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corkedbat
07-09-2012, 06:56 PM
Starters for tonight:

Louisville does not play.

Dan Corcino (5-4, 3.17) for Pensacola vs. Mobile (8:00)

Dan Renken (3-4, 4.55) for Bakersfield vs. Lake Elsinore (10:45)

Carlos Conzalez (0-2, 5.32) for Dayton vs. Great Lakes (7:05)

Robert Stephenson (0-0, 2.12) for Billings @ Great Falls (9:00)

TBD for AZL Reds vs. AZL Giants (10:00)

corkedbat
07-09-2012, 07:18 PM
Didi Gregorious leading off for the Wahoos tonight. wonder if he'll be with them until the Bats get back from the break.? Billy not listed on the Pensacola roster yet.

corkedbat
07-09-2012, 07:27 PM
Dayton underway. Gonzalez allows a double to Jesse Winker's brother, but gets out of the top of the first otherwise unscathed. The Dragons go down 1-2-3 in the bottom half of the inning.

mace
07-09-2012, 08:07 PM
Yorman and Wright stay hot with a single and double in Dayton's 2-run second. It was followed, unfortunately, by a 5-run third for the Great Lakes Loons.

mace
07-09-2012, 08:20 PM
Didi Gregorious leading off for the Wahoos tonight. wonder if he'll be with them until the Bats get back from the break.? Billy not listed on the Pensacola roster yet.

With Gregorius leading off, LaMarre bats second, obviously getting him accustomed to that spot in anticipation of Hamilton's arrival. And whaddya know, SS and CF hitting 1-2. Somehow, that sounds vaguely familiar . . .

texasdave
07-09-2012, 08:44 PM
The Wahoos jump out to an early 2-0 lead. Barnhart singles in one run and error plates the second. Brodie Greene with a double to start the rally. Corcino with two perfect frames so far, striking out a pair.

texasdave
07-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Loons still lead the Dragons by a 5-2 margin. Gonzalez out; Jensen in. Two scoreless innings of relief so far. Terry, Rodriguez and Waldrop with single. Wright with a double.

texasdave
07-09-2012, 09:16 PM
Loons trying to help Dayton back into the game. Two errors and a HBP load the bases with nobody out but the Dragons can only push across one run on a ground ball out. Loons help Dayton load the bases again in the sixth - this time on two walks and a wild pitch strike out - but Dayton comes up empty again. So, in recapping, Dayton loads the bases in both the fifth and sixth without benefit of a hit. And only manage to score one run. 5-3 after six. Jensen pitched three hitless innings in relief. Lucas O'Rear now on.

texasdave
07-09-2012, 09:19 PM
Billings underway. Mustangs have one hit through two. One guess as to whom it was. Stephenson has pitched a scoreless frame.

mace
07-09-2012, 09:36 PM
Corcino appears to be having things his way: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K.

Scrap Irony
07-09-2012, 09:44 PM
I was hoping for Corcino's numbers to continue to dominate, but he's taken a step backward this year. He's K'ing a couple batter less per game and walking a couple batters more. The good news is that he's given up a hit less per nine and his ERA has dropped.

Still, it's looking like last year was an outlier rather than a breakout season.

Nice to see the success, still.

mace
07-09-2012, 09:46 PM
I was hoping for Corcino's numbers to continue to dominate, but he's taken a step backward this year. He's K'ing a couple batter less per game and walking a couple batters more. The good news is that he's given up a hit less per nine and his ERA has dropped.

Still, it's looking like last year was an outlier rather than a breakout season.

Nice to see the success, still.

Tonight's effort has dropped his ERA under 3.00 (2.97 at the moment).

Meanwhile, David Vidal has gone deep to stake him to a 6-0 lead.

mace
07-09-2012, 09:48 PM
Daniel Pigott drives in a pair to pull Billings even at 2-2 in the third.

Blitz Dorsey
07-09-2012, 10:06 PM
Corcino is having an excellent season for a 21-year-old pitcher at AA. Let's not forget he skipped a level. The fact that his ERA is under 3 pitching at AA at his age is very impressive. Gotta love our array of pitching prospects.

Scrap Irony
07-09-2012, 10:10 PM
I understand skipping the level, but I was hoping he'd found that next level of dominance. The TOR level. Instead, he's looking more like a solid MOR guy.

Which is great. It's more than any Red prospective pitcher for a decade or so.

I was simply looking for more, that's all.

bellhead
07-09-2012, 10:14 PM
Corcino is having an excellent season for a 21-year-old pitcher at AA. Let's not forget he skipped a level. The fact that his ERA is under 3 pitching at AA at his age is very impressive. Gotta love our array of pitching prospects.

Remember most kids his age are coming back for their junior year of college. He will be making his major league debut by the time they graduate at around 23 or 24...

