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Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 02:40 PM
Louisville up 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth. Feierabend is pitching a shutout so far.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 02:41 PM
Feierabend has actually only allowed one hit through 5 2/3. Gathright has two hits to bring his BA up to .302.

dougdirt
06-24-2012, 02:42 PM
Robert Stephenson takes the mound for Billings in 18 minutes.

dougdirt
06-24-2012, 02:43 PM
Daniel Corcino threw another no hit inning to start today. He did walk 3 batters and gave up a run though. Blue Wahoos down 1-0. Gregorius had a single in the first.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 02:43 PM
Also a wild pitch for Corcino in the first inning. Looks like he had a real wild start of the game.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 02:44 PM
Bakersfield starts at 5:05.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 02:45 PM
Dayton up 1-0 in the bottom of three on the heels of a Drew Stubbs RBI single.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 02:47 PM
AZL Reds play at 10 pm tonight.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 02:48 PM
Feierabend gets through the bottom of the sixth without giving up a hit, although he did walk a guy. His great start today continues.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 02:48 PM
Blue Wahoos go down 1-2-3 in the top of the second.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 02:58 PM
Louisville doesn't score in the top of the 7th despite Joey Gathright's third hit of the day.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 02:59 PM
Corcino walks another batter in the second, but then gets the next three. 1-0 Lookouts after two. PJ Phillips leads off with a single in the top of three.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 03:00 PM
Quezada gets through the top of four without giving up a run. Still 1-0 Dragons in the middle of four.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 03:06 PM
Feierabend gets through the bottom of the seventh without allowing a run, despite giving up a walk. Tack on two more Ks for him which brings him to five on the day.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 03:07 PM
No runs for Pensacola in the top of the third. Corcino popped up a bunt, and then LaMarre popped out. PJ Phillips did steal second, but then Gregorius K'd.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 03:11 PM
Of Corcino's first 50 pitches today, 31 are balls. Ouch.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 03:12 PM
Yorman singled in the bottom of the fourth. No runs for the Dragons in the bottom of four. 1-0 Dragons after four.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 03:17 PM
Janish and Dorn walk with two outs in the top of eight.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 03:18 PM
Puckett follows that up with a walk. Bases juiced for the Bats.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 03:21 PM
Daryl Jones strikes out with the bases loaded and two outs to end the Bats' eight. Still 2-0 Bats in the middle of eight.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 03:22 PM
Two Blue Wahoos walk in the top of four, but none score. Still 1-0 Lookouts in the middle of four.

Edd Roush
06-24-2012, 03:22 PM
Bowling Green adds one in the top of five on a bomb. Now 1-1 in the middle of five.

texasdave
06-24-2012, 03:53 PM
Stephenson two hitless innings. One walk and two batters struck out. Billings leads 1-0. Dickinson homered. Excuse me. Winker does have a double.

mace
06-24-2012, 03:58 PM
Hoover and Joseph finish off the shutout for Louisville, 2-0. Bats pitchers gave up only three hits--two by Joseph. Gathright had four by himself--more than half of Louisville's total.

mace
06-24-2012, 04:10 PM
Pensacola tied it 3-3 with three in the sixth. Beau Mills came up big again with a 2-run double. Corcino was relieved by Serrano after four innings.

mace
06-24-2012, 04:11 PM
Stephenson finally blinked, giving up three in the third (two earned). Billings trails 3-1.

dougdirt
06-24-2012, 04:29 PM
Stephenson's final line:


IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
4.0 4 3 1 1 4 0 2.00


Groundouts-flyouts: Stephenson 4-1
Batters faced: Stephenson 17

mace
06-24-2012, 04:35 PM
Brian Pearl, trying to build on the great success he had out of the Bakersfield bullpen, gave the three runs right back--plus one--and Pensacola trails 7-3 after six.

mace
06-24-2012, 04:47 PM
Dayton drops a 3-2 decision. Kyle Waldrop and Yovan Gonzalez each went 2-3 with a walk. Quezada and Cole Green pitched well.

mace
06-24-2012, 04:49 PM
Brodie Greene's second 2-run double keys a 2-run rally and Pensacola pulls within 7-5 in the seventh.

dougdirt
06-24-2012, 04:57 PM
scoring change in the Billings game removed one of Stephenson's earned runs. It has been reflected in the numbers above.

mace
06-24-2012, 05:09 PM
A three-run shot by Brandon Dailey puts Billings up 4-3 in the middle of the seventh.

mace
06-24-2012, 05:25 PM
Beau Mills unloads again. A three-run bomb in the top of the ninth with Greene (3-4) and Brian Peacock (2-4) aboard gives Pensacola an 8-7 lead headed into the bottom. The Wahoos have scored all eight runs from the sixth inning on.

mace
06-24-2012, 05:33 PM
Justin Freeman finishes it and Pensacola pulls out a nice come-from-behind victory, 8-7.

