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texasdave
07-26-2012, 08:16 PM
Louisville falls behind 2-0 in the top of the first. Todd Redmond gives up 3 hits and 2 runs. Henry Rodriguez with a one-out double in the bottom half of the inning.

texasdave
07-26-2012, 08:16 PM
Daniel Corcino will chunk the rock for the Wahoos starting in about 45 minutes as they face the Huntsville Whatevers.

texasdave
07-26-2012, 08:18 PM
Dragons just underway. James Allen will be pitching for Dayton this evening as he faces off against Duke von Schamann of the Great Lake Loons. Joseph Winker is the lineup for Great Lakes. He is from Orlando, Florida. Wonder if that is any relation to Reds' farmhand Jesse Winker?

texasdave
07-26-2012, 08:22 PM
Incidentally, Jesse Winker is the second most exciting news item out of Windmere, Florida recently.

Number one you ask? The Windmere, Florida sinkhole.

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19braves77
07-26-2012, 08:38 PM
Wahoos need to win. I want an extra two weeks of baseball. Players want an extra two weeks of pay and less instructs.

dougdirt
07-26-2012, 08:41 PM
Didi Gregorius with an RBI double. He is averaging an XBH every 6.44 at bats in AAA. In Pensacola it was one XBH every 15.8 at bats.

Really wonder what the RF park factor for Pensacola is.....

19braves77
07-26-2012, 08:48 PM
Didi Gregorius with an RBI double. He is averaging an XBH every 6.44 at bats in AAA. In Pensacola it was one XBH every 15.8 at bats.

Really wonder what the RF park factor for Pensacola is.....

Pensacola is one of the bigger Southern League stadiums with its dimensions. I know its bigger then Montgomery, Mobile, and Chattanooga. Only Birmingham and Jacksonville would be bigger. Maybe Huntsville.

JayBruceFan
07-26-2012, 09:18 PM
Dragons just underway. James Allen will be pitching for Dayton this evening as he faces off against Duke von Schamann of the Great Lake Loons. Joseph Winker is the lineup for Great Lakes. He is from Orlando, Florida. Wonder if that is any relation to Reds' farmhand Jesse Winker?

Joe and Jesse are brothers

klw
07-26-2012, 09:24 PM
Incidentally, Jesse Winker is the second most exciting news item out of Windmere, Florida recently.

Number one you ask? The Windmere, Florida sinkhole.

https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSR3qeCXBOpZdXtiyBySHuOKh04bSvjx e9-lRo19N2EMeizH5v0uA

Hellmouth (Buffy the Vampire reference- not a religious one)

Vottomatic
07-26-2012, 09:57 PM
Didi Gregorius with an RBI double. He is averaging an XBH every 6.44 at bats in AAA. In Pensacola it was one XBH every 15.8 at bats.

Really wonder what the RF park factor for Pensacola is.....

Didi's recent performances are starting to make me wonder if Cozart isn't expendable via trade. LOL. Good to see out of him. I had him pegged as simply a singles hitter up until lately.

texasdave
07-26-2012, 10:46 PM
Wild one in Louisville. Bats trail 10-7 after eight innings. Todd Redmond struck out eight batters in 5.1 IP, but gave up nine hits and five runs. Jordan Smith got cuffed around, surrendering four runs in 2.0 IP. Not a good season for Jordan. HRod, Soto and Redmond with two hits each. Puckett went yard.

mace
07-26-2012, 10:47 PM
Didi's recent performances are starting to make me wonder if Cozart isn't expendable via trade. LOL. Good to see out of him. I had him pegged as simply a singles hitter up until lately.

I've read on several threads now (well, at least two) that Didi might soon be shoving Cozart aside. I just don't see it. And that's no disrespect for Gregorius, who looks like an outstanding prospect. I just think that Cozart is being decidedly undervalued. In my view, he has become a guy you can seriously trust as a defensive SS. He makes his share of outstanding plays, to boot (ooh, bad choice of word). Offensively, he's an extra-base hitter and a decent baserunner. His OBP skills are lacking at the moment, but I think that is exaggerated by the fact that he's misplaced at the top of the order. He's no leadoff guy. At least, not as a rookie. But on the whole, Cozart is not a guy I'm looking to replace in the lineup.

texasdave
07-26-2012, 10:49 PM
Blue Fish and Whatevers tied at two after five innings of play. Lutz is two for two with a blast. Vidal has doubled. Hamilton has singled and walked. No steals. Corcino cruising along. 6IP 5H 2ER 1BB 5K.

texasdave
07-26-2012, 10:53 PM
James Allen pitched seven innings of one-hit, shutout baseball. Dragons took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth and nearly coughed it up. Dennhart pitched a scoreless eighth, but Yovan Gonzalez was taken deep on a two-run blast. Dayton didn't have on their hitting shoes but didn't really need them. A double by Silva, singles by YRod and Perez and two hits by Ryan Wright were enough. Dayton hangs on 3-2.

texasdave
07-26-2012, 10:54 PM
Pioneer League is sitting around the campfire tonight. No baseball is being played out West.

texasdave
07-26-2012, 10:55 PM
Bakersfield hosts San Jose in about 30 minutes or so. Daniel Renken tries to get back on track for the Blaze.

texasdave
07-26-2012, 10:56 PM
The Cactus Canine host the AZL Moneyballers in about 10 minutes. No pitchers posted as far as I can tell.

mace
07-26-2012, 10:56 PM
James Allen pitched seven innings of one-hit, shutout baseball. Dragons took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth and nearly coughed it up. Dennhart pitched a scoreless eighth, but Yovan Gonzalez was taken deep on a two-run blast. Dayton didn't have on their hitting shoes but didn't really need them. A double by Silva, singles by YRod and Perez and two hits by Ryan Wright were enough. Dayton hangs on 3-2.

