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texasdave
08-09-2012, 07:27 PM
Louisville hosting the Dirty Birds from Toledo again. Bats trail 1 zip early. Sean Gallagher (4.85) on the mound. Bats went down in order in the first.

texasdave
08-09-2012, 07:28 PM
Pensacola hosting Chattanooga. Game starts in about thirty minutes. Cingrani (1.98) on the mound for the 'Hoos tonight.

NOTE: Pink and Blue may be the ugliest color combination possible.

texasdave
08-09-2012, 07:29 PM
Dayton was visiting Lansing tonight but got rained out.

texasdave
08-09-2012, 07:30 PM
Bakersfield home against Visalia. Tanner Robles (1.83) hopes to continue his fine pitching against the Onions.

texasdave
08-09-2012, 07:32 PM
Billings will be at Great Falls this evening. Sal Romano (5.70) will be charged with stifling the Voyagers' bats.

texasdave
08-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Baby Reds face off against the Baby Daddies tonight. LOL. Baby Daddies. You have to love that.

camisadelgolf
08-09-2012, 07:44 PM
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/qjPgzAjK1ss/0.jpg

texasdave
08-09-2012, 08:14 PM
Sean Gallagher has surrendered two longballs and the Bats trail 2-0. Bill Rhinehart singled and was thrown out stealing. Then proceeded to get ejected. Bats have something cooking in the home half of the fourth. Bases are loaded with no outs. Rodriguez and Soto singled and Perez walked.

Gallagher has given up five hits (including two bombs) and walked three in four innings of work. He has struck out nobody. And yet has only given up two runs. Damage control.

texasdave
08-09-2012, 08:15 PM
Tony Cingrani with a perfect first, striking out one. Billy Hamilton stands at the plate.

texasdave
08-09-2012, 08:20 PM
Bats get a run on a throwing error after a force at third. Perez was nailed at the plate. 2-1.

Bases were loaded when Valaika bounced to third. The third baseman stepped on third and then went to first. The throw was wild. Perez tried to score and was nailed at home.

texasdave
08-09-2012, 08:21 PM
Stop me if you have heard this one before. Billy Hamilton walks to lead off the game for Pensacola and steals second. Thirteen away from the record. Oops. Hamilton was picked off of second and thrown at trying to steal third. No bueno.

SirFelixCat
08-09-2012, 08:27 PM
Stop me if you have heard this one before. Billy Hamilton walks to lead off the game for Pensacola and steals second. Thirteen away from the record. Oops. Hamilton was picked off of second and thrown at trying to steal third. No bueno.

At this point, imo, he's doing everything he can to get on base every chance he can (GOOD!) but pressing trying to hurry up and catch Vince (bad). Just my gut here, as I can't watch him often, but I think that once he breaks the record, he'll work on base stealing and not just GOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO!


At least, that is what I'm hoping for. :hide:

Tuff Nut
08-09-2012, 09:09 PM
At this point, imo, he's doing everything he can to get on base every chance he can (GOOD!) but pressing trying to hurry up and catch Vince (bad). Just my gut here, as I can't watch him often, but I think that once he breaks the record, he'll work on base stealing and not just GOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO!


At least, that is what I'm hoping for. :hide:
I agree, in that I feel he is pressing, losing focus, and just not being patient enough. How is he getting caught? pick offs or throw from catcher. Both are possibly a caught stealing, in the book(?), but, imo, both are entirely different.

texasdave
08-09-2012, 09:20 PM
Sean Gallagher walked 7 and struck out none in six innings. Yet he managed to give up only 3 runs. Will Ohman came on in the seventh and walked two and gave up two hits in one-third of an inning. And yet he gave up only one run. Louisville has rallied for two in the bottom half of the seventh and trail by a score of 4-3. Didi Gregorius tripled home the runs for Louisville. Neftali Soto has two hits. He is 14 for his last 38. That works out to a .368 average.

texasdave
08-09-2012, 09:23 PM
Tony Cingrani has pitched four scoreless innings. He has struck out four, walked two and given up two base hits. Pensacola is also scoreless with two base knocks, both by Bryson Smith (.337).

texasdave
08-09-2012, 09:25 PM
Billings is just underway. Zachary Vincej singled in the first and is now hitting .440. Sal Romano pitched a perfect first, fanning two.

19braves77
08-09-2012, 10:14 PM
Brian Pearl: Not ready for AA :thumbdown:

malcontent
08-10-2012, 12:18 AM
That's what you want to do with Marmol on the mound.

Swing at the first bleeping pitch.

mace
08-10-2012, 10:12 AM
Thought we should point out a combined 2-hitter by Billings last night: Sal Romano (5 IP, 2 H, 4 K), Nick Routt ( 2 IP, 3 K), Jordan Remer (I IP,, 2 K), Erik Miller (1 IP).

It was a 6-0 victory, featuring three hits by the evidently fabulous (who knew?) Zachary Vincej, who now checks in at .453.

RedsManRick
08-10-2012, 04:32 PM
wrong thread

Benihana
08-10-2012, 04:46 PM
I wonder if Vincej skips Dayton next year to head to Bakersfield, allowing Valor or Juan Perez to team with Brandon Dailey in the middle infield? Seems like someone there has to make a jump.

Ditto for Mejias-Brean at 3B with Rahier likely to be ready for full-time duties in Dayton. Junior Arias will either shift to the bench or 1B, I'd presume.

dougdirt
08-10-2012, 04:50 PM
I too like what Vincej has done so far.... but we need to be sure to realize that he has 50 at bats and that he was a 37th rounder for a reason.

medford
08-10-2012, 05:29 PM
I too like what Vincej has done so far.... but we need to be sure to realize that he has 50 at bats and that he was a 37th rounder for a reason.

So I jumped the shark, but had me thinking, in relation to his 37th round selection and perhaps the most famous super late round draftee, Mike Piazza.

How did Mike Piazza start out his minor league career? Did he blow the doors off the thing right away, or did he develop for a few seasons before putting up huge numbers?

At 20, he put up a .762 OPS in A- (57 games)
At 21, he put up a .670 OPS in A+ 88 games)

Then he takes off

At 22, he put up a .884 OPS in A+ (117 games)
At 23, he put up a 1.000 OPS in AA & AAA combined (125 games)

At 24 he was up in the majors for good.

Anyhoo, I know it doesn't have anything to do with Vincej, but I found it interesting none the less.

camisadelgolf
08-10-2012, 05:31 PM
I too like what Vincej has done so far.... but we need to be sure to realize that he has 50 at bats and that he was a 37th rounder for a reason.
A lot of that was because he was considered unsignable.

lollipopcurve
08-11-2012, 08:35 AM
with Rahier likely to be ready for full-time duties in Dayton

Doubtful. He's hitting .200 in the AZL. Compare that to what Arias did there.