Also most boys really start to fill out around the 23 to 25 age range adding muscle and bulk to their frame.

mace
07-09-2012, 10:55 PM
Corcino faltered a bit in the 7th, gave up a couple runs--shooting his ERA back up to 3.16--and was relieved by Drew Hayes, who gave up another. Justin Freeman, who has lately found the key to something or other, went the final 2.1 without surrendering a hit. Final 6-3. Barnhart was 2-3.

mace
07-09-2012, 10:56 PM
Kyle Waldrop had a couple hits in Dayton's 8-3 loss.

texasdave
07-09-2012, 10:56 PM
Pensacola holds on for a 6-3 victory. David Vidal with a three-run bomb and two runs scored. Tucker Barnhart with a couple of base knocks. Justin Freeman saved the game with 2.1 innings of hitless, walkless baseball. He struck out 3.

mace
07-09-2012, 10:57 PM
Amir Garrett, making his second start, gave up a first-inning run for the AZL Reds.

mace
07-09-2012, 11:01 PM
Stephenson's line for Billings: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. Then Nick Routt got slapped around. The horses trail 9-3 after five.

Of course, Winker is 1-1 with a walk.

texasdave
07-09-2012, 11:01 PM
Robert Stephenson had a so-so outing. He pitched into the fourth going 3.1 IP 5H 3R 1ER 2BB 2K. Nick Routt followed with an ugly 2/3s giving up 6R 5ER 3H 1BB 1K. Nolan Becker came on and gave up hits to the first two batters he faced. It's getting ugly. 9-3 in the bottom of the sixth.

texasdave
07-09-2012, 11:02 PM
Hey, stop copying me before I post.

mace
07-09-2012, 11:04 PM
It's not easy being Wagner Gomez. He's 2-2 with a double and all we care about is Winker's 1-1 with a walk.

texasdave
07-09-2012, 11:05 PM
Winker was asked to sacrifice. Would that be similar to asking Joey Votto to sacrifice?

mace
07-09-2012, 11:06 PM
Winker was asked to sacrifice. Would that be similar to asking Joey Votto to sacrifice?

It's asking Pavarotti to hum along.

mace
07-09-2012, 11:08 PM
The good news is that Great Falls only has 11 runs in the fifth inning. The bad news is they're still batting.

mace
07-09-2012, 11:10 PM
Tanner Rahier has been missing from the AZL lineup the last couple nights.

mace
07-09-2012, 11:12 PM
Garrett only went 1.2 innings, no doubt by design. He gave up three hits and three runs, with two walks and strikeouts.

mace
07-09-2012, 11:16 PM
Great Falls scored only one more that inning, making it 12, for a 15-3 lead after five. But if Billings can get 11 guys on base for Winker . . .

texasdave
07-09-2012, 11:21 PM
Great Falls scored only one more that inning, making it 12, for a 15-3 lead after five. But if Billings can get 11 guys on base for Winker . . .

...he will move all 11 of them along with a perfectly placed bunt. :)

texasdave
07-09-2012, 11:21 PM
A plethora of pilferings courtesy of Slidin' Billy on the basepaths.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1251880-cincinnati-reds-minor-league-report/page/4

corkedbat
07-09-2012, 11:26 PM
Here's what a 12-run inning looks like:

Great Falls Bottom of the 5th

Justin Jirschele walks.
Micah Johnson singles on a line drive to left fielder Daniel Pigott. Justin Jirschele to 2nd.
Kyle Robinson reaches on force attempt, throwing error by pitcher Nick Routt. Justin Jirschele to 3rd. Micah Johnson to 2nd.
With Brent Tanner batting, wild pitch by Nick Routt, Justin Jirschele scores. Micah Johnson to 3rd. Kyle Robinson to 2nd.
Brent Tanner strikes out swinging.
Michael Marjama triples (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Jesse Winker. Micah Johnson scores. Kyle Robinson scores.
Abe Ruiz hit by pitch.
Yoandy Barroso singles on a line drive to left fielder Daniel Pigott. Michael Marjama scores. Abe Ruiz to 2nd.
Pitcher Change: Nolan Becker replaces Nick Routt.
Tyler Williams singles on a ground ball to center fielder Beau Amaral. Abe Ruiz to 3rd. Yoandy Barroso to 2nd.
Adam Heisler singles on a ground ball to right fielder Jesse Winker. Abe Ruiz scores. Yoandy Barroso scores. Tyler Williams to 2nd.
Justin Jirschele reaches on force attempt, throwing error by first baseman Robert Maddox. Tyler Williams scores. Adam Heisler to 2nd.
With Micah Johnson batting, wild pitch by Nolan Becker, Adam Heisler to 3rd. Justin Jirschele to 2nd.
Billings Mustangs Manager Pat Kelly ejected by HP umpire Charlie Ramos.
Micah Johnson walks.
Kyle Robinson strikes out swinging.
Brent Tanner singles on a line drive to right fielder Jesse Winker. Adam Heisler scores. Justin Jirschele scores. Micah Johnson to 2nd.
With Michael Marjama batting, wild pitch by Nolan Becker, Micah Johnson to 3rd. Brent Tanner to 2nd.
Michael Marjama doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Jesse Winker. Micah Johnson scores. Brent Tanner scores.
Pitcher Change: Erik Miller replaces Nolan Becker.
Abe Ruiz walks. Wild pitch by pitcher Erik Miller. Michael Marjama to 3rd.
Yoandy Barroso singles on a ground ball to third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean. Michael Marjama scores. Abe Ruiz to 2nd.
Tyler Williams grounds out, second baseman Robert Ramirez to first baseman Robert Maddox.

