Turn Off Ads?
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 27 of 27

Thread: 8/20 Minor League Updates

  1. #16
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,925

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    Doc, I dont know if you were listening or not, but the announcers were talking about how the team wanted Ravin to throw his change up tonight. Kind of to the extent that he had been relying on his fastball often.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #17
    Lover of Trivialities Doc. Scott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Portland, OR (West Chester, OH)
    Posts
    6,091

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    Does anybody know how Elizardo has done since being sent down?
    I think he's had just one start- against Durham on the 18th. He was lifted after four innings, allowing five hits, two earned runs and two walks while striking out four. Just 59 pitches. Both runs came in the first inning, as usual. Louisville ended up winning 3-2 late.

    From the Louisville paper:
    ---
    Right-hander Elizardo Ramirez pitched the first four innings but left with an apparent shoulder injury.

    After the game, Ramirez said he felt some shoulder pain but thought he would be able to throw today. He said he probably could have stayed in the game but was removed as a precaution.
    ---
    Last edited by Doc. Scott; 08-20-2006 at 09:17 PM.

  4. #18
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    Joey Votto is having a big night: 3-for-3 with his 40th double, two singles, and a walk.

    In the Louisville game, Brendan Harris went 2-for-3 with two singles. Harris is now hitting a solid .301/.370/.496 with Louisville. Maybe the Reds have caught lightning in a bottle again? First it was Lopez, then Freel, then Phillips, and maybe now Harris?

    Billings update: Valaika extended his hitting streak to 27 games with a 2-for-5 effort.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

  5. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    146

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    How does Bruce's first pro season compare to Kearns or Dunns?

  6. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    146

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    I love it that Bruce and Votto are double machines. Points to them gaining more power in the future, especially Bruce.

  7. #21
    White Castle to the Nile Crash Davis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Tybee Island, GA
    Posts
    1,943

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    In the Louisville game, Brendan Harris went 2-for-3 with two singles. Harris is now hitting a solid .301/.370/.496 with Louisville. Maybe the Reds have caught lightning in a bottle again? First it was Lopez, then Freel, then Phillips, and maybe now Harris?
    Can Harris play the outfield corners? We've got a week and a half to find out.
    "I fought because I understood and could not bear to understand, that it was my destiny -- unlike that of my father, whose fate it was to hear the roar of the crowd -- to sit in the stands with most men and acclaim others. It was my fate, my destiny, my end, to be a fan."

  8. #22
    Worst Behavior. reds44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    25,481

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    Joey Votto is having a big night: 3-for-3 with his 40th double, two singles, and a walk.

    In the Louisville game, Brendan Harris went 2-for-3 with two singles. Harris is now hitting a solid .301/.370/.496 with Louisville. Maybe the Reds have caught lightning in a bottle again? First it was Lopez, then Freel, then Phillips, and maybe now Harris?

    Billings update: Valaika extended his hitting streak to 27 games with a 2-for-5 effort.
    Harris is almost as a lock as a September callup; Votto is on the 40 man, will he be called up?

  9. #23
    Member OesterPoster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    West-central Ohio
    Posts
    2,053

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    I was at the Dragons game today, and Jay Bruce absolutely obliterated that ball. He hit it over the fence, out of the park, and it bounced on First Street. I'm not sure how far it ended up, but it was Dunn-esque.

    Carlos Fisher was shaky at first, but really got into a groove. He put up zeroes after the first two innings (Dragons defense sucks though, so they didn't help).

    Saw a put-out I've never seen before. How's this for your standard out?

    6-4-6-3

    The shortstop booted it to the 2nd baseman, who tried to field it but flicked it back to short, who then picked it in mid-air and fired to first to nail Tatum.

    Rojas was filthy in the 9th, striking out the side. He throws something offspeed (either a change/curve) that had every batter spinning in his cletes. If the stadium gun is accurate, he only hit 88 on his fastball, but his offspeed stuff was between 74 and 78.

    Good day at the ball park. Awesome weather and a Dragons win.

  10. #24
    Member CTA513's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    10,719

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by OesterPoster
    Rojas was filthy in the 9th, striking out the side. He throws something offspeed (either a change/curve) that had every batter spinning in his cletes. If the stadium gun is accurate, he only hit 88 on his fastball, but his offspeed stuff was between 74 and 78.
    Jose Rojas after pitching today: 0.51 ERA, 35.1 IP, 22 Hits, 16 BB, 55 K

  11. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Phoenix, Az
    Posts
    584

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by CTA513
    Jose Rojas after pitching today: 0.51 ERA, 35.1 IP, 22 Hits, 16 BB, 55 K
    Perhaps it's time to challenge this kid...

  12. #26
    JohnnyAlmaraz
    Guest

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Az. Reds Fan
    Perhaps it's time to challenge this kid...
    No point. If he tops out under 90 or is shorter than six-foot, the future is dish duty, not stardom. Juan also has to fit into the framed pair of Roger Clemens' old Levis on my office wall.

  13. #27
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,925

    Re: 8/20 Minor League Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsFanatic
    How does Bruce's first pro season compare to Kearns or Dunns?
    Basically, he makes them look really bad. Jays season has been, well mind boggling considering his age and the level he is playing at.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25