James Allen is suddenly getting our attention. His conversion to starting is looking good.

Meanwhile, Dayton's top of the ninth went down, rather strangely, like this:


Pitching Change: Matt Shelton replaces Duke von Schamann.
Sean Buckley walks.
Ryan Wright singles on a line drive to center fielder James Baldwin. Sean Buckley to 2nd.
Kyle Waldrop out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Pratt Maynard to second baseman Pedro Guerrero. Sean Buckley to 3rd. Ryan Wright to 2nd.
With Junior Arias batting, Sean Buckley scores on a balk. Ryan Wright advances to 3rd on a balk.
Junior Arias walks.
Pitching Change: Michael Thomas replaces Matt Shelton.
With Juan Silva batting, Junior Arias picked off and caught stealing 2nd base, pitcher Michael Thomas to first baseman O'Koyea Dickson to second baseman Pedro Guerrero, Ryan Wright scores.
Juan Silva strikes out swinging.

corkedbat
07-26-2012, 11:13 PM
I've read on several threads now (well, at least two) that Didi might soon be shoving Cozart aside. I just don't see it. And that's no disrespect for Gregorius, who looks like an outstanding prospect. I just think that Cozart is being decidedly undervalued. In my view, he has become a guy you can seriously trust as a defensive SS. He makes his share of outstanding plays, to boot (ooh, bad choice of word). Offensively, he's an extra-base hitter and a decent baserunner. His OBP skills are lacking at the moment, but I think that is exaggerated by the fact that he's misplaced at the top of the order. He's no leadoff guy. At least, not as a rookie. But on the whole, Cozart is not a guy I'm looking to replace in the lineup.

I like Cozart a lot too, but I don't let that color my view when it comes to the future at SS. Gregorious is a solid defender too, is very speedy and is hitting more power daily it seems. Zach has had a lot of good things going for him this year, but he hasn't been so good that he'll be imune from competition next fall.

I say let them battle it out next spring training. What's the worst thing that can happen? One wins the job and the other is a solid INF backup. Between them, they're like having a SS. Let them fight over the job a year or two, choose the one you want and the other is a valuable trading chip (someone's always looking for a young SS with some offensive pop/upside).

What, if neither of them meets the standards you want? Blazin Billy should be ready or Billy moves to CF if one of them does.

Scrap Irony
07-26-2012, 11:15 PM
Juan Perez's second half has me moderately intrigued: .293/ .356/ .496/ .851 from a SS (or 2B, if you believe the scouting reports). He's only 20 as well. It looks like he's found his power stroke or figured something out.

camisadelgolf
07-26-2012, 11:53 PM
James Allen pitched seven innings of one-hit, shutout baseball. Dragons took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth and nearly coughed it up. Dennhart pitched a scoreless eighth, but Yovan Gonzalez was taken deep on a two-run blast. Dayton didn't have on their hitting shoes but didn't really need them. A double by Silva, singles by YRod and Perez and two hits by Ryan Wright were enough. Dayton hangs on 3-2.
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I believe you meant CarAGon. I'd call him "CarGon", but that name's kind of taken.

mace
07-27-2012, 12:21 AM
In Pensacola's 3-2 loss, Donald Lutz was 3-4 with a HR and 2B.

mace
07-27-2012, 12:24 AM
Travieso started tonight for the AZL lads: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K. The hit was a HR.

The kiddies trail 4-0 after four.

Vottomatic
07-27-2012, 08:13 PM
I've read on several threads now (well, at least two) that Didi might soon be shoving Cozart aside. I just don't see it. And that's no disrespect for Gregorius, who looks like an outstanding prospect. I just think that Cozart is being decidedly undervalued. In my view, he has become a guy you can seriously trust as a defensive SS. He makes his share of outstanding plays, to boot (ooh, bad choice of word). Offensively, he's an extra-base hitter and a decent baserunner. His OBP skills are lacking at the moment, but I think that is exaggerated by the fact that he's misplaced at the top of the order. He's no leadoff guy. At least, not as a rookie. But on the whole, Cozart is not a guy I'm looking to replace in the lineup.

Yeah, I was kind of kidding about Cozart, because I like him too. Gregorius has simply surprised me. I had Cozart penciled in as the definite SS of the now and the future, partially because of his skills, and partially because I didn't see any SS's in the system that had any slugging ability. If Gregorius hits for average and adds power.........and maintains his stellar defense, all I'm saying is that we might have a position battle on our hands. I just didn't expect it.