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    Now that Lookouts won the first half, I hope we see a number of guys moving up to AAA. In particular, some of the AA relievers should move up.

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    Dayton heads to break on roll
    Ward improves to 6-0 with his mound effort to stretch team's winning streak to six.
    By Marc Katz

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    DAYTON | It's getting a little more difficult distinguishing starter Zach Ward's good games from his bad games. He appears to be good every game.

    It's about the same for any of the Dayton Dragons' starters these days.

    Father's Day Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Field was just another example.

    Ward went seven innings, allowing just three hits and a walk as he and the Dragons completed their first-half end run with a 6-1 victory over the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays. Not only was it the Dragons' season-high sixth straight victory, it propelled them into third place in the Class A Midwest League's Eastern Division at 35-35.

    Now Ward gets three days of rest during the All-Star break. Despite a 6-0 record, he didn't make the team.

    "I looked it up when they chose the teams, and there were a lot of pitchers who had a lot better stats than I had," Ward said. "If they had picked the teams closer to the game, I might have had a better chance."

    That's exactly what the stats say. While Ward lowered his ERA to 2.89 Sunday, over his last four games, it's 1.44.

    "Ward was outstanding," Dragons manager Billy Gardner Jr. said. "He was locked in, and his slider was very effective."

    The Dragons provided Ward with plenty of run support, too, mashing out 12 hits and taking advantage of a second straight four-error day by the Devil Rays.

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/sport...19dragons.html
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    Wood is good

    Sunday starter Zach Ward pitched at Gardner-Webb University before he became a third-round draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds last season. A tender arm shut him down until this year.

    He has already learned it's easier pitching to wood bats than aluminum used in college.

    "Everyone told me the wood bat would be my best friend," said Ward, who early on tried to strike out everyone and pitch to the corners, like in college

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/sport...gonsnotes.html
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    Re: Zach Ward throws another gem

    The Reds rush Homer Bailey, leave 22 year old Ward to toil in Dayton.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aronchis
    The Reds rush Homer Bailey, leave 22 year old Ward to toil in Dayton.........
    The difference is two draft picks...
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    ^^

    And probably several million dollars.
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    Re: Zach Ward throws another gem

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran
    IIRC, it's been a while since the Lookouts won a 1st half championship...
    1992 I think.

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    Baseball America had a little piece on Zach Ward in their daily dish today:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ws/261748.html
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    Re: Zach Ward throws another gem

    Quote Originally Posted by Aronchis
    The Reds rush Homer Bailey, leave 22 year old Ward to toil in Dayton.........
    Dayton needs talent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Dayton needs talent?
    no kidding, if you kept the team together and added loo and stubbs, they would win the 2nd half champ and finally get back to the playoffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewEraReds
    no kidding, if you kept the team together and added loo and stubbs, they would win the 2nd half champ and finally get back to the playoffs
    Their pitching this year has been downright filthy:
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    Player 	W 	L 	ERA 	G 	GS 	CG 	SHO 	SV 	IP 	H 	R 	ER 	HR 	HB 	BB 	SO 	WHIP 	HLD 	GF 
    Fisher	6	3	2.93	13	13	0	0	0	73.2	65	28	24	3	2	17	56	1.11	0	0
    Ward	6	0	2.89	13	11	0	0	0	71.2	50	27	23	1	8	20	66	0.98	0	0
    Cueto	7	1	2.71	13	13	2	2	0	69.2	48	21	21	5	4	14	76	0.89	0	0
    Wood	5	0	3.38	14	14	0	0	0	69.1	47	30	26	8	4	31	72	1.13	0	0
    Too bad the hitting can't keep pace. Fun fact: B.J. Szymanski has struck out 97 times in 65 games. Can you imagine the threads that would get started if this was DragonsZone.com?
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    Re: Zach Ward throws another gem

    Been a long long, LONG time since I've been this excited about some real arms in the Reds system. Here's to them staying healthy and continued success!

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    the funny thing is, look at their ip. those numbers last year would probably get them shut down for the rest of the year. i mean, thast just too many innings, too many. i mean, dont we want our pitchers pitching 4 innings a start, getting to the bigs and then either not be able to make it through 4 innings or pitch 7 and not have built the armstrength in the minors and end up needing surgery

    seriously though, ive never understood those types of things. pitchers need to build the arm strength in the minors

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    thought i would look at the ip from last year. here are all the guys who had over 70ip, over the entire year.

    Ramirez - 30g, 19gs, 114ip
    Bailey - 28g, 21gs, 103.2ip
    Vazquez - 29g, 18gs, 99ip
    George - 35g, 12gs, 98ip
    Bohorquez - 37g, 5gs, 75.2ip
    Stott - 40g, 2gs, 71.1ip

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    Re: Zach Ward throws another gem

    Which shows how well Cincinnati minor leaguers have fared so far this year. And the abject failure of the Buddy System of the O'Brien years.


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