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TOBTTReds
06-19-2012, 09:29 PM
Man the excitement here for Stephenson's start is overwhelming! :confused:

Anyway. Great start for him in inning 1.

Single
Single
K
K
K

The only problem was there was a steal, Gomez (C) threw it into CF and a run scored.

TOBTTReds
06-19-2012, 09:35 PM
Missoula Top of the 2nd
Breland Almadova grounds out, second baseman Robert Ramirez to first baseman Carlos Sanchez.
Yosbel Gutierrez strikes out swinging.
Justin Bianco grounds out, second baseman Robert Ramirez to first baseman Carlos Sanchez.

dougdirt
06-19-2012, 09:38 PM
Man the excitement here for Stephenson's start is overwhelming! :confused:

Anyway. Great start for him in inning 1.

Single
Single
K
K
K

The only problem was there was a steal, Gomez (C) threw it into CF and a run scored.
Haha. I am excited about it.... just incredibly busy trying to follow 4 games at once.

TOBTTReds
06-19-2012, 09:40 PM
Haha. I am excited about it.... just incredibly busy trying to follow 4 games at once.

Whoa, new avatar. Welcome.

TOBTTReds
06-19-2012, 09:41 PM
The two hitters I'm watching most in this game are Winker and Rosa, and both K'd first time through.

AWA85
06-19-2012, 09:44 PM
Winker is RACKING up the K's in his first two games.

AWA85
06-19-2012, 09:48 PM
6 K's through 3 innings for Stephenson!

TOBTTReds
06-19-2012, 09:49 PM
Another good inning. After a leadoff walk.

Missoula Top of the 3rd
John Leonard walks.
Pedro Ruiz called out on strikes.
With Socrates Brito batting, John Leonard caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Wagner Gomez to shortstop Brandon Dailey.
Socrates Brito strikes out swinging.

3 IP, 2 H, 6 K, 1 BB

TOBTTReds
06-19-2012, 09:55 PM
Missoula Top of the 4th
Jake Lamb lines out to second baseman Robert Ramirez.
Kyle Koeneman strikes out swinging.
Michael Perez called out on strikes.

14 K's tonight from both teams in 3 1/2 innings

4 IP, 2 H, 8 K, 1 BB for Stephenson

AWA85
06-19-2012, 10:14 PM
Count me in as excited about Stephenson now!

TOBTTReds
06-19-2012, 10:22 PM
Stephenson escapes trouble in the 5th. Had to get 4 outs after an error.

Missoula Top of the 5th
Breland Almadova grounds out, shortstop Brandon Dailey to first baseman Carlos Sanchez.
Yosbel Gutierrez doubles (1) on a ground ball to left fielder Jesse Winker.
Justin Bianco reaches on a fielder's choice out, third baseman Gabriel Rosa to second baseman Robert Ramirez. Yosbel Gutierrez out at 2nd.
John Leonard reaches on force attempt, fielding error by shortstop Brandon Dailey. Justin Bianco to 2nd.
Pedro Ruiz grounds out, catcher Wagner Gomez to first baseman Carlos Sanchez.

TOBTTReds
06-19-2012, 10:27 PM
Stephenson is out after his 5 innings.

5 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 8 K.

That's a heck of a debut. Great work. Even had 3 errors behind him, so he had some extra work to do.

dougdirt
06-19-2012, 10:32 PM
Stephenson also had 6 ground outs to 0 fly outs.

mace
06-19-2012, 10:47 PM
Billings tied it 1-1 on a double by Robert Maddox and single by Carlos Sanchez. Nolan Becker threw a nice 1.2 innings.

TOBTTReds
06-19-2012, 10:50 PM
Stephenson also had 6 ground outs to 0 fly outs.

Nice, didn't catch that part.

mace
06-19-2012, 10:56 PM
Louisville won 4-2, with HRs from Cody Puckett and Dioner Navarro. Puckett was 2-2. Scott Carroll, Donnie Joseph and Jordan Smith threw 3.1 scoreless innings in relief of Ryan Feierabend.

dougdirt
06-19-2012, 11:01 PM
Stephenson also had 6 ground outs to 0 fly outs.

His three hits: line drive, grounder, grounder.

