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texasdave
06-27-2012, 07:44 PM
Louisville falls to the Bisons of Buffalo in a matinee game. The score was 9-4. This snapped a nine-game Bats' winning streak. Joey Gathright (.306) with three hits. Dioner Navarro (.338) with a pair. Danny Dorn chipped in a couple as well
Pedro Villareal was spotted a 3-run lead but had a rough outing. He lasted 4.1 innings, giving up 8 hits and walking 3. He struck out five. And left the game trailing by a score of 6-3.
Willie Harris has not played since being sent down. How many days do they have to report? Is he going to report?

Note: Cody Puckett was the IL batter of the week.

texasdave
06-27-2012, 07:49 PM
Tony Cingrani goes tonight for Pensacola. Game starts at 8PM EDT.
Converted reliever, Jamie Walczak, on the mound for the Blaze as they take on Visalia at 10PM EDT. He will be making just his fifth start on the season.
Dayton hosts the Lake County Captains. Game will be underway shortly. Carlos Gonzalez takes the ball for the Dragons.
Billings is at home against Great Falls. Drew Cisco will do the pitching for the Mustangs. Game time is 900 PM EDT.
Looks like no baseball out in Arizona tonight.

Benihana
06-27-2012, 09:13 PM
Looking forward to seeing how Cingrani and Cisco fare tonight.

dougdirt
06-27-2012, 09:18 PM
Dayton just dropped a 9 spot in the 3rd inning.

dougdirt
06-27-2012, 09:19 PM
Cingrani struck out the side on 11 pitches in the first. I only saw the last pitch of the inning though thanks to chasing my dogs down in the back yard.

dougdirt
06-27-2012, 09:33 PM
Pensacola gets 2 runs in the first with a LaMarre single, Fellhauer RBI double, Mills single, sac fly by Perez and a few walks before a pop up ended the first.

mace
06-27-2012, 09:43 PM
Cingrani: 2 IP, 5 K

mace
06-27-2012, 09:47 PM
Dayton just dropped a 9 spot in the 3rd inning.

Silva's 2-2 with a 2B and 3B. Yovan Gonzalez had a 3-run HR. Ryan Wright has a 3B.

Carlos Gonzalez went 3 innings, giving up 1 run and 1 hit. James Allen followed with 3 shutout innings, 2 hits. It's 9-1 in the 6th.

dougdirt
06-27-2012, 09:57 PM
Cingrani has 8 strikeouts through 3 on 38 pitches.

Beau Mills was just robbed at the wall of a home run by the left fielder.

mace
06-27-2012, 09:57 PM
Cingrani: 3 IP, 8 K.

texasdave
06-27-2012, 09:57 PM
Tony Cingrani is pissed off about his last outing I guess. Three perfect innings. 8Ks.

mace
06-27-2012, 09:58 PM
Hey, did you hear that Cingrani has 8 Ks in three innings?

dougdirt
06-27-2012, 09:58 PM
Tony Cingrani is pissed off about his last outing I guess. Three perfect innings. 8Ks.

If he were really angry he wouldn't have allowed that weak chopper to third base in the 2nd inning lol

dougdirt
06-27-2012, 09:59 PM
Hey, did you hear that Cingrani has 8 Ks in three innings?

Who? What? :laugh:

texasdave
06-27-2012, 09:59 PM
Jesus Sucre is sitting in the opposing dugout trembling in fear. He knows he is going down. The Jackson starting pitcher is, I kid you not, Forest Snow.

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:00 PM
Hey, did you hear that Cingrani has 8 Ks in three innings?

It's just a rumor at this stage. :)

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:01 PM
Cingrani 9Ks. First Jackson batter in the fourth whiffs.

REDblooded
06-27-2012, 10:01 PM
I can't find any information anywhere regarding how Cingrani is performing through the first 3 tonight...

Does anybody have an update?

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:02 PM
I can't find any information anywhere regarding how Cingrani is performing through the first 3 tonight...

Does anybody have an update?

Updates on that game are coming in slowly.

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:03 PM
Didn't Daniel Renken strike out the first 14 batters of a game last year? Something ridiculous like that?

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:03 PM
Steve Nebraska on the mound for Pensacola tonight. 10Ks. One more K and they all get free pizza and ice cream.

REDblooded
06-27-2012, 10:03 PM
Updates on that game are coming in slowly.


Waiting with baited breath... Please update as soon as you hear something

dougdirt
06-27-2012, 10:10 PM
Cingrani back to the mound for the 5th, just for those of you who may not know what is going on with him. ;)

mace
06-27-2012, 10:10 PM
Joe Terry with a much-needed solo HR for the Dragons, stretching the lead to 10-1.

