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texasdave
06-06-2012, 06:22 PM
Louisville is underway against Syracuse in game one of a twin bill. Louisville goes out in order in the top half of the first and Pedro Villareal sets down Syracuse in the bottom half of the inning. No score after one.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 06:40 PM
Villareal sets them down in order in the second. On the first pitch the Syracuse hitter drive a deep fly to left center that Gathright broke very badly on, luckily the left fielder came over and saved him with a nice catch. Villareal cruising.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 06:41 PM
Daniel Corcino gets ready to aim and fire for the Blue Wahoos tonight. Need a bounceback start from Corcino who was not too effective last time out.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Ever notice how often a player who makes a crappy play in the field leads off the next inning? Gathright goes down swinging to start the third.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 06:45 PM
Soto lunges at third strike, low and outside to end the top of the third

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 06:46 PM
Boy Louisville has an anemic lineup

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 06:48 PM
Miguel Rojas makes a nice play up the middle to get the first Chief batter 6-3

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 06:50 PM
doubleheader for Bats so its just a 7 inning game. Vilareal gets hitter 2, 1-3 on a barehanded grab and throw. Then Gathright nabs a lazy fly for 1-2-3.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 06:56 PM
2 flyballs and then Felix Perez watches a fastball chug right down the pike for strike three...my what a pretty pitch! End of three 0-0

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 07:06 PM
Villareal battles the first hitter Hofhaeur and finally gets him when Perez makes a sliding catch of a flyball in foul territory - nice play for the first out.
Former big leaguer Mark Teahen singles just to right of second
Perez grabs a fly to left for the second out
Ted Power visits the mound with Xavier Paul up to bat (7for 14 vs the Bats)
Villareal gets him to first unassisted.
Pedro working in and out, up and down mixing it up, really looking good.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 07:16 PM
Top 5 lets see if the Bats can live up to their nickname:
Corky walks to lead off the inning
Miguel Rojas slashes a single in right, fielder bobbles, Miller goes to third, Rojas has to hold.
first and third no outs and Villareal up
bunts foul. offers and misses. offers and misses K. 1 down.
Gathright up. big swing and miss. ball, ball. Grounder to 2nd Gathright safe at first on DP attempt but the umps call interference on runner at second and DP. No score.
Umps say the runner hit the second baseman's throw as he slid in.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 07:25 PM
Bad call imo. The second baseman never got a throw off. ah well.
Bottom 5 0-0

Carroll leads off with a double over Gathright's head off the wall in center. That fastball was up and scorched.
Now Rivero scorches a first pitch single and its first and third no outs.
First pitch flyball to Gathright, runner scores. 1-0 Chiefs. Suddenly they are hitting Pedro
1 down man on first
grounder to short, force at second, runner beats the relay safe at first. 2 outs
leadoff hitter Corey Brown up - grounds it Soto who tags first. Top of 6
1-0 Chiefs

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 07:40 PM
Harris leads off with a single
Fly to right. 1 down
Dorn singles to right and Harris flies around to third.
Puckett 11 pitches curveball strikeout. 2 down
Syracuse going to the pen.
Perez singles into the pen in right, 1 run scores but Dorn is duck dead trying to score from first. I don't know what Danny was thinking there. He was out by 20 feet.
Going to the bottom of the 6th score tied 1-1.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 07:44 PM
fly out to left. 1 down.
Villareal through 58 pitches. 4 hits, 0 walks, 1 K
Teahen grounds Soto unassisted. 2 down
Bynum batting for Moore. 4-3 on 2nd pitch.
1-2-3 on 6 pitches.
tied 1-1 after 6 full.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 07:56 PM
Miller leads off for the Bats. Remember this is the 9th inning for all purposes - the game is scheduled for 7.
Miller walks. Peacock pinch runs for him.
Rojas bunts perfectly. 1-3 sacrifice. Peacock to 2nd.
Rhinehart batting for Villareal. Grounds it down 1stbase line 3-1. Peacock goes to 3rd. 2 down.
Gathright up. Wide open stance one foot way out in front and to left. Grounds out 4-3.

