can be outhitting West Michigan, 8-7, and trailing 8-0. With only one solo HR involved.

mace
05-29-2012, 01:33 PM
Brandon Dailey replaced Ryan Wright in mid-game. Don't see anything in the play-by-play that might explain it.

Edd Roush
05-29-2012, 03:10 PM
Bats lose 6-2. Willie Harris goes 4 for 4 bringing his AAA BA to .246.

There is no doubt in my mind that Willie Harris is a better hitter than Mike Costanzo. Now that his bad small sample size appears to be over, it's time to bring him up.

Edd Roush
05-29-2012, 03:12 PM
Dragons lost 8-0. Jensen allowed 6 earned in 3 innings. Muller went 3 for 4 to bring his BA to .441. Buckley went 2 for 3 including his 5th double of the year. He was hitting in the 8 hole and is still below the Mendoza line (.198).

texasdave
05-29-2012, 03:54 PM
Brandon Dailey replaced Ryan Wright in mid-game. Don't see anything in the play-by-play that might explain it.


Ryan Wright was 0 for 2 when he left the game with a sprained left wrist in the fifth inning, ending his 11-game hitting streak. Wright, batting .315, recorded the longest hitting streak of the year to date by a Dayton player. Wright will be examined on Wednesday but is not expected to miss significant time. His removal from the game was a precautionary measure. The injury occurred when Wright, covering first base on a bunt play, reached to catch a throw and was struck by the runner as he arrived at the base.

mace
05-29-2012, 04:14 PM
Does it seem like the totally uninteresting teams at Dayton and Louisville are sapping the energy out of this board--or at least the daily updates? Looking forward to when the short-season clubs get going.

texasdave
05-29-2012, 07:00 PM
A number of the more highly-regarded prospects were sent shipping over the winter. I think that has something to do with it. No Boxberger, Grandal, Torreyes, Sappelt etc. to follow. Alonso, Frazier, Cozart and Chapman up in the show. This farm system took a pretty big hit IMO.

texasdave
05-29-2012, 08:16 PM
Pensacola jumps out early scoring a run in the top of the first. LaMarre singles, Didi bunts him along, Greene doubles. 1-0 Wahoos still batting.

texasdave
05-29-2012, 08:31 PM
Jackson gets that run back in the bottom half of the inning and has a man on third with two outs.

texasdave
05-29-2012, 08:33 PM
Tony Cingrani (1.05) will try to keep his ERA under the Gibson Line (1.12). If it's Tuesday in Bakersfield we must be talking Tacos.

texasdave
05-29-2012, 09:00 PM
Jackson leading 2-1 in the third. Chris Berset singles in his first AB for the Blue Fish.

texasdave
05-29-2012, 09:04 PM
Weird double play to end the Pensacola half of the third.
Greene and Guzman draw one-out walks and then this happened:


David Vidal flies into double play, right fielder Chih-Hsien Chiang to first baseman Steven Proscia to shortstop Nick Franklin. Brodie Greene doubled off 2nd.

How far was Greene off of second to be doubled up with a relay man in the middle?

texasdave
05-29-2012, 10:46 PM
Pensacola falls 4-2. Not much to report. Brodie Greene 2 hits and a walk. Bullpen threw two scoreless frames.

texasdave
05-29-2012, 11:01 PM
Cingrani pitches a scoreless first. No score after one. (1.03)

Blitz Dorsey
05-30-2012, 01:37 AM
Blaze up 5-2 at home in the top of the 9th. Hopefully they can hold on here and get Cingrani a win, which would make him 5-1 on the season with an ERA of 1.11.

Tonight's line: 5.1 IP (I wish they'd stretch him out just a bit more), 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K). Strikeouts low for his standards but another good outing, especially in a hitters' league.

BTW, Hamilton with two more steals. Up to 54 on the season and we're not even in June yet. Wow.

Two hits tonight for Juan Duran who is safely off the interstate at .207.

klw
05-30-2012, 09:09 AM
Two hits tonight for Juan Duran who is safely off the interstate at .207.
Its been a good stretch for Duran, in his last 7 games he has 4 multi-hit games and two walks in another outing.

Blitz Dorsey
05-30-2012, 10:50 AM
The Blaze did win and Cingrani moved to 5-1 on the season with a 1.11 ERA.

Another nice performance from closer Brian Pearl, too. He now has 8 saves on the season and his overall numbers are impressive (26.1 IP, 19 H, 6 BB, 30 K). He's 24 years old and was the Reds' ninth-round pick in the '09 draft out of U of Washington. Sounds like he might be just about ready for a promotion to Pensacola considering his age and how well he's pitching this year.

Speaking of promotions to Double-A, the countdown has got to be on for Cingrani. Might as well move him up and see what he can do at a higher level. He's flat out dominating in high-A. In a "hitter's league" no less.

RedlegJake
05-30-2012, 03:58 PM
Pearl especially seems overdue given his age and his performance.

dougdirt
05-30-2012, 07:27 PM
Pearl especially seems overdue given his age and his performance.

Very young to pitching though. He was a shortstop in college and only closed his last year. Then the next year the Reds tried to make him a starter and he didn't make it through April before getting hurt. Then he pitched 2 months last year. So, he has less than two full years worth of pitching in his entire life (at least as a full time pitcher).

RedlegJake
05-30-2012, 10:07 PM
Very young to pitching though. He was a shortstop in college and only closed his last year. Then the next year the Reds tried to make him a starter and he didn't make it through April before getting hurt. Then he pitched 2 months last year. So, he has less than two full years worth of pitching in his entire life (at least as a full time pitcher).

Wow - that he has done as well as he has is even more impressive then!

RedlegJake
05-30-2012, 10:08 PM
I'd love it if something was beginning to click for Duran.