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    Wednesday, May 6th, 2015:Minor-League Updates.

    Louisville (11-15) - 6:35PM EDT - will try to bounce back from a 12-1 pounding yesterday. Matt Magill will stand on the hill for the Bats. Magill has endured a rocky start to the 2015 campaign: 9.2 IP, 15 H, 9 R, 8 BB, 12 K. 2.38 WHIP. 8.38 ERA. One of the top Dodger prospects entering 2013, Magill made 6 starts for Los Angeles that season. The righthander seems to have regressed since then.

    Pensacola (8-17) - 6:35PM EDT - will play a pair of 7-inning contest tonight. Robert Stephenson is listed as the starter in game one. It is Anchorman 2 Night and local media groups will vie for the Copa de Mustacho. There will also be a Jazz Flute Cam. The fun never ends. Stephenson's K/9 rate is 11.4/9. But that is about it as far as encouraging numbers go for him. Tim Adleman has pitched in some hard luck this year and he will be going in game two. Adleman is 0-3, despite posting a 2.42 ERA. He has walked just 6 batters in 26 innings.

    Daytona (16-10) - 10:35AM EDT - will be out to stop a two-game slide. Jackson Stephens draws the starting assignment. The 20-year-old has struggled so far in High A ball with WHIP of 1.68. He has issued 9 walks in 19 IP. After today's contest, Daytona will be home for 14 of their next 17 contests.

    Dayton (14-12) - 7:00PM EDT - Dragons' fans will help Parker McCalip celebrate her 'Home Run For Life'. A nice touch by Dayton management. http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...=.jsp&sid=t459 Mark Armstrong will be pitching for Dayton. He hurled six scoreless innings last time out and will hope to duplicate that effort. He has fanned 20 and walked just 4 batters for Dayton. His ERA is a glittering 2.31.
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    Re: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015:Minor-League Updates.

    Daytona is scoreless throught two.

    Jackson Stephens has allowed two singles and struck out one.

    Blandino singled in the first. Hudson singled and Sparks doubled in the second. A pickoff prevented the Turtles from scoring at least one run in the second. Carlton Daal singled to start the third. He has a four-game streak and is 6 for his last 12.

    Jeff Gelalich made a highlight reel catch in the right field, diving on the warning track to save extra bases.
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    Re: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015:Minor-League Updates.

    Daytona leads 3-2 going into the 9th.

    Jackson Stephens might be the most deliberate pitcher I have ever witnessed. This game is going to take well over 3 hours. Stephens lasted 4.1 innings. He was only touched up for one run on six hits. Jimmy Moran was up next and gave up a run in his 1.1 innings on the mound. He struck out three. Nolan Becker has was a scoreless 1.1 innings. And Muhammad has put up a shutout frame.

    Keep banging out the hits and you have to score eventually. Daytona snapped a 20-something inning scoreless skein with a run in the sixth. They took the lead with 2 in the 8th.
    Alex Blandino, Sebastian Elizalde (14-game hitting streak), Chad Wallach and Carlton Daal each stroked a pair of singles.

    Evan Mitchell is all kinds of wild, walking the bases full in the bottom of the ninth. He just got out number two, blowing a 95MPH heater past the opposing hitter. A force at second and the Tortugas avoid being swept. Mitchell gets save number 4.
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    Re: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015:Minor-League Updates.

    Pensacola trails 1-zip after the top of the first.

    Robert Stephenson did not give up a hit in the first inning. He did, however, walk four batters.
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    Louisville is trailing 2-1. The Bats are still up in the bottom of the first.

    Matt Magill was touched up for both runs on two hits and a hits batsman. The Iron Pigs must have taken umbrage as they plunked two Louisville hitters in return.

    Ryan LaMarre doubled to start things off and scampered home on a single by Jermaine Curtis. Dominguez and Suarez both felt horsehide to load the bases with two down. Yorman Rodriguez fanned to end the rally.
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    Re: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015:Minor-League Updates.

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Robert Stephenson did not give up a hit in the first inning. He did, however, walk four batters.
    ...I was hoping this was a joke.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    ...I was hoping this was a joke.
    Stephenson did get the bottom of the order out in the second, cleanly. Still trails 1-0.

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    Re: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015:Minor-League Updates.

    The Tortugas win 3-2, coming from behind 2-1 with 2 in the 8th in win. A solid start by Jackson Stephens, who works slowly enough to put you to sleep, kept the in the game. Jimmy Moran came on and was not sharp (he's been very good to this point), letting Lakeland take the lead in the 6th. Becker and Muhmmad got them into the 9th leading 3-2 after a flurry of 8th inning hits gave Daytona the lead. Evan Mitchell then gave up walks to load the bases in the 9th. Very Cordero like. Then he induced a FP grounder to end the game.

