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    5/25 Minor League game updates

    Well the Dayton Dragons are about to get under way. The rest of the teams start at 7 or shortly there after.

    Dayton is taking on the Southbend SilverHawks and Justin Upton.

    Johnny Cueto is on the mound for the Dragons.

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    The Dragons are the road team and will hit first in this one.
    Mike Griffin leads off by grounding out to the shortstop.
    Michael DeJesus falls behind 1-2 before swinging at a curve and missing for 2 outs.
    Jay Bruce is hitting 3rd and playing RF tonight. Bruce gets ahead 2-0 before fouling off on out of play. Bruce flies out to Justin Upton to end the inning.

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    Johnny Cueto steps on the mound and fires in a strike to the SS of the SilverHawks. Foul ball for strike 2. Ball 1 goes right past everyone. Curveball put in play to Habileto Hernandez who steps on the bag.
    The RF Septimo is up next and falls behind 1-2 pretty quickly. Called strike three slider.
    Last years #1 overall pick Justin Upton steps in against Johnny Cueto. This should be interesting. Cueto starts him off with a ball, followed by a foul ball. The count sits at 1-1 and Cueto throws a fastball for strike 2. Cueto throws a curveball that sits Upton down looking.

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    Re: 5/25 Minor League game updates

    I want to make a nice comment about Cueto right now but I will hold back in fear of jinxing him like I did Bailey last night.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: 5/25 Minor League game updates

    dont jinx it!

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    BJ Szymanski singles out to right field to lead off the inning for the Dragons.
    Hernandez steps in and smacks a 2 run home run and the Dragons lead 2-0 here in the second inning.

    I had to get up for a second and missed how Eric Eymann got out, but he did.
    Reininger got a base hit in his at bat.

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    Re: 5/25 Minor League game updates

    Upton came into the game hitting .321/.409/.440 in 29 games. Two homers, 19 RBI, 6/8 steals, 15/20 BB/K ratio.

    I don't know if the D'backs have plans for him to stay at this level all season, but he's off to a pretty good start.

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    Chris Denove steps in and jumps ahead 2-0 in the count. Foul ball down the first base line to make it 2-1. Mike VanderWood having problems figuring out there is just 1 out this inning and not 2 like he has said 5 times this inning.
    Chris Denove grounds one to the 3rd baseman, Denove out at first. Reininger safe at second.
    Josh Holden pops one up to end the inning.
    Dragons up 2-0 after 1 1/2.

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    Doc, I would be real suprised if they keep Upton in the MWL all season. Unless his defense is really suffering in CF, which would be the only reason i could see to keep him in the MWL past July if he is hitting like he is now. I have a friend who works for the AA team in the Dbacks system, I might shoot him an email and see if he has heard anything about Upton being on a plan....

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    Josh Holden makes a nice catch to rob a hit off the bat of Byrne of the SilverHawks.
    Cueto jumps ahead 0-2 of the #5 hitter Will Crouch. Misses with a slider to go to 1-2. Misses again with a curveball to even it up at 2-2. Cueto misses again and we have a full count on Crouch. Foul ball straight back to stay at 3-2. And another foul ball. Josh Holden makes a leaping catch on the warning track to rob Crouch of extra bases! The announcers were very excited about that one.
    Cueto might owe Holden dinner tonight.
    Hendricks, the #6 hitter falls behind 0-1 on a foul ball. Slider misses before Hendricks smashed one up the middle for a hit.
    Sosa is the 3rd baseman for South Bend, he swings at a slider and misses badly to fall behind 0-2. Sosa grounds out to the SS to end the inning.
    Through 2, the Dragons are up 2-0.

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    Re: 5/25 Minor League game updates

    Habelito isn't a prospect and he's a men among younger men at age 25 in Low-A, but he does seem to drive in runs fairly adeptly. I think I also saw something from the Dragons manager about how Hernandez' ability to speak both Spanish and English has proven useful to the Latin players not up to speed yet.

    Holden is more noteworthy for his connections with the Army than for his output, but he seems to be pretty solid on D. He's going to have to hit better than .250 with a SLG of .300 to have a serious shot at a higher level, however. He's also as old as Hernandez is, or close to it.
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    To lead off the 3rd is the top of the Dragons line up.
    Mike Griffin steps in 0-1 on the day. Griffin pops up in the infield. 0-2 on the day.
    Michael Dejesus steps in, also 0-1 on the day. Dejesus gets ahead 2-0 before a coaching visit to the mound. Strike on the outside corner followed by a foul ball to even things up at 2-2. Ground out to the SS.
    Jay Bruce comes up with the bases empty. Jay flew out to the CF warning track his last at bat. Bruce lines one, but Evans the pitcher throws his glove up and takes it away.
    Dragons still up 2-0 after 2 1/2.


    Apparently Hernandez's home run was a moon shot. It went over the 360 ft wall. Then it went over 30 foot of grass past that, then over a billboard past that. That is a shot.

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    Re: 5/25 Minor League game updates

    Down in Sarasota it is a 0-0 tie after 1. Sam Lecure struck out 2 and didnt allow a hit in the first.

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    Ceuto goes full on the catcher before getting a bouncer to Habileto Hernandez at first. Cueto covered first and apparently had a slight limp for a few steps after leaving first base. No one came out so he seems fine.

    Cueto gets another grounder, this time to second base. 2 down.
    SilverHawks lineup rolls around to the top.
    Cueto gets an infield pop up to end the inning.

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    Re: 5/25 Minor League game updates

    Bruce has been in a slump lately.
    I miss Adam Dunn.


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