texasdave
07-09-2012, 11:42 PM
Bakersfield jumps out early to a 3-1 lead. A double by D'Anna and singles by Vasquez, Berset and Muller accounting for the three runs. Donald Lutz also has a double.

texasdave
07-09-2012, 11:43 PM
Jesse Winker came out of the game.

texasdave
07-09-2012, 11:48 PM
Baby Reds are off to a rough start on the season with a record of 3-11. Looks like 3-12 is a distinct possibility as they trail 6-1 in the sixth. Amir Garrett started. His line looks like this: 1.2IP 3H 3R 3ER 2BB 2K. Mike Saunders fared about the same. Jose Williams has hurled a scoreless frame. Jhimmy Lopez is making his debut, batting 1 for 2. Ty Washington, Wilfrel Estevez and Argemos Alzadoro all have singled. Brent Peterson scored the only run for the Arizona Reds but has come out of the game, being replaced by Humberto Valor.

Scrap Irony
07-09-2012, 11:57 PM
Jesse Winker came out of the game.

Hurt, tired, or promoted? ;)

texasdave
07-10-2012, 12:07 AM
Billings falls 15-3 and fall out of first place as well. Wagner Gomez doubled in the ninth for his third hit of the game.

texasdave
07-10-2012, 12:09 AM
Jose Williams now has thrown three hitless innings in relief. AZ Reds still trail 6-1 late. Boof Bonser pitched a scoreless inning for the Toddler Giants.

corkedbat
07-10-2012, 12:12 AM
A plethora of pilferings courtesy of Slidin' Billy on the basepaths.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1251880-cincinnati-reds-minor-league-report/page/4

The lists says that an OF Billy Hamilton, Ryan LaMarre and Jay Bruce could be the likely starting OF for the Reds in 2014. I'm think it may be more like Donald Lutz, Billy Hamilton and Jay Bruce with Ryan LaMarre as the fourth OF (and able to play all three spots). Not bad.

Benihana
07-10-2012, 12:50 AM
The lists says that an OF Billy Hamilton, Ryan LaMarre and Jay Bruce could be the likely starting OF for the Reds in 2014. I'm think it may be more like Donal Lutz, Billy Hamilton and Jay Bruce with Ryan LaMarre as the fourth OF (and able to play all three spots). Not bad.

Agreed. I hope Lutz is ready by then. LaMarre is likely a 4th OF IMO.

corkedbat
07-10-2012, 01:02 AM
Agreed. I hope Lutz is ready by then. LaMarre is likely a 4th OF IMO.

I'd like to see Lutz move up to join Billy at Pensacola within the next two weeks. Despite missing time with an injury, he's having a strong season (he's homered the last two nights also).

I could probably be quite content with a 2014 Opening Day lineup of:

CF Billy Hamilton
2B Brandon Phillips
1B Joey Votto
LF Donald Lutz
RF Jay Bruce
3B Todd Frazier
CA Devin Mesaraco
SS Zach Cozart

And a bench with Didi Gregorious, Henry Rodriguez, Ryan LeMarre, Ryan Hannigan (and one or two more).

dougdirt
07-10-2012, 10:33 AM
I'd like to see Lutz move up to join Billy at Pensacola within the next two weeks. Despite missing time with an injury, he's having a strong season (he's homered the last two nights also).

I could probably be quite content with a 2014 Opening Day lineup of:

CF Billy Hamilton
2B Brandon Phillips
1B Joey Votto
LF Donald Lutz
RF Jay Bruce
3B Todd Frazier
CA Devin Mesaraco
SS Zach Cozart

And a bench with Didi Gregorious, Henry Rodriguez, Ryan LeMarre, Ryan Hannigan (and one or two more).

So you think in a year and a half that Donald Lutz is going to be batting clean up for the Reds?

Lutz is having a strong power season. In a league where a whole lot of people hit for power. He has 18 walks and 65 strikeouts. That isn't so good. He is going to need time.

MikeS21
07-10-2012, 05:57 PM
LaMarre may prove to be better than a 4th OF.