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mace
07-14-2012, 08:18 PM
Xavier Paul's 3-run HR is the only scoring so far tonight for Louisville, which trails 7-3 after six. This, of course is after scoring 22 runs last night.

mace
07-14-2012, 08:21 PM
Lotzkar, who's been struggling a mite lately, gave up three in the first for Pensacola. One was unearned on an error by Hamilton. Blue Wahoos trail 3-0 after two. Lotzkar does have 5 K in 2.2 IP.

mace
07-14-2012, 08:37 PM
Hamilton walked, stole (5,109) and scored on a single by Fellhauer for 'Cola's first run.

REDSEER
07-14-2012, 08:37 PM
Watching the Wahoos game. I'm impressed by Hamilton's patience and eye at the plate, especially for only seeing pitches from the left side for around 3 years now.

I think it also should be noted that I don't think he will be able to run like he has in the minors as he moves into AAA and the bigs. He just stole second on a pitchout due to a poor throw by the catcher. Yes, impressive that he stole a base on a pitchout, but he was out with a good throw.

On the other hand, the effect that he has on pitchers while he is on base can't be understated. Just seeing it one time, the pitcher had to pitch out, then tried the "wrap around" move at second, then threw to second again, then threw the ball into centerfield. It's no surprise that Theo Bowe killed the ball with Hamilton on the bases all the time in Bakersfield. I wouldn't be surprised to see Fellhauer have a big second half in the same way.

mace
07-14-2012, 08:40 PM
The Bats have closed to within 7-5 after seven. H-Rod is 2-4 with a 2B.

Blitz Dorsey
07-14-2012, 09:27 PM
Navarro walk-off grand slam. Wow. Louisville wins 10-8.

batsfan
07-14-2012, 09:30 PM
Well, this has been a fun day!!!

mace
07-14-2012, 09:32 PM
Navarro walk-off grand slam. Wow. Louisville wins 10-8.

The Bats come alive. How 'bout 'em?

Costanzo got the rally started with a one-out double. Soto walked with the bases loaded and two outs, and then Navarro delivered. He's having a great year, by the way.

Makes a winner of Joseph, who gave up one run in two innings.

mace
07-14-2012, 09:36 PM
Jonathan Moscot started for Billings and went two easy innings. Joel Bender is on in relief. It's 0-0 in the third. Winker, who left the game last night, is not in the lineup. Same for Carlos Sanchez.

19braves77
07-14-2012, 09:37 PM
Brian pearl is struggling at AA level.

mace
07-14-2012, 09:38 PM
Hamilton walked again but was caught stealing for the first time in AA, I believe. Pensacola trails 6-1 in the sixth. Bryson Smith has a couple hits.

mace
07-14-2012, 09:39 PM
Lotzkar's weird line: 4 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K.

The Rage
07-14-2012, 09:51 PM
Lotzkar looks overmatched in AA

dougdirt
07-14-2012, 10:01 PM
Lotzkar looks overmatched in AA

Overmatched isn't the word I would use. Guys who are overmatched give up tons of hits. He just needs to find the strikezone more often. Have to wonder if the workload is catching up with him at this point. He is already at a career high in innings.

mace
07-14-2012, 10:02 PM
Lotzkar looks overmatched in AA

Going by the numbers, I wouldn't say that. His ERA is not good (5.01), but he has struck out 74 in 59 innings and given up less than a hit an inning. He's been struggling, for sure--definitely walking too many--but it doesn't appear that the hitters are too much for him.

mace
07-14-2012, 10:04 PM
Dayton has rallied to go ahead 6-5 in the seventh. Four consecutive guys in the order have two hits each--Wright (with a triple), Waldrop, Yovan Gonzalez (double) and Silva.

mace
07-14-2012, 10:26 PM
Yorman's double makes it 7-5 Dayton in the eighth.

mace
07-14-2012, 10:50 PM
Carlos Contreras gives up a run in the ninth but holds it together to save a nice win for the Dragons, 7-6.

mace
07-14-2012, 10:52 PM
Billings is getting routed 7-0 in the seventh. Just two hits for the Mustangs. Consider that they scored 16 runs in the final two innings last night.

RED VAN HOT
07-14-2012, 10:54 PM
Going by the numbers, I wouldn't say that. His ERA is not good (5.01), but he has struck out 74 in 59 innings and given up less than a hit an inning. He's been struggling, for sure--definitely walking too many--but it doesn't appear that the hitters are too much for him.

Also, he hit three batters tonight. Surprised there wasn't a fight. Perhaps he is working on a new pitch.

Vottomatic
07-15-2012, 01:15 AM
Lotzkar has definitely been a disappointment in AA.

j_m_t_us
07-15-2012, 01:27 AM
Lotzkar has definitely been a disappointment in AA.

A lot of these guys come up from Dayton and then to Bakersfield and really dont realize how big a jump it is playing in AA.

bellhead
07-15-2012, 03:12 AM
A lot of these guys come up from Dayton and then to Bakersfield and really dont realize how big a jump it is playing in AA.

He's 22 and in AA don't sweat it, he can repeat next year and should with his innings pitched career wise. Also Doug pointed at he is nearing a career high in innings.

Cooper
07-15-2012, 08:37 AM
The jump ain't that high between Bakersfield and Pensicola ....for a pitcher. I'd venture to say it's not much of a jump at all.

mace
07-15-2012, 09:52 AM
Donald Lutz, who has been struggling a bit since coming back from the DL and rehab, cracked a 2-run shot in the eighth inning last night to lift Bakersfield to a 5-3 victory. Our boys managed only four hits.

Josh Smith, Blaine Howell and Pat Doyle pitched well.

mace
07-15-2012, 09:54 AM
The AZL lads are troubled. They blew a 3-run lead in the bottom of the ninth last night and lost in 11, 5-4. But Vaughn Covington was sharp over two innings, and Michael Salter for 2.2.

Blitz Dorsey
07-15-2012, 02:46 PM
My boy Tanner Rahier has been slumping lately. Hopefully he turns it around.