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Vottomatic
08-19-2012, 05:32 PM
Louisville up 9-4 in the 7th. Phipps 3-3 with a HR.

Brutus
08-19-2012, 06:24 PM
Hamilton struck out in his first at bat on a bunt attempt.

mace
08-19-2012, 06:42 PM
Louisville up 9-4 in the 7th. Phipps 3-3 with a HR.

Actually, Phipps was 3-3 with 2 HR. And 6 RBIs. Last night he had two doubles and a HR. I guess that constitutes hot, which he was certainly due for.

Valaika also had 3 hits, but the Bats had to hang on to win 9-8. Hoover had to hold 'em in the 9th for the save.

mace
08-19-2012, 06:48 PM
The Drew Cisco bandwagon is ready to board. Today: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K. His previous start: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K.

Jesus Adames has been sharp in relief, and Billings leads 3-0 in the eighth. Zach Vincej's two hits put him at .425. Robert Maddox has homered.

mace
08-19-2012, 06:54 PM
Ismael Guillon made his first appearance for Dayton, and it looked like this: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K. Yowsa.

The Dragons won, 5-1. Waldrop doubled and homered. Silva whacked a pair of doubles.

mace
08-19-2012, 06:57 PM
And speaking of hot pitchers, Wirfin Obispo is going today for Pensacola. He has been ace-like in his last five starts. (He's had only had six.)

Eric the Red
08-19-2012, 06:57 PM
Hamilton struck out in his first at bat on a bunt attempt.

Very odd that Hamilton would attempt a bunt in his first at bat and leading off the game. Did I miss something?

mace
08-19-2012, 07:09 PM
First-place Billings closed out the shutout, 5-0. Cisco, Adames and Chacin combine on a 2-hitter. Carlos Sanchez was 2-2. Daniel Pigott, who has been hitting cleanup, drove in 3.

mace
08-19-2012, 07:13 PM
Hamilton walked and was picked off in the third. The record isn't coming easily.

Brutus
08-19-2012, 07:18 PM
Very odd that Hamilton would attempt a bunt in his first at bat and leading off the game. Did I miss something?

Why is that odd?

He was trying to bunt for a base hit. Not anything out of the ordinary about that.

texasdave
08-19-2012, 07:19 PM
The Drew Cisco bandwagon is ready to board. Today: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K. His previous start: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K.

Jesus Adames has been sharp in relief, and Billings leads 3-0 in the eighth. Zach Vincej's two hits put him at .425. Robert Maddox has homered.

Drew Cisco was my 2012 breakout minor leaguer of the year pick. Just sayin'.

Brutus
08-19-2012, 07:56 PM
Good news: Hamilton singles to reach base again on his third at-bat.

Bad news: There were runners at first and second, so now with the bases loaded, there's no base open to steal.

Brutus
08-19-2012, 08:00 PM
A single brings home two runners. Hamilton is now at second base with one out and an unobstructed view of third base. There's a pitching change currently, so Hamilton will have to wait for his opportunity for the 144th swipe of the season.

Eric the Red
08-19-2012, 08:21 PM
Why is that odd?

He was trying to bunt for a base hit. Not anything out of the ordinary about that.

I wasn't specific enough, that he was bunting with two strikes is odd as you indicated he struck out on a bunt attempt. Unless I misinterpreted your post.

19braves77
08-19-2012, 08:47 PM
Billy Hamilton is getting better with the bat. He's not the same player we saw 20 games ago.

Brutus
08-19-2012, 09:08 PM
I wasn't specific enough, that he was bunting with two strikes is odd as you indicated he struck out on a bunt attempt. Unless I misinterpreted your post.

You didn't misinterpret, but I don't think it's all that odd. That's a good time to try and sneak down a bunt when you have his speed, because you're likely to catch the defense off guard.

mace
08-19-2012, 09:21 PM
Obispo tonight: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 7 K.

Pepsicola leads 6-2 in the eighth. Mills and Vidal have homered. Billy doesn't have an SB, but he has a 3B. With two hits, he's up to .303.

Eric the Red
08-19-2012, 09:42 PM
You didn't misinterpret, but I don't think it's all that odd. That's a good time to try and sneak down a bunt when you have his speed, because you're likely to catch the defense off guard.

Bunting with two strikes certainly will catch defenses off guard, as it is done so rarely, especially without a runner on base. Is Hamilton considered a great bunter?

Tuff Nut
08-19-2012, 09:44 PM
Bunting with two strikes certainly will catch defenses off guard, as it is done so rarely, especially without a runner on base. Is Hamilton considered a great bunter?
If he was currently on the Reds....he'd be the best bunter.

mace
08-19-2012, 09:52 PM
Hamilton finishes the weekend still 2 shy of Vince Coleman. Wahoos finish it with a 9-2 victory.

Eric the Red
08-19-2012, 09:59 PM
If he was currently on the Reds....he'd be the best bunter.

Well played knock on the current Reds inability to bunt. It is quite horrendous.

BungleBengals
08-20-2012, 01:23 PM
If he was currently on the Reds....he'd be the best bunter.

He should be brought up to replace Valdez