    AT 17-10, the Tortugas lead the FSL North by 2.5 gmes and have the best win pct. at .630, in the entire FSL. Daytona's team ERA is now 3.09 - 5th in the FSL. By comparison team leader Palm Beach is at 2.44, Charlotte at 2.66. This is a pitcher's league. Daytona's hitting line is .249/.304/.381/.686 good for third in OPS. The Sea Turtles are probably the most balanced team pitching + hitting, in the FSL. Neither team hitting leader Bradenton or Brevard County are among the team pitching leaders. And pitching leader Palm Beach is near the bottom of the league in hitting. In limited play (27 ABs) Cam Maron leads the team in BA .333 and OBP at .419. Among the full timers (18+ games), Ervin leads across the stats line and in homers and steals. Daytona loses Zack Weiss to promotion.
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    Stephenson started for Pensacola, and had some command issues, but not nearly as bad as last time out. Didn't get his first K until the 4th(5 walks). In the third, Winker threw out Almora trying to stretch a single (off the wall), Hanneman went to third on the play. Then they nail the guy at home trying to score on flyball. Waldrop threw a perfect strike. Stephenson gets out of it with 2 OF assists. Watching Winker and Waldrop is great - all that's missing is Ervin. Frank Batista looks darn good for the Smokies. He'll be with the Cubbies sooner than later given he's 26.

    5th inning - Stephenson has gotten sharper command wise. The Smokies have a loaded lineup, too, with Schwarber, Vogelbach, Almora, Bruno, Soto etc. With 1 down he gives up a triple to the 8th hitter. Stephenson needs to fan the pitcher. He does. Emphatically. 2 fbs and then a filthy change. 2 down. Since the first Stephenson has pitched his best, probably all year. Adds another K to end the 5th with that changeup again. That thing is devastating! Who knew?

    Perez cracks a 2 out double and Wright smacks a blooper that just hangs up for the third out. Wahoos can't string hits together.

    Stephenson starts to crack in the 6th, leadoff single to Almora, then walks Schwarber. Encouragingly, though, he's throwing harder now than he was in the first. Passed 90 pitches so his rope is short. Winker grabs a shallow fly for the first out. On a bouncer to 1B Smith he goes to 2nd for the force and gets it 2 down. Man on third. Facing Bruno - 2 fb strikes then a foul, then that changeup again.....KO! Great job!

    Winker beats out an infield single to start the 6th for the Wahoos. Goes to second on the throwing error by Elliott Soto. Now a passed ball sends Winker to third. Smokies lead league in errors at 28. Smith hits a fly to RF, Winker slides in, throw up the line....SAFE! Waldrop singles to third against the shift. No chance to get him. Second time tonight he's beat the shift the other way. That would look good in Cincinnati. DP ball by Hyphenation and Bruno makes the Smokies 29th error throwing away the ball. Seth safe at second on the throw. Berset hits a high fly to CF. 3 down but they tie it up.

    Stephenson out there again for the 7th. Walks Soto leading off, gets 8th hitter on a sac bunt. 1 down. 100 pitches. Lefty Pinball Chin pinch hitting. Wild pitch, Soto to third. Basehit. Smokies take the lead, Stephenson out. Shackelford and Maron in. Shackelford gets a DP to end the inning.

    6.1 IP, 4 H, 7BB, WP, 4KO, 2ER (4 of the walks in the first)

    Amaral smacks a line drive single to start the 7th. Maron sac bunt 1-3. Amaral to 2nd. Why not steal? Francescon has high leg kick, Schwarber has thrown out only 5 of 29! I hate bunts. Grounder. 2 down, Beau to third. Wright fans to end the game.


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    Re: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015:Minor-League Updates.

    I would have taken Stephenson out after 6 on a positive note, not sure why you send him out there to start the 7th.
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    Re: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015:Minor-League Updates.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I would have taken Stephenson out after 6 on a positive note, not sure why you send him out there to start the 7th.
    I was really surprised to see him out there again. Even assumed he was done when I made the inning edit.
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    Re: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015:Minor-League Updates.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    I would have taken Stephenson out after 6 on a positive note, not sure why you send him out there to start the 7th.
    Wonder what the spin will be on the Stephenson outing tonight. I'm banking on "step in the right direction." Should be interesting.
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    Re: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015:Minor-League Updates.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Wonder what the spin will be on the Stephenson outing tonight. I'm banking on "step in the right direction." Should be interesting.
    If you watched on milb.tv you'd know it was actually a good start. He was wild in the first then settled down and pretty much dominated them from then on. Should never have gone out for the 7th, imo. Command is still a problem but man, that changeup/fb combo is deadly. Just see it and you know why they remain so high on him
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    Re: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015:Minor-League Updates.

    It's just miserable right now for Pensacola. Behind a strong, gritty effort from Tim Adleman, the Wahoos took a 1-0 lead into the 7th (and final) inning of the second game. With Ben Klimesh gone, Carlos Gonzalez was summoned. His third walk brought in the tying run with two outs, and a double drove in 3 more. Zack Weiss, just arrived from Daytona, then came on for a belated strikeout in his Double-A debut.

    Unless Pensacola rallies with a vengeance in the bottom of the 7th, it will be 8-19.

    Edit: Pensacola didn't rally.
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    Dayton pushes across a run in the bottom of the 11th to walk off the field 6-5 winners. They improve their record to 15-12. The Dragons have taken four straight series and have won 9 of their last 12.

    Mark Armstrong pitched very well for six innings. He allowed two runs, one of which was unearned. He limited the opposition to four hits and one walk. He fanned three.
    Brian Hunter pitched two shutout innings to grab the win. Hunter did not give up a hit and walked two. He struck out three.

    Ty Washington smacked three singles in six at-bats. He singled in the winning run.
    Luis Gonzalez singled twice, walked once and score two runs.
    Narciso Crook singled, homered (1), scored twice and collected two ribbies.
    Jonathan Reynoso singled, reached on an error and scored twice, included the game-winner.
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