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    Devon Mesoraco, in his first AAA game went 2-4, with a double and a 9th inning grand slam to win the game. In his first two ABs he looked over matched, as he struck out both times. However, he must have had "butterflies", because in his third AB he hit a rope to right for a double. The 9th inning blast went about 400 ft on a 3-2 count. I'll see him again tomorrow night. We'll see how he follows up this big night!!!

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    That's a great first game!!!

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    Was listening to the end of that game on the radio - heard he was coming up and thought "wouldn't this be a perfect ending to his AAA debut"!!! That's exciting baseball - Janish tried to play along for the big league club too

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    Could this impact Hernandez's option being picked up next year?

    I don't think so, but just thought I'd ask. I still think they'll want Mez to spend next season in triple A instead of rushing him to the big leagues.
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    2012 Hanigan and Morasco behind the plate. We will have the best catching duo in baseball!!!
    What if this is as good as it gets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain13 View Post
    2012 Hanigan and Morasco behind the plate. We will have the best catching duo in baseball!!!
    Possibly.

    Can't wait to see how Mez develops at Louisville next year.
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    I agree with you Votto, I think Mes will be in AAA next year, unless he has a huge spring training. I am at almost all of Louisville's home games and I Jockety there when the Reds are out town. I was surprised that I did not see him last night. He may have been there, but not in the stands. Both of Mesoraco's hits were to the opposite field. The double was a hard line drive type hit and the home run was blast. One other note about the game, Jerry Gil looked very impressive in his inning of relief. He struck out the side, which is impressive, but he showed three solid pitches at three different speeds. His fastball was in the mid 90s, then his slider was in mid 80s and an offspeed pitch in the mid 70s. He had hitters guessing and swinging wildly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by double2gap View Post
    One other note about the game, Jerry Gil looked very impressive in his inning of relief. He struck out the side, which is impressive, but he showed three solid pitches at three different speeds. His fastball was in the mid 90s, then his slider was in mid 80s and an offspeed pitch in the mid 70s. He had hitters guessing and swinging wildly.
    I also was at the game, and was also impressed by Gil. I thought he would not be able to come anywhere close to the strike zone, but that was not the case. I am still skeptical though, he walked 53 in 56 AA innings, and that lack of control can't just disappear.

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    Still think Mez is a year away. Grandal is probably 2. Hernandez won't be here much longer, but Hanigan will.

    Amazing that we actually have catching depth in this system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski View Post
    Still think Mez is a year away. Grandal is probably 2. Hernandez won't be here much longer, but Hanigan will.

    Amazing that we actually have catching depth in this system.
    Yeah, never thought I'd see starting pitching depth either.

    The worm has definitely turned for the Cincinnati Reds.
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    Where did the offensive outburst come from this year? I know he was a first round pick, but he looked to be a bust. Is he on some performance enhancing drugs or has something just clicked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_manager View Post
    Where did the offensive outburst come from this year? I know he was a first round pick, but he looked to be a bust. Is he on some performance enhancing drugs or has something just clicked?
    he was injured, and way always playing a level higher than he should have been based on age. He always had solid K and BB rate. The issue was his power was down.

    He gets power and basically is the same hitter. Now hes a stud. Injuries and getting older is probably the biggest 2 factors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    he was injured, and way always playing a level higher than he should have been based on age. He always had solid K and BB rate. The issue was his power was down.

    He gets power and basically is the same hitter. Now hes a stud. Injuries and getting older is probably the biggest 2 factors.
    Thanks!

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    batsfan, I didn't realize he was so wild in AA, he is also a little older most AA players. However, if he somehow turns the corner with his control, he has some nasty stuff. He arm speed was very good and hard to tell his offspeed from his fastball. Like Mesoraco, we'll need hold off on any declarations until they play a few more AAA games, but so far I like what I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski View Post
    Still think Mez is a year away. Grandal is probably 2. Hernandez won't be here much longer, but Hanigan will.

    Amazing that we actually have catching depth in this system.
    Pitching depth and catching depth. Amazing indeed.

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