A more interesting development is that James Allen has pitched 5 innings (2 H, 0 BB, 4 K). I wonder if they're stretching him out to be a starter.

REDSEER
06-27-2012, 10:16 PM
This is the first time I've sat down and watched Cingrani. His fastball is impressive. Good velocity with some nice movement, as well.

mace
06-27-2012, 10:17 PM
Cingrani walked a guy. Must be a terrible umpire.

mace
06-27-2012, 10:20 PM
The Cisco kid gave up a first-inning run in Billings.

corkedbat
06-27-2012, 10:20 PM
Jesus Sucre is sitting in the opposing dugout trembling in fear. He knows he is going down. The Jackson starting pitcher is, I kid you not, Forest Snow.

Jesus Sucre. So, translated into English with the last name first it would be Sweet Jesus?

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:21 PM
Cingrani trying to pull a Corcino here tonight.

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:22 PM
IL All-Stars named. Dioner Navarro only Bats' representative.

mace
06-27-2012, 10:22 PM
Sucre still hasn't struck out. He's a lock for Southern League Player of the Week.

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:24 PM
Sucre is the standard monetary unit of Ecuador. Makes sense. He's been money so far tonight.

mace
06-27-2012, 10:30 PM
Sucre is the standard monetary unit of Ecuador. Makes sense.

He's actually from Venezuela, where Sucre must be a very common name. Because, you know, there's one born every minute.

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:31 PM
How far is New Orleans from Pensacola? Anyone know?

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:32 PM
First batter in the sixth comes up empty. 12.

dougdirt
06-27-2012, 10:32 PM
How far is New Orleans from Pensacola? Anyone know?

I bet google maps does.

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:33 PM
Vidal with a barehanded play for the second out. Nice play.

mace
06-27-2012, 10:33 PM
How far is New Orleans from Pensacola? Anyone know?

200 miles.

mace
06-27-2012, 10:34 PM
Vidal with a barehanded play for the second out. Nice play.

Vidal makes a high number of nice plays, it seems.

texasdave
06-27-2012, 10:34 PM
Baker's dozen now for Cingrani.

mace
06-27-2012, 10:37 PM
Dayton final was 10-3, Drags. That was their first win of the second half.

bellhead
06-27-2012, 10:37 PM
Fat Tony......

mace
06-27-2012, 10:42 PM
The combined Reds-Diamondbacks team of the Dominican Summer League is now 2-20.

On the other hand, the regular Reds entry leads its division at 13-8.

bellhead
06-27-2012, 10:48 PM
#14, 2 innings to go...

The Rage
06-27-2012, 10:52 PM
Nice floorshow for Cingrani after the last start.

mace
06-27-2012, 10:53 PM
The Jackson batter who walked in the 5th was picked off. The Jackson batter who singled in the 7th was caught stealing. Cingrani has faced the minimum 21 batters over 7 innings.

mace
06-27-2012, 10:55 PM
Billings, Cisco trail 4-0 in the third.

mace
06-27-2012, 10:57 PM
LaMarre triples in Rojas (single) to make it 3-0 Pepsicola.

mace
06-27-2012, 11:03 PM
Billings just put up 4 in the third--two of them on a double by the increasingly interesting Jesse Winker--to tie it up. Still only one out.

mace
06-27-2012, 11:05 PM
And Fellhauer's second hit brings in LaMarre. 4-0 Wahoos.

dougdirt
06-27-2012, 11:10 PM
Billings just put up 4 in the third--two of them on a double by the increasingly interesting Jesse Winker--to tie it up. Still only one out.

He is off to a fantastic start.

mace
06-27-2012, 11:18 PM
Well, do you let Cingrani pitch the ninth? He's thrown 100 pitches through eight.

bellhead
06-27-2012, 11:24 PM
Well, do you let Cingrani pitch the ninth? He's thrown 100 pitches through eight.

AA === Big Dogs,

I'd run him out there...I'd feel better if this was his 2nd full professional season.

mace
06-27-2012, 11:26 PM
Hamilton starts it off with a single and #93. Bakersfield scores 4 in the first, capped by a 2-run double from Dominic D'Anna.

mace
06-27-2012, 11:30 PM
Cingrani is removed for Curtis Partch: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 15 K. One pickoff. He faced 25 batters.

Applause.

I can't really disagree with taking him out. He gave up two hits in the eighth, and his strikeouts were slowing down, which suggests he was tiring. Why risk a tired pitcher in his first full season of starting?

mace
06-27-2012, 11:32 PM
Partch closes it. Wahoos win 4-0.

mace
06-27-2012, 11:33 PM
In Billings, Jose Amezcua has taken over for Cisco after three innings.

texasdave
06-27-2012, 11:36 PM
Combined High-A, AA stats for Cingrani after tonight.