Still tied 1-1. Bottom of 7th coming up.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 08:05 PM
Peacock and Christiani batterymates for the Bats

X Paul leads off and greets Christiani with a single to right.
Christiani throws clothesline hard. flat and straight.
Carroll sacrifices to Soto unassisted who tags him out. 1 down.
Intentional walk to Rivero.
Negrych pinch hitting.
Almost picked off Paul at second. very close.
Negrych blasts it over the right fielder's head. Walkoff win for the Chiefs.

RedlegJake
06-06-2012, 08:20 PM
Playiung 2 but I'm going to watch the Reds game and the Wahoos and Blaze tonight.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 08:29 PM
Dragons fall behind 2-0 after one. Tanner Robles with a rough first. 2 hits, 2 walks, 2 wild pitches and one HBP leads to two runs.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 08:50 PM
Wirfin Obispo retires Syracuse in the top of the first to start game number two on a positive note.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 08:54 PM
Robles has settled down nicely, giving up just one hit in the next three innings. Dayton offense snoozing. 2-0 still.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Bats go down in order in the home half of the first.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 09:17 PM
No runs and no hits for either team through two in Louisville. Obispo with three walks and three strike outs.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 09:19 PM
Dayton plates 4 in the 4th. Terry doubles, Selsky singles, Waldrop singles, Buckley doubles, Silva singles.

corkedbat
06-06-2012, 09:22 PM
Boy Louisville has an anemic lineup

And the really sad thing for Bats fans is (unless Jocketty can bring in some solid AAAA-types over the winter) there isn't much that's gonna change offensively for a season or two. Maybe Rodriguez, Gregorious, LeMarre and Parrish next year, but nothing too exciting. The pitching staff should be fairly solid though.

DGullett35
06-06-2012, 09:51 PM
Thanks for the updates guys. I really enjoy reading the Minor League thread. One of the first threads I go to when logging in. Great work. Really appreciate it.:thumbup:

DGullett35
06-06-2012, 10:01 PM
The kid pitching vs. Bakersfield tonight is Andrew Chafin. He's a LH and is from Western Reserve high school about an hour south of Cleveland. He played at Kent State and was a 1st round pick of the Diamond Backs last year. The kid is going to be good. He throws in the mid 90's and is 3-1 with a 3.57 ERA so far this year. 82 SO in 63 innings. Ive been following him since his college days, and will continue to root for him. The kid can pitch. I hope to see him in the bigs some day.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 10:11 PM
Through six innings in the nightcap there has been exactly one hit. It belongs to Neftali Soto. Unfortunately, he has been the Bats only baserunner. Syracuse has five walks.

Update: With two outs in the top of the seventh Syracuse gets their first hit.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 10:15 PM
Dayton wins 5-2. Robles wobbled in the first but straightened himself out and pitched six strong. Dennhardt with two shutout frames. Ryan Kemp earned the save with a scoreless ninth.
Dayton had seven hits, five in a four-run fourth. Joe Terry had two doubles.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 10:17 PM
After six 2/3s hitless innings, Syracuse gets a double, an intentional walk and a single to grab a 1-0 lead. They are on the verge of scoring 3 runs and winning both ends of a double header.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 10:19 PM
In an oddity, Syracuse was the home team in game one and Louisville was the home team in game two. In 13 innings the Bats have scored one run on six hits.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 10:21 PM
Bats retired in order in the home half of the 7th to drop a pair.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 10:23 PM
Pensacola with three singles through four inning as they trail 1-0. Vidal, Lamarre and Hunt with base hits. Corcino pitching well tonight. 4IP 4H 1ER 1BB 4K.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 11:12 PM
LaMarre and Gregorius with two-out singles in the fifth but are left stranded. Pensacola trails 2-0. Chris Manno with two spotless frames, highlighted by 3 Ks. ERA down to 2.38.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 11:33 PM
Drew Hayes hurled a scoreless 8th. Three flies. One each to left, center and right. LaMarre with his third hit of the night to start the 8th. One out later Brodie Greene reaches on an error. Runners on second and third with one out, trailing 2-0.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 11:38 PM
Visalia Landlubbers enter the Shark Tank tonight. This one isn't gonna end up well for them.