The Wahoos' lineup is not the strongest, but Mills seems to have given it a nice boost. Given the very strong pitching on that roster, Pensacola could be poised to make a run in the second half.

mace
06-24-2012, 05:42 PM
Billings goes down, 6-4.

bellhead
06-24-2012, 06:23 PM
Looks like Steph... ran into some problems today with the defense 1 ER while 4 were scored...

mace
06-24-2012, 07:17 PM
Pat Doyle took a pounding (though three runs were unearned) and Bakersfield trails 9-5 in the middle of the seventh. Hamilton has two walks and two steals (89). Bowe also has two steals. Selsky has a pair of doubles.

Not sure why Justice French has been lately pitching out of the bullpen instead of the rotation. I suppose it could be an innings thing.

mace
06-24-2012, 07:49 PM
Hamilton's up to 90. Kurtis Muller hit a 2-run HR for Bakersfield to pull the Blaze within 9-7 in the top of the 9th. With one out, Hamilton singled and stole on the first pitch, his third of the day. Seems like an odd time to steal except that it precludes the DP.

mace
06-24-2012, 07:50 PM
Singles by Niko Vasquez and Dominic D'Anna make it 9-8 with one out, runners on first and second.

Bakersfield has made five errors in the game.

mace
06-24-2012, 07:51 PM
Mattair's weak single to right ties the game. The runners advance to second and third on the throw. Duran up.

mace
06-24-2012, 07:53 PM
Duran bounces one off the SS for an infield single. D'Anna scores to give the Blaze a 10-9 lead but Mattair is tagged out between second and third.

Edit: They changed it to an error on the SS.

mace
06-24-2012, 07:55 PM
Selsky doubles to right. Second and third with two outs (still 10-9). The outs came on a disputed third strike call (on Bowe) and the baserunning gaffe.

mace
06-24-2012, 07:59 PM
Chris Berset, who started the inning with a single, smacks a double down the right field line to plate two more. Seven runs for Bakersfield in the ninth to make it 12-9. The Blaze's biggest inning of the season.

mace
06-24-2012, 07:59 PM
Muller singles in Berset. Eight runs in the inning. It's 13-9. Crazy.

mace
06-24-2012, 08:02 PM
Bowe's stand-up triple scores Muller. Tenth hit of the inning. Nine runs. It's 14-9.

mace
06-24-2012, 08:05 PM
Hamilton draws his third walk of the game. They're not holding him on, but he's not running.

Vasquez walks to load the bases.

mace
06-24-2012, 08:09 PM
D'Anna bounces out to finally end the top of the ninth. Fifteen men to the plate. Ten hits. Nine runs.

mace
06-24-2012, 08:16 PM
Chris Joyce makes short work of the bottom of the 9th--his second perfect inning--and Bakersfield wins 14-9.

Scrap Irony
06-24-2012, 10:05 PM
Hamilton now has a 14% BB rate to go along with his 16% K rate. For the year, his obp is over .425, his SB rate is over 84% and his slugging is over .450.

Last ten games, he's hitting .400, with 11 BBs and 6 Ks. He's also stolen at least one base in nine of the past 10 games.

In June's 20 games (97 ABs), Hamilton has the following numbers:

.370/ 21 BB/ 13 Ks/ 33 SB/ 5 CS /.505 OBP/ .452 SLG/ .957 OPS

So, to sum up:

Great at the beginning of the year, struggled as pitchers adjusted, even better now that he's adjusted back.
Showing signs of figuring out high K rate AND improving his eye at the plate.

corkedbat
06-24-2012, 10:25 PM
There have been some lean times for some of the Reds farm clubs this year, but I get the feeling it may just be growing pains. I think that come next season, there may just be some pretty decent talent at all levels.

corkedbat
06-24-2012, 10:34 PM
Mitch Clarke gets the start tonight and retires the Padres 1-2-3 in the top of the first with 2 K's.

The AZL Reds lineup:

Ty Washington 2B
Tanner Rahier 3B
Denis Phipps LF
Donald Lutz DH
Brayan Arias CF
Argenis Aldazoro RF
Ponciano Flores 1B
Julio Morillo C
Brent Peterson SS

corkedbat
06-24-2012, 10:37 PM
There have been some lean times for some of the Reds farm clubs this year, but I get the feeling it may just be growing pains. I think that come next season, there may just be some pretty decent talent at all levels.

corkedbat
06-24-2012, 10:49 PM
The AZL Reds comes up with two in the bottom of the first. Rahier doubled, moved to second on a PB and scored on a Denis Phipps single. Lutz reached base and Phipps scored the second run on an error by the Padre 3B.

The Padres came back with a run of their own that scored on an error by Clarke. He did strick out his third batter in two innings.

corkedbat
06-24-2012, 11:21 PM
The verry essence of Small sample Size, but Beau Mills seems to like his new surroundings.

Through two games:

5-8, 2 R, 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, BB, .625/.667/1.500/2.167

That might be a bit tricky to maintain though.

corkedbat
06-24-2012, 11:35 PM
The AZl games are very slow in updating and I'm getting ready to hit the sack.