86 IP 61 Hits 21 BB 109 K 1.47 ERA.

texasdave
06-27-2012, 11:41 PM
Billings has the following hitters in their lineup:
Diaz - .381
Winker - .367
Dickinson - .355
Maddox - .346
May - .350

texasdave
06-27-2012, 11:43 PM
Great Falls isn't too shabby. Their first six hitters go as follows: .333-.429-.375-.444-.333-.357. Expect some runs tonight.

mace
06-27-2012, 11:53 PM
Great Falls isn't too shabby. Their first six hitters go as follows: .333-.429-.375-.444-.333-.357. Expect some runs tonight.

You might also expect some unearned runs tonight. Amezcua just got socked for 5 of them in the fourth. 9-4 Great Falls.

Just wait . . .

RedsFanInBama
06-28-2012, 02:48 AM
Hamilton went just 1 for 5 but did walk once and stole two bases to put him at 94 in Bakersfield's win. Defensively, he made two more errors.

For those who keep up with this more than me, what are we looking at from a future defensive standpoint? How has he progressed as a defender? Is he going to stay in the middle of the infield or is it just a matter of time before he gets a big glove and heads for the grass?

Scrap Irony
06-28-2012, 08:30 AM
Hamilton went just 1 for 5 but did walk once and stole two bases to put him at 94 in Bakersfield's win. Defensively, he made two more errors.

For those who keep up with this more than me, what are we looking at from a future defensive standpoint? How has he progressed as a defender? Is he going to stay in the middle of the infield or is it just a matter of time before he gets a big glove and heads for the grass?

That's a key question.

As a SS, he's a difference-maker.

As a CF, his value takes a hit.

I understand why the Reds really want him to stick at short.

But there are two schools of thought here:

1) Most of Hamilton's problems defensively come from stone hands (not cradling the ball and receiving it into his body, but just holding his hands in place and trying to make the ball stick right there) and errant throws to 1B.

The stone hands are, at least in part, fixable. With more instruction and practice, he'll learn. (Playing three sports at such a high level didn't do him much service in this area-- he needed the practice time.) Over the winter, he told about how talking with big league SSs like Omar Vizquel in the Winter League helped him think how he was receiving the ball and his footwork.

Throwing the ball is also fixable, but it takes much more work. Hamilton has a history of throwing a little side-arm to first base, slinging the ball to put more oomph on his throws. (He doesn't need to-- his arm strength is fine for the position.) As a result, these throws tend to sail or dive into the runner, toward home. (Think of a screwball thrown from 120 feet or so.) He can fix this as well-- and has, to some degree.

You can't take stock in many of the errors in the lower leagues, as the field are notoriously poor, the lighting is bad, the 1B generally don't help much, and the scorekeepers are questionable. I generally look at the number of throwing errors-- that tells me whether he'll stick. Since they're going in the right direction, I'm fine with wait and see mode.

texasdave
06-28-2012, 09:25 AM
Travis Mattair is picking up steam as the season rolls along. He OPSed .599 in April, .826 in May and .921 in June so far. Whatever he did during the All-Star break needs to be bottled. In 7 games since then his slash line is .517/.588/.966/1.554. In his last two games he has gone 7 for 9 with 2 doubles and a home run. En. Fuego.

texasdave
06-28-2012, 09:35 AM
It seems young Master Cingrani is making good progress with his off-speed pitches under the steady tutelage of Tom Brown. Patience, grasshopper. Good to read.

http://www.pnj.com/article/20120628/SPORTS/306280014/Cingrani-solid-win?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports

lollipopcurve
06-28-2012, 09:49 AM
It seems young Master Cingrani is making good progress with his off-speed pitches under the steady tutelage of Tom Brown. Patience, grasshopper.

Exactly. The development of his secondary stuff is a work in progress. He's going to need some time. It's tempting to want to airlift kids like Corcino and Cingrani straight out of AA after you see them have dominating outings. Got to resist that.

mace
06-28-2012, 10:27 AM
Hadn't noticed that Donald Lutz was back in the Bakersfield lineup last night. Playing LF (with Dominic D'Anna at 1B). He was 0-4 and fell under .300.

Blaze won 8-6. Mattair was 4-5 with two doubles. Kyle McMyne got the save by striking out the side in the ninth. Blaze pitchers fanned 12, including 7 by Walczak in 5 IP.

RedsFanInBama
06-28-2012, 02:54 PM
Thanks Scrap. Do you think his defensive issues will slow his progression through the minors, or is offense going to completely dictate his pace?