That is good, right?

Superdude
06-19-2012, 11:01 PM
Stephenson is out after his 5 innings.

5 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 8 K.

That's a heck of a debut. Great work. Even had 3 errors behind him, so he had some extra work to do.

:clap: If he did that with a working changeup, I'd say every second spent in Arizona was worth it. Pretty smart idea to make sure he has all the tools in place before putting him into competition mode. Love it! So stoked to see him and Traveiso move up the system.

mace
06-19-2012, 11:02 PM
Sulbaran threw a scoreless inning for the winning South team in the Southern League A-S game, giving up one hit and striking out one.

dougdirt
06-19-2012, 11:05 PM
:clap: If he did that with a working changeup, I'd say every second spent in Arizona was worth it. Pretty smart idea to make sure he has all the tools in place before putting him into competition mode. Love it! So stoked to see him and Traveiso move up the system.

I listened. He was throwing the change up. Mostly using it as his third pitch, but he was using it often enough along with his curveball as his outpitch. I didn't keep pitch-by-pitch stats, but aside from his one walk, I don't recall him getting into trouble with the count at all and even that came on a full count.

dougdirt
06-19-2012, 11:06 PM
Sulbaran threw a scoreless inning for the winning South team in the Southern League A-S game, giving up one hit and striking out one.

His hit was an easy out had the shift not been on. He absolutely jammed the hitter who hit it off the handle at about 15 MPH on the ground to where the 3B would normally be playing.

mace
06-19-2012, 11:15 PM
In the Midwest League A-S game, Ryan Wright went 1-3 with an RBI for his East team, which won 18-2.

mace
06-19-2012, 11:19 PM
Hamilton was 1-5 with 2 SB for the California League all-stars, which lost to the Carolina League 9-1. He scored his team's only run by bunting for a hit to lead off the game, stealing second and third and coming home on a ground out.

Chad Rogers gave up a hit and run in one IP. Brian Pearl threw a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.

BuckeyeRedleg
06-19-2012, 11:32 PM
Dioner Navarro is still en fuego.

dougdirt
06-19-2012, 11:39 PM
Chad Rogers gave up a hit and run in one IP.

Rogers run was unearned.

mace
06-19-2012, 11:42 PM
Nick Routt pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief for Billings, every out a K. Matt Wiley got the last out of the top of the 10th on a fine running catch in LF by Jesse Winker. Still 1-1.

mace
06-19-2012, 11:47 PM
Wagner Gomez reached on a one-out infield single and Brandon Dailey sent him to third on a nicely executed hit-and-run single.

mace
06-19-2012, 11:49 PM
Jon Matthews grounds a single through SS and Billings wins 2-1 in 10.

dougdirt
06-20-2012, 06:42 AM
I got these two tweets last night from a fan who was at the game in Billings (https://twitter.com/#!/jerjorgenson):

sat right behind home plate in Billings tonight.. Hand held radar gun on scout in front of me hit 96.. Stephenson was impressive

I thought Stephenson had nasty off speed stuff... Saw 79 on gun...lots of swings and misses...

dougdirt
06-20-2012, 06:45 AM
Good article at the Billings Gazette on the game (http://billingsgazette.com/sports/baseball/professional/minor/pioneer-league/mustangs/former-no-pick-stephenson-shines-in-mustangs-debut/article_dfc42dee-02f6-5c3d-944b-85461c1a9668.html).

There is video at the link too.

Pat Kelly was very impressed with all of his pitches and talked about it in the postgame interview.

bellhead
06-20-2012, 08:26 AM
I got these two tweets last night from a fan who was at the game in Billings (https://twitter.com/#!/jerjorgenson):

sat right behind home plate in Billings tonight.. Hand held radar gun on scout in front of me hit 96.. Stephenson was impressive

I thought Stephenson had nasty off speed stuff... Saw 79 on gun...lots of swings and misses...

That big of change in velocity will miss a ton of bats in the majors no wonder he was killing them in Billings last night.

TOBTTReds
06-20-2012, 08:57 AM
And in other Billings news... http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/naked-peta-demonstrators-shower-in-downtown-billings/article_eacdbe33-19f5-5418-a31a-95360e3f3710.html