Reds 1B Ponciano Flores singled leading off the bottom of the 2nd, but was thrown out stealing. The next two hitters went down in order. Both failed to score in the third too. Still 2-1 Reds, heading to the 4th.

mace
06-24-2012, 11:43 PM
Good to have Mitch Clarke back. He showed quite a bit of promise last year in Dayton, but had been on the shelf until tonight's start for the AZL Reds. He went two innings and gave up one run on one hit, no walks, three strikeouts.

Now, about Jonathan Perez. He pitched tonight, as well, and got knocked around severely, which is why the Reds now trail 9-2. But who is this guy? Last year, the Reds signed a 16-year-old Venezuelan pitcher for $825,000. So, apparently, this is not that guy. This guy is 21 years old and from Santo Domingo. So either there's been some weird mistake or the Reds have two pitchers named Jonathan Perez.

corkedbat
06-24-2012, 11:48 PM
Evidently Mitch Clarke only went the first two innings/

2.0 1 1 1 0 3 0 4.50 (WP)

Even though Clarke walked no one, he did have a WP that allowed his only run.

He was relieved by Jonathan Perez who made it through a scoreless 4rd, but wasn't so luck in the 4th.

His final line:

1.2 5 7 7 3 1 0 37.80 (Ouch!) (2 WP)


He was relieved by Richard McCaffery who got the last out of the4th and finished pitched the fifth, giving up another run of his own in the 4th.

Other than a BB to Lutz, the Reds did nothing in the bottom of the 4th or 5th the Pads went ton in order in their half of the 5th. The 8-run 4th now puts the Padres up 8-2 going to the top of the sixth.

corkedbat
06-24-2012, 11:51 PM
McCaffery retires the Padres 1-2-3 for the second straight inning. He's now retired 7 in a row.

corkedbat
06-24-2012, 11:59 PM
The Vets get one back in the bottom of the 6th. Phipps triples and Lutz follows him to the plate with a double. Now 9-3 Padres going to the 7th.

corkedbat
06-25-2012, 12:04 AM
After giving up a 2B to start the Top of the 7th, McCaffery gets the next three batters. 9-3 going to the bottom of the inning.

corkedbat
06-25-2012, 12:31 AM
The baby Reds whittle away with 3 more in the bottom of the 7th. Now 9-6 lil Padres going to the 8th.

AZL Reds Bottom of the 7th

Pitcher Change: Malcom Diaz replaces Christopher Nunn.
Ponciano Flores singles on a line drive to right fielder Wynton Bernard.
Julio Morillo flies out to right fielder Wynton Bernard.
Brent Peterson walks. Ponciano Flores to 2nd.
With Ty Washington batting, wild pitch by Malcom Diaz, Ponciano Flores to 3rd. Brent Peterson to 2nd.
Ty Washington walks.
With Tanner Rahier batting, wild pitch by Malcom Diaz, Ponciano Flores scores. Brent Peterson to 3rd.
Tanner Rahier walks. Ty Washington to 2nd.
Pitcher Change: Drew Harrelson replaces Malcom Diaz.
Denis Phipps out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Wynton Bernard. Brent Peterson scores. Ty Washington to 3rd.
Donald Lutz singles on a line drive to center fielder Edwin Moreno. Ty Washington scores. Tanner Rahier to 2nd.
Brayan Arias flies out to right fielder Wynton Bernard.

corkedbat
06-25-2012, 12:33 AM
Michael Slater in to pitch the 8th for the Reds. Despite giving up a run in is first third of an inning, McCaffery had a fine outing.

3.1 3 1 1 0 3 0 2.08 (1 WP)

corkedbat
06-25-2012, 01:05 AM
The Padres get one in their half of the 8th and the Reds tally 2 more in the bottom of the inning. The second run scored when 1B Ponciano Flores stole home on the frontend of a double steal. 10-8 Padres going to the ninth.

AZL Reds Bottom of the 8th

Pitcher Change: Collin Reynolds replaces Drew Harrelson.
Argenis Aldazoro singles on a line drive to center fielder Edwin Moreno.
Ponciano Flores hit by pitch. Argenis Aldazoro to 2nd.
With Julio Morillo batting, wild pitch by Collin Reynolds, Argenis Aldazoro to 3rd. Ponciano Flores to 2nd.
Julio Morillo grounds out, third baseman Gabriel Quintana to first baseman Luis Tejada. Argenis Aldazoro scores.
Brent Peterson singles on a line drive to right fielder Wynton Bernard. Ponciano Flores to 3rd.
With Ty Washington batting, Ponciano Flores steals (1) home. Brent Peterson steals (3) 2nd base.
Ty Washington called out on strikes.
With Tanner Rahier batting, Brent Peterson steals (4) 3rd base.
Tanner Rahier walks.
Jonathan Reynoso grounds into a force out, third baseman Gabriel Quintana to second baseman Malquiel Brito. Tanner Rahier out at 2nd.

corkedbat
06-25-2012, 01:07 AM
Mike Saunders came on to pitch a 1-2-3 ninth in relief of Michale Salter. The Reds with one more shot, trailing 10-8.

corkedbat
06-25-2012, 01:09 AM
CF Bryan Arias reached on a one-out error, but that was it. The AZL Reds fall 10-8.