Three up and three down for Visalia in the first.
Six up and six down for Mr. Rogers.

texasdave
06-06-2012, 11:40 PM
A Josh Fellhauer sac fly cuts the deficit in half. 2-1. Two outs. Runner in scoring position. Greene is left stranded. Drew Hayes strikes out the side in the top of the ninth around a single.
Wahoos batting in the bottom of the ninth, needing one to tie and two for the walk-off.
David Vidal grounds out but Stephen Hunt draws a one-out walk and the Blue Fish are in business.
Mark Fleury comes up empty and Pensacola is down to its final out.
Yordanys Perez hitting for Hayes.
Ryan LaMarre, with three hits already for the evening, stands in the on-deck circle.
No joy in Mudville as Might Yordanys has struck out.

texasdave
06-07-2012, 08:01 AM
Chad Rogers 7.2 innings of one-run baseball, giving up just three hits and walking noone. He struck out four. The only blemish was a solo shot in the 8th.
Billy Hamilton was one for three with two walks. He stole 4 bases (67). Travis Mattair was 2 for 2 with a couple of free passes. Dominic D'Anna went yard.
Bakersfield prevails 5-1.

texasdave
06-07-2012, 08:03 AM
Bakersfield has the best record in the California League and lead the Northern Division. They are 34-25 and are 8-2 in their last ten games. San Jose has taken a nosedive, losing 9 of 10.

Scrap Irony
06-07-2012, 11:14 AM
Rogers has done nothing but pitch well, both in the pen and as a starter. He's a year too old for High A, but his numbers are outstanding. Good career K/IP (8.0), great control this season, very good BAA both this year and for his career (.222).

Interesting to see if he moves to AA at the halfway point of the season or is moved up due to signings.

lollipopcurve
06-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Very impressed with Rogers this year. I think he may have emerged as a legit SP prospect. I watched him some on MILB TV and was impressed. He may need something a little off-speed to complement his fastball/slider, but he definitely showed nice velocity, movement and command with his prime artillery. Put him with those 4 guys in Pensacola and I think you may have a legit "next wave" of starters out of which more than 1 guy may ultimately fit in a big-league rotation. The timing sets up nicely in re: the current Reds group.

Benihana
06-07-2012, 11:59 AM
Very impressed with Rogers this year. I think he may have emerged as a legit SP prospect. I watched him some on MILB TV and was impressed. He may need something a little off-speed to complement his fastball/slider, but he definitely showed nice velocity, movement and command with his prime artillery. Put him with those 4 guys in Pensacola and I think you may have a legit "next wave" of starters out of which more than 1 guy may ultimately fit in a big-league rotation. The timing sets up nicely in re: the current Reds group.

I'd be interested to see what he can do as the fifth member of that Pensacola rotation before I'm ready to proclaim him as a legit SP prospect. If he can hold his own as a member of that rotation, I'll be impressed. At this point, however, I still have Jacob Johnson rated slightly higher (better frame, year younger, more upside).

I wonder when the last time was a team had their five best starting pitching prospects all in the same minor league rotation?

lollipopcurve
06-07-2012, 12:04 PM
At this point, however, I still have Jacob Johnson rated slightly higher (better frame, year younger, more upside).

That's fine. For me, Rogers is well ahead of Johnson.

klw
06-07-2012, 12:29 PM
Billy Hamilton was one for three with two walks. He stole 4 bases (67).

This year the Blaze have played 59 games, Hamilton has appeared in 56 and has 67 SB. Last year on the same date Dayton had played 57 games and Hamilton had 45 steals. After 59 games he had 48 steals, but I don't know how many game Hamilton had actually played in.

texasdave
06-07-2012, 12:38 PM
This year the Blaze have played 59 games, Hamilton has appeared in 56 and has 67 SB. Last year on the same date Dayton had played 57 games and Hamilton had 45 steals. After 59 games he had 48 steals, but I don't know how many game Hamilton had actually played in.

Billy Hamilton is on pace for 159 steals. The all-time record, as far as I could ascertain, is 145 held by Vince Coleman. Unless someone knows of a higher number that is what Hamilton is shooting for.
Amazingly, Bakersfield, as a team, is just barely ahead of Lake Elsinore in the stolen base category - 116 to 108.

MikeS21
06-07-2012, 01:19 PM
In an oddity, Syracuse was the home team in game one and Louisville was the home team in game two. In 13 innings the Bats have scored one run on six hits.
Wait a minute ... did I wander into a Reds' game